The Operative's Friend, and Defence; Or, Hints to Young Ladies, Who Are Dependent on Their Own Exertions.

Boston: Charles H. Peirce, 1850. First Edition. Hardcover. 229 Pages. 17 x 12 cm. When a young woman in 1850 sets off on her own with no husband or father in tow, how does she get a job and make ends meet? How does she engage in polite conversation? How does she take care of her mental and physical health? If she so chooses to look for a husband, how is she to tell who will be worth it? All of her questions and more are answered in this convenient book by Reverend James Porter. Seeking to give some confidence to those women working on their own as well as fight the prejudice these women face, this book is full of instruction on navigating the world as a single woman in the 1800’s. Embossed with gilt. Pages lightly toned with shaken binding. Housed in protective Mylar. Blue cloth boards. Very Good. Item #3013

Price: $80.00

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