Geneva: self-published (Tipografiia Bunda), 1905. Octavo (18.7 × 11.2 cm). Original staple-stitched printed wrappers; 56 pp. Wrappers lightly faded; spine beginning to split; private stamp to title ("Shukman Collection"); else internally very good.
First edition of this impassioned treatise on the role of women in the Russian liberation movement, which culminated in the revolutionary struggle of the early twentieth-century. Published in Geneva during the year of the 1905 Revolution. Amfiteatrov's survey blends history, biography, and close readings of literary female types and argues against those who would undermine the role played by women, be they the wives of the Decembrists of the early nineteenth century or later Russian suffrage activists. From the library of British historian and author of numerous books on Russia, Harold Shukman (1931-2012). Scarce in the trade.
Book ID: P5553