Check out the third video in the UMW Rare Books Spotlight Series! In this installment, Dr. Antonio Barrenechea discusses our first U.S. edition of Mary Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, published in 1792. A common favorite among staff and students, and frequently used in classes, this book is currently out for conservation treatment with the help of Giving Day donations. The treatment will include restoring the corners of the covers to better protect the pages inside, and reattaching loose pages.
This video was filmed and edited by Nick Onorato ’23.