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1957 Heavy card boards, with paper pastedown. Fine 
A beautiful calligraphic manuscript rendering of the humorous poem by the influential feminist Charlotte Perkins Gilman. 12mo. 16.5 by 12.5 cm. Unpaginated, 14 leaves (writing only on rectos) with content. Human evolution is the source of the poem's fun, with a "who would have thought" that a rodent-like animal, or an ape, would have given rise to homo sapiens? And thus the poem is championing those who dare to conceive of a different order of things, and implicitly, this poet was surely defending the vision of feminists. The title page is embellished with the figure of a monkey worked into, and suspended by, the lettering. We don't know who the calligrapher was, other than the final page tells us "Written for Kay, by Aunt Enid, 1957". 
Price: 350.00 USD
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