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Antique Old-Time Woman's Guide to Health and Happiness Book 1902

This very interesting and amusing old text from 1902 purports to have "Full information on all the marvelous and complex matters pertaining to women", Including creative science, bearing, nursing and rearing children, hints on courtship and marriage, promoting health and beauty, vigor of mind and body, etc. etc.

A large section of the book is concerned with conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, and children. It also has detailed information on "diseases peculiar to the female sex" and a complete medical guide for women as well as a great deal of information on how a lady should and should not dress, look and act.

It covers topics such as injurious methods of dressing, the head turned into a dust trap, danger from changes of clothing, idle and thriftless women, etiquette of the parlor, how to escape a bore, treatment for inflamed breasts, evils of marrying near relatives, making an idol of your stomach and many many more.

Chapters include: The qualifications for married life; Advice to the unmarried; Like begets like; Love and parentage; Important truths for the newly married; Structure of the pelvis; Genital organs of the female; Menstruation; Conception; Pregnancy; The human ovum; Miscarriage; Ailments of the mammae; Pregnancy external to the womb; Diet for the infant; Tasteful and becoming dress; Deportment and manners; The art of conversing well, and many more.

It is also "embellished with many superb colored plates, phototype and wood engravings".

I could go on and on.... what a fun book.

The pages are aged to a nice sepia and a few of them are loose. The cover shows wear. the spine is a little loose but intact. It measures approx. 7' x 10" x 1-1/2".

International Buyers: I'm happy to ship anywhere in the world. Please convo me for a shipping cost to your country.

Antique Woman's Guide to Health and Happiness Book 1902