New York: Gallaher & White, 1828. First Edition. Willard, an ardent spokesperson for women's rights and especially the right of women to receive a practical secondary education, was the founder (in 1821) of the Troy Female Seminary (now the Emma Willard School), the first institution of higher learning for women in the United States. "She evolved new methods of teaching geography and history and published ...textbooks which won immediate recognition and were widely used" (DAB). SABIN 104046. SHOEMAKER 37183. Octavo. Full contemporary calf; pp xvi,7,426,xl. Mild external wear; text moderately foxed throughout; Very Good. The atlas volume (listed separately in S&S) is not present. Ink ex-libris of one Emily D. Fox at head of title page; front endpaper has two faint pencil "forget-me-nots" addressed to Emily, from "Jim" and "Julia," dated 1830.