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1869 John Stuart Mill SUBJECTION OF WOMEN True First American Edition COPY OF a IOWA SUFFRAGETTE Pauline Given Swalm
THE SUBJECTION OF WOMEN, by JOHN STUART MILL. Published by J. B. LIPPINCOTT & CO., PHILADELPHIA, 1869. True FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. (The 1869 Philadelphia / Lippincott edition preceded the 1869 NY / Appleton edition, which is often referred to as the first New York edition.) Hardcovers, greenish blue pebbled cloth, the spine has gilt titling, a gilt design, and a gilt publisher's imprint, 5x7.5 inches, 8vo., plain brown endpapers, 174 pages plus 6 pages of Publisher's ads at the rear. Copy of PAULINE GIVEN SWALM of IOWA, b.1850 d.1930, a FEMALE WRITER, SPEAKER and NEWSPAPER OWNER (the Oskaloosa Herald, an influential Republican newspaper), and WOMAN'S RIGHTS ACTIVIST. This copy has her family's bookplate on the front pastedown (THE SWALM LIBRARY), her name / address / date handwritten on the front free endpaper (Pauline Given / Des Moines / Aug 11th 1869) which also imprints lightly on the next page, and her handwritten statement and initials at the end of the text "Reread for the several-eth time March 28th, 1888, P.G.S." Though Pauline Given Swalm is not as well-known as some other Suffragettes and Women's Rights Activists, she was an important figure in the movement towards the rights of women in Iowa in the late 1800s, and someone certainly worth further study. She clearly used this copy to support her fight for women's rights, both in her newspapers, her political writings, and her speaking engagements. The book has her handwritten margin marks beside many passages, and handwritten statements at the top of a couple chapter headings and beside a couple passages that she noted. Beside the following passage from the book "the generality of the male sex cannot yet tolerate the idea of living with an equal" she hand wrote "Exact point at issue". Beside a couple other passages she wrote "Good" and "Use This". FAIR condition: The covers are worn through at the corner tips and spine ends, are rubbed, have some water drop spots, scratches, and a bb size hole at the spine; nonetheless the covers are original, sturdy and doing their job. Internally, the front and rear inner hinges are cracked with some scrapes but are holding well; there is Pauline Given Swalm's bookplate on the front pastedown, her name/address/date on the front free endpaper, and her numerous margin marks and a few handwritten notes throughout, all as noted above; Pauline Given's handwritten name/address/date on the front free endpaper is difficult to read straight on being pencil on brown paper but is easily read when the page is angled; four leaves (pages 63 - 70 i.e. 8 pages) have a 2 1/2 inch closed horizontal tear starting at the front edge and need to be opened carefully or repaired; a few pages are starting to pull at the gutter; the inner pages are all age toned, especially at the margins, and are somewhat tender, a few with edge chips; despite its flaws this is a solid, complete, fully legible copy. SCARCE TRUE FIRST AMERICAN EDITION with a GREAT ASSOCIATION to an IMPORTANT IOWA SUFFRAGETTE. About PAULINE GIVEN SWALM (from various online sources including the Iowa Historical Society, Annals Of Iowa, and online death notices): ******PAULINE GIVEN SWALM was born at Dahlonega, Wapello County, Iowa, in 1850, and died in Washington DC, November 13, 1934. She was buried in Woodland Cemetery, Des Moines. Pauline graduated in 1872 from Iowa College, Grinnell (now Grinnell College). She was associate editor of the Iowa State Register from 1871 to 1872. On October 1, 1872, she married Albert W. Swalm. From 1871 to 1874 they jointly edited the Fort Dodge Messenger. Later they moved to Oskaloosa and jointly purchased the Oskaloosa Herald. During their ownership the paper became one of the most influential Republican journals in Iowa. Mrs Swalm was also a contributor to leading political papers and magazines, especially on the subject of the equality of women. She was a force in supporting Charles Aldrich in founding the Historical Department of Iowa.****** Fair.
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