Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1888. First Edition. 8vo, pp. [xiv] [i],m (15)-187. Frontispiece portrait. Front hinge little tender, name on blank, little rubbed and soiled publisher's cloth, a very good copy. Scarce. Item #47953
Biographer, essayist, lecturer, and women's rights advocate, Dall (1822-1912) was a participant in Margaret Fuller's Sunday afternoon lectures and an organizer of the Woman's Rights Convention in Worcester, MA. in 1855. She was active in the woman's movement for years. In 1844, she married Rev. Charles H. A Dall, only to be separated in 1855. Dall went as a missionary to India and Mrs. Dall went on to author A Woman's Right to Labor, etc. According to Dall's synopsis, Dr. Joshee was the first unconverted high-caste Hindu woman to leave India. She landed in NY on June 4, 1883 and graduated from the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania on March 11, 1886, the first Hindu woman to receive the degree of medicine in any country. In June of 1886, she was appointed Physician-in-charge of the female wards of the Albert Edward Hospital in Kolhapur, India. She died in India in 1887.