Mother's Book, by Mrs. Child.

Boston, MA: Published by Carter and Hendee, 1831.

Octavo (21.3 x 13.3 cm.), x, 169 pages. Stated Second Edition, issued the same year as the first. An early work by the author, following her important cookbook, The Frugal Housewife, by just a year. Chapters include: On the means of developing the bodily senses in earliest infancy -- Early development of the affections -- Early cultivation of intellect -- Management in childhood -- Amusements and employments -- Sunday, religion. Views of death. Supernatural appearances -- Advice concerning books -- List of good books for various ages -- Politeness -- Beauty, dress, gentility -- Management during the teens -- Views of matrimony. ~ Original printer's binding, untrimmed. One quarter brown linen over plain paper-covered pasteboard, with gilt-titled brown calf spine label. Covers stained along bottom two inches corresponding tideline to some pages within; foxing throughout. Good only, but all original. Ink ownership signature, "Mary Ann Holleys" to free front endpaper, and to head of title page. [OCLC locates numerous copies of both the first and second editions; BAL 1309; Checklist of American Imprints 6496].

Price: $250.00