Title: The Mothers of the Bible
Author: Mrs. S. G. [Sophia Goodrich] Ashton
Description: Published circa 1877. Green cloth boards stamped in black, black and gilt on spine, and a color inset paste-on on the front showing a girl with roses. Boards rubbed at extremities, corners a bit pushed; pin head-sized hole to lower front joint; front paste-on a little chipped above the girl's head. Previous owner's name and brief gift notation on ffep and flyleaf (dated December 1877). Four illustrated plates (including frontispiece), each with tissue guard. x, 335 pp. 7 x 4.5 inches.
Contents: The Bible; The Mothers of the Bible; Eve, Other Antediluvian Mothers; Sarah and Hagar; The Wife of Lot; Rebekah; Leah and Rachel; Jochebed; The Mothers of Israel in Egypt; Zipporah; The Mothers of Israel at Horeb; The Widowed Mothers of Israel at Horeb; Naomi and Ruth; Hannah; Ichabod's Mother; The Mother of Samson; Rizpah; Bathsheba; Abigail; The Mother of Rehoboam; The Mother of Abijah; Jezebel; Athalia; The Widow of Zarephath; The Shunamite; The Mother of Job's Children; Elizabeth; Mary, The Widow of Nain; The Syrophenician Mother; The Grandmother and Mother of Timothy.
Sophia Goodrich Ashton (1819-1872) was a resident of Newton, Connecticut. She was the author of several books on Christian life and character and was the niece of the notable author Samuel Griswold Goodrich who wrote under the pseudonym Peter Parley.
Four pages introduction by the Rev. Andrew Leete Stone (1812-1892) of Roxbury (Hillside Street), Massachusetts, pastor at the Park Street Church, Boston for seventeen years (1849-1866). His congregation at Park Street was noted for its strong abolitionist views; Henry Ward Beecher often spoke there. In 1866 Stone moved to San Francisco where he served at the First Congregational Church until his retirement in 1881.
Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: None
Publisher: Leavitt & Allen Bros.
Place: New York
Year: Published circa 1877.
Keywords: Andrew Leete Stone, persons of the Bible, women in the Bible, widows, Peter Parley, Park Street Church,
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