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Frances Power Cobbe - The Duties of Women - First Edition

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COBBE, Frances Power (1822-1904).

The Duties of Women. A Course of Lectures.

London: Williams and Norgate, 1881.

FIRST EDITION, first printing. Octavo (19 x 14cm), pp.[4]; viii;164. Publisher's dark red cloth blocked in blind to lower board, in black to upper board with gilt device, and with gilt titles to spine, Binder's ticket of T. Gates, Darton & Co, Hatton Gardens to rear pastedown. All edges gilt, brown coated endpapers.

Ownership inscription to title page, otherwise unmarked. Binding remains solid although the endpapers have split along both gutters. Cloth a little toned to spine with some wear to endcaps. Near fine.

A rare collection of essays by the noted anti-vivisectionist and women's suffrage campaigner. A scarce title with no other British first editions seen for sale and only patchily represented in institutional holdings.