Women's Political Writings, 1610-1725
Smith, Hilda L., Mihoko Suzuki, and Susan Wiseman (editors). Women's Political Writings, 1610-1725
London: Pickering & Chatto, 2007. Hardback 8vo in four volumes; first edition, first printing. Pp Volume 1: [i-xii] xiii-xxxiii, 1-409; Volume 2: [i-viii] ix-xvi, 1-380; Volume 3: [i-xiv] 1-327; Volume 4: [i-xiii] 1-378. Navy blue cloth; gilt titling over black banner; gilt laurel wreath decoration to tail of spine. Condition: Near fine. Top front corners of volumes 1 and 2 bumped; pages clean and bright. $500This four-volume collection of women's political writings from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries highlights the principles of female political action in its many and various forms, from women's petitioning during the English Civil War to the efforts of Quaker women to address prison reform.