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Hale, Mrs Sarah (Josepha Buel, 1788-1879), editor
The Ladies' Magazine [Volumes 1-9, for 1828-1836, i.e. all published].[With:] Godey's Lady's Book and Magazine [Volumes 16-95, for 1838-1877]
Boston & later Philadelphia, 1877. Illustrated with colour plates throughout. 89 vols. 8vo. THE EDITOR'S COPY. Founded in Boston in 1828, The Ladies' Magazine was edited by Sarah Josepha Hale, marking the first American periodical edited by a woman. The title of the magazine changed to Ladies' Magazine and Literary Gazette and later as American Ladies Magazine, before being acquired by Louis Godey in 1836, who merged it with his Ladies's Book and Magazine, better known by the combined periodical later name, Godey's Lady's Book. The present set is comprised of the entire run edited by Hale; that is, a complete run of her first periodical The Ladies' Magazine, 1828-1836, and a complete run of Godey's Lady's Magazine during her time as editor, i.e. 1838-1877. Six of the volumes are signed by Hale, and two volumes include autograph poetry tipped in. "From the first issue of the Ladies' Magazine, January, 1828, to the last issue of Godey's Lady's Book edited by her, December, 1877, Sarah Hale's creed was 'the progress of female improvement.' In all her uninterrupted full half-century of endeavor she turned her eyes from that goal not for a day" -- Ruth E. Finley, The Lady of Godey's (Philadelphia & London: Lippincott, 1931), p.40. Her life and beliefs were radical for the Nineteenth Century. She believed in equal elementary education for girls and boys, higher education for women and women as public school teachers. She helped found Vassar College. She believed in day nurseries, property rights for married women, better wages for women and physical education for them as well. Ha … [Click Below for Full Description]
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