Notes: The fifth edition, revised and corrected, of the first comparative history of women by an American writer. This book, first published in 1835 and popular for several decades, assembles a considerable amount of information about the historical role of women in various societies.
Originally written when Child was in her thirties and years before the Seneca Falls Convention, which launched the women's suffrage movement. These volumes mark the early stirrings of consciousness in one of the notable abolitionists and suffragists of the 19th century. An uncommon work now in any edition.
Edition + Condition: Outer joints of volume one splitting, thus only good. Volume two near fine. With the ownership signature, dated 1881, of Elmira Howard, the first woman physician in Cincinnati.
Publication: New York and Boston: C. S. Francis and J. H. Francis, 1845.
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