Hartford: S. M. Betts & Co. [etc.], 1868. First edition. Large 8vo, original green cloth, gilt lettering, 628,  pages. Double frontis, 12 steel engraved plates. Some slight dulling and rubbing to the cloth; just a trifle shaken in spots; some offset from the plate (which are clean and clear); a nearly fine copy. Item #18882
A fine subscription doorstop of a book, with biographies of women ranging from Queen Victoria and Florence Nightingale, to Lydia Sigourney and Fanny Fern and Margaret Fuller, to important figures in the Woman’s Rights Movements (these by Elizabeth Cady Stanton), a biography of Stanton herself by Theodore Tilton, women physicians (including Elizabeth Blackwell), etc. BAL 8263 (Higginson); Sabin 58944 & 22513.