Hester Chapone (1727-1801) was a writer of conduct books in the 18th century, her main work being 'Letters on the Improvement of the Mind', which was one of the most popular conduct books at that time.
Miscellanies in Prose and Verse includes the three essays 'On Affection and Simplicity', 'On Conversation', and 'On Enthusiasm, and Indifferent in Religion'. There is also the work 'The Story of Fidelia', and 15 poems.
Major corner bumps, corners have been worn to the board. Cracks down spine, with scratches and marks on the front and back board. Front board has started to come off the book. Page foredges have been stained, some pages have general marks on them. Scribbles on the inside of front board, and pencil drawings inside of back board and back free page. Writing on two inner pages. Front free page is actually two pages stuck together, it appears to be an old title page, possibly stuck together by the printer after a printing error. Binding is still good, no loose pages.