Cambridge MA: Privately Printed at The Riverside Press, 1910.
Illustrated by Illustrated. Hardcover. Very Good- with no dust jacket. Item #14386
DISCARDED stamp on front free endpaper, but no library markings - probably library sale; one roughly opened page, light tone, otherwise light wear. Solid hardcover. ; Frontispiece and three illustration plates. Memoirs, shortened by the author's death in 1905, covers her life, from her childhood in Salem, Massachusetts, as daughter of Benjamin Williams Crowninshield, Secretary of the Navy under Presidents Madison and Monroe, and her life with her husband, Dr. Jonathan Mason Warren, in Boston. Dr Warren was the third generation of Harvard Medical School graduates, one of the earliest Americans to specialize in plastic and reconstructive surgery, performing the first operations for rhinoplasty in the United States, developing a procedure for closure of the cleft palate, and providing one of the earliest accounts of a successful skin graft. The shortened memoir ends just after the loss of the steamer Arctic in 1854, with the Warrens making another trip to Europe to live in Rome for Dr Warren's health. Dr Warren died in 1857, but the memoir wasn't completed of Mrs Warren's busy half-century of widowhood amidst Boston and Harvard society. Altogether a fascinating snapshop of American life during the first half of the nineteenth century from the eyes of a prominent woman. ; xi, 66 pages.