Llondon: Allman & Son, Limited, [ 1912 ]. First edition. Some foxing inside. A very good copy of a scarce item. Original green paper wrappers titled in black. 12 x 7 in. 12 pp. Item #17282
A guide for girls on puberty and the changing gender expectations of girls during puberty and adolescence. Goslett writes, “We shall have reached another stage of life’s journey, and things cannot be just the same as before. Hitherto, perhaps, we have lived very much the same life as our brothers and boy friends, sharing their pursuits and games; but men and women are differently constituted, and when childhood is over there must be a change in many things,” (p. 6).
Goslett also shares some dubious guidance on menstruation: “I know of one girl who caught a cold from sitting on damp grass during this time,” she writes, “and who has had for years to bear the disfigurement of an incurable face rash, which the doctors attribute entirely to the effects of the chill,” (p. 9). OCLC records two copies (British Library).