Lot 123
Women & Pacificism, 1934-1989 3 works

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PACIFISM. - Enid SHEARS (nee Fraser, b.1900), Marjorie PENROSE, Rev. Donald Beaton FRASER (1868-1952) and others. The Revisionist. [Plymouth, Devon:] Feb. – Nov.1934.  Vol.I, no. 1-10 (only), quarto (9 7/8 x 7 ¾ inches; 251 x 197mm). Contemporary dark red half morocco, spine gilt, one upper wrapper bound in (extremities rubbed). Provenance: Enid Shears (presentation inscription by Shears to); Marjorie Penrose (inscription “To / Marjorie Penrose / from co-Revisionist / Enid Shears ! / With thanks to the Editor for / making this unique collection / of writings possible! / Xmas, 1934’). Very rare periodical – Unitarian Rev. Fraser was the probably the moving force behind the periodical. Its roots were in pacifism with a nod to socialism.

[with:] Enid SHEARS. Soliloquy. [Exeter & London: printed by William Chudley & Son Ltd., undated but 1970]. Small octavo (8 x 5 inches; 203 x 127mm). Pp. [1-]6-24. Original thin card wrappers  (very light soiling on the upper cover).  Provenance: Enid Shears (presentation inscription by Shears ‘To the literary lion / from the mouse. / Enid Shears’. Rare: two copies. OCLC 867866547 (1 copy: University of Exeter) & 1018456421 (1 copy: also at University of Exeter).

[and:] Enid SHEARS and others. – Anne SMITH. Women Remember an oral history. London & New York: Routledge, [1989]. Small octavo (8 3/8 x 5 3/8inches; 213 x 137mm). Illustrations. Original boards (dust-jacket). Provenance: ex-library copy (library accession marks on the verso of the title, adhesive marks on the front free endpaper). Pp.67-92 in the present work feature Enid Shears reminiscences.  (3)

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