'There were some forty thousand women, but they had only one spirit - that was the faith in "Votes for Women." (1912)

MARKINO, Yoshio

My Idealed John Bullesses

Published: Constable & Company Ltd

Date: 1912

First edition, first impression. 8vo, pp. xx, 166, [4] catalogue, [2] + color frontis (with tissue guard), colour and b/w plates. Pictorial green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, white to upper board. Top edge green, fore- and bottom-edges untrimmed. Rubbed, spine darkened and creased, extremities bumped. Edges tanned, and lightly spotted. Ex libris of Donald & Norah van den Bergh, and Blackwell's label, to front pastedown, plus POI - 'R. H. Myers/ 1912' - to ffep (not, alas, Ramon H. Myers!). Endpapers browned and spotted, foxing to prelims. Else, internally clean and tight, with Markino's plates pleasingly bright. Part of the expatriate Japanese literati in London, Markino (1870-1956) was a friend of Arthur Rackham and Pamela Coleman Smith. The final chapters are dedicated to sympathetic portraits of Suffragists, including his first visit to W.S.P.U, Mrs Fawcett, and the Suffragette Procession of June, 1911: 'There were some forty thousand women, but they had only one spirit - that was the faith in "Votes for Women." This one very strong spirit made their feet to march on. And this spirit made their hands to hold their banners.' (p.166). Donald van den Bergh (1888-1949) was director of both Lever Brothers and Unilever.

Provenance
Library of Donald & Norah van den Bergh.

Condition
Very Good

Binding
Cloth

£30

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