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Wollstonecraft, Mary.

Vindication of the Rights of Woman: with Strictures on Political and Moral Subjects.


Wollstonecraft, Mary. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. With Strictures on political and moral
Subjects. Boston: Peter Edes for Thomas and Andrews, 1792.
8vo.; 340 pp.; some foxing throughout; remnants of bookplate facing title page and a previous owner's
name, below bookplate, scored through; contemporary leather binding; rubbing to spine ends and gilt
Second American edition, following the Philadelphia publication by William Gibbons earlier that
year. With a contemporary ownership signature in ink to half title: Miss Rachel Kingsley's / Book given
by a friend 23 November 1795. Rachel Kingsley (1777-1843) was the daughter or Enoch Kingsley of
Northampton, Massachusetts. In 1804 she married Williams college graduate Reverend Levi Field (1780-
1820) of Leverett, Massachusetts, a descendant of David Dudley Field, the early New England clergyman
and writer. The couple settled in Wilmington, Vermont, where they had eight children. Rachel Lyman
Field, the Newbery Award-winning writer, is a descendant.

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