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Woodhull & Claflin's Weekly - Vol.3, No.22 (October 14, 1871)

By [WOMEN] WOODHULL, Victoria C. and Tennie C. Claflin (editors)

New York: Woodhull & Claflin's Weekly, 1871. First Edition. Paperback. Woodhull, an American leader in the women's suffrage movement, was one of the late-19th century's vibrant and socially active personalities. The thrice-married woman from rural Ohio was a tireless activist for women's rights, a vocal free love advocate, and one of the first American women to found a newspaper, the Woodhull & Clalflin's Weekly, which she published with her sister Tennessee ("Tennie"). "The Weekly came out for less rigid divorce laws, for organized labor, Spiritualism, Free Love, and a variety of other causes...The Weekly also condemned abortion and favored birth control...it made spicy reading" (Marberry, M.M. Vicky: A Biography of Victoria C. Woodhull, pp.15-16). Contents of this issue include the report of the Massachusetts State Spiritualist Convention, articles on Spiritualism, doctrine of equality, the Republican Party and woman suffrage, a woman's rights as pertaining to love and marriage (by Stephen Pearl Andrews), and a long poem by Joshua Rose. Tabloid (41.5cm); newsprint wrappers; 16pp. Some toning and edgewear, faint horizontal fold at center, with tears, creases, a small red pencil mark to front wrapper, and shallow tidemark affecting lower corners; Good, complete copy.

$250.00

Woodhull & Claflin's Weekly - Vol.VI, No.23 (November 8, 1873)

By [WOMEN] WOODHULL, Victoria C. and Tennie C. Claflin (editors)

New York: Woodhull & Claflin's Weekly, 1873. First Edition. Paperback. Woodhull, an American leader in the women's suffrage movement, was one of the late-19th century's vibrant and socially active personalities. The thrice-married woman from rural Ohio was a tireless activist for women's rights, a vocal free love advocate, and one of the first American women to found a newspaper, the Woodhull & Clalflin's Weekly, which she published with her sister Tennessee ("Tennie"). "The Weekly came out for less rigid divorce laws, for organized labor, Spiritualism, Free Love, and a variety of other causes...The Weekly also condemned abortion and favored birth control...it made spicy reading" (Marberry, M.M. Vicky: A Biography of Victoria C. Woodhull, pp.15-16). Contents of this issue include a lecture on Spiritualism by E. Anne Hinman, a speech by Mrs. Lois Weisbrooker, articles on the Social Question, social and religious freedom, sexual ignorance, and musings from the National Spiritual Convention in Chicago. Tabloid (42cm); illustrated newsprint wrappers; 16pp. Edgeworn, old horizontal fold at center, with numerous tears and creases to extremities, and some very faint staining to preliminary leaves; neat, partial split and a small chip along right side of horizontal fold; Good, complete copy.

$250.00

Facts in Jingles
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Facts in Jingles

By STONER, Jr.; Winifred Sackville

Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1915. Edition not stated. Octavo (18cm); light blue publisher's cloth, stamped in gilt; 306pp, frontis, 14 b/w plates. Mild soiling and handling wear; dent to rear leading edge; spine toned, with discolored spots; leading corners and spine extremities bumped; light foxing intermittent throughout text; gift inscription on ffep, dated 1924. Very Good or better. A remarkable collection of poems written by Winifred Sackville Stoner Jr., daughter of educational innovator Winifred Sackville Stoner, and a child prodigy in her own right. Having mastered reading and writing by age three, the young Stoner Jr. wrote these poems (some in Esperanto) for other children, with the intent on helping them remember certain facts. These poems cover a variety of topics from the whimsical to topical, including the sinking of the Titanic and the contemporary suffrage movement. With 14 charming b/w photo-illustrated plates of the young author.

$75.00

Isn't That Just Like a Man! / Oh! Well! You Know How Women Are!
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Isn't That Just Like a Man! / Oh! Well! You Know How Women Are!

By RINEHART, Mary Roberts ; COBB, Irwin S.

New York: George H. Doran Company, 1920. No statement of edition. Octavo (19.5cm.); pictorial paper-covered boards in purple and green pictorial dustwrapper; 32+32pp. Mild handling wear; toning to edges and cover margins; bottom edge of Cobb cover dampstained w/ slight material loss, corresponding damage to wrapper. Dustwrappers chipped in spots, with some closed tears and soiling; toned spine; stray pen marks on inner flap. Gift inscription on ffep (Rinehart side), dated 1924. Just about Very Good. Mary Roberts Rinehart and Irwin S. Cobb wage a battle of the sexes in these two short, humorous essays bound dos-à-dos. An amusing peek into gender roles, expectations, and irritations in the dawn of the Roaring Twenties, with much ado about the contemporary Suffrage movement.

$35.00

Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910 [Limited Issue, With Manuscript Leaf]
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Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910 [Limited Issue, With Manuscript Leaf]

By [HOWE, Julia Ward] RICHARDS, Laura E. and Maud Howe Elliott

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1915. First Edition. Hardcover. "The present work contains so much material by Mrs. Howe here first published that it may properly be considered a primary production" (BAL 9530). Large Paper Issue, one of 450 numbered copies, each with an original manuscript leaf by Julia Ward Howe tipped in, this being copy no.440. Two octavo volumes (23.75cm); tan paper-covered boards and dark brown buckram backstrips, with gilt-stamped title labels mounted at upper spines; publisher's original cardboard slipcase; [x],392,[2]; [x],434,[2]pp, with tissue-guarded frontispiece portraits and 21 full-page plates. Small, faint abrasion to lower front cover of Vol.1, with a small scratch to title label of same; light finger-soil and minor wear to rear cover and backstrip of Vol.2, with lower corners gently bumped on same; about Near Fine, lacking the fragile slipcase.

$250.00

The Woman's Journal. Vol. V, no. 50 (December 12, 1874)
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The Woman's Journal. Vol. V, no. 50 (December 12, 1874)

By HOWE, Julia Ward; Lucy Stone; Henry B. Blackwell

Boston - Chicago - St. Louis: The Woman's Journal, 1874. First Edition. Tabloid. Single unbound issue. Tabloid, 47cm x 35cm; pp [395]-402. Mild dusting; horizontal fold at center; mild fraying to extremities and a ca. 1" marginal loss at base of final leaf, not affecting text - a Good, sound copy; pages unopened. An excellent representative issue of this important Woman Suffrage journal, which ran from 1870 to 1912. This issue with original content by Thomas Wentworth Higginson ("Sex in Mind"); Antoinette Blackwell ("The Building of A Brain"); Henry Blackwell ("Woman Suffrage Above Party"), others.

$125.00

Autograph Letter, Signed. 2pp, signed, to Parker Pillsbury, Dec. 8th, 1895

By [WOMEN'S HISTORY & LITERATURE - SUFFRAGE] STANTON, Elizabeth Cady

New York, December 8th, [1895?]. Brief but significant missive addressed to Parker Pillsbury, the American minister and women's suffrage advocate, regarding a copy of Stanton's "Woman's Bible" she had just sent him. "I wonder if I could interest them [a "Mrs. White" and one other] sufficiently in the Woman's Bible to sell ten or twenty copies in there [sic] respective woman's clubs? It is published at my expense, hence I am trying to push its circulation." The controversial "Woman's Bible," a series of commentaries pertaining to the portions of the Bible relating to women, was published in two parts, in 1895 and 1898, and composed almost entirely by Stanton alone, her committee of Bible revisors finding the project too controversial and harmful to the cause of women's suffrage. Clearly at the time of writing this letter the book was still meeting with resistance (thus our placing the date at around 1895), Stanton turning to Pillsbury as a potential source of influential and wealthy patrons (she inquires "Is Mrs. White still living & working? Is that rich woman that Mr. [illegible] used to visit in Maine living?"). But by 1897 the book had become a best seller, though many of the members of the women's suffrage movement would continue to distance themselves from it. This letter quite significant as a testimony to the aging Stanton, organizer of the historical 1848 Seneca Falls Convention, and her continuing indefatigable efforts, and initial lack of support, in getting this work circulated. (See Tracy A. Thomas, "Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Feminist Foundation of Family Law" (2016), pp. 15 & 223.). Autograph letter, signed, on recto and verso of single cream laid sheet (22x14.5cm.); approx. 85 words; dated 26 West 61st, N.Y., Dec 8th, and simply addressed to "Parker," presumably Stanton's friend and fellow-suffragist Parker Pillsbury (1809-1898), who, with Stanton, had co-edited the women's rights newsletter "The Revolution" twenty years earlier. Faint mail folds, small unobtrusive archival paper remnants to two corners from having been previously mounted, else Near Fine and still quite fresh. Brief contemporary (1897) pencil note at bottom edge "Mrs. Stanton - born Nov. 12, 1815, Now past 82 - C.E.R.," though based on contents we would place this letter as having been written around 1895.

$6500.00

Woman Suffrage and Politics: The Inner Story of the Suffrage Movement
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Woman Suffrage and Politics: The Inner Story of the Suffrage Movement

By [WOMEN] CATT, Carrie Chapman and Nettie Rogers Shuler

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1923. First Edition. Hardcover. Detailed history of the suffrage movement, beginning with its earliest years, published three years after the 19th Amendment was ratified. KRICHMAR 1525. One of 1,000 numbered copies, this being copy no.941. Octavo (21cm); blue cloth, with titles stamped in silver on spine and front cover; xii,504,[2]pp. Light shelfwear, sunning to spine, with thin, partial crack to front hinge, and a more pronounced partial crack to rear hinge; contents clean; Very Good, lacking the dustjacket.

$200.00

The Affairs of Rhode-Island. A Discourse Delivered at the Meeting-House of the First Baptist Church, Providence, May 22, 1842 [Cover title: Dr. Wayland's Discourse on the Affairs of Rhode-Island]
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The Affairs of Rhode-Island. A Discourse Delivered at the Meeting-House of the First Baptist Church, Providence, May 22, 1842 [Cover title: Dr. Wayland's Discourse on the Affairs of Rhode-Island]

By WAYLAND, Francis

Providence: B. Cranston & Co. and H.H. Brown, 1842. Third Edition. Paperback. Address delivered by Brown University's president on the recent Dorr Rebellion, during which the local middle class, led by Thomas Wilson Dorr, organized an unsuccesful bid to expand enfranchisement in the state--at the time voters were required to be white, male, and own at least $134 in property. Wayland argued that citizens should adhere to the established authorities. Octavo (21.5cm.); publisher's dark salmon card wrappers printed within double-rule; 32pp. Wrappers chipped and a bit worn, evidence of having been previously separated and recently re-stapled, some light soiling, contemporary gift inscription on title page, very occasional pencil underlining, else Good to Very Good.

$125.00

Equal Rights. Official Organ of the National Woman's Party. Vol. 31, no.1 (Jan-Feb 1945)
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Equal Rights. Official Organ of the National Woman's Party. Vol. 31, no.1 (Jan-Feb 1945)

By [NATIONAL WOMAN'S PARTY - EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT] WILEY, Anna Kelton (ed)

Washington DC: National Woman's Party, 1945. First Edition. Cover article and photograph on the October 1944 Beverly Hills mass meeting for passage of the Equal Rights Amendment; transcript of speech by Ella M. Sherwin, "How Amendment Affects Working Men and Women;" Articles by Frank Chodorov, Elizabeth Hine, Louis Ludlow, others. Quarto (31cm). Staple-bound self-wrappers; pp [1]-12. Bit of dusting to page margins, else Very Good or better.

$35.00

Equal Rights. Official Organ of the National Woman's Party. Vol. 31, no.6 (November - December 1945)
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Equal Rights. Official Organ of the National Woman's Party. Vol. 31, no.6 (November - December 1945)

By [NATIONAL WOMAN'S PARTY - EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT] [ANITA POLITZER] WILEY, Anna Kelton (ed)

Washington DC: National Woman's Party, 1945. First Edition. Cover article by Anna Kelton Wiley a profile of Anita Pollitzer, new National Chairman of the National Women's Party. Also prints Pres. Harry Truman's Proclamation establishing National Women's Enfranchisement Day; reportage on Equal Rights Amendment hearings in Congress; recurring articles by Alma Lutz and Mildred Seydell. Quarto (31cm). Staple-bound self-wrappers; pp [65]-72. Faint vertical crease; mild browning to edges; Very Good or better.

$35.00

Equal Rights. Official Organ of the National Woman's Party. Vol. 31, no.5 (September - October 1945)
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Equal Rights. Official Organ of the National Woman's Party. Vol. 31, no.5 (September - October 1945)

By [NATIONAL WOMAN'S PARTY - EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT] WILEY, Anna Kelton (ed)

Washington DC: National Woman's Party, 1945. First Edition. Articles by Anna Kelton Wiley, Anita Politzer and Helena Hill Weedon continuing legislative battles over Equal Rights Amendment; recurring articles by Alma Lutz and Mildred Seydell, etc. Quarto (31cm). Staple-bound self-wrappers; pp [53]-64. Faint vertical crease; mild browning to edges; Very Good or better.

$35.00

[Drop title] The Intellectual Ability of Women

By [BEBEL, August]

[New York: Co-Operative Press, n.d. but ca. 1910]. Octavo bifolium (23.5cm.); faint horizontal crease, a few tiny short closed tears along extremities, none approaching text, some faint soil spots, else a Very Good, bright copy. Promotional flyer advertising the Jubilee 50th Edition of German socialist politician August Bebel's work "Women and Socialism" (originally translated as "Women Under Socialism" (1904)). Bebel argues in favor of women's rights and gender equality despite the (by today's standards) patronizing title and slimness of the present except, which begins "Women are advancing, tho at present only a small minority strives to advance, and of these again only a few are fully conscious of their aims."

$75.00

From Parlor to Politics: Women and Reform in America 1890-1925
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From Parlor to Politics: Women and Reform in America 1890-1925

By [WOMEN'S HISTORY]

Washington DC: National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, [ca 1992]. Ephemera. Single sheet, 8-1/2" x 14", folded to make six panels. Fine. Brochure announcing the establishment of the permanent women's history exhibition at the National Museum of American History. The exhibit stood from 1990 to 2004.

$15.00

Special Report. Fayette County, Tennessee: Tragedy and Confrontation
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Special Report. Fayette County, Tennessee: Tragedy and Confrontation

By WALLS, Dwayne

Atlanta: Southern Regional Council, 1969. First Edition. Paperback. Quarto (11" x 8-1/2"). Side-stapled wrappers; 36pp. Fine. On racial conflict in Somerville and Fayette County Tennessee during the summer and fall of 1969.

$40.00

Black Elected Officials in the Southern States
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Black Elected Officials in the Southern States

By SOUTHERN REGIONAL COUNCIL, VOTER EDUCATION PROJECT

Atlanta: Voter Education Project of the Southern Regional Council, [1969]. First Edition. Paperback. Quarto (11" x 8-1/2"). Side-stapled wrappers; 36pp. Fine. A roster of Black elected officials in the south as of 1969. Alabama had the most; North Carolina the least.

$25.00

Special Report. Lawlessness and Disorder: Fourteen Years of Failure in Southern School Desegregation
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Special Report. Lawlessness and Disorder: Fourteen Years of Failure in Southern School Desegregation

By SOUTHERN REGIONAL COUNCIL

Atlanta: Southern Regional Council, [1968]. First Edition. Paperback. Quarto (11" x 8-1/2"). Side-stapled wrappers; 58pp. Fine. Includes "Full Circle of Failure," by Bartley; with Appendices: "Jefferson County and Macon County School Desegregation Decisions" by Gignilliat & Horwitz; Appendix II, text of a telegram sent to 1968 Presidential candidates Nixon & Humphrey by SRC, regarding school desegregation. In terms of numbers of volunteers and public political support, the SRC was perhaps the most influential civil rights organization of the Fifties and Sixties.

$30.00

[Press Release] December 14, 1966:  What Happened in the South, 1966
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[Press Release] December 14, 1966: What Happened in the South, 1966

By SOUTHERN REGIONAL COUNCIL

Atlanta: Southern Regional Council, 1966. First Edition. Paperback. Quarto (28cm.); corner-stapled self-wrappers; 8 leaves. Near Fine. Report of a survey conducted on black voter turn-out in the South during the November, 1966, election.

$45.00

Hubertine Auclert: the French Suffragette
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Hubertine Auclert: the French Suffragette

By HAUSE, Steven C.

New Haven: Yale University Press, 1987. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. Cloth boards; dustjacket; 268pp; illus. Fine in jacket; as-new copy.

$15.00

Mary Beard as Force in History
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Mary Beard as Force in History

By TUROFF, Barbara K.

Dayton, OH: Wright State University, [1979]. First Edition. Paperback. Octavo (25.5cm.); publisher's cream decorative card wrappers; ix,[1],85pp.; illus. A hint of wear and dust-soil, else Near Fine. Monograph Series No. 3. Short biography of the American historian and feminist Mary Ritter Beard, wife of Charles Beard.

$40.00

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