Philadelphia: Leary & Getz. 8vo, pp. (504) + 44 pages of adv. Bound in original full calf, stamped in gilt and blind (well worn along the top edge of the spine and at the top of the hinge), illustrated with engravings, some of them crudley hand colored. Pages marbled on the edges, end papers soiled, but a good copy. Item #59731
Contains biographical notes of around 160 women, including Hannah Adams, Mary Wolstoncraft (sic), etc. Originally pub. in 1834. From Wikipedia: "Samuel Lorenzo Knapp (19 January 1783 in Newburyport, Massachusetts – 8 July 1838 in Hopkinton, Massachusetts) was an American author and lawyer. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1804, studied law with Chief Justice Theophilus Parsons, and became an eminent lawyer. During the War of 1812, he commanded a regiment of militia on the coast defences. He was a representative in the Massachusetts legislature from 1812 to 1816.He became editor of the Boston Gazette in 1824, also conducting the Boston Monthly Magazine. In 1826 he established the National Republican, which failed two years later, and he returned to practicing law in New York City. He was given the degree of LL.D. from the Paris College"