Todd, John. The Young Man: Hints Addressed to the Young Men of the United States. Northampton: Hopkins, Bridgman & Co., 1856. Seventh Edition. 
Black cloth, boards blindstamped, spine in gilt, 4 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches, corners and spine ends worn. 355 clean pp., tight. Good. Hardcover.
After a 44 pp. Introduction in which the author compares the politics, laws, and culture of the United States with Europe, wherein he condemns socialism, these chapters follow: Character - Its Value; Character - Its Foundation; Temptations of Young Men; Habits; Industry and Economy; Cultivation of the Mind; Self-Government and the Heart; Religious Views; The Great End of Living.
First published in 1844. To read an excerpt from the remarkable Introduction, follow this link.
John Todd, D.D. (1800-1873), b. Rutland, VT; d. Pittsfield, MA. Todd graduated at Yale College (1822) and at the Andover Theological Seminary (1825). He was a Congregational minister and a prolific author, writing over thirty books including the popular The Student's Manual (1835). He was for over 30 years the pastor of the First Congregational Church in Pittsfield, MA.