"TO WARN AMERICANS… WOMAN SUFFRAGE BECAME HIS PROVERBIAL LINE IN THE SAND"
(MILL, John Stuart) BROCKETT, L.P. Woman: Her Rights, Wrongs, Privileges, And Responsibilities. Hartford, 1869.
First edition of Brockett's influential "anti-suffrage polemic" opposing Mill's Subjection of Women, issued the same year, and warning that woman suffrage would cause America to "go down to swift destruction," charting a path for the Supreme Court decision against woman suffrage in Minor v. Happersett (1875), with frontispiece and 20 full-page illustrations. $850.