The Royal Path of Life
Aims and Aids to Success and Happiness
by T. L. Haines and L. W. Yaggy
World Publishing Company, c1880, black and white plates, marbled fore-edges, black and white frontispiece, hardcover with decorative tooled covers and gilt titles
Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing and bumping to corners, some rubbing and soiling to covers, presentation page unused, plates protected with acid-free sheets, some foxing (see photographs)
From the Preface:
The subject-matter of this book, Success and Happiness, has been the consideration of every eminent pen, from the days of Solomon to the present. To say any thing strictly would be impossible; nor would we presume that our knowledge and experience would be as valuable as the maxims of the wide and the sublime truths which have become a part of the standard literature. The best, therefore, that any one can expect to do is to recombine the experience of the past, and compile such thoughts and extracts as have chimed in with the testimony of earnest and aspiring minds, and offer them in a novel and fascinating form."