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C L Hawley

Literary criticism, history, theology, philosophy, classics, history of art and architecture, Yorkshire, Lancashire and also some children's books especially foreign language Ladybird books.

Josephine Butler: Her Work and Principles and Their Meaning for the Twentieth Century


Hardback. 164pp. Specially written for the Josephine Butler centenary, 1828-1928. Brown cloth to spine with marbled papers to boards. Black and white frontis. Indexed. Appendix listing the works of Josephine Butler. Butler began as a worker to improve the educational rights of women with the North of England Council for Promoting the Higher Education for Women and then after the passing of the Contagious Diseases Acts she fought for their repeal and worked to help women in prostitution, the abolition of child prostitution and the end of coverture in British law. Jointly written by Millicent Fawcett the leader of the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies. An uncommon title this is an important work being the reflection of the important suffragist Millicent Fawcet on the work of this significant campaigner for women. We have other items pertaining to Josephine Butler in stock. The book has probably been damp at some point as the marbled papers are lifting from the front board which is somewhat warped. Binding is cocked. Fairly heavily foxed to prelims and scattered foxing through the text. The marbled paper to front board has a central tear and small area of loss. Binding is sound but cocked. vintage bookseller’s tiny label shows the book was originally sold in Butler’s adopted city of Liverpool.