Feminism

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. The Fortunate Mistress:
    DEFOE, Daniel. The Fortunate Mistress:

    London : 1724

    Very rare first edition of Defoe's proto-feminist novel Roxana. ESTC lists just three copies in UK institutions; only two copies have appeared at auction in the past 44 years. In Roxana and his earlier Moll Flanders, "indisputably Defoe has created two of the strongest and most important women characters in the history of literature" (ODNB).

    In... Learn More
    £30,000.00

    Stock Code: 149636

  2. Peace-Republicans' Manual; or, the French Constitution of 1793.
    HULSHOFF, Maria Aletta (ed.) Peace-Republicans' Manual; or, the French Constitution of 1793.

    New York : 1817

    First edition of this anonymously published collection of radical documents, tracts, and writings in French and English, compiled and edited from numerous sources by the Dutch feminist and pamphleteer Maria Aletta Hulshoff (1781-1846), and intended as a manual for pacifists. It includes the first American printing of the French Constitution of 1793.

    Hulshoff,... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 144381

  3. 142654
    BRACKETT, Anna C. (ed.) Woman and The Higher Education.

    New York : 1893

    First edition of this now uncommonly found collection of essays, written from 1819 to 1892, discussing the state of education for women in the US by key authors on the topic such as the editor Anna Callender Brackett, the Dean of Women at the newly founded University of Chicago Alice Freeman Palmer, and activist Emma Hart Willard.

    Willard was... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 142654

  4. 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)... Learn More
    £15,000.00

    Stock Code: 130959

  5. Findings.
    LE GUIN, Ursula K. Findings.

    [Browerville] : 1992

    First edition, softcover issue, one of 476 copies only, presentation copy inscribed on the title page "For Denise Levertov in loving admiration, from Ursula Le Guin. December '92". This is a great feminist association copy.

    The recipient was the British-American poet about which Le Guin famously wrote in 1985 "Denise Levertov 's mastery -- more... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 148854

  6. Woman's Coming of Age. A Symposium.
    SCHMALHAUSEN, Samuel D., & V. F. Calverton (eds.) Woman's Coming of Age. A Symposium.

    New York : 1931

    First edition, first printing, of this collection of 28 "radical" essays on the role of women in the modern world and their historic treatment. This copy, in the uncommon and attractive jacket, is from the library of the folklorist and anthropologist Harold Courlander, with his contemporary ownership inscription and bookplate on the front pastedown,... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 132007

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