1752 COLONIAL AMERICAN BOOK by a SOUTH CAROLINA WOMAN "An Exhortation to the Inhabitants of the Province of South-Carolina" Self-Published PHILADELPHIA
AN EXHORTATION TO THE INHABITANTS OF THE PROVINCE OF SOUTH-CAROLINA, To Bring Their Deeds to the Light of Christ, In Their Own Consciences; In Which is Inserted Some Account of the Author's Experience in the Important Business Of Religion. By S. H. [Sophia Hume].
PHILADELPHIA, Self-Published (Sophia Hume), 1752. Originally Printed in 1748 by B. Franklin (Benjamin Franklin) & D. Hall, Printer, Philadelphia; then in London in 1750; then this reprinting by James Lister, Leedes (Leeds), MDCCLII (1752).
Recent professionally bound hardcovers, blue cloth covered boards with gilt titling to the spine, new endpapers, original book bound within, 3.75x6.25 inches (9x15.5 cm), 100 pages.
Condition: The pages of this 1752 bound-in book are complete but show their age, they are age toned, the title-page is worn, edge chipped, pulling from the binding, and its gutter edge is repaired/reinforced with a strip of brown paper that has affected some text and letters along that edge (see photos); otherwise the pages just have some shorelining, age spots, small edge repairs, and a bit of edge wear here and there; the book is tightly bound making the words at the fold a bit difficult to read. The recent covers and new endpapers are fine. Overall a complete, presentable copy.
RARE COLONIAL AMERICAN BOOK written by an SOUTH CAROLINA WOMAN who self-published it in PHILADELPHIA.
About SOPHIA HUME (from Wikipedia):
******Sophia Wigington Hume (born South Carolina 1702 - died London 1774) was an American author and preacher associated with the Quakers. Hume was born and raised in a wealthy South Carolina Anglican family. In 1737, after the death of her husband, she gave up her wealth to live as a Quaker, becoming an outspoken advocate for the faith.
Hume was the author of books written to offer guidance to Quakers on a variety of topics including theology, philosophy, and personal ethics. She is significant as an early example of influential women whose writings were addressed to a wide audience regardless of the sex of the reader.
Given the wealth of her writings there is a puzzling lack of scholarship on Hume. One article by Phyllis Mack of Rutgers University is not focused specifically on Hume, but does discuss her place in both Quaker history and the larger contexts of women writers and feminism.******