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The American Way of Sex: An Informal Illustrated History

The American Way of Sex: An Informal Illustrated History

by Smith, Bradley

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New York: Two Continents Publishing Co, 1978. Hardcover. Near Fine/good +. "A Gemini Smith Inc. Book." [2], 254 p.: illustrations; 29 cm. Black cover with gilt spine title and front cover illustration. Illustrated endpapers. White dust jacket printed in red and blue. Book is in Near Fine Condition: edges of cover slightly rubbed; clean and tight. Dust jacket is in Good+ Condition: rubbed and lightly soiled; closed 6-cm. tear from upper edge of back section; minor chipping along upper edge.
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American Women and Political Participation: The Impacts of Work, Generation, and Feminism

American Women and Political Participation: The Impacts of Work, Generation, and Feminism

by Beckwith, Karen

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New York: Greenwood Press, 1986. Hardcover. Near Fine/very good. xiv, [2], 185, [3] p.: tables; 21 cm. Dark grey cloth with silver spine title. Illustrated dust jacket. Part of the series Contributions in Women's Studies, number 68. Book is in Near Fine Condition: top page edges slightly soiled; otherwise, clean and tight. Dust jacket is in Very Good Condition: lightly soiled; edges rubbed.
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Annual Catalogue of the Packer Collegiate Institute: Joralemon Street between Clinton and Court...
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Annual Catalogue of the Packer Collegiate Institute: Joralemon Street between Clinton and Court Streets Brooklyn, N.Y.

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New York: Marion Press, 1900. Hardcover. Very Good -. 94 p.: tables; 18 cm. Light blue cloth with dark blue stamped cover title: The Packer Collegiate Institute 1899-1900. Some pages are unopened. The Packer Collegiate Institute is a college preparatory school founded in 1845 as the Brooklyn Female Academy. It has always been located at 170 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn Heights, New York City. This catalog lists the students enrolled in the 1899-1900 academic year, as well as the faculty and trustees, lists the classes, and describes the school. In Very Good- Condition: both boards are faded along the edges; cover is lightly soiled; pages are clean and tight.
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Assault on Mount Helicon: A Literary Memoir

Assault on Mount Helicon: A Literary Memoir

by Barnard, Mary

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Berkeley: University of California Press, 1984. Hardcover. Fine/near fine. xviii, 331, [1] p.: [12] p. of illustrations, [9] p. of facsimiles; 24 cm. Brown cloth with black spine title. Illustrated dust jacket. A "lively portrait of the American literary scene in the 30s and 40s and an engaging narrative of literary ambition." -- from dust jacket. Includes excerpts from her correspondence with Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, and Marianne Moore. Book is in Fine Condition: clean and bright. Dust jacket is in Near Fine Condition: head of spine rubbed; clean and bright.
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Babies' Ward: Physician's Report, read before the Ladies' Auxiliary Board of the...
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Babies' Ward: Physician's Report, read before the Ladies' Auxiliary Board of the Babies' Ward of the New York Post-Graduate Medical School and Hospital, at its First Anniversary, Nov. 23, 1886

by McNutt, Sarah Jane

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New York: New York Post-Graduate Medical School and Hospital, 1886. Good +. 4 p.: 1 woodcut illustration; 27 cm. The New York Post-Graduate Medical School and Hospital was founded in 1882; today it is the New York University School of Medicine. The Babies' Ward was renamed the Babies' Hospital in 1887. The report by the doctor who oversaw the Babies' Ward, Sarah J. McNutt (1839-1930), includes the stories of individual children and their poverty-stricken backgrounds. Includes lists of the officers and managers (all women) with their addresses, as well as contributors to its support. McNutt was educated at the New York Infirmary for Women and Children by Doctors Elizabeth Blackwell, Emily Blackwell, and Mary Putnam Jacobi, and other early women physicians. She was instrumental in developing the New York Infirmary for Women and Children into a hospital and woman's medical college. In 1884 she was the first woman elected into the American neurological Association. In Good+… Read More
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The Backwoods of Canada: Being Letters from the Wife of an Emigrant Officer, Illustrative of the...
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The Backwoods of Canada: Being Letters from the Wife of an Emigrant Officer, Illustrative of the Domestic Economy of British America [bound with] The Oregon Territory: a Geographical and Physical Account of that Country and Its Inhabitants with Outlines of Its History and Discovery

by Traill, Catherine Parr Strickland; Nicolay, C. G. (Charles Grenfell)

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London: Charles Knight & Co, 1946. Hardcover. Good +. "New Edition." 1 preliminary leaf, 243, [6], 8-226 p., frontispiece portrait, folded map: illustrations; 15 cm. Contemporary half calf with marbled paper over boards. Gilt-tooled spine title. The Oregon Territory was published in London by Charles Knight & Co. in 1846. Front fixed endpaper bears bookplate of the Rev. J. Congreve, Overslade. John Congreve opened Overslade private classical school near Rugby, England, by 1854. In the 1860s, George Farncomb Wright became his partner in the school; they dissolved their partnership for "the tuition of young gentlemen" in 1871. The Backwoods of Canada was by English author Catherine Parr Strickland Traill (1802-1899), who emigrated to Upper Canada with her husband and sister in 1832. It was one of the first in the genre of Canadian nature essays and the first of several books she wrote about her new land. In Good+ Condition: rubbed; some loss of leather at head of… Read More
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The Beginning of the Journey: The Marriage of Diana and Lionel Trilling

The Beginning of the Journey: The Marriage of Diana and Lionel Trilling

by Trilling, Diana

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New York: Harcourt Brace & Co, 1993. Hardcover. Near Fine/fine. Stated First Edition. xi, [3], 442 p., 8 unpaginated pages of illustrations; 23 cm. Light blue cloth spine with filt-stamped spine title. Beige paper over boards. Dust jacket designed by Vaughn Andrews. "An uncommonly personal account of the upbringings, education, and marriage of two remarkable individuals"--Diana Ruben Trilling (1905-1996) and Lionel Trilling (1905-1975). Book is in Near Fine Condition: small remainder mark on lower page edges; otherwise, clean and bright. Dust jacket is in Fine Condition: clean and bright.
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Being Good: Women's Moral Values in Early America

Being Good: Women's Moral Values in Early America

by Saxton, Martha

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New York: Hill and Wang, 2003. Hardcover. Fine/fine. x, 388 p.; 24 cm. Brown and yellow cover with gilt spine title. Illustrated dust jacket. Gift inscription from the author on front free endpaper dated 3/19/03. The author examines the innate conflict between the popular view of women as weak and helpless while whey were also considered the keepers of the new nation's moral compass. She compares specific experiences in Massachusetts, Virginia, and St. Louis, Missouri. Book is Fine Condition: clean and tight. Dust jacket is in Fine Condition: clean and bright.
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Belle Moskowitz: Feminine Politics and the Exercise of Power in the Age of Alfred E. Smith

Belle Moskowitz: Feminine Politics and the Exercise of Power in the Age of Alfred E. Smith

by Perry, Elisabeth Israels

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New York; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1987. Hardcover. Fine/near fine. xv, [1], 280 p., [8] p. of illustrations; 24 cm. Black cloth spine with silver spine title; grey boards. Illustrated dust jacket. Belle Moskowitz (1877-1933) was a political advisor and publicist to Al Smith (1873-1944) from his 1918 campaign for governor of New York through his years as governor and his campaign for president. Her New York Times obituary referred to her as "the most powerful woman in United States politics." Book is in Fine Condition: clean and tight. Dust jacket is in Near Fine Condition: lightly rubbed; clean and bright.
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The Black Family in Slavery and Freedom, 1750-1925

The Black Family in Slavery and Freedom, 1750-1925

by Gutman, Herbert G.

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New York: Vintage Books, Random House, 1976. Paperback. Very Good. xxviii, 664 p.: illustrations, tables, genealogical tables; 23 cm. Paperback. A groundbreaking work, in which "quantitative records, from the U. S. Census, slave plantation journal books and the like are intermixed with qualitative materials, such as letters slaves wrote each other, testimony given to Government commissions, or observations of foreign travelers. Gutman is a master at combining this numerical and intimate material." -- New York Time, Oct. 17, 1976. In Very Good Condition: edges rubbed; pages are browning along edges; otherwise, clean and solid.
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine no. 291-295, vol. 47, Jan.-May 1840
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine no. 291-295, vol. 47, Jan.-May 1840

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New York: Jemima M. Mason, 1840. Hardcover. Very Good -. 716 p.; 23 cm. Contemporary half calf with marbled paper over boards. Six spine compartments between double gilt rules. Gilt-tooled title on red leather label in second compartment: "Blackwood's Magazine." Remains of small paper label at head of spine. Five issues bound together, each with its title page. Front fixed endpaper bears the bookplate of the Union Philosophical Society of Dickinson College, indicating that the volumes were acquired by the library in 1841; the bookplate is signed by librarian W. L. Spotswood. Blue oval stamp of Dickinson College Library below the bookplate. "Union Philosophical Society" written at head of first title page. Contents include reviews of Deerbrook by Harriet Martineau ("Miss Martineau's genius is essentially feminine, though its vigour and reach are those of a man"), and of Jacob Grimm's Deutsche Grammatik; and articles on the plagiarism of Samuel Taylor… Read More
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Catherine of Braganza, Queen of Charles the Second ob. 1705; From the Original of Sir Peter Lely...
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Catherine of Braganza, Queen of Charles the Second ob. 1705; From the Original of Sir Peter Lely in the Collection of His Grace the Duke of Gordon

by Freeman, Samuel

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London: Harding & Lepard, 1830. Very Good. 1 leaf 28 x 19 cm. Image is 12 x 9.5 cm. "Engraved by S. Freeman." Stipple engraving of Catherine of Braganza as queen, with her hair in ringlets, wearing a loose gown and mantle fastened on her right shoulder. She is seated with her left hand on an open book beside a crown and feeding a lamb with her right. First published in 1826 in the folio edition of Edmund Lodge's Portraits of Illustrious Personages of Great Britain. Catherine of Braganza (1638-1705), wife of Charles the Second, was Queen of England, Scotland, and Ireland from 1662 to 1685. After she returned to Portugal as a widow, she served as regent of Portugal in 1701, 1704, and 1705. She is credited with popularizing tea drinking, common among the Portuguese nobility, to the English court. In Very Good Condition: minimal light foxing; otherwise, clean and bright.
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Charlotte de la Tremouille, Countess of Derby ob. 1663; From the Original of Vandyke in the...
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Charlotte de la Tremouille, Countess of Derby ob. 1663; From the Original of Vandyke in the Collection of the Right Honble. the Earl of Derby

by Dean, Thomas Anthony

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London: Harding, Tripbhook, & Lepard, 1825. Very Good. 1 leaf 28 x 19 cm. Image is 12 x 9.5 cm. "Engraved by T.A. Dean." Stipple engraving of Charlotte Stanley, Countess of Derby (1599-1664), granddaughter of William I, Prince of Orange. She was famous for her vigorous defence of Lathom House during the English Civil War. After her exile to the Isle of Man, she held out until the Royalists had been defeated and her husband executed, retaining, as David Hume said, "the glory of being the last person in the three kingdoms, and in all their dependent dominions, who submitted to the victorious rebels." In Very Good Condition: foxing and light soiling.
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The Common Reader [First Series]
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The Common Reader [First Series]

by Woolf, Virginia

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New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co, 1925. Hardcover. Very Good. [2], 332 p.; 23 cm. Original red cloth with gilt-stamped spine title; double blind-ruled border on front board with blind-stamped publisher's emblem. Lacking dust jacket. The first U.S. edition, which includes one essay, "Miss Ormerod", not found in the first English edition. Contents: The Common Reader -- The Pastons and Chaucer -- On Not Knowing Greek -- The Elizabethan Lumber Room -- Notes on an Elizabethan Play -- Montaigne -- The Duchess of Newcastle -- Rambling round Evelyn -- Defoe -- Addison -- The Lives of the Obscure: The Taylors and the Edgeworths; Laetitia Pilkington; Miss Ormerod -- Jane Austen -- Modern Fiction -- "Jane Eyre" and "Wuthering Heights" -- George Eliot -- The Russian Point of View -- Outlines: Miss Mitford; Dr. Bentley; Lady Dorothy Nevill; Archbishop Thomson -- The Patron and the Crocus -- The Modern Essay -- Joseph Conrad -- How It Strikes a Contemporary. In Very Good… Read More
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Das Frauenbüchlein des Ortolff von Bayerland, gedruckt vor 1500; Begleit-Text von Gustav Klein
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Das Frauenbüchlein des Ortolff von Bayerland, gedruckt vor 1500; Begleit-Text von Gustav Klein

by Ortolf von Baierland [Ortolff von Bayerland]

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München: Carl Kuhn, 1910. Paperback. Very Good -. [4], 14, [2], 30, [4] p., 4 leaves of facsimile illustrations; 21 cm. Original paper covers with faux vellum wrapper printed in red. Series: Alte Meister der Medizin und Naturkunde in Facsimile-Ausgaben und Neudrucken, 1. Facsimile reprint of the first known printed edition, with caption title: Disz Biechlin sagt wie sich die schwangern Frawen halten süllen vor der Gepurt in der Gepurt und nach der Gepurd. An article by Gustav Klein about the early printing of Ortolf's medical works, with bibliography, follows the facsimile. Garrison-Morton 6137.1 (1st ed., c. 1495): "The first obstetrical book printed in the vernacular." In Very Good- Condition: wrapper is soiled and brittle, and split along top edge of front cover; slight loss along fore-edges of wrapper and at ends of spine; light soiling in margins of two pages; small tear from lower edge of back cover, leaving impression at lower edge of last 4 leaves; otherwise… Read More
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De l'Indecence aux Hommes d'Accoucher les Femmes, et de l'Obligation aux Femmes de...
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De l'Indecence aux Hommes d'Accoucher les Femmes, et de l'Obligation aux Femmes de Nourrir leurs Enfans: Pour montrer par des raisons de Physique, de Morale, & de Medecine, que les meres n'exposeroient ni leurs vies ni celles de leurs enfans, en se passant ordinairement d'Accoucheurs & de Nourrices

by Hecquet, Philippe

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Trevoux, France: L'Imprimerie de S.A.S., 1708. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good +. "Et se vend à Paris. Chez Jacques Etienne Libraire." 94, 145, [7] p.; 15 cm. Contemporary full calf with six spine compartments between raised bands. Red morocco label in second compartment with gilt-tooled title: "L'Inec aux Hommes." Gilt-tooled decoration in remaining compartments and on board edges. All page edges speckled red. Woodcut head pieces and initial letters. In an old hand on the title page: "par mr hecquet." First edition of Philippe Hecquet's important condemnation of men displacing women as midwives. The second part of the book advises women on feeding infants, including breastfeeding. In Very Good+ Condition: slight loss of leather at head of spine; edges are rubbed; back joint weak at head of spine; hinges are tight; pages are clean and tight.
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Eighteenth Annual Report of the Executive board, and of the Ladies' Board of Managers of the...

Eighteenth Annual Report of the Executive board, and of the Ladies' Board of Managers of the Union Benevolent Association

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Philadelphia: Merrihew & Thompson, printers, 1849. Paperback. Very Good +. 31, [1] p.; 22 cm. Yellow wrappers with black wrapper title. The Union Benevolent Association was established in 1831 to provide assistance to Philadelphia residents by lending stoves to help heat their homes during a harsh winter, along with wood and coal. The intention was to help the "worthy poor" without regard for religion or race. The activities of the organization have evolved since 1831; today it provides grants to projects to fight poverty. This report contains the constitution and by-laws of the Union Benevolent Association, as well as detailed data about the people with whom the association had worked in the previous year. The (male) officers of the Association are listed; none of the members of the Ladies' Board of Managers are named, although the majority of the report is theirs. Scarce. In Very Good+ Condition: wrapper is lightly soiled; lower corner of front wrapper creased; lower… Read More
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Electioneering Women: An American Appreciation in The Nineteenth Century: A Monthly Review;...

Electioneering Women: An American Appreciation in The Nineteenth Century: A Monthly Review; Edited by James Knowles -- vol. 48, no. 285, Nov. 1900

by Banks, Elizabeth L.

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New York: Leonard Scott Publication Co, 1900. Paperback. Very Good -. 8, [1], 686-880, 9-12 p.: illustrated advertisements; 25 cm. Paperback. Contents include: Cabinet Government or Departmentalism? by J. A. R. Marriott -- The Lake-Dwellers by the Rev. Dr. Jessopp -- Extravagance in Dress by Lady Guendolen Ramsden -- Voice Culture by Mrs. Walter Creyke [Caroline Lawes Creyke] -- The Van Eycks by W. H. James Weale -- Electioneering Women: An American Appreciation by Elizabeth L. Banks -- The Cradle of the Human Race by Samuel Waddington -- Army Manoeuvres in France by H. Somers Somerset -- The Casualties of War and Industry by F. Harcourt Kitchen -- The Vulgarizing of Oberammergau by L. C. Morant -- The Gael and his Heritage by Fiona Macleod -- The Newspapers by Sir Wemyss Reid. In Very Good- Condition: minor loss at tail of spine; text block detached from paper cover; many pages unopened and some fore-edges chipped as a result of careless opening; pages are clean and tight.
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Elizabeth Fry: A Biography

Elizabeth Fry: A Biography

by Rose, June

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London, Eng: Macmillan, 1980. First Edition. Fine/very good. [14], 218 p.: frontispiece, 4 unpaginated pages of illustrations; 22 cm. Black textured paper over boards with gilt-stamped spine title. Color illustrated dust jacket. Illustrated endpapers. Includes sources, bibliography, and index. First Edition. ISBN 0-333-23806-0. Former owner's name on half-title page: Craig Horle, a noted historian of early Quakerism and early Pennsylvania. Elizabeth Fry, Quaker minister and mother of eleven children, "drew the world's attention to the plight of women in prison, instituted an order of nursing sisters and became the figurehead of much of the philanthropic endeavour in the first half of the nineteenth century . . . . Yet even during her lifetime this remarkable woman aroused hostility as well as admiration. Quakers found her 'worldliness' disquieting, not all of her fellow penal reformers approved of her unorthodox ways and the 'irregular authority' conferred upon her and… Read More
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An Essay on Laborious Parturition: in which the Division of the Symphysis Pubis is Particularly...
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An Essay on Laborious Parturition: in which the Division of the Symphysis Pubis is Particularly Considered

by Osborn, William

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London: T. Cadell, 1783. Hardcover. Near Fine. [6], x, [1], xiv-xvi, 255, [1] p.; 22 cm. 20th-century binding: half polished calf with gilt-tooled spine title "Osborn on Parturition." Black cloth over boards. Lacking original half title, which was supplied (probably at the time of the modern binding) by a facsimile of a half title bearing an inscription. Title page bears two circular stamps of the Norwich & Norfolk United Medical Book Society, and "ANd43" in ink in the upper corner. The Norwich & Norfolk United Medical Book Society was founded prior to 1826, when a catalog of its library was published. The library was dispersed some time after 1955. In the Conclusion (p. 241-255) Osborn disagrees vehemently with Alexander Hamilton's remarks on Caesarian operations in his Outlines of the Theory and Practice of Midwifery. Hamilton declared that the mother had only a one in ten chance of dying as the result of a Caesarian operation, while Osborn insisted that… Read More
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