Votes for Catherine Susan and Me.

(Juvenile.) AINSLIE (Kathleen)

Votes for Catherine Susan and Me.

Description: FIRST EDITION, lithographed text and 10 full-page chromolithographs and one double-page, variably slightly browned, pp. [24, including the illustrations], square 12mo, original pictorial wrappers folded over plain card, a bit browned and a little soiled, lower joint cracked, 'Flora' inscribed at head

Publication Details: London, Castell Brothers Ltd., New York, Frederick Stokes Company. Designed in England. Printed in Bavaria, [1910]

Notes: A scarce and highly unusual children's book in that it treats of a topical political issue, in this case 'Votes for Women'. Kathleen Ainslie took her inspiration from Florence Upton and her The Adventures of Two Dutch Dolls (origin of Golliwogg). She produced her own series featuring two dolls, Catharine Susan and the first person narrator. Apart from this title, they were fairly ordinary adventures, imbued however with a deal of humour. The end of this story is that the girls 'go home quietly', home that is, from jail, where they end up after various scrapes, including fights with the police....more

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Price: £900

Subject: Childrens

Published Date: [1910]

Stock Number: 66656

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