Strike of a Sex



[001270] Miller, George Noyes. The Strike of a Sex – A Novel. London: Wm. Reeves, First Thus. 12mo. Hardback. Good+ / No Jacket (as Issued?). [8], 117pp, [3], original cloth, n.d. c.1895?

Slightly rubbed to extremities, hint of damp staining to top edge of pastedowns, but otherwise quite bright and clean.

Birth control advocacy with Malthusian overtones. The women go on strike, “they say that the chains which have bound them for unnumbered ages, although artfully garlanded with flowers and called by sentimental and endearing names, are older and more galling than those of any bonds-people on the globe”.

First published in the UK by W.H. Reynolds in 1891, this is the later reprint in the Bellamy Library series, it was followed by After the Strike of a Sex┬áSargent, page 42 for the US first; Bleiler’s Checklist includes After┬ábut not this one; Wright 3735 (for the US 1st)