SUFFRAGE

[ Victorian women and the legal profession. ] Illustrated humorous manuscript valentine poem, in the form of a 'Brief | for the opinion of Mr Harington', on what would happen if the 'ladies' appeared 'in wig and gown', with '”chambers” up in town.'

Author: 
[ Victorian women and the legal profession ] [ Sir Richard Harington (1861-1931) of Ridlington, 12th Baronet, judge ]
Publication details: 
[ London. ] Dated at head 'February 13th. A.D. 1890'.
£120.00

3pp., 4to. Bifolium. Folded in customary fashion, with 'Brief | for the opinion of Mr Harington' on the outside of the packet, beneath which, in another hand: 'Feby 14th. 1890 | Richard Harington Esq'. The author's hand is clearly disguised, as is usual with valentines, the writing being markedly ornate. There are various crude drawings in the margins, ranging from images of a barrister and a woman, faces of two women (one smoking a pipe), to small representations of cigar boxes, briefs and books.

[Female suffrage; printed French pamphlet, inscribed to Lord Houghton.] Question proposée par la Classe des Belles-Lettres et Arts. ['concernant la condition économique des femmes, leur éducation, leurs salaires, [...]']

Author: 
[Louis Guillard, Président; Charles Fraisse et E. Faivre, Secrétaires généraux] Académie Impériale des Sciences, Belles-Lettres et Arts de Lyon, France] [women's suffrage; nineteenth-century feminism]
Publication details: 
[Lyons, France.] 'Association typographique lyonnaise. - Regard, rue Tupin, 31.' Undated [1870 or later].
£80.00

2pp., 8vo. Handbill with drophead title. In fair condition, lightly-aged, unbound, with slight loss to one corner (not affecting text). Inscribed at head of first page: 'Lord Houghton | de la part d'Arlès-Dufour'. Lord Houghton is better known as Richard Monckton Milnes (1809-1885); Jean Barthelemy Arlès Dufour (Barthelemy Francois Arlès Dufour) (1797-1872) was a leading Lyons silk manufacturer.

[ Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor, first female Member of Parliament to take her seat. ] Typed Circular, signed in autograph 'Nancy Astor' and addressed by her to 'Mr. Le Gras', expressing thanks for assistance in her election campaign.

Author: 
Nancy Astor [ Nancy Witcher Langhorne Astor, Viscountess Astor ] (1879-1964), first female Member of Parliament to take her seat
Publication details: 
On letterhead of 4 St. James's Square, S.W.1 [ London ]. [ 24 ] November 1919.
£50.00

1p., 4to. With mourning border. In good condition, on lightly aged and creased paper. A duplicated typed circular, thanking the recipient for 'great and unselfish service during the last fortnight [...] I know you have been fighting for principle and for country [...] Without the personal effort of so many, our campaign could not have been carried out so successfully'. Le Cras's wife was one of Astor's agents in the campaign, and a collection of her papers relating to it are offered separately.

[ Cyrus Townsend Brady, American author. ] Autograph Signature.

Author: 
Cyrus Townsend Brady (1861-1920), American author, adventure writer and screenwriter, a bitter opponent to women's suffrage
Publication details: 
Brooklyn, New York. 23 October 1902.
£20.00

On 6.5 x 11.5 cm piece of card, laid down on a slightly larger piece of paper. In good condition, lightly aged. Neatly written out and apparently sent in response to a request for an autograph. Reads: 'Yours Sincerely | Cyrus Townsend Brady | Brooklyn N.Y., | October 23rd., 1902'.

[ Anthony Ashley Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('Shaftesbury') to 'Miss Faithful' [ the publisher and suffragist Emily Faithfull ], explaining his reasons for being unable to attend a lecture.

Author: 
Anthony Ashley Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury (1801-1885), Liberal politician and social reformer [ Emily Faithfull (1835-1895), London publisher and campaigner for women's rights ]
Publication details: 
No place. 28 April 1871.
£50.00

2pp., 12mo. In fair condition, lightly aged, and slightly creased at foot. He apologises for being unable to attend a meeting, 'which I had given up, hearing that Sir C. Trevelyan had, already, promised to undertake the duty'. As president, he must attend 'an important Lecture' at the Victoria Institute, 'the Committee having fixed the day, supposing me to be free'.

[ Mary Gawthorpe, suffragette. ] Autograph Signature ('Mary Gawthorpe') on final page of a typed circular letter regarding a 'new movement' distinct from 'suffragists who adopt extreme measures'.

Author: 
Mary Gawthorpe [ Mary Eleanor Gawthorpe ] (1881-1973), British suffragette and trades unionist [ women's suffrage; suffragists ]
Publication details: 
Place and date not present. [ Circa 1912? ]
£150.00

1p., 4to. In fair condition, lightly aged and creased. The final page of the letter only. Regarding those to whom she is sending the present circular, which relates to a petition, she writes: 'It will be noticed that I have done my best to avoid associating the new movement with names already well-known as being in some sympathy with suffragists who adopt extreme measures.

[Female suffrage; printed pamphlet.] The Early History of the Property of Married Women, as collected from Roman and Hindoo Law. A Lecture, Delivered at Birmingham, March 25, 1873.

Author: 
Sir Henry Sumner Maine, K.C.S.I., D.C.L., Member of the Council of India and Corpus Professor of Jurisprudence in the University of Oxford [Married Women's Property Committee; A. Ireland, Manchester]
Publication details: 
[Married Women's Property Committee.] Manchester: A. Ireland and Co., Printers, Pall Mall. [1873.]
£150.00

21pp., 8vo. On title-page: 'This Lecture, the substance of which forms part of an unpublished work, is reprinted for the Married Women's Property Committee, with the permission of the author.' In good condition, lightly-aged, no wraps, disbound. Two addresses written in pencil on reverse of last leaf, and a name in ink.

[ Jane Ellen Harrison, classical scholar and suffragist. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('Jane. E. Harrison') to 'Mr. Barwell'

Author: 
Jane Ellen Harrison (1850-1928) of Newnham College, Cambridge, suffragist and classical scholar
Publication details: 
45 Colville Gardens W. [ London ]. 8 August 1888.
£80.00

Harrison has been described by Mary Beard as 'in a way [Britain's] first female professional "career academic"', and has also received the attention of American feminist writer Camille Paglia. 4pp., 12mo. Bifolium on grey paper. In fair condition, with light signs of age and wear. Light ink tick on first page (denoting that the letter has been replied to), over first five lines of letter. She will be 'pleased to come & give a lecture any Saturday in October or November with the single exception of Saturday Oct. 20th on which I am angaged'.

[ Oxford Women's Colleges in the late Victorian period. ] Four numbers of 'The Fritillary', a magazine for the Oxford women's colleges, edited by future novelist D. K. Broster.

Author: 
D. K. Broster [ Dorothy Kathleen Broster ] (1877-1950), editor of 'The Fritllary' magazine for Oxford Women's Colleges
Publication details: 
Oxford. No. 3: December 1894. No. 4: March 1895. No. 6: December 1895. No. 14: June 1898. The first three numbers 'Printed for the Proprietors by Alden & Company, Ltd., Bocardo Press', the last printed 'by James Parker & Co., Crown Yard'.
£220.00

All four numbers in good condition, in original grey printed wraps. Totalling 79pp. (No. 3 paginated 23-46; No. 4 paginated 47-66; No. 6 paginated 85-108; No. 14 paginated 221-231). Broster is named as editor of the last number, the others giving no information.. For more on the magazine, see Kristin Ewins, 'A History of Fritillary: A Magazine of the Oxford Women's Colleges, 1894–1931', Notes & Queries, 2008.

[ Pamphlet. ] Dangerous Trades for Women.

Author: 
Mrs. C. Mallet [ Louisa Tempe Mallet [née Udny] (1837-1904), women's activist ]
Publication details: 
The Humanitarian League's Publications. No. 9. London: William Reeves, 185, Fleet Street, E.C. 1893.
£75.00

22 + [2]pp., 12mo. Disbound and without covers. In good condition, on aged paper. The last two pages advertise the Humanitarian League, including a page of publications. Scarce. For more on Mallet, see her entry in the Oxford DNB.

[ Pamphlet. ] Women's Wages, And the conditions under which they are earned.

Author: 
Isabella O. Ford [ Isabella Ormston Ford (1855-1924), socialist propagandist and suffragist ] [ The Humanitarian League, London ]
Publication details: 
The Humanitarian League's Publications. No. 8. London: William Reeves, 185, Fleet Street. 1893.
£80.00

17+[3]pp., 12mo. Disbound without covers. In good condition, on aged paper. The last three pages carry advertisements for the Humanitarian League, with a list of publications on the last page. Scarce. For more on Ford, see her entry in the Oxford DNB.

[ Beatrice Harraden, writer and suffragette. ] Autograph Card Signed to 'Mrs Woolmer', reluctantly declining an invitation.

Author: 
Beatrice Harraden (1864-1936), writer and suffragette
Publication details: 
On letterhead of 3 Cantley Mansions, Fairhazel Gardens, South Hampstead. 8 June [no year].
£30.00

In fair condition, aged and with traces of mounting on reverse. She is engaged on the afternoon of 15 June, but will hope to 'come in & see you some other time'. Postscript: 'It was delightful to meet & greet the other day!'

[Printed booklet.] The Business Woman's Investment Prospectus. Endowment Assurances, with and without Participation in Profits. [The Business Woman's Investment Policy.]

Author: 
The Liverpool Victoria Insurance Corporation, Limited, London [women's economic history in Britain]
Publication details: 
The Liverpool Victoria Insurance Corporation, Limited. Head Office: 45-49 Holborn Viaduct, London, E.C. 'November 1st, 1910.'
£100.00

20pp., 12mo. Stapled, in grey wraps, printed in purple and green. An interesting artifact indicative of women's growing economic power in Britain at the beginning of the nineteenth century. An elegant little production, including six full-page tables, 'Press Notices' (two pages, on inside covers) and a section of 'Other Features attaching to "The Business Woman's" Investment Policy', including 'Advances on House Property' and 'Temperance Section'. Scarce: no copies traced, either on OCLC WorldCat or on COPAC.

[Lady Mayoress of Liverpool] Autograph Note Signed 'Winifred Rathbone' to "Mr Abraham".

Author: 
Winifred Rathbone, Lady Mayoress of Liverpool, etc.
Publication details: 
[Printed heading] Liverpool Women's War Service Bureau, late Lady Mayoress' Bureau, I gambier Terrace, Liverpool. 7 January [1918?].
£32.00

One page, 12mo, good condition. She thanks him for the trouble he's taken over the "Teddy Bear material". Some items sent ('patterns'?) are the cheapest found so far.

[Female suffrage; printed pamphlet.] Marriage-Law Injustice, Objections to the Divorce Act, with Suggested Amendments.

Author: 
Fredk. A. Binney [Frederick Altona Binney] [Palmer & Howe, Manchester printers] [women's suffrage; Victorian feminism]
Publication details: 
Manchester: Palmer & Howe, Bond Street. 1876.
£80.00

24pp., 8vo. In good condition, lightly-aged, no wraps, disbound. Copies in copyroight libraries. None on market currently.

[Female suffrage, printed pamphlet.] Civil Service Appointments for Women. A Paper read at the Meeting of the Social Science Congress, Manchester, 1879.

Author: 
Whately Cooke Taylor [Richard Whately Cooke Taylor (1842-1918)] [The Social Science Congress, Manchester; women's suffrage; Victorian feminism]
Publication details: 
[The Social Science Congress, Manchester.] Printed by Spottiswoode & Co., New-street Square, London. 1880.
£120.00

12pp., 8vo. In good condition, no wraps, disbound. In manuscript at head of title: 'With the Author's Compts' and, in another hand, 'C. A. Biggs'. No copy traced, either on COPAC or WorldCat.

[Female suffrage; printed pamphlet.] The Early History of the Property of Married Women, as collected from Roman and Hindoo Law. A Lecture, Delivered at Birmingham, March 25, 1873.

Author: 
Sir Henry Sumner Maine, K.C.S.I., D.C.L., Member of the Council of India and Corpus Professor of Jurisprudence in the University of Oxford [Married Women's Property Committee; A. Ireland, Manchester]
Publication details: 
[Married Women's Property Committee.] Manchester: A. Ireland and Co., Printers, Pall Mall. [1873.]
£150.00

21pp., 8vo. On title-page: 'This Lecture, the substance of which forms part of an unpublished work, is reprinted for the Married Women's Property Committee, with the permission of the author.' In fair condition, aged and with minor staining to title, no wraps, disbound.

[Female suffrage; printed pamphlet.] The Early History of the Property of Married Women, as collected from Roman and Hindoo Law. A Lecture, Delivered at Birmingham, March 25, 1873.

Author: 
Sir Henry Sumner Maine, K.C.S.I., D.C.L., Member of the Council of India and Corpus Professor of Jurisprudence in the University of Oxford [Married Women's Property Committee; A. Ireland, Manchester]
Publication details: 
[Married Women's Property Committee.] Manchester: A. Ireland and Co., Printers, Pall Mall. [1873.]
£150.00

21pp., 8vo. On title-page: 'This Lecture, the substance of which forms part of an unpublished work, is reprinted for the Married Women's Property Committee, with the permission of the author.' In good condition, lightly-aged, no wraps, disbound. Two addresses written in pencil on reverse of last leaf, and a name in ink.

[Female suffrage; printed pamphlet.] The Legal Position of Women in England and Ireland: An Address delivered at the Opening Meeting of the Forty-ninth Session, in the Dining Hall, King's Inns, October 29, 1878, by the Auditor, Seymour Bushe, B.A.

Author: 
Seymour Bushe, B.A. [Law Students' Debating Society, King's Inns, Dublin] [women's suffrage; Victorian feminism]
Publication details: 
['Law Students' Debating Society, King's Inns, Dublin.'] Dublin: Printed by Charles Chambers, 36 Dame Street, 1878.
£220.00

Title-page headed: 'Law Students' Debating Society, King's Inns, Dublin.' 32pp., 8vo. In good condition, lightly-aged, no wraps, disbound. No copy on COPAC, and one copy on OCLC WorldCat, at the National Library of Australia.

[Printed pamphlet.] Speech of the Right Hon. Russell Gurney, M.P., on moving the Second Reading of the Married Women's Property Bill. In the House of Commons, Wednesday, April 14, 1869. Extracted from "Hansard's Parliamentary Debates," Vol. CXCV.

Author: 
Russell Gurney, M.P. [The Married Women's Property Bill, 1869.] [women's suffrage; Victorian feminism]
Publication details: 
London: Cornelius Buck, 23, Paternoster Row, E.C. 1869.
£100.00

7pp., 8vo. Inscribed at head of title-page: '<?> an earnest request for a careful consideration of the whole question'. In fair condition, lightly aged and worn, no wraps, disbound. Only one copy traced on either COPAC or OCLC WorldCat, at the BL.

[Female suffrage; printed pamphlet.] Speech of the Right Hon. Robert Lowe, M.P. in the Debate on the Second Reading of the Married Women's Property Bill in the House of Commons, June 10th, 1868.

Author: 
Robert Lowe, M.P. [Married Women's Property Bill, 1868; female suffrage; Victorian feminism]
Publication details: 
['Frederick Bell & Co., Steam Printers, King's Road, Chelsea.'] [1868.]
£50.00

4pp., 8vo. Bifolium with drophead title. In fair condition, aged and worn, disbound, with chipping and damage at spine. Three copies on COPAC.

[Female suffrage; printed handbill.] The Rev. F. D. Maurice on Female Suffrage. From the "Spectator" of March 5, 1870.

Author: 
Rev. F. D. Maurice [John Frederick Denison Maurice (1805-1872)] [The Spectator, London.] [women's suffrage; Victorian feminism]
Publication details: 
Without place or printer. [1870.]
£150.00

2pp., 8vo. Handbill with drophead title. Dated at end 'Cambridge, March 1. | F. D. MAURICE.' In good condition, lightly-aged, disbound. No copy traced on either COPAC or OCLC WorldCat.

[Female suffrage; printed pamphlet.] Women and Politics. Reprinted from 'Macmillan's Magazine.'

Author: 
Rev. Canon Kingsley [Charles Kingsley] [The London National Society for Women's Suffrage] [Victorian feminism; women's rights]
Publication details: 
Published by the London National Society for Women's Suffrage. London: Printed by Spottiswoode & Co., New-street Square, Farringdon Street and 30 Parliament Street, Westminster. 1869.
£50.00

24pp., 8vo. In good condition, lightly-aged, no wraps, disbound.

[Female suffrage; printed pamphlet.] The Injustice of the English Law as it bears on the Relationship of Husband and Wife. An Essay Read in the Law School at Cambridge in November, 1867.

Author: 
Rev. Alfred Dewes, D.D., LL.D., Vicar of Christ Church, Pendlebury [The Contemporary Review, London; women's suffrage; Victorian feminism]
Publication details: 
'Reprinted, by the kind permission of the Proprietors, from "THE CONTEMPORARY REVIEW."' ['Frederick Bell & Co., Steam Printers, King's Road, Chelsea.'] Undated [circa 1867].
£120.00

16pp., 8vo. In good condition, lightly-aged, no wraps, disbound. Only one copy on COPAC, at the British Library. There was a second edition, published by Virtue & Co., London, in 1874.

[Printed item] The Injustice of the English Law as it bears on the Relationship of Husband and Wife. An Essay Read in the Law School at Cambridge in November, 1867. Reprinted, by the kind permission of the Proprietors, from 'THE CONTEMPORARY REVIEW.'

Author: 
Rev. Alfred Dewes, D.D., LL.D., Vicar of Christ Church, Pendlebury [Married Women's Property Question; The Contemporary Review, London] [women's suffrage; Victorian feminism]
Publication details: 
Second Edition, 1874. Frederick Bell & Co., Steam Printers, King's Road, Chelsea.
£120.00

16pp., 8vo. In good condition, lightly-aged, no wraps, disbound. Dated at end to 'MARCH, 1874'. (Only one copy of the first edition traced, at the British Library, and misdated to circa 1868, when in fact also published in 1874.)

[Female suffrage; printed pamphlet.] Is the Exercise of the Suffrage Unfeminine? Published by the London National Society for Women's Suffrage.

Author: 
Mrs. William Grey [Maria Georgina Shirreff Grey (1816-1906)] [The London National Society for Women's Suffrage] [women's suffrage; Victorian feminism]
Publication details: 
[The London National Society for Women's Suffrage.] Printed by Spottiswoode & Co., New-street Square, London. 1870.
£180.00

12pp., 8vo. In good condition, lightly-aged, no wraps, disbound. With a few pencil annotations. A total of five copies on COPAC and OCLC WorldCat. No copy on market currently.

[Female suffrage; printed pamphlet.] Enfranchisement of Women. Reprinted from the 'WESTMINSTER REVIEW' for July, 1851.

Author: 
Mrs. Stuart Mill [Harriet Taylor Mill] [The Westminster Review, London] [women's suffrage; Victorian feminism]
Publication details: 
London: Trübner and Co., 60, Paternoster Row. 1868.
£500.00

22pp., 8vo. In good condition, lightly aged and spotted, no wraps, disbound. COPAC and WorldCat hard to work out but possibly one copy of this edition in any library (Bishopsgate).

[Female suffrage.] Printed handbill by the London National Society for Women's Suffrage, discussing five questions including 'Why should Women demand the Franchise?' and 'What Public benefits would be the result of giving the Franchise to Women?'

Author: 
Mrs. P. A. Taylor [Clementia Taylor (1810–1908; née Doughty)] and Miss C. A. Biggs [Caroline Ashurst Biggs (1840-1889)], Secretaries, London National Society for Women's Suffrage
Publication details: 
[London National Society for Women's Suffrage.] Undated [circa 1870].
£160.00

2pp., 12mo. Single leaf headed 'LONDON NATIONAL SOCIETY FOR WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE.' In fair condition, lightly-aged, disbound, with loss to fore-edge.

[Female suffrage; printed pamphlet.] Electoral Disabilities of Women. A Lecture delivered at the New Hall, Tavistock, March 11th, 1871.

Author: 
Milicent Garrett Fawcett [The Bristol & West of England Society for Women's Suffrage] [Victorian feminism]
Publication details: 
Printed for the Bristol & West of England Society for Women's Suffrage. By the Tavistock Printing Company, Limited, Tavistock. 1871.
£350.00

23 + [1]pp., 12mo. In good condition, no wraps, disbound. Only one copy traced on either COPAC or OCLC WorldCat, at the London School of Economics.

[Women's suffrage; printed handbill] Pamphlet headed 'Married Women's Property Committee', containing transcript of letter from Secretary Elizabeth C. Wolstenholme and 'Directions for preparing a Petition to the House of Commons'.

Author: 
Mary C. Wolstenholme, Secretary, Married Women's Property Committee [John Hinde Palmer; female suffrage; Victorian feminism]
Publication details: 
[Married Women's Property Committee.]
£100.00

[2]p., 8vo. Bifolium. In good condition, lightly-aged, disbound. Wolstenholme's letter, dated '63, FINBOROUGH ROAD, S.W., | February 15th, 1873.', on the recto of the first leaf; and the 'DIRECTIONS' on the recto of the second. The letter begins: 'The "Married Women's Property Act (1870) Amendment Bill" No. I, introduced by Mr. Hinde Palmer, stands as the first order of the day for Wednesday next, the 19th inst., and will, if it passes the second reading on that day, be put down for committee on Friday, the 21st inst.' No copy traced, either on COPAC or on OCLC WorldCat.

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