On Looking Seedy ca 1890 Rev. Philip Bennett Power ~ Antique Moral Instruction


Title: On Looking Seedy

Author: [anon. / Rev. Philip Bennett Power]

Description: Green, pebbled cloth with blind-stamped borders and a gilt title on front cover. Interior is clean and unmarked. No statement of date (circa 1876-1893). Frontispiece with tissue guard. 30 pages. 6 x 4 inches. [Oiled Feather Series].

A short work, an admonishment to those who have let themselves appear seedy, either through folly or evil ways (and not old age or misfortune), which spells out both the negative influence and the troubles which this kind of appearance brings on others as well as on oneself. The author describes handful of persons, notes their demeaned state, and entertainingly hands out a fair bit of ridicule--word to the wise. Also, seedy homes makes seedy husbands!

Philip Bennett Power (1822-1899) was born in Ireland and graduated from Trinity College, Dublin. He entered the ministry of the Church of England in 1846. He served congregations in Leicester, Holloway (London), and Worthing until 1865.

[The American Sunday-School Union held the New York office location of ''8 & 10 Bible House, Astor Place'' from the approximate years of 1876 to 1893. The copyright page states: ''Republished from the London Edition after revision by the Committee of Publication.'']

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good+

Publisher: American Sunday-School Union
Place: Philadelphia: No. 1122 Chestnut Street / New York:
Year: 1890

Keywords: antique, aesthetic, appearances,

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