Careers for Women

A rare 1930 first edition from novelist and feminist Leonora Eyles


Leonora Eyles


Elkin Mathews & Marrot Ltd, London, 1930
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Printing Details

First edition, first printing. Hardback in dustwrapper. 18.5 × 12.5cm, 224pp.

Although written in an age when opportunities for women were limited, this book does describe the jobs a woman can do, rather can't. The author was a novelist and feminist and the books for which she is best remembered (including this one) attack and suggest ways of averting the social, economic and sexual subjugation of women. From the dustwrapper, "Leonora Eyles is known as our leading authority on Sociology in its practical aspects and Domestic Economy. Her latest work is one of vital interest to thousands upon thousands of women. In these stressful and purposeful times; many find it necessary to earn a living; and others, with money and leisure, feel the need of some practical interest with which to occupy themselves...". The occupations listed include: medical profession, domestic work, farming, education, dress designing and fashion drawing, dancing and eurythmics, art, journalism, mannequin, photography etc


A rare first edition. The book is in good plus condition with some foxing to the page edges. The dustwrapper is edgeworn, stained to the front and torn to the spine but is now within a protective sleeve.



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