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    The Life and Death of Mary Wollstonecraft by Tomalin, Claire

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1974. Hardcover. Very Good -/near fine. First American Edition. [12], 316 p., 23 illustrations on [16] unpaginated p.; 22 cm. Black cloth spine with gilt-stamped spine title; purple paper over boards. Illustrated dust jacket designed by Patricia Ugwudi. Wollstonecraft family tree on endpapers. Ex-library: "Mt. Hebron High Media Center" stamped on top page edges and lower edge of title page. Call number and remains of circulation pocket on back endpapers, which are scraped. Paper over front board is scraped. Book is in Very Good- Condition: ex-library marks, as described above; otherwise, clean and tight. Dust jacket is in Near Fine Condition: lower edge rubbed; clean and bright.



    If Morning Ever Comes by Tyler, Anne

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1964. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing. Publisher's gray paper covered boards over black spine cloth with titles in gilt, in dust jacket. First edition, first printing. Very Good with fading to cloth and boards at edges and some flaking to gilt titles on spine. Small stain to front free end paper, corresponding to a small stain on the dust jacket flap. Dust jacket shows fading to the spine, light chipping at corners and spine ends with loss heaviest at the crown, a short closed split at the base of the rear spine fold, and some shelf wear. The author's first book, published when she was 22.



    One Above & One Below: New Poems by Belieu, Erin

    Port Townsend, Wash: Copper Canyon Press, 2000. Paperback. Fine. First Edition, First Printing. viii, 85, [3] p.; 23 cm. Paperback with cover design by Valerie Brewster; cover art by Jordana Munk. Wonderful poetry from the Nebraska-born poet. In Fine Condition: clean and bright.



    Den Afrikanske Farm [Out of Africa] by Blixen, Karen [Pseud. Isak Dinesen]

    Kobenhavn (Copenhagen): Gyldendalske Boghandel Nordisk Forlag, 1937. First Edition. Hardcover. Like New. 384 pp. First Danish edition, first printing. A fine copy, in recent half leather binding with original front cover bound in, title page printed in red and black. First edition in the original Dutch language.



    Miscellaneous Poems, and A Tragedy by WEST, JANE

    York: Printed by W. Blanchard and sold by R. Faulder, London, [etc.], 1791, 1791. First edition. NCBEL III, 772; Jackson, Romantic Poetry by Women, page 365; ESTC T68679. Paper flaw in one leaf, not seriously affecting the text; fine copy.. 8vo, recent brown quarter morocco by Philip Dusel, marbled paper boards, dark green morocco label, gilt rules and lettering. Five-page list of subscribers. Without the half title or initial blank; terminal leaf with advertisements present. The scarce third book by poet and novelist Jane West (1758-1852) - and her first substantial book - which brings together 22 poems with the play "Edmund, Surnamed Ironside," an historical drama about English King Edmund II, a.k.a. Edmund Ironside. The poems are West's most accomplished to date. They include four poetic tributes to fellow women writers and poets Elizabeth Carter, Charlotte Smith, Anna Seward and Sarah Trimmer, and a nine-page poem on George Keate's account of the Pelew Islands. Contemporary ink signature of "Mary . . . 179 . . ." in the top margin of the title, but shamefully trimmed by an earlier binder.



    Hawai'i One Summer 1978. Woodcuts by Deng Ming-Dao by KINGSTON, MAXINE HONG

    San Francisco: Meadow Press, 1987, 1987. First edition, one of 150 copies of the regular issue; there was also an issue of 75 copies in a special binding. Fine copy.. 4to, original red cloth spine and decorated cloth boards. Folding frontis and color wood-cuts. A series of eleven prose sketches by Maxine Hong Kingston with accompanying colorful wood-cut illustrations by Deng Ming-Dao, handsomely designed and printed by Leigh McLellan of the Meadow Press in San Francisco. From, the library of David and Valerie Belch.



    The Flying North by Potter, Jean

    New York: Macmillan Co, 1947. Hardcover. Very Good/good -. "First printing." Dedicated to Dashiell Hammett. xiv, 261 p., 28 unpaginated pages of black-and-white photographs; 22 cm. Light blue cloth with dark blue spine title. Illustrated dust jacket in mylar cover. Map of Alaska on endpapers. Inscribed on half title: "To 'My Boy'--Ladd Air Force Base Alaska '54 Lucia." The author, Jean Potter (1914-1996), spent a year and a half in Alaska, flying and talking to the pilots. She thanks Danshiell Hammett, "who served with the armed forces in Alaska, for sharp editing and for his confidence in the concept of this book." [p. ix]. Book is in Very Good Condition: corners lightly rubbed; fore-edges lightly soiled; otherwise, clean and tight. Dust jacket is in Good- Condition: chipped at ends of spine and upper edge of front section; closed tears of 2 cm. or less from edges; back section is lightly soiled; front flap trimmed, without loss of printing; color illustration is bright.



    Women of New York. Written and Illustrated by Marie Louise Hankins by HANKINS, MARIE LOUISE

    New York: Published at the Office of Marie Louise Hankins' Pictorial Family Newspaper, 1861, 1861. First edition. Wright II, 1092; Sabin 30228; Hamilton, Early American Book Illustrators, 1696. Cloth well worn; lacking the rear free endpaper; a decent copy.. 8vo, original blind-stamped red cloth, gilt decorations and lettering. Two frontispieces and 32 plates, all printed on pale green paper. Although now relegated to obscurity (she is not recorded in any standard biographical dictionary - in book form or online), Mary Louise Hankins was apparently a formidable one-woman band in her day: she published and edited her own newspaper; she was the author, illustrator, and publisher of numerous books; and she was a tireless self-promoter. This narrative consists of thirty-three sketches of contemporary women, including "Rhoda Alwyn: The Perjured Bride," "Angelina Plump: The Lap-Dog's Mother," "Miss Biddy McKay: The Female Vagrant," "Lillie Bell: The Female Writer," etc., all of whom Hankins maintains are drawn from real life. The illustrations are clumsy but have the zest one would expect from Ms. Hankins. The final four pages include advertisements for her newspaper and other publications and want-ads for female canvassers to sell them.



    A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Wollstonecraft, Mary

    London: J.M. Dent, 1992. Paperback. Near Fine. With: The Subjection of Women by John Stuart Mill. Edited and introduced by Mary Warnock. xii, 317 p.; 20 cm. Paperback with color illustrated front cover. Includes bibliography. Mary Wollstonecraft and John Stuart Mill "argue strongly for a woman's right to enter any sphere of activity she chooses. Their views are inevitably limited by the age in which they wrote, but nevertheless . . . [they] are important landmarks in the debate over women's position in society" [from the back cover]. ISBN: 0-460-87173-0. Book is in Near Fine Condition: upper corner of back cover creased, extending lightly into a number of pages, not impacting the text. Pages are clean and tight.



    Woman: The Second Coming by Green, Rose Basile

    South Brunswick, N.J.: A.S. Barnes, 1977. Hardcover. Fine/very good +. 59 p.; 21 cm. Black cloth with silver-stamped spine title. Illustrated dust jacket. Inscribed by the author on the half title page: "To Margaret M. Reilly, loyal colleague and friend, Affectionately, Rose Basile Green, April 12, 1978." The author's fifth volume of poetry contains 73 sonnets on her the experiences as a Catholic woman (a co-founder of Cabrini College) during the tumultuous social change of the American '60s and '70s. Book is in Fine Condition: clean and tight. Dust Jacket is in Very Good+ Condition: lightly rubbed; head of spine lightly creased; small chip at tail of spine and at top edge of front section.



    The World's Own by HOWE, JULIA WARD

    Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1857, 1857. First edition. BAL 9413, edition A.. Cloth a little faded; very good copy.. 8vo, original blind-stamped green cloth, gilt decorations and lettering. Howe's third book, and her first published play. Inscribed on the half-title "To his friend F. G. Halleck / the author's Brother / S[amuel] W[ard]. / 30 May 57.".



    Modern Greece. A Poem by [HEMANS, FELICIA DOROTHEA]

    London: John Murray, 1817, 1817. First edition. NCBEL III, 383; Jackson, Romantic Poetry by Women, page 152. Fine copy.. 8vo, recent red quarter morocco period-style by Philip Dusel, marbled paper boards, gilt decorations and lettering. Half-title present. A scarce and early work by Felicia Dorothea Hemans (1793-1835), an interesting long poem on Greek independence, à la Byron's Childe Harold. In her poem Hemans defends the acquisition of the Elgin Marbles, but bemoans what she thinks is the English obsession with empire building at the expense of cultural achievement. Modern Greece, published anonymously, was sometimes attributed to Byron, as it was on a subject dear to him and published by his publisher, John Murray.



    The Dome; an Illustrated Monthly Magazine (Vol. 4, Aug-Oct) Yeats, W.B. "Death Hath Closed"

    London: Unicorn Press, 1899. Small Quarto. 244p. p. 161-166 contains W.B. Yeat's "Death hath closed Helen's eyes" from which comes the line: "beauty is but a flower" and one of his richest Celtic images. Also besides Laurence Housman, a series of short essays on Chopin. Bound in blue cloth lettered and ruled in gilt, spine lettering gilt, all others uncut. Lower rear corner cracked, , minor rubbing to edges. A very good copy.



    Travels in Europe, for the use of Travellers on the Continent, and likewise in the Island of Sicily; not comprised in any of the former editions; to which is added An Account of the Remains of Ancient Italy, and also of the roads leading to those remains [provenance: contemporary French guide] by Starke, Mariana

    Paris: A. and W. Galignani and Co, 1839. Hardcover. Very Good. "Ninth edition, considerably enlarged and embellished with a map." [2], v, [1], 712 p., 1 folded leaf containing a plan of the Forum Romanum; 19 cm. Contemporary dark green morocco spine; green and black marbled paper over boards. Five spine compartments between gilt rules. Gilt-tooled spine title: Starke's Italy etc. etc. Blue and white marbled endpapers in the Schrottel pattern. Text printed in columns. Includes index. Printed by Belin and Co., 55 Rue Ste. Anne--title page verso. Small bookdealer's stamp on front free endpaper verso and following blank leaf: "From Jones' Book Store, Los Angeles." Inscriptions by three former owners on blank page following front endpapers: Etienne Mastrallet, Guids Hospice on Le Cenis; Collins, Hotel Feder, Turin, "Best in the World"; and, slightly over the previous inscription, ?acet Jukna, Los Angeles, 1912. The first of these, Etienne Mastrallet, was a guide mentioned in A Hand Book for Travellers in Switzerland (London: John Murray and Son, 1842): "there is an excellent guide, Etienne Mastrallet, to be obtained upon application to the Hospice on the Cenis." A quote in French is written at the head of the dedication page (p. [i]), presumably by Etienne Mastrallet. The English author Mariana Starke (1762?-1838), who grew up in India and lived in Italy from 1792 to 1798, reinvented travel writing by expanding the focus from architecture and history for the use of young men on the Grand Tour to information useful for family groups: luggage, passports, the cost of food and housing in various cities. Lacking the map; otherwise in Very Good Condition: rubbed; minor loss at tail of spine; clean and tight.



    Home Labor Saving Devices . . . Second Edition, Revised by Scott, Rhea C[larke]

    Philadelphia and London:: J. B. Lippincott,, (1918).. Stated second edition, following the first by a year.. Label and cloth a bit rubbed and stained; a very good copy.. 8vo, original tan cloth, large pictorial paper label, 117 pages. Frontis, nine plates, illus. A relic of the days prior to rural electrification, the home economist from George Peabody College in Nashville here demonstrates a range of handy tools that can be constructed with the sort of material one might find in a rural household: an iceless refrigerator, a practical waterworks system, cheese making equipment, a portable poultry house, etc. With much information drawn from government publications. Early gift inscription and juvenile book plate on the front endpapers.



    A Welcome: Original Contributions in Poetry and Prose by [CRAIG, ISA, COMPILER]

    London: Emily Faithfull, Printer and Publisher in Ordinary to Her Majesty, 1863, 1863. First edition. Fredeman, Emily Faithfull and the Victoria Press (The Library, June 1974), 48; Sadleir 3210; Wolff 7931. Cloth a little rubbed; light foxing; very good copy.. 8vo, original blind- and gilt-decorated green cloth, gilt lettering, a.e.g. An anthology published by Emily Faithfull to celebrate the arrival in England of Princess Alexandra, who came to marry Albert, Prince of Wales. Included is original work by Harriet Martineau, Christina Rossetti, George MacDonald, Anthony Trollope, Mary Cowden Clarke, Charles Kingsley, et al. Westley's Binders ticket on the rear paste-down. Ink inscription dated June 15, 1863 on the front free endpaper.



    Lives of the Queens of Scotland and English Princesses connected with the Regal Succession of Great Britain by Agnes Strickland [vols. 1-7] by Strickland, Agnes

    New York: Harper & Brothers, 1853. Hardcover. Very Good. Volumes 1-7; 20 cm. Original brown rib-grain cloth with gilt-stamped spine titles. Blind-stamped publisher's emblem on both boards; glind-stamped decoration on spine and boards. Yellow endpapers. Inscribed on front free endpapers of vols. 1-3: "Presented to Miss McKean by her Pupils December 25 1853." In Very Good Condition: edges rubbed; fraying and minor loss at spine ends; separation along joint of vol. 5; loss at head of front joint of vol. 7; endpapers of vol. 6 discolored; occasional minor soiling.



    Memoirs of Mary Robinson "Perdita" from the Edition Edited by Her Daughter, with Introduction and Notes by J. Fitzgerald Molloy by ROBINSON, MARY

    London: Gibbings and Co; Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1895, 1895. Third edition; the first edited by J. Fitzgerald Molloy, large paper copy, number 91 of 125 numbered copies. NCBEL II, 680. Edges a little rubbed; very good copy.. 4to, contemporary black half morocco, marbled paper boards and matching endpapers, gilt decorated and lettered spine, t.e.g., others untrimmed. Nine portraits. A handsome edition of the Memoirs of poet, novelist, and actress Mary Robinson (1758-1800), famously known as "Perdita" for her role in The Winter's Tale. She was also famously known for the lavish and scandalous life style she and her husband led, which landed them in debtors' prison, among other places.



    Crosses of Gold: Novelle Édition Augmentée by CROSBY, CARESSE

    Paris: Albert Messein, 1925, 1925. Second edition, expanded. Edges a little foxed, but a fine copy in a fine dust jacket.. Small 8vo, original white paper spine, pale blue boards, black lettering. Color frontis. Caresse Crosby's first book. From the inventory of Burton Weiss, Bookseller.



    The Sorrows of Rosalie. A Tale. With Other Poems. Fourth Edition, with Additional Poems by [NORTON, CAROLINE ELIZABETH SARAH]

    London: John Ebers, 1829, 1829. Fourth edition, published the same year as the first; as the title-page states, this edition does indeed contain a substantial number of poems not in the previous editions. NCBEL III, 544; Jackson, Romantic Poetry by Women, page 244. Spine label partially gone; some foxing, particularly to the prelims; edges a little rubbed; a good copy.. 8vo, 19th century brown half calf, marbled paper boards, gilt decorations and lettering. Bound without the half-title. The scarce first book by Caroline Sheridan Norton (1808-1877), written largely in response to her miserable first marriage to George Chapple Norton. She was later prolific contributor to literary annuals, she wrote four novels, and several other books of poetry, a few of which she illustrated.



    The Thymbriad, (From Xenophon's Cyropoedia.) by [BURRELL, SOPHIA, LADY]

    London: Sold by Leigh and Sotheby; T. Payne; and J. Robson, 1794, 1794. First edition. Jackson, Romantic Poetry by Women, page 46. Fine copy.. 8vo, contemporary brown sprinkled calf skillfully rebacked, green morocco label, gilt decorations and lettering. A poem based on classical sources, mainly Xenophon, about the battle of Thymbra near Troy. Lady Sophia Burrell (1753-1802) was an interesting minor poet and dramatist who often used antiquity as a theme in her poems and plays. This is her third book.



    Unpublished Poems of Emily Dickinson. [Edited by] Margaret Higginson Barney [&] Frederick Ives Carpenter by DICKINSON, EMILY

    [Portland, Maine:] Southworth Press, 1932, 1932. First edition, an off-print from the New England Quarterly Review, volume V, number 2, 1932. BAL vol. 2, page 453; Myerson D42 (New England Quarterly appearance); OCLC records five copies (Harvard [2], Virginia, Wisconsin and Oxford). Wrappers a little worn; very good copy.. 4to, original printed green wrappers, stapled, six pages + blank, paginated 217-220. Six hitherto unpublished poems by Emily Dickinson. These were sent to Thomas Wentworth Higginson between 1860 and 1875 for his criticism and comment, but were deemed unworthy at the time for publication or inclusion in the posthumous collections of her verse. The number of copies of this off-print is not recorded, but it was apparently very few.



    The Popular Science News and Boston Journal of Chemistry: An Illustrated Journal of Progress in News, Nature, Invention, Botany, Electricity, Chemistry, Medicine, Hygiene, Health [vol. 29, nos. 1-12] [provenance: Wilbur Morris Stine] by Stine, Wilbur Morris; Coe, Charles H.; Hinrichs, Anna

    New York: Benj. Lillard, Publisher, 1895. Hardcover. Very Good. Conducted by Benj. Lillard. iv, 192 p.: illustrations; 31 cm. Contemporary half polished black calf with five spine compartments between raised bands. Gilt-tooled title in second compartment and year in fourth compartment. Black pebble-grain cloth over boards. Includes index. Inscription on front free endpaper: "W.M. Stine April 16, 1896." "0729" stamped at lower edge of title page. "Storage" stamped in red on fixed endpapers. Former owner Wilbur Morris Stine (1863-1934), with degrees from Dickinson College and Ohio University, taught physics and engineering at Ohio University from 1886 to 1893, electricity and electrical engineering at Armour Institute from 1893 to 1898, and engineering at Swarthmore College from 1898 to 1906. He also published poetry and fiction. The second issue in this volume contains his article "Memory, and How to Remember" (along with a portrait and facsimile signature). Other contents include: Photographing Lightning in the National Park by Morton J. Elrod -- several articles about Florida wildlife by Charles H. Coe -- The Lost Eye by Anna Hinrichs. In Very Good Condition: leather is rubbed; vertical crease through many of the leaves; a few pages lightly soiled; otherwise, clean and tight.



    The Art of the Potter by Dora M. Billington by Billington, Dora M

    London: Oxford University Press, 1937. Hardcover. Very Good -. x, 126, [2] p., 3 leaves of illustrations: many in-text illustrations, tables; 19 cm. Blue cloth spine with marbled paper over boards. Gilt-stamped spine title. Printed at the University press Oxford by John Johnson, printer to the university. Part of the publisher's series The Little Craft Books edited by F.V. Burridge. The author, Dora M. Billington (1890-1968), was an English potter and writer. In Very Good- Condition: spine is faded; ink underlining scattered throughout; otherwise, clean and tight. Very scarce.



    The Christian Diadem, and Family Keepsake: A Gift Book for All Seasons; in Two Parts; edited by Z. Paten Hatch [provenance: Peter P. Voorhees] by Hatch, Z. Paten, editor

    New York: Z.P. Hatch, 1853. Hardcover. Good. iv, [1], 12-212, [1], 6-202 p., 14 leaves of engraved plates (including 1 frontispiece and 1 engraved title page in each part); 24 cm. Original calf with gilt-stamped spine title and year with ornate gilt-stamped decoration; each board has gilt-stamped center illustration within gilt floral decoration and gilt-ruled borders. All page edges gilt. Yellow endpapers. Each engraved title page has title: The Christian Diadem: A Family Keepsake. Former owner's inscription on front free endpaper: "Peter P. Voorhees, South Amboy, N.J." This was Peter P. Voorhees (1816-1872), who helped to establish St. Peter's Episcopal Church in South Amboy, N.J. Foxon, 123. The plates include portraits of Louis Kossuth, Henry Ward Beecher, James Adams, and Daniel Sharp, and views of Perth Amboy Seminary and Yale College. Contents include: poems by Mary S. Perry (The Departed Year; Lines suggested by the Death of an Infant) -- Reminiscences of Greece and Asia Minor by Enoch Cobb Wines -- poems by Lydia H. Sigourney (The Last Rose Bud; The Young Mother) -- Death of Abijah, How May an American Woman Best Show Her Patriotism?, Incidents of Travel, and Balaam's View of Israel by Tirzah F.M. Curry -- Defects of Socialism in France by Alfred Alphonso -- A Visit to the Summit of the Shawangunk Mountains, at Sam's Point by William McJimsey -- Recollections of the Cholera of 1832 by J. Dowling. In Good Condition: edges rubbed; loss of leather at head of spine; joints are starting; first frontispiece detached but present; title page stained; lacking lower corners of pp. 193-198 (2nd part), with minimal impact on text; occasional foxing and browning, heavy on some pages; otherwise clean and solid.

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