Item #16046 Julia Ward Howe's Biography, Considered the Definitive Compilation of her Life & Work Including a Feminist Manuscript in Howe's Hand on the Value of Substance over Show -- One of only 450 Copies. Julia Ward Howe.
Julia Ward Howe's Biography, Considered the Definitive Compilation of her Life & Work Including a Feminist Manuscript in Howe's Hand on the Value of Substance over Show -- One of only 450 Copies
Julia Ward Howe's Biography, Considered the Definitive Compilation of her Life & Work Including a Feminist Manuscript in Howe's Hand on the Value of Substance over Show -- One of only 450 Copies
Julia Ward Howe's Biography, Considered the Definitive Compilation of her Life & Work Including a Feminist Manuscript in Howe's Hand on the Value of Substance over Show -- One of only 450 Copies

Julia Ward Howe's Biography, Considered the Definitive Compilation of her Life & Work Including a Feminist Manuscript in Howe's Hand on the Value of Substance over Show -- One of only 450 Copies

First Edition

[HOWE, Julia Ward]. RICHARDS, Laura E. and HOWE ELIOTT, Maude. "Julia Ward Howe: 1819-1910."Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1915. First Edition in 2 Volumes. Octavo, original brown cloth and paper boards with gilt spine and titles, covered by original white paper cloth dust jacket. One of only 450 copies printed. 23 illustrations. Includes tipped-in manuscript in Howe's hand in Vol. 1.

A women's suffrage leader and abolitionist, Howe is best known for penning "The Battle Hymn of the Republic." This biography authored by her two daughters compiles for the first time a large portion of her unpublished work. Includes a tipped-in manuscript in Vol. 1 in Howe's hand, in which she writes 18 lines about values, and particularly about the disparity between show and substance. In part, "a point too much neglected in the education both of men and women is the proper sense and comparison of values...we women, like other human creatures, are very liable to be dazzled by false values, and to mistake show for substance..." This volume is in very good to near fine condition, partly thanks to the presence of the original dust jacket, which is an early style made of thin white paper and intended to protect the book rather than as a decorative element on its own. The white paper covers bear the title, author, and "Large Paper Edition" in black gothic script. Binding strong and tight with remarkably clean pages. A lovely example of a rare limited edition, even more rare for retaining its original jacket. BAL 9530.

Item #16046

Price: $750.00