Books And Ephemera By And About Women for Sale: Catalogue 201








Woman and her Sphere

Catalogue 201



 See # 31A


Elizabeth Crawford

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London EC1V 4NP



Index to Catalogue

Suffrage Non-fiction: Items 1-7

Suffrage Biography: Items 8-13

Suffrage Ephemera: Items 14-65

Suffrage Ephemera from the Isabel Seymour Collection 66-85

Suffrage Postcards: Real Photographic: Items 86-133

Suffrage Postcards: Suffrage Artist: Items 134-136

Suffrage Postcards: Commercial Comic: Items 137-156

General Non-fiction: Items 157-322

General Biography: Items 323-387

General Ephemera: Items 388-508

General Postcards: Items 509-516

Music Hall Sheet Music & Postcards: Items 517-530

General Fiction: Items 530-614

Women and the First World War: Items 615-623

Suffrage Non-fiction


  1. CRAWFORD, Elizabeth Art and Suffrage: a biographical dictionary of suffrage artists Francis Boutle 2018

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. Mint – NEW

[14963]                                                                                                                  £20.00

  1. DOBBIE, B.M. Willmott Dobbie A Nest of Suffragettes in Somerset: Eagle House, Batheaston Batheaston Society 1979

The story of the Blathwayt family and their involvement in the women’s suffrage movement – copiously illustrated by the photographs taken by Col Blathwayt. Soft covers – fine condition – quite scarce

[14905]                                                                                                                  £35.00

  1. METCALFE, A.E. Woman’s Effort: a chronicle of British women’s fifty years’ struggle for citizenship (1865-1914) B.H. Blackwell 1917

Essential for suffrage studies – the nearest thing there is to a contemporary study of the WSPU.  In very good condition – and very scarce. In very good condition – with the remains of the dustwrapper present…though in pieces. On the free front endpaper a previous owner has noted ‘St Cath burninng p 288’ – referring to the arson attack on St Catheriine’s Churcch, Hatcham

[14896]                                                                                                                  £95.00

  1. MORGAN, David Suffragists and Liberals: the politics of woman suffrage in Britain Basil Blackwell 1975

Fine in d/w

[12133]                                                                                                                  £15.00

  1. PAXTON, Naomi Stage Rights!: the Actresses’ Franchise League, Activism and Politics 1908-58 Manchester University Press 2018

Naomi Paxton has mined a wide range of sources to demonstrate the society’s many facets over its long life. Paxton analyses the networks that contributed to the cohesiveness of the AFL, noting that, with members of leading theatrical families, such as the Moores and the Forbes-Robertsons, prepared to take the lead, less well-established AFL members had the assurance of influential allies. An excellent contribution to ‘suffrage studies’. Mint

[14902]                                                                                                                  £30.00

  1. STRACHEY, Ray The Cause: a short history of the women’s movement in Great Britain G. Bell 1928

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.

[12059]                                                                                                                  £55.00

  1. HOLDSWORTH, W..A. The Married Women’s Property Act 1882 George Routledge 1882

A study of the 1882 Married Women’s Property Act, by a Gray’s Inn lawyer. In his introduction he hails it as ‘undoubtedly one of the most important measures of social legislation to which Parliament has of recent years given iits assent. Laid in is a copy of the 1882 Act itself, together with an 1893 Act to Amend the Married Women’s Property Act, 1882. In good condition

[14900]                                                                                                                  £55.00


Suffrage Biography


  1. (DUNIWAY) Ruth Barnes Moynihan Rebel for Rights: Abigail Scott Duniway Yale University Press 1983

Abigal Scott Duniway (1834-1915), American suffragist, journalist, and national leader.  Fine in d/w

[1205]                                                                                                                      £5.00

  1. (KENNEY) Annie Kenney Memories of a Militant Edward Arnold 1924

Annie Kenney’s autobiography. Published in the WSPU colours – purple cloth, with white and green stripes. – the cloth covers have suffered from damp – but internally the book is in very good, clean, tight condition. A very scarce book

[14907]                                                                                                                SOLD

  1. (LYTTON) Lady Betty Balfour (ed) Letters of Constance Lytton William Heinemann 1925

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

[14085]                                                                                                                  £80.00

  1. (MILL) John Stuart Mill Autobiography Longmans, Green 1873

First edition in original green cloth. Internally very good – a little wear at top and bottom of spine

[14974]                                                                                                                  £75.00

  1. (MONTEFIORE) Dora Montefiore From a Victorian to a Modern E. Archer 1927

Autobiography of a life-long member of the awkward squad – suffragist and socialist.  Very good – scarce

[14914]                                                                                                                £120.00

  1. (SHARP) EVELYN SHARP Unfinished Adventure: selected reminiscences from an Englishwoman’s life John Lane 1933

Evelyn Sharp was a ‘New Woman’ – novelist, journalist and active suffragette. This is her autobiography. Very good -blue cloth covers slightly faced and small nick at top of spine –  scarce

[14912]                                                                                                                  £70.00

Suffrage Ephemera


  1. AINSLIE, Kathleen Votes for Catharine Susan and Me Castell Bros, no date (c 1910)

Most delightful children’s picture book – containing all the stereotypes of the militant suffrage campaign depicted in the most droll, disarming and attractive fashion. As far as I know it is the only children’s book centred on the suffrage campaign – and I love it..I have done some research on the author/artist – about whom nothing seems to be known – and discover that she was born in 1858, one of the several children of the vicar of Langport, Somerset. It would seem that it was only after his death in 1903, after which she lived with her mother, whose name, interestingly, was Catharine Susan, that Kathleen produced about a dozen children’s books. In 1911, around the time ‘Votes for Catharine Susan and Me’ was published, mother and daughter were living at Broadstone in Dorset. She apparently published nothing more and died in 1936.

The illustrations in this copy are beautifully crisp – wonderful colour (it was printed in Bavaria) – and the book, in pictorial wrap-around cover, is in goodish condition although the pages have been strengthened some time in the past wiith discreet taping to strenthen the slimspine.. An ink inscription on the title page reads ‘K.P.’ from ‘J.M.A.’

[14906]                                                                                                    SOLD


Appropriately this lovely bookplate is attached to a copy of  Edward Gordon Graig’s book ‘Nothing or The Bookplate’, with a handlist by E. Garrick, J.M. Dent, 1931. Among Craig’s many pursuits was the art of bookplate design and this edition includes 25 of  bookplates he designed for, among other, his mother, Ellen Terry, his sister Edith Craig, Pamela Colman Smith, and Isadora Duncan.

After the end of the First World War Vera Holme was part of ‘Greengates’ artiistic community in Kirkcudbrightshire which centred on Jessie M. King, which explains the commissioning of the bookplate – which references Vera (presumably) as a Joan of Arc figure

First edition thus (an edition with more bookplates had been published by Chatto & Windus in 1924).  Like that edition, this was printed at the Curwen Press. In very good condition, no dustwrapper. Vera Holme’s bookplate is in fine condition.

[14971]                                                                                                     SOLD

  1. CAHILL, Richard Staunton A Lecture on Woman’s Rights, Cockermouth, 1888

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 a 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.

[13698]                                                                                                 SOLD

  1. CAZALET, Thelma Mrs Pankhurst

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’. See also item ??. 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.

[14454]                                                                                                                  £20.00


Single-sided leaflet (22cm high x 14cm wide) giving details of the main events of Mission Week. In good condition

[14541]                                                                                                                  S0LD


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.

[14167]                                                                                                                £180.00

  1. DYSON, Will Cartoons The Daily Herald 1914

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

[13801]                                                                                                                  £85.00

  1. ELMY, Elizabeth Wostenholme Woman’s Franchise: the need of the hour ILP 2nd ed, no date [1907]

A campaigner for women’s suffrage since the mid-1860s, she had put aside a lifetime’s aversion to party politics and joined the Manchester ILP in 1904. This article was originally published in the ‘Westminster Review’. In her concise style she analyses the events of the previous 40 years and demands that Liberal MPs who profess to support women’s suffrage honour their pledges. Very good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library

[15002]                                                                                                                  £65.00


‘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

[14434]                                                                                                                  £20.00


See # 23


designed by Sylvia Pankhurst and was awarded to members of the WSPU who had been imprisoned. It was first mentioned in the WSPU paper, ‘Votes for Women’, on 16 April 1909 and was described as ‘the Victoria Cross of the Union’. [It pre-dated the Hunger-Strike medal]. The design of the brooch is of the portcullis symbol of the House of Commons, the gate and hanging chains are in silver, and the superimposed broad arrow (the convict symbol) is in purple, white and green enamel. The piece is marked ‘silver’ and carries the maker’s name – Toye & Co, London, who were also responsible for the hunger strike medals. The brooch is in fine condition. A very scarce item

[14881]                                                                                                             £5,000.00


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

[14505]                                                                                                                  £85.00


to Willoughby Dickinson MP, dated 21 May 1914, written from her London home, 43 Belgrave Sq., in support of his Amendment to the British Nationality and Status of Aliens Bill then before Parliament. As she writes ‘ seek to enact that no woman can be forced to accept a foreign nationality against her will’ and that she had ‘brought this subject before many meetings of Women’s Liberal Associations and have never failed to secure a unanimous vote as to the desirability of this change’. She also included a note: ‘lady Aberconway desires to direct your attention to the position of Married women under the British Nationality and Status of Aliens Bill…She hopes that you will support those amendments to this Bill which give to British women who marry Aliens the right to retain British nationality.’ The Amendment failed. Laura McLaren had been campaigning for women’s suffrage since her youth in the early 1870s. Dickinson was an active supporter of women’s suffrage and women’s interests throughout his parliamentary career. Excellent mss letter and note – fine condition

[14976]                                                                                                                  £75.00



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

[14365]                                                                                                                  £40.00


studio photograph by W & D Downey, 57 & 61 Ebury Street, London, together with a printed brief biography.

[14029]                                                                                                                  £40.00

  1. MISS MORGAN, OF BRECON The Duties of Citizenship Women’s Local Government Society c 1912

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

[13833]                                                                                                                    £5.00

  1. NATIONAL LEAGUE FOR OPPOSING WOMAN SUFFRAGE Mr J.R. Tolmie’s Reply to Mr L. Housman’s Pamphlet NLOWS no date (1913)

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

[13145]                                                                                                                  £65.00


See # 30


circular, enamel. The upper half is red and carries the words ‘National Union Of”, the middle horizontal section is white with ‘Women’s Suffrage’ and the bottom half is green with ‘Societies’. The maker’s name is W.O. Lewis of Howard St, Birmingham. In very good condition – ready to wear

[14879]                                                                                                                £750.00


celluloid and tin (?) circular badge in the NUWSS colours of red, white and green. ‘National Union of’ is written around the upper (red) arc with ‘Societies’ around the bottom (green) half – and ‘Women’s Suffrage’ cross central (white) band. Original paper label at back – ‘NUWSS Parliament Chambers 14 Gt Smith St Westminster’ – dates the badge to between 1911 and 1917. In fine

[14884]                                                                                                                SOLD


            WOODEN SHIELD

Across the top of the shield a painted banner, in red on white, reads ‘NUWSS North-Eastern’ with the number ’25’ encircled in green on the right-hand side. Underneath is painted the well-known NUWSS ‘tree’ showing the branches of the NUWSS federations, each with a number attached, these relating to the number of societies that comprised each federation.The ’25’ indicates that at this time the North-Eastern Federation was composed of 25 societies. Eighteen federations are shown, suggesting to me that the shield dates from c 1913. ‘Founded 1867’ is painted at the base of the ‘tree’. The shield is 53.5cm  (21″) at its widest and is 49cm (19.5″) high – a substantial object. I wonder if every federation had a similar shield? The NUWSS paper, ‘Common Cause’, 22 March 1918, reveals that when decorating the Queen’s Hall for the ‘Victory’ celebrations, there were 21 federation shields available, ‘with heraldic devices’ –so quite different from this one with the NUWSS ‘tree’ image. A shield certainly unique to the North-Eastern Federation – in good condition.

[14890]                                                                                                                      £4000      



Copper plate, obviously positioned at the entrance to a building, directing visitors to a branch of the NUWSS ‘Law Abiding First Floor’. Most unusual. The NUWSS was always keen to emphasis its ‘Law abiding’ nature to distinguish it from the militant WSPU. Most unusual – I’ve never seen another such item. In good condition.

[14955]                                                                                                            SOLD


  1. PANKO

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 a rather battered slipcase. But rather unusually, a real bonus, the orignal Rules sheet is present.  All in all an excellent example of the merchandise generated by the suffragette movement.

[14945]                                                                                                    SOLD


sittting at a desk –  turning three-quarters on to the camera, her costume probably dating from c 1907. Photograph  15cm wide x 20cm  high (6″ x 8″) is mounte. There is some slight white spotting on the surface of the image

[14935]                                                                                                                  £30.00


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

[14319]                                                                                                                  £12.00


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’.

[14322]                                                                                                                  £12.00


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.’

[14323]                                                                                                                  £12.00


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

[14324]                                                                                                                  £12.00


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

[14330]                                                                                                                  £12.00


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

[14333]                                                                                                                  £12.00


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

[14334]                                                                                                                  £12.00


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

[14335]                                                                                                                  £12.00


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

[14336]                                                                                                                  £12.00


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

[14341]                                                                                                                  £10.00


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

[14343]                                                                                                                  £10.00


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

[14344]                                                                                                                  £10.00


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

[14345]                                                                                                                  £10.00


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

[14347]                                                                                                                  £10.00


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

[14349]                                                                                                                  £12.00


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

[14350]                                                                                                                  £12.00


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

[14351]                                                                                                                  £10.00


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

[14352]                                                                                                                    £8.00


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

[14354]                                                                                                                  £10.00

  1. PURPLE WHITE AND GREEN MARCH The Woman’s Press 1910

Sheet music for this WSPU-inspired marching song. Words and Music by R.H.P, Arranged for piano by W. Vivian Hatch. ‘R.H.P’ was Reginald Henry Pott (1870-1957), hon treasurer of the Men’s League for Women’s Suffrage and a stockbroker. William Vivian Hatch (b c1857) was a sometime ‘music professor’. Both men lived in Kensington. The March begins; ‘Hark! to the Fiife Hark! to the drum double U.S.P.U…’ The March was first heard at the 18 June 1910 WSPU ‘Prison to Citizenship’ procession through London and was then played by bands during the 23 July 1910 procession. The cover carries the WSPU’s purple, white and green colours. 8pp In very good condition – with one nick in the bottom right-hand corner – not affecting any text. Most unusual…I don’t think I have ever seen a copy of this music before.

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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

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  1. SPALDING, Frances (ed) The Charleston Magazine: Charleston, Bloomsbury and the Arts Charleston Trust issue 19, Spring/Summer 1999

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

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See # 56 – Banner with attached label


AN AMAZING FIND – a banner bearing the legend ‘Votes for Women in 1912’ The banner was created for the 14 July 1912 demonstration organised by Sylvia Pankhurst in Hyde Park to mark Mrs Pankhurst’s birthday.Still  attached to it is a luggage-type label bearing the information ‘Platform 2′ Votes for Women 1912’. This, however, doesn’t refer to a railway platform but to the Hyde Park Platform 2, chaired by Georgina Brackenbury at which the speakers were Mrs Cameron Swan, Mrs Massy and Miss Amy Hicks. The banner is 193 cm (76 inches) at its widest x  111 cm (44 inches) high, with a machine-stiched pocket running down the right-hand side into whiich a stiffening rod was presumably inserted. Small rings have been hand-sewn to the top and the bottom of this pocket. The left -hand side of the banner is shaped as a sideways ‘V’ – all the better to flutter in the wind. The material is a cream cotton and the lettering is painted on in green.

‘Votes for Women’, 19 July 1912, p 686 gives details of those who worked on the banners for the demonstration. The main work was carried out in the studio in the garden of 2 Phillimore Terrace, Kensington, the home of Mrs Ferguson, mother of Rachel. Particular mention is made of Norah Smyth, who ‘was responsible for 100 flags wiith painted mottoes’ and of Olive Hockin, who took over when Norah was absent. Could either of them have painted this banner?

With another similar, the banner was discovered some years ago by a vintage clothes dealer at the bottom of a bag of garments she had purchased from a house in Old Brompton Road, Chelsea..In nearly 100 years they hadn’t moved far. I wonder who had taken them home from Hyde Park?

The banner is in surprisingly good condition – in that it is intact, no moth holes, the painted lettering is still quite bright. The marks that it does show are consonant with having been carried in a great demonstration – a little muddied  and marked..

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Saucer (12.25cm) made by Williamsons of Longton for the WSPU in 1909, initially for use in the refreshment room of the Prince’s Skating Rink Exhibition and then sold in aid of funds. The white china has strikingly clean, straight lines and is rimmed in dark green. Each piece carries the motif, designed by Sylvia Pankhurst, of the ‘angel of freedom’ blowing her trumpet and flying the banner of ‘Freedom. In the background are the intitials ‘WSPU’ set against dark prison bars, surrounded by the thistle, shamrock and rose, and dangling chains. For more information on the WSPU china see my website – This piece originally belonged to a well-known suffragette. In fine condition

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See # 58


Side plate (17 cm) made by Williamsons of Longton for the WSPU in 1909, initially for use in the refreshment room of the Prince’s Skating Rink Exhibition and then sold in aid of funds. The white china has strikingly clean, straight lines and is rimmed in dark green. Each piece carries the motif, designed by Sylvia Pankhurst, of the ‘angel of freedom’ blowing her trumpet and flying the banner of ‘Freedom. In the background are the intitials ‘WSPU’ set against dark prison bars, surrounded by the thistle, shamrock and rose, and dangling chains. For more information on the WSPU china see my website – This piece originally belonged to a well-known suffragette. In fine condition

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See # 59


Cup, saucer and small plate made by Williamsons of Longton for the WSPU in 1909, initially for use in the refreshment room of the Prince’s Skating Rink Exhibition and then sold in aid of funds. The white china has strikingly clean, straight lines and is rimmed in dark green with a green handle to the cup. Each piece carries the motif, designed by Sylvia Pankhurst, of the ‘angel of freedom’ blowing her trumpet and flying the banner of ‘Freedom. In the background are the intitials ‘WSPU’ set against dark prison bars, surrounded by the thistle, shamrock and rose, and dangling chains. For more information on the WSPU china see my website – One each of cup, saucer and plate – a trio – together- in very good condition

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  1. SYLVIA PANKHURST Humanity The Women’s International Matteotti Committee Oct/Nov 1932

Issue No 1. Sylvia Pankhurst founded the Women’s International Matteottii Committee in 1932 ‘to undertake the humanitarian task, too long delayed, of freeing from intolerable persecution the widow and children of the murdered Italian Member of Parliament, Giacomo Matteotti…Whilst devoting ourselves immediately to this urgent cause, the Committee iis not unmindful of the heart-rending cries of diistress which arise from the political prisoners in the dungeons and the penal islands of Italy.’ Manifestation of Sylvia’s fight against Italian fascism. This may have been the only issue. A copy is held in the British Library but I cannot discover any other institutional holding. Comprises 4 large paes – with punch holes down the left-hand margin, not affecting any text. Very scarce

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Advertisement for Plasmon Oats, showing the hunger striker in her cell, a bowl of oats – and its packet – on bench beside her. The vapour is steaming towards her spelling out the message ‘(V)Oats for Women’. The young woman is dressed in a white blouse with purple and green trim and a purple skirt trimmed in green, so the message that she is a suffragette is not missed. A prison guard looks through a barred window into the cell to view the effect of this hot, nourishing dish (round the rim of the bowl is written ‘70% more nourishment than any other oats’.  Plasmon was a proprietory dried milk that was added to various products including oats..hence, Plasmon Oats. The artist was Anita Reed, who was born in Finsbury Park in 1891 and in 1911 (around the time of this item) was still only 20. On the 1911 census she is described as an artist and was living at home in Twickenham with her parents and younger brother. There is not much information available about her..but by 1925, still an artist, she had emigrated to Canada, to where returned at the end of that year after a visit to the Twickenham home.

I think thisversion of the image dates from the 1960s, reproduced on a calendar, from which it has been removed and tben framed – the frame now rather riickety. The poster is 30cm x 18cm and, with the wooden frame, the item measures 33cm x 22 cm. Another example of the adaptability of a suffragette trope. I note that the V & A holds an example of the image which is described as a ‘poster’, although their catalogue doesn’t give dimensions. In good condition – most unusual

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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

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  1. THE MARLBOROUGH THEATRE, Holloway Road, London

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

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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.

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commemorative WSPU tissue 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 – colours bright – slight crease down thc centre where it was once folded. Would look great framed

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Suffrage Ephemera from the Isabel Seymour Collection

Marion Isabella Seymour [known as Isabel Seymour] (1882-1968) was born in Mayfair, London, the eldest child of Charles Read Seymour (1855-1935), a barrister, and Marion Frances Violet Seymour [née Luxford] (1855-1900). In 1891 the Seymour family lived at The Elms, Hartley Wintney, Hampshire. Isabel now had two younger brothers and a sister and the household was attended by a governess, six servants, and a coachman. Another sister was born in 1893. Charles Seymour was a Justice of the Peace and chairman of the parish council.

At the beginning of the 20th century the family moved to a new house, Inholmes Court, Hartley Wintney, designed for them in 1899 by an architect friend, Robert Weir Schulz. The move may have taken place just after the death of Isabel’s mother on 21 October 1900.

In 1902 Charles Seymour remarried. His new wife, Adelaide Bentinck, the daughter of a Hampshire neighbour, was 28 years old, only about eight years older than Isabel. There were to be two more children of this second marriage.

We know nothing of Isabel’s education other than she was fluent in German and that her spelling in English could be a little erratic. She was probably educated at home for a time by a series of governesses – of which one may perhaps have been German? Her slightly younger sister, Elinor, was a pupil at a girls’ boarding school at Southbourne, Hampshire, in 1901 and it may be that Isabel did attend that school, or a similar establishment, for the final years of her education.

There is no trace of Isabel in the 1901 census; it may be that she was abroad.  It is likely that at this stage of her life Isabel was supported by her father but that, later, as his finances grew more precarious (he only left c £600 when he died in 1934), she did have to provide something towards her own living costs. Certainly, by the time Isabel Seymour became involved with the WSPU she was living In London, at an address, 36 Chenies Street Chambers [address sourced from a letter from her in the Sheffield Daily Telegraph, 29 November 1907] that was just the place for a young woman such as her. For these ‘Ladies’ Residential Chambers’, the brainchild of Millicent Fawcett’s sister, Agnes Garrett, were intended for ‘educated working women’, a place where they could have their own room(s) away from the indignities of the boarding house. [I write extensively about the ‘Ladies’ Residential Chambers’ in my Enterprising Women: the Garretts and their circle ­– and there is one rather idiosyncratic article about the establishment on my website – see] So Isabel was among others similarly minded, who, although most probably pro-suffrage, were less likely to be sympathisers of the WSPU but, rather, to be in favour of the constitutional methods of the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies.


Items in Isabel Seymour’s collection suggest that she had joined the WSPU no later than mid-1906, probably earlier. Isabel Seymour was interviewed by Antonia Raeburn for The Militant Suffragettes, a book she had begun working on in 1964, although it was not published until 1973, five years after Isabel Seymour’s death. Raeburn described her as ‘a young friend of the Pethick Lawrences [who] came to work in the office [at Clement’s Inn] when it first opened. The fact that she was friendly with the Pethick Lawrences might suggest that Isabel Seymour had been involved in some kind of ‘mission’ or ‘social’ work. Certainly in 1904, when still living at home in Hampshire, she had been appointed as an assistant visitor to the children of the local Workhouse.

Interviewed by Antonia Raeburn, for her book, The Militant Suffragettes (1973), Isabel Seymour described the early days in Clement’s Inn:

‘It was very happy-go-lucky – envelope addressing, and the almost daily tea party. Mrs Pankhurst used to descend but she wasn’t permanently there. I remember the sort of feeling that she was still a bit of an outsider. But of course Christabel was always at Clement’s Inn. The Pethick Lawrences had put the spare room of their flat at her disposal. They really were like overshadowing guardian angels.’

As a full-time worker for the WSPU Isabel Seymour would have been paid; the general rate seems to have been £2 a week. By 1907 her skill as a suffrage speaker had been recognised and, as well as speaking at London meetings, she went on tours around the country, visiting Scotland on several occasions, where she was always particularly well received. In 1909 she was congratulated on her excellent German when on a WSPU speaking-tour of Germany, which she followed up with a speech in Brussels. In 1910 she took her suffrage tour to Austria and Hungary. In a reported speech in her home village of Winchfield in Hampshire she particularly mentioned ‘the benefits derived by women who had the franchise in New Zealand and Australia and she conclude by appealing to all to think over this question in their minds seriously, and ask themselves whether as women they did not wish to leave the world better than they found it, so that the next generation should have to enter the arena of the labour market handicapped and with little or no protection as was the case now. Many of them had given up ease, money, and even their lives for this great cause, because they saw the great wrongs under which many of their sisters laboured. Their cause was going forward, and truth, justice, liberty, and progress would certainly win.’ [Votes for Women, 14 April 1911 p 462]

From her earliest days with the WSPU Isabel Seymour was ‘Hospitality Secretary’, which involved finding accommodation for country members who came to London to attend meetings and demonstrations. As WSPU militancy increased in 1909 and more and more women were imprisoned and then went on hunger strike, she handed over this post to another WSPU activist and instead became ‘Prisoners’ Secretary’. Thus more onerous task involved dealing with all aspects of WSPU imprisonment – attempts to get bail, the treatment of prisoners once incarcerated, dealing with enquiries from prisoners’ families, keeping track of prisoners and their sentences, informing readers of Votes for Women of the prisoners still held in any one week, and helping organise the ‘release’ demonstrations.

It is not known when she left England but in September 1916 Isabel Seymour was living in Canada, her address being the Okangan Gate Ranch, Enderby, British Columbia. Other than that she was living there with a friend, it is not clear what had brought her to Enderby, a very small town, with a population of 700+ in 1921, However, on 15 September 1916 Isabel Seymour wrote a letter to the Woman’s Dreadnought ( a paper edited by Sylvia Pankhurst) revealing that ‘yesterday I became a voter’. She explained how the British Columbia had ‘decided to have a Referendum on “Women’s Suffrage and Prohibition” – the first Referendum ever held here. There has been but little time to carry propaganda out, and therefore this vote has come as the result of the genuine conviction on men’s part that we have earned our vote I may say that the work the women have done in England since the war had a great effect on the result here. Personally I have been speaking on the platforms of both candidates in our constituency, and they were only pleased to have me. There has been no opposition at all and I never met any man who was going to vote against the suffrage. We have had encouragement and help all the time.

I never thought to get a vote here; when we came it was so far away and no one cared. How is the W.S.F.? If I ever come back to England I shall come and work for you, but now I feel as if my work were starting out here…’

However Isabel Seymour did not remain in Canada but returned to England after the death of the friend with whom she lived. She sailed into Southampton from New York, on 27 December 1920 and by March 1922 was elected a member of the Hampshire County Council, as representative of the St Paul and St Thomas ward in Winchester. She was now living in the town, with her father and step-mother in Bereweeke House, a large Edwardian house standing in spacious grounds. She remained a councillor for many years, serving for some time on the Education Committee, taking a special interest in trying to achieve equality for women head-teachers.

Isabel’s father died in 1934 and it is likely that the Bereweeke household then broke up. Certainly by 1939 Isabel, still a county councillor, was living with Dorothy Pearce, an old friend from Hartley Wintney, at Littlemount, 7 Bassett Row, Southampton. After Dorothy’s death in 1963 Isabel continued to live in the house until her own death in 1968. Emmeline Pethick Lawrence had remained a friend all her life, leaving Isabel Seymour a bequest in her will.


The following items all once belonged to Isabel Seymour.



Large single sheet, printed and published by Francis & Co (stalwart supporters of the suffrage movement)containing the 7 stanzas of this exuberant paean to the resouceful suffragettes – mouthed by the politicians of the day. Josephine Gonne (1867-1917) was the wife of Charles Melvill Gonne, a ‘Member of the Men’s Political Union for Women’s Enfranchisement. The photo of Capt Gonne being escorted by two policemen during the ‘Black Friday’ tumult in Nov 1910 was reproduced as a WSPU postcard.. This lengthy ditty must date from 1909/1910 as there is a mention of the hunger strike. ‘We’ve seen them punched and beaten/On the finngers breasts, and ribs,/ And trodden on by horses,/And shut in noisome cribs,/…etc. Most unusual – I’ve never seen ‘Next!’ before. In good condition

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A form asking for the recipient to sign the Declaration – ‘I am desirous that women should vote in Parliamentary elections on the same terms as men’ -that was drawn up by Clementina Black in 1906. ‘Ever woman signing must either be or have been engaged in: Work for money; work for a philanthropic, social, or eductional kind; artistic, scientific or literary work. In the event it was signed by 257,000 professional and other women. This is a rare survivor – 1 sheet rather marked

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Leaflet printing a letter sent by the London Central Committee of the WSPU to the editor of ‘The Tribune’, noting that the WSPU were raising a ‘propaganda fund of £1000’ and explaining that ‘our organization consists of women of all classes working shoulder to shoudler to secure the enfranchsement of their sex’. ‘In the Canning town branch alone 150 women are pledged to go to prison if need be, and the same spirit prevails in all the branches.’ This must have been one of the first WSPU appeals for money – because Sylvia Pankhurst has put her name to the letter as hon sec. and, although Emmeline Pethick Lawrence is treasurer, the WSPU office has not yet been opened in Clement’s Inn. In good conditon – a little creasing around the edges

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8.30 to 11.30. Long 4-page white card with deckle edges, printed in green, the front giving the names of the WSPU Committee, with Edith How Martyn as hon sec, and names of the Reception Committee – who included Viscountess Harberton, Mrs Cobden Unwiin, Mrs Cobden Sanderson, Mrs Pankhurst, Elizabeth Robins, and Mary Neal. Page 2 gives the programme for the evening – with addresses by Christabel Pankhurst and Annie Kenney (‘formerly of the Lancashire Cotton Operators’ Union’). Page 3 gives Announcements of Forthcoming Events – which were to conclude with a Public Meeting on the Sunday evenin in the Caxton Hall. Page 4 is a rhyming alphabet – beginning ‘A stands for Asquith who sought the back door!/B is for Banner he cowered before/C is for Constables, ‘stalwart’ and strong/D Deputation they hustled along/ etc etc. A most unusul and attractive card dating from the early days of the WSPU. In very good condition

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A glossy press photoraph of a policeman in uniform with two other men, possibly plain-clothes police, standing in front of Clement’s Inn. The sign for the Fabian Society is clearly shown – and the basement Fabian Society was next door to the basement WSPU office. On the reverse is the date Oct 13th 1908. The police were searching for Christabel and Emmeline Pankhurst after they had urged the public to ‘Rush the House of Commons’.

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Single printed sheet issued at the time of the 1909 Bermondsey by-election by 9 male supporters of women’s suffrage, including H.N. Brailsford, Laurence Housman and Dr Hector Munro. In view of the treatment that women suffrage prisoners were receiving at the hands of the Liberal government, they appealed to voters ‘to see to it that whatever else may happen at this particular bye-election, the Government candidate is left at the bottom of the pile.’ In fact it was the Labour candidate that took that position, though the Liberal was beaten into second place by the Conservative candidate. In good contion, a little creased and nicked around the edges. Unusual – and very scarce

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See # 72



WOMEN’S EXHIBITION AND SALE OF WORK AT THE PRINCE’S SKATING RINK, KNIGHTSBRIDGE, May 13th to 26th (inclusive) 2.30pm to 10pm each day’ 4-ppleaflet, printed in purple, white and green, describing the 12 Political Peepshows – from No 1 Legal Robbery ‘Taxation without Representation is Robbery’ – set in Downing Street where the Right Hon Ll…G..Chancellor of the Exchequer is picking the woman’s pocket. Policeman: Stop, thief. ll…G..Why? It is only a woman.’…to No 12 The Winner This represents the Suffragette yacht, steered by Christabel, ust passing the winning post,, while the Government boat is far in the rear.’ So interesting to see the description of each of these models, which otherwise can seem rather mysterious. In very good  condition – extremely scarce

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At the Rehearsal Theatre, Maiden Lane, Strand, WC on Saturday January 15 at 7.45 An Entertainment given by the Drummers’ Uniion Proceeds to be given to the WSPU A Fairy Play entitled ‘The Dream Lady; by Netta Syrett. A new Suffrage Play ‘The Reforming of Augustus’ – also a Cockney Dialogue. Those taking part were Miss Rachel Ferguson, Irene and Janet McLeod, Hzel Roberts and Walter Cross  and others. Irene McLeod was 18 at the time and her sister Janet, and Rachel Ferguson (whose entry I wrote for the ODNB) were 17. Single sheet, in good condition except for small tear at bottom edge. Any material related to the Drummers Union is extremely scarce

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at the Portman Rooms, Baker Street, London W on Friday, December 8th [1911]. This was the elaborate fair organised by Sylvia Pankhurst, for which the stall holders were dressed in 18th-c costume. Red card, printed in black. Most unusual.

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8-pp pamphlet printing the ‘Old London Cries to be sung at the Opening Ceremony every day, For this fund-raising fair Sylvia Pankhurst had designed 18th-c costumes for the stall-holders – but I hadn’t realised there was a vocal dimension to the scene. Here are set out the stallholders’ cries, taken from a range of ballads, nursery rhymes and rounds -someone had been busy researching. A wonderful find – in fine condition (slight rusting on the staples) – extremely scarce

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writing ‘on behalf of a large number of working women to ask that you will give us an interview before the discussion on Votes for Women takes place in the House of Commons…..etc’ In fair condition – wth nicks around the edges and one slight tear with no loss of text

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The meeting was held at 3 St George’s Court, Gloucester Road, London SW7 (‘By kind permission of Mrs Goulden Bach’). The speaker was Adeline Bourne. Ada Goulden Bach was Emmeline Pankhurst’s sister. Plain white card in fine condition- an unusual survivor



See # 78



4-pp leaflet issued to give notice of the ‘Memorial Service’ in St George’s Street, Hart Street, Bloomsbury that was the culmination of the procession through the London streets on 14 June 1913. The actual funeral ceremony took place in Morpeth. The leaflet carries on its cover the portrait of EWD in graduate cap and gown and inside, on one page, a short article ‘Why did she stop the King’s Horse?’ [the answer given is ‘ awake the conscience of the people, a human life would be needed as sacrifice’] and on the other ‘A Petition to the King’ [‘..she offered up her life as a PETITION TO THE KING’]. On the back page are the details of the Memorial Service and the list of hymns to be sung – including ‘Fight the Good Fight’ – 4 verses of which are printed. There is no publisher to the leaflet – ie it does not carry the WSPU imprimatur. I wonder who organised its printing? In most unusually fine conditionthe one

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cyclostyled notes, perhaps produced by Isabel Seymour as the WSPU’s Prison Secretary, detailing the arrests and punishment meted out on Lady Constance both as herself and as,, in disguise, as Jane Warton. It’s not clear what was the purpose of the document – it may have been intended for newspaper editors

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Good quality white card, printed in red and black – and headed ‘Votes for Women’. The printed verse is taken from a poem ‘Egypt’ by the Rev J.M. Neale, published in 1858. It was presumably chosen because of its words of exhortation, which include, ‘Go Forward!/Forward, when all seems lost, and the cause looks utterly hopeless;/Forward, when friends fall off, and enemies gather around thee;/ ‘etc In fine condition – extremely rare

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  1. PANKHURST, Christabel Broken Windows WSPU

Leaflet in which Christabel Pankhurst justified the actions taken by the ‘militant suffragists’ on 1 March 1912 – when they took part in a mass window-smashing demonstration. An extremely interesting and important statement. Double-sided leaflet (26cm high x 19cm wide) – in very good condition – with and c a few nicks

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11 questions concerning his behaviour re introducing a Government measure for Manhood Suffrage in 1913…Among the many other pertinent questions ‘Why do you expect us to accept your personal and unofficial advocacy of Woman Suffrage as a substitute for united and offiicial action on the part of the Government as a whole? In good condition – some creasing. 2-sided leaflet, printed in purple

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4-page programme for one of the 8 matinée performances in April and May 1907 of this so-popular play, staged at the Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, under the joint management of John Vedrenne and Harley Granville Barker,. The programme includes the cast list, of course, and a notice that ‘At these Matinées, Ladies are earnestl requested to remove Hats, Bonnets, or any kind of head dress. This rule is framed for the benefit of the audience…’   Kate Frye (suffrage diarist) saw the play on 16 April and wrote in her diary ‘I loved the piece – it is quite fine – most cleverly written and the characters are so well drawn. Needless to say the acting was perfection as it generally is at the Court Theatre and the second act – the meeting in Trafalgar Square – ought to draw the whole of London. I was besides myself with excitement over it ‘  This is presumably Isabel Seymour’s own programme, folded into her pocket or handbag and then kept for the rest of her life.In good condition – exteremely scarce

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will be resumed on Friday the 26th inst at 4 Clement’s Inn, at 7.45 sharp – short cyclostyled notice – to which Winfred Mayo has added a comment ‘Will you enlare on this & say how necessaryy it is for us to get new speakers etc.’ A glimpse behind the WSPU scenes. 1 sheet – a little creased

[14852]                                                                                                                £100.00


Large flyer printed in purple, white and green – with Sylvia Pankhurst’s ‘angel of freedom’ device. The quotes are from Lord Beaconsfield [Disraeli in 1873], the Marquess of Salisbury in  1888 and 1896 and the Right Hon A.J. Balfour 1892. All the comments were in support of women’s enfranchisement, so I assume the leaflet was aimed at Conservative voters. No date – but post-1908. In fair condition – some creasiing and right edgee is chipped with one slight tear into text [with no loss]

[14838]                                                                                                                £100.00


Suffrage Postcards – Real Photographic



The card was photographed and published by F. Kehrhahn & Co, supporters of the WSPU. I’ve seen a photograph of the poster actually on an advertisiing hoarding, but here it is used, I imagine, as a publicity card for the demonstration. The poster shows photographs of the main 20 – recognisable – speakers and gives detaiils of the arrangements for the demonstration. In very good condition though a little faded- unposted – very scarce

[14892]                                                                                                    £140.00 SOLD


Bournemouth held a Carnival celebrating 100 years of its existence on July 1910. It was an extravagant affair with numerous ‘grotesque cars’ taking part. Among them was one devoted to that most topical of figures, the suffragette. The ‘Western Daily Press’, 8 July 1910, commented on the ‘bevy of suffragettes with enormously swollen heads’ and here they are, photographed on the day.on a postcard published by Harvey Barton & Son Ltd, Bristol. Fine, unposted

[14747]                                                                                                                  £55.00


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’.

[14694]                                                                                                                £120.00


Portrait photograph of Gladys Keevil ‘National Women’s Social and Political Union, 4 Clement’s Inn, WC’. The photographer was Lena Connell, who, in an interview in the Women’s Freedom League paper, ‘The Vote’, dated her involvement with the suffrage movement to this commission – photographing Gladice Keevil soon after her release from prison in 1908. Gladice was considered one of the prettiest of the WSPU organisers. You can read about her in my ‘Reference Guide’.  In fine conition – unposted. Unusual

[14918]                                                                                                                £120.00


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

[14965]                                                                                                                £180.00


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

[14536]                                                                                                                £120.00


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

[14932]                                                                                                                £120.00

  1. THE WOMEN’S GUILD OF EMPIRE Banner Making for the Great Demonstration, April 17th 1926

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

[13686]                                                                                                                  £95.00

  1. THE WOMEN’S GUILD OF EMPIRE Mrs Flora Drummond – Controller-in-Chief

Card published c 1926 by The Women’s Guild of Empire, from its headquarters at 24 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1.  Fine -unposted –  unusual

[13685]                                                                                                                  £95.00


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

[13663]                                                                                                                  £25.00


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

[14572]                                                                                                                  £80.00


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

[14617]                                                                                                                £180.00


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

[14612]                                                                                                                  £50.00


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

[14571]                                                                                                                  £80.00


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

[14574]                                                                                                                  £80.00


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

[14603]                                                                                                                £120.00


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

[14561]                                                                                                                £180.00


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

[14599]                                                                                                                  £80.00


‘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

[14600]                                                                                                                £180.00


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

[14633]                                                                                                                £180.00


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

[14611]                                                                                                      £30.00 SOLD


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

[14643]                                                                                                                £180.00


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.

[14631]                                                                                                                £180.00


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

[14646]                                                                                                                £180.00


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

[14636]                                                                                                                £180.00


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

[14650]                                                                                                                £180.00


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

[14563]                                                                                                                £180.00


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

[14564]                                                                                                                £180.00


photographed in profile  -seated. A psotcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted

[14580]                                                                                                                  £60.00


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

[14591]                                                                                                                  £60.00


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

[14596]                                                                                                                £180.00


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

[14592]                                                                                                                  £80.00


photographed by M.P. Co (Merchant’s 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

[14616]                                                                                                                  £60.00


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

[14632]                                                                                                                  £80.00


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

[14609]                                                                                                                £180.00


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

[14594]                                                                                                                £180.00


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

[14620]                                                                                                                £180.00


no photographer or publisher given. She sites 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

[14640]                                                                                                                £120.00


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

[14598]                                                                                                                £180.00


‘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

[14575]                                                                                                                  £60.00


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

[14579]                                                                                                                £180.00


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

[14589]                                                                                                                £180.00


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

[14595]                                                                                                                  £60.00


‘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

[14637]                                                                                                                  £80.00


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

[14573]                                                                                                                £120.00


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

[14593]                                                                                                      SOLD


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

[14652]                                                                                                                  £65.00


‘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

[14567]                                                                                                                £180.00




Suffrage Artists’ Cards



‘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

[14024]                                                                                                                  £85.00


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

[14655]                                                                                                                £120.00


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

[14654]                                                                                                                £150.00


Suffrage Postcards: Commmercial Comic



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

[13603]                                                                                                                  £45.00


The suffragettes are canvassing on the doorstep.  The artist is Arthur Moreland; the publisher is C.W. Faulkner. Very good – unposted

[13649]                                                                                                                  £45.00


The suffragette is in the dock. Artist is Arthur Moreland; publisher C.W. Faulkner. Very good – unposted

[13648]                                                                                                                  £45.00


Battered cat…showing that here was no limit to how the idea/word’suffragette’ could be interpreted by commercial postcards artist in the pre-1914 period. Good condition – unposted

[14893]                                                                                                                  £10.00


The suffragette is interrupting a meeting. Artist is Arthur Moreland; publisher is C.W. Faulkner. Fair – unposted

[13650]                                                                                                                  £35.00


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

[13999]                                                                                                                  £35.00


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

[14096]                                                                                                                  £10.00


‘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

[14933]                                                                                                                  £35.00


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

[14691]                                                                                                                  £30.00

  1. THE SUFFRAGETTE Addresses a meeting of Citizens

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

[13620]                                                                                                                  £45.00


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, Southchurcch 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.

[14449]                                                                                                      £45.00 SOLD

  1. VALENTINE SERIES:COMPARISONS The Attitude of Politicians towards Women’s Suffrage

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

[13808]                                                                                                                  £38.00


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

[13605]                                                                                                                  £45.00

  1. VALENTINE SUFFRAGETTE SERIES Give Us a Vote Ducky! Oh do, There’s a Dear

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.

[13606]                                                                                                                  £45.00

  1. VALENTINE SUFFRAGETTE SERIES Safe in the Arms of a Policeman

Printed in red and black on white – dishevelled viragos are carried away by red-faced policemen. Good

[13604]                                                                                                                  £45.00

  1. VALENTINE’S SERIES The Visiting Magistrate (Scene, In Holloway Prison)

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

[13813]                                                                                                                  £38.00

  1. VALENTINE’S SERIES:COMPARISONS Comparisons are Odious

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

[13809]                                                                                                                  £38.00

  1. WHEN WOMEN VOTE: Washing Day

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

[13636]                                                                                                                  £45.00


‘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

[14531]                                                                                                                  £10.00


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

[14657]                                                                                                                  £55.00


General Non-fiction



Fine – many photographs

[5485]                                                                                                                    £15.00

  1. AHMED, Leila Women and Gender in Islam Yale University Press 1992

Fine in d/w

[10512]                                                                                                                  £15.00

  1. ALLEN, Jennifer (ed) Lesbian Philosophies and Cultures State University of New York Press 1990

Paper covers – very good

[5164]                                                                                                                      £5.00

  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

Examines the education of Luton girls and its relationship with employment opportunities. Mint in d/w

[10963]                                                                                                                  £20.00

  1. ANDREWS, Maggie The Acceptable Face of Feminism: the Women’s Institute as a social movement Lawrence & Wishart 1997

Soft covers – mint

[9533]                                                                                                                      £9.00

  1. Anon The Intelligent Woman’s Guide to Shopping Retail Trading Standards Association no date [1935]

‘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

[13564]                                                                                                                  £10.00

  1. ANON You And I Cookery Book: an effort to meet a need in the cheapest form Birling Publishing Co no date [1930s?/1940s?]

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

[13577]                                                                                                                    £2.00

  1. BARRATT, Alexandra (ed) Women’s Writing in Middle English Longman 1992

In Longmans Annotated Texts series. Soft covers – fine

[11954]                                                                                                                  £10.00

  1. BASCH, Françoise Relative Creatures: Victorian women in society and the novel Schocken Books 1974

Very good

[13467]                                                                                                                    £4.00

  1. BEER, Janet Kate Chopin, Edith Wharton and Charlotte Perkins Gilman: studies in short fiction Palgrave 1997 r/p

Focusses on a wide range of short fiction by these three women writers. Hardovers – fine

[11769]                                                                                                                  £12.00

  1. BENJAMIN, Marina (ed) Science and Sensibility: gender and scientific enquiry 1780-1945 Basil Blackwell 1994

An interesting collection of essays, Soft covers – mint

[11668]                                                                                                                  £18.00

  1. BERNAU, Anke Virgins; a cultural history Granta 2007

Hardcover – fine in fine d/w

[11911]                                                                                                                    £7.00

  1. BERRY, Mrs Edward And MICHAELIS, Madame (eds) 135 Kindergarten Songs and Games Charles and Dible, no date [1881]

‘These songs are printed to supply a want in English Kindergartens’ – the music is, of course, included – as are movement instructions. Mme Michaelis ran the Croydon Kindergarten. Very good

[9035]                                                                                                                    £48.00

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

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)

[13693]                                                                                                                  £35.00

  1. BLAKELEY, Georgina and BRYSON, Valerie (eds) The Impact of Feminism on Political Concepts and Debates Manchester University Press 2007

Soft covers – mint

[11549]                                                                                                                  £10.00

  1. BLOCH, R. Howard Medieval Misogyny and the Invention of Western Romantic Love University of Chicago Press 1991

Soft covers – fine

[11978]                                                                                                                  £18.00

  1. BLOOM, Stanley The Launderette: a history Duckworth 1988

Soft covers – very good

[10201]                                                                                                                    £3.00

  1. BOARD OF EDUCATION Special Reports on Educational Subjects vol 15 HMSO 1905

‘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.

[12182]                                                                                                                  £10.00

  1. Boucé, Paul-Gabriel (ed) Sexuality in 18th-century Britain Manchester University Press 1982

Includes essays by Roy Porter, Ruth Perry and Pat Rogers – among others. Very good in d/w

[11034]                                                                                                                  £24.00

  1. BROOKE, Christopher The Medieval Idea of Marriage OUP 1989

Fine in fine d/w

[11985]                                                                                                                  £15.00

  1. BROWN, Marie Sweated Labour: a study of homework Low Pay Unit 1975 (r/p)

Full of real-life stories as well as facts and figures. 26pp – fine in paper covers

[13112]                                                                                                                  £10.00

  1. BRUMBERG, Joan Jacobs Fasting Girls: the history of anorexia nervosa Vintage 2000

Soft covers – fine

[11925]                                                                                                                    £8.00

  1. BURMAN, Sandra (ed) Fit Work for Women St Martin’s Press (NY) 1979

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

[12111]                                                                                                                  £12.00

  1. BYRNE, Katherine Tuberculosis and the Victorian Literary Imagination CUP 2010

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)

[13430]                                                                                                                  £35.00

  1. CADBURY, Edward, MATHESON, M. Cecile and SHANN, George Women’s Work and Wages: a phase of life in an industrial city University of Chicago Press 1907

US edition of this study of women’s work in Birmingham. Good – inner hinge a little loose

[8076]                                                                                                                    £50.00

  1. CAIRNES, J.E. Political Essays Macmillan 1873

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

[11785]                                                                                                                £150.00

  1. CALVERTON, V.F. and SCHMALHAUSEN, S.D. (eds) Sex in Civilsation Macaulay Co (NY) 1929 (reprint)

With an introduction by Havelock Ellis. Contributors include Beatrice Forbes-Robertson Hale, Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Margaret Sanger. Good – 719pp – heavy

[12650]                                                                                                                  £12.00

  1. CHASE, Ellen Tenant Friends in Old Deptford Williams and Norgate 1929

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

[13804]                                                                                                                  £85.00

  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

Soft covers – mint

[11580]                                                                                                                  £12.00

  1. CLARK, Margaret Homecraft: a guide to the modern home and family Routledge, 3rd ed 1978 (r/p)

The author was senior adviser for Home Economics for Derbyshire. The book was a textbook, suitable for school Home Economics courses. First published in 1966. Soft covers – very good

[10288]                                                                                                                    £6.00

  1. CLARKE, Norma The Rise and Fall of the Woman of Letters Pimlico 2004

Soft covers – fine

[11882]                                                                                                                    £5.00

  1. CLARKE, Patricia The Governesses: letters from the colonies 1862-1882 Hutchinson 1985

Fine in fine d/w

[12463]                                                                                                                    £7.00

  1. COHEN, Monica Professional Domesticity in the Victorian Novel: women, work and home CUP 1998

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

[12419]                                                                                                                  £25.00

  1. CONDITIONS: FIVE The Black Women’s Issue 1979

Co-edited by Lorraine Bethel and Barbara Smith. Paper covers – good

[2875]                                                                                                                      £3.00

  1. CRAIG, Elizabeth Housekeeping Collins 1947

With many photographs. In ‘Elizabeth Craig’s Household Library’ series. Good in torn d/w

[13047]                                                                                                                    £8.00

  1. CRAWFORD, Elizabeth Enterprising Women: the Garretts and their circle Francis Boutle 2009 (r/p)

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

[14966]                                                                                                                  £25.00

  1. CUNNINGTON, C. Willett Feminine Attitudes in the Nineteenth Century William Heinemann 1935


[2558]                                                                                                                    £15.00

  1. DAVIS, Natalie Zemon Society and Culture in Early Modern France Polity Press 1998 (r/p)

Soft covers – fine

[11944]                                                                                                                  £14.00

  1. DAVISON, Peter The Fading Smile: poets in Boston from Robert Lowell to Sylvia Plath W.W. Norton 1994

Soft covers – fine

[12031]                                                                                                                  £12.00

  1. DEAN-JONES, Lesley Ann Women’s Bodies in Classical Greek Science OUP 1996

Soft covers – fine

[11865]                                                                                                                  £15.00

  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]                                                                                                                  £25.00

  1. DINNERSTEIN, Dorothy The Rocking of the Cradle and the Ruling of the World Women’s Press 1987

Soft covers – fine

[11937]                                                                                                                    £7.00

  1. DINSHAW, Carolyn and WALLACE, David (eds) The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Women’s Writing CUP 2003

Soft covers – fine

[11857]                                                                                                                  £12.00

  1. DON VANN, J. and VANARSDEL, Rosemary T. (eds) Periodicals of Queen Victoria’s Empire: an exploration University of Toronto Press 1996

Fine in fine d/w

[9600]                                                                                                                    £18.00

  1. DOODY, Margaret Anne The True Story of the Novel Fontana 1998

Aims to prove that the novel is an ancient form – with a continuous history of 2000 years. Soft covers – very good

[10562]                                                                                                                    £5.00

  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

Soft covers – mint

[11693]                                                                                                                  £13.00

  1. DUBY, Georges Medieval Marriage: two models from 12th-century France John Hopkins University Press 1991 (r/p)

Soft covers – fine

[11984]                                                                                                                  £12.00

  1. DUBY, Georges Women of the Twelfth Century: vol 1: Eleanor of Aquitaine and Six Others Polity Press 1997

Soft covers – fine

[11860]                                                                                                                    £7.00

  1. DYHOUSE, Carol Feminism and the Family in England 1880-1939 Basil Blackwell 1989

Soft covers – very good

[11224]                                                                                                                  £12.00

  1. ELLIS, Mrs Sarah Stickney The Select Works Henry G. Langley (New York) 1844

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

[11234]                                                                                                                  £48.00

  1. EVERGATES, Theodore (ed) Aristocratic Women in Medieval France University of Pennsylvania Press 1999

Soft covers – very good

[11979]                                                                                                                  £17.00

  1. FINDLAY, J.J. (ed) The Young Wage-Earner and the Problem of His Education: essays and reports Sigwick and Jackson 1918

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

[8026]                                                                                                                    £25.00

  1. FLESHER, Caroline McCracken The Doctor Dissected: a cultural autopsy of the Burke & Hare murders OUP 2012

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)

[13434]                                                                                                                  £28.00



  1. FREVERT, Ute Women in German History: from bourgeois emancipation to sexual liberation Berg 1989

Fine in d/w

[5066]                                                                                                                      £8.00

  1. FRYE, Susan And ROBERTSON, Karen (Eds) Maids and Mistresses, Cousins and Queens: women’s alliances in early modern England OUP 1999

A collection of essays exploring how early modern women associated with other women in a variety of roles, from alewives to midwives, prostitutes to pleasure seekers, slaves to queens, serving maids to ladies in waiting…’. Fine

[7435]                                                                                                                    £28.00

  1. GLUCK, Sherna Berger and PATAI, Daphne (eds) Women’s Words: the practice of oral history Routledge 1991

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

[11532]                                                                                                                  £15.00

  1. GUBAR, Marah Artful Dodgers: reconceiving the golden age of children’s literature OUP 2009

Mint in d/w (pub price £34.99)

[11702]                                                                                                                  £28.00

  1. HACKER, Sally Pleasure, Power & Technology: some tales of gender, engineering and the cooperative workplace Unwin Hyman 1989

Explores attitudes to work and leisure, suggesting ways in which feminist principles can be used to make work life more egalitarian and more humane. Soft covers – very good

[6739]                                                                                                                      £8.00

  1. HASLETT, Caroline Teach Yourself Household Electricity English Universities Press, 3rd ed 1953

‘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

[14121]                                                                                                        £5.00 SOLD

  1. HASLETT, Caroline (ed) The Electrical Handbook For Women The English Universities Press Ltd, 3rd ed 1939

Packed with information – diagrams and photographs. Very good in chipped d/w

[14122]                                                                                                                  £12.00

  1. HASTE, Cate Rules of Desire: sex in Britain: World War 1 to the present Pimlico 1992

Soft covers – very good

[10519]                                                                                                                    £8.00

  1. HAYS, H.R. The Dangerous Sex: they myth of feminine evil Methuen 1966

Good in chipped d/w

[10380]                                                                                                                    £6.00

  1. HELSINGER, Elizabeth Et Al (eds) The Woman Question: Social Issues, 1837-1883 Manchester University Press 1983

Volume II of ‘The Woman Question: Society and Literature in Britain and America, 1837-1883’. Fine

[12150]                                                                                                                  £15.00

  1. HENNEY, E. And BYETT, J.D. Modern Home Laundrywork Dent, new, revised ed 1965

‘The most authoritative book of its kind available to teachers, students and housewives.’ Good in chipped d/w

[10225]                                                                                                                    £6.00

  1. HESSELGRAVE, Ruth Avaline Lady Miller and the Batheaston Literary Circle Yale University Press 1927

An 18th-century Bath literary salon. Lady Miller was the first English woman to describe her travels in Italy. Fine

[3020]                                                                                                                    £55.00

  1. HILDEGARD OF BINGEN Selected Writings Penguin 2001

With introduction and notes by Mark Atherton. Soft covers – fine

[11853]                                                                                                                    £6.00

  1. HOFFMAN, P.C. They Also Serve: the story of the shop worker Porcupine Press 1949

Soft covers – very good

[13728]                                                                                                                    £8.00

  1. HOLCOMBE, Lee Wives and Property: reform of the Married Women’s Property Law in 19th century England University of Toronto Press 1983

Paper covers – fine

[7330]                                                                                                                    £12.00

  1. HOLDSWORTH, Angela Out of the Doll’s House: the story of women in the 20th century BBC 1988 (r/p)

Paper covers – very good

[4809]                                                                                                                      £5.00

  1. HORSFIELD, Margaret Biting the Dust: the joys of housework Fourth Estate 1997

Mint in d/w

[10183]                                                                                                                    £5.00

  1. HOUSMAN, Laurence Ploughshare and Pruning-Hook: ten lectures on social subjects Swarthmore Press 1919

A collection of papers, originally given as lectures – including ‘What is Womanly?’ (1911) and ‘Art and Citizenship’ (1910).  Very good in d/w

[1322]                                                                                                                    £10.00

  1. JAMES, Selma Sex, Race and Class Falling Wall Press 1975

Paper covers – withdrawn from the Women’s Library

[13193]                                                                                                                    £5.00

  1. JAMIESON, Mrs A History of France, from the earliest periods to the beginning of the year 1834 W. Edwards (London) 1834

Fair internally – boards cracked

[2776]                                                                                                                      £8.00

  1. JEFFREYS, Sheila The Spinster and Her Enemies: feminism and sexuality 1880-1930 Pandora 1985

Soft covers – fine

[12445]                                                                                                                    £8.00

  1. JOHNSON, Sheila Et Al Working Lives Brighton and Hove Community Resource Centre, no date 1980s

Elderly Brighton working-class residents look back on their lives. Soft covers – 60pp -very good

[10420]                                                                                                                    £4.00

  1. JOHNSON-ODIM, Cheryl And STROBEL, Margaret (eds) Expanding the Boundaries of Women’s History: essays on women in the third world Indiana University Press 1992

Examines the situation of women in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Middle East. Soft covers – mint

[6380]                                                                                                                    £10.00

  1. KAUFFMAN, Linda Discourses of Desire: gender, genre, and epistolary fictions Cornell University Press 1986

Fine in fine d/w

[11881]                                                                                                                  £25.00

  1. KEDDIE, Nikki And BARON, Beth (eds) Women in Middle Eastern History: shifting boundaries in sex and gender Yale University Press 1991

The first study of gender relations in the Middle East from the earliest Islamic period to the present. Fine in d/w

[10511]                                                                                                                  £15.00

  1. KENEALY, Arabella Feminism and Sex-Extinction E.P. Dutton & Co (NY) 1920

Anti-feminist eugenicist polemic. US edition is scarce. Very good internally – cloth cover a little bumped and rubbed

[12107]                                                                                                                  £25.00

  1. KERTZER, David and BARBAGLIO, Marzio (eds) Family Life in the Long Nineteenth Century 1789-1913 Yale University Press 2002

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

[11037]                                                                                                                  £18.00

  1. KESSLER-HARRIS, Alice Gendering Labor History University of Illinois Press 2007

Soft covers – mint

[11578]                                                                                                                  £12.00

  1. KIDD, Alan and NICHOLLS, David (eds) Gender, Civic Culture and Consumerism: middle-class identity in Britain 1800-1940 Manchester University Press 1999

Soft covers – very good

[11759]                                                                                                                  £12.00

  1. KING, Brenda Silk and Empire Manchester University Press

A study of the Anglo-Indian silk trade, challenging the notion that Britain always exploited its empire. Mint in d/w (pub price £55)

[9845]                                                                                                                    £25.00

  1. KING, Jeanette Women and the Word: contemporary women novelists and the Bible Macmillan 2000

Studies of work by, among others, Sara Maitland, Michele Roberts, Alice Walker and Toni Morrison. Fine in fine d/w (pub price £70)

[11912]                                                                                                                  £25.00

  1. KIRBY, Joan (ed) The Plumpton Letters and Papers CUP for the Royal Historical Society 1996

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

[10954]                                                                                                                  £10.00

  1. KIRKHAM, Margaret Jane Austen, Feminism and Fiction Harvester 1983

Soft covers – fine

[12415]                                                                                                                  £10.00

  1. KRAEMER, Ross Shepard Her Share of Blessings: women’s religions among pagans, Jews, and Christians in the Greco-roman world OUP 1993

Soft covers – fine

[11915]                                                                                                                  £12.00

  1. KRISTEVA, Julia Black Sun: depression and melancholia Columbia University Press 1989

Soft covers – fine

[11923]                                                                                                                  £12.00

  1. KRISTEVA, Phyllis Tales of Love Columbia University Press 1987 (r/p)

Translated by Leon S. Roudiez. discusses the conflicts and commonalties among the Greek, Christian, Romantic, and contemporary discourses on love, desire, and self. Soft covers – fine

[11917]                                                                                                                  £12.00

  1. LARSEN, Timothy A People of One Book: the Bible and the Victorians OUP 2011

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)

[13407]                                                                                                                  £25.00

  1. LASDUN, Susan Making Victorians: The Drummond Children’s World 1827-1832 Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1981

CHECK – WRITE BLURB. Fine in fine d/w

[13260]                                                                                                                  £10.00

  1. LEE, Julia Sun-Joo The American Slave Narrative and the Victorian Novel OUP 2010

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)

[13436]                                                                                                                  £15.00

  1. LERNER, Gerda The Creation of Feminist Consciousness: from the middle ages to 1870 OUP 1993

Hardcover – fine in fine d/w

[11921]                                                                                                                  £13.00

  1. LLEWELYN DAVIES, Margaret (ed) Life As We Have Known it by Co-operative Working Women Virago 1977

First published in 1931- with an introduction by Virginia Woolf.  Soft covers – good

[13729]                                                                                                                    £5.00

  1. LLEWELYN DAVIES, Margaret (ed) Maternity: letters from working women collected by the Women’s Co-operative Guild Virago 1984 (r/p)

First published in 1915. Soft covers – very good

[12143]                                                                                                                    £8.00

  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)

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

[13338]                                                                                                                  £18.00

  1. MCCANN, Jean Thomas Howell and the School at Llandaff D. Brown (Cowbridge) 1972

Good – ex-university library

[10608]                                                                                                                  £15.00

  1. MCCRACKEN, Peggy The Romance of Adultery: queenship and sexual transgression in old French literature University of Pennsylvania Press 1998

Fine in fine d/w

[11976]                                                                                                                  £38.00

  1. MALMGREEN, Gail Neither Bread nor Roses: utopian feminists and the English working class, 1800-1850 John L. Noyce (Brighton). 1978 (r/p)

A ‘Studies in Labour’ pamphlet – 44pp. Soft covers – very good

[9147]                                                                                                                    £15.00

  1. MALOS, Ellen (ed) The Politics of Housework Allison & Busby 1980

Fine in d/w

[1819]                                                                                                                      £4.00

  1. MANNIN, Ethel Practitioners of Love: some aspects of the human phenomenon Hutchinson 1969

A study of ‘Civilised Man’s inordinate capacity for the biological and psychological process called “falling in love”‘. Perhaps Ethel Mannin is ripe for reappraisal. Very good in d/w

[2689]                                                                                                                      £3.00

  1. MARKS, Lara Metropolitan Maternity maternity and infant welfare services in early 20th century London Rodopi 1996

Soft covers – fine

[11624]                                                                                                                  £22.00

  1. MARTIN, Jane Women and the Politics of Schooling in Victorian and Edwardian England Leicester University Press 1999

Mint (pub price £65)

[10781]                                                                                                                  £35.00

  1. MASON, Michael The Making of Victorian Sexuality OUP 1994

Fine in d/w

[10599]                                                                                                                  £14.00

  1. MEWS, Hazel Frail Vessels: woman’s role in women’s novels from Fanny Burney to George Eliot Athlone Press 1969

Very good in d/w

[3801]                                                                                                                    £12.00

  1. MILLER, Robert Researching Life Stories and Family Histories Sage 2000

Covers methods and issues involved in collecting and analysing family histories, and collecting and analysing life histories. (pub. price £24.99)

[11520]                                                                                                                  £15.00

  1. MOI, Toril Sexual/Textual Politics Methuen 1995

Soft covers – very good

[10542]                                                                                                                    £7.00

  1. MOLE, Mrs A. And WATERMAN, Miss Alys 20th Century Cookery: how to cook by electricity British Electrical Development Association, revised ed no date (1930s)

‘An indispensable handbook for the Housewife or Cook, giving recipes of 100 dainty dishes which can be prepared without trouble and at small cost.’ Instructions for using electrical equipment – cooker, refrigerator and water heater – and recipes. Card covers – very jazz age – good internally – covers a little rubbed and paper missing from narrow spine

[10213]                                                                                                        £8.00 SOLD

  1. MOORE, Lucy Liberty: the lives and times of six women in revolutionary France HarperPress 2006

Soft covers – uncorrected proof copy

[10520]                                                                                                                    £4.00

  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

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

[10964]                                                                                                                  £30.00

  1. NODDINGS, Nel Women and Evil University of California Press 1989

‘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

[11913]                                                                                                                  £15.00

  1. NORWICH HIGH SCHOOL 1875-1950 privately printed, no date [1950]

A GPDST school. Very good internally – green cloth covers sunned – ex-university library

[9612]                                                                                                                    £15.00

  1. OSBORNE, Honor And MANISTY, Peggy A History of the Royal School for Daughters of Officers of the Army 1864-1965 Hodder & Stoughton 1966

Good – ex-university library

[10609]                                                                                                                  £12.00

  1. PALMER, Beth Women’s Authorship and Editorship in Victorian Culture OUP 2011

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)

[13432]                                                                                                                  £35.00

  1. PATTEN, Marguerite The Victory Cookbook Imperial War Museum 1995 (r/p)

‘Over 200 recipes which helped the nation celebrate on that special day and right up to the end of rationing in 1954’. Packed with illustrations. Soft covers – very good

[10328]                                                                                                                    £8.00

  1. PEACH, Linden Contemporary Irish and Welsh Women’s Fiction: gender, desire and power University of Wales Press 2008

The first comparative study of fiction by late 20th and 21st-century women writers from England, Southern Ireland and Wales. Soft covers – mint

[11572]                                                                                                                  £15.00

  1. PEDERSEN, Frederik Marriage Disputes in Medieval England Hambledon 2000

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

[11977]                                                                                                                  £25.00

  1. PHILLIPS, Margaret Mann Willingly to School: memories of York College for Girls 1919-1924 Highgate Publications 1989

Good in card covers – though ex-library

[13124]                                                                                                                  £10.00

  1. PICHLER, Pia Talking Young Femininities Palgrave 2009

Explores the spontaneous talk of adolescent British girls from different socio-cultural backgrounds. Hardovers – mint ( pub price £50)

[11525]                                                                                                                  £30.00

  1. POOVEY, Mary Uneven Developments: the ideological work of gender in mid-Victorian England Virago 1989

Paper covers – fine

[13730]                                                                                                                  £12.00

  1. PORTER, Elisabeth Peacebuilding: women in international perspective Routledge 2007

Hardcovers – mint

[11567]                                                                                                                  £20.00

  1. PUCKETT, Kent Bad Form: social mistakes and the nineteenth-century novel OUP 2008

Mint in d/w

[11711]                                                                                                                  £25.00

  1. RAI, Shirin The Gender Politics of Development: essays in hope and despair Zed Books 2008

A comprehensive assessment of how gender politics has emerged and developed in post-colonial states. Soft covers – mint

[11556]                                                                                                                  £12.00

  1. RANKE-HEINEMANN, Uta Eunuchs for the Kingdom of Heaven: women, sexuality and the Catholic church Penguin 1990

Soft covers – very good

[11901]                                                                                                                    £7.00

  1. RAPPOPORT, Jill Giving Women: alliance and exchange in Victorian culture OUP 2012

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)

[13413]                                                                                                                  £32.00

  1. RENDALL, Jane The Origins of Modern Feminism: women in Britain, France and the United States 1780-1860 Macmillan 1985

Soft covers – very good

[9461]                                                                                                                    £15.00

  1. RICHARDS, S.A Feminist Writers of the Seventeenth Century David Nutt 1914

Sees the work of French feminist writers of the 17th century, particularly of Francois Poulain de la Barre, as the cradle of the movement for the emancipation of women. Good

[2676]                                                                                                                    £28.00

  1. ROBERTS, Alison Hathor Rising: the serpent power in ancient Egypt Northgate 1995

Soft covers – fine

[11866]                                                                                                                    £8.00

  1. ROBINS, Gay Women in Ancient Egypt British Museum Press 1993

Soft covers – fine

[11867]                                                                                                                    £6.00

  1. ROWBOTHAM, Sheila Women, Resistance and Revolution Allen Lane 1972

Very good in chipped d/w

[1834]                                                                                                                    £10.00

  1. SALES, Roger Jane Austen and Representations of Regency England Routledge 1996

Soft covers – mint

[11362]                                                                                                                  £15.00

  1. SANKOVITCH, Tilde French Women Writers and the Book: myths of access and desire Syracuse University Press 1988

Soft covers – fine

[11883]                                                                                                                    £8.00

  1. SCARLET WOMEN Scarlet Women Collective August 1978

Newsletter of the Socialist Feminist Current. Issue 8. Very good

[11324]                                                                                                                    £4.00

  1. SCHWARTZ, Rosalind (ed) Women at Work Institute of Industrial Relations, Uniiversity of California 1987

A collection of research papers addressing the changing role and expertise of women in the workplace. Soft covers – very good

[6876]                                                                                                                      £8.00

  1. SEAGER, Joni Earth Follies: feminism, politics and the environment Earthscan 1993

Soft covers – fine

[8708]                                                                                                                      £8.00

  1. SEARLE, Arthur (ed) Barrington Family Letters 1628-1632 Royal Historical Society 1983

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

[10955]                                                                                                                  £12.00

  1. SEIDLER, Victor The Achilles Heel Reader: men, sexual politics and socialism Routledge 1991

Paper covers – mint

[5302]                                                                                                                      £5.00

  1. SHIRAZI, Faegheh Velvet Jihad: Muslim women’s quiet resistance to Islamic fundamentalism University Press of Florida 2009

Hardcovers – mint in d/w

[11615]                                                                                                                  £20.00

  1. SIDDLE, David J. (ed) Migration, Mobility and Modernization Liverpool University Press 2000

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

[11670]                                                                                                                  £10.00

  1. SLATER, Michael The Great Dickens Scandal Yale University Press 2012

How Dickens sought to cover up his relationship with Ellen Ternan. Mint in d/w (pub price £20)

[13420]                                                                                                                    £8.00

  1. SONBOL, Amira El Azhary (ed) Women, the Family, and Divorce Laws in Islamic History Syracuse University Press 1996

18 essays covering a wide range of material. Soft covers – fine

[10484]                                                                                                                  £12.00

  1. SPENDER, Dale Invisible Women: the schooling scandal Women’s Press 1989

Pioneering research on sexism in education.  Paper covers – mint

[1667]                                                                                                                      £2.00

  1. STAFFORD, H.M. Queenswood: the first sixty years 1894-1954 privately printed 1954

History of the school. Good – ex-college library

[9643]                                                                                                                    £12.00

  1. STAFFORD, William English feminists and their opponents in the 1790s; unsex’d and proper females Manchester University Press 2002

Fine in fine d/w (pub. price £45)

[11757]                                                                                                                  £25.00

  1. STANLEY, Liz Et Al (eds) Auto/Biography: Bulletin of the British Sociological Association Study Group on Auto/Biography (1993)

Vol 2, no 1 ‘Research Practices’. Soft covers – fine

[10494]                                                                                                                    £9.00

  1. STARK, Freya East is West Century 1986

Her war-time experiences in Egypt, Palestine and Syria. First published in 1945. Soft covers – very good

[10557]                                                                                                                    £5.00

  1. STEINER, Wendy The Trouble with Beauty Heinemann 2001

Explores the 20th century’s troubled relationship with beauty. Hardcover – fine in fine d/w

[11929]                                                                                                                  £12.00

  1. STENTON, Doris Mary The English Woman in History Allen & Unwin 1957

Good reading copy – ex-library

[8440]                                                                                                                    £15.00

  1. STEVENS, John Medieval Romance: themes and approaches Hutchinson University Library 1973

Hardcover – fine in fine d/w

[11945]                                                                                                                  £15.00

  1. STONE, Dorothy The National: the story of a pioneer college Robert Hale 1976

History of the pioneering domestic economy training college – The National Training College of Domestic Subjects. Fine in d/w

[8231]                                                                                                                    £12.00

  1. SUTHERLAND, Elizabeth Five Euphemias: women in medieval Scotland 1200-1420 Constable 1999

Two hundred years of Scottish history, through the lives of five women, all related, and all called Euphemia. Fine in d/w

[9329]                                                                                                                    £12.00

  1. TAYLOR, James Boardroom Scandal: the criminalization of company fraud in 19th-century Britain OUP 2013

Mint in d/w (pub price £60)

[13435]                                                                                                                  £38.00

  1. TAYLOR, Jane Contributions of Q.Q. Jackson & Walford 5th ed, 1855

The majority of these essays were first published in the ‘Youth’s Magazine’, between 1816 and 1822.  Good in original cloth

[1699]                                                                                                                    £15.00

  1. THAPAN, Meenakshi (ed) Transnational Migration and the Politics of Identity Sage 2005

Focuses on Asian women’s experience of immigration, and the impact this has on their identity in the context of transnational migration. Soft covers – mint

[10134]                                                                                                                  £10.00

  1. TODD, Janet Gender, Art and Death Continuum (NY) 1993

Mint in d/w

[3972]                                                                                                                    £14.00

  1. TOMAN, John Kilvert’s World of Wonders; growing up in mid-Victorian England Lutterworth Press 2013

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)

[13419]                                                                                                                  £18.00

  1. TWEEDIE, Jill In the Name of Love Granada 1980

Soft covers – good

[9441]                                                                                                                      £3.00

  1. TYLECOTE, Mabel The Education of Women at Manchester University 1883 to 1933 Manchester University Press 1941

With a newscutting obituary of Dame Mabel Tylecote laid in. Good – scarce

[13139]                                                                                                                  £40.00

  1. UGRESIC, Dubravka Have A Nice Day: from the Balkan War to the American Dream Cape 1994

A view of American life through the eyes of a famous Croatian writer. Soft covers – fine

[10306]                                                                                                                    £7.00

  1. VALENZE, Deborah The First Industrial Woman OUP 1995

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

[10786]                                                                                                                  £15.00

  1. VICINUS, Martha A Widening Sphere: changing roles of Victorian women Methuen 1977

Soft covers – very good

[7646]                                                                                                                    £23.00

  1. WATERS, Kristin (ed) Women and Men Poltical Theorists: enlightened conversations Blackwell 2000

A sourcebook,  including the work of women – such as Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Astell – as well as that of  Locke, Rousseau, Mill etc. Soft covers – mint – large format – 374pp

[6006]                                                                                                                    £10.00

  1. WILSON, Philip K (ed) Childbirth: Vol 3: Methods and Folklore Garland Publishing 1996

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

[11065]                                                                                                                  £25.00

  1. WINSTEAD, Karen (ed) Chaste Passions: medieval English virgin martyr legends Cornell University Press 2000

Soft covers – very good

[11983]                                                                                                                    £9.00

  1. WOLPE, Anne-Marie Some Processes in Sexist Education Women’s Research and Resources Centre 1977

Explorations in Feminism series no1977. Soft covers – very good

[6635]                                                                                                                      £8.00

  1. WOODS, Edgar & Diana Things That Are Not Done: an outspoken commentary on popular habits and a guide to correct conduct Universal Publications, no date (1937)


[10612]                                                                                                                  £12.00

General Biography


  1. (ALLEN) John C. Hirsh Hope Emily Allen: medieval scholarship and feminism Pilgrim Books (Oklahoma) 1988

Biography of an American medieval scholar, born in 1883 – who spent time at Newnham. Fine

[11995]                                                                                                                  £15.00

  1. (AMBERLEY) Bertrand and Patricia Russell (eds) The Amberley Papers: the letters and diaries of Lord and Lady Amberley Hogarth Press 1937

The epitome of radical liberalism in the mid-19th-century. Both died tragically young. Good

[11044]                                                                                                                  £45.00

  1. (ARNOLD-FOSTER) T.W. Moody and R.A.J. Hawkins (eds) Florence Arnold-Foster’s Irish Journal OUP 1988

She was the niece and adopted daughter of W.E. Foster.  The journals covers the years 1880-1882 when he was chief secretary for Ireland.  Fine in slightly rubbed d/w

[1043]                                                                                                                    £10.00

  1. (BEALE) Elizabeth Raikes Dorothea Beale of Cheltenham Constable 1908


[11045]                                                                                                                  £15.00

  1. (BEETON) Kathryn Hughes The Short Life and Long Times of Mrs Beeton Harper 2006

Excellent biography. Soft covers – fine

[10918]                                                                                                                    £6.00

  1. BELL, Alan (ed and with an introduction by) Sir Leslie Stephen’s ‘Mausoleum Book’ OUP 1977

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

[13199]                                                                                                                  £12.00

  1. (BEWICK) Jenny Uglow Nature’s Engraver: the life of Thomas Bewick Faber 2006

Hardcover – fine in fine d/w

[11894]                                                                                                                  £10.00

  1. (BURNEY) Janice Farrar Thaddeus Frances Burney: a literary life St Martin’s Press 2000

Soft covers – very good

[10546]                                                                                                                    £8.00

  1. CHAPMAN, Barbara Boxing Day Baby QueenSpark Market Books 1994

She was born in Brighton on Boxing Day in 1927. Soft covers – 34pp – very good

[10402]                                                                                                                    £4.00

  1. (CLIVE) Mary Clive (ed) Caroline Clive: from the diary and family papers of Mrs Archer Clive (1801-1873) Bodley Head

Life among the ‘Landed Gentry’ – beautifully edited by Mary Clive – who had the knack. Good in rubbed d/w

[11101]                                                                                                                  £10.00

  1. CRAWFORD, Anne et al (eds) Europa Biographical Dictionary of British Women: over 1000 notable women from Britain’s Past Europa 1983

Soft covers – 536pp – fine

[12408]                                                                                                                  £10.00

  1. (DE STAEL/CONSTANT) Renee Winegarten Germaine de Stael and Benjamin Constant: a dual biography Yale University Press 2008

Hardcovers – fine in fine d/w

[11963]                                                                                                                  £12.00

  1. (DERBY) Angus Hawkins The Forgotten Prime Minister: the 14th Earl of Derby: Achievement, 1851-1969 OUP 2008

Mint in d/w

[11701]                                                                                                                  £16.00

  1. DUNFORD, Penny A Biographical Dictionary of Women Artists in Europe and America since 1850 Harvester 1990


[10850]                                                                                                                  £35.00

  1. (EDEN) Violet Dickinson (Ed) Miss Eden’s Letters Macmillan 1919

Born, a Whig, in 1797. Her letters are full of social detail. In 1835 she went to India with her brother when he became governor-general. Very good

[9339]                                                                                                                    £28.00

  1. (GAUTIER) Joanna Richardson Judith Gautier: a biography Quartet 1986

Biography of French woman of letters – and muse. Soft covers – fine

[12432]                                                                                                                    £6.00

  1. (GOYA) Julia Blackburn Old Man Goya Jonathan Cape 2002

Follows Goya through the last 35 years of his life. Very good in d/w

[10975]                                                                                                                    £8.00

  1. (HALDANE) Elizabeth Haldane From One Century to Another Alexander Maclehose 1937

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

[14375]                                                                                                                  £12.00

  1. (HAMMOND) Mrs John Hays Hammond A Woman’s Part in a Revolution Longmans, Green 1987

The ‘Revolution’ was the Boer War – her husband was imprisoned by the Boers. Good

[6083]                                                                                                                    £30.00

  1. (HARRISON) Amy Greener A Lover of Books: the life and literary papers of Lucy Harrison J.M. Dent 1916

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

[11054]                                                                                                                  £18.00

  1. (HOWARD) Elizabeth Jane Howard Slipstream: a memoir Macmillan 2002

Fine in d/w

[10523]                                                                                                                    £8.00

  1. (HOWE) Valarie Ziegler Diva Julia: the public romance and private agony of Julia Ward Howe Trinity Press International 2003

Hardcover – fine in fine d/w

[11892]                                                                                                                  £10.00

  1. (JAMESON) Clara Thomas Love and Work Enough: the life of Anna Jameson Macdonald 1967


[12070]                                                                                                                  £10.00

  1. (JAMESON) G.H. Needler (ed) Letters of Anna Jameson to Ottilie von Goethe OUP 1939

Very good internally – cover marked

[12451]                                                                                                                  £20.00

  1. (JEBB) Alice Salomon Eglantyne Jebb   Union Internationale de Secours Aux Enfants 1936

Short study in French. Paper covers – 53pp – very good

[13170]                                                                                                                    £5.00

  1. (LEIGH) Michael and Melissa Bakewell Augusta Leigh: Byron’s half-sister – a biography Chatto & Windus 2000

Hardcovers – fine in fine d/w

[12012]                                                                                                                    £8.00

  1. (LIDDELL) Simon Winchester The Alice Behind Wonderland OUP 2011

‘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

[14962]                                                                                                                    £6.00

  1. LONGFORD. Elizabeth Eminent Victorian Women The History Press 2008

First published in 1981. This edition with an introduction by Judith Kazantzis. Soft covers – mint

[11729]                                                                                                                    £5.00

  1. (MACAULAY) Jane Emery Rose Macaulay: a writer’s life John Murray 1991

Soft covers – fine

[11888]                                                                                                                    £6.00

  1. MARTINDALE, Hilda Some Victorian Portraits and Others Allen & Unwin 1948

Biographical essays of members of her circle – including Adelaide Anderson, factory inspector. Very good in d/w

[6071]                                                                                                                    £18.00

  1. (MARTYN) Christopher Hodgson (compiler) Carrie: Lincoln’s Lost Heroine privately published 2010

A biographical anthology of works relating to Caroline Eliza Derecourt Martyn, socialist. Soft covers – fine

[14222]                                                                                                                  £10.00

  1. MAVINGA, Isha McKenzie And PERKINS, Thelma In Search of Mr McKenzie: two sisters’ quest for an unknown father Women’s Press 1991

An intriguing search to find their black father – their mother was white and Jewish. Soft covers – good

[10418]                                                                                                                    £5.00

  1. (MAYNARD) Catherine B. Firth Constance Louisa Maynard: mistress of Westfield College Allen & Unwin 1949

Very good  – scarce

[11033]                                                                                                                  £15.00

  1. (MONROE) Fred Lawrence Guiles Norma Jean: the tragedy of Marilyn Monroe Mayflower 1971

Paper covers – good

[2816]                                                                                                                      £2.00

  1. (MONTGOMERY) Mary Rubio and Elizbeth Waterston (eds) The Selected Journals of L.M. Montgomery: vol 1 1889-1910 OUP 1985

Fine in very good d/w -424pp – heavy

[12426]                                                                                                                  £15.00

  1. (MORGAN) Sydney Lady Morgan Passage From My Autobiography Richard Bentley 1859

‘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

[13675]                                                                                                                  £18.00

  1. NEWNHAM COLLEGE REGISTER 1871-1950 privately printed

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

[11776]                                                                                                                  £40.00

  1. (NICE) Miranda Seymour The Bugatti Queen: in search of a motor-racing legend Simon & Schuster 2004

Romantic life of Helle Nice, who set land-speed records for Bugatti in the 1930s. Fine in d/w

[10532]                                                                                                                    £8.00

  1. (NIGHTINGALE) Lynn McDonald (ed) Florence Nightingale’s European Travels Wilfrid Laurier Press 2004

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

[11112]                                                                                                                  £45.00

  1. (ORIGO) Caroline Moorehead Iris Origo: Marchesa of Val d’Orcia John Murray 2000

Hardcovers – fine in fine d/w

[12007]                                                                                                                    £6.00

  1. PARRY, Melanie (ed) Chambers Biographical Dictionary of Women Chambers 1996

Soft covers – fine – 741pp – heavy

[12421]                                                                                                                  £10.00

  1. (PASTON) Helen Castor Blood and Roses Faber 2004

A family biography tracing the Pastons’ story across three generations. Mint in mint d/w

[11981]                                                                                                                    £8.00

  1. (PLATH/HUGHES) Diane Middlebrook Her Husband: Hughes and Plath: a marriage Little,Brown 2004

Fine in fine d/w

[12020]                                                                                                                    £8.00

  1. (PUREFOY) G. Eland (ed) Purefoy Letters 1735-1753 Sidgwick & Jackson 1931

The letters of Elizabeth Purefoy (1672-1765), whose husband died in 1704, and her son, Henry Purefoy.  Elizabeth Purefoy was, as her epitaph recorded, ‘a woman of excellent understanding, prudent and frugal’ and her letters are full of domestic detail.  Very good – two volumes

[9338]                                                                                                                    £40.00

  1. (RODWAY) Angela Rodway A London Childhood Virago 1985

First published in 1960, reissued with a new introduction by the author. Growing up in working-class north Islington in the 1920s and 1930s. Soft covers – fine

[14925]                                                                                                                    £8.00

  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

Very good in d/w

[13200]                                                                                                                  £12.00

  1. (SEEBOHM) Victoria Glendinning A Suppressed Cry: life and death of a Quaker daughter Routledge 1969

The short, sad life of Winnie Seebohm, smothered by her loving family. She enjoyed a month at Newnham in 1885, before returning home and dying. Good in d/w – though ex-library

[4276]                                                                                                                      £4.00

  1. SICHERMAN, Barbara et al (eds) Notable American Women: The Modern Period Belknap Press of Harvard University Press 1980

Soft covers – 773pp – heavy – very good

[12418]                                                                                                                  £12.00

  1. (SIMPSON) Morrice McCrae Simpson: the turbulent life of a medical pioneer Birlinn 2011

The discoverer of ‘the blessed chloroform’ and, as such, an important figure in ‘woman’s sphere’. Soft covers – mint

[13433]                                                                                                                    £5.00

  1. (SLATE/SLAWSON) Tieri Thompson (ed) Dear Girl: the diaries and letters of two working women 1897-1917 The Women’s Press 1987

Letters and diaries of two women whose friendship was played out against the background of the suffrage movement. Paper covers – very good

[13731]                                                                                                                    £6.00

  1. (SOYER) Ruth Cowen Relish: the extraordinary life of Alexis Soyer, Victorian celebrity chef Weidenfeld 2006

Chef and kitchen designer to the Reform Club and reformer of army catering. Mint in d/w

[9824]                                                                                                                      £8.00

  1. (ST TERESA OF AVILA) St Teresa of Avila by Herself Penguin Classics 1957 (r/p)

Soft covers – fine

[11950]                                                                                                                    £6.00

  1. STARK, Freya The Coast of Incense: autobiography 1933-1939 John Murray 1953

Covers her travels in Egypt, the Middle East and South Arabia. Good in chipped d/w

[10564]                                                                                                                    £6.00

  1. (STEAD) Chris Williams Christina Stead: a life of letters Virago 1989

Soft covers – fine

[11891]                                                                                                                    £8.00

  1. (STOWE) Joan Hedrick Harriet Beecher Stowe OUP 1994

Soft covers – fine

[11991]                                                                                                                    £9.00

  1. (STUART) Hon. James A. Home (ed) Letters of Lady Louisa Stuart to Miss Louisa Clinton David Douglas (Edinburgh) 1901 & 1903

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

[13335]                                                                                                                  £38.00

  1. (TENNYSON) James O. Hoge Lady Tennyson’s Journal University Press of Virginia 1981

Fine in d/w

[9675]                                                                                                                    £18.00

  1. (TREFUSIS/SACKVILLE-WEST) Mitchell Leaska & John Phillips (ed) Violet to Vita: the letters of Violet Trefusis to Vita Sackville-West Mandarin 1989

Paper covers – fine

[4855]                                                                                                                      £8.00

  1. (TROUBRIDGE) Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson (ed) Life Amongst the Troubridges: journals of a young Victorian 1873-1884 by Laura Troubridge John Murray 1966

Very good in rubbed d/w

[9324]                                                                                                                    £10.00

  1. (TUCKER) Agnes Giberne A Lady of England: the life and letters of Charlotte Maria Tucker Hodder & Stoughton 1895

The standard biography of a popular children’s and religious writer – who spent the later years of her life as a missionary in India.  Good – though ex-university library

[9599]                                                                                                                    £28.00

  1. (TUDOR) Maria Perry Sisters to the King deutsch 2002

Lives of the sisters of Henry VIII – Queen Margaret of Scotland and Queen Mary of France. Soft covers – fine

[12024]                                                                                                                    £4.00

  1. WALLER, Maureen Sovereign Ladies: the six reigning queens of England John Murray 2007

Soft covers – mint

[11023]                                                                                                                    £6.00

  1. (WARWICK) Charlotte Fell-Smith Mary Rich, Countess of Warwick (1625-1678), her family and friends Longmans, Green 1901

Very good

[1754]                                                                                                                    £45.00

  1. (WOLLSTONECRAFT) Janet Todd (ed) The Collected Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Allen Lane 2003

Mint in d/w

[10787]                                                                                                                  £25.00

  1. (WORTH) Edith Saunders The Age of Worth: courtier to the Empress Eugenie Longmans 1954

Interesting social history. Good – though ex-Boots library, with label pasted on to front cover.

[4013]                                                                                                                      £5.00


General Ephemera




Motion for second reading of the bill, published in Hansard, HMSO, 25 Feb 1977

[4023]                                                                                                                      £2.00


1894 to 1921, with respect to the expenses of the medical attendance of masters and seamen suffering from Venereal Disease. Single-sided sheet

[12562]                                                                                                        £1.00 SOLD


Withdrawn from the collection of the Association of Moral and Social Hygiene. The Act is marked ‘see page 829’ – and on that page the act is concerned with the ‘Rape, Abduction, and Defilement of Women’. 24-pp – good

[12555]                                                                                                                    £5.00


This badge belonged to one of the Hodgson sisters, whose suffrage collection featured in Catalogue 198. The badge is brass and blue enamel with a lion’s head below the initials A.B.E.E. The exhibition was held at Wembley Park from April 1924 to October 1925

[14937]                                                                                                      £10.00 SOLD

  1. ASSOCIATION OF ASSISTANT MISTRESSES Education Policy; with special reference to Secondary Education no date (early 20th c)

4-pp leaflet – good – ex-Board of Education library

[14163]                                                                                                                    £5.00


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

[12706]                                                                                                                    £8.00

  1. BASTARDY ACT, 1923

Withdrawn from the Women’s Library. 6pp – good

[14989]                                                                                                                    £4.00

  1. BINFIELD, Clyde Belmont’s Portias: Victorian nonconformists and middle-class education for girls Dr Williams’ Trust 1981

The 35th Friends of Dr Williams’s Library Lecture. Paper covers – 35pp – good – scarce

[9158]                                                                                                                    £18.00


Third Report (July 1938) and Fourth Report (Oct 1938) of the Burnham Committee on Scales of Salaries for Teachers in Secondary Schools. Card covers – good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library. Together

[12263]                                                                                                                    £4.00

  1. BOARD OF EDUCATION Reorganisation of Public Elementary Schools in England and Wales 1937-38 HMSO 1939

‘Statistics for the area of each local education authority showing numer of departments on 31 march 1938 by type of department, number of pupils, aged under 11 and 11 and over respectively, in each type of department together with summaries, by type of area, for England and Wales’. Paper covers – 64pp – good

[12540]                                                                                                                    £8.00


Memorandum of the Articles of Association, and by-laws of the British Medical Association, together with a few other items sent with a letter, dated 17 July 1922, welcoming Dr Gladys Stableforth, Moorfields, Fenham, Northumberland as a member of the BMA.

[8762]                                                                                                                      £3.00

  1. BRITISH MEDICAL ASSOCIATION Report of Committee on Industrial Health in Factories BMA 1941

43-pp wartime report – paper covers – good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library

[12334]                                                                                                                    £3.00

  1. CENSUS OF SCOTLAND 1911 VOL II Report of the Twelfth Decennial Census of Scotland HMSO [1913]

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

[12385]                                                                                                                  £15.00

  1. CHARITY ORGANISATION REVIEW Vol X (New Series) July To Dec 1901 Longmans, Green 1902

half-yearly bound volume of the COS’s own magazine. Very good

[9244]                                                                                                                    £28.00

  1. CHARITY ORGANISATION SOCIETY D.R. Sharpe Centralised Registration of Assistance COS 1911

Paper read on 31 May 1911 at the Annual National Conference of Charity Organisation Societies. Paper covers – 14pp pamphlet – good – unusual

[9236]                                                                                                                    £18.00

  1. CHARITY ORGANISATION SOCIETY H. Holman A Restatement of the First Principles of Charity Organisation Work COS 1912

Paper read on 21 May 1912 at the 21st Annual National Conference of Charity Organisation Societies, Manchester. Paper covers – 24pp – good – unusual

[14100]                                                                                                                  £25.00

  1. CHARITY ORGANISATION SOCIETY J.W. Pennyman The Cost of Good Work COS 1895

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

[14099]                                                                                                                  £18.00

  1. CHARITY ORGANISATION SOCIETY Miss Pike Friendly Visiting and Personal Service COS 1911

Paper read on 1 June 1911 at the Annual National Conference of Charity Organisation Societies. Paper covers – 11pp – good – a little foxing – unusual

[9238]                                                                                                                    £20.00

  1. CHATTERJEE, GLADYS Subjects Relating to the Royal Commission on Marriage and Divorce Moore and Tomlinson Ltd 1953

A bibliography of works consulted by the Royal Commission – with an introduction by Gladys Chatterjee of Lincoln’s Inn

[14993]                                                                                                                    £4.00

  1. CHURCH OF ENGLAND MORAL WELFARE COUNCIL The Threshold of Marriage: a practical guide for all who intend to be married in church The Church Assembly 1949

Paper covers – 36pp – withdrawn from the Women’s Library

[12548]                                                                                                                    £2.00


First Report on the running of Citizen House, which opened in Sept 1913 as an educational and social centre. The Report, dated March 1915, gives details of the societies, such as the National Union of Women Workers, the Workers Educational Association, Girl Guides – and, since the beginning of the war, the Committee of Women Patrols and the Aid  Coordination Committee. The Wardens were Helen Hope and Mary de Reyes. Packed full of information about the good works being done in Bath. In very good condition – 16pp – card covers

[14978]                                                                                                                  £18.00

  1. COHEN, Lesley Women’s Organisations in Great Britain 1985/86 Women’s National Commission 1985

Soft covers – 84-pp – very good

[12534]                                                                                                                    £3.00

  1. COMMISSION OF ENQUIRY INTO INDUSTRIAL UNREST: Report of the Commission for Wales HMSO 1917

50pp – good reading copy – bound into later card covers – ex-Board of Education Library

[13215]                                                                                                                  £12.00


1) Criminal Justice Adminstration Act, 1914 – ‘An Act to diminish the number of cases committed to prison, to amend the Law with respect to the treatment and punishment of young offenders, and otherwise to improve the administration of criminal justice’.- 36pp – good; 2) Criminal Justice Act, 1925 – ‘An Act to amend the law with respect to the administration of criminal justice in England, and otherwise to amend the criminal law’ – 44pp – good; 3) Criminal Justice Act, 1948 – ‘An Act to abolish penal servitude, hard labour, prison divisions and sentence of whipping ‘etc – 110pp – good. Together

[12557]                                                                                                                    £5.00


Withdrawn from the Women’s Library. 6pp – good

[14990]                                                                                                                    £4.00

  1. DAILY MIRROR 2 October 1940

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

[10719]                                                                                                                    £4.00

  1. DAVIES, Dilys The Problem of Girls’ Education in Wales Association for Promoting the Education of Girls in Wales 1887

‘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

[14524]                                                                                                                  £18.00

  1. DEPARTMENTAL COMMITTEE ON THE TRAINING APPOINTMENT AND PAYMENT OF PROPBATION OFFICERS Report of the Departmental Committee on the Training, Appointment and Payment of Probation Officers HMSO 1922

Paper covers – 32pp – fair – withdrawn from the Women’s Library

[12292]                                                                                                                    £2.00

  1. DISINHERITANCE The Remedies of Lord Astor’s Bill

an article reprinted from ‘The Observer’, Sept 6, 1928. ‘Lord Astor introduced a Bill in the House of Lords last session to modify, to a limited extent, the right of arbitrary disinheritance possessed by spouses and parents in England and Wales and occasionally exercised.’ Double-sided sheet – good

[12561]                                                                                                                    £1.00


Runs from issue 1, 5 May 1849 to issue 156, 24 April 1852. Very good condition – half leather and marbled boards. Each vol

[8594]                                                                                                                    £38.00


Withdrawn from the Women’s Library – 16pp – good

[14995]                                                                                                                    £4.00

  1. EQUAL PAY CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE AND STATUS OF WOMEN COMMITTEE Equal Pay: a reply to the chancellor of the Exchequer 1947

Double-sided leaflet – creased and nicked

[12273]                                                                                                                    £1.00


  1. EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK Equal Pay Campaign Committee 1944

‘The question of Equal Pay for Equal Work will shortly come up for discussion in Parliament…’Small 4pp leaflet

[14999]                                                                                                                    £2.00

  1. EQUAL RIGHTS FOR WOMEN International Women’s Year, 1975 UN Office of Public Information 1974

Details of the UN’s plans for their work on equal rights in 1975. Good – 16pp – withdrawn from the Women’s Library

[14991]                                                                                                                    £2.00


founded in 1985, aa news and current affairs magazine aimed at ‘real women’. Issues:

1991 July/Aug

1992 Oct, Nov, Dec/Jan 1993;1993, Feb, April, March, May, June, July, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov Dec/Jan 1994; 1994, Feb, March, April, May, June, July, Aug, Sept,  Oct, Nov, Dec/Jan 1995;1995 Feb, March, April, May, June, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec/Jan 1996;1996 May

In good condition. Each

[14923]                                                                                                                    £8.00


Small metal Vesta case with a map of India shown in hold a small box of matches. During World War I, Lord Willingdon, the governor of Bombay, created the India War & Relief Fund (Bombay Branch) two which all the native and princely states neighbouring the Bombay Presidency contributed, along with the people of the Bombay Presidency. Lady Willingdon was president of the Women’s Branch. it is thought these little vesta cases were given to soldiers leaving India on their way back to Britain. In good condition – unusual

[14979]                                                                                                                  £25.00


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

[13329]                                                                                                                  £12.00


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

[14212]                                                                                                                  £45.00


Withdrawn from the Women’s Library. Good – 12pp

[14988]                                                                                                        £5.00 SOLD


Page from ‘The Buiilding News’ (18 March 1892) showing the new building for the school, at Park Road, Bolton, opened by Millicent Fawcett on 8 May 1891. The building, now, I think, demolished was in an ‘olde Englishe’ style, with half-timbering  and an oriel window to the assembly hall. The page includes plans for the Ground and First floors, showing the disposition of classrooms, wcs etc. Very good

[14898]                                                                                                                  £25.00

  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

16-pp pamphlet – withdrawn from the Women’s Library

[12367]                                                                                                                    £4.00

  1. HMSO Factories (No 2) Bill HMSO 1926

Concerned with working conditions. 102pp – lacking paper covers – withdrawn from the Women’s Library

[12300]                                                                                                                    £2.00

  1. HMSO National Advisory Committee on the Employment of Older Men and Women HMSO

The First Report, Oct 1953 and Second Report, Dec 1955. Paper covers – good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library. Together

[12277]                                                                                                                    £4.00

  1. HMSO A Study of the Factors which have operated in the past and those which are operating now to determine the distribution of women in industry 1930

Paper covers – very good – 33pp

[3638]                                                                                                                    £18.00


‘An Act to amend the alw as to the duration and recovery of aliment for, and the custody of, illegitimate children in Scotland, and for other purposes connected therewith.’ 4-pp – good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library.

[12565]                                                                                                                    £1.00


March 8th 1959. Single sheet advertising ‘Celebration at Holborn Hall’. Good

[2320]                                                                                                                      £2.00


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

[11205]                                                                                                                  £10.00

  1. KLEIN, Viola Employing Married Women Institute of Personnel Management 1961

Paper covers – 52pp – good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library

[14996]                                                                                                                    £5.00


Programme of classes for 1957-58 – 12pp

[7225]                                                                                                                      £2.00

  1. McMILLAN, Margaret The Future of Our Young People Co-operative Union 1911

Paper covers – 12pp – good – ex-Board of Education library

[12743]                                                                                                                  £12.00

  1. MATERNAL MORTALITY Report of Meeting held at Central Hall, Westminster, on October 30, 1928 Maternal Mortality Committee 1928

Held at a time when there was still one maternal death per 250 births. Withdrawn from the Women’s Library. 30 pp – good, though front cover detached and torn

[14987]                                                                                                                    £8.00

  1. MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND NATIONAL SERVICE Time Rates of Wages and Hours of Labour HMSO 1952

Covers every type of employment for coal mining to cinema usherette. Paper covers – 248pp

[12298]                                                                                                                    £8.00

  1. MINISTRY OF RECONSTRUCTION Report of the Women’s Advisory Committee on the Domestic Service Problem together with reports by sub-committees on training, Machinery of distribution, organisation and conditions HMSO 1919

Among those involved in the committee were Margaret Tuke, Winifred Mercier, Clementina Black, Katherine Furse, Mrs C.S. Peel, and the Marchioness of Londonderry. The recommendations cover training, contract of service, scale of wages, employment exchanges and registry offices.  Probably missing blue paper covers, otherwise very good -36pp

[14994]                                                                                                                  £20.00

  1. MRS SARAH BURGESS – PRINTER Souvenir and History of Opening of Parliament by the King and Queen Wed Feb 14th 1912

Mrs Burgess was the printer of souvenir tissue napkins, sold from her shop just off the Strand to street hawkers and then bought from them by those  viewing the great events of the day.In this case the 1912 opening of Parliament. For more about Sarah Burgess see a post on my website – This tissue is in very good condition

[14980]                                                                                                      £30.00 SOLD

  1. MRS SARAH BURGESS – PRINTER Souvenir and Programme of the Opening of the Festival of Empire by their Majesties the King and Queen at the Crystal Palace, May 12th 1911.

Mrs Burgess was the printer of souvenir tissue napkins, sold from her shop (which at this time was in Artillery Lane, Bishopsgate) to street hawkers and then bought from them by those  viewing the great events of the day.In this case the 1911 Festival of Empire – with portraits of King George V, Queen Alexandra and, I assume,the young Prince Edward. For more about Sarah Burgess see a post on my website – This tissue has a tear in the bottom right-hand corner, which doesn’t affect text but does split one of the numerous union flags that frame the piece

[14985]                                                                                                                  £15.00

  1. MRS SARAH BURGESS – PRINTER Souvenir in Commemoration of Queen Alexandra’s Inspection of the Great Boy Scout Rally on the Horse Guards’ Parade, Saturday June 13th 1914

Mrs Burgess was the printer of souvenir tissue napkins, sold from her shop just off the Strand to street hawkers and then bought from them by those  viewing the great events of the day.In this case a 1914 Boy Scout Rally. For more about Sarah Burgess see a post on my website – In good condition – one nick on the right-hand margin.

[14981]                                                                                                                  £20.00

  1. MRS SARAH BURGESS – PRINTER Souvenir in Commemoration of the Anniversary of Armistice Day and President Poincare Visit to London, 11 November 1919

Mrs Burgess was the printer of souvenir tissue napkins, sold from her shop just off the Strand to street hawkers and then bought from them by those  viewing the great events of the day.In this case the first anniversary of the Armistice – with full details of Poincare’s visit and of the Armistice Day procession to the Cenotaph and then to Westminster Abbey. For more about Sarah Burgess see a post on my website – This tissue is in good condition.

[14982]                                                                                                      £30.00 SOLD

  1. MRS SARAH BURGESS – PRINTER Souvenir in Commemoration of the Inspection of the Indian Troops by their Emperor King at Buckingham Palace, 2nd August 1919

Mrs Burgess was the printer of souvenir tissue napkins, sold from her shop just off the Strand to street hawkers and then bought from them by those  viewing the great events of the day.In this case the 1919 Inspection of Indian troops – with portraits of the King and Queen and details of the Indian troops’ movements through London. For more about Sarah Burgess see a post on my website – This tissue is in very good condition.

[14984]                                                                                                                  £30.00

  1. NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF GIRLS’ CLUBS Clubs and Club Making University of London Press 1943

A history – and then 13 chapters on how to run a club. Soft covers – 104pp – good – ex-Board of Education library

[12747]                                                                                                                  £25.00


Paper covers – 24pp – good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library

[12296]                                                                                                                    £3.00


for Ethel Leach, a member of the Amalgamated Association of Card, Blowing and Ring room Operatives c1912. Ethel Leach lwas born in 1898 and lived at

2 Alder Street, Bolton, with her parents (her father was a basketmaker) and her brother and sister. When the 1911 census was taken she was 13 and still at school – but by the time this Contribution Book was issued she was a ‘Cardroom Operative;. The 8 printed pages of the book detail the Table of Weeklly Contributions, Contributions Paid, and the Benefits that will accrue.- as well as much detail about the operation of the National Health Insurance at that time. An unusual item. Card covers – very good

[14975]                                                                                                                  £12.00

  1. NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE The National Health Service (Service Committees and Tribunal) Regulations 1948 HMSO 1948

30-pp – good – withdrawn from the collection of the Association for Moral and Social Hygiene – good – with some marginal pencilled emphases.

[12551]                                                                                                                    £1.00

  1. NATIONAL UNION OF FAMILY ASSOCIATIONS World Congress for Family and Population 1947

The Congress was held in Paris in June 1947. Paper covers – good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library

[12532]                                                                                                                    £3.00

  1. NATIONAL UNION OF WOMEN’S TEACHERS How Equal Pay would Help Industry and Decrease Unemployment   NUWT 1930s?

Single page leaflet, published by the National Union of Women teachers- fine

[10735]                                                                                                                    £8.00

  1. NOBLE WOMEN; Windows in the Lady Chapel Liverpool Cathderal Liverpool Cathedral (no date)

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

[12237]                                                                                                        £4.00 SOLD


Paper covers -67 pp – with photographs – with drawn from the Women’s Library

[13173]                                                                                                                    £3.00


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

[14423]                                                                                                                    £5.00


1) Decision of Industrial Court July 1927: Manipulative Grades – Post Office. In the course of the claims and counter claims sets out all the grades and pay of Post Office workers. Paper covers, 212pp ; 2) Report of the Committee on the Inland Telegraph Service 1927, pub 1928. Paper covers – 28pp. Two items – good – together

[12541]                                                                                                                    £3.00


Paper covers – 8-pp – good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library

[12554]                                                                                                                    £1.00


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

[12353]                                                                                                                  £12.00


The Committee included Margery Fry. Good – 50pp – withdrawn from the Women’s Library

[14380]                                                                                                                    £5.00


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

[3887]                                                                                                                    £25.00

  1. RICH, Adena Women Under Our Immigration and Naturalization Laws 1949

The post-war US position. Reprinted from ‘The Social Science Review’ – self covers – fair – withdrawn from the Women’s Library

[12382]                                                                                                                    £2.00

  1. SACKVILLE-WEST, Vita Knole National Trust 1952

National Trust guide to Knole, with a catalogue of pictures and biographical notes of painters by Robin Fedden. Includes 8 b & w photographs. Soft covers – fine

[5470]                                                                                                                      £5.00


Newsletter of the Socialist Feminist Current – issue for April 1978

[8189]                                                                                                                      £1.00


Newsletter of the Socialist Feminist Current. Issue for August 1978

[8191]                                                                                                                      £1.00


Debate in the House of Commons on Profumo’s resignation, 17 June 1963. Harold Wilson: ‘..There is something utterly nauseating about a system of society which pays a harlot 25 times as much as it pays its prime minister….’ Another of Britain’s great moments. Poor condition, partially disbound..but it’s all there.

[15003]                                                                                                                    £4.00

  1. SENIOR, Mrs Nassau Pauper Schools HMSO 1875

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

24pp – large format – disbound.

[10457]                                                                                                                  £28.00

  1. SOUTHWARK HOUSING ASSOCIATION LTD Fifth Report Southwark Housing Association May 1937

Paper covers – 20-pp – with a map, a photograph and lots of names of subscribers. Very good

[12247]                                                                                                                    £4.00


Founded in 1972 and running until 1992. I have the following issues for sale:     1981 112, 113 ; 1982 114 to 125 ;1983 126, 128, 131, 133, 135- 137 ; 1984 138 to 149; 1985 150-157;

1986 167;1 987 177  In good condition – each

[14885]                                                                                                                    £8.00

  1. STANDING JOINT COMMITTEE OF WORKING WOMEN’S ORGANISATIONS Working Women Discuss – Population, Equal Pay, Domestic Work WWO no date (1946)

Paper covers – 24pp – good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library

[14997]                                                                                                        £2.00 SOLD

  1. STUDY GROUP ON DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN Towards Equality: Women and Social Security Labour Party 1969

Interim report of a joint National Executive Committee: Parliamentary Labour Party Study Group on Discrimination Against Women, which was begun in 1967. Paper covers – very good

[1991]                                                                                                                      £4.00


An Act to amend the Law relating to the Summary Jurisdiction of Magistrates in reference to Married Women.  Paper covers – 8pp – good. Together with ‘ Summary Jurisdiction (Separation and Mainenance) Bill to Amend the Married Women (Maintenance) Acts 1895 and 1920, and section 5 of the Licensing Act, 1905. Paper covers – 6pp – good. And An Act to amend the Law relating to Separation and Maintenance Orders, 1925 – paper covers – 4pp. All withdrawn from the Women’s Library. Together

[12563]                                                                                                        £2.00 SOLD

  1. TEACHERS’ GUILD Helps to Self-Help for Teachers by Assurance and Investment through the Teachers’ Guild 1901

Paper covers – 28pp – good – ex-Board of Education Library

[13221]                                                                                                                    £8.00


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

[13217]                                                                                                                  £80.00

  1. TEACHERS’ GUILD OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND List of Members Alphabetically Arranged 1913

Names and addresses – very useful. Women teachers appear to be in the majority. Soft covers – good – ex-Board of Education Library

[13218]                                                                                                                  £15.00


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

[12684]                                                                                                                    £8.00


After Mr Schlesinger’s death in 1965 the name of Radcliffe College’s Women’s Archive was changed to honour that of ‘the first scholar to draw the attention of the historical profession and the public to “The Role of Women in American History”‘. The Report gives an account of new acquisitions and new buildings. Paper covers – 28pp – good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library.

[12535]                                                                                                        £2.00 SOLD


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

[12337]                                                                                                                  £10.00


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

[13219]                                                                                                                    £8.00

  1. THE FIRST REPORT OF THE BRISTOL REFUGE SOCIETY for the restoration of females who have unhappily fallen from virtue, ending 6 month 30, 1815; with a list of subscribers  facsimile of the edition printed for Philip Rose, Broadmead 1815

An interesting publication – full of names and address of donors and subscribers. Many Bristol worthies – but also their associates from around the country. A very well produced facsimile. Paper covers – very good

[10463]                                                                                                                  £18.00

  1. THE GREAT PARTNERSHIP Women’s Liberal Federation 1949

‘Being a report of the Enquiry Committee on Women’s Position in the Community set up by the Executive Committee of the Women’s Liberal Federation at the request of the Chairman of the Liberal Party Organisation’. Paper covers – 40pp – very good

[2879]                                                                                                                      £2.00

  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]                                                                                                      £25.00 SOLD

  1. THE HOUSING AND SLUM PROBLEM Questions and Answers Burrup, Mathieson & Co 1933

Paper covers -12pp – good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library

[12246]                                                                                                                    £4.00

  1. THE LEAGUE OF SERVICE Report, 1910-1911

‘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

[12737]                                                                                                                  £15.00

  1. THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF WOMEN OF GREAT BRITAIN Handbook 1960-61 National Council of Women 1961

Packed with names and addresses. Soft covers -56pp – fine

[12319]                                                                                                                    £3.00


Includes a report of a wife offered for sale at ‘the new Islington cattle market’. She fetched 26s.

[14067]                                                                                                                  £20.00

  1. THE TEACHERS’ GUILD OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND Scheme of Proposed Teachers’ Guild Friendly Society (Sickness and Accident Fund) 1897

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

[13220]                                                                                                                    £8.00

  1. THE UNITED NATIONS AND THE STATUS OF WOMEN a survey of United Nations work to promote the civil and political rights of women UN 1961

Soft covers – 34pp – good condition – withdrawn from the Women’s Library

[14992]                                                                                                                    £2.00

  1. THE WOMEN’S BRANCH FEDERATION Fifth Annual Report, 1912-13

‘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

[12744]                                                                                                                  £12.00

  1. THE WOMEN’S BRANCH FEDERATION Sixth Annual Report, 1913-14

‘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

[12745]                                                                                                                  £14.00

  1. THE WOMEN’S LEAGUE OF SERVICE Report, 1911-1912

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

[12738]                                                                                                                  £15.00


This tissue doesn’t bear any information about its printer – so is probably not the work of Mrs Sarah Burgess, who was responsible for so many similar items. The tissue shows an image of the V & A, together with a portrait of King Edward VII – and union flags – together with details of the procession to the Museum and some brief details about its structure. In good condition

[14986]                                                                                                      £15.00 SOLD

  1. TOWN POLICE CLAUSES ACT, 1889 An Act to amend the provisions relating to Hackney Carriages of the Town Police Clauses Act, 1847 HMSO 24 June 1889

Withdrawn from the Associaiton for Moral and Social Hygiene Collection, the Women’s Library. 4-pp – good

[12547]                                                                                                                    £2.00

  1. UNIVERSITY TRAINING FOR WELFARE WORK IN INDUSTRY & COMMERCE A Report issued by the Joint University Council for Social Studies P.S. King 1921

‘The Joint University Council for Social Studies has for its object the co-ordination and development of the work of Social Study Departments in connection with the Universities of Great Britain and Ireland. The Hon Sec of the Council was Elizabeth Macadam. Among the members of the committee was Rose Squire. Paper covers – 18pp – good – withdrawn from the Women’s library

[12546]                                                                                                                    £6.00

  1. WARWICK, The Countess Of Unemployment: its causes and consequences Twentieth Century Press, no date (c 1906)

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

[14117]                                                                                                                  £45.00

  1. WIGHTMAN, Clare Women At Work and In Society Modern Records Centre, Warwick University, 2nd ed 1991

Gives sources for the subject in the Warwick Modern Records Centre. Paper covers – fine

[7541]                                                                                                                      £4.00

  1. WILKINS, Mrs Roland The Training and Employment of Education Women in Horticulture and Agriculture Women’s Farm and Garden Association 1927

Soft covers – 52pp – good – ex-Board of Education Library

[13213]                                                                                                                  £20.00


‘The object of this bill is to secure that, in the distribution of the estate of a testator or testatrix, a surviving husband or wife and any surviving children who are of an age necessitating parental support shall have a statutory right to certain provision out of the estate in order to secure the funds necessary for their maintenance.’ Paper covers – 14pp – withdrawn from the Women’s Library – good

[12564]                                                                                                                    £2.00

  1. WOMAN AT HOME (Annie S. Swan’s Magazine) Hodder & Stoughton 1894

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!

[13692]                                                                                                                  £18.00

  1. A WOMAN’S RIGHT TO CHOOSE Abortion Law Reform Association Why we must fight the Abortion (Amendment) Bill and how to go about it

20-pp pamphlet giving ‘Some Information about the Abortion (Amendment) Bill’ – and including a ‘List of Members of Parliament who voted AGAINST the Bill’s Second Reading, 7 Feb 1975)

[13197]                                                                                                                    £8.00


1994 Spring, vol 5, no 1; Autumn vol 5, no 2; Winter vol 5, no 3

1995 Summer vol 6, no1; Autumn vol 6, no 2; Winter, vol 6, no 3

1996  Spring vol 7, issue 1; Autumn vol 7, no 2; Winter vol 7, no 3

1997 Sprng vol 8, no 1; Autumn vol 8. no 3

In very good condition – each

[14929]                                                                                                                    £8.00

  1. WOMEN IN REBELLION, 1900 Two Views on Class, Socialism and Liberation ILP 1973

Contains reprints of two pamphlets: ‘Working Women and the Suffrage’ by Mrs Wibaut (translated into English and pub in England in the 1890s) and ‘Women’s Freedom’ by Lily Gair Wilkinson. Soft covers – very good

[7867]                                                                                                                      £5.00

  1. WOMEN & LITERATURE, VOL 3, NO 2 Fall 1975

This issue contains the 1974 Bibliography of Women in British and American Literature, 1660-1900 – and articles on ‘The “Female Virtuoso” in early 18th-c English drama’, on  Willa Cather, and on Wollstonecraft, Godwin and Rousseau. Soft covers – very good

[7868]                                                                                                                      £6.00

  1. WOMEN’S EMPLOYMENT FEDERATION Careers: a memorandum on openings and trainings for girls and women 1964

The 21st ed. Soft covers – 146pp – very good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library

[12281]                                                                                                                    £5.00

  1. WOMEN’S EMPLOYMENT FEDERATION Memorandum on Openings and Trainings for Women WEF 1936

Opportunities for women – from Accountancy to Youth Leadership. Paper covers – good -20pp

[12270]                                                                                                                  £15.00

  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

Paper covers – 44pp – good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library

[12271]                                                                                                                    £4.00

  1. WOMEN’S GROUP ON PUBLIC WELFARE Loneliness: an enquiry into causes and possible remedies National Council of Social Service revised ed 1964

An interesting snapshot of one aspect of the early 1960s. Soft covers – 72pp – good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library

[12552]                                                                                                                    £5.00


Founded in 1985. Issues for sale:

1986 June, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec/Jan 1987

1987 Feb, March, April, May, June, July

In good condition – each

[14924]                                                                                                                    £8.00

  1. WOODFIELD 1951

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.’

[11792]                                                                                                                    £5.00

  1. WRIGHT, Helena Marriage Modern Churchman’s Union no date (1920s?)

No 8 in ‘ a series of ten booklets dealing with religious matters of current interest.’ Good -20pp – withdrawn from the Women’s Library

[12265]                                                                                                                    £2.00

General Postcards


  1. BEDFORD COLLEGE The Common Room

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

[13254]                                                                                                                  £10.00


American actress (1884-1970). From the Hodgson sisters’ collection. In very good condition, with traces of adhesive on the reverse

[14744]                                                                                                                    £4.00

  1. CLARK’S COLLEGE, CIVIL SERVICE Preparing for the Lady Clerk’s G.P.O. Exam

Photographic postcard of the young women preparing for this exam which, if they passed, offered a chance of bettering themselves. Very good – unposted

[9233]                                                                                                                    £12.00


American actress (1883-1971). From the Hodgson sisters’ collection. In very good condition, with traces of adhesive on the reverse.

[14746]                                                                                                                    £4.00


photograph of the actress and singer (1876-1953). A card from the Hodgson sisters’ collection. On the reverse is written in pencil ‘Ophelia’ suggesting the image shows her in ‘Hamlet’ in which she played Ophelia in 1905. In very good condition – with traces of adhesive on the reverse.

[14743]                                                                                                                    £4.00


American actress (1868-1940).. In very good condition, with traces of adhesive on the reverse. From the Hodgson sisters’ collection.

[14745]                                                                                                                    £4.00


English actress and opera singer (1877-1955) – photograph by Ralph Dunn of 63 Barbican, London EC. Because the word ‘Amasis’ is written in pencil on the revers of the card, I think it dates from around 1906/7 when Ruth Vincent was appearing in the lead role. In very good condition, with traces of adhesive on the reverse. In very good condition – from the Hodgson sisters’ collection

[14742]                                                                                                                    £4.00


English actress (1875-1933). In very good condition – with traces of adhesive on the reverse – from the Hodgson sisters’ collection.

[14741]                                                                                                                    £4.00

Music Hall Sheet Music and Postcards



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

[10700]                                                                                                                    £5.00

  1. MISS ELLA SHIELDS B. Feldman 1914

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

[10675]                                                                                                                    £7.00

  1. MISS ELLA SHIELDS Campbell, Connelly & Co 1925

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

[10678]                                                                                                                    £6.00

  1. MISS ELLA SHIELDS Lawrence Wright 1925

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

[10681]                                                                                                                    £6.00

  1. MISS ELLA SHIELDS Francis, Day & Hunter 1927

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

[10682]                                                                                                        £5.00 SOLD

  1. MISS ELLA SHIELDS Lawrence Wright 1929

sings ‘Home in Maine’ and is photographed in sailor attire on cover of sheet music. Good

[10688]                                                                                                                    £6.00

  1. MISS HETTY KING Francis, Day & Hunter 1908

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

[10684]                                                                                                                    £7.00

  1. MISS NORA DELANEY Lawrence Wright 1929

sings ‘Glad Rag Doll’ and is photographed in male evening dress on the cover of the sheet music. Good

[10687]                                                                                                                    £5.00


photographic postcard of her in waistcoat and trilby, together with a cigarette card of woman in male evening dress. Good – card posted in 1907

[10695]                                                                                                                    £6.00


photographic postcard of her in male attire. Very good – posted in 1906

[10693]                                                                                                                    £5.00


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

[10697]                                                                                                                    £7.00

  1. VESTA TILLEY Francis, Day & Hunter 1905

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

[10670]                                                                                                                    £7.00

  1. VESTA TILLEY Francis, Day & Hunter 1896

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

[10672]                                                                                                                    £5.00


modern reproduction of postcard photograph of her as man-about town. Fine

[10698]                                                                                                                    £3.00


General Fiction – including Poetry


  1. AITKEN, David Sleeping with Jane Austen No Exit Press 2000

Facetious crime novel. Soft covers – very good

[12417]                                                                                                                    £4.00

  1. ANON ( W.R.H. Trowbridge) The Grandmother’s Advice to Elizabeth T. Fisher Unwin 1902

‘Suggested by the ‘Visits of Elizabeth’  by Elinor Glyn.’ Paper covers – good

[3078]                                                                                                                      £6.00

  1. BAILLIE, Joanna A Series of Plays in which it is attempted to delineate the stronger passions of the mind Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, & Brown, a new edition 1821

A handsome set – newly rebound in cloth

[2509]                                                                                                                    £60.00

  1. BARKER, Pat Double Vision Penguin 2005

A novel centring on a war reporter returning from Afghanistan. Soft covers – fine

[10468]                                                                                                                    £3.00

  1. BINKLEY, Phyllis Et Al (eds) Amazon Expedition: a lesbian feminist anthology Times Change Press 1973

Includes articles by Joanna Russ and Ti-Grace Atkinson. Paper covers – good

[13294]                                                                                                                    £3.00

  1. BLATCHFORD, Robert A Bohemian Girl and Mr Ginnis Clarion Newpaper Co Ltd 1901 (r/p)


[2957]                                                                                                                    £18.00

  1. BOWERING, Marilyn Visible Worlds Flamingo 1999

A novel. Soft covers – very good

[10050]                                                                                                                    £2.00

  1. BRACKENBURY, Alison Bricks and Ballads Carcanet 2004

Poems. Soft covers – mint

[9854]                                                                                                                      £3.00

  1. BREEN, Jennifer (ed) Women Romantic Poets 1785-1832: an anthology J.M. Dent 1992

Soft covers – very good

[10905]                                                                                                                    £5.00

  1. BRONTE, Emily Wuthering Heights OUP 2009

Text edited by Ian Jack, with an introduction and additional notes by Helen Small. In World’s Classics series. Soft covers

[11721]                                                                                                                    £4.00

  1. CARUS-WILSON, Mrs Ashley Thora: memoirs of a nineteenth-century woman Hodder & Stoughton 1896

A section from a larger work, ‘Tokiwa and Other Poems’. Good – with library stamp

[4590]                                                                                                                      £4.00

  1. CLIFT, Charmian Walk to the Paradise Gardens Harper & Bros (NY) 1960

First US edition of this Australian novel. Very good in very good d/w, which is slightly chipped at top and bottom of spine

[12458]                                                                                                                  £25.00

  1. DAWKINS, Cecil Charleyhorse Pandora 1986

Hardcovers – fine in fine d/w

[5728]                                                                                                                      £4.00

  1. DOLARO, Selina Bella-Demonia: a dramatic story Henry J. Drane (c.1890)

[2853]                                                                                                                      £8.00

  1. DONNELLY, Jennifer A Gathering Light bloomsbury 2004

Set in the Adirondack mountains at the beginning of the 20th century. Soft covers – fine

[10478]                                                                                                                    £3.00

  1. DUGDALE, Sasha Notebook Carcanet 2003

Poems. Soft covers – mint

[9485]                                                                                                                      £6.00

  1. DUNSFORD, Cathie Ao Toa: Earth Warriors Spinifex 2004

A New Zealand eco-thriller. Soft covers – mint

[10137]                                                                                                                    £5.00

  1. EL SAADAWI, Nawal The Circling Song Zed Books 1989

A novel. Soft covers – fine

[9897]                                                                                                                      £5.00

  1. FLETCHER, Beryl The Blood Wood Gain Spinifex 1999

An Australian novel. Soft covers – fine

[10053]                                                                                                                    £4.00

  1. FLETCHER, Beryl The House at Karamu Spinifex 2003

A New Zealand novel. Soft covers – mint

[10136]                                                                                                                    £5.00

  1. FYFIELD, Frances Safer Than Houses Little, Brown 2005

A London sort-of detective novel. Fyfield’s character is Sarah Fortune – ex-lawyer. Soft cover – large format – fine

[10471]                                                                                                                    £3.00

  1. GALGOCZI, Erzsébet Another Love Cleis Press 1980

‘In 1959, In Budapest, a communist opposing the Soviets is an outlaw, a lesbian unthinkable, and Eva Szalánczky’s got the police on her back…’Soft covers – very good

[13461]                                                                                                                    £2.00

  1. GALLOWAY, Janice (ed) Meantime: looking forward to the millennium: an anthology of women’s writing Polygon 1991

Collection of short stories, poems and essays based loosely around what was then the approaching millenium. Soft covers – fine

[10899]                                                                                                                    £5.00

  1. GASKELL, Elizabeth Cranford OUP 2011

With introduction by Dinah Birch. Soft covers – mint

[13428]                                                                                                                    £4.00

  1. GAWSWORTH, John (ed) The Poetry Review, March-April 1951

Contributors include A.E. Coppard and Viola Meynell. Soft covers – good

[7266]                                                                                                                      £2.00

  1. GEE, Sue Earth & Heaven Review 2000

Soft covers – fine

[10479]                                                                                                                    £3.00

  1. GEE, Sue The Mysteries of Glass Review 2004

Soft covers – fine

[10477]                                                                                                                    £3.00

  1. GLAZER, Daphne The Last Oasis Sumach Press 1992

A collection of stories about ordinary working people struggling with moments of change or revelation. Soft covers – very good

[10042]                                                                                                                    £4.00

  1. GRAHAM, Jorie Never Carcanet 2002

Poems. ‘Filled with the spirit of Virginia Woolf, Elizabeth Bishop and Gerard Manley Hopkins, the poems also wrestle with the ghosts of Darwin and Lamarch, minutely analysing individual moments of consciousness.’ Soft covers – fine

[9473]                                                                                                                      £8.00

  1. GREGORY, Philippa A Respectable Trade HarperCollins 1995

A novel set in Bristol in 1787 – a Bristol booming on the back of the slave trade. Proof copy – fine

[10466]                                                                                                                    £8.00

  1. HALL, Sandi Rumours of Dreams Spinifex 1999

A novel. Soft covers – fine

[7555]                                                                                                                      £3.00

  1. HITE, Shere The Divine Comedy of Ariadne and Jupiter Peter Owen 1994

Mint in d/w

[5462]                                                                                                                      £3.00

  1. HUGHES, Ted Wolfwatching Faber 1989

Soft covers – very good

[12032]                                                                                                                    £4.00

  1. HULL, Gloria T. Healing Heart: poems 1973-1988 Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press 1989

Soft covers – mint

[9911]                                                                                                                      £5.00

  1. INGELOW, Jean Poems George Routledge, no date (c 1900??)

Good – cloth covers faded

[3609]                                                                                                                      £3.00

  1. IRWIN, Hadley We Are Mesquakie, We Are One Sheba 1984

A story of the Mesquakie, American Indians. Paper covers – fine

[5731]                                                                                                                      £4.00

  1. KANE, Sarah Complete Plays Methuen Drama 2001

Introduced by David Greig. Comprises ‘Blasted’, ‘Phaedra’s love’, ‘Clansed’, Crave’, ‘4.48 Psychosis’, ‘Skin’. Soft covers – fine

[12029]                                                                                                                  £10.00

  1. KOPPLEMAN, Susan (ed) Old Maids: short stories by 19th-century US women writers Pandora 1984

Soft covers – very good

[8122]                                                                                                                      £7.00

  1. LEHMANN, Beatrix Rumour of Heaven Methuen, 2nd ed 1935


[4120]                                                                                                                      £7.00

  1. LEHMANN, John (ed) The London Magazine Nov 1956

Contributions from Mary Hutchinson, Colin Wilson and John  Wain. Paper covers – very good

[8743]                                                                                                                      £3.00

  1. LEVERSON, Ada Love’s Shadow Chapman & Hall 1950

Reprint of the 1908 edition. Good

[3086]                                                                                                                      £4.00

  1. LINGARD, Joan Encarnita’s Journey Allison & Busby 2005

A novel interweaving the life of the writer Gerard Brenan – who arrives in Yegen, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, in 1920 –  with that of Encarnita, a young Spanish woman. Other Bloomsberries, Lytton Strachey, Dora Carrington, the Woolfs and Lytton Strachey, pass in and out. Soft covers – fine

[10465]                                                                                                                    £4.00

  1. LUTYENS, Mary So Near to Heaven Michael Joseph 1943

Good in torn d/w

[8352]                                                                                                                      £8.00

  1. MACDONALD, M.P. Trefoil: the story of a girl’s society Thomas Nelson no date (c 1908?)

An Australian (Melbourne) girls’ story. Good

[2489]                                                                                                                      £5.00

  1. MACPHEE, Kona Tails Bloodaxe Books 2004

Poems. Soft covers – mint

[9484]                                                                                                                      £6.00

  1. MARCHANT, Bessie Juliette the Mail-Carrier Collins (r/p), no date

Set in Nova Scotia – young Juliette comes good – taking over the position as mail carrier in her element-battered home region. Sunday School prize dated 1924. Very good

[8047]                                                                                                                      £8.00

  1. MARTIN, Valerie The Unfinished Novel and Other Stories Weidenfeld & Nicolson 2006

Soft covers – fine

[10469]                                                                                                                    £4.00

  1. MARTZ, Sandra (ed) If I Had a Hammer: women’s work in poetry, fiction and photographs Papier-Mache Press 1990

Soft covers – mint

[6777]                                                                                                                      £6.00

  1. MEADOR, Betty Inanna: Lady of the Largest Heart: poems of the Sumerian high priestess, Enheduanna Univversity of Texas Press 2000

Soft covers – very good

[9469]                                                                                                                    £10.00

  1. MEW, Charlotte The Farmer’s Bride The Poetry Bookshop, 3rd imp 1929

Very good internally – cover sunned around edges

[7693]                                                                                                                    £18.00

  1. MILLER, Isabel The Love of Good Women Black Swan 1988

A novel. Soft covers – very good

[10036]                                                                                                                    £3.00

  1. MINER, Valerie Movement Methuen 1985

A novel, with introduction by Susan Griffin. Good reading copy – ex-library in d/w

[8780]                                                                                                                      £3.00

  1. NOEL, Lady Augusta From Generation to Generation Elkin Mathews 1929

First published in 1879. Very good

[2838]                                                                                                                      £5.00

  1. OLDHAM, June A Little Rattle in the Air Virago 1990

Soft covers – very good

[8775]                                                                                                                      £4.00

  1. PARKER, Derek (ed) An Anthology of Erotic Prose Abacus 1981

Soft covers – good reading copy

[9904]                                                                                                                      £2.00

  1. PAULL, M.A. Rhoda’s Reform Nelson no date (c 1905?)

Fair – one plate loose

[2842]                                                                                                                      £3.00

  1. PIKE, G. Holden Daughters of the Flower Market: a story of four London bouquetieres Religious Tract Society, no date (c 1900?)

Bears a 1904 (boys’) school prize label. Contains a wealth of social observation – and line-drawings

[3612]                                                                                                                      £4.00

  1. PROCTER, Adelaide Anne Legends and Lyrics Bell & Daldy, 14th ed 1872

Poems by a leading member of the Langham-Place group.  very good – leather, with gilt decorations and all edges gilt

[1585]                                                                                                                    £15.00

  1. QUINN, Anthony Half the Human Race Cape 2011

‘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

[12485]                                                                                                                  £12.00

  1. ROBERTS, Denis Kilham (ed) Penguin Parade no. 1 Penguin Aug 1938 (reprint)

Soft covers – very good

[7263]                                                                                                                      £3.00

  1. SHARP, Mrs William (ed) Women’s Voices: an anthology of the most characteristic poems by English, Scotch and Irish women Walter Scott 1887

Includes the work of Margaret, Duchess of Newcastle, Lady Winchelsea, hester Piozzi, Anna Letitia Barbauld, Helen Maria Williams, Sara Coleridge, harriet Martineau, Mary Howitt, Mary Cowden-Clarke, Isa Craig-Knox, Augusta Webster, Violet Fane, Emily Pfeiffer, Mathilde Blind, E.H. Hickey, Constance Naden, Amy Levy, Ellice Hopkins and Katherine Tynan – and many others. Covers (leather-type) embossed with the insignia of Magdelen College School, Wainfleet, Lincolnshire – and inside is an inscription to Annie Abraham who was given the book as a Divinity Prize in 1888. Annie (1876-1934) was the daughter of a local farmer, in 1901 was a teacher in a school at Matlock, Derbyshire, and by 1911 had moved to teach at a girls’ school in Newport, Monmouthshire, whee she remained until her death. Good – a little rubbed – all edges gilt.

[14977]                                                                                                                  £12.00

  1. SHAW, Bernard An Unsocial Socialist Virago 1988 (reprint)

Paper covers – fine

[5492]                                                                                                                      £2.00

  1. SHERWOOD, Mrs The Happy Family Houlston & Sons, new edition no date

A little tract – paper covers. Fine

[3607]                                                                                                                      £5.00

  1. SIGOURNEY, Mrs (ed. F.W.N. Bailey) The Poetical Works of Mrs L.H. Sigourney G. Routledge 1857

Neatly rebound in cloth

[2428]                                                                                                                    £10.00

  1. SINCLAIR, May The Dark Night Macmillan (NY) 1924

‘A novel in unrhymed verse. Number 330 of 350 copied signed by the author. This copy is further inscribed by May Sinclair ‘To dear Alys with love’.  Fine internally, cover a little marked. No d/w

[14973]                                                                                                                  £65.00

  1. SNELL, Roy Norma Kent of the WACS Whitmand Publishing Co (Wisconsin) 1943

In the ‘Fighters for Freedom’ series. Norma Kent joined the Women’s Army Corps, never left mainland America, but had lots of adventures and did her part to win the war! Good in d/w

[2448]                                                                                                                    £18.00

  1. SOUEIF, Ahdaf In the Eye of the Sun Bloomsbury 1992

‘The Great English Novel about Egypt’/’The Great Egyptian Novel About England’. Very good in d/w. 791pp – heavy

[9927]                                                                                                                      £8.00

  1. SPENDER, Dale The Diary of Elizabeth Pepys Grafton 1991

Elizabeth gives her account of life with Samuel. Soft covers – very good

[11232]                                                                                                                    £8.00

  1. SWAN, Annie S. Aldersyde: a Border story of seventy years ago Oliphant, Anderson, & Ferrier 1885 (r/p)

Good reading copy – cover marked

[9697]                                                                                                                      £8.00

  1. SWAN, Annie S. Carlowrie: or, among Lothian folk  Oliphant, Anderson and Ferrier, no date, reprint (1890s?)

Good reading copy

[9696]                                                                                                                      £8.00

  1. TAYLOR, Kate Madame Proust and the Kosher Kitchen Vintage 2004

Enjoyable novel, Canadian literary researcher in Paris – parallel portraits of old and new worlds. Soft covers – fine

[10470]                                                                                                                    £4.00

  1. TENNYSON, Mary H. A Cruel Dilemma Warne, no date r/p (c 1895)


[3066]                                                                                                                      £4.00

  1. THE LONDON MERCURY April 1935

Includes a couple of poems by Sylvia Townsend Warner. Soft covers – good

[8561]                                                                                                                      £8.00

  1. TYTLER, Ann Fraser Leila At Home T. Hatchard 1852

‘A continuatation of ‘Leila in England’. Good in new cloth binding

[3047]                                                                                                                    £15.00

  1. VARGAS, Fred The Three Evangelists Harvill Secker 2006

Translated from French by Sian Reynolds. ‘Fred Vargas’ is, in fact, a Frenchwoman, an historian and archaeologist by profession. A detective novel set in Paris. Soft covers – large format – fine

[10472]                                                                                                                    £4.00

  1. WALKER, Alice By the Light of My Father’s Smile Women’s Press 1998

A novel.- ‘A story of requited love, crossing over, and the sexual healing of the soul’. Fine in d/w

[14812]                                                                                                                  £12.00

  1. WHITTLE, Tyler The Young Victoria: a novel Heinemann 1971

Good in d/w – though ex-library

[6521]                                                                                                                      £3.00

  1. WOOD, Mrs Henry A Life’s Secret R.E. King, no date (r/p)

Reading copy

[8360]                                                                                                                      £2.00

  1. WOOD, Mrs Henry Mrs Halliburton’s Troubles Richard Bentley 1893

Good reading copy

[2863]                                                                                                                      £4.00

  1. WOOD, Mrs Henry The Red Court Farm Macmillan 1908 (r/p)

Good reading copy

[4449]                                                                                                                      £3.00

  1. WOOD, Mrs Henry Roland Yorke Richard Bentley 1896

Good reading copy

[6190]                                                                                                                      £6.00

  1. WOOLFE, Sue Leaning Towards Infinity Women’s Press 1998

A novel. Soft covers – mint

[7565]                                                                                                                      £4.00

  1. YONGE, Charlotte M. A Book of Golden Deeds T. Nelson, no date, reprint

Good reading copy

[9698]                                                                                                                      £5.00

  1. YONGE, Charlotte M. The Dove in the Eagle’s Nest Macmillan 1908 (r/p)

Very good

[9700]                                                                                                                      £6.00


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

Excellent study. Soft covers – very good

[14225]                                                                                                                  £12.00

  1. DOUGLAS-PENNANT, Violet Under the Search-Light: the record of a great scandal Allen & Unwin 1922

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

[14129]                                                                                                                  £85.00

  1. HUTTON, I. Emslie With a Woman’s Unit in Serbia, Salonika and Sebastopol Williams and Norgate 1928

A doctor, she began working with the Scottish Women’s Hospitals in 1915, first in France and then in the east.  With 13 photographs – 302pp -very good – very scare

[14901]                                                                                                                  SOLD

  1. (THURSTAN) Violetta Thurstan Field Hospital and Flying Column: being the journal of an English nursing sister in Belgium and Russia G.P. Putnam’s 1916 (r/p)

Very good – very scarce

[14910]                                                                                                                  £65.00

  1. BIBESCO, Princesse La Revue de Paris extrait du numero du 15 mai 1934: Lettres de Combattants Anglais Paris 1934

A lengthy review, in French, of ‘War Letters of Fallen Englishmen (Lettres de guerre d’hommes anglais qui sont tombès) compiled by Laurence Housman. She reviews it at length (24pp), quoting from letters of both the well -known (Julian Grenfell, Edward Tennant) and the unknown. The intriguing Princess Bibescco (nèe Elizabeth Asquith, daugher of  H.A. Asquith) was a novelist of some repute,Very good – paper covers – offprint of the journalpaign

[14964]                                                                                                                  £10.00


– 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

[14442]                                                                                                                  £35.00

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

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

[14390]                                                                                                                  £38.00

  1. DENNYS, Joyce And GORDON, Hampden, and TINDALL, M.C. Our Hospitals A.B.C. John Lane no date (c. 1916)

VAD’s alphabet – by one of them.  Joyce Dennys did the delightful illustrations to match the humourous verses. Very good – grey paper boards – with two small marks (tea/coffee??)  on the cover- internally the images are fresh and sharp

[14899]                                                                                                                  £70.00

  1. MARCHANT, Bessie A Girl Munition Worker: a story of a girl’s work during the Great War Blackie [no date -1st ed 1916?]

Novel of the First World War. May be first edition, as no publishing details are given, but has gift inscription for Christmas 1919 from ‘Mother’ to ‘Miss N. Goodwin’. The lovely pictorial cover is clean and bright – in very good condition – very scarce

[14913]                                                                                                                  £60.00

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In case you are interested in books I have written (and still in print) they are ~


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






















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




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


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 from me or ordered from any bookshop (terrestrial or online)

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  1. #1 by Graham Osborne on April 29, 2020 - 2:04 pm

    Hello Mrs Crawford it’s Graham with a Question about the China that sometimes comes up for sale and wondered if you ever have had a Teapot for sale? Also there was a Scottish suffragette by the name of Helen Crawford and I wondered if you were related.

    • #2 by womanandhersphere on April 29, 2020 - 2:10 pm

      Good afternoon, Graham. I have, in the past, twice had a teapot from the WSPU china teaset for sale…but don’t have one in stock at the moment. They are very rare. Helen Crawfurd, from Glasgow, is, in fact, spelt like that (rather than Crawford) – and, alas, I can claim no relationship with her whatsoever.
      Best wishes, Elizabeth

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