PANKHURST, E Sylvia (author). The Suffragette. The History of the Women's Militant Suffrage Movement 1905-1910.

London; Gay & Hancock Limited. 1911.


8vo. Original lilac-grey cloth lettered gilt to spine with device to upper board in gilt, white, and green, with lettering in white; pp. [xvi], 3-517; with frontispiece and 31 other photographic plates; a good, sound copy with a lean and overall dust-soiling; considerable rubbing to joints, edges, and spine ends with wear to head and heel; bruising to extremities, and wear to lower forecorner; internally sound with only a little occasional cracking; toning to text stock (as usual); ghosting from the important ink inscriptions on front free endpaper; rucking to upper forecorner of final 50 pages, and mild foxing to frontispiece tissue.

Second edition, published just one month after the first (in June). An important association copy bearing the ownership inscription of Elsie Lagsding, 4 Carter Terrace, Poplar to front free endpaper, followed by the signature of the author, Sylvia Pankhurst ("E. Sylvia Pankhurst") and the tag "Votes for Women" in Pankhurst's hand.

A history of the "Women's Suffrage agitation" written before the outcome of the battle was known, but in a spirit of optimism that would cause later generations to "wonder at the blindness that led the Government of the day to obstinately resist so simple and obvious a measure of justice". Elsie Lagsding was a member of the East London Federation of Suffragettes, an association founded by Pankhurst.