YOUNG MOTHER, or Management of Children in Regard to Health
YOUNG MOTHER, or Management of Children in Regard to Health

YOUNG MOTHER, or Management of Children in Regard to Health

(Boston: Light & Stearns, 1836).

SCARCE. William Andrus Alcott was a cousin of Louisa May Alcott’s father, Bronson Alcott, and dedicated his life to teaching children and improving their educational environment. In addition, he was actively engaged in the practice of medicine despite the lifelong health problems that restricted his activity. This book is one of the many informational “how-to” guides Alcott wrote throughout his life, others of which included THE YOUNG MAN’S GUIDE and THE YOUNG WIFE. THE YOUNG MOTHER contains step-by-step advice about how to raise a child. A fascinating witness to nineteenth century beliefs on everything from sleep patterns to eating and bathing advice in regards to the health of children. Item #15897

Second edition, with a new advertisement, same year as the first. With an engraved, illustrated title-page. 8vo, publisher’s original mottled brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt. 332, [4 ads]. A very good copy, lightly foxed throughout as is expected with this work and with most American books of the period.

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