The Wives Of England, Their Relative Duties, Domestic Influence, And Social Obligations.
Fisher, Son, and Co. Angel Street, St. Martin's-le-Grand.
By mrs. ellis. (englishwomans family library).
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 4.5 x 7 inches. 371 pp. Bound in original red cloth, gilt., with blind stamped boards and spine. Extremities worn, with some loss at head and tail of spine. Damp stain on front pastedown and rear hinges starting to crack; otherwise a very good copy. 1848 signatures on first free endpaper and and on recto of frontispiece, with later comments on content. Illustrated by engraved frontispiece. Guidance for women on married life by influential author of books on women's role in society. Chapters include Characteristics of Men, Behaviour to Husbands, The Love and the Trials of Married Life, Position in Society, Domestic Management and Treatment of Servants and Dependants. Part of a series of four women's conduct titles by the author, the others being The Women / Mothers / Daughters of England. Sarah Stickney Ellis (1799-1872), was brought up as a Quaker but later became a Congregationalist and was married for thirty five years,
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