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I am Not Afraid--Are You?

Ricker, Marilla M

Published by Self-published. Printers: Roycrofters., New Hampshire / East Aurora NY., 1917
From Hedgehog's Whimsey BOOKS etc. (Newport, NH, U.S.A.)

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First edition. 127 p. Soft brown leather overlapping spine. Green paper over boards. White stamped titles, front. Brown spine title box, w/ gilt titles. 5.5x8.25in. Untrimmed right & lower blocks. Gilt top. B&W portrait, frontispiece. Red titles inside. Ornate drop caps, red. Feminism / New Hampshire native. Autobiography: Marilla Marks (Young) Ricker, 1840-1920, was born to a Free-Will Baptist mother and a freethinker father in New Durham NH. Educated at Colby Academy (now Colby-Sawyer College) in New London NH, she became a suffragist, philanthropist, lawyer, and freethinker, having at age 10 rejected her mother's church. Inscribed by the author to Claremont NH native "Ellen P. Sanders: from Marilla M Ricker: The bibles of the world are kept alive on Superstition; other literature on Merit: Yours Truly Marilla: December, 1917". She was the first woman accepted into the bar in NH, the first woman to run for governor (1910) there, the first woman to apply for a federal foreign ambassadorship post. She advocated for prisoners and the poor. Her run for governor was dismissed by the attorney general as she was not a registered voter (nor was any woman). Her campaign platform had included the vote for women and taxation of church property. Included herein, more than 3 pgs from Wikipedia about the author, plus a partial older news clipping. Very good. No dust jacket. Signed by author. Author inscription w/ signature. Light spine wear. Beautifully designed and bound. Frontispiece tissue in place over steel plate photo. 1st edition, presumed. No print line. Short print run likely. Bookseller Inventory # Alibris.WS0007520

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Title: I am Not Afraid--Are You?

Publisher: Self-published. Printers: Roycrofters., New Hampshire / East Aurora NY.

Publication Date: 1917

Binding: Hard cover

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