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A Magdalen's Life by  Georgie Young - Hardcover - 1889 - from Black River Books (SKU: 011897)

A Magdalen's Life

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A Magdalen's Life

by Young, Georgie

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  • hardcover
Very Good to Near Fine/No Jacket
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Self Published, 1889. Hardcover. Very Good to Near Fine/No Jacket. Self Published, 1889. Green cloth covered boards with gilt lettering that is still bright. Book has only a bit of edgewear at top and bottom spine edges and at front corners, and foxing on top page edges. Pages are clean throughout. Georgie Young was, "A fallen woman, who for ten years had kept a house of ill-fame became penitent and reformed. At once yearning to rescue her fallen sisters, she had her capacious house moved from a notorious quarter to its present site...she put about $8,000 of 'the wages of iniquity' to a Christian use." This became "'The Emerson' a home for fallen women." .... "In 1889 Georgie Young issued her autobiography, entitled, 'A Magdalen's Life' all sales of which, in excess of the cost of the edition of 1,000 volumes were for the benefit of this Home." (From "History of the City of Grand Rapids" by Albert Baxter 1891). Hard Cover. Very Good to Near Fine/No Jacket.


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A Magdalen's Life
Young, Georgie
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Used - Very Good to Near Fine
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Self Published
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Women's Issues, Prostitution, Grand Rapids History, Rare
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