GETTING ON IN THE WORLD or Hints on Success in Life by Mathews 1881
GETTING ON IN THE WORLD; Or Hints on Success in Life. By William Mathews, Rose-Belford Publishing Company, Toronto, 1881.
William Mathews may have been the perfect 19th-century source for advice on personal achievement: in his long, busy life; he was a successful lawyer, newspaper publisher, university professor, and journalist. This collection of essays on making one's way in the world began as an 1871 series of articles for the Chicago Tribune.
Brown cloth cover with gilt title & all edges red. Secure binding with clean pages. Cover lightly rubbed with some mild surface ripple to rear board and a very light surface crease to first couple pages. Very fancy cursive original owner inscription with date (1884) & address at front endpaper. About 7-1/2 x 5 with 340 pp. plus two ads.