Monroe, Harriet Earhart. The Art and Science of Conversation and Treatises on other subjects pertaining to teaching. New York: A. S. Barnes and Company, 1889. Fourth Edition.
Blue publisher's cloth stamped in blind and gilt, 5 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches, 1898 owner's signature on ffep, vi., 194 unmarked pp.; the book has blank leaves bound in for note-taking. Very good. Hardcover. 
Harriet Earhart Monroe (1842-1927), b. Indiana, PA; d. Washington, DC. Monroe was the daughter of the Lutheran minister Rev. David Earhart, who took his family to Kansas in 1860 when he became a missionary there. Harriet was a schoolteacher in Kansas. In 1870 she opened a private school in Atchison, Kansas, which was a success, growing into a collegiate institute with over 200 students. After suffering poor heath she in 1885 moved to Washington, DC, and served as a correspondent for western journals. She soon took up public lecturing and gave hundreds of talks on a wide variety of subjects in America and in Europe. The book offered here, The Art and Science of Conversation, was another successful project undertaken by this industrious educator.