Logic for Young Ladies
Doublet, Victor. Logic for Young Ladies. New York: P. O'Shea, 1868. First Edition. First edition of the English translation translated from the French Logique des demoiselles (Tours, 1842). Brown cloth 16mo, 148pp. Not illustrated. Very good. Much-used with multiple owners' signatures and some pencil notations to endpapers, superficial cracking to the paper along the hinges. Occasional pencil marginalia. Overall Very Good with give to the binding and general rubbing, wear, and fingersoil consistent with use. Unexpectedly moving contents. Scarce, 7 in OCLC.
"Women have as much need of reasoning as the sterner sex. They are daily called upon to direct affairs of great importance and sometimes even to hold the reins of government."
"It is precisely because women are deemed prone to inconsiderateness that they should be early accustomed to reflect, to render an account of their thoughts, and to draw just conclusions...
Doublet was the author of various moral literary works for young women as well as instructive material on letter writing and bookkeeping. The translator is unattributed in the text, but identifies as a woman in the introduction, writing: "The translator would merely add that she has found the text-books on Logic, hitherto offered to American teachers, contain doctrines and illustrations which it is unnecessary to present..."