Boston, Philadelphia, et al. B. B. Russell, 1877. 8vo (8.1 in, 20.6 cm). [1-4] 5-648 pp.; frontis. port., plates. Stereotyped and printed by Rand, Avery, and Company. Index. Republished as Daughters of America in 1882.
First edition: Phebe Ann Hanaford (1829-1921) supported social reform and women's rights. Hanaford was the first woman formally ordained in New England and the first woman to act as chaplain of the Connecticut legislature. Women of the Century chronicles the achievements of women in the first century of the United States with 27 chapters dedicated to philanthropic women, women scientists, women physicians, women lawyers, etc.
OCLC. DAB. Publisher's light blue binding decorated in black and gilt. Engraved portrait frontispiece plus 5 steel portraits and 2 wood-cuts with tissue guards; intricate vignettes head each chapter. Board edges with trace gilt powder, preliminary and terminal leaves a trace foxed. Well-preserved, tight, and clean. Scarce. Near Fine. Item #1143