Philadelphia / Baltimore / Washington City / Norfolk / Petersburg: John Conrad & Co., No 30 Chesnut Street / M & J Conrad, & Co., No. 138 Market Street / Rapin, Conrad, & Co. / Bonsal & Conrad and Somervell, Conrad & Co., 1803. 1st Edition of this Translation (American Imprints 3874); first published in the US in 1771. v, , 196 pp. N.B. This copy with a correctly imposed first gathering, and with p. 157 correctly paginated [cf. AAS Record 274216]. 12mo, signed in 6s. 6-1/8" x 3-5/8". Period full brown leather, red leather title label to spine. General wear, with joints starting & rear board beginning to detach. Portion of ffep lacking. Foxing & age-toning to paper. A Good copy. Item #49084
An mid-18th C. male view of women delineated in 13 chapters, with such subjects as: Chapter I: Rank of Women in Society; II. Of the Studies suitable to Women. II Of the Occupations of Women. IV. Of Pleasures. V. Of the Luxury of Women. VI. Of the Dress of women. VII. Of the Character and Disposition of Women. Etc.
To know how far you've come, you have to know where you started, and in this context, this work an essential text for tracing, over the last 2+ centuries, the evolving role of women in today's world.
Somewhat uncommon in this edition, with OCLC showing just 8 holding institutions, none west of the Rockies.