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'.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
No VAT on hammer price or buyer's premium.
As the Quentin Blake: Not in Books sale opens, the illustrator of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and many other books offers a glimpse of his creative process
Thomas Venning, Head of Books & Manuscripts in London, explains the parts played by Clark Gable and the CIA in realising Britain’s first animated feature film
Mark Wiltshire, Associate Specialist in Science & Books, walks us through the history of Christianity’s most influential printed text
Our Books and Manuscripts specialists advise on a richly rewarding and ever-evolving collectors’ market
The series of 15 sales was led by two exceptional predella panels by artist Giovanni di Paolo
A look back at the standout moments, extraordinary objects and storied collections offered at Christie’s this year