Title THE YOUNG LADY.
Edition First edition
Publisher Lowell, MA: Nathaniel L. Dayton, 1848.
Seller ID 460
32mo. 3" x 4 1/2". vi, -144pp. All edges gilt. Blindstamped brown cloth with floral devices. On the front cover is a gilt center ornament of flowers, two hearts, and a key. Title and decorative devices on spine in gilt. Hand-colored, tissue-guarded frontispiece. Very good, with only slight fading to the gilt on spine.A collection of poetry and prose, compiled to instruct young, Christian ladies "in the attainment of excellence which all desire, and which all should pursue, as intelligent and accountable beings" (Preface). The pieces chosen for the book were written by Catherine Beecher, Lydia Marie Child, Margaret Coxe, and Theodore Parker, among others. Topics covered include, "Social Intercourse", "Idle Daughters", "Government of the Thoughts", and "Duties of Women to their Country", and many more.