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Gilman, Charlotte Perkins, Family Archive)[Gilman] Stetson, Charlotte Perkins.

Women and Economics A Study of the Economic Relation Between Men and Women as a Factor in Social Evolution. [CPG Family Archive]


Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Family Archive
[Gilman] Stetson, Charlotte Perkins. Women And Economics. A Study of the Economic Relation Between Men and Women as a Factor in Social Evolution. [CPG Family Archive]. Boston: Small, Maynard & Company, 1900.  
8vo, vii, 340 pp.; 1/4" closed tear bottom edge front flyleaf; offsetting to front flyleaf from bookplate opposite, the offsetting coinciding with the last two lines of the inscription (without obscuring the inscription); deep maroon wove cloth; printed paper label at the spine; small split to paper at front hinge; touch of wear to tips; mild overall use to binding with the buff label darkened a very little and with tiny chipping to right edge; very good.
First edition. Third printing (January 1900). Presentation copy to the author's daughter, Katharine Beecher Stetson, inscribed by Gilman in brown ink at the front flyleaf, To my dear daughter / Katharine Beecher Stetson / with her mother's love, / G.P. Gilman. Katharine Beecher Stetson's ex libris, which she designed and bears her initials "K.B.S." at the design, tipped in at the front pastedown opposite. Katharine Beecher Stetson's bookplate shows a man and a woman, nude, seated with a large globe between them on which stands a young boy, his arms held straight out to either side. The man grasps the globe with one hand while stretching out the other to caress the woman's shoulder. Beneath is imprinted, "Katharine Beecher Stetson / Vol. Her Book No." Women and Economics is considered Charlotte Perkins Gilman's magnum opus. Critics immediately recognized its significance. The book was reprinted twice within 18 months of its first publication. Subsequent editions continued to appear up to 1920; then the title virtually disappeared until a 1966 reprinting. Scharnhorst 1045.

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