Item #16682 First Edition Signed by Early Women Author and Teacher at Smith College. Kate Sanborn.

First Edition Signed by Early Women Author and Teacher at Smith College

First Edition

Sanborn, Kate. Early Women Author and Teacher at Smith College. First Edition Signed , Inscribed and signed by the author on the front free end paper, Sanborn writes in her hnad: " Let her wait! Her time/ aint worth nothin! Antique Hero/ Kate Sanborn". Printed in New York, 1899, 12 mo; 171 pages; plus 2 pages of ads; original green glit- stamped cloth spine and white paper stamped in green over boards, Kate Abbott Sanborn (1839-1917) as lecturer at Smith College. In its early days, Smith College called her to teach English literature, and here she created the "Round Table Series of Literature," once published and used by many teachers. She wrote over 40 lectures,[4] but among her best-known works were Adopting an Abandoned Farm, and Abandoning an Adopted Farm, Witty Records of her original ideas regarding farming, which she put into practice upon an abandoned farm which she purchased near Boston. Some of her other books were Home Pictures of English Poets, A Truthful Woman in Southern California, Vanity and Insanity; Shadows of Genius, Purple and Gold. She was instrumental in gathering and publishing a valuable historical work on New Hampshire. In 1885, she published an anthology, The Wit of Women, in response to an ongoing debate in literary circles as to whether women had a sense of humor. Front hinge split and inscription page has detached, but binding still sound, Corners a bit bumped and rubbed,. Overall very good.

Item #16682

Price: $220.00