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EMBATTLED MAIDEN: The Life of Anna Dickinson.
Edition: First printing.
New York: Putnam, (1951.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first full-length biography of Anna Elizabeth Dickinson, a Philadelphia Quaker, who, at just twenty-one addressed the House of Representatives with President Lincoln and his cabinet in attendance, and was hailed as the Union Joan of Arc for her fiery oratory. After the war she took to the lecture circuit, arguing for rights for the Negroes and emancipation of women, and then to acting, and in the 1890's she was involved in a long legal battle to prove that she was not insane. Although she 'won' that fight, her last 40 years were spent in poverty and obscurity .Illustrated with photographs. Note on sources, index. 319 pp
Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (prev owner's name, some edgewear to the dj.)Book ID: 50599More details Price: $25.00
BIRTH CONTROL AND LIBEL: The Trial of Marie Stopes.
Edition: First US printing.
New York: A. S. Barnes and Company, (1968) dj. Hardcover first edition - A detailed look at the trial of Marie Stopes, who in 1921 opened the first birth control clinic in the British empire. When Dr. Sutherland accused her of taking advantage of the ignorance of the poor, she sued him for libel and defamation. Although she ultimately lost the third and final decision in the House of Lords, she succeeded in bringing the topic of birth control into the open. Includes the transcripts of the trials. Frontispiece portrait. 392 pp.
Condition: Very good in a good only dust jacket (edgewear to the dj).Book ID: 75893More details Price: $20.00