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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. Herland.
    GILMAN, Charlotte Perkins. Herland.

    New York : January - December 1915

    First edition, the first appearance of Gilman's feminist utopian novel Herland, complete in 12 issues of Gilman's magazine The Forerunner; this copy warmly inscribed by the author to the American suffragist Alice Locke Park, "Charlotte Perkins Gilman with love and honor for her friend Alice Park", on the front free endpaper.
    Park (1861-1961) was... Learn More

    Stock Code: 130959

  2. The Left Hand of Darkness.
    LE GUIN, Ursula K. The Left Hand of Darkness.

    New York : 1969

    First edition, first printing, signed by Le Guin on the title page. This Ace paperback edition precedes Walker's hardback that came out later in the same year. This science fiction classic was Le Guin's first major success, and a pioneering text in the field of feminist science fiction.
    Part of the Hainish cycle, it follows the adventures of a solitary... Learn More

    Stock Code: 140212

  3. The Cause.
    STRACHEY, Ray. The Cause.

    London : 1928

    First edition, first impression, a scarce presentation copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper "To Edith Badcock with love from Agnes & Ray Christmas 1928". "Agnes" is Strachey's close friend and fellow suffrage campaigner Agnes Garrett (1845-1935), older sister of Millicent Garrett Fawcett, to whom the book is dedicated.
    Agnes also had a hand... Learn More

    Stock Code: 139283

  4. Family archive illustrating the consequences of bankruptcy.
    THE BANKER'S DAUGHTER. Family archive illustrating the consequences of bankruptcy.

    London : [c.1803-1871]

    A fascinating and varied archive which vividly illustrates the ramifications of bankruptcy upon family life, comprising financial, promotional, and personal documents related to the late Regency-era performer Mary Radcliff Chambers, "the Banker's Daughter", who took up an onstage career to revive her family's fortunes after the collapse of her father's... Learn More

    Stock Code: 128644

  5. The Handmaid's Tale.
    ATWOOD, Margaret. The Handmaid's Tale.

    Boston : 1986

    First US edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed to her friend the American novelist E. L. Doctorow (19312015) on the half-title: "For Edgar Doctorow, with thanks! Margaret Atwood, 1986." The book was first published in Canada the preceding year. With the publisher's publicity postcard laid-in. Learn More

    Stock Code: 100266

  6. The Pioneer Policewoman.
    ALLEN, Mary S. The Pioneer Policewoman.

    London : 1925

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "with every good wish, from Mary S. Allen", with an autograph note loosely inserted, "Hoping you will accept this - If in your part of the world I will certainly let you know. M. S. Allen". The Pioneer Policewoman was Mary Sophia Allen's... Learn More

    Stock Code: 131558

  7. Gender Studies.
    RHEIMS, Bettina. Gender Studies.

    Göttingen : 2014

    First edition, first printing, signed by the artist on the half-title, "Bettina Rheims, 2015, Paris". Gender Studies is a series of portraits first exhibited in 2012 in Düsseldorf featuring the "sound design" of Frederic Sanchez, included here on CD. In 2011 Rheims posted an advertisement on Facebook looking for models that felt "other" to... Learn More

    Stock Code: 130721

  8. The White Peacock:
    PETROVA, Olga. The White Peacock:

    Boston : 1922

    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "for Blady. From Olga Petrova". Olga Petrova (1884-1977) was a British-American playwright, screenwriter, and actress. The White Peacock premiered on Christmas 1921 and ran for three months, with Petrova playing the leading role. The plot involves a married woman leaving... Learn More

    Stock Code: 123663

  9. Emma McChesney & Co.
    FERBER, Edna. Emma McChesney & Co.

    New York : 1915

    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 of Show Boat and Giant. Ferber... Learn More

    Stock Code: 103604

  10. Gösta Berlings saga.
    LAGERLÖF, Selma. Gösta Berlings saga.

    Stockholm : 1891

    First edition, first impression, of Lagerlöf's debut novel, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to her Danish translators Ida Falbe-Hansen and her partner Elisabeth Grundtvig on the front flyleaf of Volume I: "Frkr Falbe Hansen och Grundtvig med tacksamhet och tillgifvenhet, från förf", with their pencil marginalia throughout. Lagerlöf (18581940)... Learn More

    Stock Code: 103054

  11. Come to the Cook-house Door!
    WHITSED, Juliet de Key. Come to the Cook-house Door!

    London : 1932

    First edition. Uncommon, particularly so in the jacket. Just four copies on COPAC, OCLC adds five. This copy inscribed on the second blank; "Good wishes from Juliet de Key Whitsed, May 1935". Illuminating and entertaining diaries of "adventure and work" of a VAD in Salonika from June 1917 to June 1919, "lively" (Matthews). Whitsed later published on... Learn More

    Stock Code: 93961

  12. Le Prénom de Dieu.
    CIXOUS, Hélène. Le Prénom de Dieu.

    Paris : 1967

    First trade edition, service de presse copy. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title "Pour Raymond Federman avec amitîé Hélène Cixous". The recipient was French-American novelist, essayist and Beckett critic Raymond Federman (1928-2009), who edited a number of Cixous's critical essays on Beckett. At the time of the inscription... Learn More

    Stock Code: 61763

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