Item #17302 Observations on the Importance of Female Education, and Maternal Instruction, with their Beneficial Influence on Society. Designed to be Used as a Class Book. Abigail Mott, later Abigail Mott Moore., James MOTT, contributor.
Observations on the Importance of Female Education, and Maternal Instruction, with their Beneficial Influence on Society. Designed to be Used as a Class Book.
Observations on the Importance of Female Education, and Maternal Instruction, with their Beneficial Influence on Society. Designed to be Used as a Class Book.

Observations on the Importance of Female Education, and Maternal Instruction, with their Beneficial Influence on Society. Designed to be Used as a Class Book.

New York: Printed and Sold by Mahlon Day, 1827. Second edition, expanded with the appendices by James Mott (1788 – 1868). First published by Mahlon Day in 1825. All editions are rare in commerce. With two appendices by James Mott: “Brief Hints to Parents & General Principles” and “Hints to Young People.” The former appendix has its own half-title, but the latter does not (as issued). Despite odd pagination, work is complete. Cloth chipped away at head of spine. Some soiling to cloth and rubbing to extremities. Foxing throughout. A good copy of a book by Abigail Mott Moore and James Mott, the sister-in-law and husband of Lucretia Mott, respectively. Publisher’s dark brown cloth. Twelvemo. 5], 6-84, [3], 4-24, [1], 4-24, [2 index] pp. Item #17302

Abigail Mott Moore (1795 – 1846) and her brother James Mott were Quaker abolitionists and activists. Both Moore and Lucretia Coffin Mott (1793 – 1880), James’ wife, were crucial figures in the suffrage movement of their day, with Lucretia serving as the lead speaker at the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848. James was the chair of the Convention.

advocated for women’s education and new approaches to teaching children. James also wrote Observations on the Education of Children (1816), which advocated for a kind, respectful approach to teaching and raising children that respected them as rational beings. Moore also authored Remarks on the Present Mode of Educating Females: Being a Copious Abridgement of Miss Hannah More’s Strictures on Female Education (1825) and Biographical Sketches and Interesting Anecdotes of Persons of Colour (1826), which collected first-person narratives that Moore had supposedly heard from Black and Native people during her travels.

Price: $450.00