Boston: Arena, 1895. First Edition. 8vo, pp. xv, 387 + adv. Covers little worn and rubbed, pages a little toned, a very good copy. Scarce. Item #56533

Amelia Bloomer (1818-1894) edited the Lilly, which was published from 1849-1853 and focused primarily on temperance. Elizabeth Cady Stanton wrote pieces for the newspaper under the pseudonym, "sunflower, " and although the early pieces were about temperance, later pieces were about women's rights. Bloomer was greatly influenced by Stanton and later introduced her to Susan B. Anthony. Bloomer was an advocate of dress reform. Although she denied it, her name is synonymous with "bloomers"--a knee-length dress and pants. An important an early advocate of women's rights, her first biography written by her husband, Dexter Bloomer,

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