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FAWCETT Millicent G..; TURNER E.M. (1927.)

£250.00  [First Edition]

Available to view at our Curzon Street shop.

First edition. 8vo., quarter rough cloth over marbled paper boards. London, The Association for Moral and Social Hygiene.

A presentation copy, inscribed on the title page 'To dear F.C.Johnson from M.G.F.'. Dame Millicent Fawcett was one of a remarkable group of sisters, one of whom, Agnes, became a famous interior decorator, and another, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, became the first Englishwoman to qualify as a doctor and surgeon, as well as being the first female Mayor and Magistrate in England. Millicent was a strong supporter of the Women's Suffrage movement, becoming leader of the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies, a public intellectual and philanthropist, a co-founder of Newnham College in Cambridge, and in 1901 was sent to South Africa to head a British Government inquiry into conditions in British concentration camps.

Tipped in a publisher's flyer for the third edition. Edges finger marked.

Stock Code: 218770