St. Petersburg: F. Pavlenkov, 1896. Item #137
4, 158, 2 pp. 19,5х13,5 cm. In contemporary half-leather binding with marbled paper boards and gilt-lettering on the spine (the title and owner's initials). Soviet bookshop's stamp on the free back endpaper, slightly rubbed, pencil scribbles on two pages. Otherwise a very good clean copy.
First separate edition. Scarce.
This is a thorough woman study made by Boris Filippovich Brandt (1860-1907), Russian Jewish economist and writer. In this book he focused on such aspects as marriage, woman's labour and payment, reasons of unequal payment, moral status, women's movement in different countries (Europe); historical development of an American woman and her contemporary characteristics, marriage in America, industrial labour, women's success in high education, American women in liberal professions. Author stated in foreword that between two continents lies a big difference concerning women: Europe concedes to America on matters of legal status, economical well-being, independence of women.