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THE LADY'S ASSISTANT FOR REGULATING AND SUPPLYING HER TABLE, Being a Complete System of Cookery, Containing One Hundred and Fifty Select Bills of Fare, Properly Disposed for Family Dinners. With Upwards of Fifty Bills of Fare for Suppers. and Several Desserts: Including Likewise, the Fullest and Choicest Receipts of Various Kinds . Published from the Manuscript Collection of Mrs. Charlotte Mason.

By Mason, Charlotte

J.Walter, London:, 1777. Lacks pp. 321-436 (of 436). Foxed. 8vo. 210mm. Disbound. Original boards present. Signatures loose. Incomplete but the 'Bills of Fare' and Recipes still present are absolutely fascinating. This first edition of the book itself is quite scarce. COOK 1. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good.

$100.00

THE KEEPSAKE. 1849. Edited by the Countess of Blessington; With Beautifully Finished Engravings, from Drawings by the First Artists, Engraved Under the Superintendence of Mr. Charles Heath.

By Blessington, Marguerite Countess of

David Bogue, London:, 1849. pp. 275 +Frontispiece, Vignette Title page and 11 pages of plates. 16mo. 250mm. Original publisher's full red cloth binding decorated and lettered in an intricate gilt design. Binding repaired with red cloth and spine lettered simply in gilt. Rear board in blind. All edges gilt. Boards slightly darkened near edges and slightly scuffed. Spine worn at head and base. Corners sharp. Contents clean. Hardbound. A good repaired binding of an English gift book. The Keepsake was an English literary annual which ran from 1828 to 1857, published each Christmas (beginning with Christmas 1827) for perusal during the year of the title. Like other literary annual, The Keepsake was an anthology of short fiction, poetry, essays, and engraved illustrations. It was a gift book designed to appeal to young women, and was distinctive for its binding of scarlet dress silk and the quality of its illustrations. Although the literature in The Keepsake and other annuals is often regarded as second-rate, many of the contributors to The Keepsake are canonical authors of the Romantic period. Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington (1789-1849) was an Irish novelist, journalist, and literary hostess. She became acquainted with Lord Byron in Genoa and wrote a book about him. NW51. Hardcover. Very Good.

$40.00

HEATH'S BOOK OF BEAUTY. 1839. With Beautifully Finished Engravings, from Drawings by the First Artists. Edited by the Countess of Blessington.

By Blessington, Marguerite Countess of.

Legman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans, London:, 1839. pp. vi, 280 +Vignette Title page and 12 portraits of various noble women. 16mo. 250mm. Original publisher's full azure blue silk binding with a woven gilt silk design. Spine decorated similarly and lettered in gilt. Rear board same as front. All edges gilt. Boards mildly frayed around the edges. Spine faded and worn at head and base. Corners bumped. Contents clean. Hardbound. A very good copy of this rare original English gift book binding. Women dominate the engravings and literature within Heath's Book of Beauty, which rejected landscapes, architecture, and other scenes, in favor of beautiful female portraits. With the exception of the few that depict children or two women together, each engraving portrays one aristocrat. The London Literary Gazette observed, 'Presenting so many varied specimens of female beauty will go far to outstrip all competition in this class of publication.' Indeed, the annual's popularity and long, seventeen-year run owes much to this consistent theme. Edited primarily by the Countess of Blessington, Heath's Book of Beauty provides a glimpse into the culture of mid-nineteenth century England and its understanding of fashion, beauty, and social class. NW51. Hardcover. Very Good.

$80.00

CORINNE, OU, L'ITALIE. Seconde et Troisieme Partie.

By Stael, Madame de; Bibliotheque des Dames.

Chez A.J. Blocquerst, imprimeur, Philadelphie (Philadelphia): ., 1814. Volumes 5 & 6 from a larger set issued as: BIBLIOTHEQUE DES DAMES, OU, RECUEIL DES MEILLEURS ROMANS FRANCAIS, being vols 2 & 3 of Corrine. pp. 200; 247. Uncut deckel edges. Original plain paper wraps with printed spine titles. Anne Louise Germaine de Stael-Holstein (1766-1817), commonly known as Madame de Stael, was a French woman of letters of Swiss origin whose lifetime overlapped with the events of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic era. She was one of Napoleon's principal opponents. Celebrated for her conversational eloquence, she participated actively in the political and intellectual life of her times. Her works, both critical and fictional, made their mark on the history of European Romanticism - Wiki. Corinne is both the story of a tragic love affair, and the author's romantic homage to Italy. Though incomplete, this is a rare Philadelphia French imprint in its original bindings. S&S/AI 30911. EVANS2. Soft cover.

$150.00

THE FEMALE REVIEW: OR, MEMOIRS OF AN AMERICAN YOUNG LADY (Deborah Sampson). Whose Life and Character are Peculiarly Distinguished - Being a Continental Soldier, for nearly Three Years, in the Late American War. By a Citizen of Massachusetts.

By (Mann, Herman) [1772-1833].

Printed by Nathaniel and Benjamin Heaton, for the Author, Dedham, MA: ., 1797. pp. xv, (17)-258, (6) [Subscriber's list] + Portrait frontis of Deborah Sampson. INCOMPLETE. LACKS pages 141-252 in the Appendix. Many pages torn and chipped. Inside hinges of frontis, title page and some pages very stained, old glue? Early manuscript inscription 'Wilhelmina Stuart presented by Mrs. John Bonsal, January the 9th A.D. 1807' on verso of frontis. On title page Jno. Bonsal now Mrs. Stuart's. 12mo. 175 mm. Rebound in a modern maroon leather binding. Deborah Sampson was the first American woman known to cross-dress in order to serve in the Continental Army in 1782 under the name Robert Shurtliff. After the war she contracted a fever and in the hospital and was found to be a woman. Title continues: 'With an Appendix containing characteristic traits, by different hands: her taste for economy, principles of domestic education, etc'. Evans 32417. Hardbound. Poor. RARE. **PRICE JUST REDUCED!EVANS1. Hardcover. Good.

$150.00

THE NEW ATHENIAN ORACLE; OR, LADIES COMPANION. In Two Books.

By Tizzard, Samuel (Compiler).

A. Loudon, (Whitehall) Carlisle, (PA): ., 1806. pp. vii, (9)-253, 96. Error in paging, page 263 numbered 253. Dampstain. Age stain. Early manuscript margin notations. 8vo. 205 mm. Original full leather binding. Original leather spine label, loss at one corner. Title continues: 'Book First, Containing An Extraordinary Variety Of Questions In Prose, On Moral, Philosophical And Other Subjects, Together With A Great Number Of Enigmas, Paradoxes, Rebuses, Charades, etc. Also A Number Of Curious Mathematical Questions. Book Second, Containing Answers And Solutions, In Prose And Verse.' Hardbound. Good. S&S/AI 11448. PAIMP 24. Hardcover.

$150.00

THE CHILDREN OF THE ABBEY. A Tale. In Three Volumes.

By Roche, Regina Maria (Dalton), [1764-1845].

W.A. Leary & Co., Philadelphia: Ca. ?., 1852. Three volumes bound in one: pp. 262 + Frontis; 238 + Frontis; 237 + Frontis, Lacks 1/4 of plate. Mildly foxed. 24mo. 130 mm. Disbound. Maria Roche is today known as a minor Gothic novelist - she was, however, a best seller in her own time. PAIMP 23.

$25.00

A PLAN FOR THE CONDUCT OF FEMALE EDUCATION, IN BOARDING SCHOOLS, PRIVATE FAMILIES, AND PUBLIC SEMINARIES.

By Darwin, Erasmus (1731-1802).

Printed by John Ormrod, Philadelphia: ., 1798. pp. (12), (9)-188, (197)-308, (4) [Publisher's catalogue]. LACKS frontis and front fly leaves. Small woodcut devices. Apparently most examples lack the frontis. Very lightly foxed. Printed bookplate of A.D. Kille on front paste down. 12mo. 175 mm. Original full leather binding, scuffed and worn. Remnants of original leather spine label. Spine worn with loss at head and upper joint. Title continues: 'To Which Are added, Rudiments of Taste, in a Series of Letters from a Mother to Her Daughters'. Initially published in London in 1797. The series of letters were written by one Mrs. Pettle. Darwin, grandfather of the famed naturalist, was a highly regarded physician in England, but also dabbled in poetry, botany, inventions, and evolutionist and social theories. Hardbound. Good. Text very good though it lacks the frontis (as in most examples). Evans 33601. Scarce First American edition. **PRICE JUST REDUCED! PALIB 6. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

$300.00

COUNTRY STORIES.

By Mitford, Mary Russell (1787-1855).

Printed by E. and L. Merriam, Brookfield, MA for) Carey, Lea & Blanchard, Philadelphia: ., 1838. pp. (4), 212. Title page loose. Text beginning to brown but not brittle. 12mo. 185 mm. Original paper covered boards, very worn. Later leather spine. Hardbound. Fair. This is Mitford's most famous work. Her talk was said by her friends, Elizabeth Browning and Hengist Horne, to have been even more amusing than her books, and five volumes of her Life and Letters, published in 1870 and 1872, show her to have been a delightful letter-writer. The collections of her letters provide especially useful commentary and criticism of her Romantic and Victorian literary contemporaries. S&S/AI 51743. PAIMP 23. Hardcover.

$50.00

THE EXCELLENCY OF THE FEMALE CHARACTER VINDICATED; Being An Investigation Relative To The Cause And Effects Of The Encroachments Of Men Upon The Rights Of Women. Printed From The Second Edition.

By (Branagan, Thomas) [1774-1843].

Printed by Francis Wyeth, Harrisburg: ., 1828. pp. xiii, 280. Lacks front fly leaves. Age stain. All edges decorated in yellow. Early manuscript ownership of George Floyd, 1829 and Andrew Floyd on rear fly leaf and paste down. 12mo. 175 mm. Original full leather binding, worn. Original leather spine label, worn. Spine decorated with sun bursts in gold gilt. Hardbound. Good. Title continues: 'And Too Frequent Degradation And Consequent Misfortunes Of The Fair Sex. By the Author of the 'Beauties of Philanthropy'. S&S/AI 32462. Third improved edition. PALIB 4. Hardcover.

$200.00

A COMPLETE DICTIONARY OF POETICAL QUOTATIONS: Comprising The Most Excellent And Appropriate Passages In The Old British Poets; With Choice And Copious Selections From The Best Modern British And American Poets.

By Hale, Sarah Josepha (Editor) [1788-1879].

J.B. Lippincott & Co., Philadelphia: ., 1863. 576 p. + Frontis and 5 full page engravings with original tissue guards. Slight offsetting onto title page. Double column. Early manuscript Christmas presentation 'Miss Juliaette Wicker, A Christmas present from her father Dec. 25, 1864. Edges marbled. Ruled in black throughout. Large 8vo. 230 mm. Leather binding, worn. Original leather spine label. Rebacked in leather in an earlier period. Boards fragile. Hardbound. Text very good. PALIB 4. Hardcover.

$50.00

POEMS ON VARIOUS SUBJECTS.

By Oliver, Isabella (1777-1843).

A. Loudon, (Whitehall), Carlisle, PA: ., 1805. pp. 5, (vi)-ix, (11)-216. LACKS last two leaves of Subscribers' names. Lacks fly leaves. Loss bottom margin of pages 203 & 204. Loss top margin of title page and first leaf. Bottom corners mouse chewed. Foxed. Browned. Early manuscript ownership of George W. Sharp on page 11. George Washington Sharp was born in 1846, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa. 12mo. 170 mm. Original full leather binding, worn. Original leather spine label. Hardbound. Fair. S&S/AI 9061. PAIMP 25. Hardcover.

$100.00

THE CHILDREN OF THE ABBEY. A Tale. In Three Volumes.

By Roche, Regina Maria (Dalton), [1764?-1845].

J.J. Woodward, Philadelphia: ., 1827. Three volumes. Illustrated with a frontis in each volume. Early manuscript ownership of Mrs. C. Boulton, Sunberry, PA in each volume. Very foxed. 24mo. 130 mm. Virtually disbound: very worn leather bindings, boards detached and lacks rear board of Vol. III. Maria Roche is today known as a minor Gothic novelist - she was, however, a best seller in her own time. S&S/AI 30473. PAIMP 23. Hardcover. Good.

$40.00

LETTERS TO A YOUNG LADY, ON A VARIETY OF USEFUL AND INTERESTING SUBJECTS. Seventh American Edition, Corrected.

By Bennett, Rev. John.

Printed by William Fry and Published by Anthony Finley, Philadelphia: ., 1818. pp. 332, (4) [Publisher's catalogue] + Engraved title page and frontis. Damp stain. Foxed. Early (1829) manuscript ownership of 'Charles Summerfield No. 9, 7th St., Philadelphia.' 24mo. 140 mm. Original full leather binding, scuffed and slightly worn. Original leather spine label. Front board fragile. Hardbound. Good. Title continues: 'Calculated To Improve The Heart, To Form The Manners And Enlighten The Understanding.' This first appeared in England 1788/9. It had great popularity in early America. S&S/AI 43279. PAIMP 21. Hardcover.

$50.00

CONSUELO. Translated From The Latest Paris Edition Of Charpentier, With All The New Revisions And Corrections Of The Author, By Fayette Robinson.

By Sand, George.

R.B. Peterson, Philadelphia: ()., 1851. 254 p. Double column. 8vo. 225 mm. Original blue patterned cloth binding. Boards ruled in gilt. Corners rubbed with slight loss. Front board stained and detached. Hardbound. Very good. Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin (1804-1876), was best known by her pseudonym George Sand. She was a French novelist and memoirist, but is equally well known for her much publicized romantic affairs with a number of artists, including the composer and pianist Frederic Chopin and the writer Alfred de Musset. Consuelo was first published serially in 1842-1843 in La Revue Independante, a periodical founded in 1841 by Sand, Pierre Leroux and Louis Viardot. It was called Sand's masterpiece. PAIMP 22. Soft cover.

$75.00

ILLUSTRATIONS OF POLITICAL ECONOMY. No. I. Life In The Wilds. A Tale. From The London Edition.

By Martineau, Harriet.

Printed by William Brown for E. Littell, Philadelphia: ., 1832. pp. xv, (1), 17-120. Foxed. Inner hinges cracked. **Pierced ownership of Lydia Coates on title page. Lydia was a member of a very prominent Philadelphia family. 16mo. 145 mm. Original leather spine over plain paper covered boards, worn. Spine worn with loss at tail. Joints cracked. Boards very fragile. Hardbound. Good. Harriet Martineau (1802-1876) was a British social theorist, economist, Whig writer, and one of the most remarkable women of her age. This (first American?) edition is scarce. S&S/AI 13576. PAIMP 25. 1st Edition. Hardcover.

$100.00

COLLECTION OF ADDRESSES BEFORE THE DEMOCRATIC WOMEN'S LUNCHEON CLUB OF PHILADELPHIA.

By Democratic Women's Luncheon Club of Philadelphia.

Democratic Women's Luncheon Club, Philadelphia: -1930., 1924. 45 separately printed pamphlets [1922-1929](with individual title pages and paginations) bound together. XLib (Lehigh University - withdrawn). Approx. 400 p. Thick 12mo. Full buckram cloth binding. The speakers include many prominent governmental and political figures of the era. The individual pamphlets are quite scarce. A collection such as this is virtually unique. **PRICE JUST REDUCED!PA 32 CtrStk. Hardcover. Very Good.

$45.00

MENNONITE WOMEN. A Story of God's Faithfulness, 1683-1983. Foreword by Barbara K. Bender Reber.

By Rich, Elaine Sommers.

Herald Press, Scottdale, PA: ()., 1983. 257p. Illustrated with photographs. 8vo. Paperback. Very Good. PAG 06A. Soft cover.

$20.00

LOVE'S RESPONSE. A Story of Lutheran Deaconesses in America. With an introduction by F. Eppling Reinartz.

By Weiser, Frederick S.

Board of Publication of the United Lutheran Church in America, Philadelphia: ()., 1962. pp. xi, 164 + Frontis. Chapter headpiece drawings by Robert L. Jefferson. 8vo. Original full cloth binding. Original dust jacket. Hardbound. Very Good. L19. Hardcover.

$22.00

LOVE'S CONFLICT. Fourth Edition.

By Marryat, Florence (Church, Mrs. Ross).

(Printed by Rockwell and Rollins for) Loring, Boston: ., 1866. 244 p. Penciled margin notations. Penciled ownership of E. C. Hersh? on title page. Loss on a few corners and margins. Age stain. 8vo. 220 mm. Disbound. AI BX 2.

$24.00

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