MEMOIR Of The LIFE Of ELIZABETH FRY, with Extracts from her Journal and Letters. In Two Volumes.

Philadelphia: J. W. Moore, 1847 - 1848. 1st US Edition. viii, [9] - 525, [5]; viii, [9] - 552 pp. Volume I with frontis. 8vo. 9-3/4" x 6". Original publisher's brown cloth binding with gilt stamping to spine & boards stamped in blind. Yellow eps. Square & tight. Light foxing & browning. Ex-lib, with label shadow to spines & evidence of bookplate to front paste-downs. Pockets to rear eps. Pencil pos. Still, withal, a solid VG copy. Item #27496

Fry once described in the British press as 'the founder of nursing' [cf. British Medical Journal, 1897, i: 1644-8]. Her star somewhat eclipsed today, but her contribution to the nursing profession cannot be denied.

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