Six Hundred Dollars a Year, a wife's effort at low living under high prices
Price: 100.00 USD
Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1867. 16mo., vii, 183 pages. First edition. A novel addressing the strains of running a household during the Civil War, including the challenges of War-time taxation, speculation, oil fever, inflation, etc. A section in which the main character considers charitable work with the Sanitation Commission or ladies' charitable groups is enlightening. Some soiling to a few pages. Previous owner's inscription to endpapers; newspaper clipping bearing a mosquito bite remedy pasted to foot of title page; bookseller's ticket removed from rear paste-down. wear and rubbing to boards and spine of blind- and gilt-titled brick red cloth. Good. [Wright, American Fiction vol. 2, no. 2235].