Woman and The Higher Education.New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1893 Stock Code: 142654
First edition of this now uncommonly found collection of essays, written from 1819 to 1892, discussing the state of education for women in the US by key authors on the topic such as the editor Anna Callender Brackett, the Dean of Women at the newly founded University of Chicago Alice Freeman Palmer, and activist Emma Hart Willard.
Willard was a women's rights activist and in 1821 founded the first school in the United States to offer higher education for women, the Troy Female Seminary. This work was issued as one of the six collections of writing by women published by Harper & Brothers as their Distaff series. Copies of this edition have been traced in five institutions worldwide (University of Harvard, University of Virginia, University of Pennsylvania, British Library, Berlin State Library).
Small octavo. Original green cloth, titles within decorative distaff vignette to spine and front cover in dark blue, floral pattern to front cover in dark blue.
Title page printed in red and black.
Attractive bookplate of Cora M. Griffith to front pastedown. Spine toned, rubbing to board edges, two tiny punctures to cloth at outer foot of both boards, light soiling and scuffs to book block edges, contents clean; a very good copy.
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