Declaration of the Rights of Woman and the Female Citizen

by Olympe de Gouges

Declaration of the Rights of Woman and the Female Citizen by Olympe de Gouges

A signed and numbered handmade 48pp limited edition of 50 copies set in Garamond type on A5 90gsm St Cuthbert's Mill watercolour inkjet paper, quarter bound in faux suede.

Olympe de Gouges, the playwright and pamphleteer, was the first person to advocate the rights of women - Mary Wollstonecraft's was a year later in 1792 - she was angry that women were not mentioned by the French revolutionaries in their Declaration of the Rights of Man. She infuriated the new Jacobin government with her courageous pamphlet attacking them. Included in this edition is her pamphlet LesTrois Urnes [The Three Ballot Boxes], and a contemporaneous account of her trial and execution, and her heartbreaking last letter to her son.

£110

with handmade slipcase £140

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