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More, Hannah.  The apprentice turned master; or, the second part of the Two Shoemakers. London: Sold by J. Marshall, R. White, & S. Hazard, [1796]. 8vo (17.9 cm, 7.04"). 16 pp.
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First appearance of this tract from Hannah More's Cheap Repository: "Shewing how James Stock from a Parish Apprentice became a creditable Tradesman." Written by More herself (and marked at the close with her signature Z), this chapbook features a title-page woodcut of the pivotal moment when the now-prosperous Mr. Stock discovers the son of his former master begging at his door.
        ESTC records several variant printings, none of which are common; in the present example, the title-page gives both "Cheap Repository" and "Great Allowance will be made to Shopkeepers and Hawkers" in italics, and there is a semicolon after Bath in the imprint.

ESTC T22338; Osborne Collection, p. 916; Spinney, Cheap Repository Tracts, 50. Removed from a nonce volume, title-page with chip to outer edge not touching image or text. Pages age-toned with variable foxing and a little staining, and with . a few pages with lightly pencilled numerals or marks of emphasis. => Worn, still an uncommon item very readable in both senses.  (41796)   Please RESHELVE This.


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