Bunkley, Josephine M. >>
Title Testimony of an Escaped Novice, the : From the Sisterhood of St. Joseph, Emmettsburg, Maryland (1e, 1st Edition, 1855)
Book Condition Good+
Edition First Edition
Publisher N. Y. : Harper & Brothers, Publishers; 1855
Seller ID 18219
338 pages; 8vo (8") 21 cm; Hardcover, brown cloth, gilt spine lettering, pale yellow endpapers, 338 pages, + 10-pg publisher catalog in rear, footnotes, b/w frontispiece engraving of St. Joseph's Institution, 3 line diagrams showing floorplans of ground floor, second floor and third floor of entire complex. ; 1st edition. Same date. Super-title on title page: Miss Bunkley's Book. Complete subtitle: 'From the Sisterhood of St. Joseph, Emmettsburg [Emmitsburg], Maryland, the Mother-House of the Sisters of Charity in the United States.' ; Author tells harrowing true story of her ten months as nun-in-training with Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, where she experienced 'slave labor, physical abuse, emotional torment and the imminent threat of sexual coercion.' ; Exterior shows normal wear. Owner name (J. D. Slaughenhaupt, Smithsburg, Md) penciled on front endpaper in an old hand. Oldprice inked on same. A few pages have brackets penciled in margins. Light foxing here and there. Gilt lettering dull but readable. Binding tight. Scarce in any condition.