NY: Harper, 1837. Fourth edition. 8vo, pp.259 + ads. Includes an address to the Guardians of Female Education. Original cloth. Some foxing throughout, Cover somewhat worn; A good copy. Not in Heltzel, nor in Aresty. See BAL 17656 for the first edition. Item #59160
Born in Norwich (CT) and known as The sweet singer of Hartford, Sigourney (1791-1865) was one of the first American women to make literature a career. This is a courtesy book by the well-known poet which includes letters on the improvement of time, female employments, on dress, manners, on Books, etc. Sigourney notes that books are especially important to women whose province is the home."She should therefore diversify it (the home) by an acquaintance with the world of the intellect.