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1 ..... THE WOMAN'S BOOK: Dealing Practically With The Modern Condition of Home Life, Self Support, Education, Opportunities, & Every Day Problems.
Charles Scribner's Sons [New York]. 1894. (1894). First Edition Hard Cover Signed
1st edition. 2 Volumes: 400pp/ 397pp. Tall 8vo. Slate green cloth with the front cover & spine designed by Margaret Armstrong & Alice Morse with silver lettering & decorations. Each volume is profusely illustrated with 400 illustrations including a chromolithographic frontispiece & 5 other tissue-guarded color plates by Charles Lynch, Helen Maitland Armstrong, Paul de Longpre, Francis Howard, etc. Many b/w illustrations by de Longpre, Victor Perard, Herbert Denman & others of note. VOLUME I contains the following chapters: Occupations for Women by P. G. Hubert, Jr, , Women in Their Business Affairs by William O. Stoddard, The Principles of Housekeeping by Lillian W. Betts, Society and Social Issues by Constance C. Harrison, The Aesthetics of Dress by Eva Wilder McGlasson, Dress from a Practical Standpoint, Hygiene in the Home by J. West Roosevelt, M.D., The Training of Children by Kate Douglas Wiggin, The Education of Women by Lyman Abbott, Books and Reading by Thomas Wentworth Higginson, & The Art of Travel by Elizabeth Bisland. VOLUME II contains: The Home Grounds by Samuel Parson, Jr., The Flower Garden by John H. Gerard, House Building by Helen Churchill Candee, House Decoration & Furnishings by Mary Gay Humphreys, Women's Opportunities in Town & Country by May Cadwalader Jones, Woman's Handiwork by Constance Cary Harrison, 83 pages of Supplementary Information for chapters in both volumes, & an Index. VOLUME I is ex-libris David Ames Wells (1828 - 1898, an important American economist, engineer, and author) as indicated by an 1898 library label pasted to the front pastedown reading 'The David Ames Wells Economic Library Presented To the City Library of Springfield, Massachusetts: A.D. MDCCCXCVIII'. The free front endpaper bears a small faded stamp 'D. A. Wells', and retains scars presumably from removal of an library envelop. The covers show generally heavy wear to all edges & corners. A small section of the cloth is missing at the top of the spine which also has scars where labels were removed. The edges of the textblock are soiled, the title page has both an embossed & a perforated library stamp & there are several other such stamps elsewhere in the text of the book, the copyright page the usual markings, & several pages have finger smudges - o/w this volume is Good, i.e. obvious signs of use with no major defects. VOLUME II has some wear on the spine extremes and light wear along the edges, a previous owner's name in ink (Ellen Larrabee Lillie, Lakehurst, NJ) on the free front endpaper, heavy foxing to the tissue-guard over the frontispiece o/w Good. This book will require extra postage for Priority Mail shipping. 
Price: 80.00 USD
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