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NATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON THE EMPLOYMENT OF OLDER MEN AND WOMEN:: First [with Second] Report of the National Advisory Committee on the Employment of Older Men and Women
62; 28pp., octavo, stapled printed wrappers as issued, London, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, Commands 8963 and 9628, 1953-55. The Committee was asked 'To advise and assist the Minister of Labour and National Service in promoting the employment of older men and women.' Its findings can be summarised thus: 'Older' does not mean aged, but applies to all whose employment is affected by age. The reasons for the acceptance of the policy that greater employment of older persons should be encouraged are the changing age structure of the community, the increasing length of life and the present and future manpower needs of the country. At the beginning of the century there were roughly 10 people per 100 over the minimum pensionable age, in 1953 there were 20 and in less than a generation there will be 30, and by 1962 it is estimated that the men aged 18 to 40 will be fewer by some 300,000. The economic consequences are that an increase in current production will be necessary for the maintenance of retired persons, especially as they will tend to expect a high standard of living. The changing age structure of the population must be matched by similar change in the age structure of the working population, so that the skill and experience of older people will have to be used. While there is great variation in their capacity to work, the majority of persons who give efficient service at 60 can work until 70, and the continuance in the rhythm and routine and the feeling of usefulness, may hold at bay the effect of ageing. There is no medical support for a fixed age of retirement. While the older worker may feel the strain of increased speed, in many jobs requiring accuracy, regularity and conscientiousness he may be at a positive advantage. He can also be most adaptable and trainable for a new job. The variations in the proportions of older workers in comparable industries suggests that factors other than suitability are operating. The traditional attitude of 'too old at 40' is still found, salary scales based on age have a deterrent effect, and in all fields of employment there is a tendency towards retirement at the minimum pensionable ages. There should be more opportunities for older women in such important women's employments as retail distribution and clerical work. In professional and managerial work unemployment or early retirement means a great waste of ability and training. The test for engagement should be capacity not age, and the retirement policy recommended is that all men and women employed in industry, commerce, the professions or elsewhere who can give effective service, either in their normal work or any alternative work which their employer can make available, should be given the opportunity, without regard to age, to continue at work if they so wish. (Book ref. 20767)   £80.00
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BEVERIDGE (William Henry): John and Irene, An Anthology of Thoughts on Women,
First Edition, a little spotting but a very good copy in original cloth, London, Longmans, 1912. A compilation of extracts on feminism and the role of women from a wide range of authors. "Beveridge's conception of the ideal woman, and his views on women in general… highly revealing of Beveridge's own attitudes towards the female sex. The book consisted of a brief fictional preface, followed by several hundred quotations form a wide variety of literary sources, illustrating the virtues, vices and aspirations of women and their relationships with men… The moral that Beveridge drew was that: "…women's real problem, on which she has to settled her account with man and with society, lies not in any question of Education, or Work, or Wages but in the conditions of the marriage relation and all that springs from it; and that, until these last points are settled, women's and men's aspirations for true companionship will.. be again and again defeated." - Harris, p.116 (Book ref. 20427)   £90.00
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WOOLF (Virginia, contributes introductory letter) DAVIES (Margaret Llewelyn, editor): Life as we have known it. By Co operative Working Women.
142pp a very good paperback copy. London, Virago Press, 1977. (Book ref. 20170)   £12.00
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WOOLF (Virginia); ZWERDLING (Alex): Virginia Woolf and the Real World.
374pp., a very good paperback copy, Berkeley, University of California Press, 1986. (Book ref. 20356)   £10.00
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WOOLF (Virginia); ZWERDLING (Alex): Virginia Woolf and the Real World,
374pp tall octavo, a very good copy in original cloth, with dust-wrapper, Berkeley, University of California Press, 1986. (Book ref. 20355)   £20.00
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WOOLF (Virginia); WILSON (Jean Moorcroft): Virginia Woolf, Life and London, A Biography of Place,
255pp large octavo, a very good copy in original cloth, with dust-wrapper, with numerous plates and illustrations, London, Woolf, 1987. (Book ref. 20353)   £20.00
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WOOLF (Virginia); WILLIS (J. H.): Leonard and Virginia Woolf as Publishers. The Hogarth Press 1917 - 1941,
xvi, 451pp large octavo, a very good copy in original cloth, with dust-wrapper, Charlottesville, University Press of Virginia, 1992. (Book ref. 20352)   £20.00
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WOOLF (Virginia); WHITWORTH (Michael): Virginia Woolf.
268pp a good paperback copy, Authors in Context Series, London, Oxford University Press, 2005. (Book ref. 20350)   £10.00
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WOOLF (Virginia); WEBB (Ruth): Virginia Woolf, British Library Writers' Lives,
128pp small quarto, very good copy, paperback, with numerous plates and illustrations, London, The British Library, 2000. (Book ref. 20347)   £10.00
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WOOLF (Virginia); WARNER (Eric, editor): Virginia Woolf, A Centenary Perspective, forward by Quentin Bell,
reprint, 168pp tall octavo, a very good copy in original cloth, London, Macmillan, 1988. (Book ref. 20345)   £15.00
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WOOLF (Virginia); WARNER (Eric, editor): Virginia Woolf, A Centenary Perspective, forward by Quentin Bell,
168pp tall octavo, a very good copy in original cloth, with dust-wrapper, London, Macmillan, 1984. (Book ref. 20344)   £20.00
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WOOLF (Virginia); TURNBAUGH (Douglas Blair) Duncan Grant: Duncan Grant and the Bloomsbury Group [painter and Bloomsbury group associate],
106 illustrations, 119pp small folio, a very good copy in original cloth, with dust-wrapper, (this with some tears), Secaucus New Jersey, Stuart, 1987. (Book ref. 20343)   £30.00
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WOOLF (Virginia); TROMBLEY (Stephen): "All that Summer She was Mad", Virginia Woolf and her Doctors,
ix, 338pp large octavo, a very good copy in original cloth, with dust-wrapper, London, Junction Books, 1981. (Book ref. 20342)   £20.00
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WOOLF (Virginia); TODD (Pamela): Bloomsbury at Home,
192pp quarto, a very good copy in original cloth, with dust-wrapper, with numerous plates and illustrations, London, Pavilion, 1999. "Fascination with the Bloomsbury group continues unabated. This famous circle of friends - Virginia and Leonard Woolf, Vanessa Bell, Maynard Keynes, Lytton Strachey, Dora Carrington, Duncan Grant, and others - has become synonymous with devotion to the arts, acerbic wit, liberal ideas, and outrageous sexual frankness. In Bloomsbury at Home, for the first time, readers can experience this group visually-through their paintings, sketches, family photographs, and new photography of their homes and studios. Pamela Todd takes readers inside this notorious circle of British writers and artists for an intimate look at their private lives, their elaborate parties, and their unconventional homes and domestic arrangements. Using generous quotations from their diaries and letters, Todd re-creates life among this memorable group of individuals who dared to defy the restrictions of polite London society at the turn of the 20th century - and who still arouse interest and curiosity today." -dustwrapper (Book ref. 20341)   £20.00
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WOOLF (Virginia); SUGIYAMA (Yoko): Rainbow and Granite, A Study of Virginia Woolf,
225pp a very good copy in original cloth, with dust-wrapper, Kwansei Gakuin University Research Series vol. 34., Tokyo, Hokuseido Press, 1973. Item 57 in Majumdar's : Virginia Woolf, An Annotated Bibliography of Criticism 1915-1974. (Book ref. 20340)   £20.00
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WOOLF (Virginia); STUBBS (Patricia): Women and Fiction, Feminism and the Novel 1880-1920,
First Edition, 263pp large octavo, a few library marks but a good copy in original cloth, Sussex, Harvester Press, 1979. The final chapter is on Virginia Woolf and D. H. Lawrence. (Book ref. 20339)   £18.00
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WOOLF (Virginia); STRACHEY (James and Alix); MEISEL (Perry) with: KENDRICK (Walter, editors): Bloomsbury / Freud, The Letters of James and Alix Strachey [associates of the Bloomsbury group] 1924-1925,
360pp large octavo, a very good copy in original cloth, with dust-wrapper, London, Chatto, 1986. (Book ref. 20338)   £20.00
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WOOLF (Virginia); STEVENS (Michael): V. Sackville-West, [associate of the Bloomsbury group], A Critical Biography,
192pp tall octavo, a very good copy in original cloth, with dust-wrapper, New York, Scribners, 1974. (Book ref. 20337)   £20.00
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WOOLF (Virginia); SQUIER (Susan M.): Virginia Woolf and London; The Sexual Politics of the City,
xii, 220pp tall octavo, a very good copy in original cloth, with dust-wrapper, Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina, 1985. (Book ref. 20335)   £18.00
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WOOLF (Virginia); SPRAGUE (Claire): Virginia Woolf, a Collection of Critical Essays.
186pp a good paperback copy, London, Prentice Hall, 1971. See item 56 in Majumdar's : Virginia Woolf, An Annotated Bibliography of Criticism 1915-1974. (Book ref. 20334)   £10.00
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