Mrs. No. 2.
Mrs. No. 2.
Mrs. No. 2.
Mrs. No. 2.
Mrs. No. 2.

Mrs. No. 2.

New York: Dell Publishing Co., 1939. 128 pp. VG+ 5.5” x 8” stapled wraps (corner crease, a touch of rubbing). A striking cover design, a replica of a purse, with more than 60 color illustrations throughout. An ahead-of-its-time magazine in terms of feminist content, with articles, stories, and features including “Birth Control Is Here to Stay” (with a Preface by Margaret Sanger, who praises the publication for “bringing to its readers the truth about birth control”), “Divorce—57 Varieties,” “Women Should Strip,” “How to Lose a Man,” “I Had My Face Lifted,” “Should My Daughter Be an Actress?” “Men Are Only Little Boys After All,” and “Art is Feminine.”

A scarce copy of this short-lived, progressive, and boundary-pushing women’s magazine (we can only find information about the first two issues), a precursor to the groundbreaking Ms. which launched in 1971. Not found in commerce, with only five holdings in OCLC (Ohio State, Yale, Williams, Old Dominion, Cleveland Public Library)—of those five, only Ohio State seems to have No. 2. Item #530

Price: $275.00