Books and Ephemera For Sale: Catalogue 198

Woman and her Sphere

Catalogue 198

 

 

WFL Dolly Bag

Item #83

 

Elizabeth Crawford

5 Owen’s Row

London EC1V 4NP

elizabeth.crawford2017@outlook.com

 

Index to Catalogue

Suffrage Non-fiction: Items 1-6

Suffrage Biography: Items 7-10

Suffrage Ephemera: Items 11-72

Suffrage Ephemera from the Hodgson Collection: Items 73-94

Suffrage Postcards: Real Photographic: Items 95-105

Suffrage Postcards: Real Photographic from the Hodgson Collection: Items 106-193

Suffrage Postcards: Suffrage Artist: Items 194-207

Suffrage Postcards: Commercial Comic: Items 208-227

General Non-fiction: Items 228-366

General Biography: Items 367-432

General Ephemera: Items 433-485

General Postcards: Items 486-488

Sheet Music: Items 489-502

General Fiction: Items 503-519

Women and the First World War: Items 520-526

 

Suffrage-Non-fiction

 

  1. CRAWFORD, Elizabeth (ed) Campaigning for the Vote: Kate Parry Frye’s Suffrage Diary Francis Boutle 2013 [14532] Kate Frye was an organiser for the New Constitutional Society for Women’s Suffrage. Her diary tells us what it was like to stage a day-to-day campaign – from 1910-1914 – and then to see the campaign bearing fruit in after years. Paper covers – mint £15

 

  1. METCALFE, A.E. Woman: A Citizen George Allen & Unwin 1918 [14688] ‘This book is intended more especially for the guidance of voters in England and Wales.’ Written by the woman who compiled ‘Woman’s Effort’, a contemporary study of the militant suffrage movement, this is a handbook for the newly emancipated women, setting out the workings of parliament and the state..  With a preface by Mrs Sidney Webb. Very timely – as we mark the 100th anniversary of women’s move into citizenshiip. Agnes Metcalfe was a former inspector of schools. Card covers – fine – quite scarce                          £95

 

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

 

  1. MORRELL, Caroline ‘Black Friday’: violence against women in the suffragette movement Women’s Research and Resources Centre Publications 1981 [14699] An excellent, balanced, study of what happened in Parliament Square on 18 November 1910 – and the aftermath. Many of the questions that the author poses have not yet been answered. A pamphlet No 9 in the ‘Explorations in Feminism’ series. Soft covers – very good – and very scarce                                                                             £45 SOLD

 

  1. 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

 

  1. 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

 

  1. (LYTTON) Lady Betty Balfour (ed) Letters of Constance Lytton William Heinemann 1925 [14085] Inlaid are cuttings about Lady Constance and an intriguing photograph of  a portrait of her in which she is wearing both her hunger-strike medal and a ‘Holloway’ brooch. It’s not an image that I’ve seen before.  Purple cloth cover, with design by Sylvia Pankhurst in purple, white and green (to match the cover of ‘Prisons and Prisoners’), is a little knocked and rubbed – internally good                                 £80

 

  1. (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

 

  1. (SHARP) EVELYN SHARP Unfinished Adventure: selected reminiscences from an Englishwoman’s life John Lane 1933 [14701] Evelyn Sharp was a ‘New Woman’ – novelist, journalist and active suffragette. This is her autobiography. This copy bears the bookplate of ‘J.H. Walker’ and a separate label telling us the book is ‘A Memento from Dr Walker’s Library’.  Dr Jane Harriet Walker studied at the London School of Mediicine for Women and founded the East Anglian Sanatorium at Nayland in Suffolk, with much support from Millicent Fawcett, a close friend. Very good – scarce           £75 SOLD

                                                                            

  1. (SLATE/SLAWSON) Tieri Thompson (ed) Dear Girl: the diaries and letters of two working women 1897-1917 The Women’s Press 1987 [13731] Letters and diaries of two women whose friendship was played out against the background of the suffrage movement. Paper covers – very good £6

 

Suffrage Ephemera

 

  1. ALICE ABADAM  [14444] once owned these two items: a copy  of ‘Damaged Goods’, a play by Brieux, translated with a Preface by Bernard Shaw and a Foreword by Mrs Bernard Shaw. Laid in is a battered page from ‘The Suffragette News Sheet’ for April 1917, in which there is a review of ‘Damaged Goods’ by Alice Heale. Both the book (which has paper covers and is in very good condition) and the page of ‘The Suffragette News Sheet’ bear the ownership inscription ‘Miss Abadam’. Alice Abadam was a peripatetic suffrage speaker, much in demand, and tended to emphasis the moral aspect of the movement. Thus, this is a particularly fitting survivor from her library – as ‘Damaged Goods’ , as one might suspect from the wording, deals with the problem of venereal disease. Incidentally any vestige of ‘The Suffragette News Sheet’ is something to remark – even one tattered page.                £20

 

  1. CAHILL, Richard Staunton A Lecture on Woman’s Rights, Cockermouth, 1888  [13698] The painting depicts a woman in neat, plain attire standing on a platform addressing an (unseen) audience. Behind her is a poster that reads ‘A Lecture on Woman’s Rights Will be Delivered [?] in the Lecture Hall of the Young Men’s Christian Association Cockermouth on Wednesday Mrs Smith.’
    The painting is signed by the artist Richard Staunton Cahill and is dated 1888.
    I can certainly place the artist, Irish-born though he was, very close to Cockermouth in the late 1870s/early 1880s.
    The artist: -Richard Staunton Cahill – born c 1827 in Co Clare. Son of Charles Staunton Cahill who, in 1828/9, was a leading supporter of Catholic Emancipation and of Daniel O’Connell (the Liberator)
    In 1850 Richard Cahill entered the Royal Hibernian Academy. He lived in Dublin but by 1863 had moved to London and then by 1875 was living in Nottingham and teaching at the Government School of Art there. He still had a Nottingham address in 1877 but by 1879 when he submitted works to the Royal Hibernian Academy of Arts his address was given as ‘Keswick’.
    In the 1881 census he was living, with his sister, Agnes, in a boarding house in High Street, Crosthwaite. He gave his occupation as ‘artist’, ‘master School of Art’ – so it is possible that he was still employed in Nottingham and spent holidays in Cumberland.
    In 1882 when he submitted works to the Irish Exhibition of Arts and Manufactures in Dublin his address was again given as ‘Keswick’.
    On 24 March 1883 ‘The Graphic’ printed a poem Cahill had written protesting against the threat to ‘Lakeland’ posed by the new railway and roads. He must have been closely associated with Canon Rawnsley (who was about to move into Crosthwaite Vicarage) and the Lake District Defence Society. With his nephew (I think) C.S. Cahill, Richard Cahill wrote several songs – ‘Songs of the Lake’ – including ‘Beautiful Keswick’ and ‘Charming Windermere’.
    As to the subject of the painting: – I know of a couple of women’s suffrage lectures given in Cockermouth in the early years of the suffrage campaign. On 1872 Friday 24 May 1872 a travelling speaker, Jessie Craigen, gave a lecture on ‘Women’s Rights at the Court House, Cockermouth – but I know from written descriptions that Jessie Craigen was large and blowsy – the antithesis of the neat figure in this painting.
    Lydia Becker, the leader of the women’s suffrage meeting in Manchester, held meeting in Cockermouth on Tuesday 17 January 1882 – but, again, her features are very distinctive and these are not they. For full details of the 19th century women’s suffrage campaign in Cumberland see my Women’s Suffrage Movement: a regional survey p 24.
    I suspect that the woman lecturer is in fact Miss Mary Smith of Finkle Street in Carlisle, whose ‘Autobiography of Mary Smith: schoolmistress and non-conformist’ was published in 1892.  For many years Mary Smith ran a girls’ school from her home and was renowned for giving Penny Readings.
    In 1868 she initiated a correspondence with Lydia Becker, who addressed her in a letter of 20 May 1868, as ‘Mrs Smith’.
    On 2 April 1869, with Mary Smith’s encouragement, Miss Becker gave a ‘woman’s rights’ lecture in Carlisle, which was followed by the founding of the Carlisle branch of the National Society for Women’s Suffrage, with Mary Smith as its honorary secretary. The Carlisle branch was still in existence until at least 1872 but then fades from view.
    In her autobiography Mary Smith is at pains to describe how she bought ‘plain and comfortable clothing’, writing ‘Nor was I ever ashamed of being plainly dressed’. One who knew her commented that ‘not unfrequently her dress was decidedly antiquated and old fashioned.’ The figure in the painting cuts a very neat figure, attired certainly in plain and comfortable clothing. Mary Smith’s Autobiography does not include any representation of her, alas, but I feel as certain as one can be – with no absolute proof – that it is she who is delivering the ‘Woman’s Rights’ lecture from that platform. I have, as yet, been unable to find a newspaper report of the lecture.
    Mary Smith died in 1891 and had been ill for a few years before – so I rather think that the lecture had taken place considerably earlier than the date given on the painting. By 1888 (by which time Cahill can be found at a London address) ‘Woman’s Rights’ was no longer really the term that would be used. The suffrage campaign had been making some headway and by 1888 the term ‘women’s suffrage’ would have been more likely to have been used than ‘woman’s rights’, which was more of a 1870s usage.
    The painting – oil on canvas – is in very good condition.                                                      £3,300 

 

  1. CATHERINE COURTAULD  [14537] two photographs of the suffrage artiist (about whom you can read in my new book ‘Art and Suffrage’) – taken, I think, from a family photograph album. They are mounted on two sides of one piece of card                                                                               £12

 

  1. CAZALET, Thelma Mrs Pankhurst  [14454] An article about Mrs Pankhurst by Thelma Cazalet (MP for Islington East) in ‘The Listener’ (6 Nov 1935) in a series ironically titled ‘I Knew A Man’. I am not sure whether or not this is the same text as Thelma Cazalet’s Suffragette Fellowship pamphlet, ‘I Knew Mrs Panknhurst’. A 4-pp article – including photographs. The late-lamented ‘The Listener’ was a substantial journal in those days – this issue is 55 pages – in goodish condition – the front page is present but detached.                                                                                                                                                    £20

 

  1. CHURCH LEAGUE FOR WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE Mission Week 1912 CLWS 1912 [14541] Single-sided leaflet (22cm high x 14cm wide) giving details of the main events of Mission Week. In good condition                                                                                                                                    £45

 

  1. CICELY HAMILTON  [14167] photographed by Lena Connell, 50 Grove End Road, London NW. The close-up photograph is mounted on stiff card, which carries the logo of the Suffrage Shop and the words ‘Published by the Suffrage Shop’.Her name has been scratched on the emulsion, presumbably by the photographer, and Cicely Hamilton has signed the image, which probably dates from late-1909/1910. In fine condition – overall 20 cm high x 13 cm wide.                                                              £180

 

  1. DOWSON, MRS AUBREY (compiler) The Women’s Suffrage Cookery Book Women’s Printing Society no date [c 1912] [14522] One of the NUWSS’s most appealing fund raising projects – the book comprises recipes contributed from suffragists from around the country. The compiler of the book was a member of the Birmingham NUWSS, married to a nephew of Mrs Catherine Osler, the society’s president. The first recipe in the book – Egg Croquettes for Breakfast – was contributed by the wife of Catherine’s son, Julian. Among many other contributors are: Mrs Hilda Brackenbury (mother of the suffrage artists, Georgina and Marie), Mrs Helena Swanwick (Stuffed Filleted Plaice), Mrs Adair Impey of King’s Norton, Mrs Fawcett (Millicent), London (Chestnuts as a Vegetable), Ray Costelloe (later Strachey), Elinor Rendel, and Mrs Philip Snowden (Yorkshire Gingerbread). The recipes are interesting not only for their suffrage connection but as examples of everyday cookery of their day. At the end of the book are ‘Menus for Meals for Suffrage Workers’ – ‘It is not always easy to provide suitable food for workers who have to get their mmeals as best they can during a day’s hard and exacting work often lasting for 12 hours or more. it is essential that the meals should be sustaining and yet they must be simple and such as can be eaten quickly, and also made up of dishes which will keep hot without spoiling and can be eaten with impunity at any hour.’ There follows suggestions for suitable combinations of dishes for Luncheons and Suppers. The final recipe in the book is ‘For Cooking and Preserving a Good Suffrage Speaker’ and begins ‘Butter the speaker, when asking her to come, with a stamped and addressed envelope, post-card, or telegraph form for reply…’ It was contributed by Mrs Bertrand Russsell, Bagley Wood. (she was the former Alys Pearsall Smith).  I’ve only sold three copies of the Cookery Book over the last 18 years . The last one was probably the most battered book that has ever passed through my hands – whereas this is the best-preserved example of the Women’s Suffrage Cookery Book that I have ever seen. It’s a measure of its success as a cookery book that copies tend to show evidence of the flour, eggs, fruit etc with which they came into contact on the kitchen table. Only against one recipe, ‘Potato Cake’, is there a short pencilled comment – ‘Should be eaten hot’ – to show that the recipes had received a cook’s attention. The book is clean and tight – with foxing on the free front end paper and the back pastedown. The book’s cover sports the colours of the NUWSS – red, white and green – a little rubbed around the edges – but generally in very good condition                                                                                                                      £600 SOLD

 

  1. DYSON, Will Cartoons The Daily Herald 1914 [13801] A Second Collection of cartoons drawn by the celebrated Australian cartoonist, Will Dyson (1880-1938), and published in ‘The Daily Herald’. Among the 40 are 6 directly related to the suffrage campaign. In fair condition  the middle 2pp have come loose from the staples and the edges are a little rubbed. Could be broken up and the prints framed individually. Large format – 36 x 26 cm – paper covers                                                                                  £85

 

  1. [EMILY WILDING DAVISON] THE SUFFRAGETTE FRIDAY 13 JUNE 1913  [14434] ‘Great Newspapers Reprinted’ facsimile, published c 1974 – the Emily Wilding Davison memorial issue. A nefarious dealer has attempted to remove the ‘British Museum Library’  stamp that indicates that this is reprinted from the original – but I can assure you that this is a facsmilie not the real thing! Fine £20

 

  1. GREAT MEETINGS TO CONSIDER ‘THE RELIGIOUS ASPECT OF THE WOMEN’S MOVEMENT’  [14256] The Programme for the event that took place on Wednesday 19 June 1912 in the Queen’s Hall, Langham Place, London. The organiser was Miss Lucy Gardner, 7 Bigwood Road, Golders Green and the chairmen were Mrs Louise Creighton, widow of a former bishop of London, and the bishop of Oxford. Among the several other speakers were the bishop of Hull and Maude Royden. The programme also mentions that a ‘Quiet Day’ was being held on 12 June at Morley Hall, 26 George St, Hanover Square, London W where ‘Friends are invited to come in for silent or united prayer for longer or shorter periods.’ The 4-page programme (26cm high x 22 cm wide) includes a long list of ‘Supporters and Guarantors’ of the event. In good condition – has been folded -unusual – I’ve never seen a programme for this event before                                                                                                                      £100

 

  1. ‘HELPING THE CAUSE’  [14406] Programme for The London Coliseum for week beginning 19 February 1912 – which includes on the bill a play, ‘Helping the Cause’, starring ‘Mrs Lily Langtry’. The play was described by ‘Variety’ as ‘a skit on the Suffragette movement. The plot deals with a titled woman seeking martyrdom in the cause of suffrage. The act is very funny, with some clever lines. It was the hit of the bill.’ The scene was set in a cell in ‘Holloway Gaol’ and besides ‘Lady Victoria Vanderville (played, of cours, by LL) the other characters are a Wardress, the Prison Doctor, the Prison Governor and other warders and attendants.  The authors are given as Percy Fendall and Lady de Bathe – ‘Lady de Bathe’ being ‘Mrs Lily Langtry”s current married name. As far as I know Lily Langtry was at least a nominal member of the Actresses’ Franchise League – but presumably not averse to playing to popular anti-suffrage sentiment. Interesting – and unusual. Good                                                                               £55

 

  1. INTERNATIONAL WOMAN SUFFRAGE CONGRESS  [14316] Budapest June 15-20 1913. This is a small advertising paper label/stamp (it has a sticky back) for the Congress – showing two graceful women stretching their arms, to hold hands across the globe. The type-face is very 1913. A pretty and interesting memento of the last pre-war international women’s gathering. Fine -amazingly ephemeral – and  unusual. With the background printed in gold                                                                          £85

 

  1. INTERNATIONAL WOMAN SUFFRAGE CONGRESS  [14505] Budapest June 15-20 1913. This is a small advertising paper label/stamp (it has a sticky back) for the Congress – showing two graceful women stretching their arms, to hold hands across the globe. The type-face is very 1913. A pretty and interesting memento of the last pre-war international women’s gathering. Fine -amazingly ephemeral – and  unusual. With the background printed in blue                                                                           £85

 

  1. LONDON AND NATIONAL SOCIETY FOR WOMEN’S SERVICE Report, October 1st 1938 to March 31st 1943  [13447] A Report giving details of how Women’s Service House fared during the early years of the war (bombed) and where the Library was accommodated (Oxford) – together with details of the Society’s perilous financial postition. Good                                                        £25

 

  1. MACMILLAN’S HISTORY PICTURES – 1918 WOMEN GET THE VOTE  [14698] A poster to be pinned up in the classroom – showing, in three coloured illustrations, Mrs Emmeline Pankhurst addressing an audience –  women, including a nun,  casting their ballots – and, finally, Nancy Astor addressing the House of Commons.  42cm wide x 54cm high. Fine condition                        £40

 

  1. MILLICENT GARRETT FAWCETT  [14365] studio photograph by W & D. Downey, no date (probably 1880s). Mounted – very good image – with narrow strip at left-hand edge of mount where it may have been fixed in an album                                                                                              £40

 

  1. MISS EMILY FAITHFULL  [14029] studio photograph by W & D Downey, 57 & 61 Ebury Street, London, together with a printed brief biography.                                                                     £40

 

  1. MISS MORGAN, OF BRECON The Duties of Citizenship Women’s Local Government Society c 1912 [13833] 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                                 £5

 

  1. NATIONAL LEAGUE FOR OPPOSING WOMAN SUFFRAGE  [14462] A small tin badge issued by the League- still bearing the label of its maker ‘The Merchant’s Portrait Co’ of Kentish Town, who were happy to take orders for badges from both sides of the suffrage movement.. The device of the NLOWS was a rose, thistle and shamrock which on this badge are rendered in white on a dark pink background. The lettering of the name of the League is  on a black background round the rim of the badge. In reasonable condition – surface a little worn – rusting to manufacturer’s label.                      £80

 

  1. 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

 

  1. NUWSS BADGE  [14516] An enamelled pin badge made from die-stamped brass and a gilt finish, issued by the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies. It is circular  -the top band of enamel is red and contains the words ‘National Union’, the central circle is green with ‘of’ and below is a white wavy band with ‘Women’s Suffrage Societies’, which merges into the lower rim containing the words ‘Constitutional Non-Party’. The badge head has a diameter of 7/8 in (about 22mm). When originally issued  the badge had a stickpin by which it was fixed to clothing – but at some time this must have snapped and instead the badge now has a conventional brooch fitting, which looks as though it was added some time ago. The badges were made by ‘Fenwick, B’ham’ – but the maker’s name has been covered by the replacement fitting.
    In very good condition – very scarce                                                                           £750 SOLD

 

  1. ORDER OF SERVICE FOR THE FUNERAL OF MRS EMMELINE PANKHURST  [14692] held at St John The Evangelist, Westminster on Monday 18 June 1928 at 11 am. Emmeline Pankhurst had died on 14 June 1928. Stiffish paper, has been folded – just as these things are – folded and put in the pocket or bag by the mourner as she made her way out of the church. I have never seen this Order of Service before – and certainly have never had one to sell. Kate Frye was among those in the church that day and gives a quick written sketch of the scene – for which see ‘Campaigning for the Vote: Kate Parry Frye’s Suffrage Diary’.                                                                                                 £400 SOLD

 

  1. PANKO  [14693] A suffragette card game, first mentioned in ‘Votes for Women’ in December 1909. The advertisement claimed ‘Not only is each picture in itself an interesting memento, but the game produces intense excitement without the slightest taint of bitterness’. The illustrations on the cards are by E.T. Reed, a ‘Punch’ cartoonist and the manufacturer was Messrs Peter Gurney Ltd. The cards in this set are in good condition – held in the game’s outer slipcase. The ‘Rules’ sheet is missing – as it so often is – but I am supplying a copy. All in all an excellent example of the merchandise generated by the suffragette movement.                                                                                                                               £385

 

  1. PEERESSES AND PARLIAMENT  [14689] A pamphlet reproducing a selection of articles etc concerning the Peeresses Bill introduced to Parliament on 21 May 1925. That bill was defeated and peeresses had a long battle ahead of them.. Incidentally, the pamphlet is printed by St Clement’s Press, who were for some years printer to the WSPU. Very good – with slight crease where it has been folded at some time – very scarce                                                                                                              £65

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14319] 5 March 1913.’The Majesty of the Law’ is the caption. Blind Justice stands with the scales in one hand and her sword wrapped round with a cloth labelled ‘Hunger Strike’. A house is in flames in the background. Full-page -very good                                                     £12

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14322] 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’.   £12

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14323] 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.’                                     £12

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14324] 30 Nov 1910, scene is a suffragette demonstration, ‘Votes for Women’ flags flying. Two young street urchins observe and comment.  Caption is ‘Man of the World (lighting up), “Well ‘ave to give it ’em, I expect, Chorlie”‘. Half-page illustration                                          £12

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14326] 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’                                                                                                                     £12

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14328] 2 December 1908 – a Bernard Partridge full-length illustration  shows Asquith (Andromedus) chained to his rock – beset by the sea monster taunting him with her Votes for Women triton and searching for salvation from Persea – the Women’s National Anti-Suffrage League. Very good                                                                                                                                  £12

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14330] 24 June 1908. ‘The Militant Sex’. Haldane, the secretary of state for war, attired as Napoleon, comments on the serrried ranks of women marching behind him, banners aloft – to the WSPU’s ‘Woman’s Sunday’ rally in Hyde Park and thinks ‘Ah! if only I could get the men to come forward like that!’ A full-page illustration                                                                                 £12

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14333] 18 April 1906. ‘A Temporary Entaglement’ – a scene from ‘Vanity Fair’. Sir Henry Campbell Bannerman as Josh Sedley holds the wool as The Suffragette (aka Becky Sharp) winds it into a ball. The allusion is to the news that ‘The Prime Minister has promised to receive a deputation on the subject of Female Suffrage after Easter’. Full-page cartoon by Bernard Partridge                                                                                                                                                    £12

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14334] 5 October 1927. As a young woman takes her gun from the ghillie an elderly gentleman (the Conservative Party) looks concerned and remarks ‘I hope she’s got enough ‘intuition’ not to let it off in my direction’. The remark is explained: ‘The question of extended suffrage for women [ie for those between 21 and 30] [in whose ‘intuition’ Mr Baldwin reposes so much confidence will be raised in the approaching Conference of the Conservative Party]. Full page                £12

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14335] 23 May 1928. A gentleman identified as Lord Banbury kneels in a ring (it’s an allusion to the Royal Tournament which was doubtless on at the time) and opens his umbrella to defend himself against the horde of cloche-hatted women who are rushing towards him carrying their flag for the ‘Equal Franchise Bill’. In the debate on the Representation of the People Act on 21 May 1928 Lord Banbury had attempted to move its rejection. Full-page cartoon – good – one corner creased £12

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14336] 17 January 1906. ‘The Shrieking Sister’. The Sensible Woman (with her fur stole around her neck) addresses the dishevelled ‘suffragette’ (with a ‘Female Suffrage’ flag tied to her umbrella) – ‘You – help our cause? Why, you’re its worst enemy!’ They are standing outside a hall that advertises ‘Great Liberal Meeting’. A full-page Bernard Partridge cartoon                              £12

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14338] 2 July 1913. ‘Advertising the Enemy’ ‘Painful position of M.P. returning to his hotel in the only clothes left him after a quiet bathe behind the rocks’. Chap dashes along the promenade shielded from the gaze of tittering women by only a ‘Votes for Women’ advertisement. Half-page                                                                                                                                            £10

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14340] 2 July 1913. Militant ‘Now, isn’t that provoking? Here’s a lovely big house to let and I’ve forgotten my matches!!’. Needless to say she’s a dowdy frump and is carrying a bag packed with paraffin, fire lighters and ‘votes for women’ notices. Half-page cartoon              £10

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14341] 18 June 1913. ‘Atmosphere of distrust at a garden party owing to rumour that a militant is present’. Love the stylish 1913 clothes – but all – men and women  and children – are all looking over their (literal and proverbial) shoulders. Half-page cartoon                         £10

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14342] 4 June 1913. Be-smutted woman kneels in front of her recalcitrant fireplace. ‘Militant suffragette (after long and futile efforts to light a fire for her tea-kettle) ‘And to think that only yesterday I burnt two pavilions and a church.’ Half-page cartoon                             £10

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14343] 26 March 1913. ‘Burglary Up-To-Date’. Burglar has taken his swag from a safe and now writes ‘Votes for Women’ across the jemmied door. Half-page cartoon – good condition                                                                                                                                    £10

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14344] 19 March 1913. At a railway wayside halt the stationmaster asks the signalman to keep an eye on ‘the ole gal on the platform’ while he has his dinner. The signalman doesn’t think she’ll come to any harm but the stationmaster explains ‘I’m not thinkin’ of ‘er ‘ealth. I’m thinkin’ about my station. She might want to burn it down.’ Half-page cartoon – very good                          £10

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14345] 5 March 1913. ‘The child is daughter to the woman’ is the caption. Suffragette mother returns after a strenuous day and is expecting some important correspondence. Her daughter, however, reveals she has torn up the letters to provide a paperchase for her dolls. Mother expostulates: ‘..Haven’t I often told you that letters are sacred things?’ A comment on suffragette attacks on post-boxes. A half-page cartoon – very good                                                                       £10

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14346] 26 February 1913. ‘Acidulated Golf’ is the caption. ‘Votes for Women’ has been incised in the golf course and golfers and caddies are puzzling out how to make their shots. A half-page cartoon – very good                                                                                                    £10

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14347] 5 February 1913. ‘How Militant Suffragettes Are Made’. A cheeky caddie explains to a visiting golfer that the old green they are passsing gets flooded and ‘so they’ve give it up to the lydies.’ A half-page cartoon – very good                                                                 £10

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14348] 5 February 1913. ‘A Pleasure Deferred’ is the caption. Asquith, during the course of a Society evening, is trapped behind a columnar ornamental fern pot by a demanding suffragette (in her best Edwardian evening clothes) asking to know why he had ‘cur’ her dance. He explains that ‘the M.C. objected to the pattern of my waisstcoat, and I had to go home and change it. but I’ll tell you what! Let me put you down for an extra at our private subscription dance next season’. I love it. The full-page cartoon refers to the Speaker’s rulingat the end of Jan 1913 that a proposed amendment to introduce women into the bill would so change it that it would have to be reintroduced as a new bill. Very good                                                                                                                                  £12

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14349] 29 January 1913. ‘Rag-Time in the House’ is the caption. Members of the government are enjoying the ‘Suffrage Free & Easy Go As You Please’ dance.  Asquith, with an ‘Anti’ label, is keeping an eye on Lloyd George (wearing a ‘Pro’ armband) jitterbugs with Sir Edward. The sub-text is ‘Sir Edward Grey’s Woman Suffrage Amendment produces some curious partnerships’. Full-page cartoon – very good                                                                                                                    £12

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14350] 23 June 1912. ‘Votes for Men and Women’ is the caption. John Bull is sitting comfortably and turns round as Nurse Asquith enters carrying a baby labelled ‘Franchise Bill’. In answer to JB’s query ‘she’ replies: ‘Well, Sir, it’s certainly not a girl, and I very much doubt if it’s a boy’. The government’s Franchise and Registration bill was given its first Reading on 18 June 1912. Full-page cartoon – very good                                                                                                                    £12

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14351] 27 March 1912. A young suffragette is standing on a table addressing a crowd: ‘I defy anyone to name a field of endeavour in which men do not receive more consideration than women!’ A Voice from the Crowd retorts: ‘What about the bally ballet!’  A half-page cartoon – very good                                                                                                                                           £10

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14352] 7 December 1910. ‘Voter’s Vertigo’ is the caption. It is the second general election of 1910 and the voter is all in a tizz..muddling up all the campaign slogans..(e’g. ‘don’t tax the poor man’s dreadnought’ and ‘home rule for suffragettes’). A quarter of a page cartoon – very good                                                                                                                                                      £8

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14354] 24 December 1908. Two male Anti-suffragists, perhaps lounging at the Club, are talking about the suffrage campaign. One says ‘The idea of their wantin’ to be like us!’ while the other agrees ‘Yes, makin’ themselves utterly ridiculous’. Half-page cartoon – very good         £10

 

  1. SOCIAL INTELLIGENCE  [12661] is the caption to this full page George Belcher cartoon, published in the Tatler on 12 August 1908. Two impoverished old women are talking in the street – a unconsciously joky exchange – which is the amusing part  for the audience of the day (I won’t go into the rather laboured humour which, if it has any suffrage relevance, is only to mock woman’s supposed illogicality)- but what is interesting to us is that one of the old dears is standing holding an advertising bill for the magazine, ‘New Age’, on which the roughly sketched in legend reads something like ‘A Suffragette’s reply to Belfort Bax.’. For the book that sparked off the debate in New Age see item ? Bax had published an article ‘Feminism and Female Suffrage’ in the issue for 30 May, to which Millicent Murby had written a reply that appeared in the issue of  6 June, to which Bax had made a riposte in the issue of  8 August. Single page – very good                                                                                                                        £15

 

  1. SPALDING, Frances (ed) The Charleston Magazine: Charleston, Bloomsbury and the Arts Charleston Trust issue 19, Spring/Summer 1999 [12652] Includes an article ‘A Rich Network of Associations: Bloomsbury and Women’s Suffrage’, written by me (seems a very long time ago). Also an article on Frank Rutter that touches on his suffrage sympathies – and other interesting articles. A much lamented magazine. Fine – card covers £12

 

  1. 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

 

  1. ‘THE CONCILIATION BILL FOR WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE  [14039] which passed its Second Reading in the House of Commons, on May 5th, with a Majority of 167′. A double-sided large leaflet published by the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies in 1911, setting out the advantages of the Conciliation Bill. Amongst the points it made was that under this bill 1 million would get the vote – whereas the 7 and a half million men would still comprise the vast majority of electors. Very good £55 SOLD

 

  1. THE FIGHTING SEX  [14074] This issue of the part-work ‘History of the 20th Century’ includes a section on the suffrage campaign – written by Trevor Lloyd (author of ‘Suffragettes International’). Paper covers – large format                                                                                                                    £5

 

  1. THE MARLBOROUGH THEATRE, Holloway Road, London  [14439] Theatre programme for the Boxing Day 1910 performance of ‘The Musical, Mirthful, Spectacular Pantomime DICK WHITTINGTON’ – a most appropriate choice as Dick Whittington is very much a local hero in Holloway. In this production the cook to Alderman Fitzwarren is ‘Eliza, a Suffragette’, played by Dan Crawley (1872-1912), an Irish comedian who had considerable success as a pantomime dame.  Clearly at this time the idea of a ‘suffragette’ was a good fit for a cross-dressing humourous character. Incidentally, the Marlborough Theatre was designed by the renowned Frank Matcham and had opened in 1903. The programme is packed with advertisements for local businesses, including one for the Dimoline Piano Co whose owners were members of the WSPU and regular advertisers in ‘Votes for Women’. In good condition, with decorative cover                                                                                               £35

 

  1. THE NATIONAL WOMEN’S SOCIAL AND POLITICAL UNION  [14687] ‘Including Cash Statement and Subscription List for the Year ended February 29th 1908, and Accounts of The Woman’s Press, January 1st-December 31st 1907.’ The Subscription List is a gold mine of names of WSPU members – and the amount they contributed – at this early stage of the WSPU’s life. And with an interesting insight into WSPU finances in general. Although the period covers the break in ranks in the autumn of 1907 there is no mention of this or of the forming of the WFL. All is harmonious and very upbeat. . An excellent resource for researchers. In its original covers, which are in fine condition, with lists of WSPU ‘Literature’ on the back cover. There is some rusting at the staples inside and the central page is detached – but in place.                                                                                                                            £320 SOLD

 

  1. ‘THE RIGHTS OF WOMEN’  [13690] supplement to ‘The Graphic’, 1885, heralding the supplements to be issued in Nov and Dec 1885 on ‘Parliamentary Elections and Electioneering in the Old Days’. As its advertisement for the series The Graphic has chosen to use George Cruickshank’s ”The Rights of Women; or a view of the hustings with female suffrage, 1853.’ We see on the hustings the two candidates –  ‘The Ladies’ Candidate’- Mr Darling’ and ‘The Gentleman’s Candidate – Mr Screwdriver – the great political economist’. Elegant Mr Darling is surrounded by ladies in bonnets and crinolines – Mr Screwdriver by ill-tempered-looking boors. The audience contains many women accompanied, presumably, by their husbands who are holding aloft a ‘Husband and Wife Voters’ banner. Another banner proclaims the existence of ‘Sweetheart Voters’ and riding in their midst is a knight in armour holding a ‘Vote for the Ladies’ Champion’ pennant. There do not appear to be many supporters of the opposition.
    Single sheet 28 cm x 20.5 cm – a little foxed around the edges of the paper but barely afffecting the good, clear image of Crucikshank’s cartoon.                                                                                     £160

 

  1. THE SUFFRAGETTE  [13691] US Suffragette – wearing sash that proclaims this (ie ‘Suffragette’), holding aloft a ‘Suffragette’ pennant with one hand while she firmly squashes with the other a little Cupid, whose bow and arrow fly out of his hands. Under her foot is, I think, her heart. The caption is ‘You may think it fun, poor Cupid to snub,/With the hand of a Suffragette,/But he’s cunning and smart, aye, there’s the rub/Revenge is the trap he will set.’
    The print is in colour – the Suffragette’s dress dates from c 1913/14, I think.
    The sheet (18cm x 27 cm) is printed ‘Made in U.S.A.). In good condition – an item that would look attractive mounted and framed.                                                                                              £150

 

  1. US SUFFRAGE ‘CINDERELLA’ STAMP  [14391] ‘Votes for the Woman Suffrage – 1915- Amendment in November’. A non-philatelic poster-type stamp showing a map of the USA, with ‘Equal Suffrage’ states coloured in yellow and ‘Manhood Suffrage’ states in black – probably the one designed by Caroline Katzenstein, executive secretary of the Equal Franchise Society of Philadelphia (see Florey, ‘Women’s Suffrage Memorabilia’ p.177). In fine condition                                                       £20

 

  1. VOTES FOR WOMEN  [14697] commemorative WSPU crepe paper souvenir  – ‘ ‘Official Programme for the Great Demonstration’ in Hyde Park’ on 21 June 1908 – reproducing portraits of the speakers -including Mary Gawthorpe, Annie Kenney, Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence, Emmeline Pankhurst, Adela Pankhurst, and Nellie Kenney. At the centre of the piece is a map of Hyde Park, showing the positions of the 20 platforms for the speakers. Printed by Mrs S. Burgess, Buckingham Street, Strand. The border is of purple violets and green leaves – fitting in with the WSPU’s new colour scheme, first revealed on this occasion. A supremely ephemeral piece- in very good condition – has been framed           £1,500

 

  1. WOMEN’S LOCAL GOVERNMENT SOCIETY The Work of a Public Health Committee WLGS Oct 1918 [12177] 4-pp leaflet, written by S.M. Smee, chairman of the Public Health Committee, 1912-14 and 1916-18. Good condition – with two punch hole in margin, with no loss of text           £5

 

Items from the collection of Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson – for details of whom see an article on my website – https://wp.me/p2AEiO-1qJ

 

Women of the Hodgson family. With mother, Jemima, in the centre it is thought that Grace is on her right, with Mabel back left, next to Florence and with Edith on the right

  1. FREE CHURCH FEDERATION FOR WOMAN SUFFRAGE BADGE  [14679] A round tin badge with ‘Free Church Federation for woman Suffrage’ around the rim, on a blue background. In the centre is a shield divided into quarters by a green cross. One letter from ‘F C W S’ is set into each quarter, with an ‘F’ in the middle. From the collection of Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson..Presumably the sisters were members of this society The 1901 census shows Florence, with another sister, staying in Hastings at the Sunday School Union Home of Rest – this was a facility offered to young women teaching Sunday School – so presumably Florence, at least, took an interest in matters of the church. I have never had this badge for sale before. Fine                                                                                         £800

 

  1. IUS SUFFRAGII BADGE  [14671] The badge of the International Woman Suffrage Alliance. Circular, bronze badge embossed with the motif of the Alliance – Justice holding her scales with ‘Jus Suffragii’ lettered around her. The badges were devised in 1906 and it was decided that they should be cast from bronze rather than silver to make them more affordable. From the collection of Grace, Florence and Edith Hodgson. In fine condition.                                                                                   £350

 

  1. NO VOTE – NO CENSUS – CENSUS RESISTED BADGE  [14675] Metal badge worn by suffragettes who boycotted the April 1911 census. Around the outside of the badge is ‘No Vote – No Census – Census Resisted and in the centre ‘A census for Gt Britain shall be taken in the year 1911 & the census day shall be Sunday the 2nd day of April in that year’. The round  black and grey badge still carries on its reverse the maker’s paper ‘Merchants Portrait Co.’ in pristine condition. This badge is extremely scarce. From the collection of Grace, Edith and Florence Hodgson, active WFL members. In fine condition                                                                                                          £900 RESERVED

 

  1. PORTRAIT BADGE OF MRS DESPARD  [14669] with the Merchants Portrait Co paper clean and crisp in the reverse. The pin is just that-  a pin – to stick into a lapel – without a clasp. From the collection of WFL stalwarts, Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. These badges are very rare – I don’t think I have ever had one for sale before. In fine condition                                                            £550 SOLD

 

  1. PORTRAIT BADGE OF MRS DESPARD  [14670] A different portrait from #14669. This badge has had a clasp, I think, which is now missing; Such a tiny ephemeral item – from the collection of WFL stalwarts Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Apart from the missing clasp, the badge is in fine condition                                                                                                                                      £400 SOLD

 

  1. TWO ‘ART NOUVEAU’ STYLE SILVER BUTTONS  [14702] They were made by the Birmingham firm of A & J Zimmerman, hallmarked for 1902 and depict a rather finely-modelled woman’s head – very much of its period – very ‘art nouveau’ (and not Mrs Pankhurst as the auctioneer would have us believe). Although these pretty items don’t have any specific association with suffrage they belonged to one of the three Hodgson sisters – either Edith, Florence or Grace – and may, I suppose, have been sewn onto a blouse or dress that made its appearance at a suffrage occasion. But I won’t stretch your credibility – they are what they are. In fine condition – the pair                                                               £100

 

  1. ‘VOTES FOR WOMEN’ BADGE  [14677] A round white badge – very simple –  worn by many suffragettes when they sit for photographic portraits – for instance see the postcard of Patricia Woodlock [see item 177]. This must have been a very early WSPU badge – so nondescript – so scarce. From the collection of Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson, who appear to have been members of the WSPU before joining the WFL. Good – with a couple of small rust-type marks                               £300 SOLD

 

 

  1. WOMEN’S FREEDOM LEAGUE BADGE  [14672] A bar badge – enamel – with two green stripes top and bottom with a white one in between – each stripe edged in gold. From the collection of Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson, WFL stalwarts. A scarce badge – I don’t think I’ve ever had it for sale before. In very good condition                                                                                    £550 SOLD

Item #81

  1. WOMEN’S FREEDOM LEAGUE BADGE  [14678] a metal badge in the WFL colours of green, white and gold. It has a golden shield on a sage-green background. To the left a white background with ‘Votes for Women’, a green vertical bar in the middle, and ‘WFL’ on a gold background to the right. The lettering is green. The white background of the the shield shows slight foxing – or else the gold colour has bled. From the collection of Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson, WFL stalwarts. Scarce   £400

 

  1. WOMEN’S FREEDOM LEAGUE BADGE  [14680] When I first saw this red tin badge I didn’t know what to make of it. The white lettering ‘Women’s Freedom League’ looks so modern and yet it came from the collection of Florence, Edith and Grace Hodgson who probably parted company with the WFL in the 1930s. However, I was delighted to find, when I turned it over, that the original manufacturer’s paper was still in position. This told me that the badge had been made by J.W. Lawrence of Houndsditch, London. ‘Manufacturer of BUTTONS of every description for Advertising and other purposes’. I have found evidence of Lawrences of Houndsditch as button manufacturers in 1900. I deduce, therefore, that this was one of the earliest WFL badges – made before mid -1908 when the idea of special colours was taken up by the suffrage societies.  As such it is extremely rare. I certainly have never seen it before. In fine condition – the manufacturer’s paper is pristine                                                    £800 SOLD

 

  1. WOMEN’S FREEDOM LEAGUE ‘DOLLY BAG’  [14659] A neat drawstring bag, of a type so popular in the Edwardian period. It is hand-made, using a dark green cotton with a smooth finish, with carrying straps in a gold satiny material. The Women’s Freedom League badge is stitched onto the front.
    The bag belonged to one of three sisters – Edith, Florence or Grace Hodgson – who for many years – from c 1908 until 1930s – were active members  of the Women’s Freedom League. Edith and Grace were teachers; Florence was a ‘telegraphist’. Edith and Florence boycotted the 1911 census and the sisters were involved in the picketing of Parliament and organising meetings in north London. During the suffrage years they lived at 39 Estelle Road, Gospel Oak, Hampstead. I have never seen a bag such as this in all my 35 years of dealing in this area. Apart from slight fraying to one short stretch of the satin straps it is in fine condition. As far as I know, it is unique.                                                                      £5,000

 

 

  1. WOMEN’S FREEDOM LEAGUE FLAG BROOCH  [14667] In metal, with, from the top, green, gold and white stripes – each stripe containing one word of ‘Votes for Women’. From the collection of Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson, stalwart WFL members. In fine condition       £400 SOLD

 

  1. WOMEN’S FREEDOM LEAGUE FLAG BROOCH  [14668] In metal, with, from the top, green, gold and white stripes – each stripe containing one word of ‘Votes for Women’. This badge is identical to # 14667 – except that it is attached to a rather larger – ‘safety pin-type’ pin – which seems to be original. From the collection of Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson, stalwart WFL members. In fine condition                                                                                                                                       £400 SOLD

 

  1. WOMEN’S FREEDOM LEAGUE HOLLOWAY MINIATURE BANNER  [14663] A miniature banner in yellow/gold cotton, satin weave – with black-painted motifs: diagonal stripes, silhouette of Royal Holloway prison, twelve arrow symbols, black painted inscription: ‘Women’s Freedom League. Holloway. Stone Walls do not a Prison make’. The ‘banner’ hangs from a thin rod. Another of this very unusual example of WFL merchandising is held in the collection of the Women’s Library@LSE – but I have never known one to be for sale on the open market. It belonged to one of three sisters – Edith, Florence or Grace Hodgson – who for many years – from c 1908 until 1930s – were active members  of the Women’s Freedom League. Edith and Grace were teachers; Florence was a ‘telegraphist’. Edith and Florence boycotted the 1911 census and the sisters were involved in the picketing of Parliament and organising meetings in north London. During the suffrage years they lived at 39 Estelle Road, Gospel Oak, Hampstead. It is possible that before jointing the WSL they were members of the WSPU In fine condition – most unusual                                                                                                                                    £1,500 SOLD

 

  1. WOMEN’S FREEDOM LEAGUE RIBBON  [14661] A 36-inch (.9m)  length of WFL (mercerised cotton?) ribbon -1inch (25.4mm) wide – the green, white and gold colours as fresh as the day the day it was bought. The ends have been neatened into a point – hand-stitched. I wonder how it was worn – round the neck? It belonged to one of three sisters – Edith, Florence or Grace Hodgson – who for many years – from c 1908 until 1930s – were active members  of the Women’s Freedom League. Edith and Grace were teachers; Florence was a ‘telegraphist’. Edith and Florence boycotted the 1911 census and the sisters were involved in the picketing of Parliament and organising meetings in north London. During the suffrage years they lived at 39 Estelle Road, Gospel Oak, Hampstead. In fine condition – most unusual   £800 SOLD

 

 

 

  1. WOMEN’S FREEDOM LEAGUE ‘RIGHT TO PETITION’ BADGE  [14676] ‘It is the Right of the Subjects to Petition the King and all Commitments and Proscutions for such Petitioning are Illegal’ – is the legend set inside a round badge which has ‘Women’s Freedom League 1909’ around the outside. The badge is coloured green, white and gold. The badge is associated with the WFL’s picketing of Parliament in 1909 – and comes from the collection of Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson, some or all of whom took part in the picketing. The badge still carries on its reverse the maker’s paper ‘Merchants Portrait Co.’ in pristine condition. An extremely scarce badge – I have never had one for sale before £1,000 SOLD

 

  1. WOMEN’S FREEDOM LEAGUE SASH  [14660] An original Women’s Freedom League sash – made of heavy grosgrain-type material with two hooks and eyes fastners – and, for extra security, a period pin is still in place. The green, white and gold colours are surprisingly well preserved. The sash belonged to one of three sisters – Edith, Florence or Grace Hodgson – who for many years – from c 1908 until 1930s – were active members  of the Women’s Freedom League. Edith and Grace were teachers; Florence was a ‘telegraphist’. Edith and Florence boycotted the 1911 census and the sisters were involved in the picketing of Parliament and organising meetings in north London. During the suffrage years they lived at 39 Estelle Road, Gospel Oak, Hampstead. In fine condition                                                   £3,500 SOLD

 

  1. WOMEN’S FREEDOM LEAGUE ‘VOTES FOR WOMEN’ MATERIAL BADGE  [14666] On the reverse the edges have been folded to make the required shield shape and hemmed into place. It is a badge such as this that is sewn onto the front of the WFL ‘Dolly’ Bag (see item 81)            £550

 

 

 

  1. WOMEN’S SOCIAL AND POLITICAL UNION RIBBON [14662] A 36-inch (.9m) of WSPU  ribbon -a strong, ribbed ribbon – 1inch (25.4mm) wide – the purple, white and green colours as fresh as the day the day it was bought. The ends have been neatened into a point – hand-stitched. I wonder how it was worn – round the neck? It belonged to one of three sisters – Edith, Florence or Grace Hodgson – who for many years – from c 1908 until 1930s – were active members  of the Women’s Freedom League. Edith and Grace were teachers; Florence was a ‘telegraphist’. Edith and Florence boycotted the 1911 census and the sisters were involved in the picketing of Parliament and organising meetings in north London. During the suffrage years they lived at 39 Estelle Road, Gospel Oak, Hampstead. It is possible that before jointing the WSL they were members of the WSPU In fine condition – most unusual            £800 SOLD

 

  1. WOMEN’S SOCIAL AND POLITICAL UNION RIBBON BADGE WOVEN ‘VOTES FOR WOMEN’  [14665] This is the material WSPU badge that is advertised in, for instance, the 31 Dec 1908 issue of  ‘Votes for Women’. It is quite stiff with, from the top, green, white and purple stripes, with ‘Votes for Women’ woven through the white stripe.  I imagine that the individual badges were woven into a long ribbon and then cut out. This one is very, very slightly fraying at the left edge.Such an item seems to me even more ephemeral than the metal badges – and even more remarkable that it has survived in such wonderful condition. The colours glow.From the collection of Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson.                                                                                                                                      £550 SOLD

 

  1. ‘WOMEN’S SOCIAL AND POLITICAL UNION ‘VOTES FOR WOMEN’ BADGE  [14673] An unusual WSPU badge. It is oblong in shape – with ‘Votes for Women’ on a green background (enamel?) inside a narrow silvery (guilloche?) surround. Towards each end it is decorated with an x-shaped ‘knot’ top and bottom – in, I think, purple. From the collection of Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson who were probably members of the WSPU before they joined the WFL.                                  £600 SOLD

 

  1. ‘WOMEN’S SOCIAL AND POLITICAL UNION ‘VOTES FOR WOMEN’ BADGE  [14674] An unusual WSPU badge – similar but not quite the same as #14673. It is oblong in shape – but has ‘Votes for Women’ on a white background (enamel?) inside a narrow green (guilloche?) surround. Towards each end it is decorated with an x-shaped ‘knot’ top and bottom – in, I think, purple. From the collection of Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson who were probably members of the WSPU before they joined the WFL. There is slight damage to
    the protective surface over ‘Women’. Good – very scarce                                           £550 SOLD

 

 

Suffrage Postcards – Real Photographic

 

  1. 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

 

  1. FLORA DRUMMOND  [14274] She wears her WSPU (or as it was at this time ‘NWSPU’) regalia – peaked hat, epaulette, and ‘Votes for Women’ sash. The card bears the printed caption ‘General Drummond, the National Women’s Social and Political Union, 4 Clement’s Inn’. The photograph was taken by Lizzie Caswall Smith (309 Oxford St) and published by Sandle Bros. Unposted – fine condition – scarce.                                                                                                                                    £180

 

  1. ‘HOLLOWAY CASTLE’  [14441] photographic postcard of Holloway prison – showing its towers and turrets. The card has been posted but unfortunately I can’t quite make out the year date. However the jokey message refers to a young man thinking ‘of spending his summer holidays, board & lodgings free’ there – so the card may pre-date1902 when it became a women’s prison. However the facade did not change between then and the arrival of the first suffragette prisoners in 1906. In very good condition – posted                                                                                                                                        £12

 

  1. LADY CONSTANCE LYTTON  [14694] real photographic postcard- issued by the ‘Women’s Social and Political Union’. She is sitting at her desk looking at a book.  Glossy photograph by Lafayette. This card was purchased in the International Suffrage Shop at 15 Adam St, just off the Strand and was sent to France by Helene Putz, who lived at 10a Belsize Parade, Haverstock Hill, London NW. The 1911 census finds her living there, aged 60, and working as a foreign correspondent – dealing with patent medicines. The message, written in French, tells the recipient that Lady Con is another of the important women working ‘pour la franchise’.                                                                                         £120

 

  1. LADY CONSTANCE LYTTON CARD – SIGNED  [13971] Real photographic card of Lady Constance sitting at a desk, reading. The photograph us by Lafayette (Glasgow) and is captioned ‘Lady Constance Lytton Women’s Social and Political Union 4 Clement’s Inn Strand W.C.’ I think the card dates to the early days of the WSPU (she isn’t yet wearing a hunger strike medal, which she does in later portrait photos – and the use of the ‘WSPU’ name rather than ‘National Women’s Social and Political Union’ which was used after the split with the Women’s Freedom League makes me think it was published c 1907). The card is signed by Lady Constance underneath the caption. Good – unposted – with a slight crease to the middle of the right hand edge of the card                                                                               £190

 

  1. MR AND MRS PETHICK LAWRENCE AND MISS CHRISTABEL PANKHURST GOING TO BOW STREET, OCTOBER 14 1908  [14705] Christabel was on trial, charged with inciting crowds to ‘rush’ the House of Commons – but she and the Pethick Lawrences look very cheerful. Published by Sandle Bros for the National Women’s Social and Political Union. This copy of the card has been signed by all three of the those pictured – ie the ink signatures of Christabel Pankhurst, FW Pethick Lawrence and Emmeline Pethick Lawrence. The card was probably once pinned up – such a trophy would have merited display – and there is a slight nick on the bottom margin of the card with no loss of text – and there is a slight grazing over the final flourish at the end of Emmeline Pethick Lawrence’s signature – otherwise in very good condition – unposted                                                              £600 SOLD

 

  1. MRS PANKHURST  [14536] Full-lenth portrait by F. Kehrhahn of Bexleyheath.- captioned ‘Mrs Pankhurst’ She is wearing a WSPU badge and holds a dangling lorngnette in one hand while the other rests on an open book, is wearing a WSPU badge. Very good – unposted                             £120

 

  1. THE NEW LIBERAL GOVERNMENT:MEMBERS OF THE CABINET  [14528] Group photograph of the members of the Liberal government elected in January 1906 – with Campbell-Bannerman as prime minister. Very good condition – unposted                                     £8 SOLD

 

  1. THE WOMEN’S GUILD OF EMPIRE Banner Making for the Great Demonstration, April 17th 1926  [13686] The Women’s Guild of Empire organized a demonstration at the critical time just before the General Strike to protest against ‘strikes and revolutionary activity in industry’. The march, which brought women (including, wrote Elsie Bowerman to the editor of ‘The Spectator’, ‘wives of working women who have had personal experience of strikes’) from all regions of the country to London, ended with a Mass Meeting in the Albert Hall, with Mrs Flora Drummond in the chair.The photograph shows Mrs D inspecting banners – ‘Efficiencey and Enterprise’ and another, the wording partially hidden, which may say ‘Best within the Empire’ (??) Issued by the Women’s Guild of Empire c 1926. Fine – unposted – unusual                                                                                                                                                    £95

 

  1. THE WOMEN’S GUILD OF EMPIRE Mrs Flora Drummond – Controller-in-Chief  [13685] Card published c 1926 by The Women’s Guild of Empire, from its headquarters at 24 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1.  Fine -unposted –  unusual                                                                                  £95

 

  1. VOTES FOR WOMEN  [13663] placard is planted beside young girl standing on a barrel under the Trafalgar Square lion. A policeman walks in the background. One of a posed photographic Raphael Tuck series. Fair – a little creased – posted                                                                                          £25

 

Suffrage Postcards – Real Photographic from the collection of Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson

 

  1. ANNA MUNRO  [14576] Full-length portrait photograph of Anna Munro, WFL organiser – the card is captioned ‘Miss Anna Munro, 30 Gordon St, Glasgow. Anna Munro was WFL organiser in Scotland and that address was the society’s headquarters.  A postcard from the collection compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson.. In fine condition – unposted £180

 

  1. ANNA MUNRO  [14577] full-length photo of Anna Munro. I think it was taken on the same occasion as #14576 – only for this photo she has taken off her coat and is backed by a large banner ‘Votes for Women Women’s Freedom League Scottish Campaign’. The card is signed in ink ‘Anna Munro’. Fine – unposted                                                                                                                      £200 SOLD

 

  1. ANNA MUNRO  [14587] head and shoulders portrait photograph – no photographer or publisher given. The card bears her signature but I think this was on the original photograph.A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted                                                                                                                      £120 SOLD

 

  1. ARREST OF CAPT. C.M. GONNE  [14627] 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.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson.. Fine -unusual –  unposted                                           £120 SOLD

 

  1. CHARLOTTE MARSH  [14618] photographed by A.W. Dron of Brondesbury – wearing her WSPU hunger strike medal. There is no caption to the card – but Charlotte Marsh was a leading WSPU organizer – and very recongisable.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted – scarce                    £180 SOLD

 

  1. CHRISTABEL PANKHURST  [14572] Head and shoulders photographic portrait – wearing a square-necked dress and with her hair up in her characteristic knot. Captioned ‘Miss Christabel Pankhurst. The National Women’s Social and Political Union. 4 Clement’s Inn, WC’. Published by Sandle Bros. Fine – unposted                                                                                                                                    £80

 

  1. CHRISTABEL PANKHURST  [14617] photographed in the flower-bedecked straw bonnet given to her by Frederick Pethick Lawrence. The bonnet trails long ribbon ties – very romantic. I always thought this choice of bonnet very interesting. Christabel certainly looks very young and pretty in it – but the look in her eyes is pretty steely. Pethick Lawrence selected this image to be used as the frontispiece for Christabel’s posthumous autobiography, ‘Unshackled’. I think the image dates from 1909.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted – scarce                                                                                          £180

 

  1. CHRISTABEL PANKHURST  [14629] photograph by Kate Simmons of  3 Cliff Terrace, Margate. Christabel looks lovely. Kate Simmons has an entry in my ‘Art and Suffrage: a biographical dictionary of suffrage artists’. She was the sister of Victoria Lidiard, a long-lived WSPU member who was interviewed by Brian Harrison in the 1970s and tells in great detail about her early life – and her stint trying to work with her sister Kate.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson.. Fine – unposted – unusual                £180 SOLD

 

  1. CHRISTABEL PANKHURST AND EMMELINE PETHICK-LAWRENCE  [14619] standing on the pavement -under a striped awning – about to step in to a cab.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson.  A scarce card – fine – unposted                                                                                                             £180 SOLD

 

  1. COUNTESS RUSSELL  [14612] real photographic postcard – headed ‘Votes for Women’ of ‘Countess Russell Member of National Executive Committee Women’s Freedom League’. The card depicts Mollie Russell photographed in a studio setting.. 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.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted – scarce                                                                                                             £50

 

  1. COUNTESS RUSSELL  [14623] photographed in medieval costume by Mrs Albert Broom – who also published the card – at the Green, White and Gold Fair 1909. This information is written in pencil on the back of the card – presumably by one of the Hodgson sisters – in whose Postcard Album it was placed. As with the other photos by Mrs Broom on this occasion it was taken in either a yard or a roof terrace – an excellent photograph. Fine – unposted – very scarce                                                    £250 SOLD

 

  1. DR THEKLA HULTIN WFL  [14562] Portrait photograph, published by the Women’s Freedom League, 1 Robert St, Adelphi, and headed ‘Votes for Women’. The portrait is captioned ‘Dr Thekla Hultin, Member of the Finnish Diet’. Thekla Hultin was the first elected woman member of Parliament to speak at a suffrage meeting in Britain. . Fine – unposted                                                                  £150

 

  1. EDITH CRAIG  [14584] 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).A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted Fine – unposted                                                                             £180

 

  1. EMMELINE PETHICK LAWRENCE  [14571] Captioned ‘Mrs Pethick Lawrence. The National Women’s Social and Political Union, 4 Clements Inn, WC’ – she is wearing a coat with a heavy fur collar and lapels and is standing with her hands in her pockets. Published by Sandle Bros. A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. In fine condition – unposted                                                                                                      £80

 

  1. EMMELINE PETHICK LAWRENCE  [14574] The photo is captioned ‘Mrs Pethick Lawrence Joint Editor of ‘Votes for Women’, Honorary Treasurer, National Women’s Social and Political Union. 4 Clement’s Inn.’ The photographer, F. Kehrhahn, has an entry in my ‘Art and Suffrage: a biographical dictionary of suffrage artists’. Fine – unposted                                                                          £80

 

  1. EVELYN SHARP  [14585] portrait photograph – with no name (but I recognise her as Evelyn Sharp) – no photographer – no publisher – no suffrage affiliation – but from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Postcards of Evelyn Sharp are very, very scarce – in fact I cannot remember ever having one before. Fine – unposted £200 SOLD

 

  1. GROUP OF WOMEN’S FREEDOM LEAGUE MEMBERS  [14610] in medieval costume as participants in the WFL Green, White and Gold Fair 1909- photographed by Mrs Albert Broom (who also published the postcard). A most lovely photograph – the women (and 2 children) are bright in their costumes against the dark brick background of which may be a roof of their office building.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted                                                                                           £250 SOLD

 

  1. JOHN STUART MILL PIONEER OF WOMEN’S FREEDOM  [14645] 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..  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted £80

 

  1. KEIR HARDIE  [14581] photographed by Lena Connell. A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted                                                                                                                                                    £80

 

  1. LADY CONSTANCE LYTTON  [14603] real photographic postcard- issued by the ‘Women’s Social and Political Union’. She is sitting at her desk looking at a book.  Glossy photograph by Lafayette.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted                                                                                             £120

 

  1. LONDON UNIT OF THE NATIONAL UNION OF WOMEN TEACHERS  [14704] Photograph showing 8 women standing on the steps of a building and holding up posters. One identifies them as ‘The National Federation of Women Teachers London Unit’, another  proclaims ‘A discontented Teacher is a Social danger’ and a third ‘We claim our share of the Fisher Grant’. It is this last placard that dates the photograph to 1917/18 – the ‘Fisher Grant’ being an element in a new 1918 Education Act – H.A.L. Fisher was president of the Board of Education. I have identified the figure second from the left as Edith Hodgson, who was clearly carrying on campaigning. There was a strong correlation between membership of the WFL and of the NFWT. Fine – unposted                                                                       £65

 

  1. MADAME AINO MALMBERG WFL  [14565] Headed ‘Votes for Women’ and captioned ‘Published for the Women’s Freedom League. 1 Robert St, Adelphi, W.C.’ Aino Malmberg was a Finnish politician who was forced to move to England in 1910 because of her fight against the Russian government. The WFL published her pamphlet ‘Women’s Suffrage in Finland. Fine – unposted – unusual       £100

 

  1. MISS ADELA PANKHURST  [14648] ‘Organiser, National Women’s Social and Political Union, 4 Clement’s Inn, W.C.’ She is wearing a round, white ‘Votes for Women’ badge. No postcard of Adela has passed through my hands in the last 18 years – so this is a scarce card.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted                                                                                                                      £180 SOLD

 

  1. MISS ALICE SCHOFIELD (Organiser) Women’s Freedom League WFL  [14554] An early WFL card – the address printed on the card is 18 Buckingham Street, Strand (ie before the move to 1 Robert St in 1908). Alice Schofield, influenced by Teresa Billington, had been a very early member of the WSPU, but with Teresa left the WSPU in 1907 and by 1908 was a paid WFL organizer.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson.. A scarce card – in fine unposted condition                                                                              £180

 

  1. MISS ALISON NEILANS WFL  [14561] Alison Neilans was an organizer for the Women’s Freedom League. In this photograph she is wearing the WFL’s Holloway badge. She served several terms of imprisonment and during one in 1909 went on hunger strike. Issued by the Women’s Freedom League, this is a very scarce card.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted                                             £180

 

  1. MISS ALISON NEILANS  [14622] photographed , wearing her spectacles, by the M.P. Co. Captioned ‘The Women’s Freedom League’. She is wearing her WFL ‘Holloway’ brooch.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted                                                                                                                        £180

 

  1. MISS ANNIE KENNEY  [14634] National Women’s Social and Political Union. She stands demurely, her hands behind her back, eyes sparkling. Published by Sandle Bros. A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted                                                                                                                                                  £180

 

  1. MISS CHRISTABEL PANKHURST, LLB  [14599] Captioned ‘National Union of Women’s Social and Political Union, 4 Clement’s Inn, WC’. She is wearing a brooch that may have been designed by   C.R. Ashbee.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted                                                                         £80

 

  1. MISS CICELY HAMILTON  [14600] ‘Member of the Executive Committee of the Women’s Freedom League, 1 Robert St, Adelphi, London WC’. The photograph is by Elliot and Fry – published by the London Council of the Women’s Freedom League.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted £180

 

  1. MISS CICELY HAMILTON  [14633] member of the National Executive Committee, WFL. office 18 Buckingham Street, Strand, London. 30 Gordon Street, Glasgow.’ An early card – published by the Women’s Freedom League not long after their break with the WSPU and before they moved into their Robert Street office. Cicely Hamilton faces straight on to the camera.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson.. Fine – unposted – scarce                                                                                                                     £180

 

  1. MISS EDITH CRAIG  [14614] photographed by Marie Leon. She is in profile, wearing a hat with a fur brim and a rather manly bow tie. A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted                                £120

 

  1. MISS ELLEN TERRY  [14611] photographed by the Rotary Photograaph Co. Not exactly a ‘suffrage postcard’ but she was, of course, a supporter and this postcard is from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted   £30

 

  1. MISS IRENE MILLER  [14647] She is escorted by a policeman. The card is headed ‘Votes for Women’ and was an early one (c1907) published by the Women’s Freedom League (whose address is still given as 18 Buckingham Street, Strand). Irene Miller had been arrested for knocking on the door of 10 Downing Street and was photographed, with the policeman, by the ‘Daily Mirror’.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson., Fine- unposted                                                                                                                         £180

 

  1. MISS MARGARET MILNE FARQUHARSON, M.A.  [14625] captioned ‘Women’s Freedom League, 1 Robert St, Adelphi, London W.C.’.She was a graduate of Glasgow University and by 1913 was secretary of the National Political League. For a short time in 1918 it was thought she would stand as a candidate in the general election – but in the end didn’t.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. I’ve never had this card before – fine – unposted – v scarce                                                                                           £200

 

  1. MISS MARGUERITE SIDLEY  [14643] Photograph by Foulsham and Banfield, headed ‘Votes for Women’ and captioned ‘Women’s Freedom League’ 1 Robert St, Adelphi, London W .C.,’ She wears, I think, the WFL ‘Holloway’ badge at ther throat and, certainly, a WFL flag brooch on her bosom. She had joined the WSPU in London in 1907, working for some time in the London office and then as a peripatetic organizer  before leaving the WSPU to do the same kind of work for the Women’s Freedom League.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – scarce – unposted                                                                                £180

 

  1. MISS MARY GAWTHORPE  [14644] ‘National Women’s Social and Political Union, 4 Clements Inn, W.C.’ She is wearing a round, white ‘Votes for Women’ badge.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted                                                                                                                                      £180 SOLD

 

  1. MISS SARAH BENETT  [14631] 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. The card was published by the WFL and is from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson.                                                                                                                                 £180

 

  1. MR AND MRS PETHICK LAWRENCE AND MISS CHRISTABEL PANKHURST GOING TO BOW STREET, OCTOBER 14 1908  [14646] Christabel was on trial, charged with inciting crowds to ‘rush’ the House of Commons – but she and the Pethick Lawrences look very cheerful. Published by Sandle Bros for the National Women’s Social and Political Union.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted – scarce                                                                                                                                       £180

 

  1. MRS AMY SANDERSON  [14636] 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, is from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson..Fine – unusual – unposted                                             £180

 

  1. MRS AMY SANDERSON     [14650] Headed ‘Women’s Freedom League’ and captioned: ‘Offices 18 Buckingham St, Strand, London 30 Gordon St, Glasgow.’ She is sitting in a carved armchair – wearing her WFL ‘Holloway’ brooch.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson.. Fine – unposted                               £180

 

  1. MRS ARNCLIFFE SENNETT  [14613] photographed by Lena Connell – a head and shoulders portrait. She looks lovely. Captioned ‘W0men’s Freedom League, 1 Robert Street, Adelphi, London WC’.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted – scarce                                                                         £180

 

  1. MRS ARNCLIFFE-SENNETT  [14608] ‘Member of the National Executive Committee of the Women’s Freedom League’ – published by the London Council of the Women’s Freedom League. Maud Arncliffe -Sennett left the WSPU for the WFL in the summer of 1908. in this studio photograph she is standing – three-quarter length – facing the camera A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. A  scarce card – fine – unposted                                                                                                                                      £180 SOLD

 

  1. MRS BILLINGTON-GREIG  [14649] Photographic postcard – a full-length studio portrait – headed ‘Votes for Women Women’s Freedom League’ and captioned ‘Mrs Billington-Greig, Hon Organising Sec. Offices: 18 Buckingham St. Strand’.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Signed ‘Teresa Billington-Greig’ in ink across the lower part of the photograph                                                                      £220 SOLD

 

  1. MRS BORRMANN WELLS WFL  [14563] Headed ‘Votes for Women’ and captioned ‘Women’s Freedom League. Offices: 1 Robert Street, Adelphi, London WC’. Bettina Borrmann Wells was born in Bavaria c 1875 and in 1900 married an Englishman, Clement Wells. She joined the WSPU in 1906- but by 1908 had left to join the WFL. She was imprisoned for 3 weeks in Oct 1908 after demonstrating at Westminster.  The Hodgson Collection contains a (different) postcard from Bettina Borrmann Wells to ‘Miss Hodgson’ asking for help with ‘special work’, which may be the picketing  She later spent much of her life in the US. A striking photo- she’s rather magnificently dressed.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. In fine condition -unusual –  unposted                                                                                                £180

 

  1. MRS BORRMANN WELLS WFL  [14564] Headed ‘Votes for Women’ and captioned ‘Mrs Borrmann Wells. A  Suffragette at Work in Prison’. Women’s Freedom League. 1 Robert Street, Adelphi, London WC. Here Bettina Borrmann Wells is dressed in prison clothes and is washing the floor of her ‘prison cell’- with bucket and cloth to hand. One in the series of cards produced by the WFL to show their leading members in day-to-day activities. This was probably produced after Mrs Borrmann Wells had been imprisoned in Oct 1908.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. In fine condition – unusual                           £180

 

  1. MRS CHARLOTTE DESPARD  [14580] photographed in profile  -seated. A psotcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted              £60

 

  1. MRS CHARLOTTE DESPARD  [14591] studio photograph. She is seated and facing the camera, looking wry. No photographer, publisher or suffrage affiliation given. A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted                                                                                                                                    £60

 

  1. MRS CHARLOTTE DESPARD  [14596] photographed – and the card published – by Mrs Albert Broom. A lovely photograph – Mrs D is sitting, three-quarters on (the National Portrait Gallery holds a copy of this postcard). A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Most unusual. Fine – unposted                     £180

 

  1. MRS COBDEN SANDERSON WFL  [14568] Mrs Cobden Sanderson is shown, head and shoulders, in profile on this most unusual card. The photo is by Max Parker and the caption is: ‘Mrs Cobden Sanderson. Women’s Freedom League’. I would imagine that this is quite an early card -c 1908. Fine – unposted                                                                                                                                  £180

 

  1. MRS DESPARD  [14569] Photograph of her in profile.  The card is headed ‘Votes for Women’ and underneath her name is the caption ‘Hon. Treas. Women’s Freedom League Offices: 18 Buckingham St., Strand. 20 Gordon St, Glasgow’ The card dates from after 1910, when she took over the treasureship of the WFL. Very good – unposted                                                                                               £80

 

  1. MRS DESPARD  [14592] photographed by Alice Barker of Kentish Town Road and published by the Women’s Freedom League. A head and shoulders portrait in profile. A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted                                                                                                                                    £80

 

  1. MRS DESPARD  [14616] photographed by M.P. Co (Merchants Portrait Co). ‘President, The Women’s Freedom League, 1 Robert Street, Adelphi, London W.C.). She is sitting in an armless chair – with her left arm leaning on a table.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted                                               £60

 

  1. MRS DESPARD  [14621] photographed by M.P. Co – on the same occasion as #14616 was taken – but in this she is standing – a full-length portrait – with her black mantilla and black lace fichu fully displayed. ‘President, The Women’s Freedom League’. A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted   £60

 

  1. MRS DESPARD  [14632] head and shoulders portrait by Merchants Portrait Co. She is facing straight at the camera and would appear to be wearing a length of WFL ribbon at her neck. Published by the WFL.   A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted                                                                                        £80

 

  1. MRS E. HOW-MARTYN  [14609] photographed by M.P.Co (Merchant’s Portrait Co) as ‘Hon. Sec Women’s Freedom League’. It seems to me that for this photograph she wearing the ‘Holloway’ badges issued to erstwhile prisoners by both the WSPU and the WFL.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted                                                                                                                                                  £180

 

  1. MRS EDITH HOW MARTYN  [14597] An interesting double photographic portrait of her – to the left she wears her mortar board and gown (she was a graduate of University College, Aberystwyth) and to the right she is depicted in prison garb, sewing.  This is an interesting, early (dating from between October and November 1907) card – because it carries the heading ‘Votes for Women’, the caption WSPU, and the address,18 Buckingham Street, Strand. This represents the interim period after Mrs How-Martyn, Mrs Despard and others had broken away from the Pankhursts.  Because they saw themselves as the true representation of the Women’s Social and Political Union, they retained that name (the Pankhursts in retaliation called their group ‘the National Women’s Social and Political Union’) until renaming themselves, in November 1907, the Women’s Freedom League.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson.  Fine – unposted – scarce                                                                                                                                      £180 SOLD

 

  1. MRS EDITH HOW-MARTYN  [14594] Hon Sec Women’s Freedom League, ARCS, BSc – photographic postcard headed ‘Votes for Women’ . Photographed by Ridsdale Cleare of Lower Clapton Road. A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted                                                                       £180

 

  1. MRS EMMA SPROSON  [14635] headed ‘Votes for Women’ and captioned ‘Women’s Freedom League’ .  She was one of the relatively few working-class women to be an organizer. The photograph is by Bennett Clark, Wolverhampton.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson.. Fine – unposted – scarce      £180 SOLD

 

  1. MRS EMMELINE PANKHURST  [14620] is standiing on the pavement – under a striped awning – about to enter a cab. This photograph was taken on same occasion as #14619 – and Mrs Pethick Lawrence and Christabel have probably preceded her into the cab. I have the idea that they have just left a suffrage meeting – perhaps at the Queen’s Hall.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted – scarce    £180

 

  1. MRS EMMELINE PANKHURST  [14640] no photographer or publisher given. She sits in a high-backed chair wearing a dress with heavily embroidered sleeves and bodice. Her right hand rests on her cheek.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted                                                                       £120

 

  1. MRS LILIAN M. HICKS  [14604] – 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.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted £100

 

  1. MRS MABEL TUKE  [14630] Joint Hon Secretary, National Women’s Social and Political Union. The beautiful ‘Pansy’ Tuke is presented here, in ‘Real Photo Postcard’ printed in France. The card dates from after 1907.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson.. Fine – unposted – very scarce                                      £180

 

  1. MRS MARION HOLMES  [14598] headed ‘Votes for Women’ – captioned ‘Women’s Freedom League’ – she is wearing her WFL ‘prisoner’s badge’ and a WFL ‘flag badge’.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson.  Very good – unposted – scarce                                                                                                                   £180

 

  1. MRS MARION HOLMES  [14602] photographed by May Hammond, Croydon. Headed ‘Votes for Women’ and captioned ‘Member of the National Executive Committee Women’s freedom Leage 1 Robert Street, Adelphi, London W.C.’  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted                                £180

 

  1. MRS NEVINSON  [14582] photographed by Lena Connell. Margaret Wynne Nevinson is wearing a mortar board and gown as a LLA [Lady Literate in the Arts] of St Andrews University. A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted – very scarce                                                                      £180 SOLD

 

  1. MRS PANKHURST  [14575] ‘Founder and Hon sec, National Women’s Social and Political Union, 4, Clement’s Inn, Strand, WC’ – photograph of Mrs Pankhurst by Schmidt, Manchester – probably dating from c 1908- certainly after the Women’s Freedom League broke away from the WSPU in the autumn of 1907.  Mrs P may be wearing a circular ‘Votes for Women’-type badge – but it is pale in colour and merges into her embroidered blouse. The card is captioned ‘Votes for Women’. Fine- unusual – unposted     £60

 

  1. MRS PANKHURST  [14579] photographed by Lena Connell. An unusual card – it isn’t captioned ‘Votes for Women’ aand makes no mention of the WSPU. Mrs Pankhurst is seated, three-quarters on to the camera, with her hands clasped in front of  her. I’m not sure that I’ve ever seen this card before. It was included in the Postcard Album compiled by Edith, Grace and Florence Hodgson. Fine – unposted                                                                                                                                                  £180

 

  1. MRS PANKHURST  [14589] photographed by Lena Connell. An unusual card – it isn’t captioned ‘Votes for Women’ aand makes no mention of the WSPU – however  Mrs Pankhurst, who is seated, three-quarters on to the camera, with her hands clasped in front of  her, is wearing what looks like a WSPU badge. I’m not sure that I’ve ever seen this card before. It was included in the Postcard Album compiled by Edith, Grace and Florence Hodgson. Fine – unposted                                                       £180

 

  1. MRS PANKHURST  [14595] photograph by Jacolette.  Her ‘Holloway Prison’ brooch is pinned to her artistic blouse . A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted                                                              £60

 

  1. MRS PANKHURST  [14637] ‘National Women’s Social and Political Union, 4, Clement’s Inn, Strand, WC’ – photograph of Mrs Pankhurst by Schmidt, Manchester – probably dating from c 1908- certainly after the Women’s Freedom League broke away from the WSPU in the autumn of 1907.  Mrs P may be wearing a circular ‘Votes for Women’-type badge – but it is pale in colour and merges into her embroidered blouse. The card is captioned ‘Votes for Women’.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson., Fine- unusual – unposted                                                                                                                                                     £80

 

  1. MRS PETHICK-LAWRENCE  [14605] She stands, three-quarter length, with her hands behind her back.  The caption is ‘Joint Editor of “Votes for Women” – ‘Honorary Treasurer National Women’s Social and Political Union 4 Clement’s Inn, W.C.’  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson, Fine- unposted                    £45

 

  1. MRS T BILLINGTON-GREIG WFL  [14573] A lovely photographic head and shoulders portrait of her – captioned ‘Mrs T Billington-Greig Hon Organising Sec Women’s Freedom League 1 Robert St, London WC’. The photo is by Brinkley and Son, Glasgow. Fine – unposted – unusual          £120

 

  1. MRS WOLSTENHOLME ELMY  [14570] real photographic postcard of one of the suffrage campaigns most earnest workers and one of the WSPU’s earliest supporters. The photograph was taken in May 1907 when the WSPU-nominated photographer called at her home.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson.. Fine – unposted – scarce                                                                                                                     £120

 

  1. PATRICIA WOODLOCK  [14642] ‘National Women’s Social and Political Union’ – she is wearing a round white ‘Votes for Women’ badge pinned to her tie. Patricia Woodlock was a Liverpool member of the WSPU – who was repeatedly imprisoned.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson.. I don’t think I have ever had this card before – therefore scarce. Fine  – unposted                                                                  £200 SOLD

 

  1. PHILIP SNOWDEN  [14593] photographed by Lena Connell, sold by the Suffrage Shop (‘temporary offices, 31 Bedford St, Strand, WC’). A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted                   £80

 

  1. REV R.J CAMPBELL  [14652] published in Rotary Photographic Series. A rather angelic-looking muscular Christian – and fervent supporter of women’s suffrage. He spoke out against the White Slave Trade.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson.. Fine – unposted                                                                        £65

 

  1. SYLVIA PANKHURST  [14626] Studio photograph, three-quarter length, by Lena Connell (although her details are v faint on this card). Sylvia wears a dress with raised embroidery on the bodice and looks very youthful and rather pretty.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted                                £120

 

  1. TENNESSEE LADY COOK  [14578] A photograph of the notorious Tenessee Clafin – later Lady Cook – mounted on a card headed ‘Votes for Women’ and captioned ‘Tennessee Lady Cook’. After various scandals in the US, Tenessee Clafin, sister of Victoria Woodhull, married and came to live in London. The fact that this card was found in the collection made by a British suffragette seems to point to her having been to some degree recognised for her radical suffrage views in England in the first decade of the 20th century.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted                                                              £60

 

  1. ‘THE VOTE’ POSTCARD ALBUM  [14656] An original green cloth-covered postcard album – sold by the Women’s Freedom League. It  is in very good condition – the white and gold central panel is clear and bright. This containi the title ‘The Vote Album’ [ I think the design was by Eva Claire] – and shows the Suffragists at the door of the State, which is barred and bolted against them. Seeking entrance are the Women of the Nation; graduates in academic dress standing side by side with working women. The album belonged to either one or all of the Hodgson sisters, Edith, Florence and Grace. It contains 5 postcards,.
    1) The comic card of a cat in a bird-bedecked hat, wearing a purple, white and green shawl, pinned with a ‘Votes for Women’ badge, with a paw on a ‘We Demand the Vote’ flyer. The message, written on 27 April 1909 reads’ Hope to see you arrive safely at class to-night. What do you think of the other side?’ The card is addressed to Grace Hodgson at 39 Estelle Road, West Hampstead.
    2) A Women’s Freedom League card showing ‘Tribute to John Stuart Mill, May 20th 1908. The card is dated Aug 24th 1909, addressed to Edith Hodgson at 39 Estelle Road, Hampstead and reads ‘ Dear Miss Hodgson, We are indeed very grateful for your offer to help with the picketing as we are very hard pressed. Looking forward to seeing you. Sincerely yours, Dorothy Spencer.’ Dorothy Spencer was a young Australian actress working for the WFL. Three months later she was one of those arrested in the disturbances at Westminster when Muriel Matters and Helen Fox chained themselves to the grille in the Ladies’ Gallery in the House of Commons. In August 1908 the WFL was mounting a picket at both the House of Commons and Downing Street.
    3) Another WFL card showing ‘Tribute to John Stuart Mill’. This is addressed to ‘Miss Hodgson’ at 39 Estelle Road, N.W.’ and is from Bettina Borrman Wells. It is undated and the postmark – other thnn ‘August’ is impossible to read. The message is: ‘Urgently. We have special work to do on Monday & Tuesday. Helpers are urgently needed. Can you spare at least two hours? Please call at the office any time after 2 p.m. Sincerely yours B. Borrmann Wells.’ This is likely to date from August 1909 when Bettina Borrmann Wells was organising the picketing of Parliament
    4) Cartoon postcard published by the WFL relating to the boycott of the 1911 census – with a large placard in the background advertising ‘Census Meeting April 1st Trafalgar Square 3pm’ and Asquith beset by flyers proclaiming ‘No Votes for Women No Census’.The card is addressed to Grace Hodgson at 39 Estelle Road.- fro the WFL’s Literature Department – telling of her of New Literature to be available next week. ‘In the Workhouse’ Play and Preface by Mrs Nevinson 6d; Josephine Butler: Cameo Biography by Mrs Marion Holmes 2d; ‘Woman’s Suffrage & the Hearts of the Nation’ by Dr Haden Guest 1d”
    5) Postcard portrait of Alison Neilans (photo by Merchants Portrait Co) – wearing her WFL ‘Holloway badge. The card is addressed to Grace Hodgson at 34 Dartmouth Park Road, Highgate. The sender is E. Mitchell, Hon Lit Sec of the WFL – and the card is stamped ‘Literature Department’. The message reads: ‘Dear Miss Hodgson, I hope you hae enough Literature for your mtg on Heath on Tuesday, and that you will be able to sell a lot. If you want more – sme of P. Snowden’s Conciliation Bill – send me a line and I will despatch on Monday’ .The postmark is ‘Aug 11’ but the year is indecipherable.-  but I think it dates from 1912 – when Philip Snowdon had produced a pamphlet on the Conciliation Bill – and when Aug 11th fell on a Sunday – ie the Lit Sec would send any material when she was next in the office – on Monday,
    The album – and all the cards are in a very good condition.                                     £1,500 SOLD

 

  1. THE WOMEN’S FREEDOM LEAGUE SUFFRAGE CARAVAN  [14682] on its tour of southern England in October 1908. The caravan, emblazoned ‘Women’s Freedom League’ and ‘Votes for women’ is parked on a grassy spot close to a house, with two of the team in the picture.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted                                                                                                            £250 SOLD

 

  1. WOMEN’S FREEDOM LEAGUE  [14607] photograph taken – and published – by Mrs Albert Broom of a group of women in costume – probably taken on the occasion of the 1909 WFL Green, White and Gold Fairs. A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted                                                           £250 SOLD

 

  1. WOMEN’S FREEDOM LEAGUE Mrs DESPARD AND MRS COBDEN SANDERSON WAITING FOR MR ASQUITH WFL  [14567] ‘Arrested August 19th, 1909’ They are shown wating outside 10 Downing Street as part of the campaign to picket the Prime Minister in a vain attempt to force him to accept a petition. Fine condition – scarce – unposted                                                               £180

 

  1. WOMEN’S FREEDOM LEAGUE Suffragettes At Home (1) Mrs Snow Makes Pastry WFL no date (1910) [14641] The first in the series of ironic postcards published by the WFL – addressing the charge that suffragettes were necessarily ‘unwomanly’. Here one of the WFL activists, Mrs Snow, is photographed, in her pinny, in her kitchen rolling out pastry. On the table are all the accoutrements – flour bin, scales, measuring jug, bowl. Behind her is a dresser displaying a fine array of china – looks rather like Mason’s ironstone – and we can see that she still cooks on a range – the fire glows and a saucepan is smimmering on the hot plate.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson.. In fine condition – unposted           £180

 

  1. WOMEN’S FREEDOM LEAGUE Suffragettes At Home (4) Alison Neilans Cleans The Stove WFL 1910 [14638] Unlike Mrs Snow (# 14641), Alison Neilans, a modern young woman, cooks on a gas stove. Here she is to be seen, sleeves rolled up, tackling the chore with a smile.   A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson.. Fine – unposted                                                                                                                                  £180

 

  1. WOMEN’S FREEDOM LEAGUE Suffragettes At Home (7) Mrs Joseph McCabe Bathing Her Baby WFL 1910 [14639] Mrs Joseph McCabe – Beatrice McCabe – is photographed with baby – Ernest, as it happens, born 1909 – on her lap, wrapped  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson.in a large towel. Beside them is the baby bath. Beatrice married Joseph McCabe – ex-Catholic priest turned fervent aetheist – in Leicester in 1899 when she was 18. They had at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. Fine – unposted                        £180

 

  1. WOMEN’S FREEDOM LEAGUE CARAVAN  [14686] ‘A halt near Chichester’ – photo by Winifred  Turner – showing Muriel Matters – with two other caravanners.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted                                                                                                                                      £250 SOLD

 

 

  1. A WOMEN’S FREEDOM LEAGUE MEMBER  [14624] in costume for the 1909 WFL Green, White and Gold Fair, photographed by Mrs Albert Broom (who also published the card) against a brickwork background. An excellent photograph.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted – very scarce                                                                                                                                      £250 SOLD

 

  1. WSPU DRUM AND FIFE BAND  [14615] I’ve counted 25 young women and girls, all in their striking uniform, in this photograph – 4 drummers to the fore.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted                                                                                                                                      £250 SOLD

 

Suffrage Postcards – Suffrage Artist Cards

 

  1. MRS POYSER AGAIN  [14024] ‘I’m not dnyin’ the women are foolish. The Almighty made ’em to match the men.’ Mrs Poyser is a character from ‘Adam Bede’ – a woman with a rough exterior and a heart of gold. Here is is indicating the House of Commons (‘the men’) as she holds up her ‘No Taxation without Representation’ standard. The card was published by the Artists’ Suffrage League and was posted in, I think, June 1909 to Miss Allwood at the Dairy College, Kingston, Derby, and the sender notes ‘Bought this at a Woman’s Suffrage Garden Fete.’ Fair – a little creased – unusual                                £85

 

  1. THE ANTI-SUFFRAGIST  [13969] as a butterfly on a card by the artist, Ernestine Mills. The accompanying verse, ‘I don’t want to fly’, said she ‘I only want to squirm’/She drooped her wings defectedly/But still her voice was firm/’I do not want to be a fly/I want to be a worm….’ is by Charlotte Perkins Stetson (Gilman). A pretty coloured card – published herself by Ernestine Mills. Fine – unposted                                                                                                                                                  £120

 

  1. THOMSON-PRICE, Louisa Types of Anti-Suffragists  [14015] ‘The gentleman who thinks that ‘Women have no right to Vote because they can’t defend their Country.’  The gentleman is a weedy pen-pusher. Louisa Thomson-Price was an early member of the Women’s Freedom Le’ague, became a consultant editor of its paper, ‘The Vote’,  and was a director of Minerva Publishing, publisher of the paper. She contributed a series of cartoons – including this one – in 1909/10. Louisa Thomson Price took part in the WFL picket of the House of Commons and was very much in favour of this type of militancy. Very good  – slight marks across two corners where it has been held in an album – scarce     £120

 

  1. THOMSON-PRICE, Louisa Types of Anti-Suffragists  [14016] ‘The gentleman who thinks that women ought not to work and therefore under-pays his typist’.  The gentleman depicted is clearly a plutocrat. Louisa Thomson-Price was an early member of the Women’s Freedom League, became a consultant editor of its paper, ‘The Vote’,  and was a director of Minerva Publishing, publisher of the paper. She contributed a series of cartoons – including this one – in 1909/10. Louisa Thomson Price took part in the WFL picket of the House of Commons and was very much in favour of this type of militancy. Very good – scarce                                                                                                                                      £120 SOLD

 

  1. ‘In The Dim And Speculative Future’  [14653] Postcard. Asquith is depicted counting the petals on a flower – ‘This year – next year – sometime..’.. Drawn by G. Letcher, published by the Suffrage Atelier.  You can find out something of Gladys Letcher in my ‘Art and Suffrage: a biographical dictionary of suffrage artists.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted                                                            £150

 

  1. ‘LET US IN, FIDO’ Suffrage Atelier  [14555] say women carrying ‘Votes for Women’ banners as the stand at the bottom of the steps leading up to the ‘People’s House’ [i.e. Parliament], which is guarded by a fierce dog. Fido Asquith replies ‘No: some of you have tease me and puled my tail, so now I won’t let any of you come near me.’ The artist is Jessica Walters – a Bristol artist about whom you can read in detail in my ‘Art and Suffrage: a biographical dictionary of suffrage artists’ – and the card was published by the Suffrage Atelier in 1909.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine- unposted                                  £180 SOLD

 

  1. LOUISA THOMSON-PRICE Types of Anti-Suffragists WFL  [14566] ‘The man who thinks ‘Women are not Sufficiently Intelligent to Vote, Don’t You Know’.He sports a moustache and a pince-nez and leans nonchantly over the back of a chair.  Louisa Thomson-Price was an early member of the Women’s Freedom League, became a consultant editor of its paper, ‘The Vote’,  and was a director of Minerva Publishing, publisher of the paper. She contributed a series of cartoons – including this one – in 1909/10. Louisa Thomson Price took part in the WFL picket of the House of Commons and was very much in favour of this type of militancy. Very good – scarce                                                               £120

 

  1. THE ANTI-SUFFRAGE OSTRICH ‘The Sun is Not Rising’  [14559] The Anti-Suffragists are represented by an ostrich that is burying its head in the sand of ‘Ignorance’ and ‘Stupidity’ as the dawn of ‘Women’s Freedom’ rises. In fine condition – unposted                                               £180 SOLD

 

  1. THE ANTI-SUFFRAGE SOCIETY AS PROPHET Suffrage Atelier  [14558] A card in Catherine Courtauld’s series for the Suffrage Atelier. The Anti-Suffrage Society as donkey is standing on the cliffs watching a German aerial invasion (one flying machine is named ‘Das Vaterland’ another bears the double-headed eagle) and declaiming ‘Woe and desolation! Behold a woman-enfranchised England, prostrate beneath her descending foes’. A scarce card – fine condition – unposted                   £180 SOLD

 

  1. THE ANTI-SUFFRAGE SOCIETY AS SCIENTIST Suffrage Atelier  [14557] The artist is Catherine Courtauld and the card was published by the Suffrage Atelier. The Anti-Suffrage Society, in the shape of a donkey/scientist, a bust of Darwin by his side and representations of ‘Prehistoric Man’ and ‘Present-Day Man’ be is pontiificating on evolution: ‘In speaking of this great law of Evolution, ladies and gentleman, I must of course impress on you that it does not apply to women’. One of the series of ASS cards by this artists. A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine condition – unposted                 £180 SOLD

 

  1. THE CRY OF THE CHILDREN  [14655] Postcard by C. Hedley Charlton, printed and published by the Artists’ Suffrage League. For information on C(harlotte) Hedley Charlton see my ‘Art and Suffrage: a biographical dictionary of suffrage artists.A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted                 £120

 

  1. THE MODERN SHIRLEY  [14654] is the caption to a card by Isabel Pocock. She wears a ‘Votes for Women’ sash and holds a banner proclaiming ‘Political Power’. The reference in the caption is, of course, to Charlotte Bronte’s ‘Shirley;. Underneath the image Mr Sympson (a character from ‘Shirley’) in the guise of John Bull says ‘Are you a young lady?’
    Shirley (Girl of the Period) ‘I am a thousand times better – I am an honest woman and as such I will be treated.’ The card was published by the Suffrage Atelier c 1909.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted – scarce                                                                                                                                       £150

 

  1. ‘THE RIGHT DISHONOURABLE DOUBLE-FACE ASQUITH’ WSPU  [14556] The cartoon by ‘A Patriot’ appeared on the cover of the 19 Nov 1909 edition of ‘Votes for Women’. With one of his faces ‘Citizen Asquith’ is addressing a Peer of the Realm with ‘Down with privilege of birth – up with Democratic rule!’ and with the other he turns to a woman in prison clothes who is holding out her petition for Liberty and Equality and remonstrates ‘The rights of government belong to the aristocrats by birth – men. No liberty or equality for women!’ This image was also produced as a poster and resonated strongly among WSPU supporters. You can read about the artist – Alfred  Pearse in my ‘Art and Suffrage: a biographical dictionary of suffrage artists’. The card was published by the WSPU. In very good – unposted – condition                                                                                                                                                  £150

 

  1. WOMEN WRITERS’ SUFFRAGE LEAGUE  [14651] 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. A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. In fine condition – unposted                                        £120

 

 

 

Suffrage Postcards – Commercial Comic

 

 

  1. ARE WE DOWNHEARTED? NO!  [13603] Black and white postcard by Donald McGill – suffragette, holding on to her ‘Votes for Women’ banner, is carried into the Police Court by a policeman – her bottom very much to the fore – her umbrella fallen to the ground. Good –  posted in Battersea on, I think, 24 December 1906                                                                                                           £45

 

  1. BUT SURELY MY GOOD WOMAN DON’T YOU YEARN FOR SOMETHING …  [13649] The suffragettes are canvassing on the doorstep.  The artist is Arthur Moreland; the publisher is C.W. Faulkner. Very good – unposted                                                                                                                £45

 

  1. I PROTEST AGAINST MAN-MADE LAWS  [13648] The suffragette is in the dock. Artist is Arthur Moreland; publisher C.W. Faulkner. Very good – unposted                                                     £45

 

  1. ‘IT’S EQUAL RIGHTS- IT’S EQUAL PAY  [14530] They Hav’nt no time for me to-day’ says Cupid. Mabel Lucie Atwell is the artist – of this Valentine’s Day card. I would date it to the 1920s – card is unposted – published by Valentine’s. Fine condition                                                                 £10

 

  1. NOW MADAM – WILL YOU GO QUIETLY OR SHALL I HAVE TO USE FORCE?  [13650] The suffragette is interrupting a meeting. Artist is Arthur Moreland; publisher is C.W. Faulkner. Fair – unposted                                                                                                                                    £35

 

  1. ONCE I GET MY LIBERTY, NO MORE WEDDING BELLS FOR ME!  [13999] says harrassed dad as his wife walks out the door, leaving him to care for the babies. On the wall is a ‘Votes for Women’ poster. This is an American card sent from Washington to Illinois – but the message carried in the picture is very similar to those of British cards                                                                                      £35

 

  1. PETTICOAT GOVERNMENT  [14096] presumably the result of enfranchising women – Wife wields poker as her husband crawls out from under the tea table. She says, ‘Come along, come along, come along do, I’ve been waiting here for you’. Good – posted from London to Wincanton on 24 June 1911      £10

 

  1. SOUTHWOLD EXPRESS  [13658] ‘A slight engine trouble causes a delay – but is soon remedied’ is the caption. The artist/publisher is Reg Carter – in the ‘Sorrows of Southwold’ series. There are a number of joky cards about the Southwold train. In this one a suffragette sitting in a tree is taking advantage of a breakdown to lob a bomb – shouting ‘Votes for Women’. Very good                                       £35

 

  1. THE SIMPLE LIFE  [14691] A Wet Day in Camp – a stream runs through the sodden tent – as the suffragette pair sit on fence reading ‘Why we women want votes’. One in a series pub by C.W. Faulkner.Good – a little foxing around the margins not affecting the image. The card is typewritten from Rhodes on 10 Oct 1913 and the jokey message is congratulatng the recipient on impending nuptials. But how odd to take a suffragette card such as this to Rhodes with you. I suppose it’s just possible ‘Rhodes’ could have been a house name – but I’m not convinced. It must have been sent inside an envelope as their is no postmark                                                                                                                            £30

 

  1. THE SUFFRAGETTE Addresses a meeting of Citizens  [13620] A card from a Raphael Tuck series. ‘the Suffragette’ – masculinized, wild-eyed, and wearing a boater and tie harangues a few snotty-nosed childrenIn Raphael Tuck ‘The Suffragette’ Good – posted in 1908                                           £45

 

  1. THE SUFFRAGETTE’S VISION  [14449] Mrs Speaker sits enthroned – attended by a woman bearing the mace. During the years of the suffrage campaign opponents, while appalled at the thought that if women were given the vote there might one day be women members in the House of Commons, felt that the idea of a woman Speaker was just too ridiculous to contemplate. Good  – posted to ‘Miss Horning, Waterloo House, Southchurch Avenue, Southend-on-Sea’ who my researches reveal as ‘Miss Ethel Horning’, the daughter of a grocer. I think the card was posted in 1910 (by ‘Elsie’, who lived in Enfield) when she would have been c 22 years old.                                                                                £45

 

  1. VALENTINE SERIES:COMPARISONS The Attitude of Politicians towards Women’s Suffrage  [13808] 1) At Election Time (when the politician willingly accepts a petition) 2) At Westminster (when a policeman holds the suffragette back as she tries to present a petition to an MP). Staged photographic scenes in colour. Very good -uncommon – unposted                                                                 £38

 

  1. VALENTINE SUFFRAGETTE SERIES Gimme a Vote You Cowards  [13605] Printed in red and balck on white – policemen have a suffragette flat on the ground – while other comrades demosntrate around. Good – has been posted, but stamp removed                                                               £45

 

  1. VALENTINE SUFFRAGETTE SERIES Give Us a Vote Ducky! Oh do, There’s a Dear  [13606] wheedle three women as they make up to an aging gent. The caption reads ‘Why not try the Good Old Way?’ The sender has added little ink comments of her own (at least I think the sender was a woman). Good. Posted on 17 August 1907.                                                                                            £45

 

  1. VALENTINE SUFFRAGETTE SERIES Safe in the Arms of a Policeman[13604] Printed in red and black on white – dishevelled viragos are carried away by red-faced policemen. Good £45

 

  1. VALENTINE’S SERIES The Visiting Magistrate (Scene, In Holloway Prison)  [13813] Magistrate: ‘What can I do for you? Have you any complaints to make?’ Suffragette: ‘Yes, I have one demand – Votes for Women’. Staged photographic scene in colour. Very good – unposted                               £38

 

  1. VALENTINE’S SERIES:COMPARISONS Comparisons are Odious  [13809] 1) The male political prisoner (sits in his cell equipped with bookcase, wine and cigar) 2) The female political prisoner (the suffragette sits in her bare cell holding her duster and skilly).Staged photographic scenes in colour. Very good – uncommon – unposted                                                                                                    £38

 

  1. WHEN WOMEN VOTE: Washing Day  [13636] Father is in the kitchen bathing baby, while his wife and her friends sit in the parlour playing cards and eating chocolates – commenting ‘Yes, my old man is a lazy old wretch’. And that’s what will happen when women have the vote. Mitchell and Watkins series. Posted in 1908                                                                                                                           £45

 

  1. ‘WHERE ARE YOU GOING TO, MY PRETTY MAID?’  [14531] ‘I’m going a-voting Sir,’ she saud. ‘And who shall you vote for, my pretty?’ ‘That Duck in plus fours, kind sir’, she said’. The Flapper Vote. Young lady in short skirt and cloche hat has singled out the best-looking of the candidates as her choice. The artist is Donald McGill. Unposted – but probably dates from 1928 – around the time of the election at which women under 30 could vote for the first time. Very good                           £10

 

  1. THIS IS ‘THE HOUSE’ THAT MAN BUILT  [14657] And this is the Minister weary and worn/Who treated the Suffragette with scorn,/Who wanted a Vote, and (a saying to quote),/ Dared him to tread on the tail of the coat/If the bold Suffragette determined to get,/Into ‘THE HOUSE’ that man built.’ The Minister is surrounded by elegant suffragettes – with the House of Commons in the background. A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted                                                                                               £55

General Non-fiction

 

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

 

  1. 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

 

  1. 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

 

  1. 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 seleccted household hints and reccipes’. 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

 

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

 

  1. BARRATT, Alexandra (ed) Women’s Writing in Middle English Longman 1992 [11954] In Longmans Annotated Texts series. Soft covers – fine                                                                                 £10

 

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

 

  1. BEER, Janet Kate Chopin, Edith Wharton and Charlotte Perkins Gilman: studies in short fiction Palgrave 1997 r/p [11769] Focusses on a wide range of short fiction by these three women writers. Hardovers – fine £12

 

  1. 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

 

  1. BERNAU, Anke Virgins; a cultural history Granta 2007 [11911] Hardcover – fine in fine d/w £7

 

  1. BLAIR, Kirstie Form & Faith in Victorian Poetry & Religion OUP 2012 [13693] 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

 

  1. BLAKELEY, Georgina and BRYSON, Valerie (eds) The Impact of Feminism on Political Concepts and Debates Manchester University Press 2007 [11549] Soft covers – mint                          £10

 

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

 

  1. 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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. BRUMBERG, Joan Jacobs Fasting Girls: the history of anorexia nervosa Vintage 2000 [11925] Soft covers – fine £8

 

  1. BRYANT, Margaret The Unexpected Revolution: a study in the history of the education of women and girls in the nineteenth century University of London Institute of Education [14116] An excellent study. Soft covers – fine                                                                                                                       £18

 

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

 

  1. BUNDTZEN, Lynda The Other Ariel Sutton 2005 [12035] An examination of Plath’s original typescript for ‘Ariel’, comparing it to the version that was published by Ted Hughes. First published 2001. Soft covers – miint                                                                                                                       £5

 

  1. 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

 

  1. 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

 

  1. 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’. The front board is detached – . otherwise a good copy – and a very interesting association cop                                              £150

 

  1. CALLEN, Anthea Angel in the Studio: women in the arts and crafts movement 1870-1914 Astragal Books 1979 [14420] Widely researched and beautifully illustrated. Fine in d/w £35

 

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

 

  1. CHASE, Ellen Tenant Friends in Old Deptford Williams and Norgate 1929 [13804] With an introduction from the work of Octavia Hill. Ellen Chase (1863-1949) was an American who in 1886 came over from Boston to work with Octavia Hill. The book begins with a chapter describing ‘The management of houses on the Octavia Hill plan’ and ends with ‘Notes on house management’ – in between are descriptions of life in the slum ‘courts’ of Deptford. This copy bears the ownership inscription of ‘Elizabeth Sturge 2 Durdham Park Bristol’ (a house that, incidentally, now bears a blue plaque recording her occupancy) – one of Bristol’s pioneers in the field of women’s suffrage and women’s education Very good – scarce                                                                                                                                       £85

 

  1. CHENEY, Paul, MACKAY, Fiona and McALLISTER, Laura Women, Politics and Constitutional Change: the first years of the National Assembly for Wales University of Wales Press 2007 [11580] Soft covers – mint £12

 

  1. CLARKE, Norma The Rise and Fall of the Woman of Letters Pimlico 2004 [11882] Soft covers – fine                                                                                                                                                      £5

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. CRAWFORD, Elizabeth Enterprising Women: the Garretts and their circle Francis Boutle 2009 (r/p) [14506] Pioneering access to education at all levels for women, including training for the professions, the women of the Garrett circle opened the way for women to gain employment in medicine, teaching, horticulture and interiior design – and were also deeply involved in the campaign for women’s suffrage. Soft covers, large format, over 70 illustrations. Mint – new book £25

 

  1. 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

 

  1. DAVIS, Natalie Zemon Society and Culture in Early Modern France Polity Press 1998 (r/p) [11944] Soft covers – fine                                                                                                                       £14

 

  1. DAVISON, Peter The Fading Smile: poets in Boston from Robert Lowell to Sylvia Plath W.W. Norton 1994 [12031] Soft covers – fine £12

 

  1. DEAN-JONES, Lesley Ann Women’s Bodies in Classical Greek Science OUP 1996 [11865] Soft covers – fine                                                                                                                               £15

 

  1. 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

 

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

 

  1. DINNERSTEIN, Dorothy The Rocking of the Cradle and the Ruling of the World Women’s Press 1987 [11937] Soft covers – fine                                                                                                  £7

 

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

 

  1. DOYLE, Mark
    Fighting like the Devil for the sake of God:
    Protestants, Catholics and the origins of violence in Victorian Belfast Manchester University Press 2009 [11693] Soft covers – mint                                    £13

 

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

 

  1. DUBY, Georges Women of the Twelfth Century: vol 1: Eleanor of Aquitaine and Six Others Polity Press 1997 [11860] Soft covers – fine £7

 

  1. DUCHEN, Claire Women’s Rights and Women’s Lives in France 1944-1968 Routledge 1994 [11504] Explores women’s everyday lives in France between the liberation and May 1968 and considers the tensions created by competing visions of womanhood. Soft covers – fine – presentation copy from the author                                                                                                                                           £9

 

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

 

  1. 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

 

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

 

  1. FIGES, Eva Sex and Subterfuge: women writers to 1850 Macmillan 1982 [11876] Soft covers – fine £6

 

  1. FLESHER, Caroline McCracken The Doctor Dissected: a cultural autopsy of the Burke & Hare murders OUP 2012 [13434] Canvasses a wide range of media – from contemporary newspaper accounts and private correspondenc to Japanese comic books and videogames to analyse the afterlife of the Burke and Hare murders and consider its singular place in Scottish history. Mint in d/w (pub price £41.99) £28

 

 

  1. GLUCK, Sherna Berger and PATAI, Daphne (eds) Women’s Words: the practice of oral history Routledge 1991 [11532] Explores the theoretical, methodological, and practical problems that arise when women utilize oral history as a tool of feminist scholarship. Hardback – fine in d/w £15

 

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

 

  1. HARTLEY, C. GASQUOINE Motherhood and the Relationship of the Sexes  Eveleigh Nash 1917 [13724] Includes a chapter ‘The Position of Women as Affected by the War’. Good – uncommon    £10

 

  1. HASLETT, Caroline Teach Yourself Household Electricity English Universities Press, 3rd ed 1953 [14121] ‘It is but a short span in time since electric cookers and fires, vacuum-cleaners and washing-machines were timidly approached novelties, since electricity in the home meant electric light and little else; yet see to-day how far the well-electrified home outstrips these meagre limitations, how commonplace a sight is a well-equipped kitchen’. Good in torn d/w                                          £5

 

  1. HASLETT, Caroline (ed) The Electrical Handbook For Women The English Universities Press Ltd, 3rd ed 1939 [14122] Packed with information – diagrams and photographs. Very good in chipped d/w                                                                                                                                                    £12

 

  1. HELSINGER, Elizabeth Et Al (eds) The Woman Question: Social Issues, 1837-1883 Manchester University Press 1983 [12150] Volume II of ‘The Woman Question: Society and Literature in Britain and America, 1837-1883’. Fine £15

 

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

 

  1. HOFFMAN, P.C. They Also Serve: the story of the shop worker Porcupine Press 1949 [13728] Soft covers – very good £8

 

  1. HOLLIS, Patricia Ladies Elect: women in English local government 1865-1914 OUP 1987 [13264] Excellent study. Paper covers – good – now a scarce book £23

 

  1. JAMES, Selma Sex, Race and Class Falling Wall Press 1975 [13193] Paper covers – withdrawn from the Women’s Library                                                                                                                    £5

 

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

 

  1. KAPLAN, Cora Sea Changes: culture and feminism Verso 1986 [12414] Soft covers – fine £8

 

  1. KAUFFMAN, Linda Discourses of Desire: gender, genre, and epistolary fictions Cornell University Press 1986 [11881] Fine in fine d/w                                                                                         £25

 

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

 

  1. KERTZER, David and BARBAGLIO, Marzio (eds) Family Life in the Long Nineteenth Century 1789-1913 Yale University Press 2002 [11037] A collection of essays under the headings: Economy and Family Organization: State, Religion, Law and the Family; Demographic Forces; Family Relations. 420pp Heavy. Mint in d/w                                                                                                                    £18

 

  1. KESSLER-HARRIS, Alice Gendering Labor History University of Illinois Press 2007 [11578] Soft covers – mint                                                                                                                              £12

 

  1. KIDD, Alan and NICHOLLS, David (eds) Gender, Civic Culture and Consumerism: middle-class identity in Britain 1800-1940 Manchester University Press 1999 [11759] Soft covers – very good £12

 

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

 

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

 

  1. KIRKHAM, Margaret Jane Austen, Feminism and Fiction Harvester 1983 [12415] Soft covers – fine                                                                                                                                                    £10

 

  1. KRAEMER, Ross Shepard Her Share of Blessings: women’s religions among pagans, Jews, and Christians in the Greco-roman world OUP 1993 [11915] Soft covers – fine £12

 

  1. KRISHNAMURTI, G Women Writers of the 1890’s Henry Sotheran 1991 [14525] Catalogue of the exhibition of 500 books by 230 ‘New Woman’ writers held in London in the summer of 1991. Each entry bears a description of the book and most include comments. With an introduction by Margaret Drabble. 9 colour & 7 monochrome illustrations. Very good                                                                   £12

 

  1. 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

 

  1. LASDUN, Susan Making Victorians:The Drummond Children’s World 1827-1832 Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1981 [13260] Fine in fine d/w                                                                                  £10

 

  1. 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

 

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

 

  1. LLEWELYN DAVIES, Margaret (ed) Life As We Have Known it by Co-operative Working Women Virago 1977 [12131] First published in 1931- with an introduction by Virginia Woolf. Soft covers – good                                                                                                                                                      £5

 

  1. LLEWELYN DAVIES, Margaret (ed) Life As We Have Known it by Co-operative Working Women Virago 1977 [13729] First published in 1931- with an introduction by Virginia Woolf. Soft covers – good                                                                                                                                                      £5

 

  1. LLEWELYN DAVIES, Margaret (ed) Maternity: letters from working women collected by the Women’s Co-operative Guild Virago 1984 (r/p) [12143] First published in 1915. Soft covers – very good £8

 

  1. 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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. MCCRACKEN, Peggy The Romance of Adultery: queenship and sexual transgression in old French literature University of Pennsylvania Press 1998 [11976] Fine in fine d/w £38

 

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

 

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

 

  1. MERNISSI, Fatima Doing Daily Battle: interviews with Moroccan Women Women’s Press 1988 [11502] Translated by Mary Jo Lakeland. Soft covers – fine £5

 

  1. MILLER, Robert Researching Life Stories and Family Histories Sage 2000 [11520] Covers methods and issues involved in collecting and analysing family histories, and collecting and analysing life histories. (pub. price £24.99)                                                                                                                     £15

 

  1. MOTION, Andrew (ed) Interrupted Lives in Literature National Portrait Gallery 2004 [11964] Studies of Angela Carter, Katherine Mansfield, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Christopher Marlow, Edward Thomas and Sylvia Plath. Soft covers – fine                                                                                                    £7

 

  1. 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

 

  1. NODDINGS, Nel Women and Evil University of California Press 1989 [11913] ‘Examines several theological, philosophical, and psychological associations of women with evil in order to propose a counter-definition of evil from the perspective of women’s experience.’ Soft covers – fine     £15

 

  1. O’NEILL, Judith (ed) Critics on Charlotte and Emily Bronte Allen & Unwin 1968 [11974] Soft covers – internally good – although contents, clean and tight, have parted from covers                        £3

 

  1. 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

 

  1. 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

 

  1. 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

 

  1. 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

 

  1. PICHLER, Pia Talking Young Femininities Palgrave 2009 [11525] Explores the spontaneous talk of adolescent British girls from different socio-cultural backgrounds. Hardovers – mint ( pub price £50)                                                                                                                                                    £30

 

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

 

  1. POOVEY, Mary Uneven Developments: the ideological work of gender in mid-Victorian England Virago 1989 [13730] Paper covers – fine £12

 

  1. PORTER, Elisabeth Peacebuilding: women in international perspective Routledge 2007 [11567] Hardcovers – mint £20

 

  1. PUCKETT, Kent Bad Form: social mistakes and the nineteenth-century novel OUP 2008 [11711] Mint in d/w £25

 

  1. RAI, Shirin The Gender Politics of Development: essays in hope and despair Zed Books 2008 [11556] A comprehensive assessment of how gender politics has emerged and developed in post-colonial states. Soft covers – mint £12

 

  1. RANKE-HEINEMANN, Uta Eunuchs for the Kingdom of Heaven: women, sexuality and the Catholic church Penguin 1990 [11901] Soft covers – very good £7

 

  1. RAPPOPORT, Jill Giving Women: alliance and exchange in Victorian culture OUP 2012 [13413] examines the literary expression and cultural consequences of English women’s giving from the 1820s to the First World War – in the work of Charlotte Bronte, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Elizabeth Gaskell and Christina Rossetti – as well as in literary annuals and political pamphlets. Through giving, women redefined the primary allegiances of teh everyday lives, forged public coalitions, and advanced campaigns for abolition, slum reform, eugenics, and suffrage. Mint in d/w (pub price £45.99) £32

 

  1. ROBERTS, Alison Hathor Rising: the serpent power in ancient Egypt Northgate 1995 [11866] Soft covers – fine £8

 

  1. ROBINS, Gay Women in Ancient Egypt British Museum Press 1993 [11867] Soft covers – fine   £6

 

  1. ROBINSON, Jane Pandora’s Daughters: the secret history of enterprising women Constable 2002 [11214] A study of 100 or so women, over 25 centuries, who chose to make an independent way through life. Fine in d/w £10

 

  1. SAGE; a scholarly journal on black women The Sage Women’s Educational Press Inc 1986 [11676] Issue for Vol III, no 2 Fall 1986 – entitled ‘Africa and the Diaspora’. Includes contributions from Audre Lorde and Paula Giddings. Fine                                                                                                  £4

 

  1. SAGE, a scholarly journal on black women  The Sage Women’s Educational Press Inc 1988 [11677] Issue for Vol V, no 1 Summer 1988. Very good                                                                         £4

 

  1. SAGE; a scholarly journal on black women The Sage Women’s Educational Press Inc 1990 [11678] Issue for Vol VII, no 1 Summer 1990                                                                                         £4

 

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

 

  1. SALES, Roger Jane Austen and Representations of Regency England Routledge 1996 [11362] Soft covers – mint                                                                                                                              £15

 

  1. SANKOVITCH, Tilde French Women Writers and the Book: myths of access and desire Syracuse University Press 1988 [11883] Soft covers – fine £8

 

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

 

  1. SERVADIO, Gaia Renaissance Woman I.B. Taurus 2005 [11982] Fine in fine d/w            £8

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. 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

 

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

 

  1. SIDDLE, David J. (ed) Migration, Mobility and Modernization Liverpool University Press 2000 [11670] In series ‘Liverpool Studies in European Population’. Essays include ‘Motives to Move: Reconstructing Individual Migration Histories in early Eighteenth-Century Liverpool’ and ‘Mobility Among Women in Nineteeth-century Dublin’. Soft covers – mint                                            £10

 

  1. 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

 

  1. SPENDER, Dale Time and Tide Wait for No Man: the story of a feminist political weekly in the 1920s Pandora 1984 [13732] Selections from the first 15 years of ‘Time and Tide’. Soft covers – fine £6

 

  1. STAFFORD, William English feminists and their opponents in the 1790s; unsex’d and proper females Manchester University Press 2002 [11757] Fine in fine d/w (pub. price £45) £25

 

  1. STEINER, Wendy The Trouble with Beauty Heinemann 2001 [11929] Explores the 20th century’s troubled relationship with beauty. Hardcover – fine in fine d/w                                               £12

 

  1. STEVENS, John Medieval Romance: themes and approaches Hutchinson University Library 1973 [11945] Hardcover – fine in fine d/w £15

 

  1. STONE, Alison An Introduction to Feminist Philosophy Polity 2007 [11566] Soft covers – mint £13

 

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

 

  1. TAYLOR, James Boardroom Scandal: the criminalization of company fraud in 19th-century Britain OUP 2013 [13435] Mint in d/w (pub price £60) £38

 

  1. TAYLOR, Yvette Working-class Lesbian Life: classed outsiders Palgrave 2007 [11575] Hardcovers – mint (pub. price £45) £10

 

  1. 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

 

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

 

  1. 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

 

  1. TOMAN, John Kilvert’s World of Wonders; growing up in mid-Victorian England Lutterworth Press 2013 [13419] Presents the diarist Francis Kilvert as a typical mid-Victorian, excited by the scientific and tchnological forces ushering in the modern world. Describes the diarist’s upbringing and education to show the origins of his outlook. Soft covers – mint (pub price £25) £18

 

  1. 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

 

  1. 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

 

  1. WALTER, Natasha Living Dolls: the return of sexism Virago 2010 (r/p) [11936] Soft covers – fine £9

 

  1. (WEST) Carl Rollyson Rebecca West; a saga of the century Hodder & Stoughton 1995 [11993] Hardcovers – fine in fine d/w £7

 

  1. WILSON, Philip K (ed) Childbirth: Vol 3:Methods and Folklore Garland Publishing 1996 [11065] An anthology of key primary sources centring on methods of childbirth -covering ‘Painless Childbirth’ from the 18th century onwards; ”Caesarian Sections’ and ’20th Century Natural Childbirth’ and ‘Oral Traditions and Folklore of Pregnancy and Childbirth’ A single volume from a 5-voume series. Fine – 433pp    £25

 

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

 

  1. XINRAN The Good Women of China: hidden voices Chatto & Windus 2002 [11889] First-hand accounts by a wide range of women of life in China. Hardcover – fine in fine d/w £6

 

General Biography

 

  1. The Ladies’ Who’s Who (with which is incorporated the Ladies’ Court Book and Guide – including Anglo-American Section) The International Art & Publishing Co, Ltd 1923 [13709] 759-pp of biographical reference – and advertisements. Good and tight in red cloth covers decorated in gilt £55

 

  1. (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

 

  1. (ALLEN) John C. Hirsh Hope Emily Allen: medieval scholarship and feminism Pilgrim Books (Oklahoma) 1988 [11995] Biography of an American medieval scholar, born in 1883 – who spent time at Newnham. Fine £15

 

  1. (ALVAREZ) Al Alvarez Where Did it All Go Right: an autobioraphy Richard Cohen Books 1999 [12013] Poet, critic, novelist, poker player , rock climber- and friend of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath. Fine in fine d/w                                                                                                                            £6

 

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

 

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

 

  1. (BEETON) Kathryn Hughes The Short Life and Long Times of Mrs Beeton Harper 2006 [10918] Excellent biography. Soft covers – fine                                                                                       £6

 

  1. 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

 

  1. (BENSON) Arthur C. Benson Life and Letters of Maggie Benson John Murray 1918 [14376] Life of an exceptionally able – although ultimately tragic – woman – member of the rather extraordinary Benson family. Good                                                                                                                              £28

 

  1. (BEWICK) Jenny Uglow Nature’s Engraver: the life of Thomas Bewick Faber 2006 [11894] Hardcover – fine in fine d/w £10

 

  1. (BRONTES) Brian Wilks The Illustrated Brontes of Haworth: scenes and characters from the lives and writings of the Bronte sisters Collins 1986 [12448] Fine in fine d/w £8

 

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

 

  1. (BURNEY) Kate Chisholm Fanny Burney: her life 1752-1840 Vintage 1999 [11969] Soft covers – fine £5

 

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

 

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

 

  1. CRAWFORD, Anne et al (eds) Europa Biographical Dictionary of British Women: over 1000 notable women from Britain’s Past Europa 1983 [12408] Soft covers – 536pp – fine £10

 

  1. (DE STAEL/CONSTANT) Renee Winegarten Germaine de Stael and Benjamin Constant: a dual biography Yale University Press 2008 [11963] Hardcovers – fine in fine d/w £12

 

  1. (DERBY) Angus Hawkins The Forgotten Prime Minister: the 14th Earl of Derby:Achievement, 1851-1969 OUP 2008 [11701] Mint in d/w                                                     £16

 

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

 

  1. (DU MAURIER) Martin Shallcross The Private World of Daphne Du Maurier Robson Books 1991 [12399] Biography – by a friend. Fine in d/w                                                                             £5

 

  1. DUNFORD, Penny A Biographical Dictionary of Women Artists in Europe and America since 1850 Harvester 1990 [10850] Fine                                                                                                    £35

 

  1. (ELEANOR) Ralph Turner Eleanor of Aquitaine Yale University Press 2009 [11956] Hardcover – fine in fine d/w                                                                                                                          £15

 

  1. (ELIOT) Carole Seymour-Jones Painted Shadow: a lfie of Vivienne Eliot Constable & Robinson 2001 [11992] Fine in fine d/w £9

 

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

 

  1. (GAUTIER) Joanna Richardson Judith Gautier: a biography Quartet 1986 [12432] Biography of French woman of letters – and muse. Soft covers – fine £6

 

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

 

  1. (GOYA) Julia Blackburn Old Man Goya Jonathan Cape 2002 [10975] Follows Goya through the last 35 years of his life. Very good in d/w                                                                                         £8

 

  1. (HALDANE) Elizabeth Haldane From One Century to Another Alexander Maclehose 1937 [14375] She was born in 1862, into an eminent Scottish Liberal family – an interesting autobiography by one who was at the heart of things. Good – cover marked – remains of Boots Library label                   £12

 

  1. (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

 

  1. (HOOKS) Bell Hooks Wounds of Passion: a writing life Women’s Press 1998 [10848] A memoir describing her struggle to become a writer. Soft covers – fine £4

 

  1. (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

 

  1. (JAMESON) Clara Thomas Love and Work Enough: the life of Anna Jameson Macdonald 1967 [12070] Good £10

 

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

 

  1. (JEBB) Alice Salomon Eglantyne Jebb  Union Internationale de Secours Aux Enfants 1936 [13170] Short study in French. Paper covers – 53pp – very good                                                             £5

 

  1. LANE, Maggie Literary Daughters Robert Hale 1989 [10844] Studies of Fanny Burney, Maria Edgeworth, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Charlotte Bronte, George Eliot, Emily Dickinson, Beatrix Potter and Virginia Woolf – and their fathers. Very good in d/w                                                        £15

 

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

 

  1. (LEIGH) Michael and Melissa Bakewell Augusta Leigh: Byron’s half-sister – a biography Chatto & Windus 2000 [12012] Hardcovers – fine in fine d/w £8

 

  1. (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

 

  1. LONGFORD. Elizabeth Eminent Victorian Women The History Press 2008 [11729] First published in 1981. This edition with an introduction by Judith Kazantzis. Soft covers – mint                   £5

 

  1. (MACAULAY) Jane Emery Rose Macaulay: a writer’s life John Murray 1991 [11888] Soft covers – fine £6

 

  1. (MARTYN) Christopher Hodgson (compiler) Carrie: Lincoln’s Lost Heroine privately published 2010 [14222] A biographical anthology of works relating to Caroline Eliza Derecourt Martyn, socialist. Soft covers – fine                                                                                                                               £10

 

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

 

  1. (MONTGOMERY) Catherine Andronik Kindred Spirit: a biography of L.M. Montgomery, creator of Anne of Green Gables Athenaeum 1993 [12441] Very good- in fine d/w £8

 

  1. (MONTGOMERY) Mary Rubio and Elizbeth Waterston (eds) The Selected Journals of L.M. Montgomery: vol 1 1889-1910 OUP 1985 [12426] Fine in very good d/w -424pp – heavy   £15

 

  1. (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

 

  1. (MORGAN) Sydney Lady Morgan Passage From My Autobiography Richard Bentley 1859 [13675] ‘The following pages are the simple records of a transition existence, socially enjoyed, and pelasantly and profitably occupied, during a journey of a few months from Ireland to Italy.’ Good – in original decorative mauve cloth                                                                                                                                £18

 

  1. 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

 

  1. (NIGHTINGALE) Lynn McDonald (ed) Florence Nightingale’s European Travels Wilfrid Laurier Press 2004 [11112] Her correspondence, and a few short published articles, from her youthful European travels. She is an excellent observer and reporter. Fine in d/w – 802pp                                     £45

 

  1. (ORIGO) Caroline Moorehead Iris Origo: Marchesa of Val d’Orcia John Murray 2000 [12007] Hardcovers – fine in fine d/w £6

 

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

 

  1. PARRY, Melanie (ed) Chambers Biographical Dictionary of Women Chambers 1996 [12421] Soft covers – fine – 741pp – heavy                                                                                                     £10

 

  1. (PASTON) Helen Castor Blood and Roses Faber 2004 [11981] A family biography tracing the Pastons’ story across three generations. Mint in mint d/w                                                                         £8

 

  1. (PILKINGTON) Norma Clarke Queen of the Wits: a life of Laetitia Pilkington Faber 2008 [11058] Biography of a woman of the 18th century – poetess, fallen woman and wit. Mint in d/w £17

 

  1. (PLATH/HUGHES) Diane Middlebrook Her Husband: Hughes and Plath: a marriage Little,Brown 2004 [12020] Fine in fine d/w £8

 

  1. (RIDING) Deborah Baker In Extremis; the life of Laura Riding Hamish Hamilton 1993 [11989] Fine in very good d/w £7

 

  1. (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

 

  1. SICHERMAN, Barbara et al (eds) Notable American Women: The Modern Period Belknap Press of Harvard University Press 1980 [12418] Soft covers – 773pp – heavy – very good £12

 

  1. (SIMPSON) Morrice McCrae Simpson: the turbulent life of a medical pioneer Birlinn 2011 [13433] The discoverer of ‘the blessed chloroform’ and, as such, an important figure in ‘woman’s sphere’. Soft covers – mint £5

 

 

  1. (ST TERESA OF AVILA) St Teresa of Avila by Herself Penguin Classics 1957 (r/p) [11950] Soft covers – fine                                                                                                                                 £6

 

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

 

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

 

  1. (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

 

  1. (TREFUSIS) Philippe Jullian and John Phillips Violet Trefusis: life and letters Hamish Hamilton 1976 [12443] Fine in fine d/w £8

 

  1. (TUDOR) Maria Perry Sisters to the King deutsch 2002 [12024] Lives of the sisters of Henry VIII – Queen Margaret of Scotland and Queen Mary of France. Soft covers – fine                             £4

 

  1. WALLER, Maureen Sovereign Ladies: the six reigning queens of England John Murray 2007 [11023] Soft covers – mint £6

 

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

 

General Ephemera

 

  1. ASSOCIATION OF ASSISTANT MISTRESSES Education Policy; with special reference to Secondary Education no date (early 20th c) [14163] 4-pp leaflet – good – ex-Board of Education library                                                                                                                                                      £5

 

  1. 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

 

  1. (AUSTEN) Frederick Bussby Jane Austen in Winchester Friends of Winchester Cathedral  [14187] Essay delineating Jane Austen’s links to Winchester. Soft covers – pamphlet – fine                   £8

 

  1. BRITISH MEDICAL ASSOCIATION Report of Committee on Industrial Health in Factories BMA 1941 [12334] 43-pp wartime report – paper covers – good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library   £3

 

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

 

  1. CENSUS OF SCOTLAND 1911 VOL II Report of the Twelfth Decennial Census of Scotland HMSO [1913] [12385] Missing front blue paper cover and some pages at end that cover talbels XLVI-LI – but 562pp are present and correct. Withdrawn from the Women’s Library                                    £15

 

  1. CHARITY ORGANISATION SOCIETY H. Holman A Restatement of the First Principles of Charity Organisation Work COS 1912 [14100] Paper read on 21 May 1912 at the 21st Annual National Conference of Charity Organisation Societies, Manchester. Paper covers – 24pp – good – unusual     £25

 

  1. CHARITY ORGANISATION SOCIETY J.W. Pennyman The Cost of Good Work COS 1895 [14099] A Paper read at the Cheltenham Charity Organisation Conference. ‘How shall we estimate the cost of good work? To do this we shall have to realise what is meant by good work, and to consider the special needs of our locality.’ A discussion of the financial costs of local charity. COS Occasional Paper No 57. 6-pp – unusual                                                                                                                £18

 

  1. CO-OPERATIVE WOMEN’S GUILD CUP AND SAUCER  [14538] – or perhaps better described as a mug and plate. Both pieces are decorated with the well-known image of the woman in apron and with basket looking out over a milltown to a new dawn – and with the Guild’s motto ‘Of whole heart cometh hope’. With the ‘Windsor’ china mark of the Co-operative Wholesale Society. I rather think the mug, with its narrow base, was made so it could be balanced on the ‘plate’ – so members could drink their tea and eat their biscuits as they chatted after meetings. But that may be fanciful. Founded in 1883, the Guild dissolved as a national organisation in 2016. Very good – with one tiny chip on underside of saucer/plate – unusual                                                                                                                 £30

 

  1. COMMISSION OF ENQUIRY INTO INDUSTRIAL UNREST: Report of the Commission for Wales HMSO 1917 [13215] 50pp – good reading copy – bound into later card covers – ex-Board of Education Library                                                                                                                      £12

 

  1. DAILY MIRROR 2 October 1940  [10719] The headline is ‘First Women to win GM’. – describing the actions that had led to three A.R.P. women being awarded the George Medal for Valour. Very good                                                                                                                                                      £4

 

  1. DAVIES, Dilys The Problem of Girls’ Education in Wales  Association for Promoting the Education of Girls in Wales 1887 [14524] ‘An Address delivered before the Welsh National Society of Liverpool, on January 13th 1887’. ‘The need of education is never felt more keenly than by the woman whose faculiteis have been undeveloped by wise guidance in childhood, and who is thrown unexpectedly on her own resources to fend for herself, and earn an honest living’. Very sensible. 14-pp pamphlet – very good – but with foxing                                                                                                                                £18

 

  1. 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

 

  1. GRUBBE, JULIA HARRIET  [14212] A collection of photograph and over 20 letters relating to Julia Harriet Grubbe (1845-1907), the daughter of John Eustace Grubbe, magistrate, parliamentary agent and sometime mayor of Southwold. A very large page carries 11 photographs of Julia, covering the whole of her life. In the 1880s/90s, from which period most of the letters (all written to her) date, she lived with her parents and four unmarried siblings in Park Lane, Southwold. A study of the letters gives an insight into the concerns of a woman of her class and time. In very good condition                           £45

 

  1. HILL, Charles H. E. Memorandum on the National Service Acts, 1939-41 and other emergency legislation prepared for the War Resisters’ International War Resisters’ International 1942 [12367] 16-pp pamphlet – withdrawn from the Women’s Library £4

 

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

 

  1. HMSO National Advisory Committee on the Employment of Older Men and Women HMSO  [12277] The First Report, Oct 1953 and Second Report, Dec 1955. Paper covers – good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library. Together                                                                                                         £4

 

  1. 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

 

  1. JOSEPHINE BUTLER  [11205] photograph of her- head and shoulders – by Elliott and Fry. Has been someone’s pin-up – pin mark at top of card – well clear of photograph. Fair                     £10

 

  1. LETTER FROM ELLEN BOWYER  [14422] to, I think, the editor of a journal. The letter is dated 12 May 1893 and was written from her home in Brighton (25 Park Crescent). She was Lady Ellen Bowyer (1832-1899), wife of Sir William, and had contributed articles on a variety of topics – such as ‘Women in Government’, Woman in Spiritual Supremacy’, ‘The Birthright of Woman’ etc. She was also the author of ‘Clairaudient Thought: the divine romance of love and war’, 1898. In the letter she discusses her various literary works and mentions that ‘there is not much improvement in Sir William’s health’ – in fact he died 18 days later.  4-pp mss letter – very good                                                                                 £15

 

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

 

  1. 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

 

  1. 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                                                                                                   £25

 

  1. 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

 

  1. NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE The National Health Service (Service Committees and Tribunal) Regulations 1948 HMSO 1948 [12551] 30-pp – good – withdrawn from the collection of the Association for Moral and Social Hygiene – good – with some marginal pencilled emphases.                       £1

 

  1. NATIONAL UNION OF FAMILY ASSOCIATIONS World Congress for Family and Population 1947 [12532] The Congress was held in Paris in June 1947. Paper covers – good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library                                                                                                                          £3

 

  1. NOBLE WOMEN; Windows in the Lady Chapel Liverpool Cathderal Liverpool Cathedral (no date) [12237] Booklet describing the stained glas window, designed by James Hogan in 1921 and painted by A.A. Burcombe of Whitefriars Studios. The ‘noble women’ included those with Liverpool connections, such as Jemima Clough, Josephine Butler and Agnes Jones, as well as ones, such as Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Christina Rossetti, who did not. 16-pp – card covers – very good                       £4

 

  1. PAOLA AND FRANCESCA  [14423] programme for the production of ‘Paola and Francesca’ by Stephen Phillips staged by George Alexander at the St James’s Theatre in March 1902. The cast included Elizabeth Robins, Henry Ainley, Lilian Braithwaite and Evelyn Millard. The programme conmprises, as well as the cast list, a long history of the story of Paola and Francesca, notes on the costumes, the scenery, and the music. Good condition                                                                                                   £5

 

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

 

  1. REPORT OF THE STREET OFFENCES COMMITTEE HMSO 1928 [14380] The Committee included Margery Fry. Good – 50pp – withdrawn from the Women’s Library                            £5

 

  1. SOCIETY FOR PROMOTING THE EMPLOYMENT OF WOMEN  [14690] Certificate awarded to Mary Butland  by the King’s College examiner on 8 July 1879 for an exam in Bookkeeping and arithmetic. She had taken ‘the first place out of eleven Candiddates. She writes clearly and well and she proved remarkably accurate’. Two year later Mary Butland, aged 17, is listed on the census, living at home with her parents in Paddington and working as a ‘female clerk’. She married in 1888 and doubtless helped her husband, a builder and decorater, with the bookkeeping. Fine – most unusual                   £55

 

  1. SWANWICK, H.M. Women and War Union of Democratic Control [no date -1915] [14204] She was one of the founding members of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom in 1915 and resigned from the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies after it refused to send delegates to the International Women’s Congress at The Hague. Paper covers – good internally – front cover present but detached.                                                                                                                                   £48

 

  1. TEACHERS’ GUILD Helps to Self-Help for Teachers by Assurance and Investment through the Teachers’ Guild 1901 [13221] Paper covers – 28pp – good – ex-Board of Education Library £8

 

  1. 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

 

  1. 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

 

  1. 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

 

  1. THE ASSOCIATION FOR MORAL AND SOCIAL HYGIENE The Alison Neilans Memorial Lectures AMSH  [12337] 3 of these annual lectures: 1) No 5 Mary Stocks, Josephine Butler and the Moral Standards of Today, 1961; 2) No 6 T.C.N. Gibbens, The Clients of Prostitutes, 1962 and 3) A Summary of the Tenth Alison Neilans Memorial Lecture given by Dr R.D. Catterall, 1967.  Paper covers – in good condition, withdrawn from the Women’s Library. Together                                     £10

 

  1. THE EDUCATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE TEACHERS’ GUILD OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND A Catalogue of the Historical Section 1896 [13219] A list of  the  costumes, tables, charts, photographs, maps and lantern slides that were available for hire by teachers. Interesting. Paper covers – 20pp – fair – ex-Board of Education Library                                                                               £8

 

  1. THE HOUSEHOLD WASH A collection of modern postcards all associated with the household wash. 26 of the cards are reproductions of late-19th and early-20th century advertisements for e.g.Sunlight Soap, Recitts Blue, Rinso, Vim Persil etc. 8 cards are reproductions of various washing days. 2 cards are typograhical 1980s humour with a washing-day theme. Together with an original advertising 6-pp fold-out leaflet for E.G. Bentford’s Washing, Wringing and Mangling Machines. The leaflet is printed on both sides – showing, therefore, 12 of their lines of stock. The firm was based in Brighton – the leaflet dates from, I think, the beginning of the 20th century. The postcards are all unused and unposted. The advertising leaflet is in good condition. As a collection   [11626]                                           £25

 

  1. 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

 

  1. THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF WOMEN OF GREAT BRITAIN Handbook 1960-61 National Council of Women 1961 [12319] Packed with names and addresses. Soft covers -56pp – fine £3

 

  1. THE SPECTATOR AUGUST 6 1836  [14067] Includes a report of a wife offered for sale at ‘the new Islington cattle market’. She fetched 26s.                                                                          £20

 

  1. 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

 

  1. 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

 

  1. 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 -with photographs – 16pp – good – ex-Board of Education library                                                                                       £14

 

  1. 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

 

  1. WARWICK, The Countess Of Unemployment: its causes and consequences Twentieth Century Press, no date (c 1906) [14117] Pamphlet – 16pp – first published as two articles in the ‘Daily Mail’ in Feb 1906. Good internally. The rather grubby pink paper covers – with a v glamourous photograph of the author – are present  – heavily chipped – but detached. Scarce                                                                £45

 

  1. 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                                                                                                                 £20

 

  1. WOMAN AT HOME (Annie S. Swan’s Magazine) Hodder & Stoughton 1894 [13692] Includes chapters from Annie Swan’s  ‘Elizabeth Glen, M.B.; the experiences of a lady doctor’, as well as the usual wide range of interviews, articles -including fashion, cookery and house furnishing, and stories. Good – hundreds of pages!                                                                                                                    £18

 

  1. WOMEN’S EMPLOYMENT FEDERATION Careers: a memorandum on openings and trainings for girls and women 1964 [12281] The 21st ed. Soft covers – 146pp – very good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library                                                                                                                          £5

 

  1. WOMEN’S EMPLOYMENT FEDERATION Memorandum on Openings and Trainings for Women WEF 1936 [12270] Opportunities for women – from Accountancy to Youth Leadership. Paper covers – good -20pp                                                                                                                                 £15

 

  1. WOMEN’S EMPLOYMENT FEDERATION Women Want to Work: some notes on prospects, training and finding work for the older woman with a good educational background WEF 1964 [12271] Paper covers – 44pp – good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library £4

 

  1. 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

 

General Postcards

 

  1. BEDFORD COLLEGE The Common Room    [13254] Real photographic card – I can see a print of G. F.Watts’ ‘Hope’ among the pictures – and is that a portrait of Emily Penrose over the fireplace? I’m not sure. Very good – printed in Berlin so probably dates from pre-1914 – unposted                     £10

 

  1. 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

 

  1. THE CITY WOMAN’S CLUB: 8 Wine Office Court, Fleet Street, London EC4  [12471] postcard – linedrawing – depicting an exterior view of this club and two of its elegant young members. The club was opened c 1920 – this card probably dates from c 1930. Unposted -the card is a little creased at the top right – an unusual item                                                                                                               £15

 

Sheet Music

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

General Fiction

 

  1. AITKEN, David Sleeping with Jane Austen No Exit Press 2000 [12417] Facetious crime novel. Soft covers – very good                                                                                                                       £4

 

  1. BRONTE, Emily Wuthering Heights OUP 2009 [11721] Text edited by Ian Jack, with an introduction and additional notes by Helen Small. In World’s Classics series. Soft covers                            £4

 

  1. BUCKLEY, W.K. Sylvia’s Bells Small Poetry Press (California) 2007 (2nd ed) [12038] Poems. Soft covers – mint – signed by the author (although I daresay most copies are)                                  £3

 

  1. DONOVAN, Anne Being Emily Canongate 2008 [11966] A ‘coming-of-age’ novel, set in Glasgow – with the spirit of Haworth lurking. Paperback Original – fine                                                     £5

 

  1. FALCONER, Lanoe Mademoiselle Ixe T. Fisher Unwin  7th ed, 1924 [12648] In Cabinet Library series                                                                                                                                                      £5

 

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

 

  1. FERMI, Sarah Emily’s Journal Pegasus 2006 [11965] Written as if in her own words ‘Emily’s Journal’ explores in minute detail the possibilty that ‘Wuthering Heights’ was not entirely ‘invented’. Interrogates census records, parish registers, and wills – and marries the evidence with the contents of her works. Soft covers – fine                                                                                                                                 £5

 

  1. FREED, Lynn The Servants’ Quarters Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009 [11975] ‘A witty, original take on ‘Beauty and the Beast’ featuring a fiercely intrepid young Jewish girl plagued by fears of the Holocaust, a wealthy, cultured aristocrat horribly disfigured in World War II and a mother whose ambitions know no bounds.’ Fine in fine d/w                                                                                                        £7

 

  1. HUGHES, Ted Wolfwatching Faber 1989 [12032] Soft covers – very good                          £4

 

  1. JOHNSON, Sue The Broken Book Allen & Unwin (Australia) 2004 [12454] A novel inspired by the life of the Australian writer, Charmian Clift. Soft covers – mint                                                 £6

 

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

 

  1. KINGSOLVER, Barbara The Lacuna Faber 2009 [12015] Fine in fine d/w                       £8

 

  1. MULFORD, Wendy (ed) The Virago Book of Love Poetry Virago 1990 [12039] Soft covers – fine                                                                                                                                                      £5

 

  1. QUINN, Anthony Half the Human Race Cape 2011 [12485] ‘London. In the sweltering summer of 1911, the streets ring to the cheers of the new king’s coronation, and to the cries of suffragist women marching for the vote. One of them is the 21-year-old daughter of a middle-class Islington family fallen on hard times…Forced to abandon her dream of a medical career she is now faced with another hard choice – to maintain lawful protest against an intransigient government or to join the glass-breaking militants in the greatest cause…’ I was, I must admit, surprised to find it engaging and intelligent – rather more convincing than many of the early 20th-century suffragist novels. And there’s a man and cricket in there as well. A good read. Mint in mint d/w – signed by the author                                        £12

 

  1. RIDLEY, Elizabeth The Remarkable Journey of Miss Tranby Quirke Virago 1997 [11231] Set in 1909 – among the suffragettes. Soft covers – good                                                                     £5

 

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

 

  1. 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

 

Women and the First World War

 

  1. CROFTON, Eileen The Women of Royaumont: a Scottish women’s hospital on the Western Front Tuckwell Press 1997 [14225] Excellent study. Soft covers – very good £12

 

  1. DOUGLAS-PENNANT, Violet Under the Search-Light: the record of a great scandal Allen & Unwin 1922 [14129] In June 1918 Violet Douglas-Pennant was appointed Commandant, Women’s Royal Air Force – only to be dismissed two months later ‘by direction of Lord Weir and Sir Auckland Geddes on the advice of Lady Rhondda, who acted without enquiry on secret information supplied to her, as well as to Mr Tyson Wilson MP, and Miss P. Strachey, by Mrs Beatty and others’. How intriguing. The book takes 463 pp to cover the ‘scandal’. Douglas-Pennant wrote it as her self-justificatory account of events “so that my name & honour may at last be vindicated.” Includes recollections of her ten weeks’ in charge, a Who’s Who of the personalities involved & full details of the House of Lords Inquiry into her dismissal. Good                                                                                                                                          £85

 

  1. (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

 

  1. MUNITION WORKERS  [14442] – mainly women  -pose for the photographer. They are wearing their caps and the triangular-shaped munition workers badge can be seen pinned to many of the overall dresses. Young men sit at the front – displaying the fruits of their labours – shells.There were a number of munitions factories in Bradford, including the Low Moor munitions factory that suffered a large explosion in 1916. There’s no clue as to the name of the factory in the photograph. The card bears the imprint of the Belle Vue Studios, Bradford – which was one of the best-known in the city and was in business until 1985. Good condition – appears to have been cut down by about 1 cm at some time              £35

 

  1. 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

 

  1. YOUR KING & COUNTRY WANT YOU a woman’s recruiting song Chappell & Co 1914 [14390] 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

 

  1. 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

 

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Now Published

Art and Suffrage: a biographical dictionary of suffrage artists discusses the lives and work of over 100 artists, each of whom made a positive contribution to the women’s suffrage campaign. Most, but not all, the artists were women, many belonging to the two suffrage artists’ societies – the Artists’ Suffrage League and the Suffrage Atelier. Working in a variety of media –producing cartoons, posters, banners, postcards, china, and jewellery – the artists promoted the suffrage message in such a way as to make the campaign the most visual of all those conducted by contemporary pressure groups.

In the hundred plus years since it was created, the artwork of the suffrage movement has never been so widely disseminated and accessible as it is today, the designs as appealing as they were during the years before the First World War when the suffrage campaign was at its height. Yet hitherto little has been known about most of the artists who produced such popular images. Art and Suffrage remedies this lack and sets their artistic contribution to the suffrage cause within the context of their reanimated lives, giving biographical details, including addresses, together with information on where their work may be seen.

With over 100 illustrations, in black-and-white and in colour.

Published by Francis Boutle     Soft cover                                                £20

 

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Perhaps these books may also be of interest:

Kate Parry Frye: the long life of an Edwardian actress and suffragette

Published by ITV Ventures as a tie-in with the series: ‘The Great War: The People’s Story’ this e-book tells Kate’s life story from her Victorian childhood to her brave engagement with the Elizabethan New Age. For details see here (and many more posts on my website).

Available to download from iTunes or Amazon

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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

In his review of the series, published in ‘The Telegraph’, Charles Moore particularly drew attention to Kate’s contribution – see here.

Published by Francis Boutle Publishers – for details see here.

Wrap-around paper covers, 226 pp, over 70 illustrations, all drawn from Kate Frye’s personal archive.                                                                                          £14.99

ISBN 978 1903427 75 0

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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 £74.99 – Ebook £70

                   

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 £30

        Ebook           £26

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Enterprising Women: the Garretts and their circle

 

Elizabeth Crawford

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

For further details see here

Francis Boutle, 2002 338pp 75 illus paperback £25

Copies of all of these books may be bought direct from the publishers or ordered from any bookshop (terrestrial or online)

 

 

 

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