Aiken, S.C.: [Palmetto Press], 1902. . 8vo, marbled boards, brown leather spine and tips, black morocco title label on front cover with title in gilt ONE OF TWENTY-FIVE copies printed on Japanese Vellum. There are also 125 on Kelmscott. This is a type facsimile of the Cambridge, Mass., edition of 1677 (Wing )-20). ESTC indicates 6 known copies, this printing taken from the copy at Brown.Twice INSCRIBED on the blank following the front free endpaper by the publisher/printer, William Lewis Washburn First while in Aiken, S.C. in March 1903 to the philanthropist, Henry E. Pellew" and secondly, to the co-founder of the Saturday Evening Girls with the note: "On the death of Mr. Pellew his daughter kindly returned this book to me. I now present it to Edith Guerrier for her New England Collection. William Lewis Washburn, Haddon Heights, New Jersey, May 7, 1938"The following note is from "Women of Library History" A Women's History Month project of the Feminist Task Force of the American Library Association:Edith Guerrier (1870-1958)A librarian of distinction, Edith GuerrierÕs career spanned over 60 years. During the Progressive Era (1900-1920), Miss Guerrier engaged in a style of reform-oriented community librarianship in BostonÕs North End. In collaboration with her life partner, artist Edith Brown, and financial patron, Helen Osborne Storrow, Miss Guerrier established a unique program of girlsÕ reading groups, the most notable of which was the Saturday Evening Girls, or SEG. The SEG was comprised of girls and young women from BostonÕs Jewish and Italian immigrant communities. The members participated in a program emulating the core aspects of a progressive liberal arts education representing a course of study otherwise not readily available in this setting or to this demographic. (Inventory #: 2499)
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