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WOLLSTONECRAFT, Mary.

Rare books by Mary Wollstonecraft including first editions of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman.

Rare books by Mary Wollstonecraft, including first editions and finely bound copies. Mary Wollstonecraft (1759–1797) was a radical philosopher
and feminist, the author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. Her writing career began in 1786 when, to supplement her income, she wrote a booklet on female manners entitled Thoughts on the Education of Daughters. She also became associated with the rational dissenters, a progressive religious group, and began writing regularly for a literary review.

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  1. 119354
    [WOLLSTONECRAFT, Mary.] A Vindication of the Rights of Men,

    London : 1790

    First edition, the first of several replies disputing the controversial and conservative assumptions made in Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France, also published in 1790, and an important precursor to A Vindication of the Rights of Women, published two years later. "Mary's fervour for the principles of the Revolution developed rapidly and... Learn More
    £8,750.00

    Stock Code: 119354

  2. 110724
    [WOLLSTONECRAFT, Mary.] 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.

    London : 1790

    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, she continued to adopt their... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 110724

  3. 137762
    WOLLSTONECRAFT, Mary. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman:

    London : 1792

    First edition of the first great feminist treatise. Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) argued in her groundbreaking manifesto that the rights of man and of woman were one and the same thing. Her demand for "justice for one-half of the human race" was too revolutionary for her time, but she found a following among radicals and educated women, and succeeded... Learn More
    £25,000.00

    Stock Code: 137762

  4. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman:
    WOLLSTONECRAFT, Mary. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman:

    London : 1792

    First edition of the first great feminist treatise. Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) argued in her groundbreaking manifesto that the rights of man and of woman were one and the same thing. Her demand for "justice for one-half of the human race" was too revolutionary for her time, but she found a following among radicals and educated women, and succeeded... Learn More
    £17,500.00

    Stock Code: 134373

  5. Memoirs of the Author of a Vindication of the Rights of Woman.
    (WOLLSTONECRAFT, Mary.) GODWIN, William. Memoirs of the Author of a Vindication of the Rights of Woman.

    London : 1798

    First edition. Godwin's touching and frank account of his wife Mary Wollstonecraft's life marks an important step in the development of the art of biography. The details of her sexual liaison with Imlay, the birth of her illegitimate daughter, and her suicide attempts, all scandalized contemporary readers for whom biographies were expected to be glowing... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 125420

  6. 123651
    (WOLLSTONECRAFT, Mary.) HAYS, Mary, and others. The Annual Necrology for 1797-8.

    London : 1800

    First edition, and sole volume, of this ambitious project to record obituaries of notable persons on an annual basis. The most significant memoir recorded here is the 49 page obituary of Mary Wollstonecraft by the feminist biographer Mary Hays (1759-1843). Hays received a copy of Wollstonecraft's Vindication of the Rights of Woman upon its publication... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 123651

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