In Her Own Words – Works by Exceptional Women – rare books and papers
The UK’s largest rare bookseller, this year celebrates its 50th anniversary, and is pleased to present In Her Own Words: Works by Exceptional Women, an exhibition of its first catalogue focused solely on women. The catalogue contains some 180 remarkable rare books, manuscripts and ephemera and has been created in recognition of the growth of interest in works by women. It includes items by pivotal figures such as Mary Wollstonecraft, Jane Austen, Marie Curie and Millicent Fawcett as well as seeking to highlight the work of lesser-known women who were instrumental in pushing legal, intellectual and physical boundaries: trail-blazing activists, mathematicians, economists, classicists, travellers, mountaineers and suffragettes. Josephine meets the catalogues producers Theodora Robinson and Emma Walshe of Peter Harrington rare books.
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