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Friends in Council (Vol. II) Arthur Helps 1890

Friends in Council (Vol. II) Arthur Helps 1890


Friends in Council: A Series of Readings and Discourse Theron, In Two Volumes. (Vol. II. ONLY) By Sir Arthur Helps, Frederick A. Stokes Co., New York, 1890.


Social Science

Vintage from the 1890s


"Friends in Council - First Series" from Arthur Helps. English writer and dean of the Privy Council (1813-1875). He was a Cambridge Apostle. Works on standards of behavior and works containing moral guidance and advice to the individual.


Helps varied his presentment of social and moral problems by dialogues between imaginary personages, who, under the names of Milverton, Ellesmere and Dunsford, grew to be almost as real to Helps's readers as they certainly became to himself. The book was very popular.

Helps became a key adviser and friend to Queen Victoria. In 1870 Helps introduced the Queen to the celebrated author Charles Dickens.

Half leather with marbled boards, gilt spine title, top edge gilt & marbled endpapers. Damp stain at spine & sunned front cover & frayed cover corner tips. Lightly rubbed cover & small surface tear at front top corner marbled paper. (Volume II ONLY.) About 6-1/2 x 4-1/2 with 217 pages.


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