Philadelphia: Printed for W. Spotswood, and H. & P. Rice, Market-street, 1793. First American edition. Hardcover. Four essays pertaining to female education, including: survey of the treatment of women around the world and the neglect of their education; observations on the ways in which the treatment of females affects society; the nature, quality and extent of female talents; and reflexions (sic) on the dangers and insufficiency of boarding schools.
Abigail Adams, wife of the second president of the US and a staunch supporter of women's education, read this work in 1794 and recommended it to her husband in part because the author had carefully examined the subjugation of women throughout history.
Early owner signature, Henry Remsen 1795, top of title page. This is likely Henry Remsen, Jr. (1762-1843) who served as private secretary to Thomas Jefferson during Jefferson's presidency. Jefferson wrote to Remsen in 1795, in Philadelphia, for help with acquiring items needed at Monticello. The signature appears without "Jr."; Henry Remsen stopped signing with junior following the death of his father in 1792. The Remsen signature in this volume is the same as the one which appears on the title page from the Z. Smith Reynolds Library at Wake Forest University copy of The Federalist (1788 first edition), but without the "Jun".
12mo, 83,  pp. In the original brown calf boards. Lacks spine, some chips at board edges; internally, lower right corners with some damage some folded and some with slight nicks, otherwise good condition. OCLC: 16293114. Item #22764