[Dix, Dorothea Lynde]. Private Hours; By the Author of Conversations on Common Things, &c. Boston: Chase, Nichols & Hill, c. 1860. 
Blue cloth, covers stamped in blind, spine in gilt, 3 x 4 1/2 inches, binding scuffed, back with old dampstain. 96 unmarked pp., tight, decorative pieces in the text. Has an old faint stain throughout, most visible on the end papers & half title page. Faint pencil 1860's gift inscription on ffep. Fair. Hardcover.
The firm Chase, Nichols & Hill operated with that name between 1859 and 1861, in which year Hill left to begin his own publishing company.
A collection of original devotional thoughts based on the days of the week, each beginning with a poem.
Dorothea Lynde Dix (1802-1887), b. Hampden, Maine; d. Morristown, New Jersey. Dix is now somewhat famous as Superintendent of Army Nurses for the Union Army during the Civil War and as an advocate for asylum reform. Before the war she was a school teacher and school master, and wrote several devotional books, such as Private Hours.