The Cause

1928, A Short History of the Women's Movement in Great Britain


Ray Strachey


George Bell & Sons, London, 1928
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Printing Details

First edition, first printing. Hardback bound in the original red cloth with black printed titling to spine. 22 × 14cm, 429pp.

Ray Strachey's The Cause gives a comprehensive survey of the Women's Movement from the late 18th century up to the 1920s via the beginnings of the Militant Movement, the Suffrage Victory and the war years. The book is illustrated with photographs. Ray Strachey (1887–1940) was a British politician, author and artist. She worked closely with Millicent Fawcett sharing her Liberal feminist values and opposing any attempt to integrate the suffrage movement with the Labour Party.


A good copy with some wear. There is some foxing to the spine, and light bumping to the corners. Internally the binding is secure, the pages are light foxed to the the edges and a little to the margins. The book is in strong readable condition.



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