Women's Suffrage and Women's Service.
The History of the London and National Society for Women's Service.London: London and National Society for Women's Service 1927 Stock Code: 133153
First edition, first impression. Ray (Rachel) Strachey (1887-1940), was a feminist activist, politician and writer. During the First World War her activism shifted its focus from suffrage to the question of women's employment, leading her to organise the Women's Service, the history of which is detailed in this work. "She fought particularly for women's admission to the legal profession and to the civil service, and headed the Women's Service Bureau" (ODNB). The London and National Society for Women's Service was a direct descendant of the Women's Suffrage Committee, the first meeting of which was in 1866. Strachey cites Barbara Bodichon as the initiator of the work she was attempting to continue, campaigning for an extension of women's professional employment and for equal pay.
Octavo. Original pink paper wrappers, front cover lettered in black, illustration to front cover in dark green bordered in gilt.
Portrait frontispiece and 11 photographic plates.
Spine and extremities browned as often, the latter rubbed and creased, a couple of very faint marks to front cover, wrapper starting to separate at inner front hinge, in all a very good copy of this fragile publication.
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