Woman’s Year Book. Containing for each day a quotation about woman…The whole collected and arranged by two Wells College Girls.

Toledo, Ohio: The Merrill Press, [n.d., ca. 1900]. All versos blank. Alternating leaves are half-leaves that, when lifted, reveal a blank space for the reader’s notes. Decorative floral borders on every leaf and text ornaments on most leaves. Final leaf is printed with decorative borders but otherwise blank for the reader’s notes. Text and borders are mostly black throughout, with some text and ornaments in red as accents. With a red ribbon bookmark. Some toning to boards and some rubbing to corners. Edges untrimmed, with a bit of toning to edges. Some offsetting on blank versos from the printed borders. Tear at fore-edge of leaf [21]; a couple words have been affected but are still completely legible. Some very light foxing throughout and a bit of toning to endpapers. Overall a very good, tight copy of a scarce book. Original pictorial boards, quarter faux suede. Octavo. [86] leaves. (Item ID: 16685)


OCLC lists three printings of this book with different publication information: two Cromelithe Press (Toledo, Ohio) printings, one undated and one dated 1890; and a Merrill Press printing dated 1902. OCLC lists one copy of any Merrill Press edition of this book

For each day of the year, Woman’s Year Book contains a brief quotation on women by writers and historical figures like George Eliot, Byron, Shakespeare, and Dante. For example, a Douglas Jerrold quote for January 28 reads “A coquette, like a recruiting sergeant, is ever on the lookout for fresh victims.”

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