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The Baby's Mind: A Study for College Women. A paper presented to the Association of Collegiate...
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The Baby's Mind: A Study for College Women. A paper presented to the Association of Collegiate Alumnae

by Shinn, Miss Millicent W.

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[N.P.]: [Association of Collegiate Alumnae], 1894. Offprint. Series II, No 52 of the association's serial. 11, [1, blank]: complete. Disbound but holding together well. Two stab-holes near the gutter of the document, affecting some text. Offsetting near spine and to lower margin of first leaf. Small closed tears to bottom margin of rear wrap. Previous ownership signature of Ellen P. Carson to top corner of first page. A scarce pamphlet on child psychology by the first woman PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, the only one copy of the present work is listed on OCLC.Millicent Shinn, the first woman to earn a PhD from Berkeley and the eleventh overall in the U.S., began her career as a child psychologist at home, after the birth of her daughter Ruth. Shinn compiled over three years of data on her child, in a frame similar to that of researcher Wilhelm Preyer, which she released. "As a result of this record Shinn was invited to speak at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in… Read more
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Back Street (Signed Limited Edition)
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Back Street (Signed Limited Edition)

by Hurst, Fannie

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New York: Cosmopolitan, 1931. First edition. One of 250 signed copies. Finely bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. Half morocco with gilt on spine and boards. Marbled endpapers. In all, a lovely copy of this important post-WWI novel.A prolific novelist and short story writer, Hurst's work was highly popular in the years after World War I. "Back Street is one of her two best remembered novels. The story of a woman who devoted her life to being the mistress of a married man, it was twice adapted into film, first in 1941 and then again in 1961" (St. Claire-Jackson). Ideas about the social expectations placed on women in a modern world -- and how women's race and religion affected their social standing -- shaped all of Hurst's works. "She wrote of immigrants and shop girls, love, drama, and trauma" (Kroeger).
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The Ballad of Reading Gaol
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The Ballad of Reading Gaol

by [Wilde, Oscar] C. 3. 3

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London: Leonard Smithers, 1898. First edition. Fine. One of 800 copies on handmade Van Gelder paper. A Fine copy without the fading or soiling typical of this book. Pages unopened. Housed in a custom case and chemise. Wilde's later work, based on his two years hard labor at Reading Gaol for "gross indecency." Published under the pseudonym "C. 3. 3." for his cell block because the publisher feared having his name on the work would adversely affect sales. The poem is based on a fellow inmate convicted of murdering his wife and generated one of the great lines from Wilde, "Yet each man kills the thing he loves." Wilde continued to revise his plays until his death in 1900, but said that he had lost the joy of writing and would write no other new works. An excellent copy, housed in a handsome slipcase with chemise. Fine.
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The Barchester Novels
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The Barchester Novels

by Trollope, Anthony

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London: Robert Hayes, 1925. Original green diagonally-ribbed cloth. Front cover ruled in blind with gilt facsimile signature of Anthony Trollope in center, spine ruled and lettered in gilt, back cover ruled in blind. A fine set. Original green dust jackets printed in black (light wear to dust jackets). Six octavo volumes in all (8 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches; 210 x 135 mm.). Collating ix, [1, blank], [1], [1, blank], 492; vi, 492; vi, [1], [1, blank], 648; vi, 514; [6], 279, [1, blank]; vi, 475, [1, blank] with eighty black and white plates (including frontispieces).The illustrations for Framley Parsonage and The Small House at Allington by Sir John Everett Millais (1829-1896) first appeared in The Cornhill Magazine's 1860-1862 first edition serializations; they are considered by Houfe to be the best examples of Millais's "sketchy modern style for the contemporary illustration" (Houfe). George Housman Thomas's (1824-1868) illustrations for The Last Chronicle of Barset originally appeared in Smith, Elder's… Read more
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The Battle of Life
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The Battle of Life

by Dickens, Charles

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London: Bradbury & Evans, 1846. First edition. Fine. Vignette title in the fourth state (Smith II.8). Small 8vo: [viii], 175, [1], [2]; complete. Tipped onto the advertisement leaf is a smaller leaf advertising "Monsieur Vlieland's Works," not described in Smith. A lovely, Fine copy with some contemporary ownership markings at the front end papers, otherwise an excellent copy both inside and out. Dickens' fourth Christmas book and one of the lesser known books from the series. The Battle of Life centers on two sisters, Grace and Marion, who must contend with shared romantic attachments. After Marion disappears with a presumed libertine, Michael Warden, the family struggles to make sense of her sudden departure. But in standard Dickensian fashion, the plot twists get resolved and happiness prevails for everyone. Fine.
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The Battlefield Where the Moon Says I Love You
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The Battlefield Where the Moon Says I Love You

by Stanford, Frank

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Seattle, WA and Fayetteville, AR: Mill Mountain Press / Lost Roads, No. 7-12, 1977. First edition. Softcover. Fine. A lovely copy of this scarce and important work of modern poetry. Fine, in the publisher's illustrated wrappers, without wear. Exceptional condition for a book, which is generally found well-used. A Southern poet who was prolific during his all-too-brief career. The Battlefield Where the Moon Says I Love you was Stanford's magnum opus, published the year before he committed suicide. This 542-page stream of consciousness poem, written in one sentence has become cult favorite among poets; and is gaining broader recognition after the 2000 reprinting. Battlefield is to this day considered a creative marvel. "Most poets would give their left eye to have written this" (Berryman). Fine.
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The Beautiful and Damned
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The Beautiful and Damned

by Fitzgerald, F. Scott

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1922. First edition. Fine/Near Fine. A lovely, Fine copy of the book in a bright nearly Fine dust jacket. Slight wear at the crown, one short tear on the rear panel (no loss) and minor rubbing. First issue book and jacket with the title in white (outlined in black). Entirely unrestored. Housed in a custom clamshell case."Set in an era of intoxicating excitement and ruinous success, changing manners and challenged morals, F. Scott Fitzgerald's second novel chronicles the lives of Harvard-educated Anthony Patch and his beautiful, willful wife Gloria. This bitingly ironic story eerily foretells the fate of the author and his own wife Zelda -- from its giddy romantic beginnings to its alcohol-fueled demise. A portrait of greed, ambition, and squandered talent, The Beautiful and the Damned depicts an America embarked on the greatest spree in history, a world Fitzgerald saw with clear eyes...One of his best known works, Gertrude Stein correctly predicted it 'will be… Read more
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Beauty and the Beast, a play manuscript acted by some of the girls that go to Miss Lacy's school
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Beauty and the Beast, a play manuscript "acted by some of the girls that go to Miss Lacy's school

by [Girls' Education] [Corner, Julia]

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[N.P], 1854. Complete 28 page handwritten manuscript play prompt, drawn directly from Julia Corner's 1854 adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. Stitched at spine and holding, though some pages are loose or delicate. Occasional staining, largely confined to margins or rear blanks. Composed in one woman's hand in ink throughout, with what appears to be a much younger girl's annotation in pencil to the final pages. The text throughout corresponds with Corner's book, with the exception of stage directions occasionally being abbreviated or simplified. We have been unable to locate the "Miss Lacy's School" mentioned in the younger girl's note.Julia Corner, the daughter of a printer, became a prolific children's author in her time; and her adaptation of Beauty and the Beast was hailed for "creating quite a sensation among all the middling-size children" according to Eliza Cook's Journal from that year. At a time when there was debate about the morality of performance and theater, Corner was noted for "wisely… Read more
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Belgian Relief Cook Book
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Belgian Relief Cook Book

by [Archer, Mary] Ladies of the Belgian Relief Committee

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Reading, PA: Reading Eagle Co, 1915. First edition. Quarter cloth over tri-color paper boards with metal rings at spine, measuring 160 x 240mm. 319 pages. Boards rubbed, with some paper worn away at extremities; rear board a bit bumped. Internally with some foxing and occasional kitchen soiling, usually limited to the margins or versos of pages; in all, surprisingly clean and unmarked. A scarce example of American women's efforts to use the domestic space in ways that generated international aid, OCLC reports only 16 copies held at institutions, with this as the only one on the market.In the book's Foreword, compiler Mary Archer states the committee's goals concisely: "This little book, which mingles the recipes of to-day with the recipes of our great-grandmothers, never before revealed, is sent forth with the earnest hope that it may bring happiness to many American homes and earn the wherewithal to feed the starving householders of Belgium." And yet, there is much to be unpacked in such a… Read more
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The Bells and Other Poems
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The Bells and Other Poems

by Poe, Edgar Allan. Edmund Dulac (illustrator)

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London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1912. First trade edition. Original grey-green cloth, gilt stamped on front cover with all-over Dulac design of clusters of bells and lettered in gilt. Spine lettered in gilt and with similar design. Unpaginated. Twenty-eight color plates, with descriptive tissue guards. Ten black ink head-pieces on tan backgrounds and portrait of Poe on the title-page, also in black ink on tan background. An excellent copy."Dulac's pictures for The Bells were more uniform in mood and style than groupings for almost any other book of his to this time. Although water colours, they are overstreaked with gilt in some cases, crayon in others, to produce rich haunting effects. Deep shades of blue and a special deep pink-rust predominate throughout...The Outlook commented: 'sometimes Dulac's pictures are deep-coloured and intense, sometimes dim and ghost-like. But one and all are sensitized to record impressions of unearthly beauty or horror. Only Poe could have written the poems. Only Dulac… Read more
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Between the Acts
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Between the Acts

by Woolf, Virginia

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London: The Hogarth Press, 1941. First edition. Fine/Near Fine. A Fine copy of the book in a Near Fine dust jacket. Jacket with a few little nicks at the extremities, but on the whole a bright clean copy. Between the Acts was the final novel of Woolf's career, published posthumously, about a country house party and a pageant staged by its guests. Though Woolf despaired in a letter to her publisher only one day before her suicide that the book was too "silly and trivial" to publish, it is becoming recognized as one of her "richest and most self aware expressions" (Harris). For just as action occurs among characters between the acts of their pageant, the novel's action unfolds between one civil war and the dawn of another world war; it juxtaposes silence with chaos; it explores the layered relationships of various individual selves with a variety of smaller personal and wider global worlds. "That Woolf should put such a dynamic, ambiguous drama at the heart of her final novel is entirely fitting… Read more
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[Bible in English]. [Reproduction of the Golden Cockerel Press edition of] The Four Gospels of...
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[Bible in English]. [Reproduction of the Golden Cockerel Press edition of] The Four Gospels of the Lord Jesus Christ. According to the authorized version of King James I. With decorations by Eric Gill

by Gill, Eric (illustrator)

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Wellingborough: Christopher Skelton at the September Press, 1988. First Thus. Fine. Limited to 600 copies, this being one of 480 unnumbered examples. Full black buckram by The Fine Bindery Limited. Spine with tan morocco label lettered in gilt, top edge gilt. Housed in the publisher's, felt-lined cream buckram slipcase. Folio (13 x 9 1/4 inches; 330 x 235 mm.) collating [1, blank], [1, imprint], 268, [1], [1, blank], [1, colophon], [1, blank],[xiv], [1, colophon], [1, limitation], with sixty-four wood-engraved initial letters and illustrations by Eric Gill (counting the initial "N" on p. 8 and the lettering which goes with it as one illustration, although they are actually from two separate blocks). Printed on St Cuthbert's Mould-made, 140g, half rag paper.In a six-page note at the end of the volume Christopher Skelton writes: "This book is a reproduction version of The Four Gospels published by the Golden Cockerel Press in 1931. I call it a reproduction version rather than a facsimile because that… Read more
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A Biographical Sketch of the Most Distinguished Writers of Ancient and Modern Times. Intended for...
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A Biographical Sketch of the Most Distinguished Writers of Ancient and Modern Times. Intended for the Use of Schools and private Education

by Rowden, Frances Arabella

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London: Longman & Co, 1820. First edition. Contemporary half roan over marbled boards. Extremities rubbed and joints cracking but holding firm. Light scattered foxing to preliminary and terminal contents, with majority of textblock unmarked and clean. Faint ownership signature in pencil of Miss Fartham to front endpaper. Early pen corrections to pages 35, 81, 149, 166. Measuring approximately 110 x 180mm and collating [10], xiv, 180: complete, including engraved frontis, title, note to parents, dedication, and subscribers. A scarce little volume designed to assist in girls' educations, OCLC records 6 copies (1 of those in the US); and the present is the only copy on the market.This slender volume was designed for the use of schools and governesses, and Rowden drew on her own experiences educating girls in both spaces. The daughter of an educated clergyman, she served as the governess to the family of Lord Bessborough, was the private tutor to Mary Russell Mitford, and taught at St. Quintan's School… Read more
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The Birds of America [together with] The Quadrupeds of North America
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The Birds of America [together with] The Quadrupeds of North America

by Audubon, John James and John Bachman

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New York: George R. Lockwood, 1871. Early edition. The final complete editions of Audubon's masterpieces, printed from the same stones and stereotype plates used in the production of the original Royal octavo editions; embellished in this edition with additional background details and colors. The dating of the set is ambiguous, as Lockwood published two nearly identical issues between 1870 and 1871, one with the preface signed the other unsigned by the publisher (as the present copy). 11 volumes in the deluxe publisher's full morocco, ornately blindstamped with gilt to spines. Inner dentelles gilt. All edges brightly gilt. Marbled endpapers. Bookplates of Michael Sharpe to front pastedown of each. Complete, including 655 color lithographed plates by W. E. Hitchcock and R. Trembly after J.J. and J.W. Audubon, printed and hand finished by J.T. Bowen. In all, a handsome set. Audubon's beautiful illustrated studies of birds and quadrupeds, here in its rare final edition. While the present works were… Read more
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Birth Control and Civil Liberties
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Birth Control and Civil Liberties

by Sanger, Margaret

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Boston: The Community Church of Boston, 1940. First edition. Fine. Original printed wraps stapled at spine, measuring 5 x 7.25 inches and collating [2], 3-18, [2, blank]. The faintest offsetting along the front wrap near the spine; but in all a surprisingly bright, unmarked, tight copy of this delicate pamphlet. The only copy on the market, OCLC records only two copies in libraries.Twenty-six years into the fight for women's reproductive rights, Margaret Sanger delivered this address at the Community Church of Boston. A non-sectarian organization, "its members and attendants were representative of the many denominations of Protestantism, Catholics, Jews, other sects, and those who have no formal religious connection"; and its goal was to "be a living symbol of the varied character of the larger community." It was, in this sense, the perfect gathering for Sanger to spread word of advancements in effective contraception that could improve not only individual women's lives but also conditions for… Read more
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Black Beauty
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Black Beauty

by Sewell, Anna

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Later edition
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London: J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd, 1966. Later edition. Bound ca. 1966 by [Bayntun Rivière] for Brentano's in full blue polished calf, covers with double gilt borders, spine with five raised bands, decoratively tooled in compartments, two red morocco gilt lettering labels, gilt board edges, gilt-turn- ins, all edges gilt, marbled end-papers. Small neat book-plate on front paste-down. Collating xii, 226, with eight full-page color plates and numerous black and white line drawings throughout the text. A Fine copy.A superlative copy of the classic - and quite novel - story of a horse, told in his own words, wherein he recounts his life as a well bred steed from early childhood in a pleasant meadow, through numerous owners - some kind and some cruel- until fate returns him to the meadow in which he was born. Though animal autobiographies had been published before for children, Black Beauty stands apart from those in that it offered social criticism of his various owners. Because of that, the book was read,… Read more
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Black Boy: A Record of Childhood and Youth
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Black Boy: A Record of Childhood and Youth

by Wright, Richard

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New York: Harper and Brothers, 1945. First edition. Fine/Near Fine. A lovely, Fine copy of the book in a very nearly Fine dust jacket, with just a few small nicks at the extremities. A book that is rarely found in this condition. Written in 1943 originally under the title, Black Confession, Black Boy is Richard Wright's acclaimed memoir of his upbringing in Mississippi and early adulthood, culminating in his move up north to Chicago. Native Son had already been published to immense critical and popular acclaim a few years before but it was Black Boy that would cement Wright's place as one of the most influential chroniclers of black America. The book became extremely popular when it was released, selling close to 200,000 copies in its first edition. Black Boy appears on Modern Library's list of the top 100 non-fiction works of the 20th century. " It is powerful, moving and, horrifying. It is certain to be extravagantly praised and roundly condemned. It will be widely read" (Contemporary New York… Read more
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Bland Tomtar och Troll
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Bland Tomtar och Troll

by Tenggren, Gustaf (illustrator)

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Stockholm: Ahlen & Akerlunds, 1921. First edition. Original color pictorial wrappers with an additional color illustration on the front wrapper and another illustration printed in brown on the back wrapper. Small quarto (7 5/8 x 7 1/8 inches; 193 x 181 mm.). Ten full-page color plates and 4 black and white illustrations. A near fine copy of a very scarce Tenggren title.A collection of tales with drawings of. G.A. Tenggren, who in 1913 received a scholarship to study painting at Valand, the art school in Gothenburg, Sweden. Tenggren's early schooling and artistic influences were solidly grounded in Scandinavian techniques, motifs and myths; he worked with illustrating in the popular Swedish folklore and fairy tales annual Among Gnomes and Trolls, where he succeeded the illustrator John Bauer. After his first exhibition in 1920, Tenggren left Sweden and moved to Cleveland, Ohio, in the United States, where his sister lived, and from there, in 1922, to New York City. By 1923, he was illustrating… Read more
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Blood Meridian or The Evening Redness in The West (Presentation copy)

Blood Meridian or The Evening Redness in The West (Presentation copy)

by McCarthy, Cormac

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New York: Random House, 1985. First Edition. Near Fine/Very Good +. Original red cloth-backed red boards, spine lettered in gilt. A Near Fine copy of the book with light foxing to the closed page block and three leaves pasted to the rear paste-down (a publisher's flaw and therefore one of the free copies given to the author). With the brightly colored dust jacket in Very Good + condition; a short 10 mm closed tear to top of front joint with associated bend. Presentation inscription on the half title to environmental writer and prolific Western author Edward Abbey: "For Ed, With all best wishes, Your friend Cormac." Accompanied by a letter of provenance from Abbey's widow. McCarthy rarely inscribed copies of his books, and his personal association to Abbey makes this rare book even more exceptional. Prior to Blood Meridian, McCarthy had modest success subsidizing his writing with grants but had yet to sell more than 5,000 of any single title. Abbey, meanwhile, was known as one of the most prolific… Read more
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The Boarding School; or, Lessons of a Preceptress to her Pupils
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The Boarding School; or, Lessons of a Preceptress to her Pupils

by [Foster, Hannah Webster] A Lady of Massachusetts, the Author of The Coquette

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Boston: Isaiah Thomas and E.T. Andrews, 1798. First edition. Rebound to style in full calf with morocco and gilt to spine. Original endpapers retained. 252 pages. Paper repairs to chips along the outer edges of title and dedication pages, not touching text. Pages toned with light scattered foxing throughout, mostly limited to pages 193-209; overall unmarked, legible, and pleasing. The second work by the first native-born American woman novelist, it has become quite scarce. Currently the only first edition on the market, this title has appeared only three times at auction since 1983.The rare second novel by best-selling Massachusetts author Hannah Webster Foster. Only one year before, the release of her epistolary novel The Coquette made Foster a literary sensation. "Not only was it the first novel written by a native-born American woman, in its depiction of an intelligent and strong-willed heroine, the novel transcends many of the conventions of its time and place" (History of American Women). Her… Read more
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