A great book written by Mary Allen West, "Childhood, Its Care and Culture..copyright 1887, published by the Woman's Temperance Publication.... the author, Mary Allen West(1837-92) is a very important lady to Galesburg...she was born in Log City which was the first home of Galesburg colonists (my home town)...she was a lady of grace, grit and gumption, an educator, writer & philanthropist...Galesburg has named a street, school & building in her honor...the book contains bunches of valuable information for bringing up a child in these early days..I took photos of the contents and illustrations (photo 5) so you can see the many subjects covered...
the hard back cover displays wear, soiling, corner bumps, shelf wear, the lower spine has a split on both sides (see 2nd photo of one side, the other side tear is shorter) and there is a split between the interior front cover and first blank page(see 3rd photo), the spine is strong, all pages attached...book is complete, contains 772 pages, the page ends are marbled...interior pages are nice, no creasing or tears noted, light age toning...book measures 9 3/4" X 7 1/4"wide, 2"thick...great book you will enjoy reading..
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1887 Childhood, Its Care & Culture by Mary Allen West, Woman's Temperance Publication