Omaha: Privately Published, 1906. Hardcover. Good / No Dustjacket. Item #074927
Clean except for a few fingerprints in the preliminaries, mild toning in the margins throughout, and a short split at the front hinge; full red cloth cover is sodtened and modestly shelfworn at corners and spine ends, with some dark spotting in the rear gutter and dimming of the gilt titles at the spine, otherwise sound. 263pp. Compassionate and passionately Christian account of rescuing trafficked and abandoned young women at the turn of the 19th-20th centuries; these calls for reform involving the education and placement of victims and the punishment of perpetrators, to say nothing of love and forgiveness toward the victims, remain sadly unanswered today.