The Sphere and Duties of Woman. A Course of Lectures
Burnap, George W.

Baltimore Maryland: John Murphy et al, 1848. 326 pages + (10) pages of publishers & authors announcements at back, concerning Burnap's lecture series and educational books from this publisher; frontispiece illustrated with a tissue-guarded color chromolithograph of "The Bride"; (from the author's Preface): "...lectures intended as, in some measure, a counterpart to the course I gave the winter before the last to Young Men...The political rights of women have been often discussed, but generally without either wisdom or moderation on either side. That they ought to aspire to the right of suffrage, cannot, I think, be maintained, but that better provision ought to made to secure to them their property, I have no doubt..."; George Washington Burnap (1802-1859) American Unitarian clergyman and pastor of the First Independent Church Baltimore. (DAB); a group of ten lectures on various subjects of interest to women, usually with a Christian sentiment-marriage, development of intellect, literature, rights, health, education, more; previous owner inscription on front endpaper; original publisher's decoratively gilt-blocked tan cloth binding, gilt titles, all edges gilt; some edge, tips wear and rubbing to boards; edge-foxing; very good condition, interesting pre-Civil War women's studies material. Very Good H (Item ID: 18605)


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