THE ADVANCE OF WOMAN: From the Earliest Times to the Present. Jane Johnstone Christie.
THE ADVANCE OF WOMAN: From the Earliest Times to the Present

THE ADVANCE OF WOMAN: From the Earliest Times to the Present

Philadelphia and London: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1912. First Edition. Hardcover. Review copy, with the publisher’s slip tipped in on the front flyleaf. From the library of journalist Elizabeth Brough (1867-1943), with her signature to the front flyleaf. Brough employed the pen name Helen Dare, and was a feature writer for several San Francisco newspapers, including the Call, Examiner, and Chronicle. “…a subtle contribution to the suffragette propaganda – a sustained, consecutive, exhaustive argument for woman’s rights – but not along familiar oratorical and emotional lines. On the contrary, it is calmly scientific and historical, leaving the reader to be startled by facts, not language, and, in tracing the history of woman ‘from the earliest times to the present,’ it makes a study of her in nature and society straight through from the protoplasm to the woman of today in all her variety” - from a November 24, 1912 review in the San Francisco Chronicle, which may have been written by Brough. Octavo. Original blue cloth binding, with gilt stamping. Light offsetting to the front endpaper from a period newspaper clipping (still present). Mild wear to the corners and tips; otherwise very good. Very good. Item #70204

Price: $250.00

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