NY: Woodhull, Claflin, 1871. First Edition. Tall 8vo, pp. 247. Brown cloth stamped in gilt. Steel engraved frontispiece portrait by J.C. Buttre after a photograph by Brady. Some rubbing on the spine and wear to the extremities, o/w a VG copy of a very scarce book. Item #47143
NAW:" Unconventional reformer whose antics jolted Victorian America," Victoria Woodhull was the most outspoken of the 19th century American feminists. She was an editor, a stock broker, psychic healer, abolitionist, suffragist, free love advocate, writer & presidential candidate. She advocated the free-love Pantarchy of Stephen Pearl Andrews and concluded that the marriage tie was a degrading form of female bondage. She was the head of the Int'l Workingman's Assoc. in New York and published the first American appearance of The Communist Manifesto. She fought for woman's suffrage but was viewed with suspicion by other leaders of the suffrage movement. Her expose of the Beecher/Tilton adultery case landed her in jail for sending obscene material through the mail.