This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...that my husband would not understand the wish I had to own it. I handed it back to the man and he went on his way. I could not get the thought of the book out of my mind, and did not sleep an hour that night. As soon as the first peep of day began to show itself, I rose and with the price of the book ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...that my husband would not understand the wish I had to own it. I handed it back to the man and he went on his way. I could not get the thought of the book out of my mind, and did not sleep an hour that night. As soon as the first peep of day began to show itself, I rose and with the price of the book in my hand started for the nearest neighbor, the next cabin where I thought the book agent must have stopped for the night. I found him and got the book and came home. Through all the months before the little one came that book was my constant companion. I read it and reread it, until I knew much of it by heart. Every scene of the book was as vivid as a reality to me. When the daughter came she was the Lady of The Lake over again, and was always just what you see her now." Dr. Holbrook says, "Every child born into the world is essentially an experiment; we cannot tell what its chief characteristics will be; these depend upon the potentialities stored up in the germ-plasm." Then how much depends upon the parents, that the germ-plasm be of fine quality, and so insure fine products in their children. In his book on Stirpiculture, Dr. Holbrook says, "The common people often get at truths in a rude way long before the scientists do. Many parents tell us their children are strongly influenced by some particular occupation of the mother during pregnancy. So strong is this belief that many mothers are in our time trying to influence the characters of their unborn children by special modes of life, by cultivating music, or art, or science, in order to give the child a love for these pursuits." Apropos to this statement, we can attest many instances that have come under our immediate observation. Study and research along...
VG-(A few spots of wear/soiling to cloth. Some foxing around edges of text block. ) Burgundy cloth over boards, with gilt titling at the spine; 288 pp.; BW frontispiece. 25 chapters dealing with a wide range of topics such as choosing a husband (including sections on "The right to demand purity" and "Young men who 'sow wild oats'"), marital relations ("Its influence for good or evil upon character, " "The wife should not provoke the wrongs she suffers, " ugh), pregnancy, and raising children.
Very Good Plus. ACTUAL BOOK in stock. Previous owner's inscriptions to FFEP. Light age-tanning and light wear to extremities. Gilt lettering to spine, in blind to front board, deep burgundy satiny cloth-covered boards. Clean, unmarked text. Solid. 293 pp with 17 pp ads to rear of text. And with 13 pages before frontispiece (photograph of author) containing "Commendations from Eminent Men & Women, " a fold-out illustration, other "pure books on avoided subjects" and a list of foreign translations. Purity and Truth, Sex and Self Series. From the health and intelligence of the wife, the wedding and home of the couple, to the preparation and rearing of the offspring.
Very Good Condition. No Dust Jacket. "(Thousand Dollar Prize Book). From the Purity And Truth Self And Sex Series. Contents: Chapter I. Intelligence of the Young Wife II. Home and Dress III. Health of the Young Wife IV. Choice of a Husband V. What Shall a Young Wife Expect to be to Her Husband? VI. The Wedding, The Presents and the Home-Making VII. The Marital Relations VIII. Preparation for Motherhood IX. Preparation for Fatherhood X. Destruction of Infant Life XI. Moral Responsibility of Parents in Heredity XII. Ailments of Expect Mothers XIII. Growth of the Unfolding Life XIV. Baby's Wardrobe XV. Choice of Physician and Nurse XVI. The Birth Chamber XVII. Surroundings and After-Care of the Mother XVIII. Care of the Baby XIX. The Mother The Teacher XX. Common Ailments of Children XXI. Guarding Against Secret Vice XXII. The Training of Children XXIII. Body-Building XXIV. Mothers' Meetings, Study Clubs and Books. Book-in Fine [much better than Very Good] bright maroon boards with gilt and blind stamped lettering-light bumping to the extreme bottom of the spine. Contents, light browning to the paste downs and end papers, a crease to the free front end paper otherwise clean and tightly bound. Dust Jacket-Good Plus-some wear to the top edges repaired to verso, light marking. " Size: 6.75 inches tall by 4.5 inches. 203 & 17 page catalogue to rear. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Unallocated; Inventory No: A297-1125.
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