The Legal Wrongs of Women [in The United States Magazine, and Democratic Review Vol. 14 no. 71 May, 1844]
The Legal Wrongs of Women [in The United States Magazine, and Democratic Review Vol. 14 no. 71 May, 1844]
The Legal Wrongs of Women [in The United States Magazine, and Democratic Review Vol. 14 no. 71 May, 1844]

The Legal Wrongs of Women [in The United States Magazine, and Democratic Review Vol. 14 no. 71 May, 1844]

New York: J. & H. G. Langley, 1844. Hardcover. [3], 448-556 p., frontispiece engraved portrait of Morgan Lewis; 23 cm. Contemporary half calf with six spine compartments between double gilt rules; red leather label in the second compartment with gilt-tooled title. Marbled paper over boards. All page edges speckled. Bound with the issues for March and June 1840, and April 1842, all of which lack their frontispieces. Bookplate on front fixed endpaper indicating that this book was given to the Belles Lettres Society of Dickinson College in 1842 by J. V. Follensbee. Joseph Vinton Follansbee, Sappington, Md., was a member of class of the 1846 but did not graduate. The May 1844 issue is of particular interest because it contains a poem by Fanny Kemble, "Lines Written at Night"; The Legal Wrongs of Women by an anonymous woman; and Female Novelists by W. A. Jones. It also includes book reviews of several works on the death penalty. The March 1840 issue contains an article about Bacon's Rebellion based on material in the first two volumes of Peter Force's Tracts and Other Papers, Relating Principally to the Origin, Settlement, and Progress of the Colonies in North America. Lacking one or more frontispieces; otherwise in Very Good Condition: cover is rubbed; minor loss at head of spine; occasional foxing; a few pencilled marginal notations; otherwise, clean and tight. Very Good. Item #006255

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