New York: J. B. Ford, 1869. Hardcover. 8vo (8 in, 20.3 cm).  xii,13-500 [12 adv.] pp.; illus.
Second printing: Catharine E. Beecher (1800-1878) was the eldest of nine siblings including Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896), the famous abolitionist who authored Uncle Tom's Cabin. American educator, women's rights activist, and author, Catharine E. Beecher opened the Hartford Female Seminary, famous for its advanced studies and attended by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Catherine went on to establish The Ladies' Society for Promoting Education in the West and to found four additional colleges for women. The sisters collaborated on this book dedicated, "To the women of America, in whose hands rest the real destinies of the republic, as moulded by the early training and preserved amid the maturer influences of home, this volume is affectionately inscribed."
BAL 19453. Feminist Companion pp. 77, 1036. DAB. Green cloth with gilt-decorated and lettered spine, blind-stamped frame to sides with gilt lettering and bevelled edges. Engraved frontispiece and title page; illustrated in-text throughout. Brown coated endpapers. Clean and intact pages. Spine ends lightly rubbed, tissue guard faintly toned. Remarkably well-preserved, tight, square, and clean copy. Near fine. Item #865