Women's Fight for the Vote.London: The Woman's Press, 1910 Stock Code: 128633
First edition, first impression, wrappered issue. There is also a casebound issue, with the Press advertisements printed here on the wrappers bound at the rear, and the price of "sixpence net" not included in the front cover illustration. No priority has been assigned between the two. This work is based on a number of articles Pethick-Lawrence first published in Votes for Women, the periodical he co-founded with his wife in 1907. In the work he explains various tactics and political developments to their sympathisers, alongside providing arguments to convert unbelievers to the cause, most notably explaining and defending the militant actions which had been taken by activists. The Women's Press, the publishing arm of the Women's Social and Political Union, was founded in 1906, and was likewise run by the Pethick-Lawrences. This copy has the ownership inscription of "Aimée Rose" on the half title. "Aimée Rose" is believed to be Aimée Lowther, an actress, playwright, active suffragette, and close friend of both Ellen Terry and Oscar Wilde.
Octavo. Original pictorial purple card wrappers printed in gold.
Wrappers faded with loss to spine ends and extremities nicked, short closed tear with tape repair to front joint and on first 4 pages, rear cover sometime detached and neatly reglued with faint ring mark, foxing to edges and endpapers. A good copy.
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