Worthy women of our first century.Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1877 Stock Code: 52144
First edition. This copy with the bookplate of Butler Place to the front pastedown, and the publishers' presentation inscription; "Mrs. Owen J. Wister with respects of the Publishers" to the first blank. As well as co-editing, Mrs Wister contributes a piece on Deborah Logan. Sarah Butler Wister was the eldest daughter of Fanny Kemble and Pierce Butler, and the mother of Owen Wister, author of The Virginian, the "father" of Western Fiction. Wister was to inherit Butler Place from his mother on her death in 1908. Sarah's co-editor was Agnes Irwin, first dean of Radcliffe College and principal of the West Penn Square Seminary for Young Ladies, now known as the Agnes Irwin School, from 1869 to 1894.
Octavo. Original maroon sand-grained cloth, title gilt to the spine, decoration in black to the boards, brown surface-paper endpapers.
A little rubbed, short split at the head of the spine, front free endpaper with minor splits to the fore-edge, light toning, a very good copy.
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