The title continues "or Way to Wealth, Honour and Distinction; Being Selections from the Letters of Lord Chesterfield to his Son; and Extracts from Other Eminent Authors, on the Subject of Politeness: with Alterations and Additions, Suited to the Youth of the United States", by a Member of the Philadelphia Bar.
This edition was published in 1855 by Lippincott, Grambi & Co., Philadelphia.
A fascinating early self-help text, with chapters ranging from Modesty, Art of Pleasing, Indolence, Cleanliness of Person to Rules for Conversation.
Board cover is bumped on corners, with damage to top of spine. Pencil annotation including name and address of an early owner is on front end paper. Heavy foxing, binding is tight.