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Books And Ephemera By And About Women For Sale: Catalogue 202 – Part Two

Woman and Her Sphere

Catalogue 202

Part 2: Women’s

History/Women’s Studies

Although not exactly essential business at this time I thought I would post this catalogue now as you may find it a welcome distraction and perhaps find something in it that you would like to acquire. Anyway, do get in touch if anything interests you. I will reserve items against future purchase, future payment and future dispatch.



Item # 512 (obverse)

Elizabeth Crawford

5 Owen’s Row

London EC1V 4NP


VAT No 340 2581 31

Items sold within the UK or EU that are marked with an asterisk (*) attract VAT at 20%



Index to Catalogue 202 – Part 2

General Non-fiction: Items 1-280

General Biography: Items 281-362

General Ephemera: Items 363-448

General Postcards: Items 449-456

Music Hall Sheet Music & Postcards: Items 457-470

General Fiction: Items 471-509

Women and the First World War: Items 510-515


General Non-fiction



Fine – many photographs

[5485]                                                                                                                     £15.00

  1. AHMED, Leila Women and Gender in IslamYale University Press1992

Fine in d/w

[10512]                                                                                                                   £15.00

  1. ALEXANDER, Lynn Women, Work and Representation:needlewomen in Victorian art and literatureOhio Unversity Press2003

Hardcovers – mint in d/w

[11620]                                                                                                                   £15.00

  1. ALI, Suki Et Al (eds) Global Feminist Politics:identities in a changing worldRoutledge2000

Soft covers – mint

[11331]                                                                                                                   £10.00

  1. ALLEN, Jennifer (ed) Lesbian Philosophies and CulturesState University of New York Press1990

Paper covers – very good

[5164]                                                                                                                      £5.00

  1. ALLEN, Sheila And WOLKOWITZ, Carol Homeworking:myths and realitiesMacmillan Education1987

Presents women homeworkers’ own experience of their work, to explain why they do it and to show who are the suppliers of homework, how they benefit from it and the ways in which they control their hidden workforce. In the ‘Women in Society’ series. Soft covers – fine

[10097]                                                                                                                     £8.00

  1. ALLSOPP, Anne The Education and Employment of Girls in Luton, 1874-1924:widening opportunities and lost freedomsBoydell Press/Bedfordshire Historical Record Society2005

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

[10963]                                                                                                                   £20.00

  1. ANDREWS, Maggie The Acceptable Face of Feminism:the Women’s Institute as a social movementLawrence & Wishart1997

Soft covers – mint

[9533]                                                                                                                      £9.00

  1. ANGERMAN, Anna Et Al (eds) Current Issues in Women’s HistoryRoutledge1989

Includes articles on ‘Witchcraft in the Northern Netherlands’, ‘Female culture, pacifism and feminism: Women Strike for Peace’, ‘The origins of feminism in Egypt’, ‘Female aspiration and male ideology: school-teaching in 19th century New England’, ‘Women’s psychological disorders in 17th-century Britain’ (by Anne Laurence), ‘Whores and gossips: sexual reputation in London 1770-1825’ (by Anna Clark) etc. Soft covers – very good

[10641]                                                                                                                     £5.00

  1. ANON You And I Cookery Book:an effort to meet a need in the cheapest formBirling Publishing Cono date [1930s?/1940s?]

A spin-off of the ‘You and I’ magazine, published in connected with the YWCA. ‘Over 1000 carefully seleccted household hints and reccipes’. I can’t work out when this was published – it contains several recipes with ‘War-time’ in their titles – but am not sure if this is looking back to WW1 or whether it was published during WW2. But others seem to use a surprising amount of sugar and eggs for cooking in a time of strict rationing. But, whenever, ‘Economy’, was the watchword. Paper covers – front cover present but detached – back cover missing

[13577]                                                                                                                     £2.00

  1. ATKINSON, Jeremy Clogs and ClogmakingShire Publications2008

First published in 1984. Soft covers – mint

[11730]                                                                                                                     £2.00

  1. BARRACLOUGH, Arthur Et Al Practical Home Decorating and RepairsOdhams Press, no date(1930s?)

Heavily illustrated

[10318]                                                                                                                     £6.00

  1. BARRATT, Alexandra (ed) Women’s Writing in Middle EnglishLongman1992

In Longmans Annotated Texts series. Soft covers – fine

[11954]                                                                                                                   £10.00

  1. BASCH, Françoise Relative Creatures:Victorian women in society and the novelSchocken Books1974

Very good

[13467]                                                                                                                     £4.00

  1. BAYNE-SMITH, Marcia (eds) Race, Gender, and HealthSage1996

Explores the influence of race and gender on the health status of a diverse group of nonwhite women in the United States. Soft covers – mint

[6977]                                                                                                                      £8.00

  1. BEACHY, Robert Et Al (eds) Women, Business and Finance in 19th-century Europe:rethinking separate spheresBerg2006


[9208]                                                                                                                     £12.00

  1. BEER, Janet Kate Chopin, Edith Wharton and Charlotte Perkins Gilman:studies in short fictionPalgrave1997 r/p

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

[11769]                                                                                                                   £12.00

  1. BELL, Diane and KLEIN, Renate (ed) Radically Speaking:feminism reclaimedZed Books1996

Soft covers – fine – heavy (624pp)

[11612]                                                                                                                   £10.00

  1. BENJAMIN, Marina (ed) Science and Sensibility:gender and scientific enquiry 1780-1945Basil Blackwell1994

An interesting collection of essays, Soft covers – mint

[11668]                                                                                                                   £18.00

  1. BERESFORD, John (ed) John Macdonald Memoirs of an Eighteenth-Century FootmanTravels (1745-1779)Routledge1928 (r/p)

The footman was a Scottish highlander and through his eyes we see the maelstrom of 18th-century life – in England, Scotland and on the continent – as he travelled ‘in service.’ Excellent reading. Very good

[11771]                                                                                                                   £12.00

  1. BERNAU, Anke Virgins;a cultural historyGranta2007

Hardcover – fine in fine d/w

[11911]                                                                                                                     £7.00

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

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

[9035]                                                                                                                     £48.00

  1. BEZANSON, Kate and LUXTON, Meg (eds) Social Reproduction:feminist political economy challenges neo-liberalismMcGill-Queen’s University Press2006

Contributors document the impact of current socio-economic policies on states, markets, households and communities apply a feminist political economy approach. Soft covers – mint

[11585]                                                                                                                   £12.00

  1. BLAIR, Kirstie Form & Faith in Victorian Poetry & ReligionOUP2012

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

[13693]                                                                                                                   £35.00

  1. BLOCH, R. Howard Medieval Misogyny and the Invention of Western Romantic LoveUniversity of Chicago Press1991

Soft covers – fine

[11978]                                                                                                                   £18.00

  1. BLOOM, Stanley The Launderette:a historyDuckworth1988

Soft covers – very good

[10201]                                                                                                                     £3.00

  1. BOTTOMLEY, Gill Et Al (eds) Intersexions:gender/class/culture/ethnicityAllen & Unwin1991

Aims to understand the processes by which relations of power are maintained, reproduced and resisted. Soft covers – mint

[6377]                                                                                                                      £8.00

  1. Boucé, Paul-Gabriel (ed) Sexuality in 18th-century BritainManchester University Press1982

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

[11034]                                                                                                                   £24.00

  1. BOVEY, Shelley The Forbidden Body:why being fat is not a sinPandora1991 (r/p)

Soft covers – fine

[7082]                                                                                                                      £6.00

  1. BOXER, Marilyn And QUATAERT, Jean H. Connecting Spheres:European women in a globalizing world, 1500 to the presentOUP2000

Soft covers – mint

[9353]                                                                                                                     £12.00

  1. BOYD, Kenneth Scottish Church Attitudes to Sex, Marriage and the Family 1850-1914John Donald1980

Fine in d/w

[9679]                                                                                                                     £18.00

  1. BRADBROOK, Muriel Women and Literature 1779-1982:the collected papers of Muriel Bradbrook vol 2Harvester Press1982

Hardcover – fine

[11906]                                                                                                                   £12.00

  1. BRANCA, Patricia Women in Europe since 1750Croom Helm1978

Paper covers – very good

[1090]                                                                                                                     £10.00

  1. BRANDON, Ruth Other People’s Daughters:the life and times of the governessWeidenfeld & Nicolson2008

Hardcover – fine in fine d/w

[11942]                                                                                                                   £12.00

  1. BRIDGER, Sue Et Al No More Heroines?:Russia, women and the marketRoutledge1995

Soft covers – mint

[6274]                                                                                                                      £9.00

  1. BROOKE, Christopher The Medieval Idea of MarriageOUP1989

Fine in fine d/w

[11985]                                                                                                                   £15.00

  1. BRUMBERG, Joan Jacobs Fasting Girls:the history of anorexia nervosaVintage2000

Soft covers – fine

[11925]                                                                                                                     £8.00

  1. BUHLE, Mari Jo Feminism and its Discontents:a century of struggle with psychoanalysisHarvard University Press1998

Soft covers – fine

[11938]                                                                                                                   £10.00

  1. BURSTALL, Sara A. The Story of the Manchester High School for Girls 1871-1911Manchester University Press1911

Very good internally – slightly marked cover

[9606]                                                                                                                     £38.00

  1. BYRNE, Katherine Tuberculosis and the Victorian Literary ImaginationCUP2010

Explores the representations of tuberculosis in 19th-century literature and culture. fears about gender roles, degeneration, national efficiency and sexual transgression all play their part in the portrayal of ‘consumption’, a disease which encompassed a variety of cultural associations. Mint in d/w (pub price £55)

[13430]                                                                                                                   £20.00

  1. CADBURY, Edward, MATHESON, M. Cecile and SHANN, George Women’s Work and Wages:a phase of life in an industrial cityUniversity of Chicago Press1907

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

[8076]                                                                                                                     £50.00

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

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

[12650]                                                                                                                   £12.00

  1. CARR-SAUNDERS, A.M., CARADOG JONES, D. and MOSER, C.A. A Survey of Social Conditions in England and Walesas illustrated by statisticsOUP1958

Very good in d/w

[10216]                                                                                                                     £8.00

  1. CHASE, Ellen Tenant Friends in Old DeptfordWilliams and Norgate1929

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

[13804]                                                                                                                   £85.00

  1. CHECKLAND, Olive Philanthropy in Victorian Scotland:social welfare and the voluntary principleJohn Donald Ltd1980

Fine in fine d/w

[9241]                                                                                                                     £20.00

  1. CHICAGO, Judy and LUCIE-SMITH, Edward Women and Art:contested territoryWeidenfeld and Nicolson1999

Judy Chicago and Edward Lucie-Smith choose significant images of women – and discuss the many issues that arise. Large format – heavy – fine in fine d/w

[12425]                                                                                                                   £12.00

  1. CLARK, Margaret Homecraft:a guide to the modern home and familyRoutledge, 3rd ed1978 (r/p)

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

[10288]                                                                                                                     £6.00

  1. CLARKE, Norma Dr Johnson’s WomenHambledon and London2000

investigates lives of Elizabeth Carter, Charlotte Lennox, Elizabeth Montagu, Hester Thrale and Fanny Burney – exploring their relationship with Dr Johnson, with each other and with the world of letters. Excellent reading. Mint in d/w

[9736]                                                                                                                      £8.00

  1. COHEN, Monica Professional Domesticity in the Victorian Novel:women, work and homeCUP1998

Offers new readings of narratives by Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, Dickens, George Eliot, Emily Eden etc to show how domestic work, the most feminine of all activities, gained much of its social credibility by positioning itself in relation to the emergent professions. Soft cover – fine

[12419]                                                                                                                   £25.00

  1. COOTE, Anna And CAMPBELL, Bea Sweet Freedom:the struggle for women’s liberationPicador1982

Paper covers – good

[2703]                                                                                                                      £3.00

  1. CORRIN, Chris (ed) Women in a Violent World:feminist analyses and resistance across ‘Europe’Edinburgh University Press1996

Soft covers – fine

[10316]                                                                                                                   £12.00

  1. CRAIG, Elizabeth HousekeepingCollins1947

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

[13047]                                                                                                                     £8.00

  1. CRAWFORD, Elizabeth Enterprising Women:the Garretts and their circleFrancis Boutle2009 (r/p)

Pioneering access to education at all levels for women, including training for the professions, the women of the Garrett circle opened the way for women to gain employment in medicine, teaching, horticulture and interiior design – and were also deeply involved in the campaign for women’s suffrage. Soft covers, large format, over 70 illustrations. Mint – new book

[14966]                                                                                                                   £25.00

  1. CROSLAND, Margaret Women of Iron and Velvet and the books they wrote in FranceConstable1976

Study of the French women writers who came after George Sand. Fine in d/w

[2746]                                                                                                                      £3.00

  1. CUNNINGTON, C. Willett Feminine Attitudes in the Nineteenth CenturyWilliam Heinemann1935


[2558]                                                                                                                     £15.00

  1. DALY, Mary Pure Lust:elemental feminist philosophyWomen’s Press1984

Paper covers – mint

[1173]                                                                                                              £4.00

  1. DALY, Mary Websters’ First New Intergalactic Wickedary of the English LanguageThe Women’s Press1988

Paper covers – large format – fine

[5071]                                                                                                                      £4.00


  1. DAVIS, Natalie Zemon Society and Culture in Early Modern FrancePolity Press1998 (r/p)

Soft covers – fine

[11944]                                                                                                                   £14.00

  1. DEAN-JONES, Lesley Ann Women’s Bodies in Classical Greek ScienceOUP1996

Soft covers – fine

[11865]                                                                                                                   £15.00

  1. DEMOOR, Marysa Their Fair Share:women, power and criticism in the ‘Athenaeum’, from Millicent Garrett Fawcett to Katherine Mansfield, 1870-1920Ashgate2000


[11667]                                                                                                                   £25.00

  1. DICKENSON, Torry and SCHAEFFER, Robert Transformations:feminist pathways to global change: an analytical anthologyParadigm Publishers2008

Examines the rise of intersecting, women-centred movements that contribute to alternative development and the rise of new societies. Soft covers – mint

[11607]                                                                                                                   £12.00

  1. DINNERSTEIN, Dorothy The Rocking of the Cradle and the Ruling of the WorldWomen’s Press1987

Soft covers – fine

[11937]                                                                                                                     £7.00

  1. DINSHAW, Carolyn and WALLACE, David (eds) The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Women’s WritingCUP2003

Soft covers – fine

[11857]                                                                                                                   £12.00

  1. DISKI, Jenny On Trying To Keep StillLittle, Brown2006

A ‘non-travel travel book’ – covering her trips to New Zealand, Somerset and  Lapland – with digressions. Uncorrected proof copy. Soft covers – fine

[10569]                                                                                                                     £5.00

  1. DISNEY, Jennifer Leigh Women’s Activism and Feminist Agency in Mozambique and NicaraguaTemple University Press2008

Traces the mobilization of women in two revolutionary contexs, comparing the strategies and the outcomes of various organizational formes developed in Mozambique and Nicaragua over the past 30 years. Soft covers – mint

[11630]                                                                                                                   £10.00

  1. DON VANN, J. and VANARSDEL, Rosemary T. (eds) Periodicals of Queen Victoria’s Empire:an explorationUniversity of Toronto Press1996

Fine in fine d/w

[9600]                                                                                                                     £18.00

  1. DOODY, Margaret Anne The True Story of the NovelFontana1998

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

[10562]                                                                                                                     £5.00

  1. DUBY, Georges Medieval Marriage:two models from 12th-century FranceJohn Hopkins University Press1991 (r/p)

Soft covers – fine

[11984]                                                                                                                   £12.00

  1. DUBY, Georges Women of the Twelfth Century:vol 1: Eleanor of Aquitaine and Six OthersPolity Press1997

Soft covers – fine

[11860]                                                                                                                     £7.00

  1. DURAN, Jane Worlds of Knowing:global feminist epistemologiesRoutledge2001

Soft covers – mint

[11330]                                                                                                                   £10.00

  1. DYHOUSE, Carol Feminism and the Family in England 1880-1939Basil Blackwell1989

Soft covers – very good

[11224]                                                                                                                   £12.00

  1. EDDY, Mary Baker Science and Healthwith key to the ScripturesFirst Church of Christ, Scientist1971 (r/p)

Soft covers – mint

[11920]                                                                                                                     £3.00

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

Includes ‘The Poetry of Life’, ‘Pictures of Private Life’, ‘A Voice From the Vintage, on the force of example addressed to those who think and feel’

Good in original decorative cloth

[11234]                                                                                                                   £48.00

  1. ERKKILA, Betsy The Wicked Sisters:women poets, literary history & discordOUP1992

Study of the lives and works of Emily Dickinson, Marianne Moore, Elizabeth Bishop, Adrienne Rich, and Gwendolyn Brooks. Soft covers – fine

[10529]                                                                                                                     £8.00

  1. EVERGATES, Theodore (ed) Aristocratic Women in Medieval FranceUniversity of Pennsylvania Press1999

Soft covers – very good

[11979]                                                                                                                   £17.00

  1. FINCH, Lynette The Classing Gaze:sexuality, class and surveillanceAllen & Unwin (Australia)1993

Focuses on Australian social reports and reveals how sections of society were conceptually constructed as two distinct working classes. Soft covers – mint

[10336]                                                                                                                   £10.00

  1. FINDLAY, J.J. (ed) The Young Wage-Earner and the Problem of His Education:essays and reportsSigwick and Jackson1918

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

[8026]                                                                                                                     £25.00

  1. FRANZ, Carol And STEWART, Abigail (eds) Women Creating Lives:identities, resilience, and resistanceWestview Press1994

Soft covers – fine

[10423]                                                                                                                   £12.00

  1. FRENCH, Marilyn Beyond Power:women, men and moralsCape1985

Fine in d/w

[5021]                                                                                                                     £10.00

  1. FREVERT, Ute Women in German History:from bourgeois emancipation to sexual liberationBerg1989

Fine in d/w

[5066]                                                                                                                      £8.00

  1. FRYE, Susan And ROBERTSON, Karen (Eds) Maids and Mistresses, Cousins and Queens:women’s alliances in early modern EnglandOUP1999

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

[7435]                                                                                                                     £28.00

  1. FULFORD, Roger Votes for Women:the story of a struggleFaber1957

Still an interesting study. Bears the ownership inscription of Hazel Mews, author of  ‘Frail Vessels’. Fine in d/w

[2579]                                                                                                                      £5.00

  1. FULLER, Margaret ‘These Sad But Glorious Days’:dispatches from Europe, 1846-1850Yale University Press1991

Fine in d/w

[8887]                                                                                                                     £18.00

  1. FURLONG, Monica Visions and Longings:medieval women mysticsMowbray1996

Writings by and about eleven women Christian mystics who lived and worked between the 11th and 14th centuries. Fine in fine d/w

[9391]                                                                                                                     £12.00

  1. GARDINER, Juliet (ed) What Is History Today?Macmillan1990 (r/p)

Among the many other sections is ‘What is Women’s History…?’. Soft covers – very good

[10870]                                                                                                                     £5.00

  1. GARRETT, Stephanie GenderTavistock1987

In ‘Society Now’ series. Soft covers – very good

[8759]                                                                                                                      £3.00

  1. GATTY, H.K.F (ed) Aunt Judy’s Christmas Volume for 1877George Bell1877

762 pages of entertainment – stories, poetry, songs, botany, travel etc. Very good

[1246]                                                                                                                     £18.00

  1. GILLIES, Val and LUCY, Helen (eds) Power, Knowledge and the Academy:the institutional is politicalPalgrave2007

Takes a close-up and critical look at both the elusive and blatant workings and consequences of power in a range of everyday sites in universities. Hardcovers – mint (pub price £45)

[11601]                                                                                                                   £20.00

  1. GLUCK, Sherna Berger and PATAI, Daphne (eds) Women’s Words:the practice of oral historyRoutledge1991

Explores the theoretical, methodological, and practical problems that arise when women utilize oral history as a tool of feminist scholarship. Hardback – fine in d/w

[11532]                                                                                                                   £15.00


Packed with information and illustrations. How very retro. Large format – very good in rubbed d/w – heavy

[10297]                                                                                                                   £10.00

  1. GOODMAN, Lizbeth (ed) Literature and GenderRoutledge/Open University1996

Soft covers – large format – reading copy – some pencilled annotations

[10910]                                                                                                                     £5.00

  1. GOURLEY, Jennifer The Women’s Quiz BookPandora1994

‘A treasure-trove of facts and figures’. Soft covers – fine

[6995]                                                                                                                      £4.00

  1. GOWDRIDGE, Christine Et Al (eds) Mother Courage:letters from mothers living in poverty at the end of the centuryPenguin1997

At the end of the 20th century, that is. Uncorrected proof copy – soft covers – fine

[10352]                                                                                                             £4.00

  1. GRAHAM, Hilary Hardship and Health in Women’s LivesHarvester1993

[13487]                                                                                                                     £5.00

  1. GROVE, Valerie The Compleat Woman:marriage, motherhood, career; can she have it all?Hogarth Press1988

Soft covers – very good

[10530]                                                                                                                     £4.00

  1. GUBAR, Marah Artful Dodgers:reconceiving the golden age of children’s literatureOUP2009

Mint in d/w (pub price £34.99)

[11702]                                                                                                                   £28.00

  1. GUNEW, Sneja (ed) A Reader in Feminst KnowledgeRoutledge1991

Soft covers – mint – 414pp

[6054]                                                                                                                     £10.00

  1. GUY, Donna (ed) White Slavery and Mothers Alive and DeadUniversity of Nebraska Press2001

Essays exploring a range of topics drawn from the Latin American experience – ranging from public health and child welfare to criminality and industrialization. Soft covers – mint

[6897]                                                                                                                      £8.00

  1. HALL, Marny (ed) SexualitiesHarrington Park Press1996

Soft covers – mint

[6993]                                                                                                                      £6.00

  1. HARRIS, P. J. The Movers & Shakers of Victorian EnglandEnglish Heritage2006

A Who’s Who of history’s most gifted, famous and influential people. Mint in d/w

[11012]                                                                                                                     £6.00

  1. HARRISON, Austin Pandora’s Hope;a study of womanHeinemann1925

Good internally – cover chipped and bumped

[4724]                                                                                                                      £2.00

  1. HARTLEY, Jenny (ed) Hearts Undefeated:women’s writing of the Second World WarVirago1994

Soft covers – very good

[9135]                                                                                                                     £10.00

  1. HASTE, Cate Rules of Desire:sex in Britain: World War 1 to the presentPimlico1992

Soft covers – very good

[10519]                                                                                                                     £8.00

  1. HEIMER, Karen And KRUTTSCHNITT, Candace (ed) Gender and Crime:patterns in victimization and offendingNew York University Press2005

Soft covers – mint

[10140]                                                                                                                   £10.00

  1. HELSINGER, Elizabeth Et Al (eds) The Woman Question:Social Issues, 1837-1883Manchester University Press1983

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

[11192]                                                                                                                   £15.00

  1. HEMMENT, Julie Empowering Women in Russia:activism, aid and NGOsIndiana University Press2007

Soft covers – mint

[11597]                                                                                                                   £12.00

  1. HENNEY, E. And BYETT, J.D. Modern Home LaundryworkDent, new, revised ed1965

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

[10225]                                                                                                                     £6.00

  1. HERON, Liz Changes of Heart:reflections on women’s independencePandora1986

Paper covers – good

[5324]                                                                                                                      £4.00

  1. HESSELGRAVE, Ruth Avaline Lady Miller and the Batheaston Literary CircleYale University Press1927

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

[3020]                                                                                                                     £55.00

  1. HIGONNET, Margaret (ed) Lines of Fire:women writers of World War 1Plume1999

Comprehensive collection of women’s writing from the First World War – includes women of all nationalities. Soft covers – mint – 574pp

[8894]                                                                                                                     £18.00

  1. HILDEGARD OF BINGEN Selected WritingsPenguin2001

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

[11853]                                                                                                                     £6.00

  1. HILL, Marcia And ROTHBLUM, Esther (eds) Classism and Feminist Therapy:counting costsHarrington Park Press1996

Helps therapists be more aware of their own class biases and assists them in providing treatment that is more sensitive to women’s class backgrounds’. Soft covers – fine

[10332]                                                                                                                   £10.00

  1. HITE, Shere The Hite Report:a cultural revolution in progressPenguin1987

Paper covers – presentation copy from the author

[5588]                                                                                                                      £8.00

  1. HOFFMAN, P.C. They Also Serve:the story of the shop workerPorcupine Press1949

Soft covers – very good

[13728]                                                                                                                     £8.00

  1. HOLDSWORTH, Angela Out of the Doll’s House:the story of women in the 20th centuryBBC1988 (r/p)

Paper covers – very good

[4809]                                                                                                                      £5.00

  1. HOLT, Anne A Ministry To The Poor:being a history of the Liverpool Domestic Mission Society, 1836-1936Henry Young (Liverpool)1936

Very good – scarce

[9243]                                                                                                                     £45.00

  1. HORSFIELD, Margaret Biting the Dust:the joys of houseworkFourth Estate1997

Mint in d/w

[10183]                                                                                                                     £5.00

  1. HOUSEHOLD REFERENCE LIBRARY Household Management and EntertainingFleetway House, no daty (1930s)

An amazingly eclectic compilation – with many photographs. Good

[10276]                                                                                                                   £12.00

  1. HOUSMAN, Laurence Ploughshare and Pruning-Hook:ten lectures on social subjectsSwarthmore Press1919

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

[1322]                                                                                                                     £10.00

  1. JACKSON, Stevi Heterosexuality in QuestionSage1999

Soft covers – fine

[8724]                                                                                                                      £8.00

  1. JAMES, Stanlie And BUSIA, Abena (eds) Theorizing Black Feminisms:the visionary pragmatism of black womenRoutledge1993

Soft covers – very good

[6378]                                                                                                                      £8.00

  1. JAMESON, Elizabeth and McMANUS, Sheila (eds) One Step Over the Line:toward a history of women in the North American WestsUniversity of Alberta Press2008

A study of the boderlands traversing the borderlands of the American and Canadian Wests. Specialists in women’s history, settler societies, colonialism, storytelling, education and native and borderlands studies pool their contributions toward forging this very first comparative, transnational collection. Soft covers – mint

[11609]                                                                                                                   £15.00

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

Fair internally – boards cracked

[2776]                                                                                                                      £8.00

  1. JEFFREYS, Sheila The Spinster and Her Enemies:feminism and sexuality 1880-1930Pandora1985

Soft covers – fine

[12445]                                                                                                                     £8.00

  1. JOHNSON, Sheila Et Al Working LivesBrighton and Hove Community Resource Centre, no date1980s

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

[10420]                                                                                                                     £4.00

  1. KANNENSTINE, Louis F. The Art of Djuna Barnes:duality and damnationNew York University Press1977

A study of the entire range of Djuna Barnes’ work. Fine in d/w

[2572]                                                                                                                     £10.00

  1. KAPLAN, Gisela Contemporary Western European FeminismAllen & Unwin1992

Fine in d/w

[4983]                                                                                                                      £5.00

  1. KATZMAN, David Seven Days a Week:women and domestic service in industrializing AmericaUniversity of Illinois Press1981 (r/p)

Soft covers – good

[10292]                                                                                                                     £7.00

  1. KEDDIE, Nikki And BARON, Beth (eds) Women in Middle Eastern History:shifting boundaries in sex and genderYale University Press1991

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

[10511]                                                                                                                   £15.00

  1. KELLY, Rita Mae Et Al (eds) Gender, Globalization & DemocratizationRowman & Littlefield2001

Soft covers – mint

[10877]                                                                                                                   £10.00

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

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

[12107]                                                                                                                   £25.00

  1. KERTZER, David and BARBAGLIO, Marzio (eds) Family Life in the Long Nineteenth Century 1789-1913Yale University Press2002

A collection of essays under the headings: Economy and Family Organization: State, Religion, Law and the Family; Demographic Forces; Family Relations. 420pp Heavy. Mint in d/w

[11037]                                                                                                                   £18.00

  1. KESTNER, Joseph Protest & Reform:the British social narrative by women, 1827-1867Methuen1985

Very good in d/w

[2125]                                                                                                                      £8.00

  1. KIDD, Alan and NICHOLLS, David (eds) Gender, Civic Culture and Consumerism:middle-class identity in Britain 1800-1940Manchester University Press1999

Soft covers – very good

[11759]                                                                                                                   £12.00

  1. KING, Brenda Silk and EmpireManchester University Press

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

[9845]                                                                                                                     £25.00

  1. KING, Jeanette Women and the Word:contemporary women novelists and the BibleMacmillan2000

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

[11912]                                                                                                                   £25.00

  1. KIRBY, Joan (ed) The Plumpton Letters and PapersCUP for the Royal Historical Society1996

Letters addressed mainly to Sir William Plumpton (1404-80) and his son, Sir Robert (1453-1525). Good in marked d/w- but has perhaps been exposed to damp at some point

[10954]                                                                                                                   £10.00

  1. KIRKHAM, Margaret Jane Austen, Feminism and FictionHarvester1983

Soft covers – fine

[12415]                                                                                                                   £10.00

  1. KRAEMER, Ross Shepard Her Share of Blessings:women’s religions among pagans, Jews, and Christians in the Greco-roman worldOUP1993

Soft covers – fine

[11915]                                                                                                                   £12.00

  1. KRISTEVA, Julia Black Sun:depression and melancholiaColumbia University Press1989

Soft covers – fine

[11923]                                                                                                                   £12.00

  1. KRISTEVA, Phyllis Tales of LoveColumbia University Press1987 (r/p)

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

[11917]                                                                                                             £12.00

  1. KURZEM, Mark The Mascot:the extraordinary story of a young Jewish boy and an SS extermination SquadEbury2007

Mint in d/w

[10655]                                                                                                                   £10.00

  1. LANTZ, Louise Old American Kitchenware 1725-1925Williamsmead Publishers (USA)1988 (r/p)

Packed with illustrations. Soft covers – large format – very good

[10283]                                                                                                                   £10.00

  1. LARSEN, Timothy A People of One Book:the Bible and the VictoriansOUP2011

Case studies of representative figures, from Elizabeth Fry to Florence Nightingale, from C.H. Spurgeon to Grace Aguilar to demonstrate the scripture-saturated culture of 19th-century England. Mint in d/w (pub price £76)

[13407]                                                                                                                   £25.00

  1. LASDUN, Susan Making Victorians:The Drummond Children’s World 1827-1832Weidenfeld & Nicolson1981

CHECK – WRITE BLURB. Fine in fine d/w

[13260]                                                                                                                   £10.00

  1. LEE, Julia Sun-Joo The American Slave Narrative and the Victorian NovelOUP2010

Investigates the shaping influence of the American slave narrative on the Victorian novel in the years between the British Abolition Act and the American Emancipation Proclamation – and argues that Charlotte Bronte, Elizabeth Gaskell, Thackeray and Dickens integrated into their works generic elements of the slave narrative. Mint in d/w (pub price £40)

[13436]                                                                                                                   £15.00

  1. LEFANU, Sarah In the Chinks of the World Machine:feminism & science fictionWomen’s Press1988

Paper covers – mint

[5250]                                                                                                                      £5.00

  1. LEGGET, Jane Local Heroines:a women’s history gazetteer to England, Scotland and WalesPandora1988

Mint in d/w

[7441]                                                                                                                     £18.00

  1. LITERARY YEAR BOOK 1913 John Ouseley1913

and Illustrators’ Directory and Bookman’s Guide. Directory of authors, with publications and addresses, directory of illustrators, details of periodicals, librarirs, literary agents, clubs, printers, binders, publishers etc

[10858]                                                                                                                   £28.00

  1. LITOFF, Judy Barrett And SMITH, David C. We’re In This War, Too:World War II Letters from American Women in UniformOUP1994

Fine in d/w

[8310]                                                                                                                     £16.00

  1. LOANE, M. The Queen’s Poor:life as they find it in town and countryEdward Arnold (new and cheaper edition01906

Martha Loane, a Queen’s Nurse in Portsmouth, wrote as a social investigator among the ‘respectable poor’. This was her first study. Good in decorative boards

[7995]                                                                                                                     £35.00

  1. LOFTIE, W.J. A Plea for Art in the House:with special reference to the economy of collecting works of art, and the importance of taste in education and moralsMacmillan1879 (r/p)

First published in 1876 – around the same time as Rhoda and Agnes Garrett’s book in the same series ‘Art at Home’ – and evincing many of the same touchstone’s of taste in home decoration. Goodish – a little rubbed and bumped

[13338]                                                                                                                   £18.00

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

Good – ex-university library

[10608]                                                                                                                   £15.00

  1. MCCONVILLE, Brigid Sisters:love and conflict within the lifelong bondPan1985

Soft covers – good

[10311]                                                                                                                     £2.00

  1. MCCRACKEN, Peggy The Romance of Adultery:queenship and sexual transgression in old French literatureUniversity of Pennsylvania Press1998

Fine in fine d/w

[11976]                                                                                                                   £38.00

  1. MCKILLOP, A.B. The Spinster and the Prophet:a tale of H.G. Wells, plagiarism and the history of the worldAurum Press2000

In 1925 a Canadian, Florence Deeks, launched a lawsuit against H.G. Wells, claiming that he had plagiarised her manuscript in the writing of \i The Outline of History\i0. d/w

[9420]                                                                                                                     £10.00

  1. MCLACHLAN, H. The Widows’ Fund Association (established 1764):a historical sketchprivately printed1937

Founded as ‘The Society for the Relief of the Necessitous Widows and Fatherless Children of Protestant Dissenting Ministers’ by, among others, Joseph Priestley.

[10583]                                                                                                                     £7.00

  1. MCLELLAN, Betty Beyond Psychoppression:a feminist alternative therapySpinifex1995

Soft covers – fine

[10289]                                                                                                                   £10.00

  1. MAGGIO, Theresa The Stone Boudoir:in search of the hidden villages of SicilyReview2002

The granddaughter of Sicilian immigrants to the USA returns to explore Sicily’s remote mountain settlements. Soft covers – fine

[10460]                                                                                                                     £3.00

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

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

[9147]                                                                                                                     £15.00

  1. MANNIN, Ethel Practitioners of Love:some aspects of the human phenomenonHutchinson1969

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

[2689]                                                                                                                     SOLD

  1. MARKS, Lara Metropolitan Maternitymaternity and infant welfare services in early 20th century LondonRodopi1996

Soft covers – fine

[11624]                                                                                                                   £22.00

  1. MARTIN, Jane Women and the Politics of Schooling in Victorian and Edwardian EnglandLeicester University Press1999

Mint (pub price £65)

[10781]                                                                                                                   £35.00

  1. MASON, Michael The Making of Victorian SexualityOUP1994

Fine in d/w

[10599]                                                                                                                   £14.00

  1. MAUTHNER, Melanie Sistering:power and change in female relationshipsPalgrave2002

Mint in d/w

[10310]                                                                                                                   £12.00

  1. MERIWETHER, Margaret And TUCKER, Judith (eds) Women & Gender in the modern Middle EastWestview Press1999

Soft covers – mint

[11328]                                                                                                                     £8.00

  1. METROPOLITAN BOROUGH OF HACKNEY Catalogue of Books in the Public LibrariesPublic Libraries Committee, Hackneyno date [1911?]

A listing of all the books held in Hackney Public Libraries c 1910. Each book’s listing gives the name of author, title and date of publication. Very interesting

[13479]                                                                                                                   £25.00

  1. MEWS, Hazel Frail Vessels:woman’s role in women’s novels from Fanny Burney to George EliotAthlone Press1969

Very good in d/w

[3801]                                                                                                                     £12.00

  1. MILL, John Stuart The Subjection of WomenLongmans, Green, Reader & Dyer1869 (2nd ed)

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.

[13460]                                                                                                                   £85.00

  1. MILLER, Naomi and YAVNEH, Naomi (eds) Maternal Measures:figuring caregiving in the early modern periodAshgate2000

Essays on a wide range of early modern caregiving roles by women in England, Italy, Spain, France, Latin America, Mexico and the New World. A wide range of scholarly and critical approaches is represented. Mint in d/w

[11038]                                                                                                                   £15.00

  1. MILLER, Robert Researching Life Stories and Family HistoriesSage2000

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

[11520]                                                                                                                   £15.00

  1. MOI, Toril Sexual/Textual PoliticsMethuen1995

Soft covers – very good

[10542]                                                                                                                     £7.00

  1. MOORE, Lucy Liberty:the lives and times of six women in revolutionary FranceHarperPress2006

Soft covers – uncorrected proof copy

[10520]                                                                                                                     £4.00

  1. MORRIS, Lydia The Workings of the Household:a US-UK comparisonPolity Press1990

Examines the organisation of domestic life in the context of recent economic change. Soft covers – mint

[6869]                                                                                                                      £8.00

  1. MUMM, Susan (ed) All Saints Sisters of the Poor:an Anglican Sisterhood in the 19th centuryBoydel Press/Church of England Record Society2001

A history of the Sisterhood that was founded by Harriet Brownlow Byron in 1850 to work in the slums of Marylebone – but then spread its net much wider. This volume comprises material drawn from the Sisterhood’s archives. V. interesting. Mint

[10964]                                                                                                                   £30.00

  1. MYERSON, Julie The Lost Child:a true storyBloomsbury2009

What happens when a child disappears from a family? Hardcover – fine in fine d/w

[11895]                                                                                                             £8.00

  1. NARAYAN, Anjana and PURKAYASTHA, Bandana Living Our Religions:Hindu and Muslim South Asian American Women Narrate Their ExperiencesKumarian Press2009

The population of the South Asian diaspora in the US is over 2.5 million people. Yet little is known about this group beyond images of Muslim and Hindu fundamentalists and veiled women. Rarely are Hindu and Muslim American women asked about their everyday lives and religious beliefs. Soft covers – mint

[11509]                                                                                                                   £12.00

  1. NASH, David Secularism, Art and FreedomLeicester Unviersity Press1992

A study of the Secular movement in Victorian England. Fine

[7447]                                                                                                                     £18.00

  1. NEWMAN, Barbara St Hildegard’s Theology of the FeminineUniversity of California Press1989

Soft covers – fine

[11856]                                                                                                             £10.00

  1. NICOLSON, Juliet The Perfect Summer:dancing into shadow in 1911John Murray2006

The summer of the Coronation, of the Ballets Russes and soaring temperatures. Hyped – and trite. Hardcover – d/w – some annotations

[11930]                                                                                                                     £3.00

  1. NODDINGS, Nel Women and EvilUniversity of California Press1989

‘Examines several theological, philosophical, and psychological associations of women with evil in order to propose a counter-definition of evil from the perspective of women’s experience.’ Soft covers – fine

[11913]                                                                                                                   £15.00

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

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

[9612]                                                                                                                     £15.00

  1. OAKLEY, Ann HousewifePenguin1976 (r/p)

Paper covers – good

[2697]                                                                                                                      £3.00

  1. OAKLEY, Ann The Sociology of HouseworkMartin Robertson1974

Soft covers – good – ex-library

[10301]                                                                                                                     £4.00

  1. ORAM, Alison And TURNBULL, Annmarie The Lesbian History Sourcebook:love and sex between women in Britain from 1780 to 1970Routledge2001

Soft covers – fine

[9092]                                                                                                                     £12.00

  1. ORBACH, Susie And EICHENBAUM, Luise Bittersweet:facing up to feelings of love, envy and competition in women’s friendshipsCentury1987

Fine in d/w

[5077]                                                                                                                     £10.00

  1. OSBORNE, Honor And MANISTY, Peggy A History of the Royal School for Daughters of Officers of the Army 1864-1965Hodder & Stoughton1966

Good – ex-university library

[10609]                                                                                                             £12.00

  1. OTTER, Samuel Philadelphia Stories:America’s literature of race and freedomOUP2010

An account of Philadelphia’s literary history. Hardback – mint in d/w

[13423]                                                                                                                   £12.00

  1. OWEN, Ursula Fathers:reflections by daughtersVirago

Soft covers – good

[8961]                                                                                                                      £6.00

  1. PAKULSKI, Jan And WATERS, Malcolm The Death of ClassSage1996

Soft covers – mint

[10334]                                                                                                                   £20.00

  1. PALMER, Beth Women’s Authorship and Editorship in Victorian CultureOUP2011

Draws on extensive periodical and archival material to bring new perspectives to the study of sensation fiction in the Victorian period. Mint in d/w (pub price £60)

[13432]                                                                                                                   £20.00

  1. PATTEN, Marguerite The Victory CookbookImperial War Museum1995 (r/p)

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

[10328]                                                                                                                     £8.00

  1. PEDERSEN, Frederik Marriage Disputes in Medieval EnglandHambledon2000

The records of the church courts of the province of York, mainly dating from the 14th c, provide a welcome light on private, family life and on individual reactions to it. Hardcovers – fine in fine d/w

[11977]                                                                                                                   £25.00

  1. PHILLIPS, Estelle And PUGH, D.S. How To Get a Ph.D.:managing the peaks and troughs of researchOpen University Press1988 (r/p)

Soft covers – very good

[8392]                                                                                                                      £5.00

  1. PICHLER, Pia Talking Young FemininitiesPalgrave2009

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

[11525]                                                                                                                   £30.00

  1. PINES, Davida The Marriage Paradox:modernist novels and the cultural imperative to marryUniversity Press of Florida2006


[10188]                                                                                                                   £18.00

  1. PIONTEK, Thomas Queering:gay and lesbian studiesUniversity of Illinois Press2006

Critical analysis of the development of gay and lesbian studies alongside the development of queer theory. Soft covers – mint

[9873]                                                                                                                      £9.00

  1. POLLARD, Tessa and HYATT, Susan Sex, Gender and HealthCUP1999

Soft covers – fine

[13489]                                                                                                                     £5.00

  1. POOVEY, Mary Uneven Developments:the ideological work of gender in mid-Victorian EnglandVirago1989

Paper covers – fine

[13730]                                                                                                                   £12.00

  1. PORTER, Elisabeth Peacebuilding:women in international perspectiveRoutledge2007

Hardcovers – mint

[11567]                                                                                                                   £20.00

  1. PORTER, Marilyn Home Work and Class ConsciousnessManchester University Press1983

Study based on research undertaken in a West Country factory. Very good in d/w

[10341]                                                                                                                   £10.00

  1. PURKISS, Diane The Witch in History:early modern and 20th century representationsRoutledge1996

Soft covers – mint

[9395]                                                                                                                     £12.00

  1. QUEENSPARK RATES BOOK GROUP Brighton on the Rocks:monetarism and the local stateQueen Spark Books, no date(1980s)

Written against monetarism – taking Brighton as a test case. Soft covers – very good

[9940]                                                                                                                      £6.00

  1. RAI, Shirin The Gender Politics of Development:essays in hope and despairZed Books2008

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

[11556]                                                                                                                   £12.00

  1. RAPPOPORT, Jill Giving Women:alliance and exchange in Victorian cultureOUP2012

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

[13413]                                                                                                                   £32.00

  1. RENDALL, Jane The Origins of Modern Feminism:women in Britain, France and the United States 1780-1860Macmillan1985

Soft covers – very good

[9461]                                                                                                                     £15.00

  1. RENNE, Tanya (ed) Ana’s Land:sisterhood in Eastern EuropeWestview Press1997

Voices of women from throughout Eastern Europe as they struggle to establish their human rights. Soft covers – fine

[10315]                                                                                                                   £15.00

  1. RICHARDSON, Diane And ROBINSON, Victoria (eds0 Introducing Women’s Studies:feminist theory and practiceMacmillan1993

Includes June Hannam on ‘Women, History and Protest’. Stevi Jackson on ‘Women and the Family’ and Christine Skelton on ‘Women and Education’. Paper covers – fine

[8694]                                                                                                                      £8.00

  1. RIOJA, Isabel Ramos The Day Kadi Lost Part of Her LifeSpinifex1998

A photographic study of female circumcision. Soft covers – large format – mint

[7577]                                                                                                                      £8.00

  1. ROBERTS, Alison Hathor Rising:the serpent power in ancient EgyptNorthgate1995

Soft covers – fine

[11866]                                                                                                                     £8.00

  1. ROBINS, Gay Women in Ancient EgyptBritish Museum Press1993

Soft covers – fine

[11867]                                                                                                                     £6.00

  1. ROBINSON, Annabel, PURKIS, John, MASSING, Ann A Florentine Procession:a painting by Jane Benham Hay at Homerton College, CambridgeHomestead Press (Cambridge)1997

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

[2465]                                                                                                                      £8.00

  1. ROBINSON, Jane Angels of Albion:women of the Indian mutinyViking1996

Very good in rubbed d/w

[4240]                                                                                                                      £8.00

  1. ROBINSON, Victoria And RICHARDSON, Diane (eds) Introducing Women’s Studies:feminist theory and practiceMacmillan, 2nd ed1997

Soft covers – mint

[7084]                                                                                                                     £10.00

  1. ROBSON, Ann P. And ROBSON, John M (eds) Sexual Equality:writings by John Stuart Mill, Harriet Taylor Mill, and Helen TaylorUniversity of Toronto Press1994

Paper covers – mint

[5105]                                                                                                                     £12.00

  1. ROSS, Janet Leaves From Our Tuscan Kitchenor How To Cook VegetablesJ.M. Dent1911 (r/p)

In her introduction the chatelaine of Poggio Gherardo wrote ‘For years English friends have begged recipes for cooking vegetables in the Italian fashio, so I have written down many of the following from the dictation of our good Giuseppe Volpi [her cook] who has been known to our friends for over thirty years.’ She set the trend for those enjoying the Tuscan idyll to write a cookery book. Very good

[8880]                                                                                                                     £35.00

  1. ROSSER, Sue Teaching Science and Health from a Feminist PerspectivePergamon Press1986

Soft covers – very good

[6888]                                                                                                                      £8.00

  1. ROWBOTHAM, Sheila And MITTER, Swasti (eds) Dignity and Daily Bread:new forms of economic organising among poor women in the Third World and the FirstRooutledge1994

Soft covers – fine

[5957]                                                                                                                      £8.00

  1. RUBIN, Lillian Breslow Worlds of Pain:life in the working-class familyBasic Books1976

A study of the American working class. Soft covers – very good

[10266]                                                                                                                     £8.00

  1. SALES, Roger Jane Austen and Representations of Regency EnglandRoutledge1996

Soft covers – mint

[11362]                                                                                                                   £15.00

  1. SANG And ZHANG Chinese LivesMacmillan

In 1984 the authors travelled around China interviewing people to form a composite picture of the Chinese. Good – title page missing

[10027]                                                                                                                     £8.00

  1. SARSBY, Jacqueline Romantic Love and Society:its place in the modern worldPelican1983

Paper covers – fine

[5539]                                                                                                                      £4.00

  1. SCHOESER, Mary Fabrics and WallpapersBell & Hyman1986

In ‘Twentieth Century Design’ series. Soft covers – very good

[9931]                                                                                                                      £7.00

  1. SCHOESER, Mary Watts Book of EmbroideryEnglish church embroidery 1833-1953Watts & Co1998

Heavily illustrated. Soft covers

[9859]                                                                                                                     £12.00

  1. SCOTT. Hilda Women and Socialism:experiences from Eastern EuropeAlison and Busby1976

Very good in dustwrapper

[8701]                                                                                                                      £6.00

  1. SEARLE, Arthur (ed) Barrington Family Letters 1628-1632Royal Historical Society1983

In the main letters to Lady Joan Barrington, the focal point of the extended family, the dowager and respected matriarch on a recognisable early 17th-century pattern. Very good

[10955]                                                                                                                   £12.00

  1. SENIOR, Olive Working Miracles:women’s lives in the English-speaking CaribbeanJames Currey1991

Soft covers – mint

[6225]                                                                                                              £9.00

  1. SETH, Mira Women & Development:the Indian experienceSage2001

Hardback – mint

[10879]                                                                                                                   £10.00


  1. SHATTOCK, Joanne And WOLFF, Michael (eds) The Victorian Periodical Press:samplings and soundingsLeicester University Press1992

A collection of essays. Fine in d/w

[3501]                                                                                                                     £28.00

  1. SHAW, Bernard The Intelligent Woman’s Guide to Socialism and CapitalismConstable1929

Good internally – covers rubbed and marked

[6958]                                                                                                                      £6.00

  1. SHIVA, Vandana And MOSER, Ingunn (eds) Biopolitics:a feminist and ecological reader on biotechnologyZed Books1995

Soft covers – fine

[6364]                                                                                                                      £8.00

  1. SHUTTLE, Penelope And REDGROVE, Peter Alchemy for Women:personal transformation through dreams and the female cycleRider1995

Soft covers – very good

[9430]                                                                                                                      £5.00

  1. SIDDLE, David J. (ed) Migration, Mobility and ModernizationLiverpool University Press2000

In series ‘Liverpool Studies in European Population’. Essays include ‘Motives to Move: Reconstructing Individual Migration Histories in early Eighteenth-Century Liverpool’ and ‘Mobility Among Women in Nineteeth-century Dublin’. Soft covers – mint

[11670]                                                                                                                   £10.00

  1. SLATER, Michael The Great Dickens ScandalYale University Press2012

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

[13420]                                                                                                                     £8.00

  1. SONBOL, Amira El Azhary (ed) Women, the Family, and Divorce Laws in Islamic HistorySyracuse University Press1996

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

[10484]                                                                                                                   £12.00

  1. SPEED, Shannon et al (eds) Dissident Women:gender and cultural politics in ChiapasUniversity of Texas Press2006

Yields new perspectives on the indigenous women of Mexico. Soft covers – mint

[11584]                                                                                                                   £12.00

  1. SPENDER, Dale Invisible Women:the schooling scandalWriters and Readers Publishing1983 (r/p)

Paper covers – fine

[4974]                                                                                                                      £6.00

  1. SPENDER, Dale Women of Ideasand what men have done to themPandora1988

Soft covers – 800pp – good – cover a bit creased

[8064]                                                                                                                      £5.00

  1. SPENDER, Dale The Writing or the Sex?:or why you don’t have to read women’s writing to know it’s no goodPergamon Press1989

Soft covers – very good

[7531]                                                                                                                     £10.00

  1. SPENDER, Dale And SARAH, Elizabeth (eds) Learning to Lose:sexism and educationThe Women’s Press1980

Paper covers – good

[5090]                                                                                                                      £6.00

  1. SPROULE, Anna The Social CalendarBlandford Press1978

Takes us through the Season. Very good in d/w

[4639]                                                                                                                      £5.00

  1. STAFFORD, William English feminists and their opponents in the 1790s;unsex’d and proper femalesManchester University Press2002

Fine in fine d/w (pub. price £45)

[11757]                                                                                                                   £25.00

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

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

[10494]                                                                                                                     £9.00

  1. STARK, Freya East is WestCentury1986

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

[10557]                                                                                                                     £5.00

  1. STEINER, Wendy The Trouble with BeautyHeinemann2001

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

[11929]                                                                                                                   £12.00

  1. STENTON, Doris Mary The English Woman in HistoryAllen & Unwin1957

Good reading copy – ex-library

[8440]                                                                                                                     £15.00

  1. STERBA, James (ed) Controversies in FeminismRowman & Littlefield2001

Essays providing an array of perspectives on issues including universal values, justice and care, a feminist philosophy of science, and the relationship of biology to social theory. Soft covers – mint

[11327]                                                                                                                     £8.00

  1. STEVENS, John Medieval Romance:themes and approachesHutchinson University Library1973

Hardcover – fine in fine d/w

[11945]                                                                                                                   £15.00

  1. STEVENSON, Violet Gifts From Your GardenJ.M. Dent1974

Fine in d/w

[2760]                                                                                                                      £3.00

  1. STOKES, Melvyn And HALPERN, Rick (ed) Race & Class in the American South since 1890Berg1994

Soft covers – mint

[10339]                                                                                                                   £10.00

  1. STONE, Dorothy The National:the story of a pioneer collegeRobert Hale1976

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

[8231]                                                                                                                     £12.00

  1. STOPES, Marie Carmichael Roman Catholic Methods of Birth ControlPeter Davies1949 (r/p)

Very good in d/w

[8996]                                                                                                                     £12.00

  1. STOREY, Joan Home Service Book:the answers to your everyday problems in the homeHodder & Stoughton1955

With numerous photographs of, for instance, heating equipment – v. evocative. Good

[10275]                                                                                                                     £6.00

  1. TAKING LIBERTIES COLLECTIVE Learning the Hard Way:women’s oppression in men’s educationMacmillan1989

Fine in d/w

[10233]                                                                                                                   £10.00

  1. TAYLOR, Jane Contributions of Q.Q.Jackson & Walford5th ed, 1855

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

[1699]                                                                                                                     £15.00

  1. THAPAN, Meenakshi (ed) Transnational Migration and the Politics of IdentitySage2005

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

[10134]                                                                                                                   £10.00

  1. THOMPSON, Dorothy Outsiders:Class, Gender and NationVerso1993

Includes the essay ‘Women and 19th-century Radical Politics: a lost dimension’. Soft covers – mint

[8090]                                                                                                                     £11.00

  1. TINDALL, Gillian Three Houses, Many Lives:the story of a Cotswold vicarage, a Surrey boarding school and a London homeVintage2013

Once again Gillian Tindall works her magic. I loved it (I bought my own copy!)

[13417]                                                                                                                     £5.00

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

Mint in d/w

[3972]                                                                                                                     £14.00

  1. TOKARCZYK, Michelle And FAY, Elizabeth (eds) Working-Class Women in the Academy:laborers in the knowledge factoryUniversity of Massachusetts Press1993

Soft covers – good reading copy

[10881]                                                                                                                     £7.00

  1. TOMAN, John Kilvert’s World of Wonders;growing up in mid-Victorian EnglandLutterworth Press2013

Presents the diarist Francis Kilvert as a typical mid-Victorian, excited by the scientific and tchnological forces ushering in the modern world. Describes the diarist’s upbringing and education to show the origins of his outlook. Soft covers – mint (pub price £25)

[13419]                                                                                                                   £18.00

  1. TRIMMER, Mrs Abridgment of Scripture Historyconsisting of Lessons selected from the Old Testament for the use of Schools and FamiliesRivington, stereotyped ed1811

One of the most popular scripture textbooks of the 19th century. Fair – good internally in original boards but missing spine strip

[3042]                                                                                                                     £10.00

  1. TYLECOTE, Mabel The Education of Women at Manchester University 1883 to 1933Manchester University Press1941

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

[13139]                                                                                                                   £40.00

  1. UGRESIC, Dubravka Have A Nice Day:from the Balkan War to the American DreamCape1994

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

[10306]                                                                                                                     £7.00

  1. VANITA, Ruth Sappho and the Virgin Mary:same-sex love and the English literary imaginationColumbia University Press1996

Soft covers – very good

[11223]                                                                                                                     £8.00

  1. VAZ, Kim Marie (ed) Oral Narrative Research With Black WomenSage1997

Essays on methodological issues by African and African American women scholars who have successfully employed oral narrative methods in their research. Soft covers – fine

[9900]                                                                                                                     £10.00

  1. VICINUS, Martha A Widening Sphere:changing roles of Victorian womenMethuen1977

Soft covers – very good

[7646]                                                                                                                     £20.00

  1. VINCE, Mrs Millicent Decoration and Care of the HomeW. Collins1923

Mrs Vince had been a pupil of the pioneer ‘House Decorator’, Agnes Garrett. Very good in rubbed d/w

[12870]                                                                                                                   £18.00

  1. WANDOR, Michelene Post-War British Drama:looking back in genderRoutledge, revised edition2001

Soft covers – mint

[5897]                                                                                                              £12.00

  1. WARD, Jennifer English Noblewomen in the Later Middle Ageslongman1992

[9435]                                                                                                                     £10.00


  1. WEST, Rebecca The Young Rebecca:writings of Rebecca West 1911-17Indiana University Press1982

Selected and introduced by Jane Marcus. Soft covers – fine

[11674]                                                                                                                   £12.00

  1. WHITWORTH, Michael Virginia WoolfOUP2005

In ‘Authors in Context’ series. Soft covers – mint

[8523]                                                                                                                      £7.00

  1. WILSON, Elizabeth With WEIR, Angela Hidden Agendas:theory, politics and experience in the women’s movementsTavistock1986

Paper covers – fine

[5135]                                                                                                                      £8.00

  1. WILSON, Philip K (ed) Childbirth: Vol 3:Methods and FolkloreGarland Publishing1996

An anthology of key primary sources centring on methods of childbirth -covering ‘Painless Childbirth’ from the 18th century onwards; ”Caesarian Sections’ and ’20th Century Natural Childbirth’ and ‘Oral Traditions and Folklore of Pregnancy and Childbirth’  A single volume from a 5-voume series. Fine – 433pp

[11065]                                                                                                                   £25.00

  1. WINSTEAD, Karen (ed) Chaste Passions:medieval English virgin martyr legendsCornell University Press2000

Soft covers – very good

[11983]                                                                                                                     £9.00

  1. WOOD, Ethel M. The Pilgrimage of PerseveranceNational Council of Social Service1949

A rather negelected but I think rather good short history of feminist campaigns. Good – though ex-library

[2312]                                                                                                                      £3.00

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


[10612]                                                                                                                   £12.00

  1. WREN, M.A. and HACKETT, P. James Allen:portrait enlargedprivately printed1968

Short biography of James Allen, founder of Dulwich College and JAGS. Soft covers – very good

[10853]                                                                                                                     £8.00

  1. YARBORO-BEJARANO, Yvonne The Wounded Heart:writings on Cherrie MoragaUniversity of Texas Press2001

Study of the work of the Chicana lesbian writer. Soft covers – mint

[7057]                                                                                                                      £8.00

  1. ZIMMERMAN, Jan Once Upon the Future:a woman’s guide to tomorrow’s technologyPandora1986

Paper covers – very good

[14940]                                                                                                                     £4.00



General Biography


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

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

[11995]                                                                                                                   £15.00

  1. (AMBERLEY) Bertrand and Patricia Russell (eds) The Amberley Papers: the letters and diaries of Lord and Lady AmberleyHogarth Press1937

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

[11044]                                                                                                                   £45.00

  1. ANON (Agnes Maud Davies) A Book with Seven SealsCayme Press1928

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

[8552]                                                                                                                     £15.00

  1. (ARNOLD-FOSTER) T.W. Moody and R.A.J. Hawkins (eds) Florence Arnold-Foster’s Irish JournalOUP1988

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

[1043]                                                                                                                     £10.00

  1. (ASHBURTON) Virginia Surtees The Ludovisi Goddess:the life of Louisa Lady AshburtonMichael Russell1984

She was possibly proposed to by Browning – and was the patroness (and perhaps lover) of Harriet Hosmer. Fine in d/w

[8886]                                                                                                                     £18.00

  1. (BEALE) Elizabeth Raikes Dorothea Beale of CheltenhamConstable1908


[11045]                                                                                                                   £15.00

  1. (BEETON) Kathryn Hughes The Short Life and Long Times of Mrs BeetonHarper2006

Excellent biography. Soft covers – fine

[10918]                                                                                                                     £6.00

  1. BELL, Alan (ed and with an introduction by) Sir Leslie Stephen’s ‘Mausoleum Book’OUP1977

Intimate autobiography written for Stephen’s immediate family after the death of his wife, Julia, the mother of Vanessa and Virginia. Very good in d/w

[13199]                                                                                                                   £12.00

  1. (BURNEY) Janice Farrar Thaddeus Frances Burney:a literary lifeSt Martin’s Press2000

Soft covers – very good

[10546]                                                                                                                     £8.00

  1. (CAMERON) Victoria Olsen From Life:Julia Margaret Cameron and Victorian photographyAurum Press2003

Fine in d/w

[9345]                                                                                                                     £15.00

  1. CHAPMAN, Barbara Boxing Day BabyQueenSpark Market Books1994

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

[10402]                                                                                                             £4.00

  1. (CLEARY) Susanne George Kate M. Cleary:a literary biography with selected worksUniversity of Nebraska Press1997

Study of woman who wrote stories, poems and articles about life in the American west. Mint in d/w

[5413]                                                                                                                      £5.00

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

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

[11101]                                                                                                                   £10.00

  1. (DE STAEL/CONSTANT) Renee Winegarten Germaine de Stael and Benjamin Constant:a dual biographyYale University Press2008

Hardcovers – fine in fine d/w

[11963]                                                                                                                   £12.00

  1. (DISRAELI) Janet Hindersley Mr Disraeli’s ‘Rattle’JHA Publications2004

Biography of Mrs Disraeli. Soft covers – mint

[8524]                                                                                                              £5.00

  1. (DOYLE) Douglas Kerr Conan Doyle:writing, profession and practiceOUP2013

A study of the writings of Arthur Conan Doyle – and a cultural biography Mint in d/w (pub price £30)

[13424]                                                                                                                   £20.00

  1. (EDEN) Violet Dickinson (Ed) Miss Eden’s LettersMacmillan1919

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

[9339]                                                                                                                     £28.00

  1. (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 Unwin1898

Full of social details – letters written both from England and Germany. Good

[8520]                                                                                                                     £38.00

  1. (ELLIS) Anne Ellis Plain Anne EllisUniversity of Nebraska Press1997

First published in 1931 – the autobiography of a woman, twice widowed, bringing up her children in a small town in Colorado. Soft covers – mint

[6101]                                                                                                                      £8.00

  1. (ELLIS) Phyllis Grosskurth Havelock Ellis:a biographyAllen Lane1980

Fine in d/w

[8340]                                                                                                                      £6.00

  1. (EUGENIE) Joyce Cartlidge Empress Eugénie: her secret revealedMagnum Opus Press2008

The mystery of an illegitimate child…Soft covers – fine

[13468]                                                                                                                     £5.00

  1. (FULLERTON) Mrs Augustus Craven Lady Georgiana Fullerton: sa vie et ses oeuvresPerrin et Cie (Paris), 3rd edition1888

Biography of the English novelist and philanthropist. Edition in French. Good reading copy

[7244]                                                                                                              £5.00


  1. (GARDINER), Sarah Gardiner (ed) Leaves from a Young Girl’s Diary:the journal of Margaret Gardiner 1840-41Tuttle, Moorhouse & Taylor Co (NY)1927

The journal kept by Margaret Gardiner who, with her father, a NY State Senator, her mother and her sister (who was to become the wife of a US President), sailed across the Atlantic to Europe. They landed at Liverpool and then proceeded to ‘do’ Europe. Delightful. Very good – scarce

[13478]                                                                                                                   £45.00

  1. (GAUTIER) Joanna Richardson Judith Gautier:a biographyQuartet1986

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

[12432]                                                                                                                     £6.00

  1. (GLADSTONE) Lucy Masterman (ed) Mary Gladstone (Mrs Drew):her diaries and lettersMethuen1930

Daughter of Gladstone, born in 1847, excellent diary and letters, 1858-to her death (1927). Very good in d/w

[8409]                                                                                                                     £18.00

  1. (HALDANE) Elizabeth Haldane From One Century to AnotherAlexander Maclehose1937

She was born in 1862, into an eminent Scottish Liberal family – an interesting autobiography by one who was at the heart of things. Good – cover marked – remains of Boots Library label

[14375]                                                                                                                   SOLD

  1. (HAMMOND) Mrs John Hays Hammond A Woman’s Part in a RevolutionLongmans, Green1987

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

[6083]                                                                                                                     £30.00

  1. (HARRISON) Amy Greener A Lover of Books:the life and literary papers of Lucy HarrisonJ.M. Dent1916

Lucy Harrison (a niece of Mary Howitt) studied at Bedford College, then taught for 20 years at a school in Gower St (Charlotte Mew was a pupil at the school and v. attached to Miss Harrison) and then became headmistress of the Mount School, York. Good – pasted onto the free front end paper is a presentation slip from the editor, Amy Greener, to Mary Cotterell

[11054]                                                                                                                   £18.00

  1. HAYS, Frances Women of the Day:a biographical dictionary of notable contemporariesJ.B. Lipincott (Philadelphia)1885

A superb biographical source on interesting women. Good in original binding – with library shelf mark in ink on spine- scarce

[12594]                                                                                                                   £75.00

  1. (HOSMER) Dolly Sherwood Harriet Hosmer:American sculptor 1830-1908University of Missouri Press1991

She trained in Rome under the English sculptor tour, John Gibson – and then lived and worked in the city for many years. Very good – signed by the author

[7176]                                                                                                                     £25.00

  1. (HOWE) Valarie Ziegler Diva Julia:the public romance and private agony of Julia Ward HoweTrinity Press International2003

Hardcover – fine in fine d/w

[11892]                                                                                                             £10.00


  1. (HUTCHINSON) Kathleen Coburn (ed) The Letters of Sara Hutchinson from 1800 to 1835Routledge1954

Friend of Mary and William Wordsworth – loved by Coleridge. Good

[9604]                                                                                                                     £18.00

  1. (JAMESON) G.H. Needler (ed) Letters of Anna Jameson to Ottilie von GoetheOUP1939

Very good internally – cover marked

[12451]                                                                                                                   £20.00

  1. (JEBB) Alice Salomon Eglantyne Jebb   Union Internationale de Secours Aux Enfants1936

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

[13170]                                                                                                                     £5.00

  1. (KINGSLEY) Robert Pearce Mary Kingsley:light at the heart of darknessKensal Press1990

A biography of the West African traveller. Very good in d/w

[9667]                                                                                                                     £15.00

  1. (LEIGH) Michael and Melissa Bakewell Augusta Leigh:Byron’s half-sister – a biographyChatto & Windus2000

Hardcovers – fine in fine d/w

[12012]                                                                                                                     £8.00

  1. (LIDDELL) Simon Winchester The Alice Behind WonderlandOUP2011

‘Using Charles Dodgson’s published writings, private diaries, and of course his photographic portraits, Winchester gently exposes the development of Lewis Carroll and the making of his Alice.’ Mint in d/w

[14962]                                                                                                                     £6.00

  1. LONGFORD. Elizabeth Eminent Victorian WomenThe History Press2008

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

[11729]                                                                                                             £5.00

  1. (LUXEMBOURG) Richard Abraham Rosa Luxembourg:a life for the InternationalBerg1989

Mint in d/w

[1399]                                                                                                                     £10.00

  1. (MACAULAY) Jane Emery Rose Macaulay:a writer’s lifeJohn Murray1991

Soft covers – fine

[11888]                                                                                                                     £6.00

  1. MARTINDALE, Hilda Some Victorian Portraits and OthersAllen & Unwin1948

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

[6071]                                                                                                                     £18.00

  1. (MARTYN) Christopher Hodgson (compiler) Carrie: Lincoln’s Lost Heroineprivately published2010

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

[14222]                                                                                                                   £10.00

  1. MAVINGA, Isha McKenzie And PERKINS, Thelma In Search of Mr McKenzie:two sisters’ quest for an unknown fatherWomen’s Press1991

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

[10418]                                                                                                                     £5.00

  1. (MAYNARD) Catherine B. Firth Constance Louisa Maynard:mistress of Westfield CollegeAllen & Unwin1949

Very good  – scarce

[11033]                                                                                                                   £15.00

  1. (MONTAGU) Iris Barry Portrait of Lady Mary Wortley MontaguErnest Benn1928

Biography of the intrepid Lady Mary. Good

[8548]                                                                                                                      £9.00

  1. (MONTGOMERY) Mary Rubio and Elizbeth Waterston (eds) The Selected Journals of L.M. Montgomery:vol 1 1889-1910OUP1985

Fine in very good d/w -424pp – heavy

[12426]                                                                                                                   £15.00

  1. (MORGAN) Sydney Lady Morgan Passage From My AutobiographyRichard Bentley1859

‘The following pages are the simple records of a transition existence, socially enjoyed, and pelasantly and profitably occupied, during a journey of a few months from Ireland to Italy.’ Good – in original decorative mauve cloth

[13675]                                                                                                             £18.00

  1. (MOSKOWITZ) Elisabeth Israels Perry Belle Moskowitz:feminine politics and the exercise of power in the age of Alfred E. SmithNortheastern University Press2000

The most powerful woman in Democratic party politics during the 1920s. Paper covers – mint

[5426]                                                                                                                      £5.00

  1. NEWNHAM COLLEGE REGISTER 1871-1950 privately printed

packed with biographical information on students and staff.   Soft covers – 2 vols – good – although backing on vol 1 is coming unstuck and outermost cover of vol II is missing- internally very good – scarce

[11776]                                                                                                                   £40.00

  1. (NICE) Miranda Seymour The Bugatti Queen:in search of a motor-racing legendSimon & Schuster2004

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

[10532]                                                                                                                     £8.00

  1. (NIGHTINGALE) Lynn McDonald (ed) Florence Nightingale’s European TravelsWilfrid Laurier Press2004

Her correspondence, and a few short published articles, from her youthful European travels. She is an excellent observer and reporter. Fine in d/w – 802pp

[11112]                                                                                                                   £45.00

  1. (NORTON) Jane Gray Perkins The Life of Mrs NortonJohn Murray1910

Very good

[3537]                                                                                                                     £16.00

  1. PARRY, Melanie (ed) Chambers Biographical Dictionary of WomenChambers1996

Soft covers – fine – 741pp – heavy

[12421]                                                                                                                   £10.00

  1. (PASTON) Helen Castor Blood and RosesFaber2004

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

[11981]                                                                                                                     £8.00

  1. (PORTER) Pamily Petro The Slow Breath of Stone:a Romanesque love storyFourth Estate2005

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

[10461]                                                                                                                     £8.00

  1. (PUREFOY) G. Eland (ed) Purefoy Letters 1735-1753Sidgwick & Jackson1931

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

[9338]                                                                                                                     £40.00

  1. (RUSKIN) Mary Lutyens (ed) Young Mrs Ruskin in Venice:the picture of society and life with John Ruskin 1849-1852Vanguard Press (NY)1965

Very good in d/w

[13200]                                                                                                             £12.00

(SAND) Elizabeth Schermerhorn The Seven Strings of the Lyre: a lfie of George Sand 1804-1876  Heinemann 1927

Good reading copy – front hinge a little loose

[4862]                                                                                                              £3.00

  1. (SAND) Frances Winwar The Life of the Heart:George Sand and her timesHamish Hamilton1946

Good in torn d/w

[4857]                                                                                                                      £3.00


  1. (SARTON) May Sarton At Eighty-Two:a journalWomen’s Press1996

The last of her celebrated journals. Paper covers – mint

[6103]                                                                                                                      £7.00

  1. (SAYERS) James Brabazon Dorothy L. Sayers:the life of a courageous womanVictor Gollancz1981

Good reading copy – ex-public library

[10638]                                                                                                                     £3.00

  1. (SEEBOHM) Victoria Glendinning A Suppressed Cry:life and death of a Quaker daughterRoutledge1969

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

[4276]                                                                                                                      £4.00

  1. (SEWELL) Eleanor L. Sewell (ed) The Autobiography of Elizabeth M. SewellLongmans, Green1907

Autobiography of the novelist.  Very good

[1635]                                                                                                              £10.00

  1. (SHELLEY) Miranda Seymour Mary ShelleyJohn Murray2000

A 655-pp well-written biography. Mint in dustwrapper

[8588]                                                                                                                     £18.00

  1. SICHERMAN, Barbara et al (eds) Notable American Women:The Modern PeriodBelknap Press of Harvard University Press1980

Soft covers – 773pp – heavy – very good

[12418]                                                                                                                   £12.00

  1. (SMITH) Dodie Smith Look Back With AstonishmentW.H. Allen1979

A volume of autobiography – from the early 1930s and the beginning of her success as a playwright. Good reading copy – ex-public library

[10642]                                                                                                                     £3.00

  1. (SMITH) Dodie Smith Look Back With GratitudeMuller, Blond & White1985

Follows on from\i  Look Back With Atonishment\i0. Reading copy – ex-public library

[10643]                                                                                                                     £3.00

  1. (SOYER) Ruth Cowen Relish:the extraordinary life of Alexis Soyer, Victorian celebrity chefWeidenfeld2006

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

[9824]                                                                                                                      £8.00

  1. (STEAD) Chris Williams Christina Stead:a life of lettersVirago1989

Soft covers – fine

[11891]                                                                                                                     £8.00

  1. (STOWE) Joan Hedrick Harriet Beecher StoweOUP1994

Soft covers – fine

[11991]                                                                                                                     £9.00

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

Two volumes – complete set. The first volume covers the period 1817 to 1825 and the second volume (called ‘Second Series’) that from1826 to 1834. Society observed. Very good – two volumes together

[13335]                                                                                                                   £38.00

  1. (TENNYSON) James O. Hoge Lady Tennyson’s JournalUniversity Press of Virginia1981

Fine in d/w

[9675]                                                                                                                     £18.00

  1. (TREFUSIS/SACKVILLE-WEST) Mitchell Leaska & John Phillips (ed) Violet to Vita:the letters of Violet Trefusis to Vita Sackville-WestMandarin1989

Paper covers – fine

[4855]                                                                                                                      £8.00

  1. (TROUBRIDGE) Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson (ed) Life Amongst the Troubridges:journals of a young Victorian 1873-1884 by Laura TroubridgeJohn Murray1966

Very good in rubbed d/w

[9324]                                                                                                                     £10.00

  1. (TUCKER) Agnes Giberne A Lady of England:the life and letters of Charlotte Maria TuckerHodder & Stoughton1895

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

[9599]                                                                                                                     £28.00

  1. (TUDOR) Maria Perry Sisters to the Kingdeutsch2002

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

[12024]                                                                                                                     £4.00

  1. (VICTORIA) Agatha Ramm (ed) Beloved and Darling Child:last letters between Queen Victoria and her eldest daughter 1886-1901Alan Sutton1990

Mint in d/w

[6509]                                                                                                                     £10.00

  1. (VICTORIA) Dorothy Marshall The Life and Times of VictoriaWeidenfeld & Nicolson1992 (r/p)

Lavishly illustrated. Mint in d/w

[6510]                                                                                                                     £10.00

  1. WALLER, Maureen Sovereign Ladies:the six reigning queens of EnglandJohn Murray2007

Soft covers – mint

[11023]                                                                                                                     £6.00

  1. (WARWICK) Charlotte Fell-Smith Mary Rich, Countess of Warwick (1625-1678), her family and friendsLongmans, Green1901

Very good

[1754]                                                                                                                     £45.00

  1. (WOLLSTONECRAFT) Janet Todd (ed) The Collected Letters of Mary WollstonecraftAllen Lane2003

Mint in d/w

[10787]                                                                                                                   £25.00

  1. (WORTH) Edith Saunders The Age of Worth:courtier to the Empress EugenieLongmans1954

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

[4013]                                                                                                                      £5.00

  1. (WRIGHT) Margaret Lane Frances Wright and the ‘Great Experiment’Manchester University Press1972

An Owenite – the ‘Great Experiment’ was Nashoba, a utopian community in America. Very good

[6081]                                                                                                                     £18.00

General Ephemera


  1. ASSOCIATION OF ASSISTANT MISTRESSES Education Policy;with special reference to Secondary Educationno date (early 20th c)

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

[14163]                                                                                                                     £5.00

  1. ASSOCIATION OF ASSISTANT MISTRESSES Education Policy (with special reference to Secondary Education)AAMno date (1920s?)

4-pp leaflet. Good – ex-Board of Education library

[13042]                                                                                                                     £2.00

  1. ASSOCIATION OF TECHNICAL INSTITUTIONS Collection of Proceedings at the Annual General Meetings

Proceedings of the meetings held in 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902. Each c 34pp, in original paper covers (some covers present but detached). As a collection

[13223]                                                                                                                   £20.00

  1. BASTARDY ACT, 1923

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

[14989]                                                                                                                   SOLD

  1. BAX, Martin (ed) Ambit:a quarterly of poems, short stories, drawings & criticisms1982

Caribbean Special Issue. Soft covers – very good

[6218]                                                                                                                      £5.00

  1. BINFIELD, Clyde Belmont’s Portias:Victorian nonconformists and middle-class education for girlsDr Williams’ Trust1981

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

[9158]                                                                                                                     £18.00

  1. BOARD OF EDUCATION List of Elementary Schools and Training Colleges under the Administration of the Board 1902-1903HMSO1903

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

[13333]                                                                                                             £28.00

  1. BRITISH ASSOCIATION ‘The Free-Place’ SystemBritish Association1918

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

[13477]                                                                                                                     £8.00


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

[8762]                                                                                                                      £3.00

  1. CHARITY ORGANISATION REVIEW Vol X (New Series) July To Dec 1901 Longmans, Green1902

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

[9244]                                                                                                                     £28.00

  1. CHARITY ORGANISATION SOCIETY D.R. Sharpe Centralised Registration of AssistanceCOS1911

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

[9236]                                                                                                                     £18.00

  1. CHARITY ORGANISATION SOCIETY H. Holman A Restatement of the First Principles of Charity Organisation WorkCOS1912

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

[14100]                                                                                                                   £25.00

  1. CHARITY ORGANISATION SOCIETY J.W. Pennyman The Cost of Good WorkCOS1895

A Paper read at the Cheltenham Charity Organisation Conference. ‘How shall we estimate the cost of good work? To do this we shall have to realise what is meant by good work, and to consider the special needs of our locality.’ A discussion of the financial costs of local charity. COS Occasional Paper No 57. 6-pp – unusual

[14099]                                                                                                                   £18.00

  1. CHARITY ORGANISATION SOCIETY Miss Pike Friendly Visiting and Personal ServiceCOS1911

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

[9238]                                                                                                                     £20.00

  1. CHATTERJEE, GLADYS Subjects Relating to the Royal Commission on Marriage and DivorceMoore and Tomlinson Ltd1953

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

[14993]                                                                                                                     £4.00


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

[14978]                                                                                                                   £18.00

  1. COMMISSION OF ENQUIRY INTO INDUSTRIAL UNREST: Report of the Commission for WalesHMSO1917

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

[13215]                                                                                                                   £12.00


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

[14990]                                                                                                                   SOLD

  1. DAILY MIRROR 2 October 1940

The headline is ‘First Women to win GM’. – describing the actions that had led to three A.R.P. women being awarded the George Medal for Valour. Very good

[10719]                                                                                                                     £4.00

  1. DAVIES, Dilys The Problem of Girls’ Education in WalesAssociation for Promoting the Education of Girls in Wales1887

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

[14524]                                                                                                                   £18.00


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

[14995]                                                                                                                     £4.00

  1. EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK Equal Pay Campaign Committee1944

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

[14999]                                                                                                                     £2.00


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

1991 July/Aug

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

In good condition. Each

[14923]                                                                                                                     £8.00


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

[14979]                                                                                                                   £25.00


Two of the Federation’s annual reports. First Annual Report (Oct 1935-Sept 1936), 6pp; Fourth Annual Report (October 1938-Dec 1939), 12pp. Both soft covers, both very good. Together

[13329]                                                                                                                   £12.00

  1. FEMINIST REVIEW Feminist Review 13, Spring 1983

Soft covers – good

[7288]                                                                                                                      £4.00

  1. FEMINIST REVIEW Feminist Review, 18, winter 1984

Soft covers – very good

[7268]                                                                                                                      £4.00

  1. FEMINIST REVIEW Feminist Review, no 6, 1980

Soft covers – good

[7267]                                                                                                                      £4.00

  1. FEMINIST REVIEW Feminist Review, Spring 1981

Soft covers – good

[7287]                                                                                                                      £4.00

  1. FRIENDS’ CENTRAL EDUCATION COMMITTEE Inspection of Friends’ Boarding Schools by the Board of Education:General Report1905

J.W. Headlam was Director of the Enquiry and the author of the Report. Soft covers – 50pp – good – ex-Board of Education Library

[13331]                                                                                                                   £12.00

  1. German Ordinance and a British Regulation

Association for Moral and Social Hygiene pamphlet – protesting against the German ordinance that required the compulsory treatment of any woman suspected of having acquired VD from a member of the ‘Occupying Armies’. 8-pp pamphlet. Good condition – withdrawn from the Women’s Library.

[15001]                                                                                                                   SOLD

  1. GIRLS’ OWN ANNUAL, Oct 1891- Sept 1892

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

[2459]                                                                                                                     £30.00


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

[14212]                                                                                                                   £45.00


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

[14898]                                                                                                             £25.00

  1. HISTORY TODAY, 40th Anniversary Issue April 1991

Includes article by Arthur Marwick on ‘Britain 1951’. Good

[10378]                                                                                                                     £4.00

  1. HUTCHINS, B.L. Woman’s Industrial CareerSheratt & HughesOct 1909

Reprinted from The Sociological Review. Paper covers – good

[3631]                                                                                                                      £9.00


photograph of her- head and shoulders – by Elliott and Fry. Has been someone’s pin-up – pin mark at top of card – well clear of photograph. Fair

[11205]                                                                                                                   £10.00

  1. KLEIN, Viola Employing Married WomenInstitute of Personnel Management1961

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

[14996]                                                                                                                     £5.00

  1. LEHMANN, John (ed) The London Magazine Oct 1955

Contributions from Leonard Woolf, John Wain and Charles Causley. Soft covers – good

[7303]                                                                                                                      £3.00

  1. MATERNAL MORTALITY Report of Meeting held at Central Hall, Westminster, on October 30, 1928Maternal Mortality Committee1928

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

[14987]                                                                                                                     £8.00

  1. MINISTRY OF RECONSTRUCTION Report of the Women’s Advisory Committee on the Domestic Service Problemtogether with reports by sub-committees on training, Machinery of distribution, organisation and conditionsHMSO1919

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

[14994]                                                                                                                   £20.00

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

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

[14985]                                                                                                                   £15.00

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

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

[14981]                                                                                                                   £20.00

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

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

[14983]                                                                                                                   £35.00

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

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

[14984]                                                                                                                   £30.00

  1. NATIONAL BOARD FOR PRICES AND INCOMES The Pay and Conditions of Service of Workers in the Laundry and Dry Cleaning IndustryHMSO1971

A 100-page report. Good – ex-library

[14424]                                                                                                                     £2.00


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

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

[14975]                                                                                                                   £12.00

  1. NATIONAL UNION OF WOMEN’S TEACHERS How Equal Pay would Help Industry and Decrease Unemployment   NUWT1930s?

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

[10735]                                                                                                                     £8.00


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

[13173]                                                                                                                     £3.00


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

[14423]                                                                                                                     £5.00

  1. 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 1885HMSO1885

6 foolscap pages. Very good – disbound

[9205]                                                                                                                     £20.00

  1. REFORMATORIES AND INDUSTRIAL SCHOOLS (COMMITTALS) Returns showing the comparative number of committals of boys and girls to reformatories andindustrial schoolsApril 1872

‘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

[9150]                                                                                                                     £28.00


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

[14380]                                                                                                                     £5.00


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

[3887]                                                                                                                     £25.00

  1. ROBERT BROWNING HALL SERIES OF SOCIAL TRACTS: nO 2 The Labour Movement in Religion

Talk by the Warden, Herbert Stead on 6 Jan 1895. Paper covers – 8pp – fair – ex-Board of Education Library

[13227]                                                                                                                     £3.00

  1. ROBERT BROWNING HALL SOCIAL TRACTS: NO 1 The State and the Unemployed by Sir John Gorst MP

A speech delivered by Gorst on 9 May 1895 in Robert Browning Hall, Walworth. 8-pp leaflet – fair – ex-Board of Education Library

[13226]                                                                                                                     £4.00

  1. ROSS, Alan The London Magazine, March 1970

Special Short Story Issue. Contains essays on short-story writing by Brian Glanville, Elizabeth Taylor and William Trevor. Soft covers – good

[7308]                                                                                                                      £5.00

  1. RYLE, Effie Women’s Life in the Nineteenth Centuryas seen in English fictionNational Adult School Union, no date[c. 1930?]

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

[8858]                                                                                                                     £12.00

  1. SACKVILLE-WEST, Vita KnoleNational Trust1952

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

[5470]                                                                                                                      £5.00


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

[15003]                                                                                                                     £4.00

  1. SENIOR, Mrs Nassau Pauper SchoolsHMSO1875

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

24pp – large format – disbound.

[10457]                                                                                                                   £28.00


In the ‘Problems in Industry’ series, no 10, published by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research. ‘In recent years the subject of married women’s employment has been the theme of many heated arguments.’ Paper covers – fine

[14425]                                                                                                                     £5.00

  1. TEACHERS’ GUILD Helps to Self-Help for Teachers by Assurance and Investment through the Teachers’ Guild1901

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

[13221]                                                                                                                     £8.00


Reports for 1896-1897; 1897; 1899; 1900; 1901-1902; 1904-1905; 1905-1906; 1906; 1907-1908; 1908; 1909-10; 1910; 1911-12. The Guild represented both male and female teachers. With much detail of local branches. Each Report c 90pp, in original paper covers (the occasional cover present, but detached) – all in good condition. Together – 13 items

[13217]                                                                                                                   £80.00

  1. TEACHERS’ GUILD OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND List of Members Alphabetically Arranged1913

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

[13218]                                                                                                                   £15.00

  1. THE DAWN: the official organ of the Women’s Service Guild of Western Australia, League of Women Voters, and the Australian Federation of Women Voters

This feminist paper was founded in 1918. Issue for 21 Dec 1938. 8-pp -in fair condition  – withdrawn from the Women’s Library. The copy is inscribed in ink ‘from Mrs Rischbeith’ – the paper’s editor.

[15000]                                                                                                                   £18.00


A list of  the  costumes, tables, charts, photographs, maps and lantern slides that were available for hire by teachers. Interesting. Paper covers – 20pp – fair – ex-Board of Education Library

[13219]                                                                                                                     £8.00


Issue for April 1913 – containing, among other items, a short story by E.H. Young and an essay, ‘Seeing Life’, by Arnold Bennett. Paper covers – good internally but back paper cover present but detached.

[2882]                                                                                                                      £5.00

  1. THE FIRST REPORT OF THE BRISTOL REFUGE SOCIETY for the restoration of females who have unhappily fallen from virtue, ending 6 month 30, 1815; with a list of subscribers  facsimile of the edition printed for Philip Rose, Broadmead1815

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

[10463]                                                                                                             £18.00


  1. THE HOME FRIEND (New Series) SPCK 1854

4 vols of miscellany of fact and fiction. Very good in embossed decorative original cloth – together

[8313]                                                                                                                     £45.00

  1. THE LAUNDRY INDUSTRY EDUCATION BOARD Education, Training and Scholarships in the Laundry IndustryLaundry Industry Education Board1953 (revised)

A vanished world of work. Paper covers – 16pp – good – ex-Board of Education Library

[13214]                                                                                                                     £8.00

  1. THE LEAGUE OF SERVICE Report, 1910-1911

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

[12737]                                                                                                                   £15.00


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

[14067]                                                                                                                   £20.00

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

Insurance for teachers. The contributions for women teachers is set higher arising ‘from the fact that amonst women the frequency, if not the duration of sickness, is very much greater than amongst men of coresponding ages, and to provide for both on the same terms would be inequitable and unsafe.’ Soft covers – 12pp – good – ex-Board of Education Library

[13220]                                                                                                                     £8.00

  1. THE UPLANDS ASSOCIATION The Uplands Circular

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

[13475]                                                                                                             £3.00


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

[13771]                                                                                                                   £12.00

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

The League of Service was now renamed – and, in addition to those detailed in the 1910-11 Report, now had Centres in Hammersmith, Croydon and Bristol. Paper covers – 34pp – very good – ex-Board of Education library

[12738]                                                                                                                   £15.00

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

Pamphlet – 16pp – first published as two articles in the ‘Daily Mail’  in Feb 1906. Good internally. The rather grubby pink paper covers – with a v glamourous photograph of the author – are present  – heavily chipped – but detached. Scarce

[14117]                                                                                                                   £45.00

  1. WIGHTMAN, Clare Women At Work and In SocietyModern Records Centre, Warwick University, 2nd ed1991

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

[7541]                                                                                                                      £4.00

  1. WILKINS, Mrs Roland The Training and Employment of Education Women in Horticulture and AgricultureWomen’s Farm and Garden Association1927

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

[13213]                                                                                                                   £20.00

  1. WOMAN AT HOME (Annie S. Swan’s Magazine)Hodder & Stoughton1894

Includes chapters from Annie Swan’s  ‘Elizabeth Glen, M.B.; the experiences of a lady doctor’, as well as the usual wide range of interviews, articles -including fashion, cookery and house furnishing, and stories. Good – hundreds of pages!

[13692]                                                                                                                   £18.00

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

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

[13197]                                                                                                                     £8.00


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

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

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

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

In very good condition – each

[14929]                                                                                                                     £8.00

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

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

[7868]                                                                                                                      £6.00


Very crisp enamel and metal badge – ‘For Home and Country’

[13715]                                                                                                                   £6.00*

  1. WOODFIELD 1951

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

[11792]                                                                                                                     £5.00

General Postcards


  1. BEDFORD COLLEGE The Common Room

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

[13254]                                                                                                                 £10.00*


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

[14744]                                                                                                                   £4.00*

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

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

[9233]                                                                                                                   £12.00*


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

[14746]                                                                                                                   £4.00*


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

[14743]                                                                                                                   £4.00*


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

[14745]                                                                                                                   £4.00*


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

[14742]                                                                                                                   £4.00*


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

[14741]                                                                                                                   £4.00*

Music Hall Sheet Music and Postcards



poses in top hat and tails – with cigar. A latter-day music-hall actress, she has signed her photograph – which was taken in Jersey in 1964

[10700]                                                                                                                   £5.00*

  1. MISS ELLA SHIELDS B. Feldman1914

sings ‘Just One Kiss – Just Another One’ and is photographed in top hat and tails on the cover of the sheet music. The song was written by William Hargreaves and Dan Lipton. Very god

[10675]                                                                                                                     £7.00

  1. MISS ELLA SHIELDS Campbell, Connelly & Co1925

sings ‘Show Me the Way to Go Home’, written by Irving King, and is photographed as an awkward young man on the cover of the sheet music. Good

[10678]                                                                                                                     £6.00

  1. MISS ELLA SHIELDS Lawrence Wright1925

sings ‘When the Bloom is On the Heather’ and is photographed in top hat and tails on the cover of the sheet music. Very good

[10681]                                                                                                                     £6.00

  1. MISS ELLA SHIELDS Lawrence Wright1929

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

[10688]                                                                                                                     £6.00

  1. MISS HETTY KING Francis, Day & Hunter1908

sings ‘I’m Afraid to Come Home in the Dark’ and is photographed on the cover of the sheet music in extravagantly elegant top hat and tails. Very good

[10684]                                                                                                                     £7.00

  1. MISS NORA DELANEY Lawrence Wright1929

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

[10687]                                                                                                                     £5.00


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

[10695]                                                                                                                   £6.00*


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

[10693]                                                                                                                   £5.00*


as she signs in ink (real signature) a photograph of herself in evening dress. She was an acclaimed male impersonater in the early 20th century. Fine

[10697]                                                                                                                   £7.00*

  1. VESTA TILLEY Francis, Day & Hunter1905

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 lonely spot there seldom girls had been.’ Good

[10670]                                                                                                                     £7.00

  1. VESTA TILLEY Francis, Day & Hunter1896

sings ‘He’s Going In For this Dancing Now’, sheet music, written by E.W. Rogers. Very good – except that the front cover is semi-detached

[10672]                                                                                                                     £5.00

  1. VESTA TILLEY Francis, Day & Hunter1894

sings ‘By the Sad Sea Waves’ and is photographed in colour on the cover of the sheet music. Good – though spine strengthened

[10683]                                                                                                                     £7.00


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

[10698]                                                                                                                   £3.00*


General Fiction – including Poetry


  1. AITKEN, David Sleeping with Jane AustenNo Exit Press2000

Facetious crime novel. Soft covers – very good

[12417]                                                                                                                     £4.00

  1. ANON ( W.R.H. Trowbridge) The Grandmother’s Advice to ElizabethT. Fisher Unwin1902

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

[3078]                                                                                                                      £6.00

  1. BLATCHFORD, Robert A Bohemian Girl and Mr GinnisClarion Newpaper Co Ltd1901 (r/p)


[2957]                                                                                                                     £18.00

  1. BRONTE, Emily Wuthering HeightsOUP2009

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

[11721]                                                                                                                     £4.00

  1. BUNBURY, Selina The Blind Girl of the Moor:a shepherd’s girlB. Wertheim, Aldine Chambers1845

A moral tale – with a Scottish setting. Good – rebound

[3421]                                                                                                                      £5.00

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

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

[12458]                                                                                                                   £25.00

  1. DUNSFORD, Cathie Ao Toa:Earth WarriorsSpinifex2004

A New Zealand eco-thriller. Soft covers – mint

[10137]                                                                                                                     £5.00

  1. EL SAADAWI, Nawal The Circling SongZed Books1989

A novel. Soft covers – fine

[9897]                                                                                                                      £5.00

  1. FLETCHER, Beryl The House at KaramuSpinifex2003

A New Zealand novel. Soft covers – mint

[10136]                                                                                                                     £5.00

  1. GALLOWAY, Janice (ed) Meantime:looking forward to the millennium: an anthology of women’s writingPolygon1991

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

[10899]                                                                                                                     £5.00

  1. GASKELL, Elizabeth CranfordOUP2011

With introduction by Dinah Birch. Soft covers – mint

[13428]                                                                                                                     £4.00

  1. GASKELL, Mrs CranfordChapman & Hall1910

With 24 illustrations in colour by Evelyn Paul. Good – pretty illustrations

[10920]                                                                                                                     £5.00

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

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

[7266]                                                                                                                      £2.00

  1. HITE, Shere The Divine Comedy of Ariadne and JupiterPeter Owen1994

Mint in d/w

[5462]                                                                                                                      £3.00

  1. KOPPLEMAN, Susan (ed) Old Maids:short stories by 19th-century US women writersPandora1984

Soft covers – very good

[8122]                                                                                                                      £7.00

  1. LEHMANN, Beatrix Rumour of HeavenMethuen, 2nd ed1935


[4120]                                                                                                                      £7.00

  1. LEVERSON, Ada Love’s ShadowChapman & Hall1950

Reprint of the 1908 edition. Good

[3086]                                                                                                                      £4.00

  1. LUTYENS, Mary So Near to HeavenMichael Joseph1943

Good in torn d/w

[8352]                                                                                                                      £8.00

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

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

[8047]                                                                                                                      £8.00

  1. NOEL, Lady Augusta From Generation to GenerationElkin Mathews1929

First published in 1879. Very good

[2838]                                                                                                                      £5.00

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

The lead short story, ‘Witches’ Sabbath’, is by I.A.R. Wylie, sometime lover of suffragette Rachel Barrett. Soft covers – very good

[7263]                                                                                                                      £3.00

  1. SEWELL, Mrs Poems and BalladsJarroldno date (1880s?)

With a memoir of the author by Miss E.B. Bayly.  Good internally – covers marked – in 2 vols

[1636]                                                                                                                      £8.00

  1. SHERWOOD, Mrs The Happy FamilyHoulston & Sons, new editionno date

A little tract – paper covers. Fine

[3607]                                                                                                                      £5.00

  1. SOUEIF, Ahdaf In the Eye of the SunBloomsbury1992

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

[9927]                                                                                                                      £8.00

  1. SPENDER, Dale The Diary of Elizabeth PepysGrafton1991

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

[11232]                                                                                                                     £8.00

  1. SWAN, Annie S. Aldersyde:a Border story of seventy years agoOliphant, Anderson, & Ferrier1885 (r/p)

Good reading copy – cover marked

[9697]                                                                                                                      £8.00

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

Good reading copy

[9696]                                                                                                                      £8.00

  1. SWAN, Annie S. The Strait GateS.W. Partridge, no date(1890s?)

Good in decorative binding

[9706]                                                                                                                      £8.00

  1. TENNYSON, Mary H. A Cruel DilemmaWarne, no dater/p (c 1895)


[3066]                                                                                                                      £4.00

  1. TYTLER, Ann Fraser Leila At HomeT. Hatchard1852

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

[3047]                                                                                                                     £15.00

  1. WALKER, Alice By the Light of My Father’s SmileWomen’s Press1998

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

[14812]                                                                                                                   £12.00

  1. WHITTLE, Tyler The Young Victoria:a novelHeinemann1971

Good in d/w – though ex-library

[6521]                                                                                                              £3.00

  1. Anna Wickham Richards 1936

‘Richards’ Shilling Selections from Edwardian Poets’. Soft covers – fine

[8134]                                                                                                                     £12.00


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

Reading copy

[8360]                                                                                                                      £2.00

  1. WOOD, Mrs Henry Mrs Halliburton’s TroublesRichard Bentley1893

Good reading copy

[2863]                                                                                                                      £4.00

  1. WOOD, Mrs Henry The Red Court FarmMacmillan1908 (r/p)

Good reading copy

[4449]                                                                                                                      £3.00

  1. WOOD, Mrs Henry Roland YorkeRichard Bentley1896

Good reading copy

[6190]                                                                                                                      £6.00

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

Good reading copy

[9698]                                                                                                                      £5.00

  1. YONGE, Charlotte M. The Dove in the Eagle’s NestMacmillan1908 (r/p)

Very good

[9700]                                                                                                                      £6.00

Women and the First World War


  1. DOUGLAS-PENNANT, Violet Under the Search-Light: the record of a great scandalAllen & Unwin1922

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

[14129]                                                                                                                   £85.00


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

[14442]                                                                                                                 £35.00*

Women’s Hospital Corps Medal – reverse


Medal issued to doctors working for the Women’s Hospital Corps, which was set up by Drs Louisa Garrett Anderson and Flora Murray in September 1914 and operated in France until January 1915. They then, in London, opened the only woman-run hospital treating soldiers. The medal is in fine condition and is extremely rare.

[15015]                                                                                                            £1,500.00*

  1. YOUR KING & COUNTRY WANT YOU a woman’s recruiting song  Chappell & Co1914

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

[14390]                                                                                                                   £38.00

  1. DENNYS, Joyce And GORDON, Hampden, and TINDALL, M.C. Our Hospitals A.B.C.John Laneno date (c. 1916)

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

[14899]                                                                                                                   £70.00

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

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

[14913]                                                                                                                   £60.00


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

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

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

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

Published by Francis Boutle     Soft cover                                                £20 



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

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

Available to download from iTunes or Amazon




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

Elizabeth Crawford

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

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



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

Elizabeth Crawford

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

Routledge, 2008 320pp paperback £30, Ebook £26

Enterprising Women: the Garretts and their circle

Elizabeth Crawford


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

For further details see here

Francis Boutle, 2002 338pp 75 illus paperback £25

Copies of all of these books may be bought direct from the publishers or from me or ordered from any bookshop – online only at the moment.

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