Faith Gartney's Girlhood was first published in 1862. It began as an 'uplifting' narrative for young girls (age 14-20 yrs old) as they grew into womanhood.
Written by Adeline Dutton Train Whitney (1824-1906), Faith Gartney's Girlhood has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. The book championed conservative values and shared the message that a woman's happiest place is in the home, which is the source of all goodness. The author was a staunch opponent of women's suffrage though never took part in public life.
Our edition actually has no date, likely due to a missing page, though it was gifted in 1917 to Miss Lois Van Horn (see image 2). Because this book was republished numerous times, we only know our edition was published prior to 1917. A lovely addition to you library of antique books!
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- ONE antique book titled Faith Gartney's Girlhood, 1917 (as shown)
In good condition and wear consistent with age and use. Book boards are loose (see image 4) but the pages are intact. Overall wear to cloth cover and edges, including soil, residue, scratches and accretions. Tanning to pages present with several corner folds. Color plate on the front is scuffed and worn.
- Materials: paper, cloth, book boards
- Color: dark yellow, black lettering, muted color picture
- Dimensions: 7.5" x 5" x 1.25"