Chicago: H. J. Smith & Co., 1890.
Third Edition. Hardcover. 8" X 5 3/4". 535pp. Green cloth over boards, with decorations stamped in black and lettering and bird device stamped in gilt to upper board. Spine sunned and rubbed with lettering very faded. Moderate edgewear to binding, with hard bumping to corners, fraying to extremities, and scattered rubbing. Dampstains to edges of text block, carrying over to margins of some pages. Patterned endpapers. Front hinge tender, with a few leaves starting to loosen at top edge. Binding remains sound. Pages are unmarked but for very occasional dampstain. A worn but still very attractive third edition copy of Mother Stewart's illustrated memoir of the Woman's Crusade of 1873-74, in which women took direct action against alcohol-serving establishments through singing hymns, holding prayer vigils, demonstrating, and petitioning, as part of the temperance movement in the United States. Stewart (1816 - 1908) was a leader of the early temperance movement. Good. Item #2501