London, South Kensington
12 November 2007
WOLLSTONECRAFT, Mary. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman: with Strictures on Political and Moral Subjects. London: for J. Johnson, 1792. 8°. (A little staining and spotting throughout). Contemporary tree calf, gilt spine with brown lettering piece (upper cover missing, lower cover detached, worn).
FIRST EDITION, dedicated to Talleyrand, of the first great feminist treatise enjoining 'women to endeavour to acquire strength, both of mind of body, and to convince them that the soft phrases, susceptibility of heart, delicacy of statement, and refinement of taste, are almost synonimous [sic] with epithets of weakness'.
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