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Woman in her Social and Domestic Character.
Boston: Leonard C. Bowles,, 1833. Duodecimo. Original polished brown cloth, green paper label to spine. Engraved frontispiece with tissue guard. Ownership stamp to front free endpaper. Spine and corners slightly bumped, a few spill-burns and stains to boards, small chip to label, offsetting to title page, light foxing and tanning to contents, a very good copy. First US edition, first printing, of the English domestic moralist's advice book "written exclusively for her own sex". First published in London in 1931, this edition includes the "Advertisement to the American edition" which assures readers that "the English copy has been followed without the slightest alteration". "Believing that 'domestic comfort' was the chief source of female influence, Sandford argued that women, inferior by nature to men, should devote themselves to the duties of the domestic sphere, fortifying themselves with religion and the cultivation of an elegant mind. The book was reviewed in the London Evangelical Magazine and the Christian Examiner and sold well, reaching a sixth edition by 1839" (ODNB).
      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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