[Eppa Hunton Jr.] [Anti-Suffrage] WOMAN'S SUFFRAGE BY CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
New Haven: Yale University Press, 1916. Hard Cover. near Good binding. Item #7500
12mo. x, 204 pp. First edition. Signed and inscribed by Tucker. As issued, in publisher's cloth. A solid and serviceable copy with evidence of water exposure. There are tideline at the top and fore-edge margin of much of the textblock; additionally, there is staining to the front board; the leaves are lightly rippled throughout; contents otherwise clean.
A series of lectures in the William L. Storrs Lecture Series, in which Tucker argues that the proposed amendment to the Constitution--what would become the 19th Amendment--degrades the "just equilibrium for the preservation of the liberty of American citizens" (p.vii). Sure to be a puzzling argument. This copy inscribed by Tucker to Eppa Hunton on the front pastedown and dated Nov. 1916. Given the date, this is surely Eppa Hunton, Jr, son of Confederate General and U.S. Senator Eppa Hunton. Hunton Jr. was also a founding partner of notable Richmond law firm, Hunton & Williams (now, Hunton Andrews & Kurth) and at the time of this inscription, he was the president of the Virginia State Bar Association. An interesting association of an uncommon work arguing against woman's suffrage. Haynes 18697.