New Edition. Very Good. Item #5014
London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1891. New Edition, with Introduction by Mrs. Henry [Millicent] Fawcett. Octavo; xvi, 287pp. Publisher's blue cloth-covered boards with gilt lettering and decoration. Covers bumped at corners and along edges, with some scuffs along joints, tugging at spine ends, and a few scuffs and smudges. Spine rolled. Covers open easily with first hinge starting to crack, but binding is holding. Previous owner's name on flyleaf, else pages unmarked.
Introduction by Millicent Fawcett to a New Edition published as the book was nearing its 100th anniversary. Fawcett was president of the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies and cofounder of Newnham College, the second women's college at Cambridge. Fawcett's introduction and the suffrage movement were largely responsible for revitalizing interest and perspective in Wollstonecraft's work as one of the founding feminist philosophers. This copy from the personal library of author, journalist, and speechwriter William Safire.