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Records of Woman: With Other Poems

By [WOMEN] HEMANS, Felicia

New-York: William B. Gilley, 1828. Hardcover. Poetry collection by the English author, the first half devoted to paeans to women, both fictional and historical. The work was her most popular, documenting "the courage, nobility, and tragedy of women's lives; embedded in their painful situations lies a critique of the domestic ideal of patriarchal values" (Paula R. Feldman, "British Women Poets of the Romantic Era" (2001), p. 278). SHOEMAKER 33524. 12mo (17cm.); contemporary full brown gilt-ruled polished calf, gilt spine; 324pp. Extremities a bit scuffed, chipping to spine leather, foxing throughout textblock, slightly later clipping on the life of the author in French tipped to front free endpaper, else Very Good and sound, better than often seen. Published the same year as the Boston edition (no priority).

$150.00

Whither I Must

By DRYDEN, Bridget

New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1932. First Edition. First printing. Octavo (19cm.); purple publisher's cloth-backed boards with gilt lettering, in a green pictorial dustwrapper; 305pp. Boards showing minimal wear throughout; Fine. Textblock toned on edges and page margins; bottom edge stained. Pages clear and sound, Near Fine. Dustwrapper shows some surface wear with soiling visible on lighter portions. Toning on edges; spine also toned, with chipping at crown. Wrapper edges have some rolling and small tears; larger tear w/ material loss on upper front panel. Wrappers are Very Good. A novel about the unfurling of a widow's past life and loves, as she journeys to New York City for a day. Title card laid-in.

$40.00

The Farm Cook & Rule Book: Golden Anniversary Edition

By NICHOLS, Nell B.

New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1976. First Thus. First printing. Quarto (28.5cm.); cream publisher's cloth-covered boards in a white pictorial dustwrapper; ix,303pp. Textblock has smudging along bottom edge and a small mark on fore edge; very faint foxing along top edge. Otherwise only light handling wear, clear and sound, Near Fine. Chapping and shallow dents along board edges; heel of spine somewhat pushed, with additional minor tearing to crown. Dust wrapper is toned overall, with surface wear and pattern yellowing along lower margins. Wrapper edges rolling, with tears and chips, particularly on rear panel; boards/wrapper Very Good. Contains classic recipes, advice and suggestions for the rural homemaker. Originally published in 1923, this "golden anniversary" edition features additional notes and recipe updates.

$30.00

The Long Shadow of Little Rock

By BATES, Daisy; Eleanor Roosevelt, foreword

New York: David McKay Company, Inc, [1962]. Fourth (1970) printing. Hardcover. Bates's National Book Award-winning memoir. Daisy Bates (1914-1999), was one of the unsung heroines of the Little Rock school integration crisis. As President of the Arkansas NAACP and publisher of the Arkansas State Press she became a primary spokesperson for the integrationist cause, and privately filled the role of chief advisor to the Little Rock Nine. The Long Shadow of Little Rock was awarded a long-belated National Book Award following its 1987 reissue by the University of Arkansas Press. Octavo (20.5cm); orange cloth, with titles stamped in black on spine; dustjacket; xv,[3],234pp; eight leaves of photographic illus. printed on rectos and versos. A few small chips to jacket extremities, together with some rather dark but brief foxing, else Very Good and sound.

$25.00

Annie Nelles; or, The Life of a Book Agent. An Autobiography

By NELLES, Annie [Dumond]

Cincinnati: Published by the Author, 1868. First Edition. Hardcover. Memoirs of a female traveling book agent in the Midwest, including Indiana and Ohio, whose turn to the profession was galvanized by the discovery that her husband of eight years was actually married to another woman. Though a book agent by necessity, Nelles describes her genius for the trade, describing her success at being the first to offer the citizens of Indianapolis "The Lost Cause," Edward Pollard's account of the Civil War from the perspective of a Southerner. Editors of later editions of the memoir identified just how much of this work is based on fact and how much of it is an aggrandized account of her career. The final two leaves of text devoted to a poem dedicated to her bigamous husband "To Frank C. Nelles": "But 't is useless to upbraid thee / With they past or present state -- / What thou wert, my fancy made thee -- / What thou art, I know too late" (p. 385). SABIN 52304. Octavo (22cm.); publisher's green cloth, bevelled boards, gilt-lettered spine, brown glazed endpapers; vi,[9]-385pp.; engraved portrait frontispiece and three leaves of plates printed on peach stock. Boards rather rubbed and worn with exposure at corners and spine ends, small white soil spots at bottom edge of upper cover, minor bubbling to cloth, light foxing throughout textblock, else Very Good, internally sound.

$125.00

Feelings from Women's Liberation #1
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Feelings from Women's Liberation #1

By [WOMEN] ANN, Judith, Rita Mae Brown, and Shulamith Firestone, et al. (contributors)

Brooklyn: Feelings, 1970. First Edition. Paperback. One-off feminist magazine containing poetry, prose, drama, and essays, profusely illustrated throughout. Contents include contributions by Rita Mae Brown, Jean Jagger, Shulamith Firestone, Linda ViVona, Rose Gladstone, Joyce Betries, and Ruth Herschberger, et al. Notable for the inclusion of Judith Ann's lengthy autobiographical essay "The Secretarial Proletariat." Quarto (27cm); illustrated wrappers, stapled; 40pp; illus. A Fine copy.

$150.00

Amazons in the Drawing Room: The Art of Romaine Brooks
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Amazons in the Drawing Room: The Art of Romaine Brooks

By [BROOKS, Romaine] CHADWICK, Whitney and Joe Lucchesi

Chesterfield, MA / Berkeley: Chameleon Books / University of California Press, [2000]. First Edition. Hardcover. Slim, square quarto (26cm.); publisher's simulated cloth in pictorial dust jacket; 128pp.; illus. throughout, many in color. Light toning to jacket extremities, old price sticker to upper jacket panel, small soil spot to rear panel, else Near Fine in Very Good jacket. Near complete catalog of the works of the American painter and partner of the poet Natalie Barney.

$65.00

Falkland Road: Prostitutes of Bombay

By MARK, Mary Ellen

New York: Knopf, 1981. First Edition. First printing. Quarto (27.5cm.); glossy paper pictorial wrappers in dark red; 17pp, [49 leaves w/ color plates]. Text block shows general handling wear and slight edge yellowing, but secure in bindings; Near Fine. Wrappers are lightly toned and scuffed, fore edges somewhat rolled. Sticker present on rear wrapper, else Near Fine. Featuring full-color photography and writing by Mary Ellen Mark as she documents the lives of Falkland Road's prostitutes, madams, and customers.

$35.00

Power and Beauty: Images of Women in Art
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Power and Beauty: Images of Women in Art

By DUBY, Georges and Michelle Perrot

London: Tauris-Parke, 1992. First English Language Edition. First English language printing; originally published as "Images de Femmes" (Plon, 1992). Quarto (28.5cm.); black publisher's cloth boards with color pictorial dust jacket detailing "The Red Fish" by Klimt (1901-02); 189pp. Text block has yellowed along margins, otherwise clear and sound; Near Fine. Dust jacket shows light surface wear overall; closed tears along front panel on top and bottom edges, with chipping present along top edge of rear panel. Sticker residue also present on rear panel. Jacket spine has some lengthwise creasing, plus pushing at crown. Very Good.

$30.00

Skin Deep: Inside the World of Black Fashion Models [REVIEW COPY]
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Skin Deep: Inside the World of Black Fashion Models [REVIEW COPY]

By SUMMERS, Barbara

New York: Amistad, 1998. First Edition. Review copy with publisher's errata slip laid-in. Quarto (30.5cm); red publisher's cloth boards with gilt lettering, in color pictorial dust jacket; XIII,284pp. Showcases the history and experiences of black fashion models, with interviews and photo-illustrations. Text block is clear and sound, Fine. Dust jacket has slight surface wear and soiling; significant creasing along bottom of rear panel; Very Good.

$30.00

Women's Studies in the United States [...] A Report to the Ford Foundation

By STIMPSON, Catharine R. and Nina Kressner Cobb

[New York: Ford Foundation, 1986]. First Edition. Paperback. Slim octavo (23cm.); publisher's turquoise card wrappers lettered and ruled in blue and white; x,77pp. Light shelf wear, else Very Good or better.

$25.00

Women and World Development [with] An Annotated Bibliography
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Women and World Development [with] An Annotated Bibliography

By TINKER, Irene, Michèle Bo Bramsen, and Mayra Buvini

[Washington, DC]: Overseas Development Council, [1976]. First Edition. Paperback. Two volumes; octavo (22cm.); publisher's orange photo-illustrated card wrappers; viii,[4],228; ix,[3],162pp. Light wear and dust-soil, else Very Good to Near Fine. "Prepared under the auspices of the American Association for the Advancement of Science."

$30.00

Women's Rights Law Reporter - Vol.1, Nos.1 & 2

By [WOMEN] [LAW]

New York: Women's Rights Law Reporter, Inc, 1971-72. First Edition. Paperback. First two issues of this periodical dealing with legal issues facing women and women's rights. Includes poetry, essays on childcare, birth control, mental health, women in prison, education, unionizing legal workers, etc. Two quarto issues (27.5-28cm); stapled wrappers; 71; 55pp; illus. Some trivial dust-soil to wrapper extremities, else very Near Fine.

$50.00

The Colour-Prints of Elyse Ashe Lord
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The Colour-Prints of Elyse Ashe Lord

By [ELYSE ASHE LORD] "H.W..D."

London: Curwen Press, 1947. First Edition. Pamphlet. Small octavo. Staple-bound pamphlet; printed thick-paper wrappers; 8pp. Faint adhesive tape residue at upper margin of front wrapper, else Near Fine. Chapbook printing of this brief critical essay (not illustrated) on the British printmaker, signed in type at end of text, "H.W.D." Apparently scarce, with no catalogued copies located in OCLC or NUC.

$60.00

A History of Women's Writing in France

By STEPHENS, Sonya, ed

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, [2000]. First Edition. Paperback. Wrapper issue. Octavo (22.5cm.); publisher's pictorial card wrappers; ix,[1],314pp. Light dust-soil and wear to wrapper extremities, else Very Good to Near Fine. Concluding essay on "Feminist Literary Theory," by Judith Still.

$25.00

Gold Flower's Story
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Gold Flower's Story

By BELDEN, Jack

Somerville, MA: New England Free Press, n.d. [ca 1968]. Paperback. Quarto. Staple-bound pamphlet, pictorial orange wrappers; 43pp; illus. Mild toning & wear; sticker shadow to front cover; Very Good. Reprint of an extract from Belden's "China Shakes The World," originally published in 1949. Early NEFP printing, with 30 cent cover price.

$15.00

Tooth and Nail - Vol.1, No.4 (January, 1970)
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Tooth and Nail - Vol.1, No.4 (January, 1970)

By [WOMEN] [BAY AREA WOMEN'S LIBERATION]

Berkeley: Bay Area Women's Liberation / Tooth & Nail, 1970. First Edition. Paperback. Final issue of this short-lived Bay Area feminist journal. Contents include a lengthy article on issues facing women operators at the phone company, essays on beauty, aging, harassment, "niceness," and the Altamont Rock Festival. Small quarto (21.5cm); black and white printed wrappers, stapled; 22pp; illus. Publisher's address rubber-stamped to rear wrapper, else Fine.

$35.00

The Red Virgin: Memoirs of Louise Michel

By MICHEL, Louise; Bullitt Lowry and Elizabeth Ellington Gunter, eds. & trans

University, AL: University of Alabama Press, [1981]. First Thus. Paperback. Wrapper issue. Octavo (23cm.); publisher's white pictorial card wrappers; xviii,[2],220pp.; illus. throughout, including maps. Wrappers a bit curled and soiled from handling, else a Very Good, sound copy. Memoirs of the French anarchist Louise Michel, a leading member of the insurrection during the Paris Commune, March-May, 1871.

$20.00

The Open Question: A Tale of Two Temperaments
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The Open Question: A Tale of Two Temperaments

By ROBINS, Elizabeth (C.E. Raimond)

New York: Harper and Brothers, 1899. First Edition. Hardcover. An ambitious and controversial "problem novel" by the Kentucky-born feminist author/actress, dealing with such Victorian taboos as consanguinous sexuality, birth-control, and suicide; the book's frank portrayal of a Southern family's degeneracy led one contemporary critic to describe it as "...a nightmare begotten on a reading of Nietzsche's philosophy." WRIGHT III 4584. Third issue with last page number (523) removed and author's name present on title page. Octavo (19cm.); publisher's green cloth stamped in red and gilt on spine and front cover; [4],522pp. A few small faint soil spots to textblock extremities, else Near Fine.

$45.00

Songs of a Black Bird
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Songs of a Black Bird

By [AFRICAN AMERICANA] [WOMEN] RODGERS, Carolyn (poems); LLORENS, David (introduction)

Chicago: Third World Press, 1969. The South Side Chicago poet and Third World Press co-founder's third published work, a powerful collection addressing feminist issues and the role of Black women in society. Songs won the Poet Laureate Award of the Society of Midland Authors. Second Printing. Slim octavo (21.5cm); sage green printed wrappers, stapled; 39,[1]pp. Sunning to spine, else Near Fine.

$50.00

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