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Self Help: With Illustrations of Conduct and Perseverance

Samuel Smiles

John Murray 1879

Binding:  Hardback  |  Condition: Good  | 

Smiles' fantastically successful, influential and controversial volume on proper conduct and perseverance using numerous examples as a guide as to how one might improve their lot. Arranged thematically, Smiles highlights positive traits through a meandering sequence of short anecdotal biographies, featuring great figures in science, engineering, politics and the arts. In the process Smiles reveals many of the mechanism of Scientific progress and industrial development. Half leather with marbled boards, marching marbling to page edge and end-papers. Previous owner's inscription. Some very light spotting to front matter but contents bright and clean. Good/very good.