Paris: Armand Colin & Co., 1898.
First edition. 16mo. 73pp. Original printed green wrappers. Slight nicking at the spine ends, else near fine in similarly nicked near fine unprinted glassine dust jacket. Treatise on women's rights issued in the "Questions du Temps Present" series. Schirmacher was a German suffragette and activist who studied at the Sorbonne and earned a doctorate in Zurich. She traveled around Europe giving lectures on German culture and women's issues. In 1904, she co-founded the Association of Progressive Women's Groups, as well as the World Association for Women Suffrage. According to the records of the German National Library this is her first book, her later works included Die moderne Frauenbewegung [The Modern Woman's Rights Movement] (1909), and Die Suffragettes (1912). OCLC locates about a dozen copies.