More, Hannah

Strictures on the Modern System of Female Education with a view of the principles and conduct prevalent among women of rank and fortune in Two Volumes - Fine Binding, 1799

Published: T. Cadell jun. and W. Davies in the Strand, London

Date: 1799

Half brown sprinkled 'antique' calf with blind decoration to both marbled boards and silk head and tailbands. Gilt decoration to the spine, five raised band and red & green morocco title labels with gilt lettering. A few small spots to a few leaves of Volume One, otherwise a remarkably clean crisp copy in fine condition. Recent fine binding by J. Fellowes with his ticket pasted inside back cover. Hannah More - a 'Blue stocking' (1745-1833). "More's commitment to moral education is evident in her campaign against moves to introduce atheistic education in schools and in her strictures. Her acceptance of the inferior status of women is expressed along with her insistence upon their moral supremacy. She was a forerunner of Victorian notions of womanhood and she believed that the poor should remain so on earth and be rewarded in Heaven".

Condition
Fine

Binding
Fine Leather Binding

£210

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