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New York: American Female Guardian Society, 1859. Second edition. Octavo (19cm). Publisher's gilt-decorated boards; all edges gilt; 338,(10)pp; "Aims of the Female Guardian Society" and publisher's catalog bound in at rear. A bright, straight, Very Good or better copy, the gilt crisp and un-rubbed on bot spine and front cover. Moral advice for newlyweds, much in the form of fictional vignettes. The Female Guardian Society, both managed and run by women, was founded in 1834 as a charity for unwed mothers and homeless children. According to contemporary advertisements in the Society's monthly organ, The Advocate and Family Guardian, the author was Sarah C. Dimond, née Capen (and later Putnam), a graduate of Oberlin College and a charter member of the Society.

Price: $75.00

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