Woman's Record; Or, Sketches of all Distinguished Women, From the Creation to A.D. 1868.
HALE, Sara Josepha
When Sara Hale (1788-1879) was widowed, she was left with five small children to support. Her solution was literature. She edited Godey's Lady's Book for 40 years and supported such movements as female education reforms and property rights for women. She also penned the famous "Mary had a little lamb." This astounding collection of female biographies strives to highlight the abilities of women down the ages, from Maria de Abarca to Zoe, daughter of Constantine IX. BAL 6886.
Publisher: Harper & Brothers
Edition: Third edition, revised, with additions
Date Published: 1873
Place Published: New York
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: xlviii, 17-918 p. 27 cm. 230 wood engraved portraits by Lossing and Barritt. Half leather with marbled boards, text block edges, and endpapers. Gilt spine with green and red labels. Corners worn. Lower front hinge cracked. Small chips in spine. Some spots within.