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Sexual Politics – Kate Millett (Doubleday, Sphere)

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Nov 7th, 2018. Artwork published in .
    First edition by Doubleday and Co., 1970
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    First edition by Doubleday and Co., 1970

    Sexual Politics: A Surprising Examination of Society’s Most Arbitrary Folly by Kate Millett (1934–2017) —

    has been seen as a classic feminist text, said to be “the first book of academic feminist literary criticism”, and “one of the first feminist books of this decade to raise nationwide male ire” […] [It] was an important theoretical touchstone for the second wave feminism of the 1970s.

    UK paperback edition by Sphere Books, London, 1972.
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    UK paperback edition by Sphere Books, London, 1972.

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    • Venus

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    5 Comments on “Sexual Politics – Kate Millett (Doubleday, Sphere)”

    1. Nov 8th, 2018  10:06 pm

      I’m getting Venus vibes from the unidentified. I’ve seen it look like that before. Kind of close.

    2. Nov 9th, 2018  9:25 am

      Good call, Garrison! That’s definitely closer than the ones I’ve looked at. Here’s a glyph set of Venus Medium Extended AKA breit halbfett, courtesy of James Puckett (CC-BY):

      By the way, at some point, Bauer recut the E, F and L in all sizes and styles of Venus, straightening the diagonally sheared terminals that are shown in the sample you posted.

    3. Nov 9th, 2018  3:00 pm

      Very nice! Those sheared ends definitely looked odd to me. Puckett’s image looks more familiar. I have no clue where I previously saw this! I’m not sure if there’s a digital version.

    4. Nov 9th, 2018  8:36 pm

      As far as the lighter weights of Venus Extended are concerned, there’s Scangraphic’s Venus SB (top) and Production Type’s Mars Extended (bottom). The latter was released earlier this year. It has the sheared terminals and is distinguished by a larger x-height. Vonness and Classic Grotesque have extended styles, too.

    5. Nov 9th, 2018  10:06 pm

      Wow! Didn’t realize Mars was a spin of Venus. I’ll definitely be looking at that!

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