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Still Waiting: Stories, Struggle, and Strength from RMSC
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Still Waiting: Stories, Struggle, and Strength from RMSC

By Chen, Jondou (Foreword); Tawasil, Amina (Introduction); and Contributors from Island Academy, Rikers Island

New York: Student Press Initiative: Teacher's College, Columbia University , 2009. 2009. NEAR FINE softcover. A clean, crisp copy - small owner label affixed bottom of inside front cover, no other markings. Pages and color pictorial paper cover fresh and pristine. Binding firm, no splits, no creasing to cover spine. 19 oral histories by women inmates reveal feelings of "hope, hurt, fear and ambition." This well-produced and thoughtful collection is an eloquent addition to the discourse about the lives and destinies of incarcerated women. The project was supported and guided by Barbara Diliberti, Principal of Island Academy (Riker's Island, New York City) as well as by Island Academy teachers and by members of RMSC (Rose M. Singer Center). 7-1/2 x 9-3/4"; [iv] + 274 pages . First Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$42.75

Fostrad Till Mannens Varld
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Fostrad Till Mannens Varld

By Karhola-Wettergren, Lil

Stockholm: Bokforlaget Trevi, 1987. AUTHOR INSCRIBED 1987 Edition. Near Fine in Good dust jacket. The book is inscribed, in English by Ms. Karhola-Wettergren, in blue ballpoint, on the front free endpaper, "To Chuck with thanks for our interesting business relationship and for warm friendship - from Lil." Laid into the book is a personal note to Chuck, also in English and signed "Lil" handwritten on a printed personalized notecard of "Lil och Arvo Karhola." There is reference in the note that indicates that a Charles A. Lee was "Chuck." Lil Karhola-Wettergren was a successful business woman, daughter of Hugo Drangel, a Swedish industrialist in the paper industry. In 1944 Dragnel designed a disposable paper diaper. His daughter continued this work in the 1950s. The book is in Swedish, the title in English would roughly translate to "Raised in a Man's World." Other than the inscription this is clean, unmarked copy. Pages are fresh and fine, bound in a burgundy cloth hardcover, gilt titled on spine. Small bump t0 top front corner, otherwise cover is fine. Color pictorial dust jacket is clean and complete - moderately edge worn with several creases, short tears and chips, primarily to the front panel. Binding and hinges tight, intact and straight. 5-1/2 x 8-1/2"; 274 pages plus 121 pages of black and white photos.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Good.

$90.25

Our Changing Morality: A Symposium
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Our Changing Morality: A Symposium

By Kirchwey, Freda (Editor)

New York: Albert & Charles Boni, 1924. 1924 First Edition, 1924 copyright and 1924 printed on title page. VERY GOOD-. A clean and securely bound copy. Light foxing along page edges and margins and a few small ink markings in first chapter; otherwise pages are clean and very good. Bound in dark blue/black cloth hardcover, title stamped in orange on spine and front cover. Cover is clean with moderate rubbing to spine ends and corner tips. Orange type on spine a bit faded but clearly readable. Binding slightly creaky but hinges and book block remain firm and intact, no loose or pulled pages. Boards and spine straight. No dust jacket. An early title from this innovative New York City publisher, founded in 1923 by brother Albert and Charles Boni. Freda Kirchwey, an influential journalist, editor and social activist, assembled 15 articles reevaluating the roles of sex, marriage and women in the early twentieth century. Contributing writers include Bertrand Russell, Edwin Muir, Arthur Garfield Hays, Elsie Clews Parsons, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Beatrice M. Hinkle, and Ludwig Lewisohn. Nearly 100 years later, much of the conversation is still relevant. 5-1/2 x 8-3/4"; xii + 249 pages. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good-/No Jacket.

$18.95

Mrs Man
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Mrs Man

By Stannard, Una

San Francisco, CA: Germainbooks, 1977. 1977 Edition, printing unstated. NEAR FINE in NEAR FINE price intact dust jacket. Clean, totally unmarked and tightly bound in a black hardcover, title stamped in silver on spine. Pages crisp and fine. Small spots to rear endpapers from bit of residue at middle of flap where small piece of scotch tape once was. Book is otherwise fine. Unclipped pictorial jacket is clean, slightly shelf rubbed with abrasions mid-edge of both flaps, some type obscured on the rear flap. Jacket is otherwise fine, and is in a clear archival protector. Until the nineteenth century it was believed that semen alone generated life; babies were given the father's surname and women served as wombs rather than independently functioning humans. "We talk of you and Mrs you." said Henry James. The legal right of a married woman in the U.S. to use her own name (rather than her husband's) was denied by many officials and courts until a 1972 court decision. Una Stannard reveals the powerful unconscious drives and tragic waste of man and womankind. 6 x 9-1/4; 384 text pages. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$18.95

Female Genital Mutilation: A Call for Global Action

By Toubia, Nahid

New York: Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, 1993. VERY GOOD copy of this work by Nahid Toubia. This 48-page booklet, staple bound in an illustrated paper cover, is clean and unmarked. Pages fine. Cover is clean and bright, slightly shelf rubbed. Binding firm and intact. Dr. Toubia was born in Khartoum and attended medical school in Egypt. She became a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and was the first woman surgeon in Sudan. She now teaches at Columbia University and is a leading advocate for reproductive health and women's rights; a formidable fighter against gender inequality, particularly in Africa and the Middle East. 8-1/4 x 10-3/4". Illustrated with B&W photos. Scarce.. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$45.60

A Kind of Life: Conversations in the Combat Zone

By Angier, Roswell

Danbry, CT: Addison House, 1976 1976, printing unstated, assumed First. NEAR FINE in NEAR FINE price intact dust jacket. A clean, totally unmarked and firmly bound copy in black hardcover titled in pink on front and spine; front also includes decorative g-string design. Hot pink endpapers. Pages fresh and fine. Note: one signature is repeated, pages 109-120 were bound in twice! All pages are present, no signature was omitted, so these . Front endpaper has slight wave and rear endpaper has short closed tear at top edge. Cover is clean and bright, slight shelf rub to top edge, otherwise fine. Unclipped jacket, 15.00 price on front flap, is lightly rubbed and toned at edges; no tears, chips or creases. Insights into the kind of life it can be for a stripper in Boston's Combat Zone, revealed through photos, interviews and commentary by Angier. 73 B&W photographs. 130 pages (plus the repeat signature) 10-3/4 x 11-1/2". First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 4to.

$125.00

The Woman in America

By Lifton, Robert Jay

Boston: Beacon Press, 1967 First Beacon Paperback edition. VERY GOOD. A clean and firmly bound soft cover, the only marking is an old and out-of-date price handwritten on inside front cover. Illustrated paper cover is clean and complete with price. Cover is lightly toned and shelf-rubbed but no chips or tears, light creasing to spine but binding firm, no splits. From the Daedalus Library. Beacon Paperback No. 249. 5-3/8 x 8"; ix + 293 pages. First Thus. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$18.00

Daughters of Caliban: Caribbean Women in the Twentieth Century
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Daughters of Caliban: Caribbean Women in the Twentieth Century

By Springfield, Consuelo Lopez (Editor)

Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1997. 1997 second printing, NEAR FINE. A clean, totally unmarked and tightly bound soft cover. Pages fresh and fine. Illustrated paper cover very slightly rubbed, small bump to bottom of spine, otherwise fine. No creasing to cover spine and binding is firm, no cracks or splits. Thirteen essays by leading Caribbean scholars. 6 x 9-1/8"; xxi + 316 pages. Second Printing. Trade Paperback. Near Fine. 8vo.

$21.38

The Life of Alice Freeman Palmer

By Palmer, George Herbert

Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company/The Riverside Press, 1908. 1908 on title page. Stated Eighth Impression. NEAR FINE. A crisp, clean and well-bound copy. The only marking a neatly penned gift inscription on first blank, dated 1908. Pages fresh and fine, bound in lightly edge rubbed black cloth hardcover, gilt titled on front and spine. Tissue-guarded frontis, a photo-engraved 1892 portrait of Alice Palmer, plus 9 more photographic plates. A biography of a most remarkable woman, the first woman president of a nationally known college, Wellesley College. 5-1/2 x 8"; 354 pages plus plates. Reprint. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo.

$23.75

Emerging Voices: American Women Writers, 1650-1920
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Emerging Voices: American Women Writers, 1650-1920

By Haverstick, Iola S., et. al.

New York: The Grolier Club, 1998. 1998. Catalog to accompany the Exhibition at the Grolier Club, 11 March - 2 May 1998. Bound in lovely wrapper of light-green laid paper with gilt stamping front, spine and rear, reproducing a design by Sarah Whitman for her cover for Celia Thaxter's "An Island Garden." Color frontis portrait of Mercy Otis Warren. 10 chapters present American women writers from 17th-century Anne Dudley Bradstreet to Willa Cather and Gertrude Stein. NEAR FINE - a fresh, clean, totally unmarked and firmly bound copy. Pages crisp and fine. Wrapper clean and bright; one small soft finger dent near thumb edge of front cover, otherwise fine. Errata slip bound in. 6 x 9". 120 pages. First Edition. Wrappers. Near Fine. 8vo.

$20.90

Stacked: A 32DDD Reports from the Front
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Stacked: A 32DDD Reports from the Front

By Seligson, Susan

New York: Bloomsbury USA, 2007 2007 Stated First Edition; First Printing. SIGNED BY AUTHOR, in black ink on title page. FINE in NEAR FINE price intact dust jacket. A crisp, clean, tightly bound hardcover. Author's signature is the only marking to book. Pages and cover fine. Unclipped dust jacket very slightly edge rubbed, but no tears, chips or creases. Jacket is in a clear protector. Binding and hinges tight and straight. 5-3/4 x 8-1/2"; 232 pp. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.

$49.00