China in miniature; containing illustrations of the manners, customs, character and costumes of the people of that empire. With 16 colored engravings
China in miniature; containing illustrations of the manners, customs, character and costumes of the people of that empire. With 16 colored engravings
China in miniature; containing illustrations of the manners, customs, character and costumes of the people of that empire. With 16 colored engravings
China in miniature; containing illustrations of the manners, customs, character and costumes of the people of that empire. With 16 colored engravings
China in miniature; containing illustrations of the manners, customs, character and costumes of the people of that empire. With 16 colored engravings
China in miniature; containing illustrations of the manners, customs, character and costumes of the people of that empire. With 16 colored engravings
China in miniature; containing illustrations of the manners, customs, character and costumes of the people of that empire. With 16 colored engravings

With a gift presentation by Caroline Wells Healy to her brother

China in miniature; containing illustrations of the manners, customs, character and costumes of the people of that empire. With 16 colored engravings

Boston: Clapp and Broaders, 1834. Square 16mo (approx. 5¼" x 4¾"), pp. vi, [1], 8-127, [1]; 14 full-page hand-colored engravings; original green cloth, printed paper label on upper cover; front hinge cracked, front and back free endpapesr excised, tear in the corner of the last leaf with loss to blank margin; a good copy. This copy with a presentation on the recto of the frontispiece to "Geo. Wells Healey / from his sister Caroline / Sept. 1, 1842." "Caroline Wells Healey Dall (1822-1912) was a leading 19th-century reformer and essayist. A feminist and Unitarian Church liberal, Dall played a significant role in the antislavery movement and the drive for women's suffrage and was a founder of the American Social Science Association. A publicist and literary scholar, Dall produced a variety of works including Woman's Right to Labor (1860), Woman's Rights Under the Law (1861), and The College, the Market, and the Court (1867), all significant feminist tracts; Historical Pictures Retouched (1859), Barbara Frietchie (1892), and other notable historical writings; the Patty Gray children's stories (1869); and Alongside (1900), a personal memoir of Dall's early years. She also published a number of additional books and a score of articles, columns, and reviews in the Springfield Republican, the Cambridge Tribune, the Nation, and other periodicals" (Mass. Historical Society). The title page is in error calling for 16 colored engravings. In fact, the book was published with 15 engravings, only 14 of which are present here. Another edition was published by another Boston printer in 1833. American Imprints 23794. Item #60678

Price: $500.00

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