Catalogue 177: Books And Ephemera For Sale


Item # 300

Item # 300

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1.       ALLEN, Isobel Birth Control in Runcorn and Coalville: a study of the F.P.A. campaign PEP 1974 [9020] Soft covers – fine                                                                                                                           £4

2.       ANON After the Dawn: a record of the pioneer work in Edinburgh for the higher education of women Oliver & Boyd 1939 [9159] Based on a scrapbook kept by Sarah Siddons Mair and other records contemporary with the 19th-century movement for higher education in Edinburgh. Very good                                           £48

3.       APPRENTICESHIP AND SKILLED EMPLOYMENT ASSOCIATION Trades for London Girls and How to Enter Them  Longmans, Green 1909 [9178] Packed with information on trades and wages.Soft covers – good – scarce                                                                                                                                         £38

4.       BERRY, Mrs Edward And MICHAELIS, Madame (eds) 135 Kindergarten Songs and Games  Charles and Dible, no date [1881] [9035] ‘These songs are printed to supply a want in English Kindergartens’ – the music is, of course, included – as are movement instructions. Mme Michaelis ran the Croydon Kindergarten. Very good         £48

5.       BOARD OF EDUCATION Special Reports on Educational Subjects vol 19  HMSO 1907 [12233] ‘School Training for the Home Duties of Women. Part III The Domestic Training of Girls in Germany and Austria’. Paper wrappers marked and worn -internally good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library                       £8

6.       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

7.       BROWN, Marie Sweated Labour: a study of homework Low Pay Unit 1975 (r/p) [13112] Full of real-life stories as well as facts and figures. 26pp – fine in paper covers                                                                £10

8.       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

9.       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

10.     BUTTERWORTH, Annie Manual of Household Work and Management  Longmans, Green, 3rd ed 1913 [9186] A text book, written primarily for student qualifying for the Teacher’s Diploma of Houswifery. Annie Butterworth taught in the Domestic Arts department of University College of South Wales. Good £12

11.     CADBURY, E. And SHANN, G. Sweating  Headley Bros 1907 [7636] A study of the sweating system in England and Scotland, the research undertaken at a time when it was a matter of great economic and social concern. Full of facts and figures. This copy  presented to Astwood Bank Adult School Library ‘with Mr George Cadbury, Jnr’s best wishes’. The book itself has the printed dedication to ‘George Cadbury, an adult school teacher for forty-eight years, in recognition of his efforts to remedy the lot of the sweated workers.’  Soft covers – very good          £55

12.     CADBURY, Edward, MATHESON, M. Cecile and SHANN, George Women’s Work and Wages: a phase of life in an industrial city University of Chicago Press 1907 [8076] US edition of this study of women’s work in Birmingham. Good – inner hinge a little loose                                                                                £50

13.     CHECKLAND, Olive Philanthropy in Victorian Scotland: social welfare and the voluntary principle John Donald Ltd 1980 [9241] Fine in fine d/w                                                                                    £20

14.     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

15.     CLARKE, Patricia The Governesses: letters from the colonies 1862-1882 Hutchinson 1985 [12463] Fine in fine d/w                                                                                                                                               £7

16.     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

17.     COLLET, Clara Report by Miss Collet of the Statistics of Employment of Women and Girls  HMSO 1894 [7203] Report prepared under the aegis of the Board of Trade – Employment of Women (Labour Department). Very good – 152pp – bound into new protective card covers                                                                £85

18.     COLLET, Clara Report by Miss Collet on the Money Wages of Indoor Domestic Servants  HMSO 1899 [7207] Women workers were in the overwhelming majority of those considered in this report. Fascinating information. Very good in original card covers                                                                              £55

19.     CRAIG, Elizabeth Housekeeping  Collins 1947 [13047] With many photographs. In ‘Elizabeth Craig’s Household Library’ series. Good in torn d/w                                                                                                    £8

20.     CRAWFORD, Elizabeth Enterprising Women: the Garretts and their circle Francis Boutle 2009 (r/p) [12677] Pioneering access to education at all levels for women, including training for the professions, the women of the Garrett circle opened the way for women to gain employment in medicine, teaching, horticulture and interiior design – and were also deeply involved in the campaign for women’s suffrage. Soft covers, large format, over 70 illustrations. Mint – new book                                                                                                                                    £25

21.     FAWCETT, MILLICENT Political Economy for Beginners  Macmillan, 7th ed 1889 [4335] Reasonable copy – ex College of Preceptors Library                                                                                               £16

22.     FINDLAY, J.J. (ed) The Young Wage-Earner and the Problem of His Education: essays and reports Sigwick and Jackson 1918 [8026] For ‘His Education’ read also ‘Hers’. The essays include: ‘From Home Life to Industrial Life: with special reference to adolescent girls, by James Shelley, prof of education, University College, Southampton; ‘The Young Factory Girl’ by emily Matthias, superintendent of women employees, the Phoenix Dynamo Manufacturing Co, Bradford and the reports include: ‘Working Girls and Trade Schools (London)’ by Theodora Pugh and ‘The Sons and Daughters of Farming Folk’ by J.J. Findlay. Very good


23.     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

24.     GILBERT, Sandra And GUBAR, Susan No Man’s Land: the place of the woman writer in the twentieth century Yale University Press 1994 [8899] Vol 3 – ‘Letters From the Front’ .477pp –  mint in d/w           £25

25.     GILLESPIE, Diane F. (ed) The Multiple Muses of Virginia Woolf  University of Missouri Press  [7496] Fine in d/w                                                                                                                                             £25

26.     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

27.     GOLDSMITH, Margaret Women at War  Lindsay Drummond Ltd (1943) [12602] Study of women’s work and life during the Second World War. Many photographs. Good                                                       £20

28.     HAYES, Alan and URQUHART, Diane (eds) The Irish Women’s History Reader  Routledge 2001 [12496] Soft covers – very good                                                                                                               £12

29.     HEATH, Ambrose Good Savouries  Faber 5th imp 1945 [12649] Delicious – retro – recipes. In chipped Edward Bawden dustwrapper – and with Bawden title page design                                                            £28

30.     HESSELGRAVE, Ruth Avaline Lady Miller and the Batheaston Literary Circle  Yale University Press 1927 [3020] An 18th-century Bath literary salon. Lady Miller was the first English woman to describe her travels in Italy. Fine                                                                                                                                             £55

31.     HOLT, Anne A Ministry To The Poor: being a history of the Liverpool Domestic Mission Society, 1836-1936 Henry Young (Liverpool) 1936 [9243] Very good – scarce                                                         £45

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

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

34.     JEPHCOTT, Pearl With Nancy Seear and John H. Smith Married Women Working  Allen & Unwin 1962 [9160] Very good in d/w – with stamp of the Reference and Political Library of the Conservative Research Department                                                                                                                                 £15

35.     KANNENSTINE, Louis F. The Art of Djuna Barnes: duality and damnation New York University Press 1977 [2572] A study of the entire range of Djuna Barnes’ work. Fine in d/w                                         £18

36.     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

37.     KLEIN, Viola Working Wives: a survey of facts and opinions concerning the gainful employment of married women in Britain Institute of Personnel Management no date (1960) [12267] A survey carried out in co-operation with Mass Observation Ltd. Paper covers faded – withdrawn from the Women’s Library                               £10

38.     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

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

40.     LEWIS, Judith Schneid In the Family Way: childbearing in the British aristocracy, 1760-1860 Rutgers University Press 1986 [8652] Very good in slightly chipped d/w                                                                  £25

41.     LOANE, M. An Englishman’s Castle  Edward Arnold 1909 [9060] Martha Loane was a district nurse – this study of the homes of the poor is the result of her social investigation. Good                                  £18

42.     LOANE, M. The Queen’s Poor: life as they find it in town and country Edward Arnold (new and cheaper edition0 1906 [7995] Martha Loane, a Queen’s Nurse in Portsmouth, wrote as a social investigator among the ‘respectable poor’. This was her first study. Good in decorative boards                                                            £35

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

44.     MACFARLANE, Iris Daughters of the Empire: a memoir of life and times in the British raj OUP 2006 [13122] Four generations of English women in India. Fine in d/w                                                                  £8

45.     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

46.     NASH, David Secularism, Art and Freedom  Leicester Unviersity Press 1992 [7447] A study of the Secular movement in Victorian England. Fine                                                                                            £18

47.     NASH, Julie And SUESS, Barbara (eds) New Approaches to the Literary Art of Anne Bronte  Ashgate 2001 [12423] Mint in d/w (pub price £55)                                                                                           £35

48.     PAPWORTH, L. Wyatt and ZIMMERN, Dorothy M. The Occupations of Women according to the census of England and Wales, 1911 Women’s Industrial Council 1914 [12235] Soft covers – very good – ex-Women’s Library                                                                                                                                                    £20

49.     PHILLIPS, Margaret Mann Willingly to School: memories of York College for Girls 1919-1924 Highgate Publications 1989 [13124] Good in card covers – though ex-library                                             £10

50.     ROBINSON, Annabel, PURKIS, John, MASSING, Ann A Florentine Procession: a painting by Jane Benham Hay at Homerton College, Cambridge Homestead Press (Cambridge) 1997 [2465] A study of the Pre-raphaelite style painting and its artist – who was a friend of Bessie Rayner Parkes. With colour reproduction of the large painting. Paper covers – mint                                                                                                                       £8

51.     ROGERS, Helen Women and the People: authority, authorship and the radical tradition in nineteenth-century England Ashgate 2000 [8401] Fine                                                                                             £30

52.     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

53.     ROYDEN, A. Maude Political Christianity  G.P. Putnams’ 1923 (r/p) [13120] Dedicated to members of the Guildhouse congregation. Good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library                                         £8

54.     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

55.     SOLANAS, Valerie SCUM Manifesto  Matriarchy Study Group 1981 [13123] Good – ex-library      £6

56.     STENTON, Doris Mary The English Woman in History  Allen & Unwin 1957 [8440] Good reading copy – ex-library                                                                                                                                     £15

57.     STOPES, Marie Birth Control Today  Hogarth Press, 12th ed 1957 [9003] Very good in d/w £5

58.     STOPES, Marie Carmichael Contraception (Birth Control: its theory, history and practice) Putnam, 8th ed 1952 [9002] ‘A manual for the medical and legal professions’. Very good in d/w                          £12

59.     STOPES, Marie Carmichael Roman Catholic Methods of Birth Control  Peter Davies 1949 (r/p) [8996] Very good in d/w                                                                                                                         £12

60.     TAYLOR, Barbara Mary Wollstonecraft and the Feminist Imagination  CUP 2003 [11898] Soft covers – fine                                                                                                                                              £17

61.     THORMAHLEN, Marianne The Brontes and Religion  CUP 2004 [12430] Soft covers – fine      £30

62.     TODD, Janet Gender, Art and Death  Continuum (NY) 1993 [3972] Mint in d/w                  £18

63.     TRIMMER, Mrs Abridgment of Scripture History consisting of Lessons selected from the Old Testament for the use of Schools and Families Rivington, stereotyped ed 1811 [3042] One of the most popular scripture textbooks of the 19th century. Good in original boards                                                                                 £25

64.     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



65.     ANON (Agnes Maud Davies) A Book with Seven Seals  Cayme Press 1928 [8552] First edition of a classic of Victorian childhood – I think perhaps it is a ‘faction’ – am not sure that it is actually a memoir. If I said that it strikes me as having a hint of Rachel Ferguson about it, those that are familiar with her work will know what I mean. The author’s name was withheld for this first edition. An elegant book – cover a little blotched                           £25

66.     (BURNEY) F. Frankfort Moore The Keeper of the Robes  Hooder and Stoughton (no date- 1920s)  [3800] Large format, illustrated, study of Fanny Burney’s time in the royal household – in the service of Queen Charlotte. Very good                                                                                                                                           £20

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

68.     (DU MAURIER) Judith Cook Daphne: a portrait of Daphne du Maurier Bantam Press 1991 [12400] Very good in d/w                                                                                                                                            £5

69.     (EDGEWORTH) Christina Colvin (ed) Maria Edgeworth in France and Switzerland: selections from the Edgeworth family lettes Clarendon Press 1979 [2988] Fine in d/w                                               £25

70.     (GLADSTONE) Lucy Masterman (ed) Mary Gladstone (Mrs Drew): her diaries and letters Methuen 1930 [8409] Daughter of Gladstone, born in 1847, excellent diary and letters, 1858-to her death (1927). Very good in d/w                                                                                                                                                    £18

71.     (HAMMOND) Mrs John Hays Hammond A Woman’s Part in a Revolution  Longmans, Green 1987 [6083] The ‘Revolution’ was the Boer War – her husband was imprisoned by the Boers. Good                 £30

72.     (HAYS) A.F. Wedd (ed) The Love Letters of Mary Hays (1779-1780)  Methuen 1925 [8655] Very good – scarce                                                                                                                                         £45

73.     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

74.     (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

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

76.     (JAMESON) Judith Johnston Anna Jameson: Victorian, feminist, woman of letters Scolar Press 1997 [12461] An examination of Jameson’s non-fiction writing in the context of her life. Mint in mint d/w             £20

77.     (JERNINGHAM) Ernest Betham (ed) A House of Letters: being excerpts from the correspondence of Miss Charlotte Jerningham, Lady Jerningham, Coleridge, Lamb, Southey, Bernard and Lucy Barton, and others, with Matilda Betham Jarrolds  [2179] ‘Also notes of some phases in the evolution of an English family’- the Bethams. Good                                                                                                                                          £28

78.     (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

79.     (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

80.     (OUTRAM) Mary Frances Outram Margaret Outram 1778-1863; mother of the Bayard of India John Murray 1932 [3593] A wide-ranging, satisfying biography. Good internally – tho’ ex-library                     £15

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

82.     (SEWELL) Mrs Bayly The Life and Letters of Mrs Sewell  James Nisbet, 3rd ed 1889 [2667] Memoir of the Quaker writer of moral didactics for children; she was mother of Anna Sewell. Good                    £12

83.     (TRIMMER) Mrs Trimmer Some Account of the Life and Writings of Mrs Trimmer with original letters, and meditations and prayers, selected from her journal Printed for C & J Rivington, 3rd ed 1825 [7884] A good, clean and tight copy in original calf boards of this interesting memoir – some marking and rubbing and 1” split at top of spine, which is decorated with gilt and raised bands.                                                                               £65

84.     (VICTORIA) Dorothy Marshall The Life and Times of Victoria  Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1992 (r/p) [6510] Lavishly illustrated. Mint in d/w                                                                                                    £10

85.     (WEAVER) Jane Lidderdale And Mary Nicholson Dear Miss Weaver: Harriet Shaw Weaver 1876-1961 Faber 1970 [8925] The woman behind The Egoist and patron of James Joyce. Very good in d/w £20

86.     (WEETON) Edward Hall (ed) Miss Weeton journal of a governess OUP, 1936 and 1939  [7614] In two volumes – covering the years 1807-11 and 1811-25 – shows what life was like for an unprotected female (albeit one of great strength of character) in the North of England (Huddersfield, Wigan, Liverpool), Wales and London.  Very good £60

87.     (WOLLSTONECRAFT) H.R. James Mary Wollstonecraft: a sketch OUP 1932 [2590] Very good in d/w                                                                                                                                                    £18

88.     (WOLLSTONECRAFT) Margaret Tims Mary Wollstonecraft: a social pioneer Millington 1976 [2516] Fine in d/w                                                                                                                                               £8

89.     (WORDSWORTH) Robert Gittings And MANTON, Jo Dorothy Wordsworth  OUP 1985 [4284] Fine in d/w                                                                                                                                             £12

90.     (WRIGHT) Margaret Lane Frances Wright and the ‘Great Experiment’  Manchester University Press 1972 [6081] An Owenite – the ‘Great Experiment’ was Nashoba, a utopian community in America. Very good             £18




91.     The Home Friend (New Series)  SPCK 1854 [8313] 4 vols of miscellany of fact and fiction. Very good in embossed decorative original cloth – together                                                                               £45

92.     Mother India’s Daughters: the significance of the Women’s Movement Women’s International League no date [1934] [13073] ‘The Women’s Movement in India is growing with a rapidity and vigour which is probably without is essential that British men and women should be prepared to give it their understanding, sympathy and support. 8-pp pamphlet – good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library                                          £8

93.     ASSOCIATION FOR MORAL AND SOCIAL HYGIENE Collection of Annual Reports    [12313] A collection of 13 of the Association’s Annual Reports – 7th (1921/22)-15th (1929/30); 29th (1950)-33rd (1954). Packed with information – and names of members, Paper covers – all in good condition – 13 items – together        £50

94.     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

95.     AUTOGRAPHS (1)     [13057] A sheet of paper on which are fixed the individual cut-out signatures of Lady Constance Lytton, Louise Creighton, Alison Sheppard, Dorothy R. Maud, Louise Donaldson and Lena Ashwell. Very good                                                                                                                                           £50

96.     AUTOGRAPHS (2)     [13058] A sheet of paper on which are fixed the individual cut-out signatures of Marie, Lady Willoughby de Broke, Maud Selborne (the Countess of Selborne), Florence E. Barrett, Henrietta Barnett, Margery Corbett Ashby, Dorothy Jewson, Mabel Dearmer and Hester Kempthorne (wife of a bishop)    £45

98.     AUTOGRAPHS – LEAGUE OF CHURCH MILITANT     [13060] 4 sheets of paper to which are fixed 28 individual cut-out signatures of members of the League of Church Militant, the successor to the Church League for Women’s Suffrage. The signatures include thos of Margaret Benn (Lady Stansgate), Hope Joseph (artist), Evelyn Morrison (a WSPU activist), Edith Picton-Turbervill and M.A.R. Tuker. Many of the signatures are identified by pencilled annotations. Together                                                                                                    £35

100.   AUTOGRAPHS – THE GUILDHOUSE     [13061] The Guildhouse was an ecumenical place of worship and cultural centre founded in 1921 by Maude Royden. On 4 sheets of paper are fixed 25 individual cut-out signatures, including those of Maude Royden, Hudson Shaw, Daisy Dobson (Maude Royden’s secretary), Zoe Procter (former WSPU activist), and Katherine Courtney (of the NUWSS). Together                                           £45

101.   BINFIELD, Clyde Belmont’s Portias: Victorian nonconformists and middle-class education for girls Dr Williams’ Trust 1981 [9158] The 35th Friends of Dr Williams’s Library Lecture. Paper covers – 35pp – good – scarce       £18

102.   BRITISH, CONTINENTAL, AND GENERAL FEDERATION FOR THE ABOLITION OF GOVERNMENT REGULATION OF PROSTITUTION Fourth Annual Report  British, Continental, and General Federation 1879 [12322] Covers the year 1878-79. Paper covers – good – a little creased and chipped                                                                                                                                                    £12

103.   BRITISH MEDICAL ASSOCIATION     [8762] Memorandum of the Articles of Association, and by-laws of the British Medical Association, together with a few other items sent with a letter, dated 17 July 1922, welcoming Dr Gladys Stableforth, Moorfields, Fenham, Northumberland as a member of the BMA.                     £3

104.   BURTON, Elaine What is She Worth? a study of the report on equal pay  1947 [12268] Paper covers – 12pp – good -w ithdrawn from the Women’s Library                                                                                 £4

105.   CAMPBELL, Dame Janet Infant Mortality  Ministry of Health 1929 [12257] International Inquiry of the Health Organisation of the League of Nations, English Section. Paper covers – 118pp – good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library                                                                                                                                          £8

106.   CARPENTER, Edward Woman,  and her place in a free society The Labour Press Society (Manchester) 1894 [13075] 41-pp pamphlet in which he argued that the ‘liberation’ of woman would not be achieved until ‘our whole commercial system, with its barter and sale of human labour and human love for gain is done away with.’  With ownership inscription dated 4/12/94. The paper covers are present but chipped and detached – the text is good and firm – withdrawn from the Women’s Library – scarce                                                                    £75

107.   CHARITY ORGANISATION REVIEW Vol X (New Series) July To Dec 1901   Longmans, Green 1902 [9244] half-yearly bound volume of the COS’s own magazine. Very good                                   £28

108.   CO-OPERATIVE HOLIDAYS ASSOCIATION     [12798] 3-pp pamphlet, reprinted from ‘Modern Language Teaching’, June 1910, setting out the work of this Associaiton, which had begun by the Congregational Church in industrial Lancashire, together with Annual Reports for the year ending Sept 30th, 1910 and Annual Report for the year ending Sept 30th 1911. Interesting – 3 items – the Annual Reports v good – the pamphlet rubbed and split (with no loss of text) – ex-Board of Education library – as a collection                                                    £15

109.   DINNER AND PRESENTATION TO MISS ALISON NEILANS     [12351] 4-pp leaflet, reprinted from ‘The Shield’, Dec 1938, describing the ‘Silver Jubilee dinner held at St Ermin’s Hotel, Westminster, to celebrate Miss Neilans’ 25 years work with the Association for Moral and Social Hygiene’. Good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library                                                                                                                                          £8

110.   FARIDOONFI, Mrs Rustomji Address to the All-India Women’s Conference, Karachi, 1934-35   1935 [13113] 22pp – good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library                                                       £6

111.   FAWCETT, Millicent Speech or Silence    [12358] article – extracted from ‘The Contemporary Review’, together with an article from the same issue by Ellice Hopkins on ‘The Apocalypse of Evil’ – both on the subject of moral reform. 16pp – withdrawn from the Women’s Library                                                                     £3

112.   Fédération Abolitioniste Internationale Conference in Portsmouth 1914  British Branch of the International Abolitionist Federation 1914 [12316] The Handbook for the Conference, containing details of the delegates, the Programme, and photographs and information about Portsmouth as a town, together with ‘Morals and Public Health’ the 352-pp Report of the Conference. Both items in very good condition -paper covers – withdrawn from the Women’s Library. 2 items together                                                                                               £35

113.   FEMINIST ARTS NEWS  Vol 2 No 1    no date (1986?) [13118] This issue is titled ‘Women for Peace’. Good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library                                                                                             £3

114.   FEMINIST ARTS NEWS Vol 3 no 3    1990 [13114] This issue is titled ‘Politics of Location/Culture of Dislocation: Irish Women – Britain. Good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library                           £3

115.   FEMINIST ARTS NEWS Vol 3 No 4    1990 [13117] This issue is titled ‘Women, Modernism, Modernity’. Good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library                                                                                £3

116.   GIRL GUIDES Log of 2nd Worthing Ranger Company April-September 1927    [13127] An exercise book covered in linen with a handpainted Girl Guide trefoil on the front and dried specimens of the Company’s three patrols – Poppy, Oak and Silver Birch on the inside front cover. The title page has been lovingly decorated – and there are occasional drawings in the text and a few photographs of the girls at camp. The Log is a handwritten record of the Rangers’ activities in 6 months of 1927- recorded in some detail. The names of many of the girls and their leaders are mentioned. Unusual                                                                                                                      £35

117.   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

118.   HOMERTON COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE     [12782] Reports of the Congregational Board of Education on its Training College, Homerton Undenominational College – for the years ending 30 June 1900, 1901, 1902. All in good condition – ex Board of Education library – 3 items together                                                          £20

119.   INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON THE WHITE SLAVE TRAFFIC Memorandum Presented to the Delegates and Members by the British Committee of the International Federation for the Abolition of State Regulation of Prostitution  1899 [12315] Paper covers – 46pp – good condition – withdrawn from the Women’s Library                                                                                                                                          £8

120.   LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD Supplement in continuation of the Report of the Medical Officer of the Board for 1914-15  Containing a Report on Maternal Mortality in connection with childbearing and its relation to Infant Mortality. HMSO 1915 [12256] The 44th Annual Report of the Local Government Board, 1914-15. Complete, but missing its paper covers – otherwise good – 140pp – withdrawn from the Women’s Library            £8

121.   LONDON INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF PLAIN NEEDLWORK     [12681] opened in 1878 with the aim of teaching teachers how to teach needlework and to present diplomas to those who passed its examinations. The diploma holders were then eligible to give demonstrations in plain needlework and to teach it. This collection of annual reports of the Instute runs from 1902-1914, 1916,1917, 1918 (merely a postcard report – ‘war conditions’), 1919, 1920. (17 items).. Certificates were awarded to girls from a range of schools –  Cheltenham Ladies’ College and Wycombe Abbey as well as high schools and proprietory schools. The reports include not only the names of all these schools, but also the names of all those who held the Institute’s various qualifications – and details of all the syllabuses for its examinations. All in good condition in original wrappers- ex-Board of Education library. A collection                                                                                                                      £85

122.   MINISTRY OF HOUSING AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT Moving from the Slums  HMSO 1956 [12249] Seventh Report of the Housing Management Sub-committee of the Central Housing Advisory Committee. Paper covers – good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library.                                                                   £4

123.   REPORT OF A DEPARTMENTAL COMMITTEE ON THE PREVALENCE OF VENEREAL DISEASE AMONG THE BRITISH TROOPS IN INDIA   HMSO 1897 [12353] 33-pp foolscap Report – together with – ‘A Rough Record 1858-1935 on the work of the Association for Moral and Social Hygiene, in connection with the British Army in India’ – 8-pp foolscap report. In good condition – withdrawn from the Women’s Library. Together                                                                                                                                                    £12

124.   REVIEW OF REVIEWS     [3887] edited by W.T. Stead. the first volume, January-June 1890. As Stead spotted, here was a gap in the market, enabling the interested observer to keep a finger on the pulse of the world. With v useful indexes to articles in current periodicals. Very good                                                                      £25

125.   ROYDEN, A. Maude The Hour and the Church  Allen & Unwin 1918 [12232] Soft covers – very good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library                                                                                           £10

126.   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

127.   SMALL COLLECTION DOCUMENTING THE ACADEMIC PROGRESS OF MURIEL LONG AT THE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOR GIRLS, WEST KIRBY 1920-1926     [12613] The tenor of Muriel’s school reports is ‘very fair’ – and we all know what that means. But she was clearly much younger than the average age of the class and does quite well in maths and science. Generally her conduct is ‘very good’ but at least one report notes ‘rather noisy in the class room’.Included in the collection are a number of programmes for Speech Day and Annual Sports. In 1926 Muriel went on to Underwood Commercial College in Liverpool to learn shorthand and typing (1st in the class in ‘Office Routine’). I think Muriel married in 1940 and died in 2006 – leaving bequests to Venice in Peril and the Royal Overseas League – so it doesn’t look as though being graded only ‘very fair’ at Scripture, Ancient History etc  had prevented her taking an interest. An eclectic collection of material            £45

128.   SOCIETY OF FEMALE ARTISTS Thirteenth Season   1869 [7231] Catalogue of the exhibition held at the Gallery, 9 Conduit Street, London. Besides listing all the officers of the Society, the main body of the catalogue lists all the women exhibiting (giving the addresses of many, always useful), with the titles of their works shown and the prices asked. Very good in paper covers – 30pp – extremely scarce                                                       £85

129.   SOUTHWARK HOUSING ASSOCIATION LTD Fifth Report  Southwark Housing Association May 1937 [12247] Paper covers – 20-pp – with a map, a photograph and lots of names of subscribers. Very good £4

130.   THE ASSOCIATION FOR MORAL AND SOCIAL HYGIENE The Alison Neilans Memorial Lectures  AMSH  [12335] 6 of these annual lectures: 1) No 2 Madame Legrand-Falco, History of the Abolition of State Regulation of Prostitution, with special relation to France and the position today, 1946; 2) No 3 Mrs Franklin Lefroy, The Solicitation Laws, 1948; 3) No 4 C.R. Hewitt, The Police and the Prostitute, 1951; 4) No 5 Mary Stocks, Josephine Butler and the Moral Standards of Today, 1961; 5) No 6 T.C.N. Gibbens, The Clients of Prostitutes, 1962; 6)  No 10 Dr R.D. Catterall, Prostitution and the Venereal Diseases, 1967. All paper covers – in good condition, withdrawn from the Women’s Library. Together                                                           £20

131.   THE ASSOCIATION FOR MORAL & SOCIAL HYGIENE Its Work and its Needs  AMSH 1927 [12329] 12-pp pamphlet – soft covers – TOGETHER WITH – a 4-pp leaflet, ‘The Work of the A.M.S.H.’, 1938. 2 items together – both in good condition – withdrawn from the Women’s Library                                        £4

132.   THE HOUSING AND SLUM PROBLEM Questions and Answers  Burrup, Mathieson & Co 1933 [12246] Paper covers -12pp – good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library                                               £4

133.   THE SHIELD     [12339] ‘The Official Organ of the British Committee of the International Federation for the Abolition of State Regulation of Vice’ – 5 issues. 1) August 1911; 2) Feb-March 1926; 3) May 1940; 4) Oct 1961; 5) Nov 1970 (Centenary Number) All paper covers – good condition – withdrawn from the Women’s Library. – together                                                                                                                                       £12

134.   THE VIGILANCE RECORD     [12336] ‘The Organ of the National Vigilance Association’, 3 issues: 1) 15 January 1888, ed Mrs Ormiston Chant 2) April 1926 3) April 1928. All withdrawn from the Women’s Library – in good condition – nicked and creassed at edges. Together                                                             £10

135.   WILSON, Helen On Some Causes of Prostitution with special reference to economic conditions Association for Moral and Social Hygiene 1916 [12318] A paper read at the Eleventh Congress of the International Abolitionist Federation, held in Paris, June 9-12, 1913, revised edition. Paper covers – 15pp – good                 £2

136.   WOMEN’S INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE International House Club  WIL no date (1930s) [12212] Dorothy Evans was secretary of the Club, which provided a centre for people of international mind, for study, entertainment and refreshment. The Club boasted a Cafeteria ‘on the American “hel yourself” system’ and a Reading and Smoking Room. 4-pp leaflet, which includes a Membership Form and a photograph of the dining room. Withdrawn from the Women’s Library.                                                                                           £8

137.   WOMEN’S TRADE UNION LEAGUE 40th Annual report  WTUL Sept 1915 [6155] Packed full of facts, figures and names. Paper covers – 48-pp – fine                                                                             £35

138.   WOMEN’S UNIVERSITY SETTLEMENT FOR WORK IN THE POORER DISTRICTS OF LONDON Fifteenth Annual Report  WUS March 1902 [13038] Packed with names of subscribers as well as a report of the work accomplished by the Settlement. Paper covers – good -ex-Board of Education library          £18



139.   CLARK‘S COLLEGE, CIVIL SERVICE Preparing for the Lady Clerk’s G.P.O. Exam    [9233] Photograph of the young women preparing for this exam which, if they passed, offered a chance of bettering themselves. Very good – unposted                                                                                                                          £12

140.   MISS MARGARET MCMILLAN     [8930] photographic postcard, reproduced by the Newcastle Socialist Society, c 1908. With the caption ‘My message to the Socialist movement is always the same: REAL education would make children fit to live in a better social environment and unfit to live in the world of todday..’ Very good – unposted                                                                                                                                                    £24

141.   MISS MINNIE PALLISTER     [8418] photographic postcard of the ILP speaker and writer. Probably dates from 1920s – unposted – very good                                                                                              £12



142.   BAILLIE, Joanna A Series of Plays in which it is attempted to delineate the stronger passions of the mind Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, & Brown, a new edition 1821 [2509] A handsome set – newly rebound in cloth                                                                                                                                                  £120

143.   BETHUNE, Geo. W. Bethune The British Female Poets: with biographical and critical notices R. Worthington (NY)  [7889] The poets and their works – begin with Juliana Berners and include, among many others,  Katharine Philips, the Duchess of Newcastle, Mrs Elizabeth Rowe, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Charlotte Smith, Anna Seward, Mrs Barbauld, Anne Yearsley, Mrs Hemans, Mary Howitt, Mrs Norton, Eliza Cook and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. First published in 1848 – this is a later reprint (probably 1870s). Good in rather rubbed decorative binding                                                                                                                                                    £38

144.   BOYLE, Kay Primer for Combat  Faber 1943 [8355] ‘Shows the effect of Nazi conquest on the daily life of the men and women of France.’ Very good in chipped d/w                                                                   £8

145.   DEARMER, Mrs Percy (Mabel) The Dreamer: a drama of the life of Joseph A.R. Mowbray 1912 [3069] Good – in decorative paper covers with a split in the spine paper                                                    £8

146.   FEINSTEIN, Elaine The Russian Jerusalem  Carcanet 2008 [12394] A novel of Russia – both Putin’s and Stalin’s – with poems and pictures. Soft covers – mint                                                                      £5

147.   GILLIATT, Penelope The Cutting Edge  Secker 7 Warburg 1978 [2829] Fine in fine d/w      £5

148.   GILLIATT, Penelope Nobody’s Business  Secker & Warburg 1972 [2830] Short stories. Fine in fine d/w     £5

149.   GILLIATT, Penelope Splendid Lives  Secker & Warburg 1977 [2827] Short stories. Fine in d/w      £5

150.   HALL, Marguerite Radclyffe- The Forgotten Island  Chapman & Hall 1915 [7694] Poems. Very good – scarce                                                                                                                                         £50

151.   HALL, Radclyffe Poems of the Past and Present  Chapman & Hall 1915 [3624] Very good – very scarce   £95

152.   HASTINGS, Lady Flora Poems  William Blackwood 1841 [5816] The poems of poor Lady Flora were edited for publication by her sister. Lady Flora, a lady in waiting at court in 1838, was suspected of being pregnant, though unmarried. In fact her body was swollen with illness – and she died. Everybody was then v. sorry. Pasted onto the free front endpaper is a black-bordered printed ‘Elegy on the Death of Lady Flora Hastings.’ Annotation in ink reveals that the copy had in 1882 belonged to Mr John Gladstone, 39 Gunter Grove, Redcliffe Gardens, London S.W.. Latterly the copy had been held in the City of Cardiff Reference Library – perhaps given to it by Mr Gladstone. It bears a ‘Withdrawn from Stock’ stamp as well as the library albel on the front pastedown. The copy, in its original decorative green cloth, is worn along spine and hinge to front board is tender – contents very good                 £25


153.   KREITMAN, Esther Deborah  Virago 1983 [4467] First published in 1936. Paper covers – very good          £7

154.   LEHMANN, Beatrix Rumour of Heaven  Virago 1987 [4466] First published in 1934. Paper covers – very good                                                                                                                                             £8

155.   LEHMANN, Rosamond The Gipsy’s Baby  Virago 1982 [4462] First published in 1946. Paper covers – good                                                                                                                                                      £7

156.   LEON, Donna Doctored Evidence  William Heinemann 2004 [8908] Set in Venice. Mint in d/w – signed by the author                                                                                                                                          £18

157.   MACDONALD, M.P. Trefoil: the story of a girl’s society Thomas Nelson no date (c 1908?) [2489] An Australian (Melbourne) girls’ story. Good                                                                                       £8

158.   MARCHANT, Bessie Juliette the Mail-Carrier  Collins (r/p), no date  [8047] Set in Nova Scotia – young Juliette comes good – taking over the position as mail carrier in her element-battered home region. Sunday School prize dated 1924. Very good                                                                                                         £8

159.   MEW, Charlotte The Farmer’s Bride  The Poetry Bookshop, 3rd imp 1929 [7693] Very good internally – cover sunned around edges                                                                                                                   £12

160.   PARRIS, P.B. His Arms are Full of Broken Things  Viking 1997 [2979] A novel based on the life of Charlotte Mew. Fine in d/w                                                                                                                        £10

161.   ROYDE SMITH, Naomi Jane Fairfax  Macmillan 1940 [8348] Not exactly a sequel to Jane Austen’s ‘Emma’- but a parallel, using many of Austen’s characters. Good – quite scarce                                             £6

162.   SELLERS, Sue Vanessa and Virginia  Two Ravens Press 2008 [12402] A novel exploring the relationship between Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell. Soft covers – fine                                                          £5

163.   SERGEANT, Adeline Alison’s Ordeal  James Nisbet no date (1903?) [2969] By a prolific and very professional novelist.                                                                                                                                       £10

164.   SIGOURNEY, Mrs (ed. F.W.N. Bailey) The Poetical Works of Mrs L.H. Sigourney  G. Routledge 1857 [2428] Neatly rebound in cloth                                                                                                   £20

165.   SNELL, Roy Norma Kent of the WACS  Whitmand Publishing Co (Wisconsin) 1943 [2448] In the ‘Fighters for Freedom’ series. Norma Kent joined the Women’s Army Corps, never left mainland America, but had lots of adventures and did her part to win the war! Good in d/w                                                              £18

166.   SPARK, Muriel Territorial Rights  Macmillan 1979 [8910] Set in Venice. Very good in d/w £12

167.   WARD, Mrs Humphry Eleanor  Houghton Mifflin Co 1911 [9027] A volume from the uniform edition of Mrs Ward’s works. Good                                                                                                                   £12



168.   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

169.   DOVE, Iris Yours in the Cause: suffragettes in Lewisham, Greenwich and Woolwich Lewisham Library Services and Greenwich Library Services 1988 [13110] 22-pp in card covers. Withdrawn from the Women’s Library. Scarce                                                                                                                                                    £25

170.   MACKENZIE, Midge Shoulder To Shoulder  Penguin 1975 [8062] The book of the acclaimed television series. Paper covers – large format – fine                                                                                                 £12

171.   MARKINO, Yoshio My Idealed John Bullesses  Constable 1913 [7381] A Japanese illustrator – includes a long chapter, with illustrations, about Christabel Pankhurst and the WSPU. Good – with decorative cloth cover. Bears the ownership inscription of the novelist Beatrice Kean – scarce                                                        £155

172.   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 Fiction

173.   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, finaly, 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

174.   FAIRBAIRNS, Zoe Stand We at Last  Virago 1983 [1222] A picaresque novel, with a suffrage sequence.  Paper covers – very good                                                                                                                        £6

175.   HAMILTON, Cicely How The Vote Was Won  Women Writers’ Suffrage League no date [1908] [13063] This 16-pp book – with wonderful illustrations by the mysterious suffrage artist, C. Hedley Charlton – was the precursor to the play of the same title by Cicely Hamilton and Christopher St John. The original ‘story’ – written by Cicely Hamilton only – purports to be ‘short Extracts from Prof. Dryasdust’s “Political History of the Twentieth Century”, published in the year 2008 AD’ and tells how women of all sorts and conditions decided that ‘every woman was to cease work until such time as her work was recognised by the State, and that, until the State did recognise it, she was to demand support and the necessities of life from her nearest male relative, however distant’. The book was published by the Women Writers’ Suffrage League from 15 Sandringham Court, Maida Vale, which in 1908 was the home of Bessie Hatton. COPAC shows copies held only in the Women’s Library, the British Library and York University library. This copy is a duplicate withdrawn from the Women’s Library – with rubber stamp and shelf markings on the cover – a rubber stamp on two pages – not affecting text or image. The paper covers are present but semi-detached, along with the final page. But extremely scarce                                                                                            £150

176.   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

177.   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

178.   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

179.   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

180.   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

181.   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

182.   TREVELYAN, Sir G.O. Ladies in Parliament, Horace at Athens, and other pieces  George Bell, new edition 1888 [1736] ‘”The Ladies in Parliament” was composed during the the great agitation which followed the rejection of Mr Gladstone’s Reform Bill of 1866’.  Very good                                                                         £25

183.   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

184.   A Brief Review of the Women’s Suffrage Movement since its Beginning in 1832  [NUWSS] Sept 1913 [13079] 16-pp pamphlet. A pamphlet of the same name, printed by Vacher and dated to 1911, is recorded in COPAC. This, presumably an updated version, was printed at the Templar Printing Works, Birmingham, and bears the ownership signature of Catherine Osler, doyenne of the Birmingham Women’s Suffrage Society. There is, however, no suggestion that she was its author. This copy was withdrawn from the Women’s Library (which does hold the 1911 version – and ‘NUWSS’ is lightly pencilled on the front cover. Good                               £15

185.   Women and the General Election: Report prepared by Standing Joint Committee of Industrial Women’s Organisations to be presented to the National Conference of Labour Women, 1929 The Labour Party 1929 [13067] ”The General Election of 1929 ushers in a new epoch. For the first time in our history, women will exercise a franchise based on full equality with men, and nearly fourteen million women will be upon the electoral register…Women hold in their hands the destinies of their sex and of their country. They find themselves in a majority over men of more than two millions. In such a position, they must ralise that their responsibility is as great as their power.’ 36-pp pamphlet setting our Labour women’s hopes for the future and analysis of social and economic conditions for women in the immediate past. Good – ex-library, with shelfmarkings on cover                                                    £18

186.   AN 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

187.   BERNHARD, Dr Margarete (ed) The Present Postition of Woman Suffrage: on behalf of the International Alliance of Women for Suffrage and Equal Citizenship IAWSEC 1929 [13106] A survey of the status of one half of the world’s ‘citizens’ in 1929. Paper covers – good                                                                        £18

188.   BODICHON, Mrs Reasons for the Enfranchisement of Women  London National Society for Women’s Suffrage, no date late 1860s? [9519] Printed by Head, Hole & Co, Farringdon Street and Ivy Lane, E.C. Scarce and important pamphlet -8pp – good                                                                                          £250

189.   CALLING ALL WOMEN: Newsletter of the Suffragette Fellowship   Suffragette Fellowship  [13062] 14 issues of ‘Calling All Women’ between Feb 1956 and Feb 1971. They are full of interesting information – from the horses’ mouths, as it were – on the afterlives of suffragettes and reveal something of the efforts of consciousness-raising in the days before second-wave feminism. All in good condition – as a collection                         £250

190.   CHRISTITCH, Elizabeth A Word on Woman Suffrage  Catholic Women’s Suffrage Society 3rd ed, no date [1912] [13071] 12-pp pamphlet putting the Catholic woman’s point of view. The inside front cover gives details of the office and branches etc of the Catholic Women’s Suffrage Society. Good – with shelf markings – withdrawn from the Women’s Library                                                                                                                   £18

191.   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

192.   DAVIES, Emily Parliamentary Franchise for Women 1904    [13066] A 4-pp pamphlet, a reprint of a letter written to the Editor of ‘The Times’ on 31 March 1904. Emily Davies had, of course, been an instigator of the suffrage movement 38 years previously and noted that ‘within the last 20 years a marked change has taken place in public opinion in regard to it. The tone of mingled disapproval and derision, once so common, has to a great extent disappeared, and a disposition is shown to give the quesion a fair hearing, with an undertone of prophecy that “it will come”‘. The pamphlet is not credited to any specific suffrage society, but was, presumably, sold by the NUWSS. Fragile, chipped at edges – unusual – and scarce                                                                           £55

193.   DEPUTATION OF VOTERS OF KENT Men Demand Votes for Women    [13077] ‘Protest lodged at Downing Street, July 25th, 1914, by a Deputation of Voters from Ashford, Kent.’ A deputation of men from Ashford had called on the prime minister to lobby in favour of women’s suffrage. Asquith was not at home. The protest is signed by Councillor Bolton, Hon Sec of the Deputation of Voters of Kent. The deputation was afterwards entertained by Mrs Chapman and other members of the New Constitutional Society, which had devoted some efforts in campaigning in Ashford (some details of which are given in my forthcoming book ‘Campaigning for the Vote: Kate Parry Frye’s Suffrage Diary’).. Single sheet – in good condition                                                      £15

194.   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

195.   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

196.   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

197.   HALDANE, Richard B., K.C.,M.P. Speech on the Parliamentary Franchise (Women) Bill, 1910  National Union Women’s Suffrage Societies 1910 [13104] 6-pp leaflet – speech on the Conciliation Bill – rubbed – withdrawn from the Women’s Library                                                                                                           £10

198.   HAMILTON, Cicely Beware!: A Warning to Suffragists  Artists’ Suffrage League 1908/09 [?] [13065] with sketches by Mary Lowndes, Dora Meeson-Coates and C. Hedley Charlton. A book of neat rhymes. I reproduced it as a series of posts on my website – but here is the chance to own the original copy. The ASL production was very simple – the pages were held together by a brass clip through the top left-hand corner of the covers and pages. This is missing – so all the pages are separate. The condition is reasonably good – a few chips on the cover – but no markings. Extremely scarce                                                                            £250

199.   HMSO Representation of the People Bill  HMSO 1917 [13074] ‘A Bill to Amend the Law with respect to Parliamentary and Local Government Franchises..etc’. Clause 4 allowed the vote to women over the age of 30. 42 pages – a good reading copy – missing its paper covers                                                                 £15

200.   INTERNATIONAL WOMAN SUFFRAGE CONGRESS     [13134] Budapest June 15-20 1913. This is a small advertising paper label (double-sided) for the Congress – showing two graceful women stretching their arms, to hold hands across the globe. The type-face is very 1913. A pretty and interesting memento of the last pre-war international women’s gathering. Fine -amazingly ephemeral – and  unusual                                    £85

201.   KELLEY, Florence Persuasion or Responsibility?  National American Woman Suffrage Association c 1905? [13076] Vol 2, No 8 in ‘Political Equality Series’. Small format – 4pp – good – with shelfmark – withdrawn from the Women’s Library                                                                                                                           £5

202.   LEIGH SMITH, Barbara A Brief Summary in Plain Language of the Most Important Laws Concerning Women; together with a few observations thereon Holyoake & Co, 2nd edition revised with addition 1856 [9033] Barbara Leigh Smith (later Barbara Bodichon) was 27 years old when she wrote this pamphlet, first published in 1854 as part of her campaign to change the Married Women’s Property Acts. This pamphlet is extremely scarce (I have never had a copy for sale before), bound inside recent paper covers. Rather amusingly, the printed price of ‘Threepence’ has been scored through and ‘1 1/2 d’ added – a comment, presumably, then on the interest being shown in the campaign by a public not yet awakened to the cause. Very good                                       £280

203.   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

204.   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

205.   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

206.   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

207.   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

208.   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

209.   LONDON SOCIETY FOR WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE Women and the Nation  LSWS Feb 1917 [13084] ‘There has never been a time when England has so much needed the service of her women citizens as she does NOW.’ Single-sided leaflet issued as Parliament was beginning to discuss the inclusion of women in the new Representation of the People Bill. vERY GOOD                                                                          £12

210.   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

211.   MCCABE, Joseph Woman in Political Evolution  Watts & Co 1909 [9803] An overview -from ‘ Woman Before Civilisation’ to ‘The Moral Base of Enfranchisement.’Paper wrappers – one nick at spine eats into the margin of a few pages -and a tiny bit of text is lost on two pages, but does not interfere with reading.            £28

212.   MCLAREN, Lady ‘Better and Happier’: An Answer from the Ladies’ Gallery to the Speeches in Opposition to the Women’s Suffrage Bill, February 28th, 1908 T. Fisher Unwin 1908 [13102] I have always been rather an admirer of Laura McLaren and her straight-forward prose. 46-pp – paper covers present but detached – text  otherwise good and tight – scarce                                                                                                 £75

213.   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

214.   MAP OF THE WSPU/WFL PROCESSION OF 18 JUNE 1910.     [12303] The map was a contemporary reprint of a page from ‘Votes for Women’ for 17 June 1910 and was issued to those thousands taking part. It shows where the separate sections should line up – from the Portsmouth and Petersfield WSPU at Westminster Bridge to the Peckham WSPU at Carmelite Street. The procession was to be led up Northumberland Avenue by University Graduates, Pharmacists and Women Sanitary Inspectors and members of the Men’s League. The map is framed in a silver metal frame -looks rather good. Because of the problem of the glass, I will be unable to post it, so it will need to be picked up in London.                                                                                                              £95

215.   (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

216.   MARSHALL, Catherine Women’s Suffrage Election Campaign in Cumberland    [13082] ‘Reprint of letter sent to the Local Press Jan 5th 1910’. Catherine Marshall was the very active NUWSS local secretary in Cumberland, here describing the efforts that suffragists were making during the first general election of 1910. Single-sided leaflet – rubbed                                                                                                                   £10

217.   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

218.   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

219.   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

220.   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

221.   NATIONAL LEAGUE FOR OPPOSING WOMAN SUFFRAGE Woman and Manhood Suffrage  NLOWS no date [c 1912?] [13078] What they fear is ‘the Government of this country by a majority of women electors. Such a result being absurd and intolerable, contrary to all reason, experience, nature and common sense..’ Single, double-sided sheet -fragile,  chipped and rubbed                                                                                        £5

222.   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

223.   NATIONAL UNION OF WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE SOCIETIES Women Workers and Women’s Votes: Women Tax-Payers NUWSS no date (c 1917) [13099] Double-sided leaflet. ‘Just because the need is great and the wise spending of every penny is all important, women tax-payers ask to share in electing the men who are responsible for raising and spending the revenues of the country.’ Fine                                                             £10

224.   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

225.   NATIONAL UNION OF WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE SOCIETIES Five Points in the relation between votes for women and certain economic and social facts   [7401] Written by Geraldine Hodgson. Double-sided sheet – a little frayed round the edges – no loss of text                                                                                 £15

226.   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

227.   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

228.   NATIONAL UNION OF WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE SOCIETIES Will the Vote Help Industrial Women?  NUWSS 1910? [13081] Single sheet – chipped and rubbed                                                         £8

229.   NATIONAL UNION OF WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE SOCIETIES Women Workers and Women’s Votes: Teachers NUWSS no date (c 1917) [13085] Double-sided leaflet aimed specifically at women teachers – ‘it is unjust that men teachers have the power of the vote behind them, and women are politically helpless.’ Fine £10

230.   NATIONAL UNION OF WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE SOCIETIES Women Workers and Women’s Votes: Why Women Clerical Workers Want the Vote NUWSS no date (c 1917) [13086] ‘Because the man with a Vote can get £400 or £500 a year for work for which a woman is paid £250..’ Double-sided leaflet – very good £10

231.   NATIONAL UNION OF WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE SOCIETIES Women Workers and Women’s Votes: Nurses NUWSS no date (c 1917) [13088] ‘All the great departments of the State are calling upon nurses for their services today’… To all these departments nurses give ungrudging service, but, in spite of their work for the State, they are not counted among its citizens.’  Double-sided leaflet – fine                                                      £10

232.   NATIONAL UNION OF WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE SOCIETIES Women Workers and Women’s Votes: Postition of (Civilian) Widows NUWSS no date (c 1917) [13090] Double-sided leaflet extolling the power of the vote to ensure that non-military widows and orphans received adequate support. Fine                   £10

233.   NATIONAL UNION OF WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE SOCIETIES Women Workers and Women’s Votes: Agricultural Women NUWSS no date (c 1917) [13091] Double-sided leaflet calling for the vote for women who had responded to the Government’s call to work on the land during the War                                        £10

234.   NATIONAL UNION OF WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE SOCIETIES Women Workers and Women’s Votes: Mothers NUWSS no date (c 1917) [13093] ‘Women must have a say in the legislation that affects Motherhood’. Double-sided leaflet. Fine                                                                                                            £10

235.   NATIONAL UNION OF WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE SOCIETIES Women Workers and Women’s Votes: Business Women NUWSS no date 9c 1917) [13094] ‘Thousands of women are carrying on businesses while their husbands are fighting.’ ‘Give us the Vote.’ Doublde-sided leaflet – fine                                           £10

236.   NATIONAL UNION OF WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE SOCIETIES Women Workers and Women’s Votes: Midwives NUWSS no date (c 1917) [13095] ‘Midwives know well how essential their work is to the community, and they ask that they shall have a voice in making the laws by which that work is regulated’. Double-sided leaflet – fine                                                                                                                                              £10

237.   NATIONAL UNION OF WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE SOCIETIES Women Workers and Women’s Votes: Social Workers NUWSS no date (c 1917) [13096] Double-sided leaflet setting out why ‘As a class, social workers feel their unenfranchised condition more keenly than any other body’.                                            £10

238.   NATIONAL UNION OF WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE SOCIETIES Women Workers and Women’s Votes: Factory Work and Women’s Health NUWSS no date (c 1917) [13097] Double-sided leaflet showing how the welfare of women in factories would be more carefully protected if women had the vote. Fine       £10

239.   NATIONAL UNION OF WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE SOCIETIES Women Workers and Women’s Votes: Professional Women NUWSS no date (c 1917) [13098] ‘Is it not a strange anomaly that women of proved intellect and experience are still denied the elementary rights of citizenship?” Double-sided leaflet – fine       £10

240.   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

241.   OSLER, Mrs A.C. Why Women Need the Vote  Templar Press (Birmingham) no date (1910) [13126] 55-pp pamphlet by the doyenne of the Birmingham Women’s Suffrage Society. According to COPAC the only copies held by UK libraries are at Birmingham and the Women’s Library. Good internally – paper covers damaged and with shelf marks – withdrawn from the Women’s Library                                                                              £45

242.   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

243.   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

244.   PETERSEN, H. Frances The Belief in Innate Rights  NUWSS no date [1913] [13100] 12-pp pamphlet printed for the NUWSS by the Women’s Printing Society – reprinted from the ‘Law Magazine and Review’. Good in original paper covers                                                                                                                    £12

245.   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

246.   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

247.   REDMOND, Mr W., M.P. And Mr Kettle, M.P. Speeches on the Parliamentary Franchise (Women) Bill, 1910  National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies 1910 [13105] 8-pp pamphlet – speeches on the Conciliation Bill. Chipped and rubbed – withdrawn from the Women’s Library                                                 £10

248.   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

249.   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

250.   SIX POINT GROUP What We Think on questions of interest to women: Report of Spring Conference 1965   [13108] 28-pp in card covers. Good – has been folded – withdrawn from the Women’s Library        

251.   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

252.   SNOWDEN, Philip, M.P. Speech on the Parliamentary Franchise (Women) Bill, 1910  National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies 1910 [13103] 4-pp leaflet – as delivered in the debate on the Conciliation Bill. A little chipped and rubbed – withdrawn from the Women’s Library                                                         £10

253.   STRACHEY, Ray The Women’s Movement in Great Britain: a short summary of its rise, methods and victories National Council of Women of Great Britain no date (c 1928) [13109] A pamphlet abridged from Strachey’s ‘The Cause’. Chipped and rubbed – withdrawn from the Women’s Library                                            £10

254.   SUFFRAGETTE BEING FORCIBLY REMOVED FROM THE RAILINGS OF BUCKINGHAM PALACE – 21 MAY 1914     [12612] real news photograph – showing a policeman seizing a distressed young woman who, with her one free hand, is clutching the Palace railings. This policeman is in the act of pulling off her hat or pulling down her hair while another, hidden from view, is pulling her away – his arm firmly locked around her waist. Besides capturing a moment of dramatic action, the photograph is a rather well composed shot of  intermingled limbs, movement and shadows.

The photograph – 15cm x 11 cm – has been mounted, but is unframed. Very good – unusual         £95

255.   SUFFRAGETTE FELLOWSHIP Roll of Honour Suffragette Prisoners 1905-1914  Suffragette Fellowship no date [1966] [13107] 16-pp, double column, listing all the suffragette prisoners that the Suffragette Fellowship knew of. A couple of names have been added in ink. Internally fine – cover has shelf markings etc – withdrawn from the Women’s Library. Scarce                                                                                                          £150

256.   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

257.   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

258.   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

259.   THE ENGLISH REVIEW, JUNE 1913     [5463] Includes an article, ‘The Truth About White Slavery’ by Teresa Billington-Greig in which, with  (as always) clear-minded logic, she suggests that a climate of hysteria had been whipped up (not least by the writings of members of the WSPU) – and that ‘the Mothers of the new Church are threatening the future by the whitewashing of women and the doctrine of the uncleanness of men’. Good – scarce   £24

260.   THE NEW CONSTITUTIONAL SOCIETY FOR WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE Dear Brothers    [13080] double-sided leaflet issued by the NCSWS – calling on men to support the enfranchisement of women. Chipped and rubbed                                                                                                                                        £15

261.   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

262.   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

263.   THE WOMEN’S BULLETIN: organ of the Women’s Freedom League   WFL  [13068] 10 issues from 1957-1961. The Bulletin, usually 4 or 5 mimeographed, stapled pages covering feminist issues, was by the late 1950s/60s produced irregularly. These issues, by no means a complete run for the period, give a flavour of the concerns of the day. Lilian Lenton was the editor and Teresa Billington-Greig was still a contributor. Together       £50

264.   THE WOMEN’S NATIONAL ANTI-SUFFRAGE LEAGUE Constitution  WNASL no date [c 1908] [13072] Single sheet setting out the League’s Constitution. The League was founded in mid-1908. Fine   £20

265.   VOTES FOR WOMEN AT TWENTY-ONE     [13101] ‘Extracts from a Speech by the Prime Minister at the Albert Hall, London, Mary 27, 1927.’ The Prime Minister was Stanley Baldwin ‘I have always held the view that our party, of all others, has nothing to fear from any broadening of the basis of representation.’ 4-pp leaflet – with no indication who was behind its publication ‘Printed and published by Burrup, Mathieson & Co, of Throgmorton St, London. Creased and rubbed – withdrawn from the Women’s Library                                            £8

266.   WOMEN’S LOCAL GOVERNMENT SOCIETY Local Government Elections in England and Wales: Qualifications for Candidates WLGS May 1918 [12170] 1-page leaflet – very good condition     £10

267.   WOMEN’S LOCAL GOVERNMENT SOCIETY A New Franchise  WLGS Feb 1918 [12169] 1-page, double-sided, leaflet, written by Margaret Kilgour, setting out the qualifications for voting in local government elections under the new ‘Representation of the People’ Act 1918. Good – with two punch holes in the wide margin and slight tear inward from the left-hand margin, with no loss of text                                                               £8

268.   WOMEN’S LOCAL GOVERNMENT SOCIETY Registration in England and Wales: Women Occupiers and their Votes WLGS July 1905 [12171] 1-page, double sided, leaflet setting out the position after the Eduation Act of 1902 had abolished School Boards, by which women rate payers were no longer automatically qualified to vote and it was necessary for women occupiers to be registered. The 1902 Act was another in a series of acts that actively disenfranchised women of local government rights that they had gained in the 3rd quarter of the 19th century – and was one of the causes of the impetus given to the suffrage campaign at the beginning of the 20th. This leaflet, which is withdrawn from the Women’s Library, has an ink emendation to the final paragraph, noting that the fact that a woman could not be a candidate for county, borough or metropolitan borough councils had been remedied by the passing of the 1907 Qualification of Women Act. Fair condition, edges rubbed and nicked                            £12

269.   WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE AND THE NATIONAL WELFARE   Women’s National Anti-Suffrage League 1909 [13069] Double-sided leaflet explaining that ‘The pretensions of a particular section of women to speak for their sex on these [that is matters of national concern] and other important matters are not justified by the facts, and it is most desirable to demonstrate this.’ Cogent, specious arguments. Good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library            £18

270.   ZANGWILL, Israel Talked Out!  Women’s Freedom League 1907 [13064] ‘Being a verbatim report of the speech at Exeter Hall, Marhc 8, 1907.’ – in which he mentions that just the week previous he had been one of the founders of the Men’s League for Women’s Suffrage. ‘We propose to be an active political force.’ Paper covers – carrying information on WFL branches/secretaries etc, details of the WFL constitution and publications for sale. Good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library – with usual shelf markings                                                £25

271.   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


Suffrage Postcards: real photographic

272.   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

273.   CICELY HAMILTON     [12954] photograph by Lena Connell. Fine – unposted                   £120

274.   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

275.   ETHEL SMYTH AND PAN III 1927     [13135] photograph of the composer with her dog – with musical excerpt – presumably from one of her works – running along the top of the card. Reproduced to celebrate the Fiftieth Season of the People’s Concert Society. Unposted – very good                                                                £45

276.   FORTISSIMO     [12875] – real photograph, – toddler holds the songsheet for ‘Bother the Men’, dating from the 1880s. Published by Rotary Photo, this is one in a series. Posted by Dick on 21 December 1908 to Master Harry Day of 9 Arthur St, Pembroke Dock, with the message ‘Harry boy  – learning Dada’s Xmas Song.’ Good             £28

277.   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

278.   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

279.   ‘RUINS OF ST KATHERINE’S CHURCH, BURNT DOWN MAY 6 1913     [11824] Real photographic card. There are several images published on postcards of the ruins of St Catherine’s (this is the correct spelling; the card’s publisher was a bit slapdash) Church at Hatcham in Surrey, for the burning of which the suffragettes were thought responsible – but I have never seen this one before.                                                          £35

280.   SIR WILLIAM LEVER’S BUNGALOW     [8958] at Rivington. The photographic postcard shows it after it had been set on fire by Edith Rigby, Preston’s infamous suffragette. The note, in ink, on the reverse reads ‘Sir William Lever’s Bungalow, Rivington. fired by Suffragettes 1 a.m.July 8th 1913.’ I have never seen this image before. Very good – unposted                                                                                                                          £95

281.   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

282.   WHITEKIRK CHURCH (Lothian)     [11067] A photograph of the church before it was burned down by Fanny Parker on 26 Feb 1914 – in retaliation for the forcibly feeding of Ethel Moorhead                           £6

283.   WOMEN’S FREEDOM LEAGUE Marguerite Sidley    [12610] Photograph by Foulsham and Banfield, headed ‘Votes for Women’ and captioned ‘Women’s Freedom League’ 1 Robert St, Adelphi, London W.C.,’ She wears, I think, the WFL ‘Holloway’ badge at ther throat and, certainly, a WFL flag brooch on her bosom. She had joined the WSPU in London in 1907, working for some time in the London office and then as a peripatetic organizer  before leaving the WSPU to do the same kind of work for the Women’s Freedom League. Fine – scarce – unposted       £85

284.   WOMEN’S FREEDOM LEAGUE Miss Edmée Manning, B.A.    [12920] card headed ‘Votes for Women’ published by the Women’s Freedom League, 1 Robert St, Adelphi, London WC. Miss Manning, who worked as an organiser for the WFL, is photographed wearing her WFL Holloway badge. She was a graduate of Royal Holloway College – and an English prize donated in her memory is still given.. Fine – unusual – unposted      £150

285.   WOMEN’S FREEDOM LEAGUE 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

286.   WOMEN’S FREEDOM LEAGUE 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

287.   WOMEN’S FREEDOM LEAGUE 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

288.   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

289.   WOMEN’S FREEDOM LEAGUE 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 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

290.   WOMEN’S FREEDOM LEAGUE 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

291.   WOMEN’S FREEDOM LEAGUE Suffragette At Work in Prison – Mrs Borrmann Wells  WFL 1910 [13132] Bettina Borrmann Wells was an organiser for the WFL in London, having worked for suffrage in the US for a couple of years. She had spent 3 weeks in Holloway in 1908 and is here seen in prison garb, down on her hands and knees as though scrubbing the cell floor. ‘Woman’s work’. Fine – unposted                           £120

292.   WOMEN’S FREEDOM LEAGUE Tribute to John Stuart Mill May 20th 1908    [13133] Photograph of crowd gathered around John Stuart Mill’s statue in Embankment Gardens (quite close to the WFL offices at 1 Robert Street, Adelphi). The WFL chose to pay homage to Mill – the presenter of the first women’s suffrage petition – on 20 May, his birthday. In this photograph a large ‘Votes for Women’ wreath has been laid on the pedestal of his statue. The card was sent by Sarah Benett, the WFL treasurer, from 1 Robert Street, on 12 February 1910 to Mrs Louisa Thomson Price, another WFL activist. Good – unusual                                                               £180


Suffrage Postcards: commercial artist

293.   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


Suffrage Postcards: suffrage artists


294.   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

295.   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

296.   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

297.   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

298.   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

299.   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

300.   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


Women and the First World War

301.   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


302.   CABLE, Boyd Doing Their Bit: war work at home Hodder and Stoughton, 2nd imp 1916 [8646] Includes a chapter on ‘The Women’. Good                                                                                                   £18

303.   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

304.   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

305.   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

306.   [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

307.   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

308.   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

309.   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


Women and the First World War: ephemera

310.   The Deportation of Women and Girls from Lille  Hodder & Stoughton  1916 [12197] ‘Translated textually from the Note addressed by the French Government to the Governments of Neutral Powers on the conduct of the German Authorities towards the population of the French Departments in the occupation of the enemy.’ 81-pp – paper covers – good                                                                                                                                         £12

311.   HMSO Annual Report of the Chief Inspector of Factories and Workshops 1915  HMSO 1916 [13125] With a Special Report appended by Adelaide Anderson, HM Principal Lady Inspector of Factories, on ‘Effect of the Second Year of War on Industrial Employment of Women and Girls’.. Good reading copy – missing blue paper covers                                                                                                                                         £12

312.   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

313.   YOUR KING & COUNTRY WANT YOU  a woman’s recruiting song Chappell & Co 1914 [12802] Sheet music – words & music by Paul A. Rubens. The cover is illustrated by John Hassall. ‘The entire profits from the sale of this song will be devoted to Queen Mary’s “Work for Women” Fund’. ‘Oh! we don’t want to lose you but we think you ought to go. For your King and your Country both need you so; We shall want you and miss you but with all our might and main. We shall cheer you, thank you, kiss you when you come back again’. Makes the spine creep. 6-pp – very good                                                                                                                                           £38






Edited by Elizabeth Crawford


Kate Frye, suffrage organizer, 1913

Kate Frye, suffrage organizer, 1913


Campaigning for the Vote tells, in her own words, the efforts of a working suffragist to convert the men and women of Edwardian England to the cause of women’s suffrage. Kate Parry Frye (1878-1959) kept a detailed diary of life as a paid organizer for the New Constitutional Society for Women’s Suffrage and in this edited edition, covering the years 1911-1915, we accompany her in London and in the provinces – particularly in Norfolk, Kent, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire – as she knocks on doors, arranges meetings, trembles on platforms, speaks from carts in market squares, and deals with the egos and foibles of her fellow suffragists.

For a video of Campaigning for the Vote: the diary of Kate Parry Frye a talk I gave in the House of Commons during ‘Parliament Week’ see the Youtube Parliament Channel

Wrap-around paper covers, c. 200pp, over 70 illustrations

ISBN 978 1903427 75 0 £14.99

Email to place an order. I will then send the book to you on publication, with an invoice (£14.99 plus postage).

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  1. #1 by womanandhersphere on April 7, 2013 - 9:41 am

    What a pleasant surprise! Many thanks for your support.

    Best wishes

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