Book Description
Third Edition; contemporary half-calf; 8vo. “I do not wish them [women] to have power over men; but over themselves.” A Vindication of the Rights of Woman is probably the first work of feminism. Wollstonecraft argued that the educational system of her time deliberately trained women to be frivolous and incapable. She posited that an educational system that allowed girls the same advantages as boys would result in women who would be not only exceptional wives and mothers but also capable workers in many professions. Wollstonecraft’s work was unique in suggesting that the betterment of women’s status be effected through such political change as the radical reform of national educational systems. Such change, she concluded, would benefit all society. Hinges cracked and spine worn especially to foot, however the pages are very clean.
Date 1796
Binding Contemporary half-calf
Publisher J. Johnson
Condition Very good

Price: £2000.00

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