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The Operative's Friend, and Defence: or, Hints to Young Ladies, Who are Dependent on Their Own Exertions by  James Porter - First Edition - 1850 - from Resource Books, LLC and Biblio.com

The Operative's Friend, and Defence: or, Hints to Young Ladies, Who are Dependent on Their Own Exertions

by Porter, James

Condition: Good


Boston: Charles H. Peirce, 1850. First edition [1850]. Advice and support for women who, by whatever circumstances, were working outside the home. This noted abolitionist provides guidance to women who are earning a livelihood on their own, mainly in New England factories. Brown cloth lettered and decorated in gilt, 229 pages. Some rubbing and light spotting to the covers, good hinges, sound text block, clean pages with some occasional light foxing, handwritten name on front free endpaper, pages unmarked.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.


  • Bookseller: Resource Books, LLC US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 038866
  • Title: The Operative's Friend, and Defence: or, Hints to Young Ladies, Who are Dependent on Their Own Exertions
  • Author: Porter, James
  • Format/binding:Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Good
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Charles H. Peirce
  • Place: Boston
  • Date published: 1850
  • Keywords: WOMENS ISSUES WORKING INDEPENDENT ABOLITIONIST
  • Bookseller catalogs: American History and Biography;
  • Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall

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