Tweedie, W. K. The Early Choice: A Book for Daughters. Boston: D. Lothrop and Co., 1869. 
Maroon publisher's cloth stamped in blind, gilt to spine, worn at the spine ends and edges, binding corner tips bumped. 5 1/4 x 7 inches, private bookplate, 1872 gift inscription, 1893 owner's signature, privated ink name stamp on the ffep. Engraved frontispiece with tissue guard, 340 clean pp., tight. Good. Hardcover.
"This volume, in this Edition, has been to a great extent re-written, and four new chapters have been added. It is chiefly designed for the young, and embodies an attempt to train them to connect happiness or sorrow with conduct and character - to impress their minds with the conviction, that as surely as rivers run downward, or vapours ascend, the wrong in conduct will end in wretchedness, and the right in peace." - Preface.
20 chapters presenting different women and the lessons of character drawn from their lives. Includes Laura Bridgman, Charlotte Elizabeth, Maria Gaetana Agnesi, Queen Esther, Catherine III., Olympia Morata, Lady William Russell, Lady Hester Stanhope, Madame Guyon, Madame Roland, Madame de Stael, Annie MacDonald, Mrs. Fry, Ann Hasseltine Judson, Sarah Martin, Mary Jane Graham, Clementine Cuvier, and Mrs. Mary Winslow.
William King Tweedie (1803-1863), Free Church of Scotland minister and author.