WOMEN

[ Dame C. V. Wedgwood, historian. ] Volume containing autograph 'List of Written Works since 1930', with notes and comments, and record of payments.

Author: 
Dame C. V. Wedgwood [ Cicely Veronica Wedgwood ] (1910-1997), English historian
Publication details: 
'Cicely Veronica Wedgwood. Her Book. presented to me in March 1933 by A. H. P.' [ List of books dating from between 1929 and 1947. ]
£500.00

39pp., 8vo. On good thick Whatman paper, dated 1874, in luxurious black embossed leather binding by J. Y. Knight & Co. of Leeds and London, with brass lock by Bramah (lacking key). In very good condition, in worn binding. Stamped in gilt on front cover is 'PRIVATE MEMA. | A. H. PAWSON'. On the first page Wedgwood has written: 'Cicely Veronica Wedgwood. | Her Book. | presented to me in March 1933 | by | A. H. P. | born 20th. July 1910 | educated | Norland Place School. 1915-1926. | Lady Margaret Hall. 1928-1931 | London School of Economics. 1932-5'.

League of Nations. Advisory Committee on the Traffic of Women and Protection of Children. Report on the Fourth Session.

Author: 
[Report of the Advisory Committee on the Traffic of Women and Protection of Children, Council of the League of Nations, 1925] [prostitution; venereal disease; Cuba; Spain]
Publication details: 
Geneva, May 1925. [Imp. de la "Tribune de Genève".]
£50.00

Folio, 27 pp. Unbound and stapled. Ownership signature ('Cross') of S. T. Cross, of the Registry of the International Court of Justice in the Hague. Good, on lightly-aged paper, with closed tear at head of first leaf, and indentation from paperclip. Sections on child welfare, the traffic in women, licensed houses, women police, emigration and propaganda.

[ Travel book ] A student in Sicily

Author: 
Mrs Nevill Jackson [Emily Nevill Jackson]
Publication details: 
London: John Lane The Bodley Head Ltd., 1926
£28.00

Small octavo. Pages: xx + 257. Original black cloth decorated in orange. Orange dustwrapper. Eight illustrations in colour, sixty-five in half-tone, and map. Good copy, though foxed throughout, in good binding lightly worn at head and tale of spine and with a little spotting. Dustwrapper discoloured and with wear and loss at corners and head and tail of spine.

[ Elizabeth Benger, English author. ] Four Autograph Letters Signed (all 'E Benger'), two of them to John Thomas Smith of the British Museum, and two to his daughter.

Author: 
Elizabeth Benger [ Elizabeth Ogilvy Benger ] (1775-1827), English novelist, biographer and poet [ J. T. Smith [ John Thomas Smith ] (1766-1833), 'Antiquity Smith', Keeper of Prints, British Museum ]
Publication details: 
Three of the letters from 13 Warren Street [ London ]. All four undated.
£450.00

Four 16mo letters, three of them of one page, and the other of two pages. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper. In a crabbed hand. One addressed to 'J T Smith Esqre | British Museum', and another to 'J T Smith Esqre | 22 Carmarthen Street | an answer'. Little more than short notes. In one letter to J. T. Smith she asks him for 'Mr Vance's address, for a married gentleman', in the other she tells him that 'Mrs Martin of Liverpool, whose intimate friends are yours also, [...] wishes to be indebted to your obliging attention'.

[ Bookseller's catalogue. ] Literary Ladies of the Nineteenth Century. A Catalogue of Books: Autograph Letters: Illustrations: etc.

Author: 
Ian Hodgkins & Co. Ltd, booksellers [ English nineteenth-century women writers; British Victorian female authors ]
Publication details: 
Ian Hodgkins & Co. Ltd., Upper Vatch Mill, The Vatch, Slad, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6 7JY. Catalogue 81. Summer 1995.
£56.00

40pp., 8vo. Stapled in printed wraps with illustration on front cover. In fair condition, somewhat aged and worn. Hodgkin was known for his meticulous catalouging, and 500 items are described, by a range of authors, both prominent and obscure, ranging from Grace Aguilar to Mrs Mary Wood-Allen. There are sub-sections for Louisa May Alcott, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Fanny Burney, Jane Welsh Carlyle, Eliza Cook, Marie Corelli, Maria S. Cummins, Lady Elizabeth Eastlake, Maria Edgeworth, George Elliot, Mrs.

[ Lilias Ashworth Hallett, suffragette. ] Conclusion of a letter [ to Mr Hunt ], signed 'Lilias S Ashworth'

Author: 
Lilias Ashworth Hallett [ born Lilias Sophia Ashworth; Lilias S. Ashworth ] (1844-1922), prominent member of the suffragette organisation the Women's Social and Political Union, niece of John Bright
Publication details: 
Lacking details of place or date, but written (from Bath?) before her marriage in 1877.
£45.00

2pp., 16mo. The last leaf of a letter. In fair condition, lightly aged. Begins with reference to the payment of a subscription to 'the Society'. Continues: 'You must indeed have enjoyed your tour in the Black Forest. We are hoping to go to the South of France next month for a few weeks as we have not ben a journey all this year. I hope you and Mrs. Hunt will give us the pleasure of seeing you here if ever you come to Bath. My sister joins me in kindest regards'.

[ First World War: proposed British Parliamentary legislation. ] Typescript of 'Skeleton Draft of a Bill prepared in August 1914.', proposing to 'organise and make fully effective the services which every subject of the Realm is bound to render'.

Author: 
[ First World War, compulsory service on the Home Front: proposed British Parliamentary legislation, 1914; the Houses of Parliament ]
Publication details: 
[ London? Circa August 1914. ]
£320.00

An anonymous document, clearly the work of a member of the British Parliament. Typescript of 12pp., folio. With retrospective title page in neat manuscript, reading: 'Skeleton Draft of a Bill prepared in August 1914. | How many troubles and disasters might have been saved if some such scheme had been carried out.' A few minor emendations in the same hand. On 'British Loan' Britannia wove paper. In good condition, with light signs of age and wear.

[ Helene Winzberger-Ford, Austrian artist. ] Long Autograph Letter Signed ('Helene') to Welsh artist Nerys Johnson, on bacck of poster for a joint exhibition.

Author: 
Helene Winzberger-Ford, Austrian artist [ Nerys Johnson (1942-2001), Welsh artist and museum curator ]
Publication details: 
Poster for show at Galerie, Austria. Letter (presumably from same place) 21, 25 and 26 July 1977.
£56.00

The poster is printed in black on one side of a 59.5 x 42.5 cm piece of glossy art paper. In fair condition, on lightly-aged paper, folded four times. It is for a joint show with Livia Szadai at the Galerie Hildebrand, Klagenfurt. There is a photograph of her work (Wollbilder oder Umh

[ Pamphlet ] The Woman Question

Author: 
Edward, and Eleanor Marx, Aveling
Publication details: 
London: Swan Sonnenschein, Le Bas & Lowrey, Paternoster Square, 1886
£135.00

Pamphlet, 16pp., 8vo, lacking wraps, removed from volume of miscellaneous pamphlets, first leaf detached, spine showing evidence of removal and previous sewing and glueing (some damage etc), minor defects. Scarce.

[ Minnie Walters Anson, English miniaturist. ] Two Autograph Letters Signed to 'Miss Newcomb' [ secretary of Marcus Adams Limited], regarding miniatures made from photographs of children taken by her brother-in-law Marcus Adams

Author: 
Walters Anson [ Minnie Walters Anson ] (1875-1959), RMS [ Royal Miniature Society ], miniaturist [ Lambeth School of Art ], wife of artist Chris Adams (1867-1960), brother of Marcus Adams
Publication details: 
Both on her letterhead ('WALTERS ANSON, R.M.S.'), 48 Parkstone Avenue, Parkstone, Dorset. 6 and 11 February 1950.
£180.00

Both letters 2pp., 12mo. Both in good condition, lightly-aged, the second with the first page lightly crossed through in pencil. The letters relate to work done for the firm of her brother-in-law Marcus Adams (described in his Times obituary as 'the outstanding child photographer of his day and photographer to the Royal Family for more than 30 years'), at 43 Dover Street, Mayfair. She begins the first letter by explaining that she has 'endeavoured to make the Woodall miniature like the snapshot, but unless they are really satisfied I had better do another.

[ Ernest Elton, New York actor. ] Prompt copies with manuscript additions from his directing of the women students of the University of Vermont in the Shakespeare plays 'Romeo and Juliet', 'Much Ado about Nothing', 'Twelfth Night', 'As you like It'.

Author: 
Ernest Elton (fl. 1900-1922), New York actor [ William Shakespeare; University of Vermont; Syracuse University ]
Publication details: 
Two of the plays with Elton's address given as '131 West 40th St. | New York City', and one with it as ''A.S.A. 114 W. 40th St''. University of Vermont. 1900 [ 1902 ].
£2,000.00

The four items present here are the prompt books for performances of Shakespeare plays by the 'Young Ladies of the University of Vermont', under the direction of New York actor Ernest Elton. BACKGROUND: Professor George B. Bryan, in a 'History of Theatre at the University of Vermont' writes that around the turn of the century 'The women students launched their own dramatic activities. If the men could stage their frivolities at the Howard Opera House, the ladies would perform classical plays on the lawn of Grasse Mount.

[ Women against slavery; US & GB ] Facsimile Autograph Letter Signed "Elizabeth Sutherland | Hon.Sec." to unnamed male correspondent about publication of women's anti-slavery literature.

Author: 
Elizabeth Sutherland [ Duchess of Sutherland ], friend of Queen Victoria, sponsor of philanthropic cause (eg anti-slavery).
Publication details: 
10 Pall Mall East, London, 8 Dec. 1852
£280.00

One page, 12mo, bifolium, vestiges of glue from laying down, fold marks, good condition, text ("lithographed" is pencilled on the recto of the second leaf) clear and complete: "Ladies Committee for the Address from Women of Great Britain & Ireland to the Women of the United States on Slavery. [...] Sir | I beg to forward the enclosed papers for publication in your journal.

[ Christina Foyle of Foyle's Bookshop, London. ] 57 Typed Letters Signed and 20 Autograph Letters Signed to Philip Dosse of 'Books and Bookmen', with letters from her husband Ronald Batty. With other material including correspondence received by her.

Author: 
Christina Foyle (1911-1999), proprietor of London bookshop, Foyle's of Charing Cross Road; her husband Ronald Batty (d.1994) [ Philip Dosse (d.1980) of Hansom Books, publisher of 'Books and Bookmen' ]
Publication details: 
The letters of Foyle and Batty on two letterheads: 'From the Director's Office | W. & G. Foyle Ltd. | Booksellers | 119-125, Charing Cross Road, | London, W.C.2.' and Beeleigh Abbey, Maldon, Essex. Between 1968 and 1980.
£500.00

The collection is in good condition, with light signs of age and wear. Of Foyle's 77 letters, 63 are signed 'Christina Foyle' and 14 'Christina'. Almost all 1p., 4to. Foyle's character shines through, an extraordinary mixture of steely determination, frankness and snobbish hauteur (for a good assessment, see her obituary in The Independent, 10 June 1999). Topics include: literary luncheons for Diana Mosley, Dirk Bogarde ('He is so very appealing. My friend Vivian Ellis thinks he is greater than Shakespeare.

[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.

[Sheena Tennant, Scottish composer and Margot Asquith's niece.] Collection of six items of printed sheet music, all piano pieces by her, including arrangements of poems by W. B. Yeats; Alfred, Lord Tennyson; W. E. Henley; David Doyle.

Author: 
Sheena Lilian Grant Tennant (1883-1974, later Kendall), daughter of James Tennant (1852-1933) of Fairlieburne, Fairlie, Ayrshire, Scotland, industrialist and cousin of Margot Asquith [W. B. Yeats]
Publication details: 
All published by The Frederick Harris Company, London (either at 85 or 89 Newman Street, Oxford Street; or 40 Berners Street).
£450.00

Collection of six items of printed sheet music of piano pieces. In good overall condition, on lightly aged and worn paper. All published by The Frederick Harris Company, London (Item One at 89 Newman Street, Oxford Street; Items Two to Four at 89 Newman Street; and Items Five and Six at 40 Berners Street). All items excessively scarce, with COPAC only recording one copy (at the British Library) of Items One, Two, Three and Five; two copies (British Library and Trinity College Dublin) of Item Four; and no copies of Item Six. ONE: 'Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal. Song .

[Sheena Tennant, Scottish composer and Margot Asquith's niece.] Two pieces of printed sheet music: her piano accompaniments of 'An Irish Cradle Song', 'From Poems by W. B. Yeats'; and Yeats's 'The Lake Isle of Innisfree'.

Author: 
Sheena Lilian Grant Tennant (1883-1974, later Kendall), daughter of James Tennant (1852-1933) of Fairlieburne, Fairlie, Ayrshire, Scotland, industrialist and cousin of Margot Asquith [W. B. Yeats]
Publication details: 
Both items published by The Frederick Harris Company, London. 'An Irish Cradle Song' from 85 Newman Street, Oxford Street, W. [1914.] 'The Lake Isle of Innisfree' from 40 Berners Street, London, W1. [1917]
£450.00

Both items in good condition, lightly aged and worn. Excessively scarce, with COPAC only listing one copy (at the British Library) of both items. ONE: 'An Irish Cradle Song. Words by W. B. Yeats. From Poems by W. B. Yeats, published by T. Fisher Unwin'. [1914.] 5 + [1]pp., folio. Title page carries the gaelic motto: 'Goth yani me von gilli beg," | "'N heur ve thu more a creena"'. TWO: 'The Lake Isle of Innisfree. Words by W. B. Yeats'. [1917.] 5 + [1]pp., folio. Illustration of tree on bank of lake on front cover.

[Nadia Boulanger.] Eight pages of Autograph musical annotations and text in French, at the start of a notebook containing the musical scores of several pieces by her pupil Sheena Tennant (including 'Sarabande' and 'Pluie d'Ete').

Author: 
Nadia Boulanger (1887-1979), French composer, conductor and teacher [Sheena Lilian Kendall (1883-1974), daughter of James Tennant (1852-1933) of Fairlieburne, Fairlie, Ayrshire, Scotland]
Publication details: 
Undated, but at Clichy, Paris, France, between 1909 and 1911.
£2,000.00

6pp. by Boulanger, out of 46pp. in a landscape 14.5 x 23 cm notebook of printed staves, stitched within plain white covers. In fair condition, lightly aged and worn, with five leaves loose and a sixth leaf with loss to one corner. Eleven pages in ink (all by Tennant), the other 35pp. in pencil. In pencil at head of front cover: 'Lundi 4 h.' The initial three leaves (the third of them loose) carry the six pages of musical composition and text by Boulanger; the rest of the volume (40pp.) comprises musical composition by Tennant.

[Female suffrage; printed pamphlet.] Are we to have Education for our Middle-Class Girls? Or, The History of Camden Collegiate Schools.

Author: 
Mary Gurney [National Union for Improving the Education of Women of all Classes; Maria Georgina Shirreff Grey; Camden Collegiate Schools] [women's suffrage; Victorian feminism]
Publication details: 
London: William Ridgway, 169, Piccadilly, W. Second edition, 1872. ['Series published under the sanction of the National Union for Improving the Education of Women of all Classes. No. II.']
£90.00

24pp., 8vo. In good condition, lightly-aged, no wraps, disbound. Preface by Maria G. Grey, President of the Central Committee. Noi copies on market currently.

[Female suffrage; printed pamphlet.] Speech of John Stuart Mill, M.P. on the Admission of Women to the Electoral Franchise. Spoken in the House of Commons, May 20th, 1867.

Author: 
John Stuart Mill, M.P. [women's suffrage; Victorian feminism]
Publication details: 
London: Trübner and Co., 60, Paternoster Row. 1867. [Printed by J. E. Taylor and Co., Little Queen Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields.]
£125.00

18pp., 8vo. In good condition, lightly-aged, no wraps, disbound. Number of copies in libraries.

[Female suffrage; printed pamphlet.] On the Laws relating to the Property of Married Women. A Paper read at the Social Science Congress, Birmingham, October, 1868.

Author: 
Arthur Hobhouse, Q.C. [Alexander Ireland, Manchester printer.] [women's suffrage; Victorian feminism]
Publication details: 
Manchester: Alexander Ireland & Co. 1870.
£135.00

18pp., 8vo. In good condition, lightly-aged, no wraps, disbound. Four copies on COPAC and two copies on OCLC WorldCat. No copy currently on market.

[Female suffrage; printed pamphlet.] Mrs. Ince's Case.

Author: 
[The Birmingham Committee in favour of Amending the Law relating to the Property of Married Women] [Mrs. Ince, wife of William Frederick Ince, journeyman tailor]
Publication details: 
['Printed for the Birmingham Committee in favour of Amending the Law relating to the Property of Married Women.'] ['Printed by JOSIAH ALLEN, jun., 9 & 10, Livery Street, Birmingham.'] Undated [1862 or later].
£90.00

4pp., 12mo. Bifolium with drophead title. In good condition, lightly-aged, disbound. No copy traced.

[Female suffrage; printed pamphlet.] Nineteenth Annual Report of the Society for Promoting the Employment of Women, in connexion with the National Association for the Promotion of Social Science, April, 1878.

Author: 
[Society for Promoting the Employment of Women, London] [women's suffrage; Victorian feminism]
Publication details: 
[Society for Promoting the Employment of Women, London.] Office: 22, Berners Street, Oxford Street. [1878.]
£200.00

29pp., 8vo. Containing: list of officers (pp.3-4) 'Rules' (p.5), 'Annual Report' (pp.6-18), 'Donations and Subscriptions' (pp.19-22, headed by 'Her Majesty the Queen' with a £50 donation and ten guinea subscription), list of 'Life Members or Donors of £5 and upwards' (pp.23-28), and 'Cash Account, March 25th, 1878' by the auditor Joseph Biggs (p.29). Topics in the report include 'Plan Tracing Office, | 42, Queen Anne's Gate', 'China Painting', 'Engraving on Wood', 'Clerks and Book-Keepers' and 'Commercial School for Girls, | 41, Regent Square'.

[Female suffrage; printed pamphlet.] The Twenty-second Annual Report of the Society for Promoting the Employment of Women, May, 1881. Established 1859. Incorporated, 1879.

Author: 
[Society for Promoting the Employment of Women, London] [women's suffrage; Victorian feminism]
Publication details: 
[Society for Promoting the Employment of Women, London.] Office: 22, Berners Street, Oxford Street. [1881.]
£180.00

31pp., 8vo. In fair condition, lightly-aged, disbound, no wraps. No copy traced.

[Female suffrage; printed pamphlet.] A Statement of the Views and Plans of the Society for Promoting the Employment of Women. Printed by Order of the Committee.

Author: 
[Society for Promoting the Employment of Women, London (Emily Faithfull, Secretary)] [women's suffrage; Victorian feminism]
Publication details: 
[Society for Promoting the Employment of Women, London.] J. Bale, Printer, 78, Great Titchfield-street, Marylebone. W. Undated [circa 1859?].
£220.00

8pp., 8vo. In fair condition, lightly-aged, disbound and with leaves separating. Concludes: 'We are happy to state that the objects of the Society have met with the approbation of the Bishop of London, the Bishop of Oxford, the Bishop of St. David's, the Bishop of Lincoln, and the support of a large number of Ladies. | We have now only to add that the Society is in want of funds. It is but in its infancy, and requires support of every kind; - the substantial help of money, and the active assistance of energetic minds of both sexes.' No copy in the British Library.

[Female suffrage; printed pamphlet.] Extracts from Mr Mill's Subjection of Women. With Permission of Messrs. Longman & Co.

Author: 
[John Stuart Mill] [women's suffrage; Victorian feminism]
Publication details: 
Published for the London National Society for Women's Suffrage, by Messrs Trübner and Co., 6 Paternoster Row, London, E.C. [Circa 1870.]
£240.00

16pp., 8vo. In fair condition, lightly-aged and creased, with minor marking to last page, no wraps, disbound. No copy in the British Library. COPAC lists several copies. No other copy currently on the market.

[George Henry Cadogan, 5th Earl Cadogan, as President of the Chelsea Hospital for Women.] Letter in a secretarial hand, with his Autograph Signature 'Cadogan', inviting 'M. Tuck, Esq.' to support the Hospital, in which he takes 'a deep interest'.

Author: 
George Henry Cadogan (1840-1915), 5th Earl Cadogan, British Conservative politician [The Chelsea Hospital for Women]
Publication details: 
Chelsea House, S.W. [London] 7 August 1888.
£60.00

1p., 12mo. On aged and worn paper, with two punch holes at head. The letter is written to enclose particulars (not present) 'relating to the Chelsea Hospital for Women', in which Cadogan takes 'a deep interest'. He hopes Tuck 'may be induced to become one of its supporters, as it is urgently in need of increased assistance'. The Hospital's secretary will acknowledge all contributions on Cadogan's behalf.

[Catherine Hutton, novelist.] Three Autograph Letters Signed to Birmingham bookseller James Belcher, discussing in moving terms her nursing of her elderly parents, her plans for a future book ('my incipient Queens') and 'Dr. Hutton's bust'.

Author: 
Catherine Hutton (1756-1846), English novelist and letter-writer, daughter of the Birmingham bookseller and local historian William Hutton (1723-1815) [James Belcher, junior, Birmingham bookseller]
Publication details: 
ONE: No place; 4 December 1821. TWO: Bennett's Hill; 21 January 1827. THREE: 'Saturday Morn.'
£1,350.00

All three items in good condition, on lightly aged paper. ONE: 4 December 1821. 3pp., 12mo. Bifolium. The letter, which concerns her plans for a book, begins: 'My dear Sir | In consequence of your opinion, I send a prospectus for Mr. Dawes [the critic Manassah Dawes (d.1829)?], which you will have the goodness to forward at a proper opportunity. But for this opinion, I should not have had the courage to apply to him, though the refusal of two persons ought not to prevent the application to a third. Nothing in my opinion could have been more certain than the subscriptions of Mr.

Elizabeth Smith of Consiton, biblical scholar and translator.] Part of manuscript by 'Miss Elizabeth Smith of Coniston given to S L by her Mother', on the 'anarchy & confusion' threatening the world as a result of the decline of Sunday worship.

Author: 
Elizabeth Smith (1776-1806) of Coniston, biblical scholar and translator, sister of Sir Charles Felix Smith (1786-1858)
Publication details: 
Place and date not stated.
£450.00

2pp., 4to. On a single leaf of aged and worn paper. 56 lines of text (26 lines to each page), with one emendation ink (deleted) and another in pencil. Apparently unpublished. The first page begins: 'It is presumed we have now refuted the arguments, if arguments they may be called, of those who dispute our being bound to observe the sabbath; but there still remains another question - how it is to be observed?

[Chapbook; Female Vagrant] Memoirs of Mary Saxby, A Female Vagrant. Written by herself.

Author: 
[Mary Saxby, Female Vagrant]
Publication details: 
No date, London: Printed by W. Clowes, Stamford-street for the Religious Tract Society, and Sold [...] by J. Nisbet, 21 Berners-street. [...]. No.95.
£150.00

Chapbook, 20pp., 12mo, sewn as issued, very good condition. No other copy currently on the market, this edition apparently unrecorded. BL has an incomplete run of RTS First Series, dating it c.1810-c.1820. See "writingwomenshistory" for full discussion and plot summary.

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