Catalogue 176: Books And Ephemera For Sale

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 This catalogue contains a quantity of items withdrawn from the Women’s Library. I would like to stress that these are duplicates of items already held by the Library and only became available because the Library has for some time been rationalising its collections. This rationalisation is ‘good house keeping’ and has nothing to do with the impending move to LSE.



1.       AHMED, Leila Women and Gender in Islam  Yale University Press 1992 [10512] Fine in d/w £15

2.       ALEXANDER, Lynn Women, Work and Representation: needlewomen in Victorian art and literature Ohio Unversity Press 2003 [11620] Hardcovers – mint in d/w                                                                                                             £15

3.       ALEXANDER, Sally Women’s Work in 19th-century London: a study of the years 1820-50 Journeyman Press 1983 [12147] First published in ‘The Rights and Wrongs of Women’ (ed Mitchell and Oakley, 1976).Soft covers – fine                                                                                                                                                                                        £8

4.       ANSCOMBE, Isabelle A Woman’s Touch: women in design from 1860 to the present day Virago 1984 [10409] Soft covers – very good , cover a little creased                                                                                                                                            £15

5.       BADRAN, Margot And COOKE, Miriam (eds) Opening the Gates: a century of Arab feminist writing Virago 1990 [11692] drawn from personal letters, memoirs, speeches, fiction and poetry. Soft covers – fine                               £10

6.       BENJAMIN, Marina (ed) Science and Sensibility: gender and scientific enquiry 1780-1945 Basil Blackwell 1994 [11668] An interesting collection of essays, Soft covers – mint                                                                                                   £18

7.       BLACK, Clementina Sweated Industry and the Minimum Wage  Duckworth 1907 [11756] With an introduction by A.G. Gardiner, chairman of the executive committee of the National Anti-Sweating League                 £45

8.       BLOCH, R. Howard Medieval Misogyny and the Invention of Western Romantic Love  University of Chicago Press 1991 [11978] Soft covers – fine                                                                                                                                                 £18

9.       BOSANQUET, Mrs Bernard Rich and Poor  Macmillan 2nd ed, reprinted,1908 [12641] The Introduction begins ‘The separation between rich and poor in our large towns, and more especially in London, has often been pointed out as one of the most characteristic and threatening signs of the times.’ Plus ça change. A plea – with facts, figures and case studies – for greater understanding between the classes.                                                                                                                  £12

10.     Boucé, Paul-Gabriel (ed) Sexuality in 18th-century Britain  Manchester University Press 1982 [11034] Includes essays by Roy Porter, Ruth Perry and Pat Rogers – among others. Very good in d/w                                                £24

11.     BROOKE, Christopher The Medieval Idea of Marriage  OUP 1989 [11985] Fine in fine d/w                            £15

12.     BRUMBERG, Joan Jacobs Fasting Girls: the history of anorexia nervosa Vintage 2000 [11925] Soft covers – fine                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       £10

13.     BULLEY, A. Amy and WHITLEY, Margaret Women’s Work  Methuen 1894 [12108] With a preface by Lady Dilke. In the ‘Social Questions of To-day’ series. Very good in original cloth – scarce                                                                     £55

14.     BURGAN, Mary Illness, Gender and Writing: the case of Katherine Mansfield John Hopkins University Press 1994 [11905] Mint in d/w                                                                                                                                                                                         £15

15.     BURMAN, Sandra (ed) Fit Work for Women  St Martin’s Press (NY) 1979 [12111] Presents a collection of papers which discuss the origins of the domestic ideal and its effects on activities usually undertaken by women. Fine in d/w                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     £12

16.     BUTLER, C.V. Domestic Service: an enquiry by the Women’s Industrial Council Garland Publishing 1980 [12114] Facsimile reprint of the study first published by G. Bell & Sons in 1916.                                                                           £20

17.     BYTHELL, Duncan The Sweated Trades; outwork in 19th-century Britain Batsford 1978 [12110] Very good in d/w                                                                                                                                                                                                                              £12

18.     CALVERTON, V.F. and SCHMALHAUSEN, S.D. (eds) Sex in Civilsation  Macaulay Co (NY) 1929 (reprint) [12650] With an introduction by Havelock Ellis. Contributors include Beatrice Forbes-Robertson Hale, Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Margaret Sanger. Good – 719pp – heavy                                                                                                                                   £12

19.     CASHFORD, Jules The Moon: myth and image Cassell Illustrated 2003 [11910] Explores the myths and images inspired by the Moon, from the earliest Palaeolithic markings on horn and bone to the crafted poems of the present. First edition – hardcover -mint in mint d/w – heavy                                                                                                                                                £35

20.     CASSELL’S HOUSEHOLD GUIDE to Every Department Of Practical Life: Being A Complete Encyclopaedia of Domestic and Social Economy   Cassell, new and revised ed no date (1881-83) [10382] Four volumes in delightfully decorative red and gilt cloth covers. Coloured frontispieces to each volume; plus black and white illustrations throughout. Each volume c 370pp – double column text. Vols 1 and 2 very good internally, cloth on base of vol 1 slightly split; spine of vol 2 split along edge. vols 3 and 4 in very good condition. A little foxing on endpapers and along foredges. All in all a very good set                                                                                                                                                       £95

21.     CHISHOLM, Cecil and WALTON, Dudley The Business Girl’s Handbook  Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons Ltd (1916) [12502] Everything the ambitious young office woman of 1916 might need to know. Rather oddly the book carries a message from Madame Sarah Bernhardt to ‘The Working Women of England” – ‘You who read this book know what it is to work. That makes a link between you and me. For all my life my work has been the one passion of my existence. In this time of war it has been my supreme solace’ etc. Very good                            £25

22.     CLARK, Alice Working Life of Women in the Seventeenth Century  Routledge 1982 [10534] First published in1919. Soft covers – very good                                                                                                     £8

23.     CLARK, Margaret Homecraft: a guide to the modern home and family Routledge, 3rd ed 1978 (r/p) [10288] The author was senior adviser for Home Economics for Derbyshire. The book was a textbook, suitable for school Home Economics courses. First published in 1966. Soft covers – very good                                              £6

24.     COHEN, Monica Professional Domesticity in the Victorian Novel: women, work and home CUP 1998 [12419] Offers new readings of narratives by Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, Dickens, George Eliot, Emily Eden etc to show how domestic work, the most feminine of all activities, gained much of its social credibility by positioning itself in relation to the emergent professions. Soft cover – fine                                                                £25

25.     CONSTABLE, Nicole  Maid to Order in Hong Kong: stories of migrant workers Cornell University Press, 2nd ed 2007 [11573] Soft covers – mint                                                                                            £12

26.     COTTERELL, Anthony She Walks in Battledress  Christophers 1942 (r/p) [13001] An account of a day’s work in the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS). Good in paper self-wrapper – with a rather striking ‘period’ line drawing on the cover.                                                                                                                                    £18

27.     COWAN, Ruth Schwartz More Work For Mother: the ironies of household technology from the open hearth to the microwave Basic Books (NY) 1983 [10355] Very good in d/w                                             £10

28.     DAVIDOFF, Leonore Worlds Between: historical perspectives on gender and class Routledge 1995 [12115] Soft covers – fine                                                                                                                                £12

29.     DEMOOR, Marysa Their Fair Share: women, power and criticism in the ‘Athenaeum’ , from Millicent Garrett Fawcett to Katherine Mansfield, 1870-1920 Ashgate 2000 [11667] Mint                                   £25

30.     DIGBY, Anne Making a Medical Living: doctors and patients in the English market for medicine, 1720-1911 CUP 1994 [10601] Mint in d/w                                                                                                  £18

31.     DINSHAW, Carolyn and WALLACE, David (eds) The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Women’s Writing  CUP 2003 [11857] Soft covers – fine                                                                          £12

32.     DOODY, Margaret Anne The True Story of the Novel  Fontana 1998 [10562] Aims to prove that the novel is an ancient form – with a continuous history of 2000 years. Soft covers – very good                          £5

33.     DOOLING, Amy Women’s Literary Feminism in Twentieth Century China  Palgrave 2005 [11604] Hardcovers – mint in d/w (pub price £42)                                                                                     £25

34.     DUBY, Georges Medieval Marriage: two models from 12th-century France John Hopkins University Press 1991 (r/p) [11984] Soft covers – fine                                                                                                   £12

35.     DYHOUSE, Carol Feminism and the Family in England 1880-1939  Basil Blackwell 1989 [11224] Soft covers – very good                                                                                                                      £12

36.     ECKFORD, E. Stoddart And FITZGERALD, M.S. Household Management: a handbook of domestic economy and hygiene John Hogg 1915 [10277] Very good – a few marks on spine                     £12

37.     ELLIS, Mrs Sarah Stickney The Select Works  Henry G. Langley (New York) 1844 [11234] Includes ‘The Poetry of Life’, ‘Pictures of Private Life’, ‘A Voice From the Vintage, on the force of example addressed to those who think and feel’. Good in original decorative cloth                                                                                                  £48

38.     ERKKILA, Betsy The Wicked Sisters: women poets, literary history & discord OUP 1992 [10529] Study of the lives and works of Emily Dickinson, Mariaane Moore, Elizabeth Bishop, Adrienne Rich, and Gwendolyn Brooks. Soft covers – fine                                                                                                                                  £8

39.     EVANS, Richard J. The Feminists: women’s emancipation movements in Europe, America and Australasia 1840-1920 Croom Helm 1977 [12139] Fine in d/w                                                                             £15

40.     EVERGATES, Theodore (ed) Aristocratic Women in Medieval France  University of Pennsylvania Press 1999 [11979] Soft covers – very good                                                                                                 £17

41.     FINCH, Lynette The Classing Gaze: sexuality, class and surveillance Allen & Unwin (Australia) 1993 [10336] Focuses on Australian social reports and reveals how sections of society were conceptually constructed as two distinct working classes. Soft covers – mint                                                                                   £10

42.     FOLEY, Helen Female Acts in Greek Tragedy  Princeton University Press 2001 [11861] Hardcover -fine in fine d/w                                                                                                                                             £15

43.     GATES, Evelyn (ed) Woman’s Year Book 1923-1924  Women Publishers Ltd 1924 (3rd ed) [13006] An invaluable reference work, covering all aspects of the post-emancipation period in considerable detail. Contributors include Millicent Fawcett (aunt of the editor), Commandant Mary Allen, Lena Ashwell, Lilian Barker, Margaret Bondfield, Winifred Cullis, Margaret Llewellyn Davies, Margery Fry, Chrystal Macmillan, Hilda Martindale, Bertha Mason, Edith Picton-Turbervill, Eleanor Rathbone – among many others. Full of facts and figures, names and addresses. Very good internally – cloth grubby – withdrawn from the Women’s Library .               £65

44.     GOLDSMITH, Margaret Women and the Future  Lindsay Drummond 1946 [12101] A study of what the position was likely to be in the post-Second World War world. Scarce.Fine – in very slightly chipped d/w            £25

45.     GOOD HOUSEKEEPING’S HOME ENCYCLOPAEDIA   Ebury Press 1968 (r/p) [10297] Packed with information and illustrations. Large format – very good in rubbed d/w – heavy                                £10

46.     GUBAR, Marah Artful Dodgers: reconceiving the golden age of children’s literature OUP 2009 [11702] Mint in d/w (pub price £34.99)                                                                                                                £28

47.     HALLSWORTH, Joseph and DAVIES, Rhys J The Working Life of Shop Assistants: a study of conditions of labour in the distributive trades privately published 1910 [11765] Fascinating insight into the working conditions and wages of a wide range of shop workers with description of some of the reforms that had been put in place. Very good in original cloth                                                                                                                    £35

48.     HARVEY, Jane Hoover Book of Home Management  Hutchinson 1963 [10295] Very good in torn d/w       £8

49.     HILL, Georgiana Women in English Life: from mediaeval to modern times Richard Bentley 1896 [10453] An excellent study – in two volumes. Most of the second volume is devoted to the position of women at the end of the 19th century – written by one who was very much involved with the woman’s movement. Very good – a little bumped at top and bottom of spine. A scarce set                                                                                       £95

50.     HOBBY, Elaine Virtue of Necessity: English women’s writing 1649-88 Virago 1998 [11939] Soft covers – very good                                                                                                                                             £8

51.     HOLCOMBE, Lee Victorian Ladies at Work: middle-class working women in England and Wales 1850-1914 David & Charles 1973 [11226] Very good in chipped d/w                                                          £25

52.     HOLTBY, Winifred Women  John Lane 1941 (r/p) [12102] First published in 1934. Good reading copy – spine nicked and marked                                                                                                                      £12

53.     HOUSEHOLD REFERENCE LIBRARY Household Management and Entertaining  Fleetway House, no daty (1930s)  [10276] An amazingly eclectic compilation – with many photographs. Good           £12

54.     HUMM, Maggie Feminism and Film  Edinburgh University Press 1997 [11940] Soft covers – fine   £12

55.     HUMM, Maggie A Reader’s Guide to Contemporary Feminist Literary Criticism  Harvester Wheatsheaf 1994 [10538] Soft covers – fine                                                                                                    £8

56.     JEFFREYS, Sheila The Spinster and Her Enemies: feminism and sexuality 1880-1930 Pandora 1985 [12445] Soft covers – fine                                                                                                                           £8

57.     JOHNSON, Patricia E. Hidden Hands: working-class women and Victorian social-problem fiction Ohio University Press 2001 [10784] ‘Argues that the female industrial worker became more dangerous to represent than the prostitute or the male radical because the worker exposed crucial contradictions between the class and gender ideologies of the period and its economic realities’. Soft covers – mint                                            £15

58.     KEDDIE, Nikki And BARON, Beth (eds) Women in Middle Eastern History: shifting boundaries in sex and gender Yale University Press 1991 [10511] The first study of gender relations in the Middle East from the earliest Islamic period to the present. Fine in d/w                                                                                      £15

59.     KENEALY, Arabella Feminism and Sex-Extinction  E.P. Dutton & Co (NY) 1920 [12107] Anti-feminist eugenicist polemic. US edition is scarce. Very good internally – cloth cover a little bumped and rubbed     £25

60.     KING, Jeanette Women and the Word: contemporary women novelists and the Bible Macmillan 2000 [11912] Studies of work by, among others, Sara Maitland, Michele Roberts, Alice Walker and Toni Morrison. Fine in fine d/w (pub price £70)                                                                                                                           £25

61.     KIRBY, Joan (ed) The Plumpton Letters and Papers  CUP for the Royal Historical Society 1996 [10954] Letters addressed mainly to Sir William Plumpton (1404-80) and his son, Sir Robert (1453-1525). Good in marked d/w- but has perhaps been exposed to damp at some point                                                          £10

62.     KROLL, Judith Chapters in a Mythology: the poetry of Sylvia Plath Harper & Row 1976 [12027] First edition. Hardcovers – fine in fine d/w                                                                                                        £12

63.     LANG, Elsie British Women of the Twentieth Century  T. Werner Laurie 1929 [12505] Excellent collection of essays on all aspects of (middle-class) women’s lives – including ‘Higher Education and University Life’, ‘The Medical Profession’, ‘The Fight for the Franchise’, ‘Women and the Legal Profession’, ‘Dress and Society’, ‘Women and the Arts’, ‘Careers for Women. With an interesting selection of photographs. Good                             £18

64.     LERNER, Gerda The Creation of Patriarchy  OUP 1986 [11924] Soft covers – fine           £10

65.     LEVINE, Philippa Victorian Feminism 1850-1900  University Press of Florida 1994 [12134] Paper covers – very good                                                                                                                                    £15

66.     LITERARY YEAR BOOK 1913   John Ouseley 1913 [10858] and Illustrators’ Directory and Bookman’s Guide. Directory of authors, with publications and addresses, directory of illustrators, details of periodicals, librarirs, literary agents, clubs, printers, binders, publishers etc                                                                               £28

67.     LOOTENS, Tricia Lost Saints: silence, gender, and Victorian literary canonization University Press of Virginia 1996 [12398] Fine in d/w                                                                                                           £35

68.     MACCARTHY, B.G. The Female Pen; women writers and novelists 1621-1818 Cork University Press 1994 [12412] First published in 1944, this edition with an introduction by Janet Todd. Soft covers – 530pp – fine         £12

69.     MCGREGOR, O.R. Divorce in England: a centenary study Heinemann 1957 [10426] Very good in d/w     £20

70.     MACKENZIE, Suzanne Visible Histories: women and environments in a post-war British city McGill-Queen’s University Press 1989 [10243] Fine in d/w                                                                                  £12

71.     McMILLAN, Margaret The Child and the State  The National Labour Press 1911 [11641] In which she advocated giving poor children a more broad and humane education than they currently were receiving. Vol 9 in the Socialist Library series. Card covers – very good                                                                          £28

72.     MARKS, Lara Metropolitan Maternity maternity and infant welfare services in early 20th century London Rodopi 1996 [11624] Soft covers – fine                                                                                                  £22

73.     MARTINDALE, Louisa Under the Surface  Southern Publishing Co (Brighton) 6th ed, no date [c 1910] [12462] ‘This pamphlet is a statement of facts. My one object has been to prove to those who do not believe it, that the existence of Prostitution in our land, is due to the fact that women are not treated a, or believed to be, the equals of men; that as long as the economic dependence of one sex upon the other exists, so long will Prostitution as a profession exist; and that the first step in securing the economic independence of women, is to give them the vote.’ A w woman doctor’s comment. 72pp – very good internally – paper covers slightly chipped. COPAC lists copies in the National Library of Scotland and in the  libraries of the universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Liverpool and in LSE – but not, surprisingly, the British Library.                                                                                              £55

74.     MASON, Michael The Making of Victorian Sexuality  OUP 1994 [10599] Fine in d/w      £14

75.     MAXWELL, Catherine Second Sight: the visionary imagination in late Victorian literature Manchester University Press 2008 [11705] Mint in d/w (pub price £55)                                                                        £25

76.     MEAKIN, Annette Woman in Transition  Methuen 1907 [12646] A feminist study of a changing society. Fixed to the inner front cover is a piece of doggerel from a newspaper entitled ‘My Lady in Khaki’, dated 1916, showing how even greater were the changes to be a mere 9 years after the book’s publication. ‘There is a change, a subtle change/That’s quite apparent in your bearing,/In perfect keeping with the strange,/Weird uniform you’re wearing.’ Very good                                                                                                                                           £28

77.     MONK, Una New Horizons: a hundred years of women’s migration HMSO 1963 [11031] Very good in slightly torn d/w                                                                                                                                      £20

78.     MUMM, Susan (ed) All Saints Sisters of the Poor: an Anglican Sisterhood in the 19th century Boydel Press/Church of England Record Society 2001 [10964] A history of the Sisterhood that was founded by Harriet Brownlow Byron in 1850 to work in the slums of Marylebone – but then spread its net much wider. This volume comprises material drawn from the Sisterhood’s archives. V. interesting. Mint                                £30

79.     NASHAT, Guity And TUCKER, Judith Women in the Middle East and North Africa: restoring women to history Indiana University Press 1998 [10480] Traces the evolution of the role of women in Middle Eastern societies from ancient times to the 20th century. Soft covers – fine                                                               £10

80.     NEWMAN, Barbara God and the Goddesses: vision, poetry, and belief in the Middle Ages University of Pennsylvania Press 2003 [10524] A direct challenge to modern theologians to reconsider the role of goddesses in the Christian tradition. Fine in d/w                                                                                                      £12

81.     PATTEN, Marguerite The Victory Cookbook  Imperial War Museum 1995 (r/p) [10328] ‘Over 200 recipes which helped the nation celebrfate on that special day and right up to the end of rationing in 1954’. Packed with illustrations. Soft covers – very good                                                                                               £8

82.     PEACH, Linden Contemporary Irish and Welsh Women’s Fiction: gender, desire and power University of Wales Press 2008 [11572] The first comparative study of fiction by late 20th and 21st-century women writers from England, Southern Ireland and Wales. Soft covers – mint                                                              £15

83.     PEDERSEN, Frederik Marriage Disputes in Medieval England  Hambledon 2000 [11977] The records of the church courts of the province of York, mainly dating from the 14th c, provide a welcome light on private, family life and on individual reactions to it. Hardcovers – fine in fine d/w                                                        £25

84.     PLOWDEN, Alison The Case of Eliza Armstrong: ‘A child bought for £5’ BBC 1974 [11476] A study of the case brought in 1885 against the journalist W.T. Stead, whose crusade against child prostitution, highlighted the sexual double standard and the precarious position of poverty-stricken young girls in a patriarchal society. Very good in d/w                                                                                                                                                    £12

85.     RAVENHILL, Alice And SCHIFF, Catherine (eds) Household Administration:its place in the higher education of women  Grant Richards, no date (1910) [10427] Good – ex-university library       £18

86.     ROPER, Lyndal Oedipus and the Devil: witchcraft, sexuality and religion in early modern Europe Routledge 1994 [11961] Soft covers – fine                                                                                                           £18

87.     ROYDEN, A. Maude The Church and Woman  James Clarke no date (1923) [13007] ‘With a chapter on the evangelical and free churches by Constance M. Coltman’. Good in d/w – withdrawn from the Women’s Library    £12

88.     SAGE, Lorna Women in the House of Fiction: post-war women novelists Macmillan 1992 [11880] Soft covers – fine                                                                                                                                             £7

89.     SEARLE, Arthur (ed) Barrington Family Letters 1628-1632  Royal Historical Society 1983 [10955] In the main letters to Lady Joan Barrington, the focal point of the extended family, the dowager and respected matriarch on a recognisable early 17th-century pattern. Very good                                                                      £12

90.     SELLERS, Susan (ed) Delighting the Heart: a notebook by women writers Women’s Press 1989 [10536] Seventeen women – poets, novelists and playwrights – talk about how they began to write, how they approach a new piece of work and how they develop it. Soft covers – very good                                                     £7

91.     SHAHAR, Shulamith The Fourth Estate: a history of women in the Middle Ages Routledge 1993 (r/p) [11858] Paper covers – fine                                                                                                                      £12

92.     SHIRAZI, Faegheh Velvet Jihad: Muslim women’s quiet resistance to Islamic fundamentalism University Press of Florida 2009 [11615] Hardcovers – mint in d/w                                                                          £20

93.     SHOWALTER, Elaine Inventing Herself: claiming a feminist intellectual heritage Picador 2001 [11934] An exploration of feminist intellectuals from the 18th century to the present – from Mary Wollstonecraft to Naomi Woolf. Hardcover – fine in fine d/w                                                                                                          £15

94.     SHOWALTER, Elaine A Jury of Her Peers: American women writers from Anne Bradstreet to Annie Proulx Virago 2009 [11900] Hardcover – fine in fine d/w                                                                       £12

95.     SHOWALTER, Elaine (ed) The New Feminist Criticism: essays on women, literature and theory Virago 1986 [11873] Soft covers – fine                                                                                                             £8

96.     SIX POINT GROUP In Her Own Right: a discussion conducted by the SWix Point Group Harrap 1968 [12975] Includes contributions from Hazel Hunkins-Hallinan, Marghanita Laski, Pat Hornsby-Smith and Lena Jeger, stemming from a conference ‘where it was felt that it was timely to investigate ths uccess of the movement towards emancipation and to discuss the problems remaining fifty years after the emancipation of women’. Paper covers – good                                                                                                                                                    £10

97.     SJOBERG, Laura and GENTRY, Caron Mothers, Monsters, Whores: women’s violence in global politics Zed Books 2007 [11565] Studies military women who engage in torture, the Chechen ‘Black Widows’, Middle Eastern suicide bombers, and the women who directed and participated in genocides in Bosnia and Rwanda, to analyse the biological, psychological and sexualized stereotypes through which these women are conventionally depicted. Soft covers – mint                                                                                                                               £10

98.     SONBOL, Amira El Azhary (ed) Women, the Family, and Divorce Laws in Islamic History  Syracuse University Press 1996 [10484] 18 essays covering a wide range of material. Soft covers – fine     £12

99.     STANLEY, Liz Et Al (eds) Auto/Biography: Bulletin of the British Sociological Association Study Group on Auto/Biography  (1993) [10494] Vol 2, no 1 ‘Research Practices’. Soft covers – fine                     £9

100.   STOREY, Joan Home Service Book: the answers to your everyday problems in the home Hodder & Stoughton 1955 [10275] With numerous photographs of, for instance, heating equipment – v. evocative. Good £6

101.   STROBEL, Margaret European Women and the Second British Empire  Indiana University Press 1991 [11669] Based on the published accounts of travellers, missionaries, officials’ wives, and on biographies and other secondary accounts, to give an account of the roles of white women in the British Empire over a period of about a century, beginning in 1880. Soft covers – fine                                                                                £12

102.   THE ENGLISHWOMAN’S YEAR BOOK AND DIRECTORY 1904   A & C Black 1904 [10837] Indispensable source of information. Very good internally in library binding                                    £80

103.   THE ENGLISHWOMAN’S YEAR-BOOK AND DIRECTORY FOR 1888  JUBILEE EDITION Hatchard’s 1888 [11772] edited by ‘L.M. H.’ [Louisa Hubbard], comprising Part I Englishwomen and their work in Queen Victoria’s reign and Part II

Directory for 1888. A wonderful source – full of details of names and addresses. Very good and tight in decorative boards, a little darkened and marked with age. Extremely scarce                                                £195

104.   THE ENGLISHWOMAN’S YEARBOOK AND DIRECTORY 1901   A & C Black 1901 [11770] Ed by Emily Janes. Packed with information. Good internally – cloth covers marked – scarce                   £80

105.   TRIBLE, Phyllis Texts of Terror: literary-feminist readings of biblical narrative SCM Press Ltd 1984 [11907] Soft covers – fine                                                                                                                           £7

106.   TUCKWELL, Gertrude The State and its Children  Methuen 1894 [11651] ‘Among the social questions with which the nation has to deal there is none, it seems to me, so important as the question of children.’ Chapters include: ‘Reformatories and Indusrial Schools’, ‘Workhouse schools and children’, ‘Canal and van children’; ‘Circus and theatre children’, ‘Homes for blind and deaf and dumb’ and ‘Work for the Society for the Prevention of Curelty to Children’. Very good – scarce                                                                                                                      £25

107.   VALENZE, Deborah The First Industrial Woman  OUP 1995 [10786] Examines the underlying assumptions about gender and work that informed the transformation of English society, and in turn, ideas about economic progress. Charts the birth of a new economic order resting on social and sexual hierarchies which remain a part of our contemporary lives. Soft covers – mint                                                                                          £15

108.   VANITA, Ruth Sappho and the Virgin Mary: same-sex love and the English literary imagination Columbia University Press 1996 [11223] Soft covers – very good                                                                £8

109.   VINCE, Mrs Millicent Decoration and Care of the Home  W. Collins 1923 [12870] Mrs Vince had been a pupil of the pioneer ‘House Decorator’, Agnes Garrett. Very good in rubbed d/w                          £18

110.   WALLER, Jane And VAUGHAN-REES, Michael Women in Uniform 1939-45  Papermac 1989 [10344] Paper covers – large format                                                                                                          £12

111.   WARE, Susan Holding Their Own: American women in the 1930s Twayne 1982 [10285] Soft covers – fine                                                                                                                                                    £10

112.   WEBSTER’S ROYAL RED BOOK or Court and Fashionable Register for May 1876 Webster and Larkin 1876 [12154] A London street guide (Abbey Gardens, St John’s Wood to Young St, Kensington) giving the names of individual householders – combined with a list of the names and addresses of the ‘Fashionable’ – a wide swathe of middle-class London. A very useful directory. In fair condition – very good internally -clean and tight – but decorative, gilt embossed cloth is rubbed and sewing has parted at inside back cover. This early directory is quite scarce        £30

113.   WEBSTER’S ROYAL RED BOOK or Court and Fashionable Register for May 1909 A Webster & Co 1909 [13003] A London street guide (Abbey Garden, Westminster to Young St, Kensington) giving the names of individual householders – combined with a list of the names and addresses of the ‘Fashionable’ – a wide swathe of middle-class London. A very useful directory – a treasure trove of information – 1153pp plus many pages of  advertisements. In good condition – in red, decorative, gilt embossed cloth.                                   £35

114.   WINSTEAD, Karen (ed) Chaste Passions: medieval English virgin martyr legends Cornell University Press 2000 [11983] Soft covers – very good                                                                                                   £9

115.   WOODBRIDGE, Linda Women and the English Renaissance: literature and the nature of womankind 1540-1620 Harvester 1984 [11986] Hardcover -very good internally – a few small inkspots to front board      £25

116.   WOODS, Edgar & Diana Things That Are Not Done: an outspoken commentary on popular habits and a guide to correct conduct Universal Publications, no date (1937) [10612] Good                                    £12


117.   (AMBERLEY) Bertrand and Patricia Russell (eds) The Amberley Papers: the letters and diaries of Lord and Lady Amberley  Hogarth Press 1937 [11044] The epitome of radical liberalism in the mid-19th-century. Both died tragically young. Good                                                                                                          £45

118.   BELL, MAUREEN, PARFIT, GEORGE AND SHEPHERD, SIMON A Biographical Dictionary of English Women Writers 1560-1720  G.K. Hall 1990 [11878] Expands the boundaries of what is conventionally recognized as 17th century English literature by uncovering, reintroducing and documenting the lives and works of more than 550 English women who wrote betwen 1580-1720. Fine in d/w                                   £25

119.   BETHAM, Matilda A Biographical Dictionary of the Celebrated Women of Every Age and Country  printed for B. Crosby 1804 [11227] A fascinating compilation. First edition – 852pp – bound in half leather and marbled boards – very good – scarce                                                                                         £200

120.   BHATTACHARYA, Rinki (ed) Janani: mothers, daughters, motherhood Sage 2006 [10391] Autobiographical writings of Indian women from all walks of life, sharing their experience of being mothers, daughters or both. Soft covers – mint                                                                                                                                 £8

121.   (BIRD) Kay Chubbuck (ed) Letters to Henrietta  John Murray 2002 [10563] Letters from Isabella Bird, redoubtable Victorian traveller, to her sister, Henrietta. Fine in d/w                                               £12

122.   (BROUGHTON) Marilyn Wood Rhoda Broughton: profile of a novelist Paul Watkins 1993 [11657] Rhoda Broughton (1840-1920) was one of the most famous and successful late-Victorian women novelists. Fine in d/w £15

123.   (BURNEY) Janice Farrar Thaddeus Frances Burney: a literary life St Martin’s Press 2000 [10546] Soft covers – very good                                                                                                                                   £8

124.   (BUTTS) Nathalie Blondel (ed) The Journals of Mary Butts  Yale University Press 2002 [12460] 500pp – heavy – mint in mint d/w                                                                                                               £20

125.   CHAPMAN, Barbara Boxing Day Baby  QueenSpark Market Books 1994 [10402] She was born in Brighton on Boxing Day in 1927. Soft covers – 34pp – very good                                                                                                                               £4

126.   (CLIVE) Mary Clive (ed) Caroline Clive: from the diary and family papers of Mrs Archer Clive (1801-1873) Bodley Head  [11101] Life among the ‘Landed Gentry’ – beautifully edited by Mary Clive – who had the knack. Good in rubbed d/w                                                                                                                                                                                                               £10

127.   (COBBE) Frances Power Cobbe Life of Frances Power Cobbe : as told by herself Swan Sonnenschein 1904 [11475] The Posthumous – and best – edition – ‘With Additions by the Author and Introduction by Blanche Atkinson’. Fine – rather scarce                                                                                                                                                                                                          £75

128.   (COLET) Francine du Plessix Gray Rage and Fire: a life of Louise Colet – pioneer feminist, literary star, Flaubert’s muse Hamish Hamilton 1994 [11994] Hardcovers – fine in fine d/w                               £6

129.   (FRAME) Janet Frame An Autobiography  Women’s Press 1991 (r/p) [11999] Contains the three vols that comprise her autobiography – ‘To the Is-land’, ‘An Angel at My Table’ and ‘The Envoy from Mirror City’. Hardcovers – fine in fine d/w                                                                                                                           £10

130.   (GLASPELL) Barbara Ozieblo Susan Glaspell: a critical biography University of North Carolina Press 2000 [12016] Soft covers – fine in fine d/w                                                                                          £18

131.   (HARRISON) Amy Greener A Lover of Books: the life and literary papers of Lucy Harrison J.M. Dent 1916 [11054] Lucy Harrison (a niece of Mary Howitt) studied at Bedford College, then taught for 20 years at a school in Gower St (Charlotte Mew was a pupil at the school and v. attached to Miss Harrison) and then became headmistress of the Mount School, York. Good – pasted onto the free front end paper is a presentation slip from the editor, Amy Greener, to Mary Cotterell                                                                                                           £18

132.   HAYS, Frances Women of the Day: a biographical dictionary of notable contemporaries J.B. Lipincott (Philadelphia) 1885 [12594] A superb biographical source on interesting women. Good in original binding – with library shelf mark in ink on spine- scarce                                                                                      £75

133.   (HOWE) Valarie Ziegler Diva Julia: the public romance and private agony of Julia Ward Howe Trinity Press International 2003 [11892] Hardcover – fine in fine d/w                                                               £10

134.   (HUMBERT) Agnes Humbert Résistance: memoirs of Occupied France Bloomsbury 2008 [12392] Memoirs of Agnes Humbert (1894-1963), an art historian who helped form one of the first organised groups of the French Resistance. First published in France in 1946, this translation, by Barbara Mellor, is the first in English. Mint in d/w                                                                                                                                                      £5

135.   (JAMESON) G.H. Needler (ed) Letters of Anna Jameson to Ottilie von Goethe  OUP 1939 [12451] Very good internally – cover marked                                                                                                     £20

136.   KELSALL, Helen Berridge House Who’s Who, 1893-1957  privately published [1957] [13005] A list of all the pupils and staff of the National Society’s Training College for Domestic Subjects –  with a short history of the college. Paper covers – good                                                                                                                    £12

137.   (LAWRENCE) Rosie Jackson Frieda Lawrence  Pandora 1994 [12009] Includes ‘Not I, But the Wind and other autobiographical writings’. Hardcovers – fine in fine d/w                                                                                            £8

138.   (LOVELACE) Benjamin Woolley The Bride of Science: romance, reason and Byron’s daughter Macmillan 1999 [12000] Biography of Ada Lovelace                                                                                                                                        £10

139.   (MARTIN) Sarah Martin A Brief Sketch of the Life of the Late Miss Sarah Martin of Great Yarmouth: with extracts from the Parliamentary Reports on Prisons; her own Prison Journals etc C. Barber (Yarmouth) 2nd ed, 1844 [12756] Prison visitor, dressmaker, Sunday School teacher. Her comments on the prisoners are particularly interesting. Good in original cloth                                                                                                                              £35

140.   MAVINGA, Isha McKenzie And PERKINS, Thelma In Search of Mr McKenzie: two sisters’ quest for an unknown father Women’s Press 1991 [10418] An intriguing search to find their black father – their mother was white and Jewish. Soft covers – good                                                                                                                                                                                      £5

141.   (MITCHISON) Jill Benton Naomi Mitchison: a biography Pandora 1992 [12003] Soft covers – fine           £3

142.   (NICE) Miranda Seymour The Bugatti Queen: in search of a motor-racing legend Simon & Schuster 2004 [10532] Romantic life of Helle Nice, who set land-speed records for Bugatti in the 1930s. Fine in d/w     £8

143.   (NICHOL) Anna Stoddart Elizabeth Pease Nichol  Dent 1899 [12999] (1807-1897) Scottish Quaker – daughter of the founder of the Peace Society, suffragist, chartist, anti-vivesectionist. Very good – scarce    £35

144.   (OSBORN) Emily Osborn (ed) Political and Social Letters of a Lady of the Eighteenth Century: 1721-1771 Griffith Farren, Okeden and Welsh (London) 1890 [12054] Living in London and Chicksands (Bedfordshire), she managed her son’s involved estate. Her letters reveal to us 18th-century life – political, social and domestic. Very good internally -paper on spine and corners a little rubbed – gift inscription, 1895, to ‘Lady Strathmore’ – the present Queen’s great-grandmither                                                                                                                                                                           £45

145.   (PERRY) Ruth Perry The Celebrated Mary Astell: an early English feminist University of Chicago Press 1986 [11897] Soft covers – very good – scarce                                                                                                                                                 £25

146.   (SANGER) Esther Katz (ed) The Selected Papers of Margaret Sanger Vol 2: Birth Control Comes of Age, 1928-1939 University of Illinois Press 2007 [11583] Hard covers – mint in d/w – heavy (pub price £38)             £25

147.   (SEWARD) Margaret Ashmun The Singing Swan: an account of Anna Seward and her acquaintance with Dr Johnson, Boswell & others of their time Greenwood Press 1968 [10958] First published in 1931. Very good      £12

148.   (STEAD) Chris Williams Christina Stead: a life of letters Virago 1989 [11891] Soft covers – fine     £8

149.   (STOWE) Joan Hedrick Harriet Beecher Stowe  OUP 1994 [11991] Soft covers – fine          £9

150.   (TWINING) Louisa Twining Recollections of My Life and Work  Edward Arnold 1893 [10625] She was an early ‘social worker’ – involved with workhouse visiting, promoting the idea of poor law inspectors and was herself a poor law guardian. Very good – scarce                                                                                                                                                        £68

151.   (WARD) John Sutherland Mrs Humphry Ward: eminent Victorian, pre-eminent Edwardian OUP 1990 [12008] Fine in very good d/w                                                                                                                                                                 £8

152.   (WOLLSTONECRAFT) Janet Todd (ed) The Collected Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft  Allen Lane 2003 [10787] Mint in d/w                                                                                                                                                                              £25

153.   (WOLLSTONECRAFT) JOHNSON, Claudia (ed) The Cambridge Companion to Mary Wollstonecraft  CUP 2002 [11365] Soft covers – mint                                                                                                                                                            £10

154.   (YOURCENAR) Josyane Savigneau Marguerite Yourcenar: inventing a life University of Chicago Press 1993 [10522] Biography of  the author of ‘The Memoirs of Hadrian’ . Translated from French by Joan E. Howard. Fine in d/w                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  £10 


155.   ASSOCIATION FOR MORAL AND SOCIAL HYGIENE Reasons for Objecting to Clauses 2 & 6 of the Criminal Law Amendment Bill   1917 [12370] together with 2) ‘United Protest Against Clauses 3 & 7 of the Criminal Law Amendment Bill (No 2) (as amended by the Joint Select Committee.’ As ever, ASMH attempts to protect women from compulsory detention and to make the communication of venereal disease a punishable offence; 3) ‘Manifesto of the Association for Moral and Social Hygiene on the Sexual Offences Bill, 1918, and the Criminal Law Amendment Bill, 1918’ – 4-pp pamphlet.. All in good condition – withdrawn from the Women’s Library        £8

156.   ATKINS, Frederick (ed) The Young Woman: Vol IV an illustrated monthly magazine Horace Marshall 1896 [12754] This volume runs from Oct 1895 to September 1896. Includes ‘Horticulture for Women: a peep at Swanley College’, ‘Lady Members of the London School Board’, ‘On learning to cycle’ by Eliz. Robins Pennell, ‘A Peep at the Pioneer Club’, ‘Young wives and their difficulties’ by Mrs Haweis – as well as interviews or articles about Mary Hill Burton, Mary Kingsley, G.F. Watts, Lucas Malet, Katharine Macquoid, the Countess of Meath, and Mrs Humphry Ward, – as well as stories, cooking, advice etc – and many illustrations. An excellent magazine. Good in original cloth                                                                                                                                                    £20

157.   COUNCIL OF WOMEN CIVIL SERVANTS Higher Appointments Open to Women in the Civil Service  P.S. King 1928 [12709] ‘It is believed that the number and the importance of the careers in the Civil Service open to women are not fully recognised…’. 8-pp pamphlet – good- ex-Board of Education library.             £10

158.   FABIAN WOMEN’S GROUP Summary of Eight Papers and Discussions upon the Disabilities of Mothers as Workers  Fabian Women’s Group (Private Circulation)  1910 [12973] Papers by Mrs Pember Reeves, Dr Ethel Vaughan-sawyer, Mrs Spence Weiss, Mrs Bartrick Baker, Mrs Stanbury, Mrs S.K. Ratcliffe, Miss B.L. Hutchins, Mrs O’Brien Harris. Paper covers – good                                                                                     £15

159.   GORDON, Dr Mary Prophylaxis and Venereal Disease   1919 [12344] A paper read before the International Conference of Medical Women, New York, Oct 1919. 8-pp pamphlet – reprinted from ‘The Shield, Dec 1919-Jan 1920. Good condition – withdrawn from the Women’s Library                                                        £3

160.   HOPKINS, Ellice The Early Training of Girls and Boys: an appeal to working women P.S. King  reprint [1902] [12708] ‘Especially intended for Mothers’ Unions’. Very good in original wrappers – ex-Board of Education                                                                                                                                                    £15

161.   (JEBB) Katharine Bruce Glasier Eglantyne Jebb and The World’s Children  The Northern Voice no date (post 1928) [12974] Pamphlet extolling the work of Eglantyne Jebb, published after her death. Paper covers – good                                                                                                                                                      £8

162.   SENIOR, Mrs Nassau Pauper Schools  HMSO 1875 [10457] ‘Copy ”of a Letter addressed to the President of the Local Government Board by Mrs Nassau Senior, lately an Inspector of the Board, being a reply to the observation of Mr Tufnell, also a former inspector upon her report on pauper schools’. This was a follow-up to Mrs Senior’s 1874 report.

24pp – large format – disbound.                                                                                                   £55

163.   SHAFTS ed. by Margaret Shurmer Sibthorpe   1892 [12501] Volume 1 – issue no 1 – 3 Nov 1892 – of this ‘progressive’ radical woman’s paper. This first issue contains an article on The Pioneer Club – whose – members were just the readership at which ‘Shafts’ was aiming – on ‘Type-Writing as an Employment for Women’ – on ‘Social Purity’ by ‘A Working Woman’ – and a review by Frances Lord (first English translator of Ibsen) of ‘Peter Ibbetson’ by George du Maurier.- noted as the first in a series of ‘short notes on Books containing Occult, Psychical or Mystical Teaching.’ ‘Shafts’ caught the fin-de-siècle zeitgeist. First issue – very good condition – very scarce £48

164.   WOMEN’S CO-OPERATIVE GUILD 35th Annual Report, 1 May 1917-30 April 1918    [12750] Paper covers – 24pp – good – ex-Board of Education library                                                                  £12

165.   WOMEN’S CO-OPERATIVE GUILD 36th Annual Report 1 May 1918-30 April 1919    [12751] Paper covers – good – ex-Board of Education library                                                                             £12

166.   WOMEN’S HOLIDAY FUND Twenty-Sixth Annual Report, 1920    [12733] ‘This Fund helps respectable working women requiring rest and change to have one, two, or three weeks in the country, or by the sea…’ With details of the Fund’s work and of its subscribers etc. Paper covers – good – ex-Board of Education library            £15

167.   WOMEN’S INDUSTRIAL COUNCIL Annual Report, 1904-5    [12703] packed with information on the work of the WIC – including that of its Central Lending Library for Working Girls’ Clubs, its Central Association for Circulating Pictures (to Girls’ Clubs), a list of its lectures, names of its subscribers etc. Paper covers – very good – ex-Education Library                                                                                                                        £15

168.   WOMEN’S INDUSTRIAL COUNCIL Nineteenth Annual Report 1912-13    [12704] Includes a long, v interesting and wide-ranging list of lectures given – as well as details of the work undertaken by the council – including the trades into which it had undertaken investigations. Paper covers – very good – ex-Board of Education library   £15

169.   WOMEN’S LABOUR LEAGUE Report for the Years 1914 and 1915, together with Report of Proceedings at the Tenth National Conference held in Bristol on 25 January 1916    [12734] Paper covers – 56pp – good – ex-Board of Education library                                                                                                    £15

 170.   HORTICULTURAL COLLEGE FOR WOMEN, HEXTABLE     [12876] real photographic postcard of Hextable House, home of Swanley Horticultural College (for details of which see Crawford, ‘Enterprising Women: the Garretts and their circle’). The card was posted on 19 Jan 1918 from, I assume, a student to her mother, with the message ‘Have arrived safely.’ Good                                                                                              £8

171.   KITTY GILLOW     [10700] – photograph – she poses in top hat and tails – with cigar. A latter-day music-hall actress, she has signed her photograph – which was taken in Jersey in 1964                                    £5

172.   MISS ELLA SHIELDS   B. Feldman 1914 [10675] sings ‘Just One Kiss – Just Another One’ and is photographed in top hat and tails on the cover of the sheet music. The song was written by William Hargreaves and Dan Lipton. Very god                                                                                                                                       £7

173.   MISS ELLA SHIELDS   Campbell, Connelly & Co 1925 [10678] sings ‘Show Me the Way to Go Home’, written by Irving King, and is photographed as an awkward young man on the cover of the sheet music. Good     £6

174.   MISS ELLA SHIELDS   Worton David Ltd 1925 [10680] sings ‘I Can’t Help Loving That Girl’ and is photographed on the cover of the sheet music wearing boater, bow tie and glasses. Good               £6

175.   MISS ELLA SHIELDS   Lawrence Wright 1925 [10681] sings ‘When the Bloom is On the Heather’ and is photographed in top hat and tails on the cover of the sheet music. Very good                                  £6

176.   MISS ELLA SHIELDS   Francis, Day & Hunter 1927 [10682] sings ‘I’m Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover’ and is photographed in close up on the cover wearing her top hat and white bow tie. Fair – some marks on cover        £5

177.   MISS ELLA SHIELDS   Lawrence Wright 1929 [10688] sings ‘Home in Maine’ and is photographed in sailor attire on cover of sheet music. Good                                                                                              £6

178.   MISS HETTY KING   Francis, Day & Hunter 1908 [10684] sings ‘I’m Afraid to Come Home in the Dark’ and is photographed on the cover of the sheet music in extravagantly elegant top hat and tails. Very good £7

179.   MISS NORA DELANEY   Lawrence Wright 1929 [10687] sings ‘Glad Rag Doll’ and is photographed in male evening dress on the cover of the sheet music. Good                                                                       £5

180.   MISS VESTA TILLEY     [10695] photographic postcard of her in waistcoat and trilby, together with a cigarette card of woman in male evening dress. Good – card posted in 1907                                                 £6

181.   MISS ZENA DARE     [10693] photographic postcard of her in male attire. Very good – posted in 1906         £5

182.   ‘MR WINIFRED WARD’     [10697] as she signs in ink (real signature) a photograph of herself in evening dress. She was an acclaimed male impersonater in the early 20th century. Fine                                          £7

183.   VESTA TILLEY   Francis, Day & Hunter 1905 [10670] sings ‘Who Said, “Girls”?’. Sheet music featuring photograph on cover of Vesta Tilley in smart male attire. The ditty begins: ‘One day on a Western claim/Miners vow’d their lives were tame, For in that lonel spot there seldom girls had been.’ Good                                £7

184.   VESTA TILLEY   Francis, Day & Hunter 1896 [10672] sings ‘He’s Going In For this Dancing Now’, written by E.W. Rogers. Very good – except that the front cover is semi-detached                                          £5

185.   VESTA TILLEY   Francis, Day & Hunter 1894 [10683] sings ‘By the Sad Sea Waves’ and is photographed in colour on the cover of the sheet music. Good – though spine strengthened                                       £7

186.   WINIFRED WARD     [10698] modern reproduction of postcard photograph of her as man-about town. Fine                                                                                                                                                      £3


187.   DALBY, Richard (ed) The Virago Book of Victorian Ghost Stories  Virago 1988 [10714] Stories by, among others, Charlotte Bronte, Elizabeth Gaskell, Catherine Crowe, M.E. Braddon, Rhoda Broughton, Vernon Lee, Violet Hunt and Mary Cholomondeley. Fine in good d/w                                                                          £8

188.   KANE, Sarah Complete Plays  Methuen Drama 2001 [12029] Introduced by David Greig. Comprises ‘Blasted’, ‘Phaedra’s love’, ‘Clansed’, Crave’, ‘4.48 Psychosis’, ‘Skin’. Soft covers – fine                               £10

189.   SINCLAIR,Catherine Modern Society; or, the March of the Intellect William Whyte 1837 [10803] Very good in half-leather and marbled boards                                                                                                   £20

190.   TAYLOR, Mary Miss Miles  OUP 1990 [12413] Mary Taylor was the life-long friend of Charlotte Bronte. This edition with an introduction by Janet Horowitz Murray. Soft covers – very good                              £6

191.   TRAVERS, Graham [pseud of Margaret Todd] Mona MacLean: medical student William Blackwood, 14th ed 1899 [11784] Novel written by Sophia Jex-Blake’s friend and biographer. Cover marked – scarce £38


Suffrage Non-fiction

192.   ANTHONY Jr, Charles The Social and Political Dependence of Women  Longmans, Green, and Co 1880 (6th ed) [12058] This was one of the earliest books published in support of J.S. Mill’s proposed amendment to the 1867 Reform Bill – to give qualified women the vote. Interestingly he begins his tract with an analysis of the way in which ridicule was used to dismiss the idea of the enfranchised woman. Charles Anthony was the editor of the ‘Hereford Times’. Helen Blackburn lists the book in her Bibliography for ‘The Record of Women’s Suffrage’ . Very good internally in original decorated cloth, slight rubbing to head and tail of spine – unusual            £65

193.   BAX, Belfort The Legal Subjection of Men: a reply to the Suffragettes The New Age Press 1908 (new edition) [12660] ‘There have been few agitations in history which have been characterised by such hard lying and shameless perversions of fact as the so-called ‘Woman’s Movement’.. The ‘Woman’s rights’ (?) agitator has succeeded by a system of pure impudent, brazen, ‘bluff’, alternately of thh whimpering and the shrieking order, in inducing a credulous public to believe that in some mysterious way the female sex is groaning under the weight of the tyranny of him whom they are pleased to term ‘man the brute’. Very good – rebound in cloth – with original paper covers bound in.        £28

194.   GIBSON, Sir John The Emancipation of Women  Gwasg Gomer 1992 [10973] First published in 1891. Gibson was editor of the ‘Cambrian News’ between 1875-1915 and a strong supporter of women’s suffrage in Wales. Soft covers – mint                                                                                                                               £12

195.   LEWIS, Jane Before the Vote was Won: arguments for and against women’s suffrage 1864-1896 Routledge (Women’s Source Library) 1987 [12099] A very useful collection of texts. Fine in d/w                £28

196.   MARTIN, Anna Mother and Social Reform  NUWSS 1913 [11478] Two articles reprinted from the ‘Nineteenth Century and After’ issues of May and June 1913 as a booklet. Anna Martin, deeply concerned about the level of infant mortality and general ill-health of poor women and children, argues for easier separation in cases where the husband and father is neglectful or worse, the right of women to a ‘maintenance’ that is in some way defined. With a membership form for the NUWSS tipped in at the front, and a subscription form to ‘The Common Cause’ at the back. Paper covers (with a few nicks at edges) – very good condition -64pp                                          £45

197.   MORGAN, David Suffragists and Liberals: the politics of woman suffrage in Britain Basil Blackwell 1975 [12133] Fine in d/w                                                                                                                    £15

198.   PEACOCK, Sarah Votes for Women: the women’s fight in Portsmouth Portsmouth City Council 1983 [12484] Soft covers – fine – rather scarce                                                                                                  £25

199.   SEAWELL, Molly Elliot The Ladies’ Battle  Macmillan Co (NY) 1911 [11143] She was an American novelist who here argues against women’s suffrage, maintaining that if women were to vote an unlooked-for ‘general revolution’ would be inaugurated. Good – uncommon                                                                                    £38

200.   TICKNER, Lisa The Spectacle of Women: imagery of the suffrage campaign 1907-14 Chatto and Windus 1987 [12606] A wonderful book. Fine in d/w – scarce                                                                         £45


Suffrage Biography


201.   (FAWCETT) David Rubinstein A Different World for Women: the life of Millicent Garrett Fawcett Ohio State University Press 1991 [12100] Mint in d/w                                                                                 £15

202.   (LESLIE) ‘Henrietta Leslie’ (pseudonym of Gladys Schutze) More Ha’pence Than Kicks; being some things remembered MacDonald, 2nd imp 1943 [11239] Her autobiography – she was a keen supporter of the WSPU – gave shelter to Mrs Pankhurst at her house in Chelsea. Good internally – cover rubbed – quite scarce £19

203.   (LYTTON) Lady Betty Balfour (ed) Letters of Constance Lytton  William Heinemann 1925 [10628] Very good – in purple cloth, with design by Syvlia Pankhurst on front cover                                           £68


Suffrage Fiction

204.   BALDRY, W. Burton From Hampstead to Holloway: depicting the suffragette in her happiest mood John Ouseley 1909 [12755] Delightful comic novel relating the journey of a suffragette from active membership of the ‘Women’s Defence League’ to contented bride – taking in many of the well-known motifs along the way – the office in Westminster, the meeting in ‘Paxton Hall’,  the rally in Trafalgar Square, the battle with the police, the appearance in court, and, finally, Holloway, where, like Ann Veronica, she finds herself thinking rather more about a certain young man than the Cause. Profusely and splendidly illustrated by G.E. Shepeard. Very good – original pictorial yellow cloth slightly rubbed and dulled, leading inner hinge slightly cracking – very scarce – I last had a copy in 1999    £350

205.   HAMILTON, Cicely A Pageant of Great Women  The Suffrage Shop 1910 [12929] First perfomred at the Scala Theatre, London, on 10 November 1909, with a cast that included Cicely Hamilton, Ellen Terry, Edith Craig,  Marion Terry and Winifred Mayo. With 15 photographs of members of the cast – most by Miss Leon (30 Regent St).and one (Ellen Terry) by Lena Connell. The copy has been recased – with new spine and back board – but with the original front board – which is somewhat scuffed. A goodish copy of a scarce title                    £95

206.   A LOOKER-ON The Home-Breakers  Hurst and Blackett 1913 [12632] ‘An anti-militant suffragist novel by a Popular and Well-known Novelist who desires to remain anonymous’. The author was J.S. Stainton. An extremely interesting ‘suffrage’ novel – its ‘anti’ sentiment when written, has been rather eroded by the passing of time – and it is an excellent read for the detail in which it delinates the militant campaign and the women involved in it. And, again, although it might have been inteded to be anti-militant, the publishers were sufficiently savvy to ensure that it was cased in purple cloth (now a little faded) with the title in white in a green rectangle – ie the WSPU colours. It was obviously published in the latter half of 1913, as it includes a visit to the Derby, witnessing Emily Davidson [sic] go under the horse’s hooves.  Very scarce                                                                                                        £75

207.   PAGE, Gertrude The Winding Paths  Hurst & Blackett c 1911 [8th ed] [12888] A novel with a suffrage theme. ‘The men call them “new Women” with derision, or mannish, or unsexed; but those who have been among them, and known them as friends, know that they hold in their ranks some of th most generous-hearted, unselfish, big-souled women who exist in England to-day…One such as the best of these was Ethel Hayward..’ Good   £20

208.   ROBERTS, Katherine Pages From the Diary of a Militant Suffragette  Garden City Press 1910 [11202] There has been some doubt about whether this is an autobiography or fiction. I tend to think that it is fiction – clearly written by an active suffragette – but am not further forward about who Katherine Roberts was. Extremely interesting – and vivid. Paper covers – a little chipped – but a very good copy – clean and tight – of a very scarce book                                                                                                                                                  £250

209.   ROBINS, Elizabeth The Convert  Women’s Press 1980 [11672] Her suffrage novel. Reprint of the 1907 edition – with an introduction by Jane Marcus                                                                                               £9

210.   SAUTER, Lilian Through High Windows  Curtis & Davison (11a Church St, Kensington) 1911 [12880] Poems. Includes ‘Woman’s Plea for Suffrage’ and ‘Woman’s Song of Freedom.’. The latter was set to music by Annette Hullah and published by the London Society for Women’s Suffrage                                                         £25

211.   SHAW, Bernard Press Cuttings: a topical sketch compiled from the editorial and correspondence columns of the Daily Papers Constable & Co no date (1909) [13000] as performed by the Civic and Dramatic Guild at the Royal Court Theatre, London, on the 9th July 1909. A suffragette play. In grey card covers a little chipped at edge        £35

212.   TEMPEST, Evelyn [pseud. of Edward Cuming] The Doubts of Diana  Hodder & Stoughton [1911/12] [12881] Light-hearted novel – with the heroine taking part in a suffragette raid akin to ‘Black Friday’ [‘The rumour that Govenment had thoughts of employing policemen from other parts of London was lightly discredited; everybody was sure no such thing would be done, even by the new Home Secretary’] and ending up in a police court. Good in original binding                                                                                                                             £28

213.   WHITE, Percy To-Day  Tauchnitz  1913 [12885] A very readable novel – with suffrage taking central stage – alongside criticism of the divorce laws. The heroine, as in ‘Ann Veronica’, is prepared to sacrifice her social position for the Cause and enter into a legal pact rather than a conventional marriage. Paper covers – good – scarce           £18


Suffrage Ephemera

214.   ADA HINES      [12587] (1872-1949) of ‘The Nook’, Ashton-on-Mersey, was an artist and a suffragette – the joint founder, in 1909, with her friend and fellow artist, Lucy Fildes, of the Manchester branch of the Women’s Freedom League. Here is an opportunity to acquire a small oil painting by her – unframed – on board – entitled ‘Sunset’. Signed but undated – rather atmospheric.                                                                                                 £75

215.   CENTRAL SOCIETY FOR WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE Some Objections to Women’s Suffrage Considered   March 1907 [12527] Written by Lady Strachey – who deftly sets out answers to 8 stereotypical objections. 4-pp leaflet – fine – scarce                                                                                                                    £55

216.   CORONATION PROCESSION 17 June 1911     [11274] A stereoscope photograph of ‘The Empire Car’ – part of the ‘Pageant of Empire’ part of the procession staged by the suffrage societies to mark the Coronation of George V. Very good                                                                                                                                   £95

217.   EARENGEY, W.G. Woman Under the Law  Women’s Freedom League, no date 1908 [12961] W.G. Earengey, a lawyer, was the brother-in-law of Edith How-Martyn, one of the leaders of the Women’s Freedom League. He and his wife, Florence, had been founder members of the WSPU in Cheltenham, before moving to the WFL. He writes in his introduction to this little book, ‘A careful consideration of the legal disabilities still attaching to women should convince every fair-minded an that Woman’s demand for sex-equality in the Law is based on elementary principles of natural justice.’ Good – though paper covers carry many library shelf marks – withdrawn from the Woman’s Library£12

218.   EDINBURGH NATIONAL SOCIETY FOR WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE     [11313] Testimonial, dated 14 December 1881, from the Edinburgh National Society to Charles Cameron, MP for Glasgow, for ‘having introduced and successfully carried through Parliament, during the last troubled Session, the Municipal Franchise Bill, conferring on Women Householders the same right which men Householders have hitherto enjoyed..’ The testimonial is signed by Priscilla McLaren, as President, and with the signatures also appended of the Secretaries, Eliza Wigham, Emily Rosaline Masson and Elisa Kirkland.                                                                                          £300

219.   ELMY, Elizabeth Wostenholme  Woman’s Franchise: the need of the hour  ILP 2nd ed, no date [1907] [12760] A campaigner for women’s suffrage since the mid-1860s, she had put aside a lifetime’s aversion to party politics and joined the Manchester ILP in 1904. This article was originally published in the ‘Westminster Review’. In her concise style she analyses the events of the previous 40 years and demands that Liberal MPs who profess to support women’s suffrage honour their pledges.                                                                            £65

220.   FAWCETT, Mrs Henry Home and Politics an address delivered at Toynbee Hall and elsewhere Women’s Printing Society 1894 [12939] A much reproduced speech – first given c 1890. This printing does not bear a date but probably c 1900. It carries the ownership stamp of Margaret Clark, Street, Somerset who in 1909 married Arthur Gillett – so probably predates 1909. 8pp – a little creased and marked – but tight                          £35

221.   HOUSMAN, Laurence Be Law-Abiding  Women’s Freedom League  [12997] Housman gave this speech at a meeting of the WFL held at St Peter’Hall, Bournemouth, on 30 Jan 1914. 14-pp pamphlet – pages 7-13 have suffered a severe burn – with a loss of a small amount of text on each page – so this item is free to anyone who wants it! Withdrawn from the Women’s Library                                                                                            £0

222.   IN MEMORIAM  Rt Hon Lord and Lady (Emmeline) Pethick-Lawrence of Peaslake    [12984] 4-pp leaflet describing the various commemorations of the lives of the Pethick-Lawrences. Issued by the Suffragette Fellowship under the names of Lady (Helen) Pethick-Lawrence and Grace Roe. Good                                  £15

223.   LENNOX, Geraldine The Suffragette Spirit  The Suffragette Fellowship 1932 [12960] One of the series of ‘Suffragette Lectures’ – given at Caxton Hall on 17 Nov 1931. Paper covers – good internally -although has been folded. Paper covers carry many shelf marks – withdrawn from the Woman’s Library – scarce       £40

224.   LONDON SOCIETY FOR WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE     [12935] single-sheet leaflet setting out the LSWS’s ‘Policy’.Printed by the Women’s Printing Society sometime after 1910 (the year in which the Society moved to 58 Victoria Street – the address given). Very good                                                                            £15

225.   LONDON SOCIETY FOR WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE Annual Report 1914  LSWS 1914 [12968] Presented at the Annual General Meeting held at the Caxton hall, Westminster, December 10, 1914. With useful list of local committees and branches, and names and addresses of their secretaries etc. And, of course, most importantly, details of the aid the Society was giving to the war effort in the early months of the War. 24pp in paper covers – very good – the cream paper of the covers just a little grubby. Scarce                                                              £65

226.   LONDON SOCIETY FOR WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE Annual Report 1916  LSWS 1916 [12969] With details of their war efforts, both at home and in France and Serbia – and of their local committees etc. 34pp – paper covers – good – a little creased and grubby. Scarce                                                                                    £50

227.   LONDON SOCIETY FOR WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE Annual Report 1917  LSWS 1917 [12970] Details of local committees etc – and of war work – including that ofovers  the Women’s Service Bureau. Financial accounts are given for the different areas of operation – ie ‘War Service Fund’, ‘London Units of the Scottish Women’s Hospitals for Foreign Service’ and ‘Welding School, Ministry of Munitions’. 34pp -paper covers marked – internally good         £55

228.   LONDON SOCIETY FOR WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE Annual Report 1918  LSWS  [12992] ‘Presented at the annual general meeting held at the Caxton Hall, Westminster, Feb 24th 1919.’ Financial accounts are given for the different areas of operation – ie ‘War Service Fund’, ‘London Units of the Scottish Women’s Hospitals for Foreign Service’ and ‘Welding School, Ministry of Munitions’.  Paper covers marked – internally good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library                                                                                                                         £30

229.   LONDON SOCIETY FOR WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE Debate between Mrs Humphry Ward and Mrs Henry Fawcett  LSWS 1909 [12947] The debate was held in London on 26 Feb 1909 – organised by the St Pancras Committee of the LSWS. As an afternote, the local chairman and secretary felt obliged to set out details of the exact circumstances of the distribution of tickets – it had been that kind of evening. 32-pp – the text is all there – in poor but readable condition – withdrawn from the Women’s Library                                                           £10

230.   LONDON SOCIETY FOR WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE Women Workers’ Demonstration  NUWSS 1917 [12932] 4-pp leaflet issued by the NUWSS for this demonstration, held in the Queen’s Hall in London on Tuesday 20 February 1917. It was supported by a range of suffrage societies and on the platform were representative women from trades and professions – including actresses, book binders, bus conductors, bakers, chainmakers, doctors oxy-acetylene welders, voluntary aid detachments, window cleaners etc. Millicent Fawcett was in the chair and the speech was given by Ray Strachey. Very good – unusual                                                                          £35

231.   LYDIA BECKER     [12607] Letter from Lydia Becker to ‘Mr Levi’ – written from 85 Carter St, Greenyes, Manchester on ‘Oct 16’ – I have worked out that the year is1868. ‘Mr Levi’ is probably Prof Leone Levi, to whom she had sent a pamphlet a few days earlier. I think, in response, he had written to her in admiration asking for some material from her for his autograph book. In this letter, in return, she writes ‘I have written out my three Norwich prospositions ,[these are drawn from her address at Norwich to the British Association Section F on 25 Aug 1868] which I hope may serve your purpose as a curiosity! for your autograph book, and a bone of contention for your friends.’ These ‘three Norwich propositions’ are set out on a separate sheet. But, in addition, in her  4-pp mss letter she sets out ‘my general wishes and conclusions as to the rights of women’.. All the material has been carefully attached to a sheet that once was page 77 in a collection of autograph material. Incidentally the material on the reverse, p 78, is in Italian, lending credence to my supposition that the correspondent was Leone Levi, who had left his native Italy for Liverpool in 1844. A very interesting letter – very good                                     £95

232.   MACMILLAN, Chrystal And Shall I Have a Parliamentary Vote?  NUWSS March 1918 [12949] Contains all the details on what was necessary for a woman to claim her newly-won vote. 18pp – paper covers – marked with a little pencilled underlining – withdrawn from the Women’s Library                                                  £25

233.   (MARSH) Suffragette Fellowship Memories of Charlotte Marsh  published for the Suffragette Fellowship by Marion Lawson June 1961 [12979] Paper covers – tribute to a leading WSPU activist – 20-pp pamphlet -card covers reproduces her hunger strike medal. Good -carries library marks – withdrawn from the Women’s Library. Scarce                                                                                                                                         £30

234.   MARSHALL, Catherine E. Women’s Suffrage Election in Cumberland    [12989] ‘reprint of letter sent to the local press’ 5 Jan 1910. Catherine Marshall was the very energetic local organising secretary for the the NUWSS at this by-election. Single sheet – fair – withdrawn from the Women’s Library                                    £10

235.   MEN’S POLITICAL UNION FOR WOMEN’S ENFRANCHISEMENT First Annual Report  MPU 1911 [12982] Includes an account of the Union’s work and a list of donors. Paper covers (with rather attractive purple, white and green motif) present, but detached – and rather chipped and grubby. Internally fair – with some pencilled annotations. Scarce                                                                                                                      £40

236.   MILL, Mrs Stuart (Harriet Taylor Mill) The Enfranchisement of Women  Trubner & Co 1868 [12964] A reissue, in pamphlet form, of the important article that Harriet Taylor contributed to the ‘Westminster Review’ in 1851. Paper covers – back cover has a tear across – front cover has several library shelf marks – withdrawn from the Women’s Libary. But internally good – and scarce                                                                        £75

237.   MISS MORGAN, OF BRECON The Duties of Citizenship  Women’s Local Government Society c 1912 [12946] Extracts reprinted from a paper read at the Annual Conference of the National Union of Women Workers, Manchester, October 27th 1896. By the time this leafet was issued Miss Morgan had beed Mayor of Brecon, 1911-12. 4-pp – good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library                                                              £15

238.   MURRAY, Eunice Woman’s Value in War Time  WFL c 1917 [12991] 12pp pamphlet. – front paper cover present, but detached – back cover missing.- fair – withdrawn from the Women’s Library              £12

239.   N OLD-FASHIONED CONSERVATIVE A Reply to the Anti-Suffrage Manifesto  Conservative and Unionist Women’s franchise Association No date (c 1910?) [12995] ‘Reprinted, with alterations, from ‘The Queen’. Interesting to see the Conservative pro-suffrage arguments. 4-pp leaflet – fair – withdrawn from the Women’s Library                                                                                                                                                    £15

240.   NATIONAL SOCIETY FOR WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE CENTRAL COMMITTEE: First Report of the Executive Committee presented at the General Meeting of the Central Committee held on Wednesday 17 July 1872  National Society for Women’s Suffrage 1872 [12931] See my ‘Women’s Suffrage Movement: a reference guide’ as to how and why the Central Committee came into being. This – the Committee’s first report, contains lists of names of members of the Committee, of subscribers, and of the Local Committtes around England and Scotland that affiliated to the Central. In original paper covers – rubbed – very scarce             £95

241.   NATIONAL UNION OF WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE SOCIETIES Bye-election Policies Compared   Oct 1908 [12525] Double-sided, two-columned leaflet in which the NUWSS compares the different elements of its bye-election policy with that of the WSPU.  The NUWSS had incorporated material supplied by Christabel Pankhurst into the WSPU statements. Fine – a little tag remaining on the second side – not affecting text – where it has been pasted into album – very scarce                                                                                                               £55

242.   NATIONAL UNION OF WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE SOCIETIES Final Report of the Professional Women’s Patriotic Service Fund  NUWSS Oct 1915 [12943] ‘The Fund began work in Jan 1915, when a Committee was formed for the purpose of assisting professional women, by paying their salaries and offering their services to organisations which are dealing with war needs.’ I knew nothing of this short-lived Fund before reading this Report. It lists, on the one had, donors and, on the other, the positions in which they had placed needy ‘professional’ women. The Fund was wound up when it became clear that its services were no longer required. The Committee included, among others,  Mrs Auerbach, Mrs Fawcett, Catherine Marshall, Ray Strachey, Dr Jane Walker – and its secretary was Kathleen Courtney. 12pp – good – scarce                                                                             £50

243.   NATIONAL UNION OF WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE SOCIETIES Leading Facts of the Movement for the Parliamentary Enfranchisement of Women   c 1907 [12526] 4-pp leaflet setting out the principal dates and achievements in the advance towards enfranchisement. Good – a little creased                               £35

244.   NATIONAL UNION OF WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE SOCIETIES A Memorandum Showing Cause Why Women Should Take Part in the Election of the Parliament which is to deal with problems of reconstruction arising out of the war NUWSS Nov 1916 [13017] ‘The object of this Memorandum is to put together the latest facts and figures bearing on the question of the enfranchisement of women in relation to the present political and industrial situation.’ Foolscap -34pp -card covers – good                                                                            £30

245.   NATIONAL UNION OF WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE SOCIETIES Memorial of Head Mistresses of Girls’ Public Secondary Schools  NUWSS 1909 [12934] ‘The headmistresses who signed this Memorial asked Mr Asquith to receive a deputation in order that they might lay their views before him in person. This request was refused.’ Text of the memorial forwarded to Asquith in June 1909 – listing all those who had signed it. 16-pp pamphlet – goodish – a bit creased around the edges                                                                                      £35

246.   NATIONAL UNION OF WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE SOCIETIES Women Suffragists’ Celebration    [12515] Flyer for the celebrations held at Queen’s Hall, Langham Place on Thursday 21 February 1918 – ‘To Welcome the Extension of the Franchise to Women’. The flyer includes the long list of societies that were taking part – the WSPU was a notable exception. On the list was the New Constitutional Society for Women’s Suffrage – and this flyer bears the annotation in ink ‘Please get tickets from’ followed by the NCWS’s rubber stamp with their address in Knightsbridge. Very good – very scarce                                                                                       £55

247.   NATIONAL WOMEN’S SOCIAL AND POLITICAL UNION Second Annual Report  Woman’s Press 1908 [12972] Includes long list of subscribers, the WSPU financial accounts, and details of their activitis during 1907. Good internally – paper covers present, but detached. Scarce                                                         £95

248.   NATIONAL WOMEN’S SOCIAL AND POLITICAL UNION Second Year Intermediate Report  NWSPU 1907 [12981] Includes financial accounts for six months ending 31 Aug 1907 – together with a description of the WSPU’s activities and a list of subscribers. This was published after Mrs Despard etc had broken away to form the WFL. Fair – paper covers present but detached. Scarce                                                               £95

249.   NEVINSON, Henry W Women’s Vote and Men  WFL no date (1910?) [12978] Reprinted from ‘The English Review’. 11-pp pamphlet, original paper covers with library shelf marks. Fair – withdrawn from the Women’s Library                                                                                                                                                    £15

250.   PANKHURST, Christabel International Militancy  WSPU 1915 [12977] ‘A speech delivered at Carnegie Hall, New York, January 13th, 1915’. 24-pp pamphlet, paper covers (with photograph of Christabel Pankhurst) – covers with shelf – marks, withdrawn from the Women’s Library. Scarce                                      £95

251.   PANKHURST, Christabel The War: a speech delivered at the London Opera House on September 8th 1914 WSPU  [12962] ‘Every day it has become to us more and more apparent that our country is in danger, and that it is necessary for all sections to unite, in  order that we may be strong as we have never been strong before; and therefor we Suffragettes believe tht it is our duty to do all we can to rouse the individual citizen to fight for the freedom and the independence of this country and this Empire.’ 16-pp pamphlet – fair in marked paper covers (the back cover is missing a small section) with many library shelf markings – withdrawn from the Women’s Libary. Very scarce        £50

252.   PANKHURST, EMMELINE ET AL Suffrage Speeches From the Dock: Conspiracy Trial, Old Bailey, May 15th-22nd 1912 The Woman’s Press, no date (1912) [12965] The speeches given during their trial for conspiracy by Mrs Pankhurst, Mrs Pethick-Lawrence, Mr Pethick Lawrence and Tim Healy (counsel for the defence). They were reprinted and published by the WSPU’s publishing arm, the Woman’s Press. Fair – first 4 pages present but detached – spine reinforced with sellotape – paper covers chipped and carry library shelf marks – withdrawn from the Women’s Library- extremely scarce                                                                                                            £55

253.   PETHICK-LAWRENCE, Emmeline and Frederick (eds) VOTES FOR WOMEN VOL III Oct 1909-Sept 1910     [12407] Hefty bound volume of the WSPU weekly newspaper, in original Sylvia Pankhurst-designed boards. Signs of wear at leather corners – spines rebacked – ex Reading University Library – with library label on back boards. Internally very clean and tight, except for page of the Index where paper has split, but with no loss of text.                                                                                                                                           £900

254.   PETHICK-LAWRENCE MEMORIAL COMMITTEE Memories of Fred and Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence  Pethick-Lawrence Memorial Committee 1963 [12967] Reminiscences by those who knew them. – with a list of contributors to the Memorial Fund. 16-pp in card covers (which is decorated with a purple, white and green stripe). Fine                                                                                                                                 £35

255.   PHILLIPS, Mary The Militant Suffrage Campaign  privately printed 1957 [11357] ‘This pamphlet is designed to tell in a concise form the story of the ‘Votes for Women Canpaign’ and to explain the reasoned policy on which it was based.’ Mary Phillips had been a leading WSPU organizer. Soft covers – 15pp – scarce         £65

256.   PUNCH CARTOON     [12769] 23 January 1918 – A St Joan figure holds the ‘Woman’s Franchise’ banner and, with arms outstretched, cries out ‘At Last’. Full page – very good                                                  £12

257.   ROBERTSON, Margaret Working Men and Women’s Suffrage  NUWSS Aug 1913 [12937] Margaret Robertson was a university graduate and NUWSS organiser. This pamphlet was written at a time when the NUWSS had set up its Election Fighting Fund to support Labour Party candidates – and was intended for distribution amongst trade unionists. Small format, 24pp in card covers                                                                        £35

258.   ROYDEN, A. Maude Votes and Wages: how women’s suffrage will improve the economic postition of women NUWSS 2nd 1912 [12996] Maude Royden thanks Isabella Ford for help and advice in compiling this pamphlet; the cover illustration is Emily Ford’s ‘They have a cheek! I’ve never been asked’. 20pp pamphlet – good – paper covers with library shelf markings. WIthdrawn from the Women’s Library. Scarce                                    £30

259.   SCOTCHMEN AT DOWNING STREET Speeches by the Delegates   18 July 1913 [12936] The ‘Scotchmen’ were the Northern Men’s Federation for Women’s Suffrage founded by Maud Arncliffe-Sennett with the purpose of taking a deputation to see Asquith. The intention was that the deputation should, for maximum publicity, be timed to coincide with the arrival of the NUWSS ‘Pilgrims’ in London. Asquith, however, held true to his word – repeated on several occasions – that he would no receive the deputation. This pamphlet, which they had prepared in advance, contains the speeches they would have given. The ‘Scotchmen’ were, in the main, members of the Edinburgh and Glasgow city council and the deputation stressed its non-party credentials. 16-pp in card covers – in good condition – withdrawn from the Women’s Library                                                                                           £60

260.   SNOWDEN, Philip The Dominant Issue   Feb 1913 [12945] A comment on the ‘Franchise Bill fiasco’ – that is, Asquith’s promise that a Manhood Suffrage Bill would be amended to include women – and the Speaker’s eventual ruling that such an amendment would destroy the Bill.  Pamphlet reproducing an article first published in ‘The Christian Commonwealth’ . Good – a little foxed and grubby                                                                       £25

261.   STRACHEY, Philippa Memorandum On The Position of English Women In Relation to That of English Men  London & National Society for Women’s Service 1935 [12985] 23-pp pamphlet. Paper covers, goodish condition, withdrawn from the Women’s Library                                                                           £12

262.   THE ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF THE BIRTHDAY OF MRS EMMELINE PANKHURST     [12986] will take place on Friday 14th July 1939. Single sheet leaflet setting out the plans for the celebration and a list of the societies that were supporting the occasion. Good                                                                        £20

263.   THE BISHOP OF LONDON The Claim of Justice  Church League for Women’s Suffrage 1914 [12940] ‘A speech delivered in the House of Lords in support of the Earl of Selborne’s Women’s Enfranchisement Bill, 5th May, 1914’. 14pp in yellow card covers – small format – printed by Francis & Co, The Athenaeum Press, which did so much to further the suffrage cause. Good – scarce – withdrawn from the Women’s Library             £40

264.   THE CATHOLIC CITIZEN     [13016] ‘Organ of St Joan’s Alliance (formerly the Catholic Women’s Suffrage Society) 15 May 1963. fair – withdrawn from the Women’s Library – together                                £4

265.   THE EARL OF LYTTON The House of Lords and Women’s Suffrage  P.S. King for the NUWSS 1914 [12944] Speech given on 6 May 1914 in a debate on the private member’s bill introduced by Lord Selborne which would have enfranchised municpal women voters. Very good – 36pp  in card covers                     £45

266.   THE REV. F.M. GREEN The Clergy and Politics  Church League for Women’s Suffrage no date, c 1913 [12941] CLWS pamphlets No 4 – printed by Francis & Co. 8-pp – a little creased – withdrawn from the Women’s Library                                                                                                                                        £25

267.   THE SUFFRAGEE    [13004] I’m suffering from a suff-e-ragette

Suffering sore you can see

Since my wife’s joined the suffragists

I’ve been a suffragee

Sings Jock Mills on this Homophon Company (6816) record. I haven’t listened to the record – no longer have a suitable player. Surface, to my untutored eye, looks rather marked – the label is in good condition. But it has survived. ‘Recorded in London. Pressed in Berlin’ Scarce                                                                            £95

268.   WOMEN ON WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE     [12763] full-page of line drawings, by R.M. Paxton, from ‘Black & White, 22 October 1903 showing ‘The afternoon sitting at the National Convention in Defence of the Civic Rights of Women at the Holborn Town Hall last Friday’. I rather feel that the importance of this event, held on 16-17 October, as a turning point in the suffrage campaign is overlooked by suffrage historians. It was, in the main, the result of Elizabeth Wostenholme Elmy’s persistence that it was held, backed by W.T. Stead. She was very keen that there should be a mass suffrage campaign in the run-up to the next election. 200 delegates attended and it marked a revitalisation of the NUWSS. Mrs Pankhurst, whether or not she was invited, did not attend; she had held her first kitchen-table meeting with the group that became the WSPU on 10 October. The timing may be a coincidence. The vignettes in the illustration show ‘Mrs Elmy on Women’s Highest Mission’, The chairman, the Rev Alfred Steinthal, Mrs Green (President of the Women’s Co-operative Guild), Miss Eva Gore-Booth (Sec Women’s Trade Union Council Manchester) and a scene of a section of the gathered company listening attentively. Very good – unusual   £18

269.   WOMEN’S FREEDOM LEAGUE What To Do and How To Do It  WFL no date (c 1909?) [12976] 8-pp leaflet setting out how to go about setting up a branch of the WFL, what should be the procedure at a preliminary meeting, decribing the work of the secretary, and that of the treasurer. Together with suggesions on how to sset out an agenda and how to  fund raise. Includes list of existing branches and their secretaries. Paper covers – fragile – some pencilled annotation – which were probably done by the WFL with a view to an update. Scarce – withdrawn from the Women’s Library                                                                                                                         £20

270.   WSPU FLAG     [12889] made of linen. It is 68.5cm ( 27 “) wide x 132cm (52”) long. Three linen sections – one each of purple, white and green (from the top in that order) – are very neatly stitched together.  This item would not, I have thought, been free flying – but rather pinned up at a WSPU meeting or in a shop or at a bazaar. One can see flags such as this draped behind the platform when Mrs Pankhurst, for instance, is photographed addressing a suffrage meeting.This flag does seem to have at least one tiny hole that looks like a pinhole (rather than a moth hole) at the top edge. For the material does now carry some small moth holes – which, rather than detracting, in my view vouchsafe its age and, therefore, authenticity. With the WSPU flag I acquired from the same source a Union flag which I would think date from the same period. It too has moth holes, is machine stitched and has a cord attachment at the side to enable it to be flown from a flag pole. I have never had such a WSPU flag for sale before. Since cataloguing this item for the last catalogue I have visited the ‘Treasures of the Women’s Libary’ exhibition at the Women’s Library and there, in a display case, was a flag identical to this one. That was one the provenance of which associated it with Emily Wilding Davison on the day in 1913 when she was fatally injured. While not claiming any such historic association for this example of the flag I was pleased to have the assurance that this is, indeed, a WSPU-issued product which, after it had had its day, was neatly folded up, together with the Union flag, (to which the buyer of the WSPU flag is welcome, gratis) and consigned to an attic – to reappear 100 years later. In generally good condition – with, as I note above, authenticating moth holes and slight frayed at the top right-hand corner – perhaps pulled off too roughly from its fixture. Extremely scarce                                                                                                                    £1,000

271.   ZANGWILL, Israel The Lords and the Ladies  WFL 1909 [12987] ‘Speech delivered at the Albert Hall, Dec 11th 1909’. 12-pp pamphlet – itact – but very marked – and with library markings. WIthdrawn from the Women’s Library. Scarce                                                                                                                            £18

272.   ZANGWILL, Israel One And One Are Two  NWSPU 1907 [12988] ‘being a verbatim report of the speech delivered at Exeter Hall, on Feb 9th 1907, at the Demonstration of Women’s Suffrage Societies’. This ‘Demonstration’ is better known to us now as the ‘Mud March’. 8-pp pamphlet – poor condition – covers present but detached – shelf markings – withdrawn from the Women’s Library. Scarce                                                             £15

Suffrage Postcards – Real Photographic

273.   ARREST OF CAPT. C.M. GONNE     [12914] Member of the Men’s Political Union for Women’s Enfranchisement, Parliament Square, November 18th, 1910.’ Capt Gonne was photographed by the ‘Daily Mirror’ being escorted by two policemen during the ‘Black Friday’ tumult. Capt Charles Melvill Gonne (1862-1926), Royal Artillery, was  the author of ‘Hints on Horses’ (John Murray, 1904), an active suffragist, who supported his wife, a tax resister, and was a cousin of Maud Gonne, the Irish nationalist heroine. Very good -unusual –  unposted   £190

274.   CICELY HAMILTON     [12954] photographed by Lena Connell. Fine – unposted               £120

275.   EDITH CRAIG     [12955] photographed by Lena Connell, published at The Suffrage Shop, 31 Bedford Street (therefore the card dates from c 1910 – before its removal in 1911 south of the Strand). Fine – unposted £120

276.   MISS GRACE ROE     [12958] The caption is ‘UNDAUNTED’!’ She is being marched out of the WSPU headquarters, Lincolns Inn House, by police, arrested in May 1914.  She was not released from prison until under the amnesty in August. The postcard photography was by courtesy of the ‘Daily Mirror’. An iconic image. Fine – unposted – scarce.                                                                                                                                    £190

277.   MISS IRENE MILLER     [12913] escorted by a policeman. The card is headed ‘Votes for Women’ and was an early one (c1907) published by the Women’s Freedom League (whose address is still given as 18 Buckingham Street, Strand). Irene Miller had been arrested for knocking on the door of 10 Downing Street and was photographed, with the policeman, by the ‘Daily Mirror’. Small nick on right hand border – not affecting picture or text – otherwise good – unposted                                                                                                                                   £100 

278.   MISS MURIEL MATTERS OF AUSTRALIA, LECTURER     [12918] Women’s Freedom League 1 Robert Street, Adelphi, London WC. The card, headed ‘Votes for Women’ , shows Muriel Matters seated, reading a book and was published by the WFL Fine – unposted                                                                         £120

279.   MISS SARAH BENETT     [12950] photographed by Lena Connell. In this studio photograph Sarah Benett is wearing her WFL Holloway brooch; she was for a time the WFL treasurer. She was also a member of the WSPU and of the Tax Resistance League. This photograph by Lena Connell was also used on a WFL-published postcard – but this one is not attributed to the WFL. The background to the image is little irridescent.           £100

280.   MRS AMY SANDERSON     [12919] Women’s Freedom League, 1 Robert Street, Adelphi, London WC. She had been a member of the WSPU, and, as such had endured one term of imprisonment, before helping to found the WFL in 1907. She is, I think, wearing her  WFL Holloway brooch in the photograph. Card, published by WFL, fine – unusual – unposted                                                                                                                     £150

 281.   MRS DESPARD PRESIDENT THE WOMEN’S FREEDOM LEAGUE     [12959] is the caption to a full-length studio portrait. Fine – unposted                                                                                           £90

282.   MRS EDITH HOW-MARTYN , ARCS, BSc     [12917] Hon Sec Women’s Freedom League 1 Robert Street, Adelphi, London WC. She is wearing herWFL Holloway brooch. Photographed by M.P. Co (London) – which I think is probably the Merchants Portrait Co in Kentish Town, a firm that did a fair amount of work for the WFL. The card is headed ‘Votes for Women’ and was published by the WFL. Fine – unposted                   £120

283.   MRS MARION HOLMES     [12921] card headed ‘Votes for Women’ published by the Women’s Freedom League, 1 Robert St, Adelphi, London WC. Mrs Holmes was joint editor of the WFL paper ‘The Vote’. She is photoraphed wearing herWFL Holloway badge as well as one of the WFL enamel badges. Fine – unusual – unposted                                                                                                                                                  £120

284.   MRS PANKHURST     [12764] arrested in Victoria Street, 13 February 1908. She is on her way from the WSPU ‘Women’s Parliament’ in Caxton Hall – a policeman holds her left hand – she carries her ‘Parliament’s’ resolution in the other. Very good – unposted                                                                                                        £45

285.   THE WOMEN’S GUILD OF EMPIRE     [12877] ‘souvenir packet’ of 6 postcards, in their original printed paper envelope, published by the Women’s Guild of Empire. The cards are: 1) ‘Women’s Guild of Empire Committee’ – the 6 members of the Committee, who included Flora Drummond and Elsie Bowerman, sit around a table; 2) Mrs R.S Henderson, president; 3) Mrs Flora Drummond, Controller-in-Chief; 4) WGE banner ‘Peace Unity Concord’ surrounded by members; 5) Banner Making for the Great Demonstration April 17th 1926 – Mrs Drummond under an ‘Effeciancy and Entrprise’ banner; 6) ‘Women Pipers from the Lothians’ – with Mrs Drummond in control Scottishness was to the fore. An extremely rare set – I have never seen any of these cards before – and, in general, there are few images of the Guild of Empire and its work. The printed envelope carries details of the ‘Objects’ of the Guild and of its work. All cards in pristine condition – dating, I assume, to c 1926. As a set                                 £220

286.   WOMEN’S FREEDOM LEAGUE Mrs DESPARD AND MRS COBDEN SANDERSON WAITING FOR MR ASQUITH    [12911] ‘Arrested August 19th, 1909’ They are shown wating outside 10 Downing Street as part of the campaign to picket the Prime Minister in a vain attempt to force him to accept a petition. Fine condition – scarce – unposted                                                                                                                                 £180


Suffrage Postcards – Suffrage Artist

287.   ARTISTS’ SUFFRAGE LEAGUE Dear Young Ladies    [13008] You are left PENNILESS, Your father’s estates are entailed and everything goes to a distant cousin, BECAUSE YOU ARE WOMEN’ the family solicitor tells the grieving widow and children. The artist is K.F. Powell. Very good – unposted                         £95

288.   ARTISTS’ SUFFRAGE LEAGUE Go Hang Yourselves – We Fought at Acre, and you were not there    [13012] The suffragist figure (dressed in a loose aesthetic robe) leans on a shield whose message is, ‘190? The Franchise Won’. Behind here is a ‘No taxation without representation’ BANNER. She is addressing two crinolined ladies, with ‘1909’ running as a repeat around the bottom of their skirts – who are throwing up her hands in horror at her aT her words – and exclaim ‘Oh my dear!! So unladylike!!!’ Printed and published by the Artists’ Suffrage League. Fine – unposted – scarce                                                                                                              £95

289.   ARTISTS’ SUFFRAGE LEAGUE Miss Jane Bull    [13010] addresses Master Johnnie Bull, asking, ‘Give me a bit of your Franchise Cake, Johnnie’ He replies ‘It wouldn’t be good for you’  She responds ‘How can you tell if you won’t let me try it? it doesn’t hurt those other little girls’ – she points to Finnish, New Zealand, Australian and Norwegian children – boys and girls.Postcard published by the Artists’ Suffrage League. The artists are ‘C.H. & D.M.’ Very good – unposted                                                                                                                  £95

290.   ARTISTS SUFFRAGE LEAGUE Miss Jane Bull    [13011] – with ‘Votes for Women’ running as a repeat around the bottom of her skirt’ -addresses the Home Secretary (Herbert Gladstone) outside his office – behind her is a sign ‘Committee Rooms House of Commons’. She is holding a box labelled ‘Majority 179’ and she says ‘The’ve [sic] given me this – but there’s nothing in it.’ Gladstone responds ‘Dear me! didn’t think she would find that out yet.’ The illustration is making the point that H.Y. Stanger’s Women Suffrage Bill had gained a majority of 179 at its Second Reading in 1908 – the greatest since 1897 – but still nothing had come of it. The artist is Emily J. Harding Andrews. Very good – unposted                                                                                                                  £95

291.   ARTISTS’ SUFFRAGE LEAGUE They Have a Cheek, I’ve Never Been Asked    [13014] Beshawled factory girl stands at the factory gate reading a notice ‘Factory Acts Regulations for Women’. The card was drawn by Emily Ford – Leeds artist and suffragist – sister of Isabella Ford – and published by the Artists’ Suffrage League. it is particularly interesting as expressing the helplessness of working women faced with protective legislation passed by a male parliament that, while ostensibly protecting their interests, could equally deny them work. Very good – unposted                                                                                                                                                    £95

292.   ARTISTS’ SUFFRAGE LEAGUE The Worker’s Husband    [13013] Lady Canvasser, very neat and middle-class, stands outside a Polling Station. She addresses a down-at-heel ne’er do well, ‘Have you a vote, Mr Brown?’. Loafer: ”Course I got a vote, and shall have so long as my wife takes in washing’. The gloss is, of course, that he is being maintained in the station in life that will earn him a vote by way of the property qualification that his wife’s earnings provide for him. Postcard printed and published by the Artists’ Suffrage League. Very good – unposted   £95

293.   WOMEN WRITERS’ SUFFRAGE LEAGUE     [12957] postcard for the League designed by W.H. Margetson. ‘Woman’ is dragged from the feet of blind ‘Justice’ by the figure of ‘Prejudice’. This is the coloured version – in fine condition – unposted                                                                                                        £85


Suffrage Postcards – Commercial Artist


294.   AMID THIS MIGHT FUSS JUST LET ME MENTION THE RIGHTS OF WOMAN MERIT SOME ATTENTION     [12874] These words of Robert Burns are the caption to a scene that has the stereotypical comic postcard suffragette – tyrolean hat with feather, fierce expression and umbrella [‘gamp’], ensuring that she has the attention of her female audience. The artist is ‘F. MacLeod’. The card was posted in Stratford (London E.) on 4 December 1908 and reads: ‘Just a P.C. to let you know I am still alive & kicking like the old girl opposite. We had a few like these at the Town Hall on Tuesday (minus the gamp)..’ Good – with a very slight crease that does nothing to spoil the image.                                                                                                                            £28


First World War – Non-fiction

295.   BARTON, Edith And BARTON, Marguerite Eve in Khaki: the story of the Women’s Army at home and abroad Thomas Nelson, no date (1918) [12577] Part I – in England by Edith M. Barton. Part II – In France by Marguerite Cody. The First World War and the early years of the WAAC. Very good                 £38

296.   CAHILL, Audrey Fawcett Between the Lines: letters and diaries from Elsie Inglis’s Russian Unit Pentland Press 1999 [11675] Soft covers – mint                                                                                                 £15

297.   DEARMER, Mabel Letters from a Field Hospital: with a memoir of the author by Stephen Gwynn Macmillan 1916 [12640] In April 1915 Mabel Dearmer, the wife of the Christian socialist Rev Percy Dearmer, went out to work with Mrs Stobart in Serbia. She died of enteric fever in July.  Very good internally – cream cloth cover a little grubby – scarce                                                                                                                           £75

298.   DENT, Olive A V.A.D. in France  Grant Richards Ltd  1917 [12636] Autobiographical account of nursing in France in the First World War. Very good, with atmospheric pictorial cloth cover                         £75

299.   FARMBOROUGH, Florence Russian Album 1908-1918  Michael Russell 1979 [12645] Photographs taken both before and during the First World War by Florence Farmborough, who first went to Russia in 1908 – and left in 1918. At the outbreak of war she served with the Russian Red Cross. An amazing collection. Large format, fine in d/w                                                                                                                                             £28

300.   [HALL] Edith Hall Canary Girls & Stockpots  WEA Luton Branch 1977 [12884] Memories of life in the First World War – and of the ’20s and ’30s. During the War Edith Hall’s mother was landlady to munition workers – ‘the Canaries’ (so called because the chemicals turned their skin yellow) at the Hayes factories.

Soft covers – signed by the author                                                                                                £10

301.   HMSO Substitution of Women in Non-Munition Factories During the War  HMSO 1919 [12581] ‘In view of the important questions which will arise at the close of the War in regard to women’s employment, it now seems desirable to make generally available the experience of the Department [the Factory Dept. of the Home Office] in regard to the extensions of women’s employment during the War in the great industries (other than the munitions industries) of the Country.’ The industries range from ‘Aero Engines’ to ‘Woollen and Worsted’. 52-pp – good in blue paper covers as issued                                                                                                                 £35

302.   MCLAREN, Eva Shaw (ed) A History of the Scottish Women’s Hospitals  Hodder & Stoughton 1919 [12638] A very full history of the work of the SWH in the First World War. With 57 illustrations, including a marvellous pull-out panoramic photograph of the Salonika hospital in 1918 – huts and tents as far as the eye can see.  408pp – very good -with new endpapers and a little foxing – scarce                                              £65

303.   MARLOW, Joyce (ed) The Virago Book of Women and the Great War  Virago 1998 [11926] Hardcover – fine in fine d/w                                                                                                                             £12

304.   (ROSS) Ishobel Ross Little Grey Partridge  Aberdeen University Press 1988 [12153] ‘First World War diary of Ishobel Ross, who served with the Scottish Women’s Hospitals Unit in Serbia.’ With an introduction by Jess Dixon.  Paper covers – fine                                                                                                                      £10

305.   STONE, Gilbert (ed) Women War Workers: accounts contributed by representative workers of the work done by women in the more important branches of war employment George G. Harrap & Co 1917 [12631] With a foreword by Lady Jellicoe. Chapters on: munition work; the land; work as a postwoman; banking; as a bus conductor; driver of butcher’s delivery cart; nursing at the Front in France; work as a V.A.D.; working with ‘Concerts at the Front’; and welfare work. Includes a chapter on War Organisations for Women, full of facts and figures – with 12 photographs. Very good – a surprisingly scarce book                                                                                        £60

306.   WALKER, Dora M. With the Lost Generation 1915-1919: From a V.A.D.s Diary A. Brown & Sons (Hull) 2nd imp 1971 [12879] ‘A “Girl’s Eye View” of work in some of the famous War Hospitals of 1914-1918.’ – written at the time by the author to her father. Dora Walker worked in hospitals in Britain, France and Belgium. With 20 photographs. Fine – scarce                                                                                                           £25


First World War – Ephemera

307.   DENNYS, Joyce  Portrait of Nurse Winifred Whitworth    [11472] Winifred  Fanny Whitworth (b.1891) was a VAD nurse at the Royal Naval Auxiliary Hospital, Truro, when she was commended for ‘valuable service in connection with the war’ in the London Gazette 29 Nov 1918. She was the only daughter (with 6 brothers) of Mr & Mrs R. Whitworth of Truro. Joyce Dennys (1893-1991), illustrator and humourist, was herself a VAD, working in hospitals in Devon. She was commissioned c 1915 to draw the pictures for ‘Our Hospitals ABC’, pub by John Lane. She must have visited the Royal Naval Auxiliary Hospital at Truro c 1917, when she was working in the VAD adminsitration office. The pastel and gouache portrait of Nurse Whitworth is one of 31, unsigned drawings, that were contained in a sketch book. Research by an art dealer, specialising in art of the First World War, established that the sketch book was the work of Joyce Dennys. Plenty of scope, I feel, for further research on Nurse Whitworth and her fellow Cornish VADs. Very good – mounted                                                                                £95

308.   GRANT, LILIAS and MOIR, ETHEL ‘Uncensored Diary’ and ‘Uncensored Letters’    [12590] Lilias Grant wrote the ‘Uncensored Diary’ and her friend, Ethel Moir, the ‘Uncensored Letters’ while on service together – as orderlies – with Dr Elsie Inglis’ Serbian-Russian Unit of the Scottish Women’s Hospitals in Rumania and Russia between August 1916 and April 1917. Also in that unit were Elsie Bowerman and Yvonne Fitzroy – and many other figures now well known to students of the SWH make frequent appearances.  Ethel Moir did further service with the SWH between Feb 1918 and Jan 1919 with the ‘Elsie Inglis Unit’ in Salonika, Verbiliani and Hordiack and recorded that experience in a second section of the ‘Uncensored Letters’. These foolscap typescripts (or, in the case of the Moir Letters, a xerox of the tss) have been bound and were each inscribed by Lilias Grant (by then Mrs Lilias Dyson) and given in 1972 to her friends Nina and Ian Cameron of North Petherton, Somerset. Laid in the Moir volume is a letter from her husband, Dacre Dyson, explaining that there are only 3 copies of the Moir tss (and, by inference, also of the Grant Diary). One set is this set, owned by the Camerons, one is in the possession of Ethel Moir’s sister and the Dysons’ own set is destined, in due course, to be given to Edinburgh Central Library. Lilias Dyson died in 1975 and her husband in 1980 and their set of tss is now in the ECL. Indeed it was after reading the tss there that the playwright Abigail Docherty wrote her SWH play ‘Sea, Land and Sky’,  staged at the Tron Theatre in Glasgow in 2010. Audrey Cahill published excerpts from the diary and letters in ‘Between the Lines’ (see item # ). Although she been unable to find anything further about Lilias Grant, the extra information provided in the laid-in letter and note that accompanies these volumes has made it possible to establish that, born in York in 1880, in 1922 she married Dacre Dyson, a Ceylon tea planter. They lived in Ceylon until at least 1938 and after the Second World War were living in Burley in Hampshire. Ethel Moir and Lilias Grant, who were both living in Inverness, had been friends before, together, joining the SWH The whereabouts of the third set of the tss is at the moment unknown.

The tss have been very well bound and are in fine condition (with one very small scuff on the spine of ‘Uncensored Letters’) – with presentation inscription from Lilias Grant and laid-in letter and note from her husband. Extremely scarce                                                                                                                                       £500

309.   SCOTTISH WOMEN’S FIRST AID CORPS     [12892] natural-coloured linen canvas satchel with the initials ‘S.W.F.A.C.’ [Scottish Women’s First Aid Corps] machine-embroidered in red on the front.The satchel hangs from a long red grosgrain ribbon strap which has a buckle for altering its length. The bag still contains an Esmarch’s Triangular Bandage – printed with images of how to apply, in a variety of ways, the bandage to wounded men, together with two packs labelled ‘Scottish Women’s First Aid Corps First Field Dressing’, supplied by J. Gordon Nicholson, Pharmaceutical Chemist, 15 Hanover Street, Edinburgh, and two small safety pins on a piece of card, presumably to be used for fixing the bandages. Luckily this SWFAC member was required to put the bandages to the test. The SWFAC had been formed in 1909 by Mary E. Macmillan and came into its own in the First World War, appealing to middle and upper-middle class women who wanted to ‘do their bit’. The SWFAC ran classes in First Aid and sick nursing and some of its recruits then went out to nurse in Italy and Serbia. Very good – an unusual survival                                                                                                                                                   £120

310.   THE WOMEN’S IMPERIAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION Sixth Annual Report 1915    [12796] The Associations’s first Aim was ‘To teach the women of the Empire the elementary principles in health; particularly with reference to the care and nurture of children’. This annual report gives full details of the Association, its work, and its subscribers and supporters. With many photographs. Paper covers – 52pp – good – ex-Board of Education library                                                                                                                                                    £10


First World War – Fiction

311.   DENNYS, Joyce And GORDON, Hampden, and TINDALL, M.C. Our Hospitals A.B.C.  John Lane no date (c. 1916) [12472] VAD’s alphabet – by one of them.  Joyce Dennys did the delightful illustrations Very good – grey paper boards a little scuffed and bumped – but internally fresh and sharp                                       £40

312.   MARCHANT, Bessie A Girl Munition Worker: a story of a girl’s work during the Great War Blackie  [1916] [13002] Novel of the First World by ‘the girls’ Henry’. This would appear to be a first edition -with an ownership inscription for ‘Xmas 1916’ on free front end paper In original pictorial cloth cover – cloth rubbed and corners bumped – very scarce                                                                                                                               £45

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