Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1863. First Edition. First printing. Octavo (19cm). Brown wave-grain cloth, titled in gilt on spine, blind-stamped on boards; brown coated endpapers; [iv],370pp. A straight copy, rubbed, lightly faded, but generally clean: Very Good.
Higginson (1823-1911) was a prolific author and social reformer, concerned with racial justice and women's rights. He was also a long-time correspondent and editor of Emily Dickinson. Essays in this collection discuss physical health (especially women's health and invalidism) and natural history. BAL 8249, stamping A.