Hartford, Conn. A.D. Worthington & Co., Publishers, 1885. Wood engraved half-title and woodcut initial letters. Illustrated with sixteen portraits mainly from photographs taken expressly for this work and thirty full-page engravings from designs by Mr. T.W. Williams. Binding extremities lightly rubbed. A few small tears and minor fraying to head and tail of spine. Front and rear hinges slightly loose, but sound. Light intermittent foxing and light toning. Offsetting from a newspaper clipping that was formerly laid in to pages 124 and 125. A very good, clean copy. Publisher's olive green cloth elaborately stamped and lettered in gilt. Octavo. , 715 pp. Item #16331
Later edition. First published in 1884 with a different subtitle, "Our Famous Women: Comprising the lives and deeds of American women who have distinguished themselves in literature, science, art..." Both editions were sold by subscription only. Both the contributors and the subjects are distinguished. Includes an article about Susan B. Anthony by Elizabeth Cody Stanton, Catherine Beecher by Harriet Beecher Stowe, Clara Barton by Lucy Larcom, Margaret Fuller by Kate Sanborn, Harriet Beecher Stowe by Rose Terry Cooke, et. al.