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Rare books and first editions, including copies in fine bindings, across the subject of Feminism, ranging from key historical texts from the feminist movement to supporting and related works.

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  1. A Vindication of the Rights of Men, in a Letter to the Right Honourable Edmund Burke; occasioned by his Reflections on the Revolution in France.
    First edition of each work, a highly interesting assemblage of three works relating to Burke's controversial Reflections on the Revolution in France, also published in 1790. "Mary's fervour for the principles of the Revolution developed rapidly and was unmixed with any doubts; having learnt her politics from the Dissenters,... Learn More
    £12,500

    Stock Code: 110724

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  2. The Women of Turkey.
    First edition, uncommon in the original cloth. "Lucy Garnett travelled extensively in the Balkans and Middle East, recording the customs of the people among whom she lived. In Smyrna, and later in Salonica, she learned Greek and Turkish; her familiarity with demotic Greek led to a collaboration with the folklorist John Stuart... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 109714

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  3. The Subjection of Women.
    First edition, "the last of [Mill's] great political tracts" and his "most unpopular and bitterly contested" work (ODNB). Mill had long been a women's rights advocate, having been influenced by the thinking of his father, the Utilitarian philosopher James Mill, and by his long friendship with, and then marriage to, the philosopher... Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 108992

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  4. A Road to Fairyland.
    First edition, first impression. Signed by the author on the title page. Dr Marie Stopes (1880-1958), though best known today for her contributions to palaeontology, her pioneering work on birth control, and her manual Married Love, was also a prolific writer of novels, poems and fairy stories. Scarce in the jacket. Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 108358

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  5. My War Experiences in Two Continents.
    First edition. Macnaughtan was already a successful novelist when war began in 1914 and she travelled to Belgium to volunteer as a nurse, having previously worked in the Balkans, South Africa and London's East End. She served courageously during the siege of Antwerp and later joined Hector Munro's ambulance unit. In 1915... Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 110280

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  6. Emma McChesney & Co.
    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Louis, with more real love than would be fitting, perhaps, to confess on a flyleaf. Edna Ferber. New York, December 12, 1915." This is the final volume in the Emma McChesney trilogy by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author... Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 103604

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  7. The Pin-Up. A Modest History.
    First edition, first printing. Review copy, with press releases laid-in, anticipating some backlash against the publication: "In an age when women's lib posters loudly proclaim "Women Are Not Chicks", how does a publisher get away with putting out a lavishly illustrated book called The Pin-Up: A Modest History. Answer: he... Learn More
    £425

    Stock Code: 103523

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  8. The Subjection of Women.
    First edition, "the last of [Mill's] great political tracts" and his "most unpopular and bitterly contested" work (ODNB). Mill had long been a women's rights advocate, having been influenced by the thinking of his father, the Utilitarian philosopher James Mill, and by his long friendship with, and then marriage to, the philosopher... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 103455

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  9. Appeal of One Half the Human Race, Women, Against the Pretensions of the Other Half, Men,
    First edition of one of the most important works in the history of feminism and "one of the classics of early nineteenth-century feminist literature" (ODNB). "No book published before his time on this subject, even the famous work of Mary Wollstonecraft, is at once so broad and comprehensive and so direct and practical as... Learn More
    £5,500

    Stock Code: 102519

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  10. Gsta Berlings saga.

    Gsta Berlings saga.

    Stockholm: 1891

    First edition, first impression of Lagerl Learn More
    £4,500

    Stock Code: 103054

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  11. Remember Me.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £50

    Stock Code: 100372

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  12. Cold Comfort Farm.
    Proof copy of Gibbons' classic parodic novel. Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 98079

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  13. The Cause
    First edition. A handsomely bound copy of this work by Strachey (1887-1940), a political activist and equality feminist who also sought a seat in Parliament thrice, in 1918, 1922, and 1923. Her work "is regarded as the classic history of the women's movement in Britain although it is implacably hostile to the [Women's Social... Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 94723

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  14. The Sadeian Woman.
    First UK edition, first impression. Signed by the author on the title page. Originally published in the US the previous year. Learn More
    £450

    Stock Code: 94550

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  15. Sapper Dorothy Lawrence. The Only English Woman Soldier.
    First edition. Uncommon, just eight copies on COPAC. Lawrence was living in Paris at the outbreak of the First World War, and contacted several London newspapers offering to act as a war correspondent, "but all the editors she contacted refused to employ a woman to cover such dangerous work. The military veto on civilians... Learn More
    £300

    Stock Code: 93962

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  16. An Unfortunate Mother's Advice to her Absent Daughters; in a Letter to Miss Pennington.
    This first edition of three in the same year is decidedly uncommon, ESTC lists just a dozen copies, six of them in the UK. What little is known of Lady Pennington is drawn from the present work, "a curious combination of conduct manual and scandalous memoir" (ODNB). She married Sir Joseph Pennington of Water Hall, Yorkshire,... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 88239

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  17. A Room of One's Own.
    First edition, first impression. Number 315 of 492 numbered copies signed by the author on the half-title. A Room of One's Own is Woolf's feminist literary manifesto, in which she assesses the history of women as writers and the challenges they have faced, notes the effects of patriarchal literary culture on female characters,... Learn More
    £5,750

    Stock Code: 88549

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  18. Memoirs of the Life of Agrippina, the Wife of Germanicus.
    £500

    Stock Code: 81656

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  19. Is He Popenjoy? A Novel.
    First edition, first impression, of this elusive Trollope title which includes his famously prejudiced satire against the women's rights movement. Learn More
    £1,000

    Stock Code: 79726

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