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Books And Ephemera For Sale: Catalogue 196

 

Woman and her Sphere

Catalogue 196

#103

Elizabeth Crawford

5 Owen’s Row

London EC1V 4NP

elizabeth.crawford2017@outlook.com

Index to Catalogue

Suffrage Non-fiction: Items 1-8

Suffrage Biography: Items 9-12

Suffrage Fiction: Items 13-19

Suffrage Ephemera: Items 20-103

Suffrage Postcards: Real Photographic: Items 104-122

Suffrage Postcards: Suffrage Artist: Items 123-128

Suffrage Postcards: Commercial Comic: Items 129-150

General Non-fiction: Items 151-297

General Biography: Items 298-415

General Ephemera: Items 416-536

General Postcards: Items 537-540

Sheet Music: Items 541-550

General Fiction: Items 551-578

Women and the First World War: Items 579-592

 

Suffrage Non-fiction

 

  1. BILLINGTON-GREIG, Teresa The Militant Suffrage Movement: emancipation in a hurry Frank Palmer no date [1911] [14205] ‘I write this book in criticism of the militant suffrage movement beccause I am impelled to do so by forces as strong as those which kept me five years within its ranks….I am a feminist, a rebel, and a suffragist…’ She had been an early member of the WSPU and then a founding member of the Women’s Freedom League and tells the history of the movement from her viewpoint.  An important and very scarce book. Good – ex-library                                                                 £120

 

  1. BLACKBURN, Helen Record of Women’s Suffrage; a record of the women’s suffrage movement in the British Isles with biographical sketches of Miss Becker Williams & Norgate 1902 [14438] Extremely useful – in fact, indispensable as a history of the 19th-century suffrage movement. Includes the names of many supporters and a chronological bibliography. With 27 illustrations and several ‘pull-out’ charts, In very good condition – clean, tight and bright, This copy has the bookplate of Adele Meyer- later Lady Meyer (1863-1930) – a campaigner for social reform and an active suffragist. She was a speaker for the New Constitutional Society for Women’s Suffrage and her smart appearance ‘with her head in the air’ induced pure envy in Kate Frye (see ‘Campaigning for the Vote’ 21 Feb 1912). As Lady Carl Meyer her portrait, with her two children, painted by Sargent is now in Tate Britain. ‘Feb 1908’, presumably the date she acquired it, is written neatly in ink on the inside paste down. Inlaid are a few of notes on slips of paper, presumably the work of Adele Meyer – Scarce – this is only the second copy of the book I’ve had for sale in the last 17 years                                                                                            £95  SOLD 

 

  1. CRAWFORD, Elizabeth (ed) Campaigning for the Vote: Kate Parry Frye’s Suffrage Diary Francis Boutle 2013 [14405] Kate Frye was an organiser for the New Constitutional Society for Women’s Suffrage. Her diary tells us what it was like to stage a day-to-day campaign – from 1910-1914 – and then to see the campaign bearing fruit in after years. Paper covers – mint £15

 

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

 

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

 

  1. ROVER, Constance Love, Morals and the Feminists  Routledge 1970 [4552] Good in d/w – though ex-library                                                                                                                                    £18

 

  1. SCHREINER, Olive Woman and Labour T.Fisher Unwin 1911 [14211] If you have seen the film ‘The Suffragette’ you may remember that Maud Potts (aka Carey Mulligan) inherits a book by Olive Schreiner – ‘Dreams’ – and quotes from it.  Schreiner was a strong influence on the early-20th-c suffrage movement and ‘Woman and Labour’, concerned with socialism and gender equality, is dedicated to Lady Constance Lytton. This particular copy bears on its front cover the large label of the Irishwomen’s Reform League Lending Library open to the public 29 South Anne Street Dublin (and then with further info re opening times etc). Inside, the free front end paper carries another ‘Irishwomen’s Reform League’ label (rather attractively printed in green on white paper). Above the label is the signature of Louie Bennett, founder in 1911 of the Irishwomen’s Reform League, and at the bottom of the page is an address, presumably hers, ‘Undercliff, Killiney.’ The label has been added after the ink signature and address were written and my interpretation is that Louie Bennett had bought this book, for herself and then gavve it to the lending library of her new organisation. As a text ‘Woman and Labour’ was central to the desire to change the social and economic position of women that motivated the IRL. Items connected to the Irish suffrage movement are very scarce. In good condition.                      £120

 

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

 

  1. WOMEN’S UNIONIST ORGANISATION Handbook for Women Organisers and Workers 1928 (revised ed) [14451] Issued by Conservative Central Office to give guidance to those hoping to attract the newly-enfranchised woman voter to the Party.The Women’s Unionist Organisation formed in 1918/1919 (it became the Women’s National Advisory Committee in 1928); the Handbook states on its first page:
    ‘It is essential that the Conservative and Unionist Party should adopt every possible means to interest the women of the country in public affairs, and to ensure their close co-operation with men in political work.’ To do this it was felt to be still necessary for women to have their own organisation. Among the reasons given were that women were able to meet at different hours from men and were interested in different aspects of policy. Chapters include ‘How to form a Women’s Branch and a Women’s Section’, Model Rules for a Women’s Branch’, ‘Hints for Workers on Canvassing and Visiting’, How to Raise Money and How to Spend it’, and ‘Election Hints’. The importance of serving tea at meetings is not overlooked. The first issue of the ‘Handbook’ appeared in 1925 – but now, in 1928, all women over 21 had the vote.                                                                                                                                                     £35

 

SUFFRAGE BIOGRAPHY

 

  1. (DUNIWAY) Ruth Barnes Moynihan Rebel for Rights: Abigail Scott Duniway Yale University Press 1983 [1205] Abigal Scott Duniway (1834-1915), American suffragist, journalist, and national leader. Fine in d/w                                                                                                                                   £5

 

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

 

  1. FAWCETT, Millicent What I Remember Fisher Unwin 1924 [14374] Millicent Fawcett’s autobiography. Good – ex-school library – with a photocopy substituting for one plate           £24

 

 

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

 

SUFFRAGE FICTION

 

  1. FAIRBAIRNS, Zoe Stand We at Last Virago 1983 [1222] A picaresque novel, with a suffrage sequence.  Paper covers – very good                                                                                                             £4

 

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

 

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

 

  1. LEFROY, Ella Napier The Man’s Cause John Lane 1899 [13707] The author was Isabella Napier Lefroy (née Hastie) (1854-1919) – who also wrote under the pseudonym ‘E.N. Leigh Fry’. The novel contains much discussion of the Woman Question – and is among those I list under ‘Novels’ with suffrage content in my ‘Reference Guide’. Good and tight – just a little rubbed on edges- rather scarce £45

 

  1. LUCAS, E.V. Mr Ingleside Methuen, 15th ed, no date 1910/1912?) [14132] A novel with suffrage scenes.  Only a reading copy – cloth worn – backstrip loose                                                        £4

 

  1. MASEFIELD, John The Street of To-day J.M. Dent 2nd ed, 1911 [13708] Another from my ‘Reference Guide’ list of novels with pro-suffrage sentiment. ‘It seems to me that all the evils in modern life spring direcctly from the absence of women in government’, says one character. Masefield was a friend of Elizabeth Robins and a strong suffrage supporter. Very good                                                  £40

 

  1. MASSIE, Chris Esther Vanner Sampson Low, Marston & Co no date (1937) [1436] The heroine is a suffragette.  Very good in d/w                                                                                                  £35

 

 

SUFFRAGE EPHEMERA

  1. AINSLIE, Kathleen Votes for Catherine Susan and Me Castell Bros, no date (c 1910) [14452] 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 Catherine Susan, that Kathleen produced about a dozen children’s books. In 1911, around the time ‘Votes for Catherine Susan and Me’ was published, mother and daughter were living at Broadstone in Dorset. She apparently published nothing more and died in 1936. In good condition – in its original paper wrapper – as one might expect of a children’s book, a little rubbed. The chromolithographed illustrations are bright and clear (it was printed in Bavaria).This copy bears the inscription ‘Eileen Westmacott January 1911 – While in Hospital this was given’. Eileen Westmacott was born in Ireland in 1896, the daughter of an army officer, married in 1925 and died in King’s Norton, Birmingham in 1989. I sourced this book in Birmingham so I think it more than likely that she kept it with her all her life. In April 1911 (three months after her sojourn in hospital) Eileen was a pupil at Lee College, Lee-on-the-Solent, near Gosport, Hampshire. I can send colour photocopies of sample illustrations by post or scans by email to anyone interested. Very scarce                   £480 SOLD

 

  1. ALBUM OF PHOTOGRAPHS ‘SOUVENIR OF 1918 OR THE EVOLUTION OF THE SUFFRAGETTES’   [14457] A beautifully presented album recording what seems to have been a performance of a play based on ‘Spirit of ’76: the coming woman’, a play written c 1870 by Ariana and Daniel Curtis, The latter was a Bostonian lawyer, related to John Singer Sargent. Originally written for private performance it had then had success on the professional stage. The premise was that a man returned after years away to find that gender roles had been reversed. This ‘1918’ version presumably updated the story to take account of women’s recent enfranchisement. For, although the play was American in origin, the performance recorded in this album was certainly British. Apart from anything else ‘Suffragette’ wasn’t a usual US term – and the fact that it specifically describes it as a’ Souvenir of 1918′ gives it a peculiarly British association. The company is named as the ‘Moss-Baccanalian Theatre’ – which doesn’t tell us much – and the actors are not identified. The captions to the photographs do relate directly to the plot of ‘Spirit of ’76’, with the characters having the same names in both plays. It’s a little difficult to describe this item so do ask if you would like to see a scan or two of the pages.  In fine condition – unique     £350

 

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

 

  1. BRITTAIN, Vera The Married Woman in the Modern World The Suffragette Fellowship 1934 [14440] This lecture was delivered in 1933 and was the sixth organised by the Suffragette Fellowship  to commemorate ‘the militant pioneers’. Paper covers – very good – 16pp – extremely scarce       £80

 

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

 

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

 

  1. CHURCH LEAGUE FOR WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE Mission Week 1912 CLWS 1912 [14270] Single-sided leaflet (22cm high x 14cm wide) giving details of the main events of Mission Week. In good condition                                                                                                                                    £45

 

  1. CHURCH LEAGUE FOR WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE Resolutions Passed at the General Council, January 25, 1912  [14271] Single-sided sheet (34cm  x 21cm) setting out the Resolutions, which included ‘That the Council consider means of breaking down the unfriendly attitude of the Ecclesiastical Press’; ‘That a better and more expensive brooch be made’, and that ‘Lady Day be observed throughout all the Branches as a Day of Intercession for the Women’s Movement’. Very good condition – has been folded                                                                                                                                                    £50

 

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

 

  1. CONFERENCE ON ELECTORAL REFORM Letter from Mr Speaker to the Prime Minister HMSO 1917 [14299] Section VIII reports ‘The Conference decided by a majority that some measure of woman suffrage should be conferred’. They were, however, still debating whether the age at which a woman could vote would be 30 or 35. 8-pp – foolscap                                                                          £10

 

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

 

  1. FAWCETT, Mrs Henry Home and Politics an address delivered at Toynbee Hall and elsewhere Women’s Printing Society 1894 [14184] A much reproduced speech – first given c 1890. Printed by the Women’s Printing Society. 8pp – in good condition – ex- Women’s Library £10 SOLD

 

  1. FAWCETT, Mrs Henry Home and Politics an address delivered at Toynbee Hall and elsewhere Women’s Printing Society [no date] [14421] A much reproduced speech – first given c 1890. Very good £18

 

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

 

  1. GRONNO, Arthur The Attempt to Capture the National Union of Teachers by Woman-Suffragists National League for Opposing Woman Suffrage no date [1912] [14437] Pamphlet by a leading anti-suffragist protesting against a decision taken by the National Union of Teachers at their 1912 Hull conference to send a message of support for women’s suffrage to their local associations, while making clear that as an organisation it had no mandate to deal with ‘Woman Suffrage in any shape or form’. Gronno was outraged at this evidence of even mild support and expounds at length his reasons.8-pp pamphlet, in good condition, although missing itsstaples                                                         £55

 

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

 

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

 

 

#37

 

  1. ‘HOLLOWAY PRISON’ BROOCH  [14463] 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, who were also responsible for the hunger strike medals. The brooch is in fine condition. A very scarce item   £4,500

 

  1. INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF WOMEN BADGE  [14459] founded in 1888, the International Council of Women, after a good deal of discussion, adopted a badge with the design of intertwined letters ‘ICW;  modelled on a brooch belonging to Susan B Anthony that had been passed  on her death to Lady Aberdeen, the first president of the ICW. This badge is, indeed, an elegant affair – gold coloured metal with self-decoration that catches the light. On the reverse, besides the brooch pin, there is also a loop so that the piece could, instead, be hung on a chain. It’s difficult to be sure – but I would think it dates from the early part of the 20th century.                                                                                 £45 SOLD

 

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

 

  1. INTERNATIONAL WOMAN SUFFRAGE CONGRESS  [14404] Budapest June 15-20 1913. This is a small advertising paper label/stamp (it has a sticky back) for the Congress – showing two graceful women stretching their arms, to hold hands across the globe. The type-face is very 1913. A pretty and interesting memento of the last pre-war international women’s gathering. Fine -amazingly ephemeral – and  unusual. With the background printed in blue                                                                           £85

 

  1. L’EFFORT LIBRE F. Rieder & Co (Paris) Dec 1913 [14118] Contains a 20-pp article (in French), ‘Les Suffragistes militantes’ by Israel Zangwill. Paper covers – very good                                       £18

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. NATIONAL WOMEN’S SOCIAL AND POLITICAL UNION What Women Demand WSPU no date [c 1908/1909] [14436] Leaflet setting out simply the terms on which the WSPU was asking for the vote for women. Single-sided leaflet (22cm x 14) – very good condition                                 £75

 

  1. [OSBERT LANCASTER] ‘GREAT NEWS! AUNT ETHEL HAS JUST BEEN CHOSEN TO PLAY MOTHER CHRISTMAS AT THE WOMEN’S LIB BAZAAR’  [14110] Original pen and ink illustration (with blue shading indicating half-tone) by Osbert Lancaster, the legendary ‘Daily Express’ cartoonist. Maudie Littlehampton is talking on the telephone as ‘Mother Christmas’ walks by. The paper is folded and the caption, in the artist’s hand, appears on the folded piece adjacent to the drawing, which he has signed. On the reverse is a rubber stamp ‘Stock 20 Nov 1971.’ Women’s Lib was very much in the news at this time – exactly a year earlier women protestors had disrupted the Miss World competition, held in the Royal Albert Hall, and a month before the cartoon appeared the Women’s Lib Movement had held its second conference.                                                                                                      £250

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [12768] 13 March 1912, full-page, suffragettes wield hammers in the background as Roman-type matron, bearing a paper labelled ‘Woman’s Suffrage’ comments ‘To think that, after all these years, I should be the first martyr’. the heading is ‘In the House of Her Friends’ £12

 

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

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14322] 13 March 1912, full-page, suffragettes wield hammers in the background as Roman-type matron, bearing a paper labelled ‘Woman’s Suffrage’ comments ‘To think that, after all these years, I should be the first martyr’. the heading is ‘In the House of Her Friends’.   £12

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14323] 21 January 1912 – full page – ‘The Suffrage Split’. Sir George Askwith (the charismatic industrial conciliator), as ‘Fairy Peacemaker’, has tamed the dragon of the Cotton Strike – and Asquith, wrestling to keep a seat on the Cabinet horse turns to him ‘Now that you’ve charmed yon dragon I shall need ye to stop the strike inside this fractious gee-gee.’                                     £12

 

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

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14326] 13 July 1910, full-page – the caption is ‘Excelsior!’ as Suffragist puts her shoulder to the boulder of ‘Women’s Suffrage’ and says, ‘It’s no good talking to me about Sisyphus; he was only a man’                                                                                                                     £12

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14327] 6 July 1910 – ‘The Suffragette that Knew Jiu-Jitsu’. Backed by her ‘Votes for Women’ poster, she is hurling policemen over the fence. Half-page                        £12

 

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

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14329] 21 October 1908 – full page – two burglars ‘on the way to suburban night-work’ pass a line of policemen marching in the opposite direction. The wallposter announces a Votes for Women demonstration in Parliament Square – and the burglars agree that ‘sufferajits’ are a good thing, keeping the police occupied they we they do.                                                                           £12

 

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

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14331] 5 June 1908. A  full-page homage to Burne-Jones’ ‘King Cophetu and the Beggar-Maid’ by Bernard Partridge. The King (Mr Asquith) (clutching a ‘Female Suffrage’ crown) ‘This beggar-maid shall be my queen’ – that is, if there’s a general feeling in the country to that effect’. The ‘beggar-maid’ is holding her ‘Votes for Women’ banner..and the House of Commons (or, at least, Big Ben) can be seen through the open window.                                                                                     £12

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14332] 1 January 1908. ‘Leap-Year: or, the Irrepressible Ski’. A suffragette, attired in her winter furs and scarves, sails through the air on her skis (both labelled ‘Agitation’) and carrying her ‘Votes for Women’ pennant. Full page – good                                                       £12

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14337] 5 November 1913. Two young women are discussing ‘The Fifth of November’. One asks ‘Coming to our bonfire?’ The other replies ‘Ra-ther. Whose house are we burning?’ Quarter-page cartoon – fine                                                                                                        £10

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14353] 6 January 1909. ‘Hereditary Instinct’ is the caption. Suffragette mother, in her outdoor dress, takes time ‘from really important things’ to visit the nursery and finds her daughter distraught amidst a plethora of exciting-looking toys. When Mother asks what, with all these toys, can she possibly want she replies, ‘I want a vote!’ Half-page cartoon – very good                          £10

 

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

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14355] 8 January 1919. The caption is ‘The Enfranchisement of Women’. Two women are discussing the general election, the first one in which they could vote. One asks the other if she voted for Mr Jones and the reply is ‘No, I voted for the other man. You see, Mr Jones supported Woman’s Suffrage, which I abhor’. Half-page cartoon – very good                              £10 SOLD

 

  1. SHOULDER TO SHOULDER  [14088] A Radio Times Special published to celebrate the first screening of the eponymous BBC series, April 1974. Very good                                             £20

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. TENTH CONGRESS OF THE INTERNATIONAL WOMAN SUFFRAGE ALLIANCE  [14456] Booklet published by the IWSA for the 10th congress – held at the Sorbonne, Paris, 30 May – 6 June 1926. Packed with information on the Congress’s timetable – full details of all meetings and attendees – and photographs of delegates – including a charming frontispiece portrait of Margery Corbett Ashby, the IWSA president.. Soft covers -34pp – good – scarce                                                                 £95

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. THE NATIONAL LEAGUE FOR OPPOSING WOMAN SUFFRAGE  [14461] A small tin badge issued by the League- still bearing the label of its maker ‘The Merchant’s Portrait Co’ of Kentish Town, who were happy to take orders for badges from both sides of the suffrage movement.. The device of the NLOWS was a rose, thistle and shamrock which on this badge are rendered in white on a dark pink background. The lettering of the name of the League is  on a black background round the rim of the badge. In very good condition                                                                                                              £95

 

  1. THE QUEEN: The Lady’s Newspaper The Women’s Suffrage Movement: views of some of its leaders  [14448] A series of articles in issues from 1 Aug 1908 to 19 Dec 1908. The first article is by ‘Mrs Henry Fawcett’, followed by Evelyn Sharp, Teresa Billington-Greig, Mrs Pember Reeves, and Mrs Frederic Harrison (an ‘anti’), Esther Roper, and, then, articles on ‘The Conservative and Unionist Women’, Professional and Industrial Women’s Suffrage Demonstration, ‘The Appellants to the House of Lords; (with a photo of Chrystal Macmillan),  ‘Views of the Opponents’, ‘A Reply to the Anti-Suffrage Manifesto’, ‘Finland’s Solution of Women’s Suffrage’, ‘Scottish Women Graduates’ Claim to Parliamentary Vote’, and ‘Medical Women and the Suffrage’. 11 foolscap pages in all – disbound from ‘The Queen’. An unusual source                                                                                                                £95 SOLD

 

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

 

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

 

  1. ‘THE SUFFRAGETTES’ IN DOWNING STREET  [14111] page from ‘Black & White’ , 26 May 1906. A picture drawn to commemorate the joint deputation of the suffrage societies to beard Campbell-Bannerman at No 10. What is interesting is that the artist has chosen as the figure to represent the women on this occasion Elizabeth Wolstenholme Elmy. She is shown, with her flowing white ringlets, and, for the occasion, has donned a hat. She is standing in front of a table, behind which Campbell-Bannerman lolls – a large bundle of paper – presumably yet another petition – lies on the table. Keir Hardie is also recognisable, sitting with folded arms. Good – one page                                                          £18

 

  1. THE WOMAN’S PARTY  [14411] The Woman’s Party took a full-page advertisement in a Shaftesbury Theatre programme for ‘Arlette’ (an operetta by George Grossmith and Edward Laurillard) to advertise a ‘Patriotic Meeting and Celebration of the Woman’s Suffrage Victory’ at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday 16 March 1918.  Notices of this Woman’s Party celebration are uncommon. It is the only full-page advertisement in the programme – which is in fair condition – a little creased and rubbed. £45

 

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

 

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

 

  1. VOTES FOR WOMEN FRIDAY APRIL 30, 1909  [14061] With a cartoon on the front by ‘A Patriot’ (Alfred Pearse) making reference to the’Brawling Bill’ that was to be introduced to protect Parliament from suffragettes. Good condition – the spine has been taped and a couple of  the 24pp are loose – but clean and unfolded                                                                                                                    £65

 

  1. WOMEN SHOULD VOTE LIBERAL Liberal Publication Dept, no date (1928?) [2307] 4-pp leaflet – appealing to the woman voter                                                                                                   £5

 

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

 

  1. WOMEN’S SOCIAL AND POLITICAL UNION Crowned with Honour: a speech by Mrs Annie Besant, at the Royal Albert Hall, 28 March 1912 Woman’s Press 1912 [14431] The speech was delivered in the aftermath of the prison sentences handed down after the window-smashing demonstration in early March 1912. In it she extols ‘the martyrs of this cause [who] wil also be crowned with honour, because they realise that to suffer means in the long run to succeed..’ Double-sided leaflet (24cm high x 20cm wide) – in fine condition £50

 

  1. WSPU BADGE  [14460] with ‘Votes for Women’ round the outside in purple and the letters ‘WSPU’ in the centre within a green celtic-type knot. The outer rim, too, is green. The badge is tin and still has the paper on the back, albeit it stained and damaged, which reads ‘Manufactured by The Merchants Portrait Co. Kentish Road, London NW’. There is a little foxing on the badge but it is generally in good condition – scarce                                                                                                                         £450 SOLD

 

  1. WSPU POSTER ‘The Cat and Mouse Act Passed by the Liberal Government’  [14450] An original of this celebrated WSPU poster – depicting a helpless suffragette, wearing her WSPU sash, caught in the jaws of the fierce ‘Liberal’ cat. The poster was first published by the WSPU in 1914 and refers to the ‘Prisoner’s Temporary Discharge for Ill-Health Act’ of 1913, under the terms of which imprisoned suffragettes on hunger-strike could be released because of ill-health and then re-imprisoned once they had recovered. The bottom of the poster carries the legend ‘The Liberal Cat. Voters Vote Against Him! Keep the Liberals Out.’ At the very bottom the poster exhorts the viewer to ‘Buy and Read The Suffragette’.
    The poster measures 41.5 cm x 56cm (16″ x 22″) – the size issued for placing in a window. The poster is reassuringly distressed – it shows many neat crease lines – and some slight loss at the edges – but nothing affecting the image itself. In my opinion the damage only adds to its air of authenticity. The poster is held in a wooden frame, the backing plate covered by a page from ‘The People’, 5 Nov 1933. My supposition is that it lay, tighttly folded and unregarded for c 20 years – but was then resurrected to be framed and hung on the wall. Suffragette posters are extremely scarce. In over 30 years I’ve only had four for sale – and never a copy of this one. I doubt I shall ever find another one.             £2,000

 

SUFFRAGE POSTCARDS: REAL PHOTOGRAPHIC

 

  1. CHRISTABEL PANKHURST  [14217] photographed by Lizzie Caswell Smith, 309 Oxford Street, London W. Head and shoulders oval portrait, The caption is ‘Miss Christabel Pankhurst The Women’s Social and Political Union 4 Clement’s Inn, London WC. It was published by Sandle Bros. The card has been pinned up at its four corners and then roughly removed leaving holes – but in no way affecting the image                                                                                                                                          £30

 

  1. CICELY D. CORBETT  [14446] real photographic postcard issued for the June 1913 International Suffrage Congress in Budapest. Cicely (1885-1959) came from a family that had long campaigned for women’s suffrage and was the younger sister of Margery Corbett Ashby. She worked for the Women’s Industrial Council and the National Anti-Sweating League. Fine – unposted – and scarce £95 SOLD

 

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

 

  1. HARRIET KERR AND BEATRICE SANDERS  [14447] real photographic postcard of these two workers at WSPU headquarters. The caption, in German, refers to them as the ‘chief conductors of the suffragettes, who were arrested on account of persisting criminal activities.’ This refers to their arrest in June 1913 on charges of conspiracy to commit damage; they were given long prison sentences. Both women have entries in my ‘Reference Guide’. The large-format card (7″ x 5″) was published in Berlin, c 1913, by Paul Hoffman & Co. Most unusual – I have never seen this card or, indeed, one of Miss Kerr and Mrs Sanders before. In fine condition – unposted                                                £150 SOLD

 

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

 

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

 

  1. LONDON LIFE. ‘VOTES FOR WOMEN’  [13621] A real photograph of a woman selling issue no 2 of ‘The Suffragette’ (the paper, edited by Christabel Pankhurst, that succeeded ‘Votes for Women’ in Oct 1912, after the removal of the Pethick-Lawrences from the leadership of the WSPU). She is not young, is elegantly dressed, and is wearing her ‘Holloway’ brooch, indicating that she has been imprisoned for the Cause.  Ib Rotary Photographic Series ‘London Life’ – fine – a very clear image -unposted    £65

 

  1. MISS TERESA BILLINGTON  [14277] Real photographic postcard – full-length studio portrait. The card is headed ‘Votes for Women’ and underneath her name captioned ‘The Women’s Social and Political Union, 4 Clement’s Inn, Strand, London WC.’ It must date from before October 1907 which was when, with Mrs Despard, she broke from the WSPU to found the Women’s Freedom League. She married in February 1907, becoming Mrs Billington-Greig, so it is likely that the card predates her wedding, making it a very early WSPU card. Fine – Unposted                                                                           £120

 

  1. MR AND MRS PETHICK LAWRENCE AND MISS CHRISTABEL PANKHURST GOING TO BOW STREET, OCTOBER 14 1908  [14275] 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. Fine – unposted – scarce £180

 

  1. MRS CHARLOTTE DESPARD  [13276] real photographic postcard of her – taken in profile. She is sitting reading a book. On the reverse, written in pencil, is ‘Mrs Despard – (Sister of Sir John General french) & President of the Women’s Suffrage National Aid Corps, organised by the Women’s Freedom League. return to Mrs Thomson-Price, 42 Parkhill Rd, Hampstead’.                                        £30

 

  1. MRS CHARLOTTE DESPARD  [13630] real photographic card, photograph by Lena Connell. Fine – unposted                                                                                                                                  £30

 

  1. MRS HENRY FAWCETT LL.D President of the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies  [14443] A photographic portrait by Lizzie Caswall Smith – probably taken c 1909. Far fewer postcard photos of their leaders were issued by the NUWSS than by the WSPU – so this image is comparatively scarce. In fine condition – unposted                                                                                          £55

 

  1. MRS LILIAN M. HICKS  [13854] – photographed by Lena Connell – an official Women’s Freedom League photographic postcard. Mrs Hicks had been an early member of the WSPU, but left to join the WFL in the 1907 split, returning in 1910 to the WSPU. Fine – unposted                                 £35

 

  1. MRS PANKHURST  [13633] photograph by Jacolette.  Her ‘Holloway Prison’ brooch is pinned to her artistic blouse . Very good – unposted                                                                                       £55

 

  1. MRS PANKHURST, MISS ANNIE KENNEY, & MRS PETHICK LAWRENCE  [14276] photographed in an open-topped car. At least Mrs Pankhurst and Annie are seated inside – on the back seat – while Mrs Pethick Lawrence stands alongside. All three women are wearing motor scarves to protect their hats. I think the car is ‘W.S. 95′ [ie Women’s Suffrage’], an Austin, painted and upholstered in the colours, with white wheels and a green body lined with a narrow purple stripe  that the WSPU presented to Mrs Pethick Lawrence on her release from prison in April 1909.The cloth-capped driver is Mr Rapley from Holmwood, Surrey, where the Pethick Lawrences had their country house. The card was published by Sandle Bros and the type face used for the caption is the same as that for ‘Rush the House of Commons’ postcards that date from October 1909 – so I would deduce that this card was published around the same time.  Comment on the back says ‘Given by Mrs Sto’hlor’ [I think] Fine – unposted              £120

 

  1. MRS PETHICK-LAWRENCE  [13634] She stands, three-quarter length, with her hands behind her back.  The caption is ‘Joint Editor of “Votes for Women” – ‘Honorary Treasurer National Women’s Social and Political Union 4 Clement’s Inn, W.c.’ Very good – unposted                                           £55

 

  1. MRS WOLSTENHOLME ELMY  [14283] 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. Fine – unposted – scarce    £120

 

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

 

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

 

SUFFRAGE POSTCARDS: SUFFRAGE ARTIST CARDS

 

  1. ‘I PRAY FOR ALL THE GROWNUPS WHEREVER THEY MAY BE  [14445] Wat’s done one teeny weeny thing to get a vote for me. /When I am old I’ll use it./ I’m neither rich nor cclever/But I can give them lots of love forever and forever.’ Little girl is sitting up in bed making this earnest prayer. The artist is C. Hedley Charlton (about whose life you will be able to discover something in my ‘Art and Suffrage’ to be published on 10 January). No publisher is cited on the card was published , but the artist worked with the Artists’ Suffrage League. She may have published the card herself. This card was posted on 24 December 1912 to Edith Dean, whose family home was 59 Wellesley Road, Croydon, and who, in 1911, was an elementary scchool teacher. In very good condition – a lovely and very scarce card.    £140 SOLD

 

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

 

  1. SEVEN TO TWO!  [14010] Silhouette figures – 2 women stand to one side while 7 men, their trades or professions identified by their clothing, make their way to the Polling Station. The caption explains ‘Seven to eight million men have VOTES. Only one-and-a-half to two million women would be entitled to vote if what we are asking for is granted.’ An attempt to allay the fear that women would dominate the electorate if the Conciliation Bill was passed. Published by the Artists’ Suffrage League. Fine – unposted                                                                                                                                       £120 SOLD

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

SUFFRAGE POSTCARDS: COMMERCIAL ARTIST CARDS

 

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

 

  1. ‘AT THE SUFFRAGETTE MEETINGS  [13612] you can hear some plain things – and see them too!’ – is the caption to a card showing depictions of suffragettes as buck-toothed old maids. Very good – unposted                                                                                                                                    £45

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. THE SUFFRAGETTE’S VISION  [14449] Mrs Speaker sits enthroned – attended by a woman bearing the mace. During the years of the suffrage campaign opponents, while appalled at the thought that if women were given the vote there might one day be women members in the House of Commons, felt that the idea of a woman Speaker was just too ridiculous to contemplate. Good  – posted to ‘Miss Horning, Waterloo House, 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.                                                                                £45

 

  1. THEM PESKY SUFFRAGETTES WANTS EVERYTHING FOR THEMSELVES  [14000] says old man confronted with a door labelled ‘For Ladies Only’. A US postcard. Fine – unposted    £30

 

  1. A THING OF THE PAST, OLD DEAR.  [13667] Harridan – wispy hair, big feet, short skirt – being carried off by policeman – while her companion, with ‘Votes for Women’ placard, looks on. Fair – a little creased – an English card originally but issued here, I think, by an American publisher. Certainly it was posted in the US to a Nevada address in 1908                                                                         £20

 

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

 

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

 

  1. THIS IS THE HOUSE THAT MAN BUILT  [13610] ‘The House that our statesmen for years have controlled/Ruling the world with mind fearless and bold/Can Woman expect to rule such a House/She that’s afraid of a poor little mouse….’ Suffragettes stands on stool as mouse scuttles past – with House of Commons in background. Good – posted 1912                                                                         £45

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

GENERAL NON-FICTION

 

 

  1. REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONERS FROM CONNECTICUT OF THE COLUMBIAN EXHIBITION OF 1893 AT CHICAGO Case, Lockwood and Brainard Co 1898 [5485] Fine – many photographs £15

 

  1. ALLEN, Jennifer (ed) Lesbian Philosophies and Cultures State University of New York Press 1990 [5164] Paper covers – very good                                                                                                 £5

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. ASHTON-WARNER, Sylvia Teacher: the testament of an inspired teacher Virago 1980 [9504] With new introduction by Dora Russell. Soft covers – fine – signed by Carmen Callil on free front endpaper. £9

 

  1. BANET-WEISER, Sarah The Most Beautiful Girl in the World: beauty pageants and national identity University of California Press 1999 [5141] Paper covers – mint £5

 

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

 

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

 

  1. BLAIR, Kirstie Form & Faith in Victorian Poetry & Religion OUP 2012 [13693] By assessing the discourses of church architecture and liturgy the author demonstrates that Victorian poets both reflected on and affected ecclesiastical practices – and then focuses on particular poems to show how High Anglican debates over formal worship were dealt with by Dissenting, Broad Church, and Roman Catholic poets and other writers. Features major poets such as the Browning, Tennyson, Hopkins, Rossetti and Hardy – as well as many minor writers. Mint in d/w (pub price £62)                                                      £35

 

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

 

  1. BLOOM, Stanley The Launderette: a history Duckworth 1988 [10201] Soft covers – very good £3

 

  1. BLUM, Deborah Ghost Hunters Century 2006 [9861] Study of the Society for Psychical Research, founded in 1882. Soft covers – mint                                                                                            £4

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. BRAITHWAITE, Brian And BARRELL, Joan The Business of Women’s Magazines Kogan Page, 2nd ed 1988 [13721] Fine                                                                                                           £8

 

  1. BRANDON, Ruth Other People’s Daughters: the life and times of the governess Weidenfeld & Nicolson 2008 [11942] Hardcover – fine in fine d/w £12

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. BURSTALL, Sara A. The Story of the Manchester High School for Girls 1871-1911 Manchester University Press 1911 [9606] Very good internally – slightly marked cover                            £38

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. (CANHAM) Elizabeth Canham Pilgrimage to Priesthood SPCK 1983 [4850] An Englishwoman -who was a priest in New York. Paper covers – very good                                                                   £5

 

  1. CHAPMAN, Beatrice Wallis And CHAPMAN, Mary Wallis Status of Women Under English Law: a compendious epitome of legislative enactments and social and political events arranged as a continuous narrative with references to authorities and acts of Parliament George Routledge 1909 [13800] ‘..rendering easily accessible the main facts of the political position of women from 1066 to the present-day.’ Good – and scarce.                                                                                                           £65

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. DALY, Mary Pure Lust: elemental feminist philosophy Women’s Press 1984 [1173] Paper covers – mint £4

 

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

 

  1. DE BEAUVOIR, Simone The Second Sex Cape, 2nd imp 1954 [4416] Good                     £8

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. FINDLAY, J.J. (ed) The Young Wage-Earner and the Problem of His Education: essays and reports Sigwick and Jackson 1918 [8026] For ‘His Education’ read also ‘Hers’. The essays include: ‘From Home Life to Industrial Life: with special reference to adolescent girls, by James Shelley, prof of education, University College, Southampton; ‘The Young Factory Girl’ by emily Matthias, superintendent of women employees, the Phoenix Dynamo Manufacturing Co, Bradford and the reports include: ‘Working Girls and Trade Schools (London)’ by Theodora Pugh and ‘The Sons and Daughters of Farming Folk’ by J.J. Findlay. Very good
    £25

 

  1. FREVERT, Ute Women in German History: from bourgeois emancipation to sexual liberation Berg 1989 [5066] Fine in d/w £8

 

  1. FRYE, Susan And ROBERTSON, Karen (Eds) Maids and Mistresses, Cousins and Queens: women’s alliances in early modern England OUP 1999 [7435] 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 £28

 

  1. GATHORNE-HARDY, Jonathan The Rise and Fall of the British Nanny Victorian (& Modern History) Book Club 1972 [2578] Good in d/w                                                                           £3

 

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

 

  1. GOLLANCZ, Victor (ed) The Making of Women: Oxford essays in feminism Allen & Unwin 2n ed, 1918 [13782] Contributions from, among others, Maude Royden and Eleanor Rathbone. Good – scarce £65 SOLD

 

  1. GREER, Germaine Slip-Shod Sibyls: recognition, rejection and the woman poet Viking 1995 [2340] Fine in d/w £8

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. HELSINGER, Elizabeth K. Et Al (eds) The Woman Question: Society and Literature in Britain and America, 1837-1883 Manchester University Press 1983 [12151] Vol 1, ‘Defining Voices’. Focuses on representative texts, figures and controversies for what they reveal about the general character of the Woman Question rather than their historical connections with earlier and later phases of the debate. Fine                                                                                                                                                    £15

 

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

 

  1. HILL, Georgiana Women in English Life: from mediaeval to modern times Richard Bentley 1896 [10453] An excellent study – in two volumes. Most of the second volume is devoted to the position of women at the end of the 19th century – written by one who was very much involved with the woman’s movement. Very good – a little bumped at top and bottom of spine. A scarce set £75

 

  1. HOFFMAN, P.C. They Also Serve: the story of the shop worker Porcupine Press 1949 [13735] Soft covers – very good £8

 

  1. HOLDSWORTH, Angela Out of the Doll’s House: the story of women in the 20th century BBC 1988 (r/p) [4809] Paper covers – very good £5

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. hooks, bell and WEST, Cornel Breaking Bread: insurgent black intellectual life South End Press (Boston) 1991 [6685] Soft covers – fine £5

 

  1. HORSFIELD, Margaret Biting the Dust: the joys of housework Fourth Estate 1997 [10183] Mint in d/w £5

 

  1. (HUTCHINSON) Kathleen Coburn (ed) The Letters of Sara Hutchinson from 1800 to 1835 Routledge 1954 [9604] Friend of Mary and William Wordsworth – loved by Coleridge. Good              £18

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. KAPLAN, Gisela Contemporary Western European Feminism Allen & Unwin 1992 [4983] Fine in d/w                                                                                                                                               £5

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. KLEIN, Viola Working Wives: a survey of facts and opinions concerning the gainful employment of married women in Britain Institute of Personnel Management no date (1960) [14297] A survey carried out in co-operation with Mass Observation Ltd. Paper covers faded – withdrawn from the Women’s Library £10

 

  1. KROLL, Judith Chapters in a Mythology: the poetry of Sylvia Plath Sutton 2007 [12022] First published in 1976. Soft covers – fine £7

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. MCQUISTON, Liz Women in Design: a contemporary view Trefoil 1988 [5013] Highlights the work of 43 designers from Britain, the US, Europe and Japan. Very good in d/w £5

 

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

 

  1. MALOS, Ellen (ed) The Politics of Housework Allison & Busby 1980 [1819] Fine in d/w   £4

 

  1. MANNIN, Ethel Practitioners of Love: some aspects of the human phenomenon Hutchinson 1969 [2689] 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 £3

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. MEWS, Hazel Frail Vessels: woman’s role in women’s novels from Fanny Burney to George Eliot Athlone Press 1969 [3801] Very good in d/w £12

 

  1. MILL, John Stuart The Subjection of Women Longmans, Green, Reader & Dyer 1869 (2nd ed) [13460] In original mustard embossed cloth – top inch or so of spine split and frayed. With faded shelf-mark sticker on spine and label on front paste-down of the Burnley Mechanics’ Institute. Front inside hinge a little stretched. Otherwise good internally. I’m pleased to think that the members of the Mechanics’ Institute took such an obvious interest in the subject.                                                               £85

 

  1. MINISTRY OF LABOUR & NATIONAL SERVICE Report on Post-War Organisation of Private Domestic Employment HMSO 1945 [13836] Interesting snapshot of society on the cusp of change. Paper covers – fine – 26pp                                                                                              £12 SOLD

 

  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) [10213] ‘An indispensable handbook for the Housewife or Cook, giving recipes of 100 dainty dishes which can be prepared without trouble and at small cost.’ Instructions for using electrical equipment – cooker, refrigerator and water heater – and recipes. Card covers – very jazz age – good internally – covers a little rubbed and paper missing from narrow spine £8

 

  1. MORRIS, A.J.A (ed) Edwardian Radicalism, 1900-1914: some aspects of British radicalism Routledge 1974 [1489] Articles on ‘The Radical Press’, ‘1906: Revival and Revivalism’ (by Stephen Koss), ‘H.G. Wells and the Fabian Society’ (by Margaret Cole); ‘Socialism and progressivism in the political thought of Ramsay MacDonald’, amongst others – but no mention of the women’s movement. Times change, I doubt that such an omission would pass muster now.  Very good in d/w                                           £10

 

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

 

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

 

  1. OGILVIE, Vivian Our Times: a social history 1912-1952 B.T. Batsford 1953 [4000] Includes a selection of interesting photographs. Good in d/w £8

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. PHILLIPS, Angel And RAKUSEN, Jill Our Bodies Ourselves: a health book by and for women Penguin 1978 [3240] The British edition. Paper covers – fine – 592 pp £4

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. PURKISS, Diane The Witch in History: early modern and 20th century representations Routledge 1996 [9395] Soft covers – mint £12

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. ROBINSON, Jane Angels of Albion: women of the Indian mutiny Viking 1996 [4240] Very good in rubbed d/w £8

 

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

 

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

 

  1. SCHOESER, Mary Fabrics and Wallpapers Bell & Hyman 1986 [9931] In ‘Twentieth Century Design’ series. Soft covers – very good                                                                                                     £7

 

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

 

  1. SEIDLER, Victor The Achilles Heel Reader: men, sexual politics and socialism Routledge 1991 [5302] Paper covers – mint £5

 

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

 

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

 

  1. SHOWALTER, Elaine A Literature of Their Own: from Charlotte Bronte to Doris Lessing Virago 1991 (r/p) [9593] Soft covers – fine – with the signature of Carmen Callil, founder of Virago, on free front endpaper £9

 

  1. SIMETI, Mary Taylor Travels with a Medieval Queen Weidenfeld & Nicolson 2002 [9327] Retracing the footsteps of a 12th-century princess, Constance of Hauteville, through Germany and Italy. Mint in d/w                                                                                                                                             £12

 

  1. SPARKE, Penny Furniture Bell & Hyman 1986 [9930] In ‘Twentieth Century Design’ series. Soft covers – very good                                                                                                                       £7

 

  1. SPROULE, Anna The Social Calendar Blandford Press 1978 [4639] Takes us through the Season. Very good in d/w                                                                                                                         £5

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. SUTHERLAND, Elizabeth Five Euphemias: women in medieval Scotland 1200-1420 Constable 1999 [9329] Two hundred years of Scottish history, through the lives of five women, all related, and all called Euphemia. Fine in d/w £12

 

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

 

  1. TAYLOR, Jane Contributions of Q.Q. Jackson & Walford 5th ed, 1855 [1699] The majority of these essays were first published in the ‘Youth’s Magazine’, between 1816 and 1822.  Good in original cloth                                                                                                                                                    £15

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. THE POETRY REVIEW The Saint Catherine Press May 1912 [14151] Special ‘Women Poets’ issue. Includes articles on Christina Rossetti, Alice Meynell and Katherine Tynan – and reviews of others – such as Lady Margaret Sackville, Elizabeth Gibson Cheyne,Lilian Sauter, Zoe Akins etc. Paper covers – good                                                                                                                                                    £18

 

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

 

  1. TODD, Janet Gender, Art and Death Continuum (NY) 1993 [3972] Mint in d/w               £14

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. WALKER, Alice Living By the Word: selected writings 1973-1987 Women’s Press 1988 [9951] Soft covers – good £3

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. (WOLLSTONECRAFT) John Windle Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin: a bibliography of the first and early editions with briefer notes on later editions and translations Oak Knoll Press 2nd ed. 2000 [14229] Fine £5

 

  1. WOLPE, Anne-Marie Some Processes in Sexist Education Women’s Research and Resources Centre 1977 [6635] Explorations in Feminism series no1977. Soft covers – very good                         £8

 

  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] Good £12

 

GENERAL BIOGRAPHY

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. ANON (Agnes Maud Davies) A Book with Seven Seals Cayme Press 1928 [8552] First edition of a classic of Victorian childhood – I think perhaps it is a ‘faction’ – am not sure that it is actually a memoir. If I said that it strikes me as having a hint of Rachel Ferguson about it, those that are familiar with her work will know what I mean. The author’s name was withheld for this first edition. An elegant book – cover a little blotched                                                                                                                             £15

 

  1. (ARNOLD-FOSTER) T.W. Moody and R.A.J. Hawkins (eds) Florence Arnold-Foster’s Irish Journal OUP 1988 [1043] 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    £10

 

  1. (ASHBURTON) Virginia Surtees The Ludovisi Goddess: the life of Louisa Lady Ashburton Michael Russell 1984 [8886] She was possibly proposed to by Browning – and was the patroness (and perhaps lover) of Harriet Hosmer. Fine in d/w £18

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. (BELL) Regina Marler (ed) Selected Letters of Vanessa Bell Moyer Bell (US) 1998 [9313] Soft covers – very good                                                                                                                                 £15

 

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

 

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

 

  1. (BRANDIS), Marianne Brandis Frontiers and Sanctuaries: a woman’s life in Holland and Canada McGill-Queen’s University Press 2006 [9966] The life of Madzy Brender a Brandis (1910-1984) – her experiences in war, as an immigrant and pioneer, wife and mother, writer and painter, and an invalid. Mint in slightly nicked d/w £10

 

  1. (BRETTEL) Caroline Brettell Writing Against the Wind: a mother’s life history SR Books 1999 [10009] Biography of the author’s mother, a Canadian journalist, who worked from the 1930s to the 1980s. Interesting. Mint £8

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. (BURNEY) Joyce Hemlow (ed) Fanny Burney: selected letters and journals OUP 1986 [12030] Follows her career from her romantic marriage to the impoverished French émigré General d’Arblay to her death 46 years later. Fine in fine d/w £12

 

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

 

  1. (CAMERON) Victoria Olsen From Life: Julia Margaret Cameron and Victorian photography Aurum Press 2003 [9345] Fine in d/w £15

 

  1. (CASSON) Elizabeth Sprigge Sybil Thorndike Casson Gollancz 1971 [4444] Biography of the actress. Good internally – ex-school library                                                                                              £2

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. (DAYUS) Kathleen Dayus The Best of Times Virago 1991 [11526] The 4th volume in her autobiography. Soft covers – very good                                                                                      £5

 

  1. (DAYUS) Kathleen Dayus Her People Virago 1982 [9503] Soft covers – very good. With Carmen Callil’s bookplate on inside front cover and her signature on title page.                                     £5

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. (ELIZABETH) Philip Yorke (ed) Letters of Princess Elizabeth of England, daughter of King George III, and Landgravine of Hesse-Homburg written for the most part to Miss Louisa Swinburne T. Fisher Unwin 1898 [8520] Full of social details – letters written both from England and Germany. Good £38

 

  1. (EUGENIE) Joyce Cartlidge Empress Eugénie: her secret revealed Magnum Opus Press 2008 [13468] The mystery of an illegitimate child…Soft covers – fine                                                              £5

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. (KNIGHT) Roger Fulford (ed) The Autobiography of Miss Knight: lady companion to Princess Charlotte William Kimber 1960 [8543] Born in 1757, Ellis Cornelia Knight was appointed to the household of Queen Charlotte in 1805. Very good in torn dustwrapper                                  £12

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. (MORGAN) Mary Campbell Lady Morgan: the life and times of Sydney Owenson Pandora 1988 [9355] Soft covers – fine £10

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. (PORTER) Pamily Petro The Slow Breath of Stone: a Romanesque love story Fourth Estate 2005 [10461] Extremely interesting biography of Kingsley and Lucy Porter who in the 1920s documented the Romanesque abbeys of south-west France. Using these photographs and Lucy’s journal the author retraces their steps and their lives. Fine in d/w £8

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. (SARTON) May Sarton At Eighty-Two: a journal Women’s Press 1996 [6103] The last of her celebrated journals. Paper covers – mint £7

 

  1. (SARTON) May Sarton (ed. Susan Sherman) Selected Letters, 1916-1954 Women’s Press 1997 [1627] Paper covers – fine                                                                                                                       £3

 

  1. (SEEBOHM) Victoria Glendinning A Suppressed Cry: life and death of a Quaker daughter Routledge 1969 [4276] 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 £4

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. (SMITH) David Thomson With Moyra McGusty (eds) The Irish Journals of Elizabeth Smith 1840-1850 Clarendon Press 1980 [2156] A selection from the journals of Elizabeth Smith of Baltiboys, C. Wicklow, giving a graphic account of the Irish famine of the 1840s. Fine in d/w                    £10

 

  1. (SOYER) Ruth Cowen Relish: the extraordinary life of Alexis Soyer, Victorian celebrity chef Weidenfeld 2006 [9824] Chef and kitchen designer to the Reform Club and reformer of army catering. Mint in d/w £8

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. (TREFUSIS/SACKVILLE-WEST) Mitchell Leaska & John Phillips (ed) Violet to Vita: the letters of Violet Trefusis to Vita Sackville-West Mandarin 1989 [4855] Paper covers – fine £8

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. WALKER, Alice The Same River: honoring the difficult Women’s Press 1996 [9929] ‘A meditation on life, spirit, art, and the making of the film\ ‘The Color Purple ‘ ten years later. Fine in d/w £6

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. (WOOLF) Joanne Trautmann Banks (ed) Virginia Woolf: Congenial Spirits: selected letters Pimlico 2003 [9367] Soft covers – mint £12

 

  1. (WOOLF) Mitchell Leaska Granite and Rainbow; the hidden life of Virginia Woolf Picador 2000 [9449] Soft covers – fine £6

 

  1. (WOOLF) Virginia Woolf A Writer’s Diary Hogarth Press, 6th imp 1972 [9368] Fine in d/w (previous owner’s name neatly written on free front endpaper)                                                                £12

 

  1. (WORTH) Edith Saunders The Age of Worth: courtier to the Empress Eugenie Longmans 1954 [4013] Interesting social history. Good – though ex-Boots library, with label pasted on to front cover. £5

 

  1. WORTHEN, John The Gang: Coleridge, the Hutchinsons and the Wordsworths in 1802 Yale University Press 2001 [12409] Draws on letters and diaries to illuminate the dynamics of the group at a time of intense creativity. Fine in fine d/w £8

 

GENERAL EPHEMERA

 

  1. The Australian Army at War; an official record of service in two hemispheres 1939-1944 HMSO 1944 [12221] Soft covers -72pp – with photographs £2

 

  1. Catholic Confirmation at Ugbrook  [12570] reprinted from ‘The Western Times’8 January 1842. ‘Thinking that a report of the proceedings [the Confirmation] would be interesting to our readers, on account of the peculiar form of the ceremony itself …and more especially on account of the inroad made into the Protestant flock of the deserted vicarage of Chudleigh..’ The chapel at Ugbrook is the oldest Catholic parish church in south-west England. Card wrappers – very good                             £10

 

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

 

  1. VICTORIA LEAGUE – BATH BRANCH – AWARD OF MERIT  [13771] The Victoria League was founded by women in 1901 to promote greater understanding between all parts of the British Empire – concentrating on hospitality and education. This certificate – Award of Merit – was awarded to Francis A. Bodger – for  ‘Australia’, presumably an essay. Francis Ainsworth Bodger was born in 1877, in 1911 was a sergeant in the Royal Artillery, and died in Bath in 1940. The certificate gives the name of the Branch President as Leila Cubitt, and she died in Bath in 1951. The decorative certificate has at its centre a black & white illustration by Robert Anning Bell ‘What is the Flag of England Winds of the World Declare’. Good                                                                                                                                          £12

 

  1. AN ACT TO CONSOLIDATE AND AMEND THE STATUTE LAW OF ENGLAND AND IRELAND RELATING TO OFFENCES AGAINST THE PERSON [6 AUGUST 1861] HMSO  [12555] 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                                                                                                             £5

 

  1. ANDERSON, Dame Adelaide The Employment of Children in Egyptian Industry International Labour Office 1930 [12266] Reprinted from the International Labour Review, Dec 1930. Paper covers – 32pp – good                                                                                                                                             £4

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. BOARD OF EDUCATION  [12263] 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                                                                        £4

 

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

 

  1. BOARD OF EDUCATION Reorganisation of Public Elementary Schools in England and Wales 1937-38 HMSO 1939 [12540] ‘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                                                                                                          £8

 

  1. BRAYNE, F.L. The Neglected Partner The Village Welfare Association 1949 [12533] ‘This pamphlet is a sequel to ‘The Peasants’ Home’, which appeals for a new approach to the problem of increasing the supply of food and raising the standard of living in the less-developed countries.’ ‘ As a district Officer in the Punjab after the 1914-1918 war, Mr F.L. Brayne was a pioneer of rural reconstruction in India.’ Card covers – 20pp – good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library                                                    £2

 

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

 

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

 

  1. BRONTE SOCIETY GAZETTE  [12065] Issues for 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 (issues 23-26 inc). Fine – together                                                                                                                                      £6

 

  1. BRONTE SOCIETY TRANSACTION  [12069] issues from vol 25 part 1 (April 2000)-vol 35 number 2 (July 2010) inclusive. 13 in all. Fine-  each issue                                                                      £1

 

  1. BRONTE SOCIETY TRANSACTIONS  [12066] Vol 20, part 4, 1991. Fine                   £1

 

  1. BRONTE SOCIETY TRANSACTIONS  [12067] vol 22 (1997). Fine                             £1

 

  1. BRONTE SOCIETY TRANSACTIONS  [12068] vol 23, part 1 (April 1998). Fine         £1

 

  1. CARNARVONSHIRE EDUCATION COMMITTEE Interim Report of the Moral Education Committee 1918 [12867] Paper covers – 20pp – good – ex-Board of Education library           £4

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. COHEN, Lesley Women’s Organisations in Great Britain 1985/86 Women’s National Commission 1985 [12534] Soft covers – 84-pp – very good                                                                                     £3

 

  1. CONSERVATIVE AND UNIONIST ASSOCIATIONS  [7222] white enamel quatrefoil badge, with red, white and blue Union Flag in centre. Lettering around the outside reads National Union of Women’s Organisations: Conservative and Unionist Associations. Very good                          £5

 

  1. CORNHILL MAGAZINE, May 1912 Smith, Elder 1912 [7968] Includes an article by Ella Sykes, ‘At a women’s hostel in Canada’. Ella Sykes was a member of the Colonial Intelligence League for Educated Women and visited Canada, in the guise of a ‘home help’, on the League’s behalf to spy out the land. Soft covers – very good                                                                                                                       £8

 

  1. CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACT HMSO  [12557] 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                                                                                                             £5

 

  1. CRUCHLEY, Olive and Ivan Freedom In Our Time Fabian Society no date (c 1936) [1167] ‘The time has come for a decisive stand against any further encroachments upon civil liberties..’.  Paper covers – 15pp                                                                                                                                                      £3

 

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

 

 

#452

 

  1. DECORATIVE BANNER – ‘AM I NOT A WOMAN AND A SISTER’     [14432] This banner probably dates from the second half of the 20th century and has been well made…but for what purpose? It is not a commercial production – some of the stitching has been done by hand and other parts by a sewing machine. The felt lettering is glued on. It may have been made for use in a pageant or theatrical performance – and, if so, care was taken …the backing of the banner is a heavy cotton ensuring that it hangs well. Approx 130cm long by 54 cm wide. In very good condition – most unusual      £450

 

 

  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 [12292] Paper covers – 32pp – fair – withdrawn from the Women’s Library                                                                                                                    £2

 

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

 

  1. DISINHERITANCE The Remedies of Lord Astor’s Bill  [12561] 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                                                             £1

 

  1. ELIZA COOK’S JOURNAL VOLS 1-3  [8594] Runs from issue 1, 5 May 1849 to issue 156, 24 April 1852. Very good condition – half leather and marbled boards. Each vol                                  £38

 

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

 

  1. FRIENDS’ CENTRAL EDUCATION COMMITTEE Inspection of Friends’ Boarding Schools by the Board of Education:
    General Report  1905 [13331] J.W. Headlam was Director of the Enquiry and the author of the Report. Soft covers – 50pp – good – ex-Board of Education Library                                                     £12

 

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

 

  1. GIRLS OWN ANNUAL, Oct 1895- Sept 1896  [2441] Includes an article on the Bryant & May match girls; ‘A young servant’s outfit, and what to buy for it’.  Very good – in decorative binding   £35

 

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

 

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

 

  1. HARVEY, L.D. The Education of the Girl: the necessity of fitting her education to her life Bulletin of the Wisconsin State Board of Industrial Education 1912 [12712] Bulletin No 4 – 10-pp pamphlet – very good in original wrappers – ex-Board of Education library £8

 

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

 

  1. HMSO Royal Warrant for the retired pay of officers (Army) disabled, and for the pensions of the families and relatives of officers deceased, and for the pensions of nurses disabled and of the relatives of nurses deceased, in consequence of the Great War, 1920  [1309] Paper covers – fine – 16pp              £5

 

  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 [3638] Paper covers – very good – 33pp £18

 

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

 

  1. ILLEGITIMATE CHILDREN (SCOTLAND) ACT, 1930 HMSO 1930 [12565] ‘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. £1

 

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

 

  1. INTERNATIONAL LABOUR OFFICE Small Collection of Reports  [12389] 1) Equal Remuneration for Men and Women Workers for Work of Equal Value (33rd Session), 1950; 2) Equal Remuneration for Women and Women Workers for Work of Equal Value, Report 1 and  3) Report 2 (both 34th Session), 1950; 4) Women Workers in a Changing World, 1963. All card covers – good condition – withdrawn from the Women’s Library. Together                                                                                       £8 SOLD

 

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

 

  1. LEAGUE OF HEALTH AND BEAUTY BADGE  [14458] shiny metal badge made by H W Miller Ltd Birmingham to be worn by members of the League of Health and Beauty, founded in 1930 by Mollie Bagot-Stack. The badge bears the figure of a woman dancing against a background of sea and sky and around the rim the legend WOMEN’S LEAGUE OF HEALTH & BEAUTY and the motto MOVEMENT IS LIFE.  Probably dates from 1960s/70s. Attractive – fine condition             £10

 

  1. LEAGUE OF NATIONS HMSO  [12558] International Labour Conference: 1) Draft Conventions and Recommendations adopted by the Conference at its 12th session, 30 May-21 June 1929. 34pp; 2) Draft Conventions and Recommendations adopted by the conference at its 16th Session 12 April-30 April 1932. 34pp; 3) Draft Conventions and Recommendation adopted by the Conference at its 18th Session 4 June-23 June 1934. 30pp. All good – together                                                                 £4 SOLD

 

  1. LEAGUE OF NATIONS Reports HMSO 1928 [12539] 1) Report on the 46th and 47th Sessions of the Council of the League of Nations; 2) Report on the 48th Session of the Council of the League of Nations; 3) Report of the 51st and 52nd Sessions of the Council of the League of Nations. Three items – good – together                                                                                                                            £3

 

  1. LEWISHAM WOMEN’S INSTITUTE  [7225] Programme of classes for 1957-58 – 12pp £4

 

  1. LOCKHART, Leonard The Backward Child: a plea for special action 1935 [12838] ‘Based on an address to the joint Advisory Committee f the Notts. Education Committee, 5 Dec 1935.’ Paper covers – good – 8pp                                                                                                                                    £4

 

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

 

  1. MATHIEU, Nicole-Claude Ignored by Some, Denied by Others: the social sex category in sociology Women’s Research and Resources Centre Publications 1977 [2870] Paper covers – very good £4

 

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

 

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

 

  1. NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF GIRLS’ CLUBS Clubs and Club Making University of London Press 1943 [12747] A history – and then 13 chapters on how to run a club. Soft covers – 104pp – good – ex-Board of Education library                                                                                                   £25

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. NATIONAL UNION OF WOMEN’S TEACHERS How Equal Pay would Help Industry and Decrease Unemployment   1930s? [10735] Single page leaflet – fine                                       £8

 

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

 

  1. NORWEGIAN JOINT COMMITTEE ON INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL POLICY The Status of Women in Norway Today 1953 [13173] Paper covers -67 pp – with photographs – with drawn from the Women’s Library                                                                                                                          £3

 

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

 

  1. PIDDINGTON, A.B. The Next Step: a family basic income Macmillan, 2nd imp 1922 [12362] A discussion of how a ‘Living Wage’ could be introduced in Australia. Paper covers – 68pp – good £6

 

  1. PROBATION OF OFFENDERS ACT 1907 HMSO 1907 [12554] Paper covers – 8-pp – good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library                                                                                        £1

 

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

 

  1. REGULATIONS FOR THE CATHOLIC GIRLS’ SCHOOL AT UGBROOK Printed by J.E. Searle (Chudleigh) 1841 [2052] ‘Approved by the Rt Revd the Vicar Apostolic of the Western District of England, for the Catholic Girls School at Ugbrook, in the County of Devon, under the protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St Joseph’.’The Catholic girls’ school at Ugbrook is intended by Lord Clifford to be henceforth solely for the education of the female children of those who are or have been tenants, servants, or labourers on his estate, or tradesmen in the employ of his family at Ugbrook…’  Together with ‘Catholic Confirmation at Ugbrook’, reprinted from ‘The Western Times’, 8 January 1842. ‘Thinking that a report of the proceedings [the Confirmation] would be interesting to our readers, on account of the peculiar form of the ceremony itself …and more especially on account of the inroad made into the Protestant flock of the deserted vicarage of Chudleigh..’ Two items –  card covers which seem to be original- very good – together                                                                                                    £55

 

  1. REPORT FROM THE SELECT COMMITTEE OF THE HOUSE OF LORDS On the Age of Marriages Bill HMSO 1929 [12381] Paper covers – 14pp – fair – withdrawn from the Women’s Library                                                                                                                                                      £2

 

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

 

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

 

  1. RICH, Adena Women Under Our Immigration and Naturalization Laws 1949 [12382] The post-war US position. Reprinted from ‘The Social Science Review’ – self covers – fair – withdrawn from the Women’s Library                                                                                                                                         £2

 

  1. ROBERT BROWNING HALL SERIES OF SOCIAL TRACTS: nO 2 The Labour Movement in Religion  [13227] Talk by the Warden, Herbert Stead on 6 Jan 1895. Paper covers – 8pp – fair – ex-Board of Education Library                                                                                                                   £3

 

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

 

  1. RYLE, Effie Women’s Life in the Nineteenth Century as seen in English fiction National Adult School Union, no date [c. 1930?] [8858] 16-pp booklet giving brief background information about women’s lives in the 19th century, a ‘Suggested Plan for Study by a Group’ and notes for using\i Shirley\i0 , \i Mary Barton\i0 ,\i The Old Wives’ Tale\i0 and\i  Kipps\i0 to explore the issues raised. Soft covers – good £12

 

  1. SCOTCH EDUCATION DEPARTMENT Memorandum on the Teaching of Music in Scottish Primary Schools HMSO 1909 [12861] In original blue wrappers – good – 23pp – ex-Board of Education library.                                                                                                                                          £5

 

  1. SENIOR, Mrs Nassau Pauper Schools HMSO 1875 [10457] ‘Copy ”of a Letter addressed to the President of the Local Government Board by Mrs Nassau Senior, lately an Inspector of the Board, being a reply to the observation of Mr Tufnell, also a former inspector upon her report on pauper schools’. This was a follow-up to Mrs Senior’s 1874 report.
    24pp – large format – disbound.                                                                                                 £28

 

  1. ST HELENS EDUCATION COMMITTEE A Short Report on Some Experiments in Mental Testing Robert Gibson (Glasgow) [1930] [12842] Written by John Houghton, Headmaster of Allanson Street Council Boys’ School, St Helens. Paper covers – 16pp – good                                                    £6

 

  1. SUMMARY JURISDICTION (MARRIED WOMEN) ACT, 1895 HMSO  [12563] 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                                 £2

 

  1. ‘SUNNYHOLME’, BOIS COMMON, CHESHAM, BUCKS 1930s? [10576] ‘Bright country home, for children of respectable families, requiring change of air for a fortnight or longer, as desired’. 4-pp leaflet, setting out the Rules. Good – with ink, handwritten amendments                                  £5

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. THE ARTHUR AND ELIZABETH SCHLESINGER LIBRARY ON THE HISTORY OF WOMEN IN AMERICA 1964-1966 Two Year Report  [12535] 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.                                                                                       £2

 

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

 

  1. THE 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 [10463] 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                                         £18

 

  1. THE GREAT PARTNERSHIP Women’s Liberal Federation 1949 [2879] ‘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                                                                                                            £2

 

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

 

  1. THE INDUSTRIAL COURT Decision of Industrial Court No 1325: Manipulative Grades – Post Office HMSO July 1927 [12379] The case was between the Union of Post Office Workers and the Post Office. In the course of the lengthy expositions, a vast amount of information is given on the working of the Post Office at the time – revealing in great detail the work done by women, which had been the first section of the Civil Service to employ women. Soft covers – 212pp -good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library                                                                                                                                                      £8

 

  1. THE LAUNDRY INDUSTRY EDUCATION BOARD Education, Training and Scholarships in the Laundry Industry Laundry Industry Education Board 1953 (revised) [13214] A vanished world of work. Paper covers – 16pp – good – ex-Board of Education Library                                                     £8

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. TOULMIN, Camilla A Story of the Factories (c 1842) [6136] ‘It was on a fine summer morning in the year 1841 that three young persons, the children of an agricultural labourer, presented themselves at a certain railway station, and, after obtaining third-class tickets, might have been seen waiting for the arrival of the train…’ They had left their native Dorsetshire to travel to Manchester.. Short story – a tract – 32pp – recently bound in card covers – very good                                                                    £18 SOLD

 

  1. W.V.S. DARBY AND JOAN CLUB  [4489] enamel badge. good                                     £3

 

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

 

  1. WIGHTMAN, Clare Women At Work and In Society Modern Records Centre, Warwick University, 2nd ed 1991 [7541] Gives sources for the subject in the Warwick Modern Records Centre. Paper covers – fine                                                                                                                                             £4

 

  1. WILKINS, Mrs Roland The Training and Employment of Education Women in Horticulture and Agriculture Women’s Farm and Garden Association 1927 [13213] Soft covers – 52pp – good – ex-Board of Education Library                                                                                                                 £20

 

  1. WILLS AND INTESTACIES (FAMILY MAINTENANCE) BILL HMSO 1930 [12564] ‘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                   £2

 

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

 

  1. WOMEN & LITERATURE, VOL 3, NO 2 Fall 1975 [7868] This issue contains the 1974 Bibliography of Women in British and American Literature, 1660-1900. Soft covers – very good     £6

 

  1. WOMEN SPEAKING Oct 1966 [12386] Includes a short article on the work of the Open Door International. Soft covers – good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library                                 £2

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. WOMEN’S GROUP ON PUBLIC WELFARE Loneliness: an enquiry into causes and possible remedies National Council of Social Service revised ed 1964 [12552] An interesting snapshot of one aspect of the early 1960s. Soft covers – 72pp – good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library £5

 

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

 

  1. WOMEN’S SECTION BRITISH LEGION  [4488] enamel badge -silver lion’s head with surrounding bands of dark blue enamel with gold lettering. Good                                                                 £8

 

GENERAL POSTCARDS

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

SHEET MUSIC

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

GENERAL FICTION

 

  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 [2509] A handsome set – newly rebound in cloth £60

 

  1. BEHN, Aphra Ten Pleasures of Marriage and the second part of The Confession of the New Married Couple printed for the Navarre Society 1950 [12468] With an introduction by John Harvey. Good – corners a little bumped £10

 

  1. BRADDON, M.E. Lady Audley’s Secret Virago 1985 [4463] First published in 1862. Still a page-turner. Paper covers – very good                                                                                                             £4

 

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

 

  1. JESSE, F. Tennyson Moonraker Virago 1981 [4464] First published in 1927. Paper covers – very good                                                                                                                                                      £3

 

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

 

  1. KOLLONTAI, Alexandra Love of Worker Bees Virago 1977 [9525] Soft covers – with Carmen Callil’s signature on free front endpaper and her book label on inside cover. Fine                               £10

 

  1. KREITMAN, Esther Deborah Virago 1983 [4467] First published in 1936. Paper covers – very good                                                                                                                                                      £3

 

  1. LEHMANN, Beatrix Rumour of Heaven Virago 1987 [4466] First published in 1934. Paper covers – very good                                                                                                                                     £4

 

  1. LITVINOV, Ivy She Knew She Was Right Virago 1988 [4457] Paper covers – very good   £3

 

  1. NEWLIN, Keith (ed) American Plays of the New Woman Ivan R. Dee (Chicago) 2000 [5449] Plays by William Vaughan Moore, Rachel Crothers, Augustus Thomas, Alice Gerstenberg, Susan Glaspell and Jesse Lynch Williams. Paper covers – mint                                                                                  £5

 

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

 

  1. SCOTT, Sarah Millenium Hall Virago 1986 [5460] First published in 1762. Paper covers – very good                                                                                                                                                      £8

 

  1. SEWELL, Mrs Poems and Ballads Jarrold no date (1880s?) [1636] With a memoir of the author by Miss E.B. Bayly.  Good internally – covers marked – in 2 vols                                                   £8

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. WALKER, Alice The Color Purple Women’s Press 1983 [9950] Soft covers – good            £3

 

  1. WALKER, Alice Good Night, Willie Lee, I’ll See You in the Morning Dial Press (NY) 1979 [9944] Soft covers – very good                                                                                                               £4

 

  1. WALKER, Alice Horses Make a Landscape Look More Beautiful Women’s Press 1985 [9952] Poems. Soft covers – good                                                                                                                       £3

 

  1. WALKER, Alice Possesing the Secret of Joy Cape 1992 [6118] Fine in d/w                        £8

 

  1. WOOD, Mrs Henry The Red Court Farm Macmillan 1908 (r/p) [4449] Good reading copy £3

 

  1. YEZIERSKA, Anzia Hungry Hearts and Other Stories Virago 1987 [4458] First published in 1920. Paper covers – very good                                                                                                             £3

 

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

 

  1. YONGE, Charlotte M. The Dove in the Eagle’s Nest Macmillan 1908 (r/p) [9700] Very good     £6

 

 

 

WOMEN AND THE FIRST WORLD WAR

 

 

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

 

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

 

  1. (HALL) Edith Hall Canary Girls & Stockpots WEA Luton Branch 1977 [12884] Memories of life in the First World War – and of the ’20s and ’30s. During the War Edith Hall’s mother was landlady to munition workers – ‘the Canaries’ (so called because the chemicals turned their skin yellow) at the Hayes factories.
    Soft covers – signed by the author                                                                                             £10

 

  1. MURRAY, Flora Women as Army Surgeons: being the history of the Women’s Hospital Corps in Paris, Wimereux and Endell Street Sept 1914-Oct 1919 Hodder & Stoughton no date [1920] [14453] Flora Murray’s history of the women-run hospitals that she and Louisa Garrett Anderson set up during the First World War. This original edition is in very good condition internally – a little bumping to the cover- and is now very scarce                                                                                                          £95 SOLD

 

  1. (SANDES) Flora Sandes An English Woman Sergeant in the Serbian Army Hodder & Stoughton 1916 [14128] Flora Sandes, a Red Cross volunteer, was the only woman to officially enlist as a soldier during the First World War, commissioned an officer in the Serbian army.  Very good – a little knocked on the corners – and this original edition is quite scarce                                                            £55

 

  1. ANNIE CATON IN WAAC UNIFORM  [14194] a studio portrait photograph  taken in France – not a postcard. She is wearing uniform dress, with epaulettes, a white pointed collar, a self belt – with buttons down the front. Her right hand is in the dress’s capacious pocket – and she is wearing a felt hat. Very good                                                                                                                                                    £15

 

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

 

  1. HOBHOUSE, Mrs Henry ‘I Appeal Unto Caesar’: the case of the concientious objector Allen & Unwin, 2nd ed 1917 [14112] Polemic by Margaret Hobhouse (sister of Beatrice Webb), with introduction by Prof Gilbert Murray. This copy has ownership inscription of Elizabeth Robins (21 September ’17) and laid in is a cyclostyled letter from Mrs Hobhouse – signed by her – which begins ‘I send you a little book on the difficult problem of the Conscientious Objector, which I hope you will read and will pass on to others…’ Soft covers – 86pp – very good £75

 

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

 

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

 

  1. SCOTTISH WOMEN’S HOSPITALS FUND  [14398] paper charity pin flag – double-sided – showing the Scottish thistle surmounted by the legend ‘Scottish Women’s hospitals for Foreign Service’ and underneath ‘NUWSS’. In good condition                                                                          £15

 

  1. SCOTTISH WOMEN’S HOSPITALS FUND  [14399] charity lapel-pin paper flag showing the lion rampant and the legend ‘Scottish Women’s Hospitals Fund’ printed in red – double sided. In good condition                                                                                                                                    £15

 

  1. WOMAN’S RIGHT TO SERVE’  [14455] Article on ‘Woman’s Right to Serve’ – published in ‘The Graphic’ 24 July 1915. Includes – as a border – a series of small photos of scenes from the ‘Women’s Right to Serve’ March that took place on 17 July. This is one article in the whole issue – which contains a good deal of war news – and pictures. Has been disbound and some pages are loose           £30 SOLD

 

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

 

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My new book

To be published on 10 January 2018

 

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

You can pre-order from me now.

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Perhaps these books may also be of interest:

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

Elizabeth Crawford

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

Available to download from iTunes or Amazon

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

Edited by Elizabeth Crawford

An extract

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

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

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

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

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

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

Excerpts from Campaigning for the Vote featured in ‘The Women’s Rebellion’, episode 2 of Michael Portillo’s Radio 4 series, 1913: The Year Before –listen here

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

Published by Francis Boutle Publishers – for details see here.

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

ISBN 978 1903427 75 0

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

Elizabeth Crawford

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

Routledge, 2000 785pp paperback £74.99 – Ebook £70

                    

 

 

 

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

Elizabeth Crawford

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

Routledge, 2008 320pp paperback £30

        Ebook           £26

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Enterprising Women: the Garretts and their circle

Elizabeth Crawford 

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

For further details see here

Francis Boutle, 2002 338pp 75 illus paperback £25

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

 

 

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The Garretts And Their Circle: More Radio/TV Exposure for Elizabeth Garrett Anderson And Millicent Fawcett

 

This weekend – 6-8 October 2017, Aldeburgh has been commemorating the life of Elizabeth Garrett Anderson.

For the occasion I recorded a radio interview that you can listen to here

 

and a clip from a filmed interview with me about Millicent Fawcett can be seen here . The EGA/MGF package begins at 46.45 mins. Aldeburgh looks lovely – but please do overlook the fact that while the voiceover discusses EGA and her hospital the BBC showed footage of the massive columned and pedimented University College…with the implication that this was the hospital. Nothing to do with me!

And, of course, if you want to discover much, much more about the sisters and their energetic friends and acquaintances do read Enterprising Women: the Garretts and their circle 

Enterprising Women

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Suffrage Stories: The Fabian Stained Glass Panel And Its Suffrage Connections

Fabian stained glass panel, by Caroline Townsend, 1911

When I gave a keynote talk  -‘ Surrounded by Suffrage: Situating Shaw, Wells and the LSE in Suffrage Sites’ – at the joint H.G. Wells Society/Shaw Society’/ LSE Language Centre conference at LSE on 23 September 2017 the constraints of time meant that I was unable to include all that I would have liked to have said about this stained glass panel. I am, therefore, taking the opportunity my blog affords of relaying a little more of my research into this most interesting artefact.

The panel may be construed as a political allegory on the early years of the Fabian Society. Its artist was Caroline Townshend (1878-1944).

Received opinion has it that it was Bernard Shaw who designed the panel and I can find no original evidence one way or the other to back or disprove the claim. Received opinion – such as the article about the window on the LSE website – also has it that Caroline Townshend was commissioned to make it by GBS. However, I have discovered an item in the London Daily News, 8 November 1911, that explicitly states ‘The political allegory in stained glass which Miss Caroline Townshend, the well-known artist, has just completed for Mrs G.B. Shaw, conveys a good deal of humour and not a little kindly satire’.

It would hardly be surprising if it were Mrs Charlotte Shaw who had commissioned the work. The artist, Caroline Townshend, was not only a fellow Fabian but her own first cousin. Charlotte’s father, Horace Payne-Townshend, was half-brother to Caroline’s father, Chambrey Corker Townshend. Horace, as the first born, had inherited the greater part of the Townshend estate – allowing his daughters to be brought up in considerable comfort – while the family of Chambrey Townshend were very much less financially secure.

Both these fathers seem to have been rather ineffectual characters, married to very much more assertive wives. However, while Horace’s wife, Charlotte’s mother, was a frivolous termagant, Caroline’s mother, Emily Townshend, was much- admired, intellectually curious, and socially conscious. As Emily Gibson she had been one of the Girton Pioneers – one of the five first students at the college at Hitchen that later became Girton. One of her fellow Pioneers was Isabella Townshend, whose brother, Chambrey,  Emily married in 1873. She had left Hitchin the year before without completing her degree course.

My researches (see here) indicate that Isabella Townshend had left Hitchen at the same time and then set up as an interior decorator with a Mrs Hartley Brown (whom I’ve so far been unable to identify). Emily Faithfull, when discussing new trade opportunities that were opening for women, mentioned in Three Visits to America (1884) that ‘Mrs Hartley Brown and Miss Townshend, soon after entering into partnership, were appropriately employed in decorating Merton College, and devised with much success some new stuffs for the chairs and sofas for the use of Cambridge girl graduates.’ (‘Merton College’ was an early manifestation of what became Newnham.)

Another of Chambrey Townshend’s sisters, Anne, was involved from 1888, when she was its first secretary, until 1910 with the Ladies’ Residential Chambers Company (the founders of which included Agnes Garrett and Millicent Fawcett – for more on the LRC see here). She had trained as a nurse, been a matron at the Hospital for Hip Disease in Childhood  before by 1882 moving into philanthropic administration as secretary of the Metropolitan Association for Befriending Young Servants (MABYs).

These interesting women were  cousins to Charlotte Payne-Townshend, the future Mrs GBS, although  there is nothing about them in her biography by Janet Dunbar or, as far as I can discover, in any of the many biographies of Bernard Shaw.  Charlotte fervently lamented the sterility of her early life and one wonders if she knew anything of the enterprises undertaken by her cousins. If she had, one imagines she would have rather envied them.

In the 1870s Isabella and Chambrey Townshend moved in artistic socialist circles, as close friends of Walter and Lucy Crane. Chambrey was an architect of whom his wife later wrote  ‘Chambrey Townshend had little push and no business ability to back up his remarkable artistic abilities.’ He worked as an assistant for George Edmund Street but never set up his own practice. Emily eventually decided that the family could live cheaper abroad and this they did – in France and Switzerland – from 1886 until 1893.

Caroline  was born in 1878, the fourth of Emily and Chambrey’s five children. After the family’s return from Europe she was for a time a pupil at Wycombe Abbey School before, by 1901, becoming a pupil to the leading stained-glass artist, Christopher Whall.

Caroline Townshend (courtesy of LSE Archives)

Charlotte Shaw was twenty years older than Caroline Townshend and had been brought up in very much more financially secure circumstances – yet she, Caroline, and Emily came to share the same social and political philosophy. Whether or not there had been earlier contact it is certain that in the early years of the 20th century their paths most certainly did cross – all being early members of the Fabian Society. Even so, the names of Emily and Caroline Townshend do not occur in Shaw’s published letters, although the LSE archives holds a few photographs showing Caroline’s sister, Rachel, on holiday in Wales with Charlotte Shaw (see, for instance, here).

So, if the Shaws were thinking of commissioning a stained glass panel, they knew they had an artist in the family who could accomplish it. Or, could it have been the other way round? Perhaps having a stained-glass artist in the family was too good an opportunity to miss. Perhaps Charlotte Shaw thought she must put her cousin’s talent to use. Did she discuss with GBS how this might be achieved? And did he then sketch out that political allegory? There are so many mysteries surrounding the panel. What was the purpose behind the commission? Where had they intended to place it? In their London apartment at 10 Adelphi Terrace –or at their country home Ayot St Lawrence – or in the Fabian Office? Whatever the intention, the panel was still in Caroline Townshend’s possession at the time of her death in 1944.  It seems very odd that it should have been discussed in the press in 1911 – and yet wasn’t claimed by one or other of the Shaws. Was Caroline paid for it?

Caroline also retained the original design for the panel – the cartoon – which in 1954 was given by Joan Howson, her artistic and life partner (they traded as Townshend and Howson) to Wimbledon’s William Morris House in memory of Emily and Caroline Townshend.  Emily Townshend had lived in Wimbledon and, with Caroline, was a shareholder in Wimbledon Labour Halls Co-operative Society Limited – also known as William Morris House.

Information on the William Morris House website (see here) states that the Fabian Society panel was made at the William Morris Works at Merton. I think this is probably mistaken. Emily and Caroline Townshend had in 1931 given WMH two Burne-Jones windows. These had been given by Burne-Jones to Chambrey Townshend and would have been made at the William Morris Works, but Caroline Townshend’s panel was almost certainly made at the Glass House, Lettice Street, Fulham, where she had a studio from c 1910 until the 1920s.

The Glass House had been set up in 1906 by a stained glass craftswoman, Mary Lowndes, to provide facilities for other stained glass artists and had proved most successful in attracting young women to the craft. Mary Lowndes was one of the founders of the Artists’ Suffrage League but I’ve found no clear evidence that Caroline Townshend was a member. The ASL records (held in the Women’s Library@LSE) are scanty but, as Mary Lowndes’ involvement with preparations for suffrage events was at times overwhelming, Caroline Townshend must have been only too well aware of all that activity and it would seem likely that, even if she were not a formal member, she would have lent a hand on occasion. Anyway, if she wasn’t an active suffrage supporter, her mother and sister certainly were. In 1907, Emily Townshend, then aged 57, spent two weeks in Holloway after being involved in a suffragette protest and in 1909 was followed by Rachel, who spent two months in prison. Caroline was living at home during this time and could not but help be swept up in the drama. So, by the time Caroline Townshend received the Fabian commission in 1910, she was surrounded by suffrage talk and activity at home and at work.

Of the kneeling female figures that on the far right is Caroline Townshend and two of the other figures demonstrate a strong connection between Fabianism and suffrage. The figure third from the right is Mary Hankinson, who was a very active suffragette – and from 1905 until 1948 a member of the Fabian Society. A teacher of physical education, she was hired in 1907 to give instruction in Swedish drill and country dancing at the first Fabian Summer School – funded by Charlotte Shaw – and from then until 1938 she was general manager of all Fabian summer schools. She was also a member of the Women’s Freedom League, one of the militant suffrage societies, and was president of the Gymnastic Teachers’ Suffrage Society. Her brother was Unitarian chaplain to Holloway prison and was used by Christabel Pankhurst as a conduit of information to and from suffragette prisoners. The suffrage collection he amassed includes a copy of Saint Joan presented to Mary Hankinson by Shaw, who wrote in it a very Shavian inscription ‘To Mary Hankinson, the only woman I know who does not believe she was a model for Joan, but also the only woman who actually was.’

On the stained glass panel between Mary Hankinson and Charlotte Townshend is the figure of Mabel Atkinson, who was a postgraduate student at LSE, a member of the executive committee of the Fabian Society from 1909 until 1915 and chairman of the Suffrage Section of the Fabian Women’s Group when it was formed in 1911. She was involved with Mary Hankinson in the development of the Summer School and was also a donor to and speaker for the WSPU.

In passing it’s worth noting a little remarked fact – that Charlotte Shaw was one of the WSPU’s most generous benefactors: for instance in March 1908 she gave them £100 and on 21 June took part in a spectacular WSPU procession – walking with the Fabians under the Society’s banner, which was carried by Maud Pember Reeves. Shaw watched from the pavement as she passed.

You can read more here about the iconography of the Fabian stained glass panel  and of its rather idiosyncratic history between 1944 and 2006, when it finally came to rest in the care of LSE. There it has most appropriately been installed in the Shaw Library, a room that commemorates not GBS, but Charlotte Shaw, who was a most generous benefactor to the LSE.

Charlotte Shaw was a very interesting woman – who evaded the limelight. At the Shaw/Wells/LSE conference we were treated to an excerpt from ‘Mrs Shaw Herself’ – a one-woman show – with musical accompaniment- about her. I thoroughly enjoyed this and thought I must let you all know that there will be a full perfomance next Saturday (30 Sept 2017) in St Lawrence Church in Ayot St Lawrence, the village where she and GBS made their home.

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Suffrage Stories: Manchester’s Banner Comes Home

Manchester WSPU Banner, c. 1908

A couple of months ago I was astounded to spot the appearance of this banner in the catalogue of a Leeds auction house. It seemed impossible that such an important item of suffrage memorabilia should suddenly surface in this way.

Having been in the business of dealing in books and ephemera for well over 30 years I have a deeply-rooted suspicion of anything that looks too good to be true. It probably is. It seemed unlikely that anyone would go to the lengths of faking this banner..but one never knows. But if it was ‘right’, what a fantastic survival.

Everything did look ‘right’ – see the wonderfully period lettering – and the banner is documented. The Manchester Courier, Monday, 22 June 1908, describes its first unfurling – on the previous Saturday in Stevenson Square, Manchester. The report describes the banner as having the words ‘”The Women’s Social and Political Union” printed in a white border flanking a purple centre where the motto is “Manchester First in the Fight” and “Founded by Mrs Pankhurst’. Although by 1908 WSPU headquarters was centred in London, here was Manchester claiming its rightful place as ‘First in the Fight’. For it was at a meeting at Mrs Pankhurst’s house at 62 Nelson Street, Manchester, that the idea for the new society had emerged on 10 October 1903.

The banner was unfurled to the skirl of bagpipes and received eulogia from Rona Robinson and Mary Gawthorpe. The woman who was given the honour of unfurling the banner is noted merely as ‘Mrs Scott’. I think this must be the Mrs Rachel Scott who had been present at the first meeting of the WSPU – and subsequently was appointed secretary – rather than Mrs Rachel Scott, wife of C.P. Scott, editor of The Manchester Guardian…..but more investigation is needed here. And then, to add a final flourish to the occasion, Victor Grayson MP made a speech, declaring that ‘he was prepared to sacrifice himself on the altar of woman’s ideal’.

Of course I toyed with the idea of bidding for the banner. Such an item is incredibly scarce – the last one I know to have been for sale on the open market was auctioned in the early 1980s. It went to a very knowledgeable American collector and is now in the collection of a US university . But it was obvious that the perfect home for Manchester’s WSPU banner would be the People’s History Museum in Manchester. Surely it was really much more sensible, even if not the most smart business decision, to alert them to its existence in the hope that they would be able to bid for it themselves?

The People’s History Museum had known nothing of the forthcoming auction and were thrilled at the prospect of the possibility of acquiring the banner. Thus, on the day of the auction, representatives from the Museum went over to Leeds and, when viewing the banner, discovered, not only did it look and feel ‘right’, but that it still had attached the label of the maker, Thomas Brown, a well-known Manchester banner maker of the period.

The story that slowly emerged about the recent history of the banner is the stuff of dreams.

It had been given to  a small independent charity shop in Leeds about ten years ago and had been in a cupboard ever since. The charity looks after elderly people in the local area and apparently it had been left to them, along with the other contents of his house, by an old man with no family. His mother had come  to Leeds from Manchester in the 1930s. Her name was believed to be ‘Edna White’, but it isn’t known how she came to have the banner.

I followed the auction on-line and was horribly disappointed when it became clear that the PHM had reached their upper bidding limit and that the banner had been bought by another party for £13,600 (plus all the auctioneer’s premiums, VAT etc).

However, all was not lost and that ‘other party’ was prepared to sell the banner to the PHM for a sum that gave him a not entirely unreasonable profit. The museum was awarded funds from various bodies to cover a substantial part of this sum, and Crowdfunded to raise a further £5000 to complete the purchase.

The money was raised within a few days – and the ‘First in the Fight’ banner is now in the care of the People’s History Museum, where it will take pride of place in an exhibition next year to mark the centenary of the Representation of the People Act.

 

 

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Suffrage Stories: ‘Bring Manchester’s Suffragette Banner Home’

Manchester WSPU Banner, c. 1908

A couple of months ago I was astounded to spot the appearance of this banner in the catalogue of a Leeds auction house. It seemed impossible that such an important item of suffrage memorabilia should suddenly surface in this way.

Having been in the business of dealing in books and ephemera for well over 30 years I have a deeply-rooted suspicion of anything that looks too good to be true. It probably is. It seemed unlikely that anyone would go to the lengths of faking this banner..but one never knows. But if it was ‘right’, what a fantastic survival.

Everything did look ‘right’ – see the wonderfully period lettering – and the banner is documented. The Manchester Courier, Monday, 22 June 1908, describes its first unfurling – on the previous Saturday in Stevenson Square, Manchester. The report describes the banner as having the words ‘”The Women’s Social and Political Union” printed in a white border flanking a purple centre where the motto is “Manchester First in the Fight” and “Founded by Mrs Pankhurst’. Although by 1908 WSPU headquarters was centred in London, here was Manchester claiming its rightful place as ‘First in the Fight’. For it was at a meeting at Mrs Pankhurst’s house at 62 Nelson Street, Manchester, that the idea for the new society had emerged on 10 October 1903.

The banner was unfurled to the skirl of bagpipes and received eulogia from Rona Robinson and Mary Gawthorpe. The woman who was given the honour of unfurling the banner is noted merely as ‘Mrs Scott’. I think this must be the Mrs Rachel Scott who had been present at the first meeting of the WSPU – and subsequently was appointed secretary – rather than Mrs Rachel Scott, wife of C.P. Scott, editor of The Manchester Guardian…..but more investigation is needed here. And then, to add a final flourish to the occasion, Victor Grayson MP made a speech, declaring that ‘he was prepared to sacrifice himself on the altar of woman’s ideal’.

Of course I toyed with the idea of bidding for the banner. Such an item is incredibly scarce – the last one I know to have been for sale on the open market was auctioned in the early 1980s. It went to a very knowledgeable American collector and is now in the collection of a US university . But it was obvious that the perfect home for Manchester’s WSPU banner would be the People’s History Museum in Manchester. Surely it was really much more sensible, even if not the most smart business decision, to alert them to its existence in the hope that they would be able to bid for it themselves?

The People’s History Museum had known nothing of the forthcoming auction and were thrilled at the prospect of the possibility of acquiring the banner. Thus, on the day of the auction, representatives from the Museum went over to Leeds and, when viewing the banner, discovered, not only did it look and feel ‘right’, but that it still had attached the label of the maker, Thomas Brown, a well-known Manchester banner maker of the period.

The story that slowly emerged about the recent history of the banner is the stuff of dreams.

It had been given to  a small independent charity shop in Leeds about ten years ago and had been in a cupboard ever since. The charity looks after elderly people in the local area and apparently it had been left to them, along with the other contents of his house, by an old man with no family. His mother had come  to Leeds from Manchester in the 1930s. Her name was believed to be ‘Edna White’, but it isn’t known how she came to have the banner.

I followed the auction on-line and was horribly disappointed when it became clear that the PHM had reached their upper bidding limit and that the banner had been bought by another party for £13,600 (plus all the auctioneer’s premiums, VAT etc).

However, all is not lost and that ‘other party’ is prepared to sell the banner to the PHM for a sum that gives him a not entirely unreasonable profit. The museum has been awarded funds from various bodies to cover a substantial part of this sum, but needs to raise a further £5000 to be able to complete the purchase.

As a result The People’s History Museum is Crowdfunding to ‘Bring Manchester’s Suffragette Banner Home’ – see here for details. I’ve made a contribution. Will you?

 

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Suffrage Stories: Black And Minority Ethnic Women: Is There A ‘Hidden History’?

Sarah Parker Remond c. 1865 (Courtesy Peabody Essex Museum Collection)

When the film ‘The Suffragette’ was released in 2015 there was a minor furore over the fact that no black and minority ethnic women were represented in the story. As one of the consultants on the film, I was asked to comment on this and, indeed, at the event held at LSE at which the director and one of the producers talked about the film, the first question from the floor was on this point. For a podcast of this event click here. 

My message then was that the film was indeed a true representation of the ethnic demographic of the British women’s suffrage movement, which overwhelmimgly was comprised of white women. However, finding the subject so interesting, over the last couple of years I’ve done more research on the subject and, although I have nothing startlingly new to report, thought it might be interesting to set out my findings.

There’s no doubt that the birth of the women’s suffrage campaign is closely linked with the anti-slavery campaign, and hence with race. The first spark that ignited the American suffrage campaign, which pre-dated the British one, was actually struck in London, in the entrance hall of the British Museum. For more information on this aspect of the campaign, do read an article I wrote for the BBC website – From Abolition to the Vote. For my extended article on the subject see here.

When the British suffrage campaign was launched in 1866, as far as we know only one woman of colour signed the first suffrage petition. She was Sarah Remond, an African-American who lectured on anti-slavery and women’s rights. There is, however, little evidence of the subsequent involvement of black and minority ethnic women in the suffrage campaign. This is really not surprising since, although people of colour had long settled in Britain, they constituted a very small percentage of the population until after the end of the Second World War. Moreover during the period of the suffrage campaign men were disproportionately represented in this community, by, in particular, Chinese, West Indian, and African seamen who settled in London and other port cities and were then absorbed into British society. Women of their families tended not to travel with them.

It may be that black and minority ethnic men and women did support the women’s suffrage campaign but, because it is difficult to discover an individual’s ethnic origin, they are now ‘hidden from history’. At the time of the suffrage campaign census records only documented a person’s place of birth and this is no guide to ethnic origin because so many white British men and women were born in Africa, India, or the West Indies. It is necessary to search for other clues, such as the form of a person’s name. However no suffrage campaigner with, say, an obviously African or Chinese name has been noted and research is complicated because migrants from the Caribbean had, for reasons associated with the unhappy history of the islands, acquired surnames that made them indistinguishable from white British men and women. Only in newspaper reports might an individual’s ethnic origin be mentioned and, although the suffrage campaign occupied so much newsprint over the years, no such comments have been uncovered.

The only individuals of (part) Caribbean heritage whom one could say were to some degree supportive of the suffrage campaign were two men, Donald Adolphus Knight and John Richard Archer. Both were born in England to black sailor fathers and white British mothers.

In 1906 Knight stood by his wife, Adelaide, when she went to prison for demonstrating outside a politician’s house. Adelaide was white British and a member of the Canning Town branch of the WSPU. See here for a photograph of Donald and Adelaide Knight.

John R. Archer, mayor of Battersea

Twelve years later Archer, elected mayor of Battersea in 1913, the first black person to hold such a position in London, acted as election agent for Charlotte Despard, the leader of the WFL, when she stood as the Labour candidate for North Battersea in the 1918 general election. Actually I’m pretty certain that his support was more for Mrs Despard as a Labour party member than for her as a suffrage campaigner. I can find no evidence of Archer or his wife, Bertha (who was a Canadian of African descent) attending any suffrage meeting in Battersea nor is Archer mentioned in either of Mrs Despard’s biographies. It may be, however, that close scrutiny of local papers around Battersea just might uncover some direct connection between Archer and the suffrage campaign. I understand that a researcher, commissioned relatively recently  to comb through Despard’s diaries by an author interested in Archer, found no mention of him. What a pity.

It is likely that Archer did come into contact with another suffragette – Mrs Beatrice Sanders, the WSPU’s financial secretary. She lived with her husband at 18 Brynmaer Road, Battersea; Archer at no 55. Beatrice’s husband, William Sanders, was a LCC radical alderman and would surely have known Archer, with whom he worked closely in the Battersea Labour party many years later.

Historians have searched for visual evidence of the presence of black or minority ethnic men and women in the many hundreds of photographs that chronicle the suffrage campaign. Of these only a handful, featuring a few Indian women, demonstrate such an involvement. Of the women whose names we know all were of high social status. One, Princess Sophia Duleep Singh, was an active member of the WSPU, and is now the subject of a biography. The others, who were probably members of the WFL, include Mrs P.L. Roy (Lolita Roy), the wife of Piera Lal Roy, the director of public prosecutions in Calcutta, and her daughter, Mrs Leila Mukerjea.

The India section of the 1911 ‘Coronation Procession’. It is likely that of the women in the photograph are members of the Roy family – Mrs Roy, Mrs Leilavati Mukerjea, and her younger sisters, Miravati (aged 21) and Hiravati (aged 15).

Mrs Roy had come to London with her six children in 1901, apparently for the sake of their education, and lived at 77 Brook Green, Hammersmith, close to St Paul’s School, where her sons were pupils. Her eldest daughter, Leilavati, married Satya W. Mukerjea in 1910.  Both women, along with Mrs Bhagwati Bhola Nauth, are definitely known to have taken part in the Indian section of the 1911 ‘Coronation Procession’. Indeed Mrs Roy was one of its organisers. It is likely that the other two young women in the photograph are Mrs Roy’s younger daughters, Miravati (aged 21) and Hiravati (aged 15).

In 1910 Mrs Roy was president of the London Indian Union Society (an Indian Nationalist organisation) and ‘Mrs Mukerjea’, presumably Leilavati, succeeded her in 1911. Mrs Jane Cobden Unwin, who was a co-organiser with Mrs Roy of the Indian section of the ‘Coronation Procession, also attended Indian Union Society functions.

At the end of the 19th century another Indian, Dadabhai Naoroji, elected in 1892 as Britain’s first ethnic minority MP, had been wholly supportive of women’s suffrage and was a member of the council of the Women’s Franchise League. Conversely, many British suffrage campaigners, like Jane Cobden Unwin, supported the nationalist movements in India and Africa.

Apart from this photograph and those in which Princess Sophia Duleep Singh appears I have seen no evidence of the presence of BAME women in attendance at any suffrage event – either as protagonists or as onlookers. However, I hope that, as the spotlight is shone more intensely on local histories of the suffrage campaign, something more of the involvement of BAME women and men will be revealed. Do let me know of anything you uncover.

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‘Hunger Striking For The Vote’: An Afterword to ‘There Are Five Ways Out Of This Room’ by Michelle Green

PROTEST: STORIES OF RESISTANCE

PUBLISHED TODAY – 6 JULY 2017 

A few months ago I was pleased to be asked by Comma Press to provide an Afterword to a short story by Michelle Green to be published in this most interesting collection of short stories. The premise behind the book is that each story highlights an episode of protest in Britain’s history and that each story is then, in an Afterword, set in its historical context. The result is a most satisfying volume – fuelling the imagination while also throwing light on the circumstances that led the characters, both real and fictional, to act in the way that they did.

For instance, Michelle Green’s story, There Are Five Ways Out of this Room, has as its central character a hunger-striking suffragette based, to a degree, on the figure of Annie Kenney. Michelle’s lyrical prose enters so perceptively the suffragette’s mind, capturing the surreal atmosphere produced by starving incarceration. I was bowled over by it. My task was merely to provide the historical backdrop – setting out the sequence of events that led such women to undergo such terrible suffering.

The historians include Prof Sally Alexande, on ‘Women’s Liberation in the 1970s’, an Afterword to Maggie Gee’s story on ‘May Hobbs’, leader of the Night Cleaners’ Strike; Lyn Barlow on Greenham Common, an Afterword to Joanna Quinn’s Story The Stars are in the Sky; Prof David Waddington on The Battle of Orgreave, an Afterword to Withen by Martyn Bedford; Dr Gordon Pentland on The Scottish Insurrection, April 1820, as an Afterword to Laura Hiind’s story Spun; Dr Katrina Navickas on The Pentrich Rising, 1871, an Afterword to Trying Lydia by Andy Hedgecock; Dr Ariel Hessayon on Venner’s Rising, 1817, as an Afterword to A Fiery Flag Unfurled on Coleman Street by Frank Cottrell-Boyce; Russ Hickman on The Grosvenor Square Demo, 1968, an Afterword to Banner Bright, by Alexei Sayle; Dr John Drury on The Poll Tax Riot, 1990 as an Afterword to That Right to Be There by Courtia Newland, and Prof Laleh Khalili on The Anti-Iraq War Demo, 2003 as an Afterword to The Turd Tree by Kate Clanchy.

All the stories are memorably engaging and the Afterwords free of academic jargon.

Published by Comma Press – for full details see here

Comma Press were last week declared Northern Publisher of the Year at the Northern Soul awards and in the same week were awarded funding by Arts Council England.

 

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