Rochester: E. Darrow & Brother, 1858. First edition? This is the earliest edition noted in OCLC. Frontisportrait and two plates with tissue guards. Corners and spine ends lightly worn. Cloth has minor soiling. Spine slightly toned. Lacking front flyleaf. Intermittent minor foxing. Offsetting to a few leaves from tissue guards and plates. A very good copy. Publisher’s green cloth ruled and stamped decoratively in gilt, gilt spine with fleurs-de-lis pattern repeated in three compartments. All edges gilt. Octavo. 212, [3, blank]  pp. Item #16454
Though we were unable to find any biographical information about the author, including her dates, Anna W. Powell’s The Ministerial Legacy is a collection of letters addressed to various members of society, ranging from husbands and ladies to millionaires and professors of religion. Among its various subjects, the present work serves to implore readers to behave in accordance with moral and Christian principles, including abstaining from alcohol, providing financial support to ministers of the gospel, choosing a husband who speaks honestly and refrains from flattery, advising husbands to value their families, and admonishing women to accept and dutifully maintain their domestic roles.
OCLC notes seven copies.