[N.P.]: W.E. Scull, 1906. First edition. Publisher’s green cloth with color pictorial label on cover; black and gilt to spine, which is lightly creased; cover label rubbed; front hinge tender. Octavo collates complete with its moveable color obstetrics chart intact: xxii, -469 p.,  leaves of plates +  paper manikin. Near Fine copy of this rare book, which is currently the only one on the market and does not appear in the modern auction record. OCLC reports only three institutionally held copies of this first edition.
“It is remarkable in this age of higher education for women that instruction concerning so many important things in a woman’s life should be practically neglected, and, as a rule, left to chance. Through ignorance of Nature’s hygienic laws a woman often loses her health…Through her life, from infancy to old age, a woman frequently suffers from conditions which she might have avoided had she been properly informed.” So begins Solis-Cohen’s frank and factual hygiene manual, which taught girls and women about the growth, operations, and care of their own bodies at a time when such matters were considered publicly lewd. The present text overturns that assumption, providing definitions, explanations, and illustrations to assist women in maintaining proper hygiene, performing preventative care, and ensuring the health not only of their own bodies, but those of their daughters. (Item #1984)