Chicago: Conkey, (1901). First Edition. 8vo, pp. 345. Bound in tan cloth elaborately stamped in brown, white and gilt.Contemporary inscription on the ep; new clipped asted to front blank, frontis portrait, A very good bright copy. Item #59590
"The Wisconsin-born author's first book [was] a collection of puerile temperance verses. Her reputation was made a decade later when a leading Chicago publisher rejected her MS. of her Poems of Passion as too hot to handle."- Seven Gables Bookshop. More First Books #287. Wilxox's position on the woman's movement became more radical as she grew older. Wilcox wrote over 40 volumes of poetry and was very popular in the late 1800's, Spent her later years in Connecticut.This mostly a collection of essays including: "My Creed," "An Address to Wives", "Rights of a husband", "When women work", "Marriage laws need improvement", "Low salaries for women", "The American girl" and much more.