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Rare first editions, signed and inscribed copies, deluxe and collectible editions of books, pamphlets, and ephemera relating to works that advocate women's rights and the equality of the sexes.

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  1. Worthy women of our first century.
    First edition. This copy with the bookplate of Butler Place to the front pastedown, and the publishers' presentation inscription; "Mrs. Owen J. Wister with respects of the Publishers" to the first blank. As well as co-editing, Mrs Wister contributes a piece on Deborah Logan. Sarah Butler Wister was the eldest daughter of... Learn More
    £650

    Stock Code: 52144

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  2. 120686
    £250

    Stock Code: 120686

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  3. 124005
    First editions of this uncommon work. Mary Delany was a close friend of the duchess of Portland, with whom she shared many intellectual interests, spending most of her summers "at Bulstrode in Buckinghamshire, the favourite country house of the duchess... There the friends improved the gardens, collected shells and botanical... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 124005

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  4. 114702
    A manual of frank advice on pregnancy, contraception, and menstruation, with close to half the book comprising a catalogue of surgical appliances, including contraceptive devices, that can be purchased from the publishers, many of them illustrated. An order form, headed "Private and Confidential", is enclosed at front of... Learn More
    £95

    Stock Code: 114702

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  5. 125420
    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... Learn More
    £3,500

    Stock Code: 125420

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  6. 124891
    First edition. Contemporary gift inscription to pastedown, alongside the large, bold inscription to the front free endpaper: "Sophia Hawker Her Book 1792" under which she has written "so she hope you will not sell it". The most famous work by the novelist Thomas Amory (1691-1788), the semi-autobiographical novel features... Learn More
    £950

    Stock Code: 124891

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  7. 120937
    First edition. Jardine (d. 1799), a Royal Artillery officer, was for much of his career stationed in Gibraltar, from where he conducted a mission to the sultan of Morocco, Muhammad III, in 1771; after the end of his active military career in 1776 he became a British agent in Spain. His Letters are "notable for their defence... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 120937

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  8. 118469
    Ninth edition, first published 1865. "The Author has endeavoured in the following pages to point out systematically the medical and general treatment of the most frequently occurring derangements peculiar to the female organisation"; chapters cover subjects including menstruation, "incidental diseases", pregnancy and the... Learn More
    £100

    Stock Code: 118469

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  9. 117133
    First edition, first printing, of this collection of speeches delivered in 1870 by the important and influential nineteenth-century American educator. Beecher, sister to Uncle Tom's Cabin author Harriet Beecher Stowe, was a key advocate of women's education opportunities. She founded The American Woman's Educational Association... Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 117133

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  10. 117229
    First US edition, first printing, of the English domestic moralist's advice book "written exclusively for her own sex". First published in London in 1931, this edition includes the "Advertisement to the American edition" which assures readers that "the English copy has been followed without the slightest alteration". "Believing... Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 117229

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  11. Meiji Japan as Western Women Saw it: A Bibliographical Companion.
    First edition, a new publication, "the result of a long-term project to identify, collect and annotate the more than 250 works published by western women during the Meiji era (1868-1912)" (General Introduction), with an index of authors. The work is divided into four chapters, covering Tourists and Travelers, Missionaries,... Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 114202

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  12. Daily Bread.

    Daily Bread.

    Hampstead, London: 1935

    Unique "book" by Pares, made for and dedicated to the man who was to become her second husband, Robert Christopher Bradby. Comprises a series of well-finished whimsically satirical sketches, broadly on the themes of women's work, fashions, and domestic life; the frontispiece showing the artist pavement-sketching - a pint... Learn More
    £3,000

    Stock Code: 114035

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  13. The Summary Jurisdiction (Married Women) Act, 1895.
    First edition of this landmark in British legislation for the rights of women, protecting married women against physical abuse and neglect, and allowing custody of children to deserted wives. Consolidating the 1878 Matrimonial Causes Act and the 1886 Married Women (Maintenance in the Case of Desertion) Act, it extended the... Learn More
    £600

    Stock Code: 114011

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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. Remember Me.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £50

    Stock Code: 100372

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  20. Memoirs of the Life of Agrippina, the Wife of Germanicus.
    First edition. Hamilton (1756?-1816) was a Belfast-born novelist and essayist. She is best-known for her writings on the philosophy of education. In her Memoirs of Modern Philosophers of 1800 a "popular satirical attack on what she perceived as the excesses of contemporary radical thought. She is sceptical about the claims... Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 81656

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  21. 39546
    First Edition. Scholarly analysis of the genre, such classics as Packard, Agnew, Marian, also more recent examples Kate Millett and Janet Frame. Learn More
    £85

    Stock Code: 39546

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