Books and Ephemera For Sale: Catalogue 182

 Woman and her Sphere

Catalogue 182

Elizabeth Crawford

5 Owen’s Row

London EC1V 4NP

elizabeth.crawford2017@outlook.com

Sections:

Non-fiction

Biography

Ephemera

Fiction & Poetry

Suffrage Non-fiction

Suffrage Biography

Suffrage Fiction & Poetry

Suffrage Ephemera

Suffrage Ephemera from Kate Frye’s Archive

Suffrage Postcards: Real Photographic

Suffrage Postcards: Suffrage Society Artists’ Cards

Suffrage Postcards: Artists’ Cards

Women & the First World War

Women & the First World War: Ephemera

Women & the First World War: Fiction & Poetry

NON-FICTION

1. 500 HOUSEWIVES Five Hundred Household Hints  Country Life 1926 [13563] The hints originated in ‘House & Garden’ – supplied by readers. Very good                                                                            £8

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

3. ALLSOPP, Anne The Education and Employment of Girls in Luton, 1874-1924: widening opportunities and lost freedoms Boydell Press/Bedfordshire Historical Record Society 2005 [10963] Examines the education of Luton girls and its relationship with employment opportunities. Mint in d/w                               £20

4. ANDREWS, Maggie The Acceptable Face of Feminism: the Women’s Institute as a social movement Lawrence & Wishart 1997 [9533] Soft covers – mint                                                                          £9

5. ANON 100 Things a Girl Can Make: a bookful of attractive hints for girls of all ages Foulsham no date [1924?] [13575] From ‘Cuddly Toys’, ‘A Hat-pin Holder’, ‘Hints on Making Pastry’ to ‘How to Write a Story’. Fair -the hints have clearly been followed – presentation inscription for 1924                                     £4 SOLD

6. 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

7. ANON Enquire Inside For Everything You Want to Know In Your Domestic and Social Life   W. Foulsham no date [1930s?] [13576] Paper covers – good – some foxing                                                              £4

8. ANON The Intelligent Woman’s Guide to Shopping  Retail Trading Standards Association no date [1935] [13564] ‘How to be sure of getting value for money. How to be sure of distinguising good quality from bad. How to be sure of paying the right price.’ Card covers – very good                                                   £10

9. ANON You And I Cookery Book: an effort to meet a need in the cheapest form, Birling Publishing Co no date [1930s?/1940s?] [13577] A spin-off of the ‘You and I’ magazine, published in connected with the YWCA. ‘Over 1000 carefully selected household hints and recipes’. I can’t work out when this was published – it contains several recipes with ‘War-time’ in their titles – but am not sure if this is looking back to WW1 or whether it was published during WW2. But others seem to use a surprising amount of sugar and eggs for cooking in a time of strict rationing. But, whenever, ‘Economy’, was the watchword. Paper covers – front cover present but detached – back cover missing                                                                                                                              £2

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

11. BARRACLOUGH, Arthur Et Al Practical Home Decorating and Repairs  Odhams Press, no date (1930s?) [10318] Heavily illustrated                                                                                                    £6

12. BASCH, Françoise Relative Creatures: Victorian women in society and the novel Schocken Books 1974 [13467] Very good                                                                                                                               £4

13. BEACHY, Robert Et Al (eds) Women, Business and Finance in 19th-century Europe: rethinking separate spheres Berg 2006 [9208] Fine                                                                                                           £12

14. BEIER, Ruth Science and Gender: a critique of biology and its theories on women Pergamon Press 1984 [13491] Soft covers – good                                                                                                                   £5

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

16. 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

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

18. BLAIR, Kirstie Form & Faith in Victorian Poetry & Religion  OUP 2012 [13415] By assessing the discourses of church architecture and liturgy the author demonstrates that Victorian poets both reflected on and affected ecclesiastical practices – and then focuses on particular poems to show how High Anglican debates over formal worship were dealt with by Dissenting, Broad Church, and Roman Catholic poets and other writers. Features major poets such as the Browning, Tennyson, Hopkins, Rossetti and Hardy – as well as many minor writers. Mint in d/w (pub price £62)                                                                                                   £35

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

20.  BLOOM, Stanley The Launderette: a history Duckworth 1988 [10201] Soft covers – very good      £10

21. BOARD OF EDUCATION Special Reports on Educational Subjects vol 15  HMSO 1905 [12182] ‘School Training for the Home Duties of Women. part 1 The Teaching of “Domestic Science” in the United States of America’. Exhaustive – 374pp – paper covers – withdrawn from the Women’s Library.                     £10

22. 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

23. BOUCHERETT, Jessie and BLACKBURN, Helen Conditions of Working Women and the Factory Acts  Elliot Stock 1896 [13341] An extremely scarce and interesting study. Boucherett and Blackburn were particularly concerned that women should not be barred from trades  by the dictat of Parliament – rather that their working conditions should be improved. The final chapter consists of ‘The Report to the Society for the Employment of Women on the work of women in the white lead trade, at Newcastle-on-Tyne, March, 1895. With illustrations. Good (back cover marked) – and very scarce (I have never – in nearly 30 years – previously had a copy in stock)                                                                                                                            £55

24. BOYD, Kenneth Scottish Church Attitudes to Sex, Marriage and the Family 1850-1914  John Donald 1980 [9679] Fine in d/w                                                                                                                     £18

25. BRITTAIN, Vera Lady Into Woman: a history of women from Victoria to Elizabeth II Andrew Dakers 1953 [13161] Good – though ex-public library                                                                                     £8

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

27. BURSTALL, Sara A. The Story of the Manchester High School for Girls 1871-1911  Manchester University Press 1911 [9219] Cover marked and faded – internally  very good. Scarce                   £38

28. BY THE AUTHOR OF ENQUIRE WITHIN UPON EVERYTHING The Reason Why: Domestic Science Houlston & Sons c 1900? reprint [13573] First published in 1869 to give ‘Intelligible Reasons for the Various Duties which a Housewife has to Perform’. Introducing ‘science’ into the ‘domestic’. Answers to such questions as ‘Why does flesh when much boiled become tasteless and stringy?’; ‘Why do we blow the fire?’; ‘Why should hair too distant from the eyebrows be parted only in the centre?’; ‘Why is it necessary to turn mattresses at frequent intervals’ etc etc. Good                                                                                      £8

29. BYRNE, Katherine Tuberculosis and the Victorian Literary Imagination  CUP 2010 [13430] Explores the representations of tuberculosis in 19th-century literature and culture. fears about gender roles, degeneration, national efficiency and sexual transgression all play their part in the portrayal of ‘consumption’, a disease which encompassed a variety of cultural associations. Mint in d/w (pub price £55)                                     £35

30. 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

31. CAIRNES, J.E. Political Essays  Macmillan 1873 [11785] The Irish economist John Cairnes had long been a friend of Henry Fawcett, both part of the Blackheath circle centring on John Stuart Mill. When Millicent Fawcett (aged 23) published her ‘Political Economy for Beginners’ in 1870 Cairnes took it seriously, reviewed it and wrote to her ‘I have just finished my study of your useful little book and send you by this post my notes upon it. You will find I have some serious controversies with you.’ Three years later, when he published ‘Political Essays’ , he sent Millicent a copy – inscribing it ‘MG Fawcett from the author’. A ‘From the Author’ slip has survived the handling of the last 140 years – and Millicent Fawcett has added her delightful bookplate to the front pastedown. However, an inquisitive inspection reveals that not all the pages are cut. Latterly the book was in the library of O.R. McGregor (Professor Lord McGregor of Durris) author of ‘Divorce in England’ which had, for its time, 1957, an excellent bibliography – revealing the author’s wide interest in ‘women’s history’. On the spine the cloth binding is chipped – missing in parts – would benefit from rebacking. Otherwise a good copy – and a very interesting association copy                                                                                             £150

32. CAMDEN, Carroll The Elizabethan Woman  Elsevier Press 1952 [9164] Covers her education, appearance, clothes, domestic relationships, and her place in society.Large format – good – top of spine slightly torn                                                                                                                                                      £18

33. CARTER, Ruth And KIRKUP, Gill Women in Engineering: a good place to be? Macmillan 1990 [6746] Fine in d/w                                                                                                                                            £8

34. CARTLAND, Barbara Barbara Cartland’s Book of Health  Javelin 1985 [13580] Love the opening pages that set out ‘Barbara Cartland’s Experience on Health’ which begins in the 1930s when she studied Herbal Medicine with Mrs Leyel of Culpepper to 1984 when she was Deputy President of the St John Ambulance Brigade in Hertfordshire. Soft covers – good                                                                                       £2

35. CHAPONE, Mrs On the Improvement of the Mind together with Dr Gregory’s, Legacy to His Daughters  and Lady Pennington’s, Advice to Her Absent Daughter,  with An Additional letter on the Management and Education of Infant Children  Scott, Webster and Geary, no date c. 1835 [9555] A compendium of Good Conduct – a ‘four in one’. With engraved frontispiece and title page -good  in slightly rubbed half leather and marbled boards                                                                                                                                    £38

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

37. CLAPP, Elizabeth and JEFFREY, Julie Roy (eds) Women, Dissent and Anti-Slavery in Britain and America, 1790-1865  OUP 2011 [13422] Essays by David Turley, Timothy Whelan, Alison Twells, Clare Midgeley, Carol Lasser, Julie Roy Jeffrey, Stacey robertson and Judie Newman – with an Introduction by Elizabeth Clapp. Mint in d/w (pub price £60)                                                                                     £25

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

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

40. 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                                                             £65

41. 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

42. COREA, G Et Al Man-Made Women: how new reproductive technologies affect women Hutchinson 1985 [8718] Soft covers – very good                                                                                                             £3

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

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

45. DAVID, Deirdre (ed) The Cambridge Companion to the Victorian Novel  CUP 2012 (2nd ed) [13411] This second edition includes essays by Kate Flint, Caroline Levine, Nancy Armstrong, Lyn Pykett and Clare Pettit – amongst others. Soft covers – mint                                                                                          £15

46. DAVIES, Carole Boyce (ed) Moving Beyond Boundaries: vol 2 Black Women’s Diasporas Pluto Press 1995 [13483] Soft covers – fine                                                                                                            £5

47. DAVIES, Miranda Third World – Second Sex, vol 2  Zed Books 1987 [5643] studies the gathering pace of women’s protest and organisation in the Third World. Soft covers – fine                                        £5

48. DAVIS, Angela Y. If They Come In the Morning..: voices of resistance Orbach and Chambers 1972 (r/p) [13481] Paper covers – good                                                                                                                 £3

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

50. DICKENS, Andrea Janelle Female Mystic: great women thinkers of the Middle Ages I.B. Tauris 2009 [11947] Soft covers – fine                                                                                                                   £10

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

52. DON VANN, J. and VANARSDEL, Rosemary T. (eds) Periodicals of Queen Victoria’s Empire: an exploration University of Toronto Press 1996 [9600] Fine in fine d/w                                              £18

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

54. DURHAM, Edith High Albania  Virago 1985 [10802] First published in 1909. Soft covers – very good                                                                                                                                                               £8

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

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

57. ERICKSON, Amy Louise Women and Property in Early Modern England  Routledge 2002 (r/p) [9730] Soft covers – fine internally – crease to front cover                                                                             £15

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

59. FADERMAN, Lillian Surpassing the Love of Men: romantic friendship & love between women from the Renaissance to the present Junction Books 1982 (r/p) [5162] Paper covers – large format – 500pp – very good                                                                                                                                                              £12

60. FARRELL, Christine My Mother Said…; the way young people learned about sex and birth control Institute for Social Studies in Medical Care 1978 [8997] Based on over 1500 interviews with a national random sample of 16- to 19-year olds in 1974-5. Very good in good d/w – though ex-library                       £10

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

62. 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
£25

63.  FULLER, Sophie The Pandora Book of Women Composers  Pandora 1994 [8979] Fine in d/w      £15

64. [GARDINER, Sarah (ed) Leaves from a Young Girl’s Diary:  the journal of Margaret Gardiner 1840-41 Tuttle, Moorhouse & Taylor Co (NY) 1927 [13478] The journal kept by Margaret Gardiner who, with her father, a NY State Senator, her mother and her sister (who was to become the wife of a US President), sailed across the Atlantic to Europe. They landed at Liverpool and then proceeded to ‘do’ Europe. Delightful. Very good – scarce                                                                                                                                                   £45

65. 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

66. GILLESPIE, Diane F. (ed) The Multiple Muses of Virginia Woolf  University of Missouri Press  [7496] Fine in d/w                                                                                                                                          £18

67. GLAISTER, Elizabeth Needlework  Macmillan 1880 [13339] Another in the ‘Art at Home’ series (see also items ? & ?). ‘To give suggestions for the practice and use of good decorative needlework at home, and to aid those who wish to beautify their houses with objects worthy to be reckoned under the name of Art. Good – ex Guille-Alles (Guernsey) Library – with the Library’s label affixed to the front cover.                       £15 SOLD

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

69. GOURLEY, Jennifer The Women’s Quiz Book  Pandora 1994 [6995] ‘A treasure-trove of facts and figures’. Soft covers – fine                                                                                                                     £4

70. GREGORY, James Victorians Against the Gallows: capital punishment and the abolitionist movement in 19th-century Britain I.B. Tauris 2011 [13421] The first comprehensive study on the movement against Capital Punishment in Victorian Britain. Mint in d/w (pub price £65)                                                            £35

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

72. HATHAWAY, Anne The Homecraft Book  Pillar Publishing (Dublin) no date [1945] [13579] ‘How To Do It answered in a thousand and one ways’. Paper covers – fair                                                              £2

73. HENNEY, E. And BYETT, J.D. Modern Home Laundrywork  Dent, new, revised ed 1965 [10225] ‘The most authoritative book of its kind available to teachers, students and housewives.’ Good in chipped d/w                                                                                                                                                                £6

74. HILDEGARD OF BINGEN Selected Writings  Penguin 2001 [11853] With introduction and notes by Mark Atherton. Soft covers – fine                                                                                                         £6

75. HILEY, Michael Victorian Working Women: portraits from life Gordon Fraser 1979 [13340] Photographs of working women most of them collected during the second half of the 19th century by A.J. Munby. Paper covers – very good                                                                                                                               £12

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

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

78. HOLLEDGE, Julie Innocent flowers; women in the Edwardian theatre Virago 1981 [13492] Includes a lengthy section on the Actresses’ Franchise League.  Paper covers – mint                                          £10 SOLD

79. 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

80.           hooks, bell Salvation: black people and love Women’s Press 2001 [6689] Soft covers – fine      £5

81. HORSFIELD, Margaret Biting the Dust: the joys of housework Fourth Estate 1997 [10183] Mint in d/w                                                                                                                                                              £10

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

83. HUGHES, Linda K. And LUND, Michal Victorian Publishing and Mrs Gaskell’s Work  University Press of Virginia 1999 [9537] Fine in fine d/w                                                                                           £15

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

85. INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S CONGRESS IN NURNBERG Living Reconciliation -Making Peace women’s strategies against oppression, war and armament Women of One World 1992 [13485] Soft covers – fine                                                                                                                                                        £5

86.JEX-BLAKE, Sophia Medical Women:A Thesis and a History Oliphant, Anderson, & Ferrier 2nd ed 1886 [13516] Comprises 1) Medicine as a Profession for Women 2) The Medical Education of Women: 1 The Battle in Edinburgh II The Victory Won. First pub 1872- this edition brought the saga up-to-date. Fine copy – with the ownership of M. B. Jex-Blake (Margaret Betty Jex-Blake d. 1985). Extremely scarce                     £95 SOLD

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

88. KAPO, Remi A Savage Culture: racism – a black British view Quartet 1981 [5217] Paper covers – very good                                                                                                                                                      £4

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

90. KEEBLE, Samuel (ed) Citizen of To-morrow: a handbook on social questions Charles H. Kelly (10th thousand) c 1906 [9811] Dedicated to the members of the Weslyan Methodist Union for Social Science. Among many articles on subject such as housing, land, drink, unemployment etc is one by Marie Stuart, Late Associate of the Royal Sanitary Society, on Women and Social Problems, which covers sweated trades, factory work, infant mortality, creches, shop work etc. Good                                                                                  £14

91. KERR, Joanna (ed) Ours By Right: women’s rights as human rights Zed Books 1993 [6210] Presents the views of women who are leading the fight in their own countries. Soft covers – fine                         £4

92. KING, Barbara P.G.S.G: a history 1905-1946 privately published 1989 [12569] A history of Pate’s Grammar School for Girls – ‘Cheltenham’s other girls’ school. Soft covers – fine                               £18

93. LANTZ, Louise Old American Kitchenware 1725-1925  Williamsmead Publishers (USA) 1988 (r/p) [10283] Packed with illustrations. Soft covers – large format – very good                                        £10

94. LARSEN, Timothy A People of One Book: the Bible and the Victorians OUP 2011 [13407] Case studies of representative figures, from Elizabeth Fry to Florence Nightingale, from C.H. Spurgeon to Grace Aguilar to demonstrate the scripture-saturated culture of 19th-century England. Mint in d/w (pub price £76) £25

95. LEE, Julia Sun-Joo The American Slave Narrative and the Victorian Novel  OUP 2010 [13436] Investigates the shaping influence of the American slave narrative on the Victorian novel in the years between the British Abolition Act and the American Emancipation Proclamation – and argues that Charlotte Bronte, Elizabeth Gaskell, Thackeray and Dickens integrated into their works generic elements of the slave narrative. Mint in d/w (pub price £40)                                                                                                                £15

96. LERNER, Gerda The Creation of Feminist Consciousness: from the middle ages to 1870 OUP 1993 [11921] Hardcover – fine in fine d/w                                                                                                 £13

97. 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

98. LITOFF, Judy Barrett And SMITH, David C. We’re In This War, Too: World War II Letters from American Women in Uniform OUP 1994 [8310] Fine in d/w                                                           £16

99. 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

100. LOFTIE, W.J. A Plea for Art in the House: with special reference to the economy of collecting works of art, and the importance of taste in education and morals Macmillan 1879 (r/p) [13338] First published in 1876 – around the same time as Rhoda and Agnes Garrett’s book in the same series ‘Art at Home’ – and evincing many of the same touchstone’s of taste in home decoration. Goodish – a little rubbed and bumped          £18

101. (LUXEMBOURG) Richard Abraham Rosa Luxembourg: a life for the International Berg 1989 [1399] Mint in d/w                                                                                                                                          £10

102. LYNCH, Mary Sewing Made Easy  The World’s Work 1940 [13572] Co-published with Garden City Books (NY). How to make your 1940 costume – acknowledgement is made to Simplicity Patterns many of whose patterns are included in the book. Very good – large format                                                     £8

103. MCCALL, Cicely Women’s Institutes  Collins 1943 [3093] In the ‘Britain in Pictures’ series. Good in rubbed d/w                                                                                                                                            £7

104. MCCANN, Jean Thomas Howell and the School at Llandaff  D. Brown (Cowbridge) 1972 [10608] Good – ex-university library                                                                                                                          £15

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

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

107. MALMGREEN, Gail Neither Bread nor Roses: utopian feminists and the English working class, 1800-1850 John L. Noyce (Brighton). 1978 (r/p) [9147] A ‘Studies in Labour’ pamphlet – 44pp. Soft covers – very good                                                                                                                                                    £15

108. MALVERY, Olive Christian Baby Toilers  Hutchinson 1907 [8216] A study of the child workers of Edwardian Britain. Good                                                                                                                    £38

109. MARCUS, Jane Virginia Woolf and Bloomsbury: a centenary celebration Macmillan 1987 [12493] Fine in fine d/w                                                                                                                                           £15 SOLD

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

111. MARTIN, Jane Women and the Politics of Schooling in Victorian and Edwardian England  Leicester University Press 1999 [10781] Mint (pub price £65)                                                                         £35

112. MARTINEAU, Mrs Philip Caviare to Candy: recipes from small households from all parts of the world Cobden-Sanderson 2nd imp, 1927 [13571] Very good in slightly chipped d/w – with an attractive, Ambrose Heath-type illustration by J Gower Parks – who was, among other things, costume designer to the Royal Shakespeare Company in the 1930s and ’40s.                                                                                     £10

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

114. MEARS, Ann Success in Shopping  Arrowsmith 1927 [13562] ‘How to tell, at sight: Good Eggs from Bad; Fresh Fish from Stale etc etc; ‘How to Distinguish the Best: in Blankets, Tennis-Racquets, Dogs, Firewood, Scissors etc’.  Very good in dustwrapper (latter is split at spine)                                                        £15

115. MERTUS, Julie Kosovo: how myths and truths started a war University of California Press 1999 [6705] Soft covers – mint                                                                                                                                  £8

116. METROPOLITAN BOROUGH OF HACKNEY Catalogue of Books in the Public Libraries  Public Libraries Committee, Hackney no date [1911?] [13479] A listing of all the books held in Hackney Public Libraries c 1910. Each book’s listing gives the name of author, title and date of publication. Very interesting                                                                                                                                                               £25

117. MOLE, Mrs A. And WATERMAN, Miss Alys 20th Century Cookery: how to cook by electricity British Electrical Development Association, revised ed no date (1930s) [10213] ‘An indispensable handbook for the Housewife or Cook, giving recipes of 100 dainty dishes which can be prepared without trouble and at small cost.’ Instructions for using electrical equipment – cooker, refrigerator and water heater – and recipes. Card covers – very jazz age – good internally – covers a little rubbed and paper missing from narrow spine           £8

118. MORRIS, Jenny (ed) Encounters with Strangers: feminism and disability Women’s Press 1996 [6641] Soft covers – fine                                                                                                                                   £4

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

120. MURRAY, Margaret and KOSTER, Jane Practical Knitting Illustrated: the key to hundreds of garments you can make for yourself Odhams Press 1940 [13574] Packed with patterns – and photographs – such as ‘The Shetland sweater is tough as the hardiest land girl – and as attractive as the prettiest’ and how to knit your Brassière, etc. The pattern’s for men’s garments all have captions referencing war-time Britain – such as ‘A design that has won praise for distinguished service’; and ‘Ready to battle with the weeds in the garden’.. Good – in decorative cloth bards                                                                                                                     £5

121. NEWMAN, Barbara St Hildegard’s Theology of the Feminine  University of California Press 1989 [11856] Soft covers – fine                                                                                                                   £10

122. NORWICH HIGH SCHOOL 1875-1950   privately printed, no date [1950] [9612] A GPDST school. Very good internally – green cloth covers sunned – ex-university library                                           £15

123. NUNN, Pamela Gerrish Victorian Women Artists  Women’s Press 1987 [7106] Very good in d/w £18

124. OKIN, Susan Moller Is Multiculturalism Bad For Women?  Princeton University Press 1999 [8705] Paper covers – mint                                                                                                                                £5

125. ORRINSMITH, Mrs The Drawing Room: its decoration and furniture Macmillan 1877 [9344] In the ‘Art at Home’ series. ‘The author has endeavoured to give more particular directions as to the furnishing and adornment of the Drawing-Room than was possible in the Miss Garretts’ volume treating of the whole subject of ‘House Decoration’ .’ Very good – missing free front end paper many illustrations – a scarce book £45

126. OSBORNE, Honor And MANISTY, Peggy A History of the Royal School for Daughters of Officers of the Army 1864-1965  Hodder & Stoughton 1966 [10609] Good – ex-university library                  £12

127. P.E.P. (Political And Economic Planning) The Market for Household Appliances  PEP 1945 [9240] ‘A study of the market for household appliances produced by the light engineering industries before the war; the design of the appliances then available; and the market as it may exist in the next ten years’. Packed with information – facts and figures. Very good in chipped d/w                                                                £12 SOLD

128. PALMER, Beth Women’s Authorship and Editorship in Victorian Culture  OUP 2011 [13432] Draws on extensive periodical and archival material to bring new perspectives to the study of sensation fiction in the Victorian period. Mint in d/w (pub price £60)                                                                                    £35

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

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

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

132. PHILLIPS, M. And TOMPKINSON, W.S. English Women in Life and Letters  OUP 1927 [9151] Describes the lives of Englishwomen of the past, some rich, others poor and unknown – using both historical sources and fiction – from the 14th century to the mid 19th. Very good                                           £20

133. 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

134. PRINCE, Ancliffe (ed) The Complete Launderer  Power Laundry Journal  [10215] ‘Will constitute a useful foundation for the tyro to the study of a successful plant operation, and a constant source of guidance and inspiration to those already firmly estalished in the managerial saddle – for the most successful launderers are those who can always go on learning’. Everything one ever needed to know about setting up a professional laundry in the 1930s. With pages of photographs and advertisements. Very good                           £10

135. RENDALL, Jane The Origins of Modern Feminism: women in Britain, France and the United States 1780-1860 Macmillan 1985 [9461] Soft covers – very good                                                              £15

136. RICHARDS, Anna The Wasting Heroine in German Fiction by Women 1770-1914  OUP 2004 [9691] Mint in d/w                                                                                                                                          £12

137. RODENSKY, Lisa (ed) The Oxford Handbook of the Victorian Novel  OUP 2013 [13431] A cornucopia! Mint in d/w – heavy – 808pp. (pub price £95)                                                                                     £50

138. 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

 

139. SAHGAL, Gita Et Al (eds) Refusing Holy Orders: women and fundamentalism in Britain Virago 1992 [9112] Soft covers – a little damage to cover                                                                                       £4

140. SHAABAN, Bouthaina Both Right and Left Handed: Arab women talk about their lives Women’s Press 1988 [6644] Soft covers – mint                                                                                                             £5

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

142. SHATTOCK, Joanne And WOLFF, Michael (eds) The Victorian Periodical Press: samplings and soundings Leicester University Press 1992 [3501] A collection of essays. Fine in d/w                    £28

143. SHIMAN, Lilian Women and Leadership in Nineteenth-Century England  Macmillan 1992 [4783] Fine in d/w (which has slight tear at top of spine)                                                                                      £28

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

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

146. SIX POINT GROUP In Her Own Right: a discussion conducted by the Six 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 SOLD

147. SLATER, Michael The Great Dickens Scandal  Yale University Press 2012 [13420] How Dickens sought to cover up his relationship with Ellen Ternan. Mint in d/w (pub price £20)                                        £8

148. SPENDER, Dale Women of Ideas and what men have done to them Pandora 1988 [8064] Soft covers – 800pp – good – cover a bit creased                                                                                                        £5

149. STAFFORD, H.M. Queenswood: the first sixty years 1894-1954 privately printed 1954 [9643] History of the school. Good – ex-college library                                                                                              £12

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

151. STARK, Freya East is West  Century 1986 [10557] Her war-time experiences in Egypt, Palestine and Syria. First published in 1945. Soft covers – very good                                                                        £5

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

153. STONE, Dorothy The National: the story of a pioneer college Robert Hale 1976 [8231] History of the pioneering domestic economy training college – The National Training College of Domestic Subjects. Fine in d/w                                                                                                                                                      £12

154. STONE, S. A. Home-Making: practical household hints C. Arthur Pearson 1915 [13570] One quails at the amount of routine work that was expected of the housewife and clearly, even when dirt was so much more of a threat and smoke pollution so much more damaging, it can’t really have been necessary to do all that the writers of such guides stipulated. I’m exhausted just reading it. Good reading copy                          £8

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

156. Strauss, Rita The Beauty Book  Cassell 1924 [13565] From ‘Skin and Complexion’ to ‘Cultivating Charm’ – it’s all there. With 8 photos of 1920s beauties. Good – in most evocative illustrated paper cover -chipped – has obviously been read with great attention                                                                                              £8

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

158. THE EDITOR OF ‘ENQUIRE WITHIN UPON EVERYTHING’ The Practical Housewife: a complete encyclopaedia of domestic economy and family medical guide Houlston & Sons new ed, no date [c 1890s?] [13569] ‘Will lessen the cares of domestic management, aid the practice of household economy and prove a help in many emergencies.’ The index runs from ‘Ablution, the importance of’ to ‘Zinc ointment’. Good                                                                                                                                                              £10

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

160. THE ENGLISHWOMAN’S YEAR-BOOK AND DIRECTORY FOR 1888  JUBILEE EDITION Hatchard’s 1888 [11772] edited by ‘L.M. H.’ [Louisa Hubbard], comprising Part I Englishwomen and their work in Queen Victoria’s reign and Part II
Directory for 1888. A wonderful source – full of details of names and addresses. Very good and tight in decorative boards, a little darkened and marked with age. Extremely scarce                                  £195

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

162. TINDALL, Gillian Three Houses, Many Lives: the story of a Cotswold vicarage, a Surrey boarding school and a London home Vintage 2013 [13417] Once again Gillian Tindall works her magic. I loved it (I bought my own copy!)                                                                                                                                            £5

163. TOBIN, Beth Fowkes Superintending the Poor: charitable ladies and paternal landlords in British fiction, 1770-1860 Yale University Press 1993 [9806] Mint in d/w                                                               £18

164. TYLECOTE, Mabel The Education of Women at Manchester University 1883 to 1933  Manchester University Press 1941 [13139] With a newscutting obituary of Dame Mabel Tylecote laid in. Good – scarce                                                                                                                                                              £40

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

166. VANCE, Norman Bible & Novel: narrative authority and the death of God OUP 2013 [13412] ‘In our increasingly secular society novel-reading is now more popular than Bible-reading. Serious novels are often taken more seriously than scripture. The author looks at how this may have come about as an introduction to four best-selling late-Victorian novelists: George Eliot, Thomas Hardy, Mary War, and Rider Haggard.’ Mint in d/w (pub price £55)                                                                                                                             £28

167. 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

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

169. WANDOR, Michelene Post-War British Drama: looking back in gender Routledge, revised edition 2001 [5897] Soft covers – mint                                                                                                                    £12

170. WEST, Rebecca The Young Rebecca: writings of Rebecca West 1911-17  Indiana University Press 1982 [11674] Selected and introduced by Jane Marcus. Soft covers – fine                                                £12

171. WILLIAMS, A. Susan Ladies of Influence: women of the elite in interwar Britain Allen Lane 2000 [8087] Studies of, among others, Edith, Marchioness of Londonderry, Katharine, Duchess of Atholl, Nancy Cunard, and Stella, Marchioness of Reading. Fine in very good d/w                                                              £12

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

173. WREN, M.A. and HACKETT, P. James Allen: portrait enlarged privately printed 1968 [10853] Short biography of James Allen, founder of Dulwich College and JAGS. Soft covers – very good             £8

174. ZIMMERMAN, Jan Once Upon the Future: a woman’s guide to tomorrow’s technology Pandora 1986 [5370] Paper covers – mint                                                                                                                    £4

 

BIOGRAPHY

175.(ADDAMS) Louise Knight Jane Addams:Spirit in Action Norton 2011 [13405] Biography of the US campaigner for international peace and social justice. Mint in d/w                                                    £10

176. ALLEN, Alexandra Travelling Ladies: Victorian Adventuresses   [13198] Studies of Daisy Bates, Isabella Bird Bishop, Midlred Cabele and Evangeline and Francesca French, Alexandra David-Neel, Jane Digby el Mesrab, Kate Marsden, Marianne North and May French Sheldon. Fine in d/w                           £10

177.      (BEALE) Elizabeth Raikes Dorothea Beale of Cheltenham  Constable 1908 [11045] Good      £15

178. BELL, Alan (ed and with an introduction by) Sir Leslie Stephen’s ‘Mausoleum Book’  OUP 1977 [13199] Intimate autobiography written for Stephen’s immediate family after the death of his wife, Julia, the mother of Vanessa and Virginia. Very good in d/w                                                                           £12

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

180. (BRONTE) Dudley Green (ed) The Letters of the Reverend Patrick Bronte  The History Press 2005 [12453] Soft covers – mint                                                                                                                    £8

181. (BRONTE) Margaret Smith (ed) Selected Letters of Charlotte Bronte  OUP 2010 [13426] With a new introduction by Janet Gezari. Soft covers – mint                                                                                  £3

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

183. (CLARKE) Mary G. Clarke A Short Life of Ninety Years  privately printed 1973 [11352] An interesting life – born in Aberdeen into the Anderson family (her uncle was Skelton Anderson, husband of Elizabeth Garrett), she attended the local high school, and then went to Girton – before entering a lifetime of teaching, culminating in the headmistress-ship of Manchester High School for Girls. Very good – cover slightly marked                                                                                                                                                              £18

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

185. (EDEN) Violet Dickinson (Ed) Miss Eden’s Letters  Macmillan 1919 [9339] Born, a Whig, in 1797. Her letters are full of social detail. In 1835 she went to India with her brother when he became governor-general. Very good                                                                                                                                           £28

186. (GASKELL) John Chapple (ed) Elizabeth Gaskell: the early years Manchester University Press 1997 [9614] Mint in d/w                                                                                                                             £18

187. (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

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

189. (HOWARD) Elizabeth Jane Howard Slipstream: a memoir Macmillan 2002 [10523] Fine in d/w   £8

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

191. (JAMESON) Storm Jameson Journey from the North: autobiography of Storm Jameson Virago 1984 [9685] Soft covers – good – 2 volumes complete                                                                                £12

192. (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

193. (JEX-BLAKE) Margaret Todd The Life of Sophia Jex-Blake  Macmillan 1918 [13515] Interesting biography of a difficult woman – founder of the London School of Medicine for Women. Very good – with slight marking on front cloth cover.                                                                                                    £30

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

195. (LIDDELL) Simon Winchester The Alice Behind Wonderland  OUP 2011 [13406] ‘Using Charles Dodgson’s published writings, private diaries, and of course his photographic portraits, Winchester gently exposes the development of Lewis Carroll and the making of his Alice.’ Mint in d/w                        £6

196. (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

197. MARTINDALE, Hilda Some Victorian Portraits and Others  Allen & Unwin 1948 [6071] Biographical essays of members of her circle – including Adelaide Anderson, factory inspector. Very good in d/w £18

198. (MAYNARD) Catherine B. Firth Constance Louisa Maynard: mistress of Westfield College Allen & Unwin 1949 [11033] Very good  – scarce                                                                                          £15

199. (MCLAREN) Willis Pickard The Member for Scotland; a life of Duncan McLaren John Donald 2011 [13404] Priscilla Bright McLaren, doyenne of the Edinburgh Suffrage Society, was his (third) wife. Soft covers – mint                                                                                                                                                   £15

200. (MOODIE/TRAILL) Charlotte Gray Sisters in the Wilderness: Susanna Moodie and Catherine Parr Traill, pioneers of the Canadian backwoods Duckworth 2001 [11887] Hardcover – fine in fine d/w £12

201. (MORRELL) Robert Gathorne-Hardy (ed) Ottoline:the early memoirs of Lady Ottoline Morrell; Ottoline at Garsington: memoirs of Lady Ottoline Morrell Faber, 1963 and Faber, 1974 (respectively  [9499] Two volumes together, as a set – both good in d/w                                                                            £28

202. NEWNHAM COLLEGE REGISTER 1871-1950   privately printed  [11776] packed with biographical information on students and staff.   Soft covers – 2 vols – good – although backing on vol 1 is coming unstuck and outermost cover of vol II is missing- internally very good – scarce                                             £40

203. (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

 

204. (NORTON) Jane Gray Perkins The Life of Mrs Norton  John Murray 1910 [3537] Very good      £16

205. (NOURSE) Mary Alice Keekin Burke Elizabeth Nourse, 1859-1938: a salon career National Museum of American Art 1983 [6767] A study of the artist. Soft covers – large format – many illustrations – very good                                                                                                                                                              £15

206. (PHILIPS) Philip Webster Souers The Matchless Orinda  Harvard University Press 1931 [9602] An account of the life of Mrs Katherine Philips, the first woman in England to gain the reputation of a poetess.Good – ex university library                                                                                                                           £28

207. (PUREFOY) G. Eland (ed) Purefoy Letters 1735-1753  Sidgwick & Jackson 1931 [9338] The letters of Elizabeth Purefoy (1672-1765), whose husband died in 1704, and her son, Henry Purefoy.  Elizabeth Purefoy was, as her epitaph recorded, ‘a woman of excellent understanding, prudent and frugal’ and her letters are full of domestic detail.  Very good – two volumes                                                                                    £40

208.      (RAVERAT) Gwen Raverat Period Piece  Faber 1987 (r/p) [9686] Soft covers – very good      £6

209. (RHYS) Francis Wyndham And Diana Melly (eds) Jean Rhys Letters 1931-1966  Deutsch 1984 [9507] Very good in d/w                                                                                                                                £12

210. (RICHARDSON) Gloria G. Fromm (ed) Windows on Modernism: selected letters of Dorothy Richardson University of Georgia Press 1995 [6766] Over 700pp – mint in d/w                              £55

211.(RUSKIN) Mary Lutyens (ed) Young Mrs Ruskin in Venice: the picture of society and life with John Ruskin 1849-1852 Vanguard Press (NY) 1965 [13200] Very good in d/w                                                                                                                                     £12

212. (STANLEY) Jane H. Adeane (ed) The Early Married Life of Maria Josepha Lady Stanley, with extracts from Sir John Stanleys ‘Praeterita’  Longmans, Green 1899 [1675] Follows the life of the engaging Maria Josepha from 1797 until 1817 – much social detail.  Very good internally – in  rubbed and bumped decorative binding                                                                                                                                                £10

 

213. (STARK), Freya The Coast of Incense: autobiography 1933-1939 John Murray 1953 [10564] Covers her travels in Egypt, the Middle East and South Arabia. Good in chipped d/w                                        £6

214. (STOREY) Joyce Storey Joyce’s War 1939-1945  Virago 1992 (r/p) [13482] Soft covers -very good                                                                                                                                                                £4

215. (STOREY) Joyce Storey Our Joyce  Broadsides 1987 [10389] Life in pre-Second World War Bristol. Soft covers – very good                                                                                                                         £4

216. (STUART) Hon. James A. Home (ed) Letters of Lady Louisa Stuart to Miss Louisa Clinton   David Douglas (Edinburgh) 1901 & 1903 [13335] Two volumes – complete set. The first volume covers the period 1817 to 1825 and the second volume (called ‘Second Series’) that from1826 to 1834. Society observed. Very good – two volumes together                                                                                                              £38

217. (TENNYSON) James O. Hoge Lady Tennyson’s Journal  University Press of Virginia 1981 [9675] Fine in d/w                                                                                                                                                  £18

218. (THACKERAY) John Aplin Memory and Legacy: A Thackeray Family Biography 1876-1919 Lutterworth Press 2011 [13409] Draws extensively on private collection of descendants of the 19th-century Thackerays and focuses principally on the later years of Anne Thackeray Ritchie, whose  amazingly intricate network of family and friendships offers fresh insights into the artistic milieu of the late-Victorian and Edwardian eras. Soft covers – very good                                                                                            £15

219. (TREFUSIS) Philippe Jullian And PHILLIPS, John Violet Trefusis: a biography including correspondence with Vita Sackville-West Methuen 1986 [10164] Soft covers – good                       £7

220. (TROUBRIDGE) Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson (ed) Life Amongst the Troubridges: journals of a young Victorian 1873-1884 by Laura Troubridge John Murray 1966 [9324] Very good in rubbed d/w     £10

221. (TUCKER) Agnes Giberne A Lady of England: the life and letters of Charlotte Maria Tucker Hodder & Stoughton 1895 [9599] The standard biography of a popular children’s and religious writer – who spent the later years of her life as a missionary in India.  Good – though ex-university library                                 £28

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

223. UGLOW, Jennifer (ed) The Macmillan Dictionary of Women’s Biography  Macmillan 1984 [7143] Soft covers – very good                                                                                                                               £10

224. (VICTORIA) Agatha Ramm (ed) Beloved and Darling Child: last letters between Queen Victoria and her eldest daughter 1886-1901 Alan Sutton 1990 [6509] Mint in d/w                                              £10

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

226. (WARWICK) Charlotte Fell-Smith Mary Rich, Countess of Warwick (1625-1678), her family and friends  Longmans, Green 1901 [1754] Very good                                                                           £45

227. (WHARTON) R.W.B. Lewis And Nancy Lewis The Letters of Edith Wharton  Simon & Schuster 1988 [9747] Fine in fine d/w – 654pp                                                                                                          £12

228. (WOLLSTONECRAFT) William Godwin Memoir of Mary Wollstonecraft  Constable 1928 [6080] The edition that retrieved the memoir from oblivion. Very good in chipped d/w                                     £20

229. (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

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

EPHEMERA

 

231. 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

232. ASSOCIATION FOR PROMOTING THE EMPLOYMENT OF HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLWORK Report of Meeting Held at the Westminster Town Hall on Wed Nov 12th 1902    [13043] The Association was formed in 1897 and was disbanded in 1905. The Association’s aim, at its most basic, of promoting the employment of middle-class young women  – ie those who had attended high schools – in working-class – ie elementary – schools. ‘Higher teachers are now at last waking up to the absolute necessity of training, and Elementary teachers are far more cultured than they were five or ten years ago.’16-pp pamphlet – good                                                                                                                                    £4

233. ASSOCIATION OF ASSISTANT MISTRESSES Education Policy (with special reference to Secondary Education)  AAM no date (1920s?) [13042] 4-pp leaflet. Good – ex-Board of Education library                                                                                                                                                                £2

234. ASSOCIATION OF ASSISTANT MISTRESSES IN PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS The Teaching of English   1907 [12706] A paper given by Miss C.L. Thomson at the 1907 Annual Meeting of the Association. 16-pp pamphlet – good – ex-Board of Education library                                                  £8

235. ASSOCIATION OF HEAD MISTRESSES Memorandum Forwarded to the President of the Board of Education, 5 Jan 1907    [12698] 8-pp pamphlet dealing with the issue of the length of the school day and whether afternoon classes should be compulsory or optional. Good – ex-Board of Education libary £5

236. ASSOCIATION OF TECHNICAL INSTITUTIONS Collection of Proceedings at the Annual General Meetings    [13223] Proceedings of the meetings held in 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902. Each c 34pp, in original paper covers (some covers present but detached). As a collection                        £20

237. ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN TEACHERS Thirtieth Annual Report, 1912-1913  AUWT 1914 [13216] Includes a (slightly surprisingly) long list of the members. Soft covers – good – ex-Board of Education Library                                                                                                                           £10

238. [BARNARD]  National Cyclopedia of American Biography A Biographical Sketch of Kate Barnard  James White (NY) 1914 [13525] Pamphlet biography of the US philanthropist. Very good            £12 WITHDRAWN

239. 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

240. BLAGG, Helen and WILSON, Charlotte Women and Prisons  Fabian Women’s Group 1912 [13530] ‘Drafted by Miss Helen Blagg and Mrs Charlotte Wilson from material collected furing 1910-11 by a Committee of the Fabian Women’s Group which included Miss Atkinson, Mrs Boyd Dawson, Mrs Mapplebeck, Mrs Ruth Ridsdale, Miss Ellen Smith’. Decorative paper covers – Fabian Tract No 163 -No 3 in the Fabian Women’s Group Series – good – with a few marginal markings                                                                                     £12 WITHDRAWN

241. BOARD OF EDUCATION List of Elementary Schools and Training Colleges under the Administration of the Board 1902-1903  HMSO 1903 [13333] The lists include the number of pupils at each school, the average attendance and the amount the school received in an annual grant. This is bound with  (1) ‘Lists of Secondary Schools, Science and Art Schools and Classes, and Evening Schools under the Administration of the Board 1902-1903’. The lists give details of the number of pupils attending day and night classes in both Science and in Art and the total ammount allocated in grants to each school.
(2) ‘Evening Schools Aided by Parliamentary Grants’, giving the number of pupils receiving grants. Packed with information on schools and classes in England and Wales. Leather bound, 193pp – good – ex-Board of Education Library                                                                                                                                                 £28

242. BRITISH ASSOCIATION ‘The Free-Place’ System  British Association 1918 [13477] ‘Report of the Committee, consisting of Mr A.A. Buckmaster (Chairman), Mr Douglas Berridge (Sec), Mr C.H. Bothamley, Dr Lilian J. Clarke, Prof Barbara Foxley, Dr W. Garnett, Prof R.A. Gregory, Prof H. Bompas Smith, Dr H. Lloyd Snape and Miss C.M. Waters, appointed to inquire into and report upon the Effects of the ‘Free-Place’ System upon Secondary Education’. ‘This Free-place system is a name given to an arrangement by which, in return for certain State grants administered by the Board of Education, seconday schools, working in connection with the Board, offer a certain number of places in the school, free of all tuition fees, to pupils who have had at least two years’ previous education in public elementary schools/ Very interesting insight into secondary education at the end of the First World War.  13-pp – good reading copy – ex-Board of Education Library                                                                                                                                                                £8

 

BRITTAIN, Vera (introduces) Prisoners’ Circle: essays by ex-prisoners Prison Medical Reform Council 1943 [12280] Paper covers – 32pp – good                                                                                                     £5

243. BUTLER, Josephine (ed) The Storm Bell  Ladies’ National Association for the Abolition of State Regulation of Vice Feb 1899 [9802] Single issue. Contains the rather touching notice: ‘If there should occasionally be some delay or irregularity in the appearance of the Storm Bell, I beg my Friends to judge its Editor leniently….As I have no Sub-Editor, it will be understood that it is not always easy to prepare even so humble a periodical as this, in time to be out exactly at the right date.’ Fine – scarce                        £28

244. CALIFORNIA STATE LIBRARY California Laws of Interest to Women and Children  California State Printing Office 1919 [13529] ‘1919 Supplement’. Card covers – 91pp – very good                 £18 WITHDRAWN

245. CARPENTER, J. Estlin The Promotion of International Peace Through Universities  National Peace Council 1912 [13210] ‘A Paper read at the Eighth National Peace Congress, 1912’. 12-pp – paper covers – good – ex-Board of Education Library                                                                                                           £8

246. 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

247. CHARITY ORGANISATION SOCIETY Right and Wrong as to School Feeding  COS 1906 [9237] Facts and figures. Paper covers – 8pp – very good – unusual                                                               £18

248. CHARITY ORGANISATION SOCIETY D.R. Sharpe Centralised Registration of Assistance  COS 1911 [9236] Paper read on 31 May 1911 at the Annual National Conference of Charity Organisation Societies. Paper covers – 14pp pamphlet – good – unusual                                                                                  £18

249. CHARITY ORGANISATION SOCIETY Miss Pike Friendly Visiting and Personal Service  COS 1911 [9238] Paper read on 1 June 1911 at the Annual National Conference of Charity Organisation Societies. Paper covers – 11pp – good – a little foxing – unusual                                                                                   £20

250. 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

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

252. DEPARTMENTAL COMMITTEE ON THE TRAINING APPOINTMENT AND PAYMENT OF PROPBATION OFFICERS Report of the Departmental Committee on the Training, Appointment and Payment of Probation Officers  HMSO 1922 [12292] Paper covers – 32pp – fair – withdrawn from the Women’s Library                                                                                                                                                   £2

253. ELIZA COOK’S JOURNAL VOLS 4-6     [8594] Ends with issue 156, 24 April 1852. Very good condition – half leather and marbled boards. Each vol                                           £38

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

255. FEDERATION OF SOCIETIES OF TEACHERS IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION     [13329] Two of the Federation’s annual reports. First Annual Report (Oct 1935-Sept 1936), 6pp; Fourth Annual Report (October 1938-Dec 1939), 12pp. Both soft covers, both very good. Together                                                 £12

256. GARDNERS’ TRUST FOR THE BLIND Report of the Conference on Matters relating to the Blind  Farmer and Sons 1902 [13222] The Conference was held at the Church House, Westminster on 22, 23, 23 April 1902. 258pp in original boards – good – ex-Board of Education Library                                           £18

257. GIRLS’ OWN ANNUAL, Oct 1891- Sept 1892     [2459] Very good internally – with Extra Christmas Number 1891 and Extra Summer Number 1892 bound in- in publisher’s binding – spine leather rubbed and torn. Includes the colour reproduction of a painting by Kate Greenaway. Heavy                                      £30

258. GIRLS’ OWN ANNUAL, Oct 1896-Sept 1897     [3123] Very good internally – in slightly worn publisher’s binding. Includes a series of articles on ‘What are the provincial county councils doing for girls?’ and all the usual wonderful mix – plus the Extra Christmas Number and an extra Diamond Jubilee Number. Heavy                                                                                                                                                              £20

259. HARRIS, E.M. Married Women in Industry  Institute of Personnel Management 1954 [12293] Paper covers – 30pp – good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library                                                              £3

260. HARTLEY COLLEGE, SOUTHAMPTON     [12781] The precursor to Southampton University, Hartley College was founded in 1862, becoming a University College in 1902. This collection comprises prospectuses for: Day Classes in Arts and Science and Applied Science for sessions, 1899-1900, 1900-1901, 1901-1902. Prospectus for: Day Classes in Arts and Science and Engineering 1902-1903. Prospectuses for Day Classes in Arts and Science 1904-1905; 1905-1906, 1906-1907, 1907-1908. Prospectuses for Evening Classes 1899-1900, 1901-1902, 1902-1903, 1904-1905, 1905-1906, 1906-1907, 1907-1908. Prospectuses for Day and Evening Classes of the School of Art 1899-1900, 1901-1902. Prospectuses for the Day Training College for Men and Women 1902-1903, 1904-1905, 1905-1906, 1906-1907, 1907-1908. Prospectuses for Day Classes suitable for Medical and Dental Students 1904-1905, 1905-1906, 1907-1908. Prospectuses for Day Classes in Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering 1904-1905, 1905-1906, 1906-1907, 1907-1908. All the courses cited were open to women as well as men. All in good condition – ex-Board of Education library – 29 items – as a collection                                                                                                                                          £75

261. HARTOG, P.J. The Owens College, Manchester  Co-operative Printing Society 1895 [13224] A description and history of the College – with photographs. Originally presented by the author to Michael Sadler – paper covers – 31pp – ex-Board of Education Library                                                                        £5

262. HICHBORN, Franklin The Case of Charlotte Anita Whitney   1920 [13527] Anita Whitney was charged with ‘criminal syndicalism’ in California as a supporter of the Communist Labor Party. This is a 12-pp pamphlet written to protest her conviction.  Good – a little dusty                                                                      £18

 

263. HMSO Factories (No 2) Bill  HMSO 1926 [12300] Concerned with working conditions. 102pp – lacking paper covers – withdrawn from the Women’s Library                                                                           £2

264. 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., 1903, 1905.  All in good condition – ex Board of Education library – 3 items together £28

265. HOUSEWIFE     [13578] 3 issues of this popular magazine – for April & August 1941 and September 1943. Packed with evocative advertisements – and war-time making-do. Interesting. Good – three together                                                                                                                                                                £8

266. HUTCHINS, B.L. Women’s Industrial Career  Sheratt & Hughes Oct 1909 [3631] Reprinted from The Sociological Review. Paper covers – good                                                                                            £9

267. INDUSTRIAL HEALTH RESEARCH BOARD OF THE MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL Absence from Work:Prevention of Fatigue HMSO no date (1944) [12288] Life of the war-worker. Paper covers – 20pp – good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library                                                                         £4

268. INDUSTRIAL HEALTH RESEARCH BOARD OF THE MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL Why Is She Away?:the problem of sickness among women in industry HMSO no date (1945) [12295] Soft covers – 22pp – good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library                                                              £4

269. [JEX-BLAKE] Margaret Todd Sophia Jex-Blake    [13519] Obituary article by Jex-Blake’s close friend – reprinted from the Royal Free Hospital Magazine. 8-pp – printed by the Women’s Printing Society – fine – in paper covers                                                                                                                                         £12

270. JEX-BLAKE, Sophia Medical Education for Women   1872 [13518] ‘The substance of a lecture delivered on April 26th 1872, in St George’s Hall, London, The Rt Hon, the Earl of Shaftesbury in the Chair’.  The lecture is enhanced by a multitude of footnotes and appendices. Paper wrappers – 86pp. All is good – except that the bottom few lines of pp83-86 (inc) and the back wrapper have disappeared – damp? Very scarce – COPAC lists copies held only at Bristol, Sheffield, Glasgow, LSE & the Women’s Library @ LSE.                         

271. KLEIN, Viola Employing Married Women  Institute of Personnel Management 1961 [12291] Paper covers – 52pp – good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library                                                              £5

272. LONDON INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF PLAIN NEEDLEWORK Annual Report for the Year ending September 30th, 1909   1909 [13041] 24pp – good in card covers – ex-Board of Education library                                                                                                                                                    £8

273. LONDON PROGRESSIVE EDUCATION COUNCIL Report Jan 1904-June 30, 1905   1905 [12553] The Council’s suggested election policy for the forthcoming 1906 General Election included, amongst other items, ‘All schools maintained by public money should be under complete public management and control.’ ‘The Council is the only organisation i London for promoting the principles of National Education, efficient, progressive, free, unsectarian, and under popular control’. With a list of donors and subscribers. 4-pp – good                                                                                                                                                                £2

274. LONDON (ROYAL FREE HOSPITAL) SCHOOL OF MEDICINE FOR WOMEN (UNIVERSITY OF LONDON)     [13520] An appeal to build an extension – c 1915. Consists of  a brief history of the School and photographs -interior and exterior – of the building and its begetters. Fine                                 £25

275. MACCARTHY, Fiona Work for Married Women  Conservative Political Centre 1966 [12297] Paper covers – 18pp – good- withdrawn from the Women’s Library                                                               £2

276. McMILLAN, Margaret The Future of Our Young People  Co-operative Union 1911 [12743] Paper covers – 12pp – good – ex-Board of Education library                                                                        £12

277. Manchester High School for Girls     [11374] Letter dated 2 April 1873 from Edward Freeman (Somerleaze, Wells, Somerset) writes to ‘My dear Lord’ (possibly a Bishop?) ‘I see your name as a “patron” of the new Girls School to be set up at Manchester. ..I would venture to recommend a candidate for the place of Head Mistress, which I hear that the Committee are going about to fill.’ His recommendation is Miss Macarthur ‘who has been governess in my house for nearly five years. ..She is in correspondence with Miss Vernon, to whom Mrs Kitchener first spoke of her…I think the best witness of my opinion of her is that I have set her to write one of my series of small histories, a History of Scotland which I hope will be out soon.’ ‘though she does not actually understand Latin and Greek, she knows all abou them..’ Unfortunately Miss Macarthur was not appointed; there being far better qualified candidates competing for this sought after position. She was Margaret A.R. Macarthur, born in Scotland in 1842 and was the author of ‘History of Scotland’ in Freeman’s Historical Course for Schools. It would be interesting to find out what happened to her. Mss – 4pp – fine      £45

278. MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND NATIONAL SERVICE Time Rates of Wages and Hours of Labour  HMSO 1952 [12298] Covers every type of employment for coal mining to cinema usherette. Paper covers – 248pp                                                                                                                                                     £8

279. MORAL INSTRUCTION LEAGUE Our Future Citizens: how is character cultivated in board schools MIL 1900 [13022] 16-pp pamphlet – ex-Board of Education library                                                  £4

280. NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF GIRLS’ CLUBS Clubs and Club Making  University of London Press 1943 [12747] A history – and then 13 chapters on how to run a club. Soft covers – 104pp – good – ex-Board of Education library                                                                                                                 £12

281. NATIONAL FEDERATION OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S CLUBS OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND The Changing Pattern: report on the training of older woman NFBPWC 1966 [12296] Paper covers – 24pp – good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library £3

282. NATIONAL UNION OF WOMEN WORKERS OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND Collection of Conference Reports    [13207] Papers Read at the Conferences held at Cheltenham and Gloucester, 1903; Birmingham, 1905; Tunbridge Wells, 1906; Manchester, 1907; Aberdeen, 1908; and Lincoln, 1910. The Papers cover a wide range of the subjects close to the heart of the actively philanthropic women involved with the NUWW. The speakers included, at random, Margaret Bondfield, Henrietta Barnett, Millicent Fawcett, Sarah Siddons Mair, Eunice Murray, Honnor Morten, Mrs George Cadbury, Dorothea Beale, Sarah Burstall, Mary MacArthur, Sarah Dickenson and Margaret Irwin. 6 volumes – good reading copies – they have been disbound at some point from an all-encompassing binding and the sewing is no longer tight. Ex-Board of Education Library. Scarce. As a collection                                                                                                           £80

283. NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLMASTERS Co-education or Separation?   no date (pre 1914) [13028] 12-pp pamphlet in card covers – ex-Board of Education library                                                                                                                                                                £2

284. PALLISTER, Minnie Socialism for Women  ILP no date [1924] [12759] ‘Not only the “Intelligent” Women but for all Women’ – with a nod to G.B. Shaw. Paper covers -18-pp pamphlet – good         £18

285. PAUPER HOSPITALS AND SCHOOLS Return of ‘all district and separate pauper hospitals (including asylums of the Metropolitan Asylum District), also of district and separate pauper schools, built during the past ten years; giving the name of hospital or school; names of unions contribution; class of inmates; extent of area; cost of site; cost of building; number of inmates; exclusive of officers; cost per head on number to be accommodated; and number of inmates on 1 May 1885 HMSO 1885 [9205] 6 foolscap pages. Very good – disbound                                                                                                                                              £20

286. PETERKIN, William Arthur Report to the Board of Supervision on the System of Scotland of Boarding Pauper Children in Private Dwellings  HMSO 1893 [12793] A detailed report – statistics and case studies – drawn from all the counties of Scotland –  on what we would now call ‘fostering’. Good – in Ministry of Education card covers – 46pp                                                                                                              £15

287. REFORMATORIES AND INDUSTRIAL SCHOOLS (COMMITTALS) Returns showing the comparative number of committals of boys and girls to reformatories and industrial schools   April 1872 [9150] ‘Shows comparative number of committals of boys and girls to reformatories and industrial schools in 1870, with the number of cases in which the parents have been charged with such payment towards their children’s cost at such schools as may be considered equal to the expense they are saved by so throwing their children on public support, together with a comparative statement of the number of cases in which such charge has been adjudged, with that of the charges actually recovered and regularly paid.’ Raw facts. 4 foolscap pp – disbound                                                                                                                                                              £28

288. REGULATIONS FOR THE CATHOLIC GIRLS’ SCHOOL AT UGBROOK   Printed by J.E. Searle (Chudleigh) 1841 [2052] ‘Approved by the Rt Revd the Vicar Apostolic of the Western District of England, for the Catholic Girls School at Ugbrook, in the County of Devon, under the protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St Joseph’.’The Catholic girls’ School at Ugbrook is intended by Lord Clifford to be henceforth solely for the education of the female children of those who are or have been tenants, servants, or labourers on his estate, or tradesmen in the employ of his family at Ugbrook…’  Together with ‘Catholic Confirmation at Ugbrook’, reprinted from ‘The Western Times’, 8 January 1842. ‘Thinking that a report of the proceedings [the Confirmation] would be interesting to our readers, on account of the peculiar form of the ceremony itself …and more especially on account of the inroad made into the Protestant flock of the deserted vicarage of Chudleigh..’ Two items –  card covers – very good – together                                                                                 £25

289. REPORT OF THE MABYS ASSOCIATION FOR THE CARE OF YOUNG GIRLS, 1922    1923 [12723] Founded by Mrs Nassau Senior in 1874 ‘to befriend and protect the girls brought up in the Guardians’ Schools, and those of other Public Authorities in the Metropolitan area. The Association tries to ensure for these girls the same chances in life and the same status as those girls who have been brought up in their own homes’. This Annual Report gives full detail of the Mabys work – the homes it ran – and its workers and supporters. Good – 34pp – ex-Board of Education library                                                                                     £15

290. RESEARCH COMMITTEE OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF GIRLS’ CLUBS AND MIXED CLUBS Club Girls and Their Interests   no date [1947] [12746] A sociological enquiry – with masses of statistics – and a sample questionnaire  (the ‘Copeland-Chatterson method’) inside the back cover. I rather think its complexity might fox many of today’s adolescent girls. Interesting. Paper covers – 56pp – good -ex-Board of Education library                                                                                                                 £15

291. 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

292. ROBERT BROWNING HALL SERIES OF SOCIAL TRACTS: No 2 The Labour Movement in Religion    [13227] Talk by the Warden, Herbert Stead on 6 Jan 1895. Paper covers – 8pp – fair – ex-Board of Education Library                                                                                                                                 £3

293. ROBERT BROWNING HALL SOCIAL TRACTS: NO 1 The State and the Unemployed by Sir John Gorst MP    [13226] A speech delivered by Gorst on 9 May 1895 in Robert Browning Hall, Walworth. 8-pp leaflet – fair – ex-Board of Education Library                                                                                       £4

294. SENIOR, Mrs Nassau Pauper Schools  HMSO 1875 [10457] ‘Copy ”of a Letter addressed to the President of the Local Government Board by Mrs Nassau Senior, lately an Inspector of the Board, being a reply to the observation of Mr Tufnell, also a former inspector upon her report on pauper schools’. This was a follow-up to Mrs Senior’s 1874 report.
24pp – large format – disbound.                                                                                                           £55

295. 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

296. SIR HENRY JONES     [11407] writes a glowing testimonial for his former pupil, Mabel Atkinson, a candidate for a lectureship at the University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire. She was a Fabian and a suffragette Fine                                                                                                                                £48

297.     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

298. SMITH, Protheroe Introductory Address to the Course of Clinical Lectures at the Hospital for Women for the session of 1883-84 delivered October 11th 1883 J & A Churchill 1883 [3362] Protheroe Smith was one of the founders of the Soho Square hospital that specialised in the treatment of the diseases specific to women. Interesting summary of his views on the treatment of women. Paper covers – 11pp – very good      £25

299. TEACHERS’ GUILD OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND Collection of Annual Reports    [13217] Reports for 1896-1897; 1897; 1899; 1900; 1901-1902; 1904-1905; 1905-1906; 1906; 1907-1908; 1908; 1909-10; 1910; 1911-12. The Guild represented both male and female teachers. With much detail of local branches. Each Report c 90pp, in original paper covers (the occasional cover present, but detached) – all in good condition. Together – 13 items                                                                                                            £80

300. TEACHERS’ GUILD OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND List of Members Alphabetically Arranged   1913 [13218] Names and addresses – very useful. Women teachers appear to be in the majority. Soft covers – good – ex-Board of Education Library                                                                                  £15

301. THE ACLAND CHRONICLE     April 1903 [12684] The second number of the ‘Acland Chronicle’ recording the work of the Acland Club for boys and girls that was associated with the Women’s University Settlement. Good in original wrppers – ex-Board of Education library                                                £8

302. THE ASSOCIATION OF HEAD MISTRESSES List of Public Secondary Schools for Girls 1903   1903 [13045] Card covers – good – ex-Board of Education Library                                                           £10

303. THE ASSOCIATION OF HEAD MISTRESSES List of Public Secondary Schools for Girls 1905   1905 [13046] Card covers – good – ex-Board of Education library                                                            £10

304. THE FELLOWSHIP CLUB LTD     [13330] ‘The Fellowship Club was opened by Mrs M.I. Scott in 1921…The object of the Club is to provide an international centre, resident and non-resident, for those who are in sympathy with modern progressive movements’. The Club was at 45,46, 51 and 52 Lancaster Gate. This booklet contains four photos of the Club as well as details of its services (eg totally vegetarian catering) and charges. Soft covers – good – unusual                                                                                                 £12

305. THE HOME ARTS & INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION A Collection of the Association’s Reports    [13332] The Home Arts & Industries Association was founded in 1884 by Eglantyne Jebb and was instrumental in spearheading a revived interest in the craft movement. The Association had its office and studios in the Royal Albert Hall. The collection comprises the Reports for 1902, 1905, 1906 (1 two-sided leaflet and a 4-pp leaflet setting out barest details of the Association, which appears to have been undergoing a financial crisis. I am not sure whether there were reports for 1907 and 1908), 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918. Most in very good condition (that for 1902 may be disbound, front page is present, but loose). – ex-Board of Education Library. Together                                                                                                           £55

306. THE LEAGUE OF SERVICE Report, 1910-1911    [12737] ‘The League of Service exists to bring such influences to bear upon the physical conditions and the homes of the chidlren of the nation that each child may at least begin life with a fair chance of attaining full development.’ The Report details the League’s work – in London only – with centres at King’s Cross, Marylebone and Battersea, each with its own ‘Mothers’ Dining Room’. Paper covers – 20pp -very good – ex-Board of Education library                                           £15

307. THE TEACHERS’ GUILD OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND Scheme of Proposed Teachers’ Guild Friendly Society (Sickness and Accident Fund)   1897 [13220] Insurance for teachers. The contributions for women teachers is set higher arising ‘from the fact that amonst women the frequency, if not the duration of sickness, is very much greater than amongst men of coresponding ages, and to provide for both on the same terms would be inequitable and unsafe.’ Soft covers – 12pp – good – ex-Board of Education Library £8

308. THE UPLANDS ASSOCIATION The Uplands Circular    [13475] The Uplands Association was an organisation pledged to reform  school life and teaching. Its first principle was ‘All types of schooling to be pursued as far as climatic conditions will permit in the open air’. They ran a Summer School each year at Glastonbury and issued a newsletter ‘The Uplands Circular’. Issue for Feb 1922. Good – 8pp – ex-Board of Education Library                                                                                                                                 £3

309. THE WOMEN’S BRANCH FEDERATION Fifth Annual Report, 1912-13    [12744] ‘Affiliated to the Social Institutes’ Union’ – ‘unites existing Clubs and Social Institutes for women and girls of the industrial community by promoting amongst them mutual interest and friendly intercourse.’ Good – in original wrappers – 16pp – 2 photos -ex-Board of Education lbirary                                                                                 £12

310. THE WOMEN’S BRANCH FEDERATION Sixth Annual Report, 1913-14    [12745] ‘We can only conclude by saying that we have endeavoured to raise the standard of London Working Girls by encouraging them to take pleasure in interesting study, and employ their leisure hours in healthy and wholesome recreation.’ With details of all the affiliated Clubs. Paper covers – 16pp – good – ex-Board of Education library £12

311. THE WOMEN’S LEAGUE OF SERVICE Report, 1911-1912    [12738] The League of Service was now renamed – and, in addition to those detailed in the 1910-11 Report, now had Centres in Hammersmith, Croydon and Bristol. Paper covers – 34pp – very good – ex-Board of Education library                   £15

312. THREE WOMEN’S WORK     [7170] Exhibition of Three Women’s Work, held at the Arlington Gallery in June 1934. The women were Lady Gertrude Crawford (Gold Medallist of the Worshipful Company of Turners), Phyllis Coryndon (Exhibitor of Needlework at the Royal Society of Miniature Painters), and Mary Ireland (the Originator of Fabric Mosaic). Catalogue of the exhibition – 8pp – giving details of the exhibitors’ backgrounds and listing the works for sale, with the prices asked. Good                                            £5

313. UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM Universities and Schools: Matriculation and School-leaving Examinations University of Birmingham [?1902] [13476] ‘In order to assist the consideration of the best arrangements that can be made for conducting an authoritative School-leaving Examination, and for utilising its higher grades as exempting from Matriculation or other Unviersity Extra Examinations, the Principal of Birmingham asked Professor Fiedler to inform him concerning the practice in Germany. The resulting document is an important contribution to our information, and is accordingly circulated to the Committee and others concerned’.  4-pp – fair – chipped around edges – ex-Board of Education Library                               £3 SOLD

314. VICTORIA UNIVERSITY:THE OWEN’S COLLEGE MANCHESTER Prospectus of the Arts, Science, and Law Department and Department for Women and of Evening and Popular Courses     [12683] Prospectuses for Sessions 1896-7, 1898-9, 1899-1900, including full details of the contents of all courses. In good condition in original wrappers  (the wrapper for 1896-7 torn and detached) – -each prospectus c 170pp – ex-Board of Education library.. 3 items – as a collection                                                                    £45

315. WHITE, Florence The Spinsters Manifesto!!: a detailed statement of the case for contributory (non-retiring) pensions at 55 National Spinsters Pensions Association 1945 [11346] ‘We herewith present the case for pension consideration for single women at 55, trusting that after perusal you will be impressed by the reasonable nature of the reform advocated, agreeing with us that single women are indeed the OVERLOOKED SECTION in the present Social Insurance Proposals’. Pamphlet -12pp – fine                                                      £28

316. WILKINS, Mrs Roland The Training and Employment of Education Women in Horticulture and Agriculture  Women’s Farm and Garden Association 1927 [13213] Soft covers – 52pp – good – ex-Board of Education Library                                                                                                                               £25

317. WOMAN’S CHRISTIAN TEMPERANCE UNION Report of the 15th Convention of the World’s Woman’s Christian Temperance Union  WCTU 1934 [7252] Good in paper covers -a little chipped – 151pp                                                                                                                                                                £8 SOLD

318.A WOMAN’S RIGHT TO CHOOSE Abortion Law Reform Association
 Why we must fight the Abortion (Amendment) Bill and how to go about it   [13197] 20-pp pamphlet giving ‘Some Information about the Abortion (Amendment) Bill’ – and including a ‘List of Members of Parliament who voted AGAINST the Bill’s Second Reading, 7 Feb 1975)                                                                   £8

319. WOMEN FOR WESTMINSTER The Case for Equal Pay   no date (c 1947) [12290] 4-pp leaflet – fair                                                                                                                                                                £1

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

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

322. WOMEN’S EMPLOYMENT FEDERATION Memorandum on Openings and Trainings for Women, 1947-8    [12731] Packed with information on what post-war work opportunities were open to women – from Accountancy to Youth Leadership. With illuminating ads. Paper covers – 66pp – good – ex-Board of Education library                                                                                                                                                  £15

323. WOMEN’S ENGINEERING SOCIETY Facilities for Training Women as Engineers   revised 1930 [12711] 8-pp pamphlet – good – ex-Board of Education library                                                        £10

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

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

326. WOMEN’S IMPERIAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION The Cry of the Children to the Mothers of Great Britain   c. 1912 [12522] 1. ‘Please let me sleep in a cot all to myself and keep my nursery window open’. 2. ‘Please nurse me yourself (as God meant you to) till I am nine months old.’ etc. There are 10 ‘cries’. Single-sided sheet – fine condition                                                                                                                           £15

327. WOMEN’S NATIONAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION OF IRELAND The Care of the Baby!   c 1912 [12523] ‘This leaflet tells us How to Save the Babies and how to bring them up to ber strong’. 4-pp leaflet beginning with ‘Advice on the care of Infants’ – which includes ‘Porter or wine should not be taken’ – by the nursing mother, that is, though later on the advice is ‘Never give a baby sips of whiskey, porter or the like’. Distributed by the Women’s Imperial Health Association’ – the rubber stamp of which appears on the back page. Very good condition                                                                                                                           £20

 

328. WOODFIELD    1951 [11792] Leaflet – folds out to three pages – with one separate page – a brochure for ‘Woodfield’ – a home for children. This is the type of home that doesn’t exist any longer – where parents left their children while they were abroad or otherwise engaged – rather than an orphanage or home for disturbed children. Woodfield was the home of Major and Mrs Whitelocke. ‘Our aim is still to provide at Woodfield the sort of nursery life which was a commonplace in our own childhood, and which made British Nannies so famous throughout Europe that no household of rank was considered complete without one.’                       £5

 

 

POSTCARDS

329. 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

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

331. MERCHANT TAYLORS’ SCHOOL FOR GIRLS     [11781] Real photographic postcard of the exterior of the Crosby, Liverpool, girls’ school. The ink message on the back includes ‘The view is of Aunty Nina’s school..’ and continues onto the front of the card on white space to the side of the photograph. Posted in, I think, 1933. Good                                                                                                                        £10

 

FICTION AND POETRY

 

332. 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                                                                                                                                                              £60

 

333. BUNBURY, Selina The Blind Girl of the Moor: a shepherd’s girl B. Wertheim, Aldine Chambers 1845 [3421] A moral tale – with a Scottish setting. Good – rebound                                                            £5

334. Brontes, The Tales of Glass Town, Angria, and Gondal: selected writings OUP 2010 [13427] Edited  with Introduction and Notes by Christine Alexander. Soft covers – mint                                            £6

335. GREWAL, Shabnam Et Al (eds) Charting the Journey: writings by Black and Third World Women Sheba 1988 [7160] Paper covers – very good                                                                                       £4

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

337. 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

 

338. INGELOW, Jean Poems  George Routledge, no date (c 1900??) [3609] Good – cloth covers faded                                                                                                                                                                £3

339. KARLIN, Daniel (ed) The Penguin Book of Victorian Verse  Penguin Press 1997 [6516] Mint in d/w – 850pp                                                                                                                                                   £12

340. MCLEOD, Irene Rutherford Songs to Save a Soul  Chatto and Windus 1916 (7th ed) [13186] A collection of poems. An introductory note states that some had been previously published in, amongst other journals, ‘Votes for Women’. Irene McLeod had been a member of the WSPU’s Young Purple, White and Green Association and of its Drummers’ Union. Very good                                                                         £20

341.    NICHOLS, Grace Whole of a Morning Sky  Virago 1986 [9898] A novel. Soft covers – good      £2

 

342. PIKE, G. Holden Daughters of the Flower Market: a story of four London bouquetieres Religious Tract Society, no date (c 1900?) [3612] Bears a 1904 (boys’) school prize label. Contains a wealth of social observation – and line-drawings                                                                                                                                £4

 

343. PROCTER, Adelaide Anne Legends and Lyrics  Bell & Daldy, 14th ed 1872 [1585] Poems by a leading member of the Langham-Place group.  very good – leather, with gilt decorations and all edges gilt £15

344. SCOTT, Diana (selects) Bread and Roses: women’s poetry in the 19th and 20th centuries Virago 1982 [4302] Paper covers – very good                                                                                                           £9

345. SHERWOOD, Mrs The Happy Family  Houlston & Sons, new edition no date [3607] A little tract – paper covers. Fine                                                                                                                                           £5

 

346. SIGOURNEY, Mrs (ed. F.W.N. Bailey) The Poetical Works of Mrs L.H. Sigourney  G. Routledge 1857 [2428] Neatly rebound in cloth                                                                                                          £10

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

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

349. SWAN, Annie S. Aldersyde: a Border story of seventy years ago Oliphant, Anderson, & Ferrier 1885 (r/p) [9697] Good reading copy – cover marked                                                                                          £8

350. SWAN,  Annie S. Carlowrie: or, among Lothian folk Oliphant, Anderson and Ferrier, no date, reprint (1890s?) [9696] Good reading copy                                                                                                     £8

351. SWAN, Annie S. The Secret Panel  Oliphant, Anderson & Ferrier 1896 (r/p [9701] Very good in decorative binding                                                                                                                                 £8

352. SWAN, Annie S. The Strait Gate  S.W. Partridge, no date (1890s?) [9706] Good in decorative binding                                                                                                                                                                £8

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

354.VON ARNIM, Elizabeth The Enchanted April  Virago 1986 [13493] Soft covers – fine      £5

355. VYNNE, Nora The Pieces of Silver  Andrew Melrose 1911 [13337] One of the dedicatees of this novel is Franklin Thomasson, whose family had a long association with the women’s suffrage movement. The heroine is a feminist journalist and political campaigner – as was the author, who co-authored, with Helen Blackburn, ‘Women Under the Factory Acts 1903’ (see item # ). While not being categorically ‘suffrage’, it is so very close to that genre that I have included it in this section. A scarce book                                                    £48

356.                 WOOD, Mrs Henry Roland Yorke  Richard Bentley 1896 [6190] Good reading copy      £6

357. YONGE, Charlotte M. A Book of Golden Deeds  T. Nelson, no date, reprint  [9698] Good reading copy                                                                                                                                                                £5

358. ZHANA Sojourn:  Methuen 1988 [6778] An anthology of prose and poetry reflecting the life of Black women in Britain. Soft covers – very good                                                                                           £3

 

SUFFRAGE NON-FICTION

359. BLACKBURN, Helen (ed) A Handbook for Women engaged in social and political work J.W. Arrowsmith 1895 [3534] Packed with information and names; Helen Blackburn’s precise intelligence shines through. Two pull-out diagrams. Very good – and very scarce                                                           £80

360. CAMPBELL, Olwen W. The Feminine Point of View  Williams & Norgate 1952 [4231] The report of a Conference which began in the winter of 1947 and included among its members Teresa Billington-Greig and Margery Corbett Ashby. Olwen Campbell was the daughter of Mary Ward, who had been the leading light of the Cambridge Association for Women’s Suffrage. Very good in d/w                                              £18

361. DICEY, A.V. Letters to a Friend on Votes for Women  John Murray 1909 [3457] Very good internally – wrappers sunned and bumped on corners with writing in pencil on front. An anti-suffragist tract. 93pp – Scarce                                                                                                                                                              £55

362. KENT, Susan Sex and Suffrage in Britain, 1860-1914  Princeton University Press 1987 [1361] Fine in d/w (which has one slight nick)                                                                                                           £20

363. 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

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

365. PANKHURST, Sylvia The Suffragette: the history of the women’s militant suffrage movement 1905-1910 The Woman’s Journal (Boston) 1911 [4798] This history of the British militant suffrage movement was first published in the USA – this copy bears the pinprick library mark of Louisville Free Public Library – very good – scarce                                                                                                                                       £85

366. PETHICK-LAWRENCE, Frederick The Women’s Fight for the Vote  The Woman’s Press 1910 [13138] One of the classics of the women’s suffrage campaign. Very good internally – delightfully decorated cover (purple and gold) slightly rubbed and faded- – very scarce                                                              £150

367. RUBINSTEIN, David Before the Suffragettes: women’s emancipation in the 1890s Harvester 1986 [13158] Soft covers – very good                                                                                                         £15

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

369. STOPES, Charlotte Carmichael British Freewomen: their historical privilege Swan Sonnenschein, 3rd ed 1907 [13137] An important volume in the historiography of the women’s suffrage movement. Mrs Stopes made use of material collected by Helen Blackburn. Good.                                                               £65

370. STRACHEY, Ray The Cause: a short history of the women’s movement in Great Britain G. Bell 1928 [12059] This copy belonged to Lord McGregor – author of ‘Divorce in England’ , a book that includes a very useful bibliography of works on women’s rights. He has laid in the book a collection of newspaper cuttings, from the 1950s to 1970s, relating to the position of women. The copy of the book is in good condition – but he had bought it as an ex-library copy and has added a few pencilled notes on the back pastedown. An interesting association copy.
£55

 

SUFFRAGE BIOGRAPHY

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

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

373. (PANKHURST) Emmeline Pankhurst My Own Story  Eveleigh Nash 1914 [13265] Mrs Pankhurst’s authobiography, written with the help of the American journalist, Rheda Childe Dorr. Good – scarce £55

 

SUFFRAGE FICTION AND POETRY

374. ARMOUR, Margaret Agnes of Edinburgh  Andrew Melrose 1911 [3719] A novel of its time – the suffrage movement although not central to the plot – flows along behind, occasionally breaking the surface in a discussion of women’s rights and attitudes to the campaign. Interesting – very scarce – I’ve only seen it previously in the Briitish Library. Very good in rubbed paper wrapper – with a little card inlaid – showing that it had been presented to Nesta Prichard, of Form Vb, as a prize for mathematics.                                               £40

375. COLMORE, Gertrude Suffragette Sally  Stanley Paul no date [1911] [13566] Perhaps the most popular of the suffragette novels. The author, Gertrude Baillie-Weaver, was herself a suffragette – and her husband was a speaker for the Men’s League for Women’s Suffrage. Scarce in the first edition – this copy is in very good condition – and was once on the shelf of the Exeter Women’s Suffrage Society Library. On the front paste down are the hand-written rules for borrowing from the Library and on the front free end paper is affixed the sheet noting the dates for returns of the book – 5 withdrawals between 2 June (presumably in 1911) and 27 July (1912?). The book bears the label ‘Sold by The International Suffrage Shop’ – so an agreeable picture emerges of a NUWSS member up from Exeter going along to the International Shop at 15 Adam St, off the Strand, and making the purchase. Let’s hope this wasn’t the only book she bought – the Shop’s finances were always rather difficult. For more about the Shop see on my website – https://womanandhersphere.com/2013/06/11/suffrage-stories-the-international-suffrage-shop/                                                                                               £90 SOLD

376. HINE, Muriel The Man With the Double Heart  John Lane 1914 [13336] The heroine’s mother is a Militant Suffragette; she is not. Good                                                                                                              £18

377. JOHNSTON, Sir Harry Mrs Warren’s daughter: a story of the women’s movement  Chatto & Windus 1920 [1342] A suffrage novel.  Very good – presentation copy from the author’s wife                    £35

378. 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

379. 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

380. 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

381. 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

382. 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 SOLD

 

SUFFRAGE EPHEMERA

383. A Brief Review of the Women’s Suffrage Movement since its Beginning in 1832  [NUWSS], printed by Vacher & Sons April 1911 [13505] 16-pp pamphlet.  Very good – would be fine but it has lost its staples. With the ownership inscription of a ‘Mrs Kerr’ on the cover.                                                                      £35

385. AN INTRIGUING SHEET OF PHOTOGRAPHS     [13325] – the key to which is the postcard of the Putney and Fulham WSPU shop, photographed by Mrs Christina Broom, that is positioned in the bottom right-hand corner. Diane Atkinson has discussed the picture in detail in Joannou & Purvis, ‘Women’s Suffrage Movement: feminist perspectives’ The photo shows a young mother holding her baby, standing outside the shop, which opened at 905 Fulham Road in Feb 1910. The baby looks to be about 9 or 10 months old. I have identified the copy of ‘Votes for Women’ that is displayed in the window as the issue of 9 September 1910. The shop windows are packed with WSPU propaganda items – many, especially, the postcards – such as ones of Christabel Pankhurst, Lady Constance Lytton, Charlotte Marsh & Mary Gawthorpe, readily recognisable. A poster advertises a meeting to be held by Lady Constance in the Queen’s Hall on 3 October 1910 and there are items of merchandise, such as WSPU scarves and stationery, together with the more homely items, such as eggs and jam that the local branch reported it was pleased to accept to sell for the Cause. You can see into the shop (the door is open) and there in the background is the banner ‘Taxation Without Representation.is Tyranny’, just as described in ‘Votes for Women’ 18 Feb 1910. Adjacent on the sheet to the photograph of the shop is a loving shot of the same mother with her baby (annotated ‘5 months’ – photographed, I would think, in a bedroom. Above that is the same woman and baby, photographed, I think, outside and annotated ‘4 months’. The other three photos are of the baby alone, photographed at 3, 4 and 5 months. Although the photos are glued to the page I’ve peered into their backs and think they were sent to the baby’s grandfather. The sheet is headed, in the same hand as the annotations of the baby’s age, ‘Joan Morris’. Or, at least, I think it is ‘Joan Morris’. The last two letters of the surname read more like ‘ei’ or ‘el’ than ‘is’ – but there was no ‘Joan ‘born in the baby’s timeframe with a name such as ‘Morrel’, which might be a reading. There was, however, a Joan Morris born in Fulham on 6 January 1910. In April 1911 she was living with her parents at 19 Arundel Mansions, Fulham Road. If my identification is correct, they are an interesting couple. He was Geoffrey Bright Morris, son of William Bright Morris, the artist (not to be confused with the other William Morris) and his first wife, a grand-daughter of Leigh Hunt, who may well have died at his birth. She was Helen Kathleen Morris (née Macleod), who in the 1901 census, was an actress boarding with William Bright Morris and his family. She would have been about 31 years old in 1910, which, again, accords with the apparent age of the woman standing outside the WSPU shop. The couple had married in Jan 1909; they had clearly known each other for a long time for William Bright Morris’s second wife was Helen’s aunt. Helen McLeod’s father was a paymaster in the Royal Navy. William Bright Morris died in 1912 – so could have been the grandfather to whom the snaps were sent. I wish I had been able to find a mention of Helen Morris in the reports for the Putney & Fulham branch of the WSPU – but I must admit that I cannot. She does seem just the kind of person to have taken an interest in suffrage – but, with a young baby to care for, may not in 1910-1911 have been able to devote much of her time to it. However, as Diane mentions in her discussion of the photo, the woman – without coat or hat – and the baby, dressed in a light frock, do seem to have come out from the shop specifically to have been photographed. In ‘Votes for Women’ the co-organiser of the branch and the shop is given as ‘Mrs H. Roberts’, although no further information about her activities is, as far as I can see from reading through successive copies, ever given and I have been able to find out nothing about her. I cannot really imagine that Mrs Helen Morris would have used a pseudonymn for WSPU purposes – but I suppose it is just about possible. Anyway, whatever the truth, here we have a very good postcard photograph of the WSPU shop – very crisp and clear – together with further photographs of the mother and baby who posed for Mrs Broom on a September day in 1910.                                     £245 SOLD

 

386. ANTI-SUFFRAGE CAMPAIGN     [13053] Typed letter, dated 18 July 1910, from George Calderon, Acting Secretary to the Campaign Committee, on note paper headed ‘Anti-Suffrage Campaign’ and giving the names of committee members and the office address (Palace Chambers, Bridge Street, Westminster, S.W.) The letter thanks an MP for the ‘really splendid speech’ he gave ‘on Saturday’. Very good                               £25

 

386A 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

387. [BUTLER] Marion Holmes Josephine Butler: a cameo life-sketcch Women’s Freedom League c 1910 [13536] One of a series of consciousness-raising pamphlet biographies produced by the WFL. This copy is missing its paper covers and staples                                                                                                    £10 WITHDRAWN

388. COLLECTION OF NEWSPAPER CUTTINGS RELATING TO THE VOTES FOR WOMEN CAMPAIGN     [13514] The earliest of the cuttings is from the ‘Daily Chronicle’ and dates from Oct 1906 – reporting on the appearance in the Police Court of  Mrs Pankhurst,Mrs Cobden Sanderson et al after the affray in Palace Yard of the House of Commons. Other cuttings cover demonstrations, processions, precautions taken in the Ladies’ Gallery (March 1907) etc. An interesting, eclectic assortment – clearly assembled by a supporter (at least one of the cuttings is taken from ‘Votes for Women’)                                                           £40 SOLD

389. CONSERVATIVE AND UNIONIST WOMEN’S FRANCHISE ASSOCIATION A Reply to the Anti-Suffragists  CUWFA  [13191] 4-pp leaflet written by Annesley Horsfall. Pages detached – edges very nicked – but text untouched. Withdrawn from the Women’s Library                                                               £12

390. 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

391. DODD, J. Theodore Women as Justices of the Peace  The Women’s Local Government Society  [13521] Reprinted from ‘The Contemporary Review’, Sept 1917. It is based on a talk originally given in London at the Lyceum Club on 4 July 1917 at a meeting convened by the Women’s Local Government Society. Naturally he thought women JPs would be a good thing – particularly to deal with the oversighting of the ‘Cinema’ houses. Very good in original wrappers. According to COPAC the only copy held is in the British Library £35 WITHDRAWN

392. ELMY, Elizabeth Wolstenholme  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

393. 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

394. HEALE, Alice Payment of the Mother   March 1925 [13523] ‘An Address to a Gathering of Women’  – printed by Page & Pratt, London EC1 – no publisher given. Alice Heale, with her sister, had presented to the WSPU one of their banners – that declaring ‘Equal Reward for Equal Merit’ – and in this talk she links this to her insistence that mothers should receive payment – as, of course, did Eleanor Rathbone. Good – cover rather dusty – internally clean. Scarce – the only copy recorded by COPAC is in the Women’s Library @ LSE.   £35 WITHDRAWN

395. HILL, MISS OCTAVIA Women and the Suffrage   1910 [13150] 2-sided leaflet, reproducing a letter from Octavia Hill to the Editor of the ‘Times’, dated 14 July 1910. In this she repudiates the necessity of votes for women – ‘Let the woman seek the quiet paths of helpful real work, be set on finding where she is wanted, on her duties, not on her rights…’ The 2-sided leaflet was printed by the National Press Agency Ltd and does not carry the imprimatur of the anti-suffrage society, although I imagine that group was probably behind its publication, the NPA being their usual printer. Good – very scarce                                                    £68

396. IN MEMORIAM  Rt Hon Lord and Lady (Emmeline) Pethick-Lawrence of Peaslake    [13195] 4-pp leaflet describing the various commemorations of the lives of the Pethick-Lawrences. Issued by the Suffragette Fellowship under the names of Lady (Helen) Pethick-Lawrence and Grace Roe. Good                   £15

397.IRISH WOMEN WORKERS’ UNION The Right to Work:But Not for Women Irish Women Workers’ Union 1935 [13537] 4-pp leaflet protesting against the Irish government’s proposal to introduce legislation under the Conditions of Employment Bill ‘to prohibit altogether the employment of women in certain forms of industrial work, or to restrrict the number of women employed by any employer in certain forms of industrial work’. Good – scarce                                                                                                                           £25 WITHDRAWN

398. LEAF, Jane Civic Consciousness and Civic Centres  Irishwomen’s Reform League no date [c 1912?] [13538] 8-pp  leaflet in original paper covers – with the label of the Irishwomen’s Reform League on the back cover (Offfice – 29 South Anne Street, Dublin. Suffrage Literature of all kinds on Sale, also the Weekly Suffrage Papers. Lending Library open daily to the public). Calling for the establishment of Civic Centres. ‘A room might be taken in each borough or parish where women citizens could meet to discuss problems of citizenship and communal needs…etc’. This pamphlet is not listed in the National Library of Ireland catalogue and no copies are recorded on COPAC. The text dates from after 1906 – because it quotes a line from Mrs Harrison Lee’s ‘One of Australia’s Daughters’, which was published in that year – and, although no publisher’s name is printed on the text, the label of the IWRL suggests that it was probably published after Oct 1911, when the IWRL was founded by Louie Bennett. An interesting and scarce ite – with the cover bearing the rubber stamps ‘When read please pass it on’ & ‘Will you too buy a copy and pass it on.,                                                             £55 WITHDRAWN

399. 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

402. 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

403. 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

404. MALKIEL, Theresa Serber Woman and Freedom  Socialist Literature Co (NY) no date [1915]? [13531] She was a Jewish labour and woman’s rights activist – and a socialist. Author of ‘The Diary of a Shirt Waist Striker’. 14-pp pamphlet – original pink paper wrappers – very good                                                  £28 WITHDRAN

405. MALKIEL, Theresa Serber Woman of Yesterday and Today  Co-operative Press (NY) no date [c 1920] [13532] Post-dated her ‘Woman and Freedom’. 16-pp pamphlet. Card covers – fine                        £28 WITHDRAWN

406. (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

407. MEN’S LEAGUE FOR OPPOSING WOMAN SUFFRAGE Gladstone on Woman Suffrage  MLOWS c. 1909 [13146] The Men’s League for Opposing Woman Suffrage was founded in early 1909 and in 1910 merged with the Women’s National Anti-Suffrage League to form  the National League for Opposing Woman Suffrage. This pamphlet – reproducing the Grand Old Man’s words on the subject is pamphlet no 3 issued by the Men’s League, presumably quite soon after its founding in 1909. 4-pp – good, with some foxing, scarce                                                                                                                                                              £78

408. MEN’S LEAGUE FOR OPPOSING WOMAN SUFFRAGE Is Woman Suffrage A Logical Outcome of Democracy?  MLOWS c 1909 [13147] Pamphlet no 6 published by the short-lived Men’s League for Opposing Woman Suffrage. 4-pp – very good – scarce                                                                       £60

409. 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 been Mayor of Brecon, 1911-12. 4-pp – good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library                                             £15

411. NATIONAL LEAGUE FOR OPPOSING WOMAN SUFFRAGE Anti-Suffrage Review    [13510] No 66, April 1914. Interesting to see the ‘Anti’ publication – which is very scarce – in fact, I don’t think I have ever had a copy for sale before. As with the pro-suffrage papers it includes a good deal of interesting ‘Branch News’ and full details of all the personnel of the many branches around the country. 24pp – very good     £75

412. NATIONAL LEAGUE FOR OPPOSING WOMAN SUFFRAGE The ‘Conciliation’ Bill: Revised Version  NLOWS no date (1911) [13152] The 2-sided leaflet, no 33 in the series, is headed ‘Against Votes for Women’ and ends with ‘Vote and Work Against Votes For Women In Parliamentary Affairs’. Very good – very scarce                                                                                                                                                   £75

413. NATIONAL LEAGUE FOR OPPOSING WOMAN SUFFRAGE Manifesto: No Votes for Women    [13512] ”Why the nation is opposed to the grant of the Parliamentary Vote to Women’. Among the reasons for opposing Votes for Women is ‘(f) Because any proposal to give votes to women would result in swamping the male voter and making women the real rulers of the Empire.’ Leaflet 52 in the NLOWS series. 4pp – fine – scarce                                                                                                                                                              £75

414. NATIONAL LEAGUE FOR OPPOSING WOMAN SUFFRAGE Mr J.R. Tolmie’s Reply to Mr L. Housman’s Pamphlet  NLOWS no date (1913) [13145] The pamphlet of Laurence Housman’s to which this refers is ‘The Physical Force Fallacy’. Pamphlet no 37 issued by the National League for Opposing Woman Suffrage. 4-pp – very good                                                                                                                  £65

415. NATIONAL LEAGUE FOR OPPOSING WOMAN SUFFRAGE Woman Suffrage and the Factory Acts  NLOWS no date [13155] A 4-pp leaflet, no 8 in the NLOWS series,  pointing out that the ‘Women’s Party’ (ie pro-suffrage campaigners) were opposed to the ‘humane acts’ limiting women’s work in factory etc because ‘most of them harbour such a jealous mistrust of men that they suppose even their evidently disinterested actions to be prompted by insidious and harmful motive.’ The leaflet concludes ‘To grant women the franchise would therefore be to raise a fresh obstacle in the way of progress and to defer reforms still necessary for the welfare of the working classes..’ Very good – very scarce                                                                  £75

416. 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

417. NATIONAL UNION OF WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE SOCIETIES     [3986] with the Men’s League (Portsmouth branches) – Programme for an evening meeting that began with a musical recital, followed by the singing of suffrage songs (the words are printed – one of them is by Margaret O’Shea, sister of the secretary of the Portsmouth NUWSS society and then a speech by Lady Balfour followed by more singing and then a closing speech by Alice Abadam. Interestingly the Vote of Thanks is seconded by Alderman Sanders, LCC, who in 1908 was Labour parliamentary candidate for Portsmouth and whose wife, Beatrice, was financial secretary to the WSPU. I think this programme may date from 1908 – because there is a mention at its foot of an Exhibition of Banners (Fuller’s tea Rooms, Palmerston Road) – and such exhibitions were common after the June 1908 Hyde Park rally. 1 sheet -good                                                                                        £180

418. 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

419. NATIONAL WOMEN’S SOCIAL AND POLITICAL UNION Australia’s Advice: The Debate in the Australian Senate on the Votes for Women Resolution, November 17th 1910, abridged from the official report The Woman’s Press  [13528] At a time when the Conciliation Bill was before the Imperial Parliament Australia advised that ‘the extension of the suffrage to the women of Australia for States and Commonwealth Parliaments, on the same terms as to men, has had the most beneficial results’. Advice not heeded. Good -tho’ the staples are missing – in original paper wrappers – the inside front cover giveing details of the WSPU and its personnel and the inside back cover a list of the Woman’s Press titles available.                                                      £55

 

420. NORMANTON, Helena The Work for Women M.P.s  Women’s Freedom League [1921] [13526] 10-pp pamphlet – in gren, white and gold covers of the WFL. I can see that the BL does have a copy (miscatalogued under ‘Bormanton’) – but COPAC doesn’t list any and I don’t imagine all libraries have mis-spelled the author’s name – so – very scarce                                                                                                                        £55 WITHDRAWN

421. NORTHCROFT, D.M British Women M.P.s  Women’s Freedom League no date [1924?] [13522] Pamphlet giving details of the careers of the current women MPs –  Lady Astor, The Duchess of Atholl, Margaret Bondfield, Dorothy Jewson, Susan Lawrence, Mrs Hilton Philipson, Lady Terrington and Mrs Wintringham. Inside the back cover are details of the Minerva Café ( Vegetarian Luncheons – & Smoking Rooms) and the Minerva Club (Visitors from the Dominions welcomed as Hon Members). Paper covers (with a photograph of the women MPs photographed on the Terrace of the House of Commons, January 21st 1924 on the front cover – very good – scarce                                                                                                                             £45 WITHDRAWN

422. O’KANE, Michael M., O.P. Woman’s Place in the World  M.H. Gill & Son (Dublin) 1913 [13533] He was a Dominican. The final sentence of this pamphlet reads ‘Any association, then, that advocates militancy in its present form is unlawful, and no Catholic woman is morally justified in being a member of any such association, in subscribing to its funds, or in joining either in its acts or its propaganda.’ It may not surprise you to learn that the pamphlet does have some marginal annotations – I don’t think the owner was in complete agreement with the Rev Michael O’Kane. Good – 42 pages                                                               £25 WITHDRAWN

423. PANKHURST, Christabel A Challenge    [13508] ‘Miss Pankhurst’s unpublished Article in this week’s ‘Votes for Women’, 8 March 1912. This was the week that Christabel eluded the police and escaped to Paris – and ‘Votes for Women’ was censored. The article that was to have been included was, instead, issued by the WSPU as a leaflet. It ends by promising ‘Repression will make the fire of rebellion burn brighter. Harsher punishment will be a direct invitation to more drastic acts of militancy.’ I don’t remember ever seeing this leaflet before. one-sided – chipped at one edge and with a slight slit – but with no loss of text. Good – and very scarce                                                                                                                                                              £75

424. PANKHURST, Christabel International Militancy  WSPU 1915 [13502] ‘A speech delivered at Carnegie Hall, New York, January 13th, 1915’. 24-pp pamphlet, paper covers (with photograph of Christabel Pankhurst). Fine – just with a couple of rust marks from spine staples – in original paper wrappers. Scarce       £100

426. 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

427. PANKHURST, Mrs The Importance of the Vote  The Woman’s Press March 1913 [13504] Mrs Pankhurst gave this speech on Tuesday 24 March 1908 – and it proved so popular that this is a copy of the 8th edition – now published by the WSPU from Lincoln’s Inn House. It is printed in purple and green on white paper – an attractive item. The inside back cover sets out the Objects of the Women’s Social and Political Union – with an enrollment form. On the back cover is a subscription form to ‘The Suffragette’. 14pp – in very good condition – would be fine – but it has lost it staples.                                                                                              £85

429. POTT, Gladys Report of Lecture by Miss Pott on the Anti-Suffrage Movement    [13511] ‘Delivered at 67 Westbourne Terrace, W. on Tuesday December 12th 1911. Sir Bartle Frere presiding’. Gladys Pott was the Anti-Suffrage Movement strongest ammunition. In Campaigning for the Vote Kate Frye gives a wonderful description of watching Miss Pott in action – ‘ a most harsh, repellent and unpleasing woman. She began by saying we should not get sentiment from her and we did not. ‘ Certainly you get the flavour of Miss Pott’s style from this Lecture – particularly in the treatment of questioners – all faithfully reported. The Lecture was published by the National League for Opposing Woman Suffrage. 16pp – very good – I am not sure whether it was issued with a paper wrapper but, if so, that isn’t present now. COPAC  records a copy held by LSE Library – and nowhere else. Scarce                                                                                                                           £95

430. PUNCH CARTOON     [12767] 13 July 1910, full-page – the caption is ‘Excelsior!’ as Suffragist puts her shoulder to the boulder of ‘Women’s Suffrage’ and says, ‘It’s no good talking to me about Sisyphus; he was only a man’                                                                                                                                                  £10

431. PUNCH CARTOON     [12768] 13 March 1912, full-page, suffragettes wield hammers in the background as Roman-type matron, bearing a paper labelled ‘Woman’s Suffrage’ comments ‘To think that, after all these years, I should be the first martyr’. the heading is ‘In the House of Her Friends’                               £10

432. PUNCH CARTOON     [12772] 10 January 1912 -full page – ‘United We Differ’. Lloyd George and Lewis Harcourt are back to back on a platform. Lloyd George addressing his side, where a Votes for Women’ banner is to be seen, cries ‘Votes for Women! Don’t you listen to my esteemed colleague!’. While addressing his, male, crowd cries ‘No Votes for Women! My esteemed colleague is talking nonsense!’. Asquith’s cabinet was split on this issue. Very good                                                                                                              £10

433. PUNCH CARTOON     [12777] 21 January 1912 – full page – ‘The Suffrage Split’. Sir George Askwith (the charismatic industrial conciliator), as ‘Fairy Peacemaker’, has tamed the dragon of the Cotton Strike – and Asquith, wrestling to keep a seat on the Cabinet horse turns to him ‘Now that you’ve charmed yon dragon I shall need ye to stop the strike inside this fractious gee-gee.’                                                                     £10

434. PUNCH CARTOON     [12779] 7 December 1910 – small cartoon captioned ‘Voter’s Vertigo’. Yet another general election is at hand and the poor voter is in a frightful spin as he wrestles with ‘don’t tax the poor man’s dreadnought’; ‘home rule for suffragettes’ and ‘two power standard for the house of lords’               £6 SOLD

435. PURDIE, Mrs Ayres  Women and Income Tax  Women’s Freedom League 1920 [13534] For much more about Mrs Ayres Purdie see my website https://womanandhersphere.com/2013/09/04/walks-mrs-ayres-purdie-kingsway-and-alas-covent-garden-tube-station/ 10-pp pamphlet in paper covers in (more or less) WFL colours (think they must have been economising on the ‘gold’) – very good (with a corner crease). The only copy COPAC records is held by the British Library                                                                                                                                                              £55 WITHDRAWN

436. PYE, E.M. Notes on the Women’s Movement in China, 1928  Women’s International League [1928] [13539] Edith Pye travelled to China in 1927 as part of a delegation from the Women’s International League to get in touch with Chinese women at a time when ‘it looked as though the peace of the World might be seriously threatened in the Far East.’ 28pp in original card covers – including details of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. Very good – scarce – COPAC records copies only in the British Library and the LSE Library                                                                                                                                        £25 WITHDRAWN

437. 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

438. 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

440. 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

441. 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

443. 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

444. THE NATIONAL WOMEN’S SOCIAL AND POLITICAL UNION Sixth Annual Report  The Woman’s Press 1912 [13506] ‘Including Cash Statement and Subscription List for the Year ended February 29th 1912, and Accounts of The Woman’s Press, January 1st-December 31st 1911.’ The Subscription List is a gold mine of names of WSPU members at this important time in the WSPU’s life. Laid in is a – very scarce & revealing – copy typed letter from Mabel Tuke (Honorary Secretary)- presumably sent to every subscriber – dated 22 June 1912 – with the Annual Report. Besides touching on the sale of ‘Votes for Women’   (circulation increasing, but, as everr, more help needed), and commenting on the Government’s proposed Reform Bill, the letter reveals that ‘it is now found necessary and expedient to transfer the Headquarters Officces to other premises…Great inconvenience has always been suffered from the scattered position of the various departments at 4 Clement’s Inn…Negotiations for a suitable building are in progress…’ I think Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence was released from prison (sentenced with her husband and Mrs Pankhurst on grounds of criminal conspiracy) on 22 June 1912 – so it looks as though plans were already underway while she and her husband were still in prison to move the WSPU out of their territory of Clement’s Inn – a precursor for their ousting from the WSPU in October. Very good; the staples are missing – extremely scarcce                                                 £280

446. THE WOMEN’S SOCIAL AND POLITICAL UNION What Shall We Do With The Militant Suffragettes?    [13509] ‘The Vicar of St James’s and Militancy’ An article by Edwin A. Mould, Vicar of St James’s, Piccadilly – published by the Women’s Social and Political Union as a 2-sided, large, leaflet – c 1913. I don’t remember ever seeing this before. Good – scarce                                                                       £55

447. VOTES FOR WOMEN, 16 August 1912     [13190] Complete copy – although the pages are detached. The main news in this issue is of the sentencing in Dublin of Mary Leigh and Gladys Evans. Fair reading copy – scarce                                                                                                                                                 £60

448. VOTES FOR WOMEN, 26 July 1912     [13188] An incomplete copy – pp 693-698 (inc) and 703-708 (inc) – but gives a flavour                                                                                                                    £30

449. VOTES FOR WOMEN, 26 July 1912     [13495] runs from front page (p 693) to p 698 and then from p 703-708 (back page) – i.e. pp 699, 700, 701 and 702 are missing. Much about the attack on Asquith and the Theatre Royal, Dublin, by Mary Leigh and Gladys Evans and that by Helen Craggs on Lewis Harccourt’s house. Fair condition                                                                                                                                      £30

450. VOTES FOR WOMEN, 27 September 1912     [13176] At this date the paper, owned and edited by Emmeline and Frederick Pethick-Lawrence, was still the mouthpiece of the WSPU. However this issue contains both news of the Pethick-Lawrences’ imminent return from Canada and that of the WSPU’s move from Clement’s Inn to Lincoln’s Inn House. The two items – and that describing the large meeting to be held in the Albert Hall – were not unconnected, I think. This is one of the last issues of the paper before the Pethick-Lawrences were ousted from the WSPU. In fair condition – splits on spine – and some annotation, probably contemporary. Scarce                                                                                                                          £95

451. VOTES FOR WOMEN, 27 September 1912     [13496] Complete issue. Chipped and rubbed and with some – interesting – annotations                                                                                                           £60

452. VOTES FOR WOMEN ADVERTISEMENT     [13262] for a WSPU meeting to be held at the Royal Albert Hall on 29 April 1909 – to be chaired by Mrs Pethick Lawrence, with Mrs Pankhurst and Christabel Pankhurst as speakers with a ‘Special Presentation to Women who have suffered Imprisonment for Woman Suffrage’. This ‘Special Presentation’ was that of the ‘Holloway’ brooches given, for the first time, to released prisoners. The advertisement appears in the programme for the Royal Adelphi Theatre in which John Galsworthy’s play ‘Strife’ was running. The play, produced by Granville Barker, had Lillah McCarthy in the cast and had had its first performance at the Duke of York’s Theatre on 9 March 1909. On the illustrated cover of this 4-pp programme is written in hand the date 1 April 1909. The proprietors of the Adelphi were A. & E. Gatti – and the coloured cover illustration shows happy customers doubtless enjoying an after-theatre supper at their restaurant.. In fair condition –                                                                                                             £25

453. ‘VOTES FOR WOMEN’ AT THE ‘COURT’     [13327] A page from the ‘Bystander’ 24 April 1907 – with illustrations by Norman Morrow of characters and scenes from Elizabeth Robins’ play ‘Votes for Women’, which was staged to some acclaim at the Royal Court Theatre in April 1907. Kate Frye had seen the play on 16 April and writes of it in her diary (see http://tinyurl.com/mbj4jsh). She had in fact worked alongside the play’s star, Edith Wynne Matthison, five years or so earlier during her short stage career. The drawings show all the main characters as well as a rendition of the famous Trafalgar Square meeting scene. Very good    £28

454. VOTES FOR WOMEN, Oct 1907     [13498] This was the very first issue. The cover is missing – the remains begin with page 1 and runs on to p 4 (inc) – the middle is missing – and begins again at p 9 and ends onp 12. In good condition                                                                                                                   £20

455. WOMEN’S FREEDOM LEAGUE Open Meeting: Women in the Second Chamber   [13474] Flyer advertising the WFL’s 48th Annual Conference (25 June 1955) and the Open Meeting to follow. ‘The Women’s Freedom League plans to initiate a campaign to abolish the remaining political discrimination which excludes women from the House of Lords). The day’s events were to be held at the Minerva Club (28a Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury), the chairman was Miss Marian Reeves and the Speaker was The Baroness Ravensdale. Single sheet – very good (with one mark on top left corner)                                                                            £8

456. WOMEN’S LOCAL GOVERNMENT SOCIETY The Parish Meeting and Parish Council  LGS 1919 [13154] 4-pp leaflet explaining the scope and powers of the parish council. It was issued in January 1919, under the name of  (Miss) C.G. K. Scovell who adds ‘The country looks to its women voters to arouse interest in local affairs, and to take their share of the steady and unobtrusive work that has to be done by Parish Councils.’ Miss Scovell lived in Sussex – and this leaflet was printed in Hove. Good                                                £48

457. WOMEN’S NATIONAL ANTI-SUFFRAGE LEAGUE On Suffragettes: extracts from ‘What’s Wrong With The World’ by G.K. Chesterton WNASL c 1909 [13151] ‘They do not create revolution; what they do create is anarchy’. 2-sided leaflet – noo 30 in the WNASL’s series of leaflets – very good – very scarce       £78

458. WOMEN’S NATIONAL ANTI-SUFFRAGE LEAGUE Woman’s Suffrage and Women’s Wages  WNASL c 1909 [13156] ‘The leaflet concludes Woman Suffrage therefore has nothing to do with wages, and the interests of woman workers can be promoted, and are constantly being promoted in quite other ways.’ One of the ways that the League thought would help solve the problem of the inequality of wages between the sexes would be ‘The more even distribution of the female population throughout the terrotory of the Empire, by means of emigration’. Two-sided leaflet – very good – very scarce                                                                £65

 

SUFFRAGE EPHEMERA FROM KATE PARRY FRYE’S ARCHIVE

460. INDUSTRIAL AND PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE SOCIETY with  THE NEW CONSTITUTIONAL SOCIETY FOR WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE Flyer for a meeting held at the Memorial hall, Farringdon Street, London, on 11 November 1910    [13389] The meeting was a joint one promoted by the two societies. Together with a cyclostyled ‘Instructions to Stewards’. Kate Frye was a steward on that occasion. Both items very good, with tags to the reverse of each where Kate fixed them into her diary. Together                                                                                                                                                            £150

461. MEN’S LEAGUE FOR WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE The Conciliation Bill Explained    [13401] Two-sided leaflet, dating from mid 1910. The text, while explaining the Conciliation Bill, which had passed its Second Reading in July 1910, also clearly sought to allay the fears of male electors as to the consequences if the Bill were to be passed. Very good – has been folded – and with tag on reverse where Kate Frye fixed it into her diary                                                                                                                                                  £100

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

463. NATIONAL UNION OF WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE SOCIETIES Leading Facts of the Movement for the Parliamentary Enfranchisement of Women   c 1907 [12526] 4-pp leaflet setting out the principal dates and achievements in the advance towards enfranchisement. Good – a little creased                         £55

464. NATIONAL UNION OF WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE SOCIETIES The Repression of a Disenfranchised Sex  – by Cicely Hamilton    [13400] 4-sided leaflet, reprinted, Sept 1908,  from the ‘Sunday Times’ of 15 March 1908. Good – with tag on reverse where Kate Frye fixed it into her diary – scarce                          £100

465. NATIONAL WOMEN’S SOCIAL AND POLITICAL UNION Some Questions Answered – by Christabel Pankhurst    [13397] Two-sided leaflet, produced for the Jan 1910 General Election. Has been folded and with short tag where Kate Frye fixed it in her diary                                                      £100

466. NEW CONSTITUTIONAL SOCIETY FOR WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE The Conciliation Bill Explained    [13402] Two-sided leaflet. The text is very much the same as that of the Men’s League for Women’s Suffrage leaflet ‘The Conciliation Bill Explained’ – but suitably adapted and definitely issued in 1911. The leaflet is printed by the St Clements Press, the printer to the WSPU. Very good – has been folded – and with tag where Kate Frye fixed it into her diary                                                                                                       £100

467. THE WOMEN’S SOCIAL AND POLITICAL UNION Electors of Great Britain!    [13391] 4-pp election address produced by the WSPU at the Dec 1910 General Election. On the front is ‘A Patriot”s well-known cartoon of ‘The Right Dishonourable Double-Face Asquith’ – and the gist of the campaign is ‘Every vote given AGAINST  the Government is a vote given for human liberty and justice to women. Vote for the Women, and Keep the Liberal Out.’ Fine – has been folded and with a small tag where Kate Frye fixed it into her diary. Very scarce                                                                                                                                        £200

468. THE WOMEN’S SOCIAL AND POLITICAL UNION A Letter To A Liberal Woman    [13398] Two-sided, large format leaflet (No 62) under the signature of Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence. Issued at the time of the Jan 1910 General Election and urging Liberal women not to give any help to the Liberals in the campaign. Fine – has been folded and with tag on reverse where Kate Frye fixed it into her diary                         £100

469.THE WOMEN’S SOCIAL AND POLITICAL UNION A Reply to Mr Gladstone:
 Frog-marching in Liverpool Prison   [13396] One (no 65) of the large format leaflets produced by the WSPU during the Jan 1910 General Election. This one specifically addresses the Home Secretary on the treatment of Suffrage prisoners. Fine – has been folded and with tag where it has been fixed in Kate Frye’s diary £100

471. WOMEN’S TAX RESISTANCE LEAGUE No Vote. No Tax    [13394] 4-pp leaflet (c Nov 1910) written by Mrs Ethel Ayres Purdie. In this  leaflet she sets out the tax position vis à vis women, noting that ‘plans are now in process of evolution, for making the sale by auction of resisters’ goods as difficult as possible’, and remarking that, having been advised to reclaim any tax that ought to be refunded by the Revenue, many women are passing on such monies to the WTRL. Very good – unusual – with small tag on reverse where Kate Frye fixed it into her diary.                                                                                                               £120

472. WOMEN’S TEXTILE AND OTHER WORKERS’ REPRESENTATION COMMITTEE The Labour Party & Women’s Enfranchisement: a Personal Statement by J. Keir Hardie MP   [13395] 4-pp leaflet, reprinted from the ‘Labour Leader’, 1 Feb 1907. Very good – has been folded and with tag on back page where iKate Frye fixed it in her  diary alongside the entry for 9 Feb 1907.                                               £100

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SUFFRAGE POSTCARDS: REAL PHOTOGRAPHIC

473. 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                                                                                                                           £120

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

475. COUNTESS RUSSELL     [13241] real photographic postcard – headed ‘Votes for Women’ of ‘Countess Russell Member of National Executive Committee Women’s Freedom League’. The card depicts Countess Russell photographed in a studio setting – and is signed in ink ‘Yours sincerely Mollie Russell’. She was the second wife of Frank Russell, 2nd Earl Russell, the elder brother of Bertrand. Mollie was described by George Santyana as ‘a fat, florid Irishwoman, with black curls, friendly manners and emotional opinions: a political agitator and reformer.’ The photograph in no way belies the physical description. She and Russell were divorced in 1915. Fine – unposted – scarce – I have never seen this card before                                              £120

476. DESTRUCTION OF GRAND STAND BY SUFFRAGETTES AT HURST PARK SUNDAY JUNE 18 1913     [13542] Real photographic postcard by Young’s, Teddington. The scene left by Kitty Marion and Clara (Betty) Giveen after they had lit a beacon for Emily Davison – who had died, unbeknownst to them, a few hours earlier. (See full details https://womanandhersphere.com/2013/06/07/suffrage-stories-kitty-marion-emily-wilding-davison-and-hurst-park/. Fine – the message on the reverse is dated 5 July – the card was posted at Molesey Park – so the sender was clearly a local resident who, in fact, mentions that she (I’m sure it is a  ‘she’) had ‘just returned from Kingston’. Very scarce                                                                                 £180

477. DR THEKLA HULTIN     [13168] The Finnish MP is photographed at her desk. She sent the card from Helsingfors (Helsinki) on 12 April 1917 to Mrs Louisa Thompson-Price of the Women’s Freedom League. From the message on the reverse it would appear that the two women shared a birthday ‘I wish you all the best (including the vote) in the following 50 years…’ Very good – posted – very unusual                       £120

478. 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

479. 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

480. GREAT VOTES FOR WOMEN DEMONSTRATION IN HYDE PARK     [13163] The WSPU rally on Sunday 21 June 1908. Crowds as far as the eye can see – with massed banners, including those of Cardiff and Newport, waving in the breeze. Fine – published by Sandle Bros – unposted                             £85

481. HATHERLEIGH CARNIVAL     [13558] Hatherleigh in Devon has staged a carnival each year in November since 1903. This postcard is a sepia photograph of three children – I rather think they are all boys – dressed as women – glamorously bedecked in flowers – standing beside a vehicle that I think is a bicycle – which is similarly decorated – with flowers and paper lanterns (?) – and bears a large notice ‘Votes for Women’.  Good – unposted                                                                                                                                            £55

482. JOHN STUART MILL PIONEER OF WOMEN’S FREEDOM     [13277] real photographic postcard showing John Stuart Mill in profile. The heading is ‘Votes for Women’. The card was published by the Women’s Freedom League from 1 Robert Street, Adelphi.                                                                               £45

483. 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

484. MISS MARY GAWTHORPE     [13553] The caption is ‘Votes for Women’ and she is described as ‘Organiser, Women’s Social and Political Union,4 Clement’s Inn, Strand, W.C. The card was posted in South Kensington on 31 Oct 1908 – the writer says ‘This is one of the speakers I heard on Thursday. She is splendid…’. The sender probably heard Mary Gawthorpe at the WSPU meeting held in the Albert Hall on Thursday 29 Oct 1908. Good                                                                                                                                         £65

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

 

486. MRS EMMELINE PANKHURST     [13240] real photographic postcard. She is wearing a shield-shaped WSPU badge – in the chevron design. Fine – unposted – a rather unusual image – the first I’ve had in stock since 2000.                                                                                                                                                    £75

487. MRS HENRY FAWCETT, LL.D     [13239] ‘President of the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies’, is the caption below her photograph by Lizzie Caswall Smith. Probably dates from c 1910. Fine – unposted -although written on the back in pencil is ‘Return to Mrs Thomson-Price 42 Parkhill Road, Hampstead N.W.’ The card comes from the collection of Louisa Thomson-Price, one of the leading members of the Women’s Freedom League.                                                                                                                                 £60

488. MRS LILIAN M. HICKS     [11634] – photographed by Lena Connell – an official Women’s Freedom League photographic postcard. Mrs Hicks had been an early member of the WSPU, but left to join the WFL in the 1907 split, returning in 1910 to the WSPU. Fine – unposted                                                        £35

489. MRS MARTEL     [13255] Real photographic postcard captioned ‘Mrs Martel National Women’s Social and Political Union, 4 Clement’s Inn, W.C.’ Cornish-born Nellie Martel had emigrated to Australia and on her return devoted herself to the WSPU. She had a reputation as a gaudy dresser and certainly here she is dripping in flounces and jewllery – with a rather charmingly amused smile. Very good – unposted – scarce. £90

490. PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN OUTSIDE THE WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE COMMITTEE ROOM     [13549] in Hoe Street, Walthamstow. The photograph shows a group on the pavement outside the Committee Rooms with a board on which is written ‘New Constitutional Society for Women’s Suffrage’. In front of them, on the road, is parked a large motor car, to the front of which is attached another large board inscribed in large letters ‘New Constitutional Society for Women’s Suffrage’. Sitting in the car and waving a large flag is an elegant, grandly be-hatted woman. I have never before seen a photograph of the New Constitutional Society at work, as it were. Kate Frye, our main source of information on the NCS, was not yet quite involved in that society – in fact on the day this card was posted, 28 October 1910, she was attending a meeting of the Actresses’ Franchise League at their office – so I can give no inside information on the NCS campaign at this Walthamstow by-election. This by-election was of particular interest to suffrage campaigners because the Liberal candidate was a cabinet minister, Sir John Simon. Election day was on Tuesday 1 November and the sender of the card, who posted it from Leyton at 7 pm on Friday 28th Oct, was one of the NCS campaigners. She tells her correspondent that ‘We are frantically busy working at Walthamstow By Election. Meetings every day and evening.’ She does not, alas, sign her name – but the recipient was Mrs Radcliffe Crocker of Brant Ridge, Bourne End, Bucks. This is something of a coincidence because Kate Frye called on Mrs Crocker the following 1 May (1911) when she was canvassing for support for a new NCS suffrage society in Bourne End (her home town). Mrs Crocker, the widow of an eminent dermatologist, was, Kate tells us, ‘in, but no good’ – so doubtless hadn’t been particularly impressed by the postcard sender’s Walthamstow campaigning.  From the photograph I think that the NCS must have been sharing a committeee room with the Men’s Suffrage League – it certainly is not the Committee Room taken by the WSPU. Above the door is a sign ‘Men’s League Walk In’ – the windows are lined with posters and, with the Men’s League, the Women’s Freedom League and the WSPU, the NCS took part the following day in a procession through Walthamstow that ended with a meeting in Walthamstow Palace Theatre. There is no photographer or publisher of the postcard named – the photo may have been taken by a NCS member – and the image is of the sepia type – rather than crisp black and white. However the image is quite clear – most interesting on a variety of counts – and extremely unusual – I won’t say unique because there was clearly more than one copy of the card issued – but I should imagine the chances of finding another are extremely remote.                                                                                                                                               £200

491. ‘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

493. SUFFRAGETTE PROCESSION     [13545] Real photographic postcard – an unusual view of the 1911 ‘Coronation Procession’. The photograph, published as a postcard by J. J. Samuels, 371 Strand, London W.C., shows the ‘Pageant of Great Women’ part of the procession walking the street that goes out of Trafalgar and merges into Pall Mall. The photograph has been taken from an upper window of one of the buildings on the south side of the street  and gives an excellent view not only of the procession but of London’s buildings decorated for the Coronation. The streets are packed with onlookers. Unposted – reverse a little grubby but the front is in very good condition. Unusual                                                                                          £120

495. ‘SUFFRAGETTE’ POSTCARD     [13243] real photographic card – though it must be staged. Set in what appears to be the country – with trees and flowers – it shows a woman in loose-fitting jacket and long skirt – with one of the shield-shaped chevron WSPU badges pinned to her lapel, being apprehended by a policeman in helmet and uniform and sporting an imposing display of medals. The point of the photograph is that the woman is holding out for him to see a copy of the ‘Suffragette’ newspaper. I have never seen this image before. It is issued as a postcard – but no photographer or publisher is cited. Most unusual – unposted – very good (with a slight crease at the bottom right-hand corner where it has been held in (Louisa Thomson-Price’s) postcard album                                                                                                                                                 £120

497. 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

498. VOTES FOR WOMEN     [13256] one of those real photographic ‘comic’ cards with young man dressed as a woman standing behind a table and a large ‘Votes for Women’ blackboard. He is holding a large knife (I think) in one hand and a bottle of beer – Benksins Watford – in the other. It is signed across the bottom right corner ‘Your old Pal Dan’                                                                                                                    £35

499. 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

500. 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

501. 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

502. 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

 

SUFFRAGE POSTCARDS: SUFFRAGE SOCIETY ARTISTS’ CARDS

503. 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

504. COMPANIONS IN DISGRACE     [13555] – the sweet girl graduate stands, robed, alongside a convict in his arrowed suit. The heading is ‘Polling Booth’ and the caption ‘Companions in Disgrace’ refers to  their shared characteristic. The verse below explains further: ‘Convicts and Women kindly note,/ Are not allowed to have the vote…’ etc. Drawn by ‘C.H.’ and published by the Artists’ Suffrage League. Very good – unposted                                                                                                                                                              £65

505. ‘In The Dim And Speculative Future’     [13554] Postcard. Asquith is depicted counting the petals on a flower – ‘This year – next year – sometime..’. with ‘NEVER’ added in ink by the sender. Drawn by G. Letcher, published by the Suffrage Atelier.  The sender, who lived in the Edgware Road, writes ‘Thought you would like this card. I purchased it from one of the suffragettes outside Selfridges this afternoon.’ The card was posted on 18 August 1910 to a Mrs Edkins who was holidaying at Watchet and who, so the sender wrote, had ‘been better favoured by the clerk of the weather than we have here’.  Love that phrase ‘clerk of the weather’ – reminds me of Rupert Bear. Good – a little knocked by the postal system and being held in an album for over 100 years                                                                                                                                                              £75 SOLD

506. SEVEN TO TWO!     [13231] Silhouttes of men, their trades and professions identified by their clothing, are numbered from one to seven as they stand outside the polling station. Two women stand watching. The caption explains ‘Seven to eight million men have Votes. Only one-and-a-half to two million women would be entitled to vote if what we are asking for is granted’. A card designed to stem fears that enfranchised women would swampt the voting register. Published by the Artists’ Suffrage League. Very good – unposted – v scarce                                                                                                                                                              £95 SOLD

507. 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 SOLD

508. ‘YE ANTI-SUFFRAGE LEAGUE’     [13232] Snooty ladies with coronets and pince-nez ride past in their automobile – driven by chap with a crown. The car carries a placard ‘We have all we want. No votes for women’. Dated (1908)- published by the Artists’ Suffrage League and, unusually, the artist is a man, Charles Lane Vicary. Very good- unposted – very scarce                                                                                £95 SOLD

509. YOUNG NEW ZEALAND     [13230] cycles on her modern bicycle with its two wheels equal in size. The front one is labelled ‘Male and Female’ and the back one ‘Equal Electoral Rights’.  She calls out to old John Bull who is struggling atop a penny farthing, ‘Oh Grandpapa! what a funny old machine. Why don’t you get one like mine?’ The artist is JHD [Joan Harvey Drew]. Published by the Artists’ Suffrage League. Very good- unposted – v scarce                                                                                                                              £95

 

SUFFRAGE POSTCARDS: ARTISTS’ CARDS

‘AUNTIE SUFFRAGETTE’     [13548] is the caption to this most unusual ‘suffragette’ card – unusual because it was published in Ireland – by Lawrence’s one of Dublin’s leading postcard publishers. ‘Auntie’ (mutton, of course, dressed as lamb) is being addressed by ‘Eligible Youth’ at fashionable soiree ‘Of course, Miss Cobbe-Webbe, you like your niecce, are an enthusiasticc Suffragist’. Miss Cobbe-Webbe ‘Oh, no! oh, no! I assure you I am essentially a man’s girl;. Be-fruffed ancestor looks down disapprovingly, while in the background a group surround a notice that, although we catch only a glimpse, and that in reverse, plainly reads ‘Votes for Women’. I suppose the play on the names of Frances Cobbe and Deborah Webb – to make ‘Auntie’s’ name – was not mere chance – but I wonder whether the Dublin postcard-buying public would have cottoned onto it. Perhaps they would. Unposted – very good – very scarce – I can’t remember ever seeing an Irish comic suffragette card before                                                                                                                                                              £65 SOLD

511. GREETINGS AT XMAS     [13559] Young Edwardian woman sits down to her plum pudding and wine decanter – with a ‘Votes for Women’ notice hanging on the wall. The caption reads ‘Smas comes but once a year/Don’t Hunger Strike while it is here/remember ’tis the season when/ There’s Peace on Earth/Good Will To Men’. The artist is Donald McGill. Fine – unposted                                                                            £48 SOLD

512. JACK AT SEA: NO FEAR OF THE LICENSING BILL OR SUFFRAGETTES     [13557] is the caption to colour picture showing sailor sitting on coiled rope on his ship – knocking back a tot. The coupling of the Licensing Bill with mention of Suffragettes probably dates the card to 1908 – when the government was proposing a controversial new Licensing Bill. In Sept 1908 there was a large procession through London, culminating with a mass rally in Hyde Park, to protest against the Licensing Bill – just as there had been similar events staged in June in support of women’s suffrage. Very good – unposted – unusual                   £55

513. THE SUFFRAGETTES IN LEICESTER     [13546] is the caption to this postcard. But it is not, as one might think, a real photographic one – but a comic. It isn’t very often that one comes across these that are associated with just one place. The picture shows 4 suffragettes – each a stereotypical virago of one kind or another – standing declaiming from platforms in Leicester Market Place – the Corn Exchange is very recognisable.The card is printed in red and black on white card – published by HCL postcard publishers and posted on 25 September 1912 in Leicester to Miss Beatie Herbert, who would then have been about 15, worked as an office girl in a shop and lived at 120 Clarendon Park Road, Leicester. Good – unusual           £70 SOLD

514. THIS IS THE HOUSE THAN MAN BUILT     [13551] And this is the policeman all tattered and torn/Who wished women voters had never been born,/Who nevertheless /Tho it caused him distress/Ran them all in,/In spite of their dress:/The poor Suffragette/Who wanted to get/Into The House than man built. With House of Commons in the background, a policeman is battered by one suffragette as he attempts to apprehend another – virgaos both, of course. In the BB London Series. In very good condition – posted on 30 April 1909                                                                                                                                                              £45

515. THIS IS THE HOUSE THAT MAN BUILT     [13550] ‘And these are the members who’ve been sitting late/Coming out arm in arm, from a lengthy debate…’ Fashionably dressed couple, he in top hat and frock coat emerge, engaged in reasonable discussion, from the Houses of Parliament. An ink line at under the text carries the message ‘Will we ever live to see this.’ In BB London Series. Very good – posted in Clapton on 12 May 1909.                                                                                                                                                    £45

516. THIS IS THE HOUSE THAT MAN BUILT     [13552] ‘And this is the home of the poor suffragette/And there’s room for a great many more of them in it yet…’ Burly suffragette being taken in hand by a policeman – with the towers of Holloway in the background. In BB London series. Very good- unposted         £45

517. TO A SUFFRAGETTE: OH MY VALENTINE, MY DEAR, HOW I WISH YOU WERE HERE     [13547] says rather Germanic-looking, heavily moustachioed gaoler, indicating the jug of water and empty plate that awaits her in the prison cell. The card was published by Watkins and Kracke Ltd of 51/52 Beech St, London EC – and is No 6 in their Valentine Series. Unposted – good – with a crease across the bottom right-hand corner that appears to have occurred before or during printing. Unusual                                                      £35 SOLD

 

WOMEN AND THE FIRST WORLD WAR

518.BARTON, Edith And CODY, 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

519. BERRY, James, BERRY, F.May Dickinson, BLEASE, W. Lyon The Story of a Red Cross Unit in Serbia  J & A Churchill 1916 [13560] The unit, headed by Dr James Berry and his wife, Dr May Dickinson Berry, was known as the ‘Anglo-Serbian Hospital’ or the ‘Royal Free Hospital’ – one of the ‘many enterprises undertaken by the British peoples during the Great War’. An appendix lists all the members of the unit – which included women doctors as well as nurses and V.A.D.s Very good – with photographs                   £65

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

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

522. 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

523. 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

524. 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

525. [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

526. 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

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

528. PAGET, Lady With Our Serbian Allies: Second Report printed for private circulation [1916] [13561] Gives a full account of the Serbian Relief Fund and the medical unit that it sent out to Serbia. Includes a list of the Unit’s staff. 134pp – in card covers – good except for the fact that the rear cover and last 2pp are detached (although present) – a concomitant effect of this type of glued binding, I’m afraid. Scarce              £80

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

 

530.STOBART, Mrs St Clair War and Women:from experience in the Balkans and elsewhere G.Bell & Sons 1913 [13567] An account of her adventures with the Women’s Convoy Corps that she took out to Serbia during the Balkan Wars in 1912. With photographs. Good reading copy  – front hinge rather loose – spine cloth is tender free front end paper missing – one gathering in the prelims loose- probably not surprising because the copy was a presentation copy – presumably from Mrs St Clair Stobart – to the Women’s Freedom League  – and formed partof their Lending Library at 1 Robert Street, Adelphi. A copy of a scarce book with interesting provenance that has clearly been well read                                                                                                            £35

531. 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

532. 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

533. 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

534. BIBESCO, Princesse La Revue de Paris extrait du numero du 15 mai 1934: Lettres de Combattants Anglais Paris 1934 [11636] A lengthy review of ‘War Letters of Fallen Englishmen (Lettres de guerre d’hommes anglais qui sont tombes) compiled by Laurence Housman. She reviews it at length (24pp), quoting from letters of both the well known (Julian Grenfell, Edward Tennant) and the unknown. Very good – paper covers – offprint of the journal                                                                                                                                         £4

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

536. GRANT, LILIAS and MOIR, ETHEL ‘Uncensored Diary’ and ‘Uncensored Letters’    [12590] Lilias Grant wrote the ‘Uncensored Diary’ and her friend, Ethel Moir, the ‘Uncensored Letters’ while on service together – as orderlies – with Dr Elsie Inglis’ Serbian-Russian Unit of the Scottish Women’s Hospitals in Rumania and Russia between August 1916 and April 1917. Also in that unit were Elsie Bowerman and Yvonne Fitzroy – and many other figures now well known to students of the SWH make frequent appearances.  Ethel Moir did further service with the SWH between Feb 1918 and Jan 1919 with the ‘Elsie Inglis Unit’ in Salonika, Verbiliani and Hordiack and recorded that experience in a second section of the ‘Uncensored Letters’. These foolscap typescripts (or, in the case of the Moir Letters, a xerox of the tss) have been bound and were each inscribed by Lilias Grant (by then Mrs Lilias Dyson) and given in 1972 to her friends Nina and Ian Cameron of North Petherton, Somerset. Laid in the Moir volume is a letter from her husband, Dacre Dyson, explaining that there are only 3 copies of the Moir tss (and, by inference, also of the Grant Diary). One set is this set, owned by the Camerons, one is in the possession of Ethel Moir’s sister and the Dysons’ own set is destined, in due course, to be given to Edinburgh Central Library. Lilias Dyson died in 1975 and her husband in 1980 and their set of tss is now in the ECL. Indeed it was after reading the tss there that the playwright Abigail Docherty wrote her SWH play ‘Sea, Land and Sky’,  staged at the Tron Theatre in Glasgow in 2010. Audrey Cahill published excerpts from the diary and letters in ‘Between the Lines’ (see item # ). Although she been unable to find anything further about Lilias Grant, the extra information provided in the laid-in letter and note that accompanies these volumes has made it possible to establish that, born in York in 1880, in 1922 she married Dacre Dyson, a Ceylon tea planter. They lived in Ceylon until at least 1938 and after the Second World War were living in Burley in Hampshire. Ethel Moir and Lilias Grant, who were both living in Inverness, had been friends before, together, joining the SWH The whereabouts of the third set of the tss is at the moment unknown.
The tss have been very well bound and are in fine condition (with one very small scuff on the spine of ‘Uncensored Letters’) – with presentation inscription from Lilias Grant and laid-in letter and note from her husband. Extremely scarce                                                                                                                £500

537. 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

538. HMSO Munitions of War Employment and Remuneration of Girls under 18 years of age on Munition Work of a class customarily done by Male Labour of 18 years and over HMSO 1916 [12190] Order dated July 6, 1916. 4-pp leaflet – withdrawn from the Women’s Library.                                                             £8

539. HMSO Munitions of War  HMSO 1916 [12583] Order, dated June 26, 1916, of the Minister of Munitions. 4-pp leaflet – good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library.                                                                £3

540. HMSO Munitions of War  HMSO 1916 [12667] Order, dated June 26, 1916, of the Minister of Munitions. 4-pp leaflet – good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library.                                                                £3

541. HMSO Munitions of War Act, 1915  HMSO July 1915 [12192] ‘An Act to make provision for furthering the efficient manufacture, transport and supply of Munitions for the present War; and for purposes incidental thereto.’ 14-pp – good                                                                                                                            £8

542.   HMSO Munitions of War (Amendment)Act, 1916  HMSO 1916 [12193] 16-pp. Good      £8

543. MEDICAL RESEARCH COMMITTEE AND DEPARTMENT OF SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH Reports of the Industrial Fatigue Research Board  HMSO 1919 [12194] No 2 – The Output of Women Workers in Relation to Hours of Work in Shell-Making. 24-pp – good in original paper covers – withdrawn from the Women’s Library                                                                                  £15

544. 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

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

546. WOMEN’S SERVICE SILK LAPEL ‘LAMP DAY’ FLAG IN AID OF WOMEN’S SERVICE IN WARTIME      [13581] ‘Lamp Day’, held on 17 May, was the First World War charity day of the London Society for Women’s Suffrage  – to raise money for, amonst their other schemes, the Acetylene Welding School. This little silk flag, with its pin still present, depicts a glowing lantern handing from a metal bracket. It’s amazing that such ephemeral items survive. A little frayed around the edges                                                  £20 SOLD

547. 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

 

WOMEN AND THE FIRST WORLD WAR: FICTION AND POETRY

548. GURNEY, Diana The Poppied Dream  Arthur L. Humphreys 1921 [13283] A collection of poems, including ‘Leave is Stopped’. Very good                                                                                            £20 SOLD

549. MACAULAY, Rose Three Days  Constable & Co  1919 [12622] Poems. Already an established novelist, during the First World War Rose Macaulay worked as a VAD nurse and a land girl and in early 1917 joined the War Office. Good – a little chipped on spine – in wrapper cover.                                                       £25

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

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 Crawford Ref Guide

The Women’s Suffrage Movement 1866-1928: A reference guide

Elizabeth Crawford

‘It is no exaggeration to describe Elizabeth Crawford’s Guide as a landmark in the history of the women’s movement…’  History Today

Routledge, 2000 785pp paperback £70

Crawford Regional Survey

The Women’s Suffrage Movement in Britain and Ireland: a regional survey

Elizabeth Crawford

 

Crawford provides meticulous accounts of the activists, petitions, organisations, and major events pertaining to each county.’ Victorian Studies

Routledge, 2008 320pp paperback £28

 

Enterprising Women: the Garretts and their circle

‘Crawford’s scholarship is admirable and Enterprising Women offers increasingly compelling reading’ Journal of William Morris Studies

Francis Boutle, 2002 338pp 75 illus paperback £25

http://www.francisboutle.co.uk/product_info.php?cPath=17&products_id=7

 

NOW PUBLISHED

Kate Frye cover 

Campaigning for the Vote: The Suffrage Diary of Kate Parry Frye

Edited by Elizabeth Crawford

An extract

‘Saturday June 14th 1913. [Kate is lodging in Baker Street, London]

I had had a black coat and skirt sent there for Miss Davison’s funeral procession and the landlady had given me permission to change in her room. I tore into my black things then we tore off by tube to Piccadilly and had some lunch in Lyons. But the time was getting on – and the cortege was timed to start at 2 o’clock from Victoria. We saw it splendidly at the start until we were driven away from our position and then could not see for the crowds and then we walked right down Buckingham Palace Rd and joined in the procession at the end. It was really most wonderful – the really organised part – groups of women in black with white lilies – in white and in purple – and lots of clergymen and special sort of pall bearers each side of the coffin. She gave her life publicly to make known to the public the demand of Votes for Women – it was only fitting she should be honoured publicly by the comrades. It must have been most imposing. [Plus much more description of the procession as Kate follows it into King’s Cross station]

Campaigning for the Vote tells, in her own words, the efforts of a working suffragist to instil in the men and women of England the necessity of ‘votes for women’ in the years before the First World War. The detailed diary kept all her life by Kate Parry Frye  (1878-1959) has been edited to cover 1911-1915, years she spent as a paid organiser for the New Constitutional Society for Women’s Suffrage. The book constitutes that near impossibility – completely new primary material, published for the first time 100 years after the events it records.

With Kate for company we experience the reality of the ‘votes for women’ campaign as, day after day, in London and in the provinces, she knocks on doors, arranges meetings, trembles on platforms, speaks from carts in market squares, village greens, and seaside piers, enduring indifference, incivility and even the threat of firecrackers under her skirt.

Kate’s words bring to life the world of the itinerant organiser – a world of train journeys, of complicated luggage conveyance, of hotels – and hotel flirtations – , of boarding houses, of landladies, and of the ‘quaintness’ of fellow boarders. This was not a way of life to which she was born, for her years as an organiser were played out against the catastrophic loss of family money and enforced departure from a much-loved home. Before 1911 Kate had had the luxury of giving her time as a volunteer to the suffrage cause; now she depended on it for her keep.

No other diary gives such an extensive account of the working life of a suffragist, one who had an eye for the grand tableau – such as following Emily Wilding Davison’s cortege through the London streets – as well as the minutiae of producing an advertisement for a village meeting. Moreover Kate Frye gives us the fullest account to date of the workings of the previously shadowy New Constitutional Society for Women’s Suffrage. She writes at length of her fellow workers, never refraining from discussing their egos and foibles. After the outbreak of war in August 1914 Kate continued to work for some time at the society’s headquarters, helping to organize its war effort, her diary entries allowing us to experience her reality of life in war-time London.

Excerpts from Campaigning for the Vote featured in ‘The Women’s Rebellion’, episode 2 of Michael Portillo’s Radio 4 series, 1913: The Year Before –listen here http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b02mxyyz

ITV has selected Kate Frye – to be portrayed by a leading young actress – as one of the main characters in a 2014 documentary series to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

Published by Francis Boutle Publishers – http://www.francisboutle.co.uk/product_info.php?products_id=102&osCsid=f25354bc872ffc120b251b6b63915492

Wrap-around paper covers, 226 pp, over 70 illustrations, all drawn from Kate Frye’s personal archive.

£14.99

ISBN 978 1903427 75 0

Copies of these books may be bought direct from the publishers or ordered from any bookshop (terrestrial or online – Foyles online has a particularly good offer on Campaigning for the Vote  – see http://www.foyles.co.uk/Public/Shop/Search.aspx?searchBy=1&term=crawford+campaigning+for+the+vote&quick=true)

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