1855. Item #83241
BUNKLEY, Josephine M. MISS BUNKLEY'S BOOK. THE TESTIMONY OF AN ESCAPED NOVICE FROM THE SISTERHOOD OF ST. JOSEPH, EMMETTSBURG, MARYLAND, THE MOTHER-HOUSE OF THE SISTERS OF CHARITY IN THE UNITED STATES. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1855. First edition. xii + (13-) 338 pp. + 10 pp. publisher's catalogue. 8vo., brown cloth stamped in gilt and blind. Good plus overall, some faint dampstaining to front board, heel of spine chipped about 1/8 inch, crown nicked. Owner's ink signature on front flyleaf. Frontispiece and plans preceding title page have light foxing; frontispiece engraving partially detached at bottom edge, small closed tear not affecting image. Light to moderate foxing throughout. An expose of the order of the Sisters of Charity.