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Print: Child bending over bag(?)
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Print: Child bending over bag(?)

By Vanderbilt, Gloria

Signed lower right by the artist in pen. 18 x 14 inches. Framed and glazed. Signed lower right by the artist in pen. 18 x 14 inches. Inscribed on lower left " For Darling Isabel (Leighton) Love at Christmas Always Gloria."

$750.00

ANS. "I can be there May 15..." Signed Eleanor Roosevelt
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ANS. "I can be there May 15..." Signed Eleanor Roosevelt

By ROOSEVELT, Eleanor

1 page. 8vo. OLd Folds. 1 page. 8vo.

$350.00

Autograph letter signed ("Selma Lagerlöf")
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Autograph letter signed ("Selma Lagerlöf")

By Lagerlöf, Selma (1858-1940)

Mårbacka, Sunne [Värmland, Sweden], 1926. 3 pp. In Swedish. 12mo. Bifolium of lined stationery. Old Folds. Fine. 3 pp. In Swedish. 12mo. First Woman to Win the Nobel Prize in Literature. A three page letter in Swedish, making mention of Princess Hildegard of Bavaria as well as her German publisher Albert Langen, who published her novel Charlotte Löwensköld in the year the letter is dated. Lagerlöf was first woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature (1909) as well as the first woman to be admitted to the Swedish Academy (1914).

$500.00

Autograph letters signed Fanny Lily Gypsey Davenport ("Fanny Davenport") chiefly to Author and Editor Edward Bok ("Dear Mr. Bok")
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Autograph letters signed Fanny Lily Gypsey Davenport ("Fanny Davenport") chiefly to Author and Editor Edward Bok ("Dear Mr. Bok")

By (Theater) Davenport, Fanny Lily Gypsey

various places, 1887. 27 letters [81 pp.] pen and ink on paper, chiefly on personal monogrammed letterhead, with several signatures penned as an afterthought, on top of the initial text. Various sizes of 8vo. Very good/fine. 27 letters [81 pp.] pen and ink on paper, chiefly on personal monogrammed letterhead, with several signatures penned as an afterthought, on top of the initial text. Various sizes of 8vo. An extensive archive in Davenport's scrawling hand, chiefly to Pulitzer Prize-winning author and editor, Edward Bok, during his tenure as editor of The Brooklyn Magazine, discussing current and future articles and writing projects for submission. Bok was also the noted editor of the Ladies Home Journal for 30 years and is credited with coining the term "living room" for the room once commomnly known as a parlour. Fanny Lily Gipsey Davenport (1850-1898) was an English born, American stage actress from a theatrical family that included her father, Edward Loomis Davenport, and her mother, Fanny Vining Davenport, as well as several siblings, all of whom were actors. She started on the stage at 7 years old and continued to tread the boards until several months before her death in 1898.

$1250.00

Typed Letter Signed ("Jane Addams"), to "My dear Mrs. Gregory"
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Typed Letter Signed ("Jane Addams"), to "My dear Mrs. Gregory"

By Addams, Jane

Chicago, 1912. 1 p. typed on Hull-House letterhead. 8vo. Old folds. 1 p. typed on Hull-House letterhead. 8vo. A letter of thanks for a $25 donation to Hull-House.

$350.00

Epilogue To The Theatrical Representation at Strawberry Hill. Written by Johanna Baillie, And Spoken By The Hon. Anne S. Damer
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Epilogue To The Theatrical Representation at Strawberry Hill. Written by Johanna Baillie, And Spoken By The Hon. Anne S. Damer

By Baillie, Johanna

n.p., 1800. First Edition. 2pp. Broadsheet. 1 vols. Very Good. First Edition. 2pp. Broadsheet. 1 vols. The Hon. Anne S. Damer was the next proprietor of Strawberry Hill after Walpole. This is not a Strawberry Hill Press production as Hazen says. ESTC T141564 ; Hazen, A.T. A bibliography of the Strawberry Hill Press, Detached Pieces (Appendix B), 94 (But no watermark)

$450.00

A collection of four letters signed ("Julia Cantacuzène Spiransky nee Grant") to Cyrus H.K. Curtis ("Dear Mr. Curtis"), and one clipped signature
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A collection of four letters signed ("Julia Cantacuzène Spiransky nee Grant") to Cyrus H.K. Curtis ("Dear Mr. Curtis"), and one clipped signature

By Cantacuzene Spiransky, Princess, Julia Dent Grant

Washington, D.C and New York, 1932. 7 pp. [three typed letters signed on personal letterhead; one autograph letter signed in pen and ink on bi-fold paper; one clipped signature]. 1 vols. 4to and smaller. Old folds, toning affecting the signature of one letter, else very good. 7 pp. [three typed letters signed on personal letterhead; one autograph letter signed in pen and ink on bi-fold paper; one clipped signature]. 1 vols. 4to and smaller. RELIEF FOR WHITE RUSSIAN REFUGEES. A collection of four letters to American magazine and newspaper publisher, Cyrus H.K. Curtis, asking for contributions for the relief of White Russian refugees who fled the country in the wake of the Russian Revolution and the ensuing Russian Civil War. Reading in part: "The situation of the refugees is ghastly, so we feel our appeal is the strongest of that of any group, as our people's misery is greater & least deserved - since tis fighting in the allied cause so to preserve Civilization that they have accepted the sacrifice of martyrdom & exile. These Russians are not beggars. Many of the groups we have helped are now on their feet & working, so they are self sufficient..." Born in the White House, in 1876, author and historian, Julia Dent Grant Cantacuzène Spéransky, Princess Cantacuzène, Countess Spéransky (1876-1975), was the daughter of Frederick Dent Grant, oldest son of President U.S. Grant, and was President Grant's first grandchild. From her perspective as the wife of Prince Mikhail Cantacuzène, a Russian general, diplomat, and Chief of Staff to Tsar Nicholas II, Princess Cantacuzene, as she was most commonly referred to, is best known for her first-person accounts of the events leading up to the Russian Revolution of 1917.

$450.00

Autograph letter signed ("Horace Mann"), to L. Andrews, accepting the invitation of the Ohio Teachers of Common Schools
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Autograph letter signed ("Horace Mann"), to L. Andrews, accepting the invitation of the Ohio Teachers of Common Schools

By Mann, Horace

Yellow Springs, OH, 1853. 2 pp. 12mo. Single leaf of stationery, shallow chip at blank left margin with no loss of text. 2 pp. 12mo. The "father of American public school" writes to accept the invitation of the State Teacher's Association of Ohio to deliver their annual address, and to express his admiration. In part: "I sincerely hope the time has now come when I can establish cordial relations with a Society which I have long regarded with so much honor & respect.... I shall gladly avail myself of this ocassion to show the deep interest which I feel in the noble efforts of the Ohio Teachers of Common Schools." The letter dates from two months after Mann assumed the presidency of the newly established Antioch College at Yellow Springs.

$850.00

The Nature Notes of an Edwardian Lady, and the Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady
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The Nature Notes of an Edwardian Lady, and the Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady

By Holden, Edith

London: Webb & Bower, 1989. LIMITED EDITION, number 1 of 15. Signed by Holden's great niece, Rowena Scott, on the limitation page. Illustrated after Holden's watercolor illustrations. 2 vols. 4to. Bound in full green morocco, gilt-ruled covers, gilt decorated spine, gilt-decorated dentelles, marbled free endpapers, all edges gilt, by Zaehnsdorf. Matching green morocco tipped marbled paper over boards slipcase. Fine. LIMITED EDITION, number 1 of 15. Signed by Holden's great niece, Rowena Scott, on the limitation page. Illustrated after Holden's watercolor illustrations. 2 vols. 4to. Copy #1 from an edition of 15. Facsimiles of two manuscript diaries from 1906, reproducing the hand-written text and watercolor illustrations from the originals. Holden, a relatively obscure illustrator of children's books, drowned accidentally in the Thames in 1920. The posthumous publication of her notebooks in 1977 and 1989 made her famous, and The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady was adapted into a biographical television series in the U.K.

$2500.00

Group of 15 photo postcards showing the Independent Patriotic Women's Division
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Group of 15 photo postcards showing the Independent Patriotic Women's Division

By (Independent Patriotic Women's Division)

1916. 15 black and white photo postcards. WITH: A small medallion from the Woman's Section of the Movement for National Preparedness attached to a red, white, and blue ribbon. 3 3/8 x 5 3/8 inches. Fine. 15 black and white photo postcards. WITH: A small medallion from the Woman's Section of the Movement for National Preparedness attached to a red, white, and blue ribbon. 3 3/8 x 5 3/8 inches. A group of photo postcards showing a gathering of the Independent Patriotic Women's Division, which formed as part of the large national civic "preparedness" movement that arose in the early years of World War I. Images include a view of the division's tents pitched in a field, numerous group shots of the women in uniform, marching, engaged in calesthenics, standing at attention, etc. Accompanying the photos is a small medalion- attached to a red, white, and blue ribbon- lettered on one side "The Woman's Section of the Movement for National Preparedness." A massive Citizens Preparedness Parade which took place on May 13, 1916 in New York, just over a year after the sinking of the Lusitania, in which a body of citizens larger than the U.S. Army marched from City Hall to Central Park. This included several thousand women with various organizations, including the Independent Patriotic Women's Division, who brought up the rear, with Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt as marshal.

$750.00

Amherst College.  Class of 1874
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Amherst College. Class of 1874

By (Amherst)

[Amherest , Mass, 1874. circa 130 photographs. With 4 pp. of printed text giving the Statistics of the class at the front. Thick 4to. Bound in presentation embossed brown morocco, with graduating student Alfred Ely's name stamped in gilt on upper cover, bottom of spine perished, else Very Good. circa 130 photographs. With 4 pp. of printed text giving the Statistics of the class at the front. Thick 4to. Melvil Dewey was the Class of 1874.

$2250.00

The Young Book-Keeper's Assistant: shewing him in the most plain and easy manner, the Italian way of stating Debtor and Creditor; with proper and instructive notes under every entry in the waste-book

By Dilworth, Thomas

Philadelphia: Benjamin Johnson, 1794. The Twelfth Edition. [164] pp., variously paginated. Collation: [A]4 B-U4 X2. 8vo. Contemporary speckled sheep. Endpapers excised, fore-edge of textblock rough, some toning and staining, occasional annotations and marks. With a small oval ticket of James Wilson Bookbinder and Bookseller Wilmington, Del (Spawn 18). The Twelfth Edition. [164] pp., variously paginated. Collation: [A]4 B-U4 X2. 8vo. With Wilmington, DE, Bookbinder's Ticket. ESTC W21097; Evans 26889

$250.00

Screed of Safari Scribe
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Screed of Safari Scribe

By Brooks, Virgiunia Field Walton

[Memphis, Tennessee: privately printed, 1947. First edition. Photos. 84pp. 8vo. Original pictorial stiff card, Wraps a bit creased and rubbed, fore-edge a bit thumbed. First edition. Photos. 84pp. 8vo. Warmly inscribed to the author's cousins on the title-page: "Safari Greetings / to / Marie and Lucien Beckner / My charming Kentucky cousins. / With sincere admiration. / Virginia Field Walton Brooks / Epping Forest Manor / Memphis, Tenn. / Aug. 15, 1950" Czech, Africa, p. 37

$300.00

My Diary. A Trip to the East
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My Diary. A Trip to the East

By Houstoun-Boswall, Phoebe

np [London]: For private circulation, 1931. First edition. Extra-illustrated and likely the author's own copy.; xii, 243 pp.; with numerous original photographs mounted on tipped in card throughout. 8vo (7-1/4 x 4-3/4 inches). Publisher's red cloth, lettered in gilt. Spine sunned, extremities worn, boards with one or two pale stains, scattered foxing and browning throughout particularly to first and last few leaves, front free endpaper lacking. First edition. Extra-illustrated and likely the author's own copy.; xii, 243 pp.; with numerous original photographs mounted on tipped in card throughout. 8vo (7-1/4 x 4-3/4 inches). AUTHOR'S COPY. This is likely the author's own copy of this rare, privately printed title. With numerous original photographs depicting scenes throughout Ceylon, Burma, and India, including the author riding elephants and camels and playing with monkeys, snake charmers, beach scenes, city landscapes, and more. From the Foreword, written by the author's mother: "This diary was kept by Phoebe throughout our trip to Ceylon, Burma and India. She finished it two months before she reached the age of fourteen, and except for spelling corrections has had absolutely no help or criticism. I think her effort deserves the reward of seeing her Diary in print and, although I have waited two and a half years before presenting her with her 'book', I hope that it will still be an acceptable gift and a lasting reminder of our interesting and delightful trip. / Naomi Houstoun-Boswall / Xmas, 1931." Phoebe was the daughter of Sir George Reginald Houstoun-Boswall, 4th Baronet (1877-1915), who was killed in World War I when she was an infant.

$1500.00

My Farm in Lion Country
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My Farm in Lion Country

By Boyd, Joyce

New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1933. First Edition. Frontispiece and plates after photographs, half-title. xiv, 273 pp. 8vo. Publisher's cloth, in pictorial clipped dust jacket by Paul Bransom as well as endpapers, color pictorial endpapers. Very Good. First Edition. Frontispiece and plates after photographs, half-title. xiv, 273 pp. 8vo. "The author Joyce Boyd-Moss and her husband George farmed in Tanganyika, and she recounts adventures, hartebeest and zebra [sic]. Elephants were also collected, as were additional leopards and lions that preyed on the couple's dairy herd. There is also a good chapter on Mrs. Boyd's encounter with a crocodile" (Czech). Czech, Africa, p. 33

$200.00

Safari Diary, Africa 1961
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Safari Diary, Africa 1961

By Johnson, F. Kirk (Mrs.)

[n.p.: Privately Printed, 1961. First edition. Illustrated with colour photographs by F. Kirk Johnson. Map on title page. 51 pp. 4to (12-1/2 x 9 -5/8 inches). Original leopard-print vinyl-covered boards. Fine. First edition. Illustrated with colour photographs by F. Kirk Johnson. Map on title page. 51 pp. 4to (12-1/2 x 9 -5/8 inches). On Safari with Jimmy Stewart Full leopard-skin pattern book cloth. "Mrs. Johnson and her husband, along with noted movie actor Jimmy Stewart and his wife, went on safari to Kenya and Tanzania where elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, oryx and other game were bagged" (Czech). Abundantly illustrated and clearly written journal of a safari in June and July 1961, Fran and Bess Johnson and their friends Jimmy Stewart and his wife Gloria. Trophies included elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, oryx, zebra, and gazelle. Czech, Africa, pp. 142-143

$250.00

A Picnic Party in Wildest Africa. Being a sketch of a winter's trip to some of the unknown waters of the Upper Nile
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A Picnic Party in Wildest Africa. Being a sketch of a winter's trip to some of the unknown waters of the Upper Nile

By Bulpett, C.W.L.

London: Edward Arnold, 1907. First edition. 23 illustrations, map. xiii, [iii], 246, 16, ads pp. 8vo. Publisher's maroon cloth gilt. Some foxing. First edition. 23 illustrations, map. xiii, [iii], 246, 16, ads pp. 8vo. INSCRIBED. Inscribed by the author to R. Schwerdt , famed sporting book collector C.F.G.R. Schwerdt. "Bulpett was a member of W. N. McMillan's expedition through the Sudan and into Abyssinia. The party headed toward the Sobat River, collecting giraffe, tiang and a variety of antelope. Near the Baro River in Abyssinia, elephants were bagged. Additional elephants were collected after crossing the Gelo River, with buffalos taken as well. Near Mt. Umgwala, roan and more elephant were collected. A portion of the text also comes from the diary of Mrs. McMillan" (Czech).

$325.00

Inside Life in Wall Street; or How Great Fortunes are Lost and Won, with Disclosures of Doings and Dealings on 'Change, Including the Secret History of the Noted Speculations Since the Crash of 1857..
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Inside Life in Wall Street; or How Great Fortunes are Lost and Won, with Disclosures of Doings and Dealings on 'Change, Including the Secret History of the Noted Speculations Since the Crash of 1857..

By Fowler, William Worthington

Hartford, Conn: Dustin, Gilman & Co, 1873. First edition. Wood-engraved frontispiece and 15 plates by Arthur Lumley. xviii, [19]-603, [1], [1, ads], [1] pp. 8vo. Publisher's gilt- and blind-stamped purple cloth. Spine faded. Recased with new endsheets. Very good. First edition. Wood-engraved frontispiece and 15 plates by Arthur Lumley. xviii, [19]-603, [1], [1, ads], [1] pp. 8vo. First edition of the sequel to Ten Years in Wall Street, by William Fowler, Wall Street correspondent of the Boston Commercial Bulletin. Includes chapters on the Panic of 1873 and a chapter on "Female Speculators" with mention of "the recent dissolution of the feminine firm of Woodhull, Claflin & Co"

$750.00

The Boarding School; or, Lessons of a Preceptress to her Pupils

By [Foster, Hannah Webster]

Boston: Isaiah Thomas and E.T. Andrews, 1798. 252 pp. 12mo. Lacking covers, spine chipped, title dust-soiled with edgetears. 252 pp. 12mo. The scarce second novel by the Massachusetts author of the bestselling epistolary novel The Coquette (1797); it "promotes improved female education through its depiction of an exemplary boarding school teacher. Though equally concerned with the status of women in the early republic, it is a narrowly conceived, didactic work; less compelling and less successful than The Coquette" (ANB). BAL 6242; Evans 33748; Welch 419; Wright 984

$950.00

A Collection of Poems, chiefly Manuscript, and from Living Authors
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A Collection of Poems, chiefly Manuscript, and from Living Authors

By Baillie, Joanna, editor

London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and |Brown, 1823. First edition. xliv, 330, [2], 2pp. 8vo. Drab boards, uncut, spine splitting. First edition. xliv, 330, [2], 2pp. 8vo.

$250.00

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