New York: Out & Out Books, 1979. 1st Edition. Octavo, publisher’s stiff photo-illustrated paper wraps.
Pamphlet comprising two critical pieces by feminist historian Blanche Wiesen Cook. Best known for her three-volume biography of Eleanor Roosevelt, Cook was a key member of the lesbian feminist movement in New York during the 1970s. The second in a series of books on the evolution of lesbian feminist thought by small press Out & Out Books, the text contains a treatise on feminist socialism and Cook's landmark essay emphasizing the potential political praxis in female friendship that originally appeared in influential second-wave feminist quarterly Chrysalis. Based in Brooklyn, Out & Out was established by lesbian poet Joan Larkin and lesbian authors Irena Klepfis and Jan Clawson to issue short pamphlets and anthologies by lesbian feminist authors. Illustrated in black-and-white; with notes. Some toning to wraps. Near fine. Item #8368