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Helen; or, Will She Save Him?
Cleveland, Sayers, 1902. A dedication copy (albeit the fifth edition) of this temperance novel arguing that women can not reform men who drink too much, through marriage. This copy is inscribed by the author to her youngest daughter, Emma who, along with her two sisters, is a dedicatee of the book: "Emma M. Perkins/ from La Mere/ Mar 8, 1903." Emma was valedictorian of her class at Vassar, in 1879, after which she moved to Cleveland, where she was soon joined by her widowed mother, who passed away two years after this inscription. Emma Perkins never married. A bit of rubbing to the corners and rear board; front hinge starting; still a very good or better copy, without dust jacket. [#033894] $300

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