TAYLOR, Harriet [Mrs John Stuart Mill] Enfranchisement of Women [appearing within] Westminster Review. 1851. New York: Published by Leonard Scott & Co., January, April, July, October 1851.
4 issues in one volume, octavo, contemporary quarter black morocco and marbled boards, pp.(4), 143-285, (1), 1-288, 1-140, iv, iv, small Burlington Vermont binder’s ticket; small printed and period bookplate of James Dougherty of Johnson, Vermont. Dougherty’s copy with his name, occasional scattered pencil marginalia throughout, (this may be a James Dougherty (1796-?) who was an Irish-born minister of some wealth living in Vermont as of 1850.) mildly rubbed and lightly scuffed; various gatherings evenly tanned; a few pages with minor foxing; a very good clean copy.
First American edition. The July issue begins with and contains (pp. 149-161) a seminal work on woman suffrage by Harriet Taylor [1807-1858]. This is the American edition of the Westminster Review, first published in London in the same year. While Taylor’s essay received subsequent publication in women’s rights tracts, it was not separately issued until 1868, almost seventeen years after its first appearance.