The Adventures Of A Woman In Search Of Her Rights

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Claxton, Florence. Containing nearly one hundred original drawings by the author, which have been reproduced in fac-simile by the graphotype process of engraving. Boston: Lee & Shepard, 1875. First American Edition. Unpaginated. (17 leaves) 34 x 21.5 cm. Rare pro-Women’s Rights book, and one of the only 19th century comic books written by a woman. Claxton’s humorous skit on feminism finds a young woman in love but her parents do not approve and her lover leaves. As she pursue her rights her beauty diminishes while pursuing many careers. When she emigrates to the United States and marries Brigham Young she finally wakes from her sleep and realizes was all a dream and announces – “thank goodness it’s only a midsummer night’s dream and I’m not emancipated.” Disbound, cover expertly repaired with brown linen. Pages chipped and stained, cover chipped with lower cover water stain. Orig. illustrated boards. Fair. Hardcover.