New York: John W. Lovell Company, 1883. Original 1883 printing. Hardcover. 173; 14pp. Sextodecimo [18 cm] Light brown cloth over boards. Floral endpapers. With light rubbing and wear to the spine and covers. Occasional underlining and marginal markings throughout. Contemporary gift inscription on the front flyleaf. Good +. Item #58708
"Mrs. Lillie Devereux Blake last evening entertained an audience that filled Frobisher's Hall, in East Fourteenth Street, by a witty and sarcastic handling of the recent Lenten talk of the Rev. Dr. Morgan Dix on the follies of women of society." - New York Times
Lillie Devereux Blake became interested in women's suffrage in 1869. She was a popular lecturer and served as president of the New York State Woman Suffrage Association from 1879 to 1890 and of the New York City Woman Suffrage League from 1886 to 1900. Devereux championed a number of significant issues. Not only did she secure the right for women to vote in school elections in 1880, but she also successfully pushed for legislation that would allow women physicians to be available in mental institutions, matrons to be present in police stations, that chairs be available for saleswomen, that mothers and fathers be jointly recognized as guardians of their children, and that Civil War nurses be entitled to pensions.