|Title||Young man's own book (title page) |
|Publisher||Thomas, Cowperthwait & Company|
|Publisher Location||United States--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia |
|Publication Date||1839 |
Ellis, George B.
|Image Production Process||Relief prints--wood engravings|
|Notes||Frontispiece and half-title page are illustrated with uncolored wood engravings. The rest of the book is unillustrated.|
By drawing on other's experiences as well as his own, the author attempts to "[point] out the means of mental improvement, [lay] down maxims of worldly prudence and moral wisdom, and [offer] counsel concerning manners and behavior, amusements, occupations, the conduct of domestic life, and the pursuit of business." Specific topics discussed include: Effect of learning on the manners; Advantages of female society; Principles necessary to be observed by those young men who are not yet in business for themselves (including Government of the Tongue, Ill-natured jests, and Choice of friends); Advice on entering upon business (including Proper persons to deal with, Artificial insensibility, Safest to deal with those on one's own level, and Choice of a wife); Advice with respect to manners and behavior (including Cleanliness of person, Dignity of manners, and Rules for conversation); Importance of religious knowledge; and, Dueling.
Printed on the title page: A manual of politeness, intellectual improvement, and moral deportment, calculated to form the character on a solid basis, and to insure respectability and success in life.
Printed on the title page: Sui cuique mores fingunt fortunam -Corn. Nepos ("It is a man's manners that make his fortune").
A full text version of the 1833 edition of this title is available at: http://books.google.com/books?id=L1AZAAAAYAAJ&dq=%22young%20man's%20own%20book%22&pg=PA1#v=onepage&q=&f=false
|Contextual Notes||The Young Man's Own Book was a popular pocket lifestyle guide for men in the pre- and early Victorian era. |
|Subjects (LCSH)||Young men -- Conduct of life |
|Category||Manners and social etiquette|
|Digital Collection||Children's Historical Literature Collection |
|Digital ID Number||CHL0398 |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||Children's Historical Literature Collection BJ1671.Y7 1839 |
|Physical Description|| plates, x, -320 p.: illustrated; 13.5 x 8.5 cm. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Photographed from original book in TIFF format using a Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi/EOS 400D, resized and enhanced using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using Contentdm's software JPEG2000 Extension. 2009. |
|Exhibit Checklist||Exhibit checklist A.70 |