Boston: Thomas H. Webb, & Co., 1843.
Revised Edition, with numerous additions and illustrative engravings. Hardcover. 7 5/8" X 4 7/8". 383pp. Bound in full tan buckram, with spine lettered in gilt within border. Moderate soiling and scattered rubbing to cloth, with mild edgewear and corners turned in. Hinges a touch tender; binding remains sound. Scuffing to bottom edge of text block. Previous owner's name to front free endpaper. Toning and foxing throughout with occasional dogears, accompanied by light dampstains to first and last several pages, else text block clean and unmarked. Illustrated throughout in quite beautiful engravings, particularly of anatomy, house construction, and agricultural techniques. Catharine Esther Beecher (September 6, 1800 – May 12, 1878) was a prominent and highly influential educator and proponent of educating women and training women educators. As evident simply browsing through this treatise, Beecher believed that young women should receive instruction not only on household management, the care of children, sewing and mending, and social duties, but also anatomy, democracy, house construction, agriculture, and animal domestication, among other lessons. Beecher's A Treatise on Domestic Economy is truly a fascinating look into a transformative period of time for American women. Good. Item #2675