Cincinnati: Robert Clarke, 1889. First edition. Interestingly, given the inscription to an early American woman doctor, the book ends with a declaration that society needs women to have greater respect and a larger role. "Womanhood, the new messenger of divinity, is thus trying her long-pinioned wings and uplifting the human race through the immeasurable forces of gentleness and love. The soul of womanhood will no longer be chained to a crucifix and hedged about by the creeds of men. She will arise in the beauty of holiness like a true daughter of Zion, and open the Gates of Peace that all who will may come in." Leather spine with marbled paper covered boards in good condition; Split between spine and front board; Board corners very worn, board edges less so. Item #26796
Inscription on title page with name of Dr. E. [Elmira] Y. Howard, a Nineteenth Century woman physician followed by 'with sincere regards and compliments of the author', since we have other books owned by Dr. Elmira Howard and can see that this is not her signature, assume it is inscribed by the author; xxii, 302 pages.