Eddy, Daniel C. Daughters of the Cross: or, Woman's Mission. Boston: Wentworth & Co., 1857. 
Red cloth decorated in blind & gilt, binding edge-worn and soiled, front end paper hinge torn making the front board wobbly. 5 x 7 1/4 inches, steel-engraved frontispiece with tissue guard, 250 generally clean pp. plus publisher's catalogue. Good. Hardcover.
Biographies of eleven female missionaries.
"The object of this work is to give a series of brief memoirs of the lives of the most prominent females in the Christian cause, who deserve more honor than the fallen warrior or the titled senator - such as Harriet Newell, Ann H. Judson, Elizabeth Hervey, Harriet B. Stewart, Sarah L. Smith, Eleanor Macomber, Sarah D. Comstock, Henrietta Shuck, Sarah B. Judson, Annie P. James, Mary E. Van Lennep." - publisher.
Daniel Clarke Eddy (1823-1896), b. Salem, MA; d. Brooklyn, NY. Eddy was a Baptist minister, author, hymn-writer, and politician, serving a brief term as Speaker in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, as a member of the Know-Nothing party. Ordained in 1846, he served for ten years as pastor of the First Baptist Church of Lowell, MA, and over the course of his career was pastor of churches in Boston, Fall River, Philadelphia, and Brooklyn. He made several tours of Europe and the Holy Land, which enabled him to write several books of travel reminiscences.