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Original publisher's orange cloth binding with impressed floral decorations in black on front and back covers. 5" x 6 3/4." 326 pages, complete. Ten pages of advertisements in the back for other books by T. S. Arthur. Gilt lettering on spine. Two former ownership inscriptions dated to 1878 and 1904. The one dated 1878 is on the front free endpaper and written in black ink: "M. A. Abbott from R. and M. Whitaker, Dec 25, 1878." The inscription dated 1904 is written in black ink two pages after the first one on a front flyleaf: "Presented to L. A. Abbott from her mother M. A. Abbott, 5-20-'04." Pages and covers are very clean and intact. Front cover and spine only have a bit of age wear. Timothy Shay Arthur (1809-1885) was a popular American author during the antebellum era. He is known for his temperance books as well as publicizing ideas and values that came to be associated with the "respectable" middle class of the time. Part of the introduction says, "Our purpose is to show, in a series of life-pictures, what woman can do, as well for good as for evil."
Title: What Can Woman Do?
Edition: 1st Edition
Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, John E. Potter and Company: 1856
Book Condition: Very Good
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 019947
Keywords: Women. Nineteenth-century women. 19th-century women. Social values. Societal values. Social expectations. Societal expectations. Gender roles. Gender norms. Sociology. T Arthur. Timothy Shay Arthur. Timothy Arthur. Abbott family. M Abbott. R Whitaker. M Whitaker. L Abbott. SG-44.