Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press and T. Fisher Unwin, 1904. Hardcover. 3 volumes. 8vo (8.9 in, 22.6 cm). 1424 pp.
First edition: George Elliott Howard (1849-1928), educator, historian, and president of the American Sociological Society in 1917, firmly believed in "the supreme function of culture to lift humanity upward." - The American University and the American Man, p.10. In A History of Matrimonial Institutions Howard argues that, "the family and its cognate institutions should be part of systematic social training and scientific recognition" and that,"women should be economically and socially free." - ANB.
NUC 0554094. ANB. Publisher's black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Top edge gilt faded. Removal of spine labels, institutional bookplates, and pocket; vol. I front hinge starting plus rear cover stained with white chalk, vol. III front cover lower edge dampstained. Uncommon first edition. Good+. Item #1069