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Wollstonecraft, Mary (1759-1797) Vindication of the Rights of Woman: with Strictures on Political and Moral Subjects, Amos Bronson Alco

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3012T
Lot:
1452
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Books & Manuscripts - 3012T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 23, 2017 12:00PM

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Wollstonecraft, Mary (1759-1797) Vindication of the Rights of Woman: with Strictures on Political and Moral Subjects, Amos Bronson Alcott's (1799-1888) Copy. Boston: Peter Edes for Thomas & Andrews, 1792. One of two first American editions printed in the same year, octavo, Alcott's signature at the top of the first leaf of the dedication, signature clipped from top edge of title, lacking two text leaves: G7 & G8, bound in late 19th century half leather and marbled paper boards, worn, spotting to contents, 7 3/4 x 4 3/4 in.
Wollstonecraft is best known for her Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792). In it, she argues that despite the prevailing attitude of the day, women are not naturally inferior to men, but appear to be so only because of a lack of education. She suggests that both men and women should be treated as rational beings and imagines a social order founded on reason.
A. Bronson Alcott was a transcendentalist and educator who believed in the rights of women and was Louisa May Alcott's father. "Alcott's unique teaching ideas created an environment which produced two famous daughters in different fields, in a time when women were not commonly encouraged to have independent careers." (Wikipedia)
Estimate $800-1,000

A2-8 (missing half-title or blank), B-F8, G6 (lacking two text leaves: G7 & G8), H-W8, X2.


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A. Bronson Alcott, Peter Edes, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, Alcott family, Amos Bronson Alcott, English people, Feminism, Literature, Louisa May Alcott, Mary Wollstonecraft, Wollstonecraft

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