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Madame Bovary
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Madame Bovary

by Flaubert, Gustave

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London: Vizetelly & Co, 1886. First English language edition. Very Good. Octavo: [2, publisher's ad], [i-vii], viii-xxii, 383; complete with the frontispiece and four illustrations. Original publisher's blue-green cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine, gilt borders and center gilt cherub motif framing the title; publisher's blind stamp on rear cover. A Very Good copy that has not been worked on, with wear at the spine ends, some loosening of the text block, and toning/foxing to some of the early and late pages. Otherwise a fairly clean, attractive copy internally (and priced competitively with the other copies in cloth).Flaubert's Emma Bovary rapidly gained notoriety for seduction and suicide following the novel's release and surrounding obscenity lawsuit in 1857. It would take another thirty years before the English edition of Flaubert's masterwork was translated and brought to Britain by Eleanor Marx-Aveling, daughter of Karl Marx, who aimed to give the English "a chance of reading... and… Read more
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Madame Bovary

by Flaubert, Gustave

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London: Vizetelly & Co, 1886. First English language edition. Very Good. Octavo: [2, publisher's ad], [i-vii], viii-xxii, 383; complete with the frontispiece and four illustrations. Original publisher's blue-green cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine, gilt borders and center gilt cherub motif framing the title; publisher's blind stamp on rear cover. A Very Good copy that has been rebacked, preserving the original end-papers (although inner hinges show work). Otherwise a fairly clean, attractive copy internally (and priced competitively with the other copies in cloth).Flaubert's Emma Bovary rapidly gained notoriety for seduction and suicide following the novel's release and surrounding obscenity lawsuit in 1857. It would take another thirty years before the English edition of Flaubert's masterwork was translated and brought to Britain by Eleanor Marx-Aveling, daughter of Karl Marx, who aimed to give the English "a chance of reading... and seeing for themselves whether there is even the… Read more
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Mademoiselle de Maupin (in 2 vols)
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Mademoiselle de Maupin (in 2 vols)

by [LGBTQ] Gautier, Theophile

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London: The Walpole Press, 1899. Grand Edition De Luxe. Limited to 1,000 numbered copies (of which this is copy 33) on Japanese vellum. Two octavo volumes (8 9/16 x 5 9/16 inches; 218 x 138 mm.). Contemporary blue cloth. Covers ruled in gilt, spines lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut. Nineteen etchings. This edition of Mademoiselle de Maupin has been completely translated by I.G. Burnham. The etchings are by Francois-Xavier Le Sueur and drawing by Édouard Toudouze. A Fine copy.Mademoiselle de Maupin (1835-1836), a novel by Théophile Gautier, whose Préface is better known than the novel itself as a manifesto of l'art pour l'art. The novel was, however, much admired by Baudelaire and Balzac, and by fin-de- siècle writers and artists, both in France and elsewhere, as a pure expression of dilettantish and dandyish aestheticism and eroticism. "It is destined to attract new readers because of its surprising and complex play with narrative procedures and with gender roles and identities.… Read more
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The Madonna of the Future
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The Madonna of the Future

by James, Henry. Jim Dine (photographer)

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First Thus
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San Francisco: Arion Press, 1997. First Thus. Fine. Publisher's cloth binding in Fine condition. Limited to 250 numbered copies, signed by Jim Dine, this being copy number 180. Quarto (12 1/4 x 8 3/4 in; 311 x 220 mm). Complete, including one photogravure by Jim Dine.Originally appearing in The Atlantic Monthly in March 1873, James' The Madonna of the future was hailed as a masterpiece. The narrative of two gentlemen discussing art, life and deferred fame over cigars following a dinner has here been reimagined by photographer Jim Dine. Fine.
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Making a Business Woman
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Making a Business Woman

by Monroe, Anne Shannon

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New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1912. First edition. Near Fine/Near Fine. Near Fine book in the scarce dust jacket, in like condition. Original red publisher's cloth binding, bright red with bright gilt, and a bit of fading around the foot of spine, which is reflected by the offsetting to the jacket. Jacket with light red staining from book to the rear panel near the foot; small chip to upper rear corner and a small closed tear on the rear panel near the crown. Internally clean and unmarked with the exception of an early ownership signature to front endpaper "Virginia January 27th 1913." Retaining the two page publisher's adverts at rear featuring "New Books Primarily for Women." First appearance in book form, following the four-part serial in The Saturday Evening Post (The Bittner Stories). Scarce on the market, Monroe's semi-autobiographical novel was one of several that gave young women a role model who could inspire their own career ambitions.Monroe enjoyed a successful career in advertising… Read more
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Manuscript Suffrage Society Speech for Independence Day, 1884, to an Activist Gathering
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Manuscript Suffrage Society Speech for Independence Day, 1884, to an Activist Gathering

by [Women's Suffrage] [Activism]

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[N.P.], 1884. 32 manuscript pages in a single hand, on lined legal paper. Some edges chipped; pages uniformly toned. Speech fully legible but cut short on the final page, where sentences are struck out and no conclusion exists. Composed to address a suffrage gathering at a critical time in the movement, the unknown writer draws attention to women's unnoted roles in American history and calls attendees to action, and encourages awareness of the important and expanded roles women are already claiming across the nation. The U.S. women's suffrage movement experienced several key shifts in strategy during its seven-decade campaign for equality. 1884, the date of the present manuscript, was one of them. In March of that year, Susan B. Anthony submitted a statement to the House Judiciary Committee and testified before the Senate of the 48th Congress arguing for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution granting women the vote. Across the country, grassroots organizations gathered together in like fashion,… Read more
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Manuscript diary of consul's daughter during her education in Hanover
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Manuscript diary of consul's daughter during her education in Hanover

by [Diary] Mary Emma "Daisy" Spaight

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Hannover, Germany, 1897. Black cloth over boards with tape label to front board. Spine perished and boards soiled; but internally tight and intact. Comprised of 193 pages (measuring 6.75 x 8") in the single hand of fifteen year old Daisy Spaight (1882-1955), daughter of U.S. Vice-Consul Dr. James Spaight and Esther Frances nee Babcock. Documenting a key year in her evolution toward adulthood, Daisy's diary contains a majority of entries in English, several in German, and one in Chinese; it also contains three pages of taped in photos and ephemera, five handwritten samples of musical notation and two original sketches. In all, it is a fascinating and unique look into turn-of-the-century adolescence shaped by heightened access to education, travel, language, and music."If by chance I should lose this book And you by chance should find it - Remember Daisy is my name And Spaight comes behind it. Black is the raven. Black is the rook. But blacker still is the wicked cow Who steals this book." So begins… Read more
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Manuscript notebook including a young woman's early penmanship practice and later reflections on...
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Manuscript notebook including a young woman's early penmanship practice and later reflections on religious readings

by [Women's Education] [Commonplace Book] Polly Spurr, later Mrs. Cooper

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[New York], 1825. Manuscript notebook in stitched paper wrappers, with 34 total handwritten pages divided into two sections. The first section contains the meticulous penmanship practice of Polly Spurr, comprised of 24 pages of alphabet letters and repeated words; meanwhile the second section, labeled "Mrs. Cooper's Diary" contains 10 pages in a more mature hand, of reflections on religion and religious reading. A unique glimpse into the development of one young educated woman.Genealogy records of Chenango County, New York list Polly Spurr's birth in May of 1807 in the town of Columbus. While official historical records provide little other detail about her life, her personal copy and commonplace book give glimpses into who she was. On the verso of the front wrapper, she labels the book variously "Polly Spolly," "Polly Spurr's Book," and "Polly Spurr, Her Book," as though testing out titles. Between these ownership signature, she jots disconnected sections from the Book of Common Prayer, seemingly… Read more
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[Manuscript Song Lyrics, signed] Peekskill Golf Grounds

by Guthrie, Woody

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Coney Island, 1949. Near Fine. One leaf autographed manuscript signed. Recto with 44 lines of lyrics in manuscript, (11 4-line stanzas). Along the top margin in manuscript in manuscript is "Typed up" "Peekskill Golf Grounds" and "(Billy Vanero)." Along the bottom margin in manuscript is Guthrie's signature, army serial number (A.S.N. 42234634) and Coney Island/ Septem. 7th 1949. Verso is blank. In the years 1946-1954 Guthrie was living in Coney Island. One folio sheet (14 x 8 1/2 inches, 355 x 215 mm). Black ink, except (Billy Vanero) which is in green ink. Some light creasing through the horizontal middle of the leaf, and a 3.5 inch closed tear along the crease, with no loss of text. A small closed tear to top margin, also with no loss of text. Near Fine and a wonderful piece with great historical significance.These manuscript lyrics are to the song "Peekskill Golf Ground" a song which is part of a larger group of songs called "the Peekskill Songs" that were never recorded by Guthrie, all regarding… Read more
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Manuscript cookery from the Knowles and Cross families, with receipts for cookery and medicine as...
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Manuscript cookery from the Knowles and Cross families, with receipts for cookery and medicine as well as crocheting and books to read

by [Cookery]

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[Johnstown, NY], 1872. Comprised of a total of 83 pages, with 50 written in several hands and 28 stitched or pasted in clippings. This small book, measuring 89 x 127mm bound in rubbed black sheep, passed hands among three families across about a decade. Beginning with Henry Knowles and the Knowles family in 1872, per the first ownership signatures on the pastedown and front endpaper, the book then passed to Mrs. Charles Porter (Mary Cross) before finally landing after her death with her sister Laura Cross Mulvey. The result is a rich and unique compendium of family members' culinary preferences, often used medicinal cures, and even hints of personal interests such as sewing and crochet, or books of sheet music to purchase. All three owners were lifelong residents of New York according to the 1860, 1870, and 1880 federal census records. Multiple hands handled and composed this post-Civil War receipt book, with each of its owners leaving clear marks of use. Beginning with the pastedowns, which contain… Read more
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Manuscript notebook of a Greenwich Village woman, documenting her reading, study, and travels
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Manuscript notebook of a Greenwich Village woman, documenting her reading, study, and travels

by [Women's Social History] Elizabeth B. Williams

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[New York], 1899. Soft-bound sheep over card with rubbing to extremities and some loss to spine. Ownership signature to third blank: "Elizabeth B. Williams. 34 West 17th Street. January 1st 1877." Comprised of 32 handwritten pages providing a glimpse into the bohemian life of an educated woman living in New York at the turn of the century. By the time of this notebook's use, New York's Greenwich Village had gained a reputation as a haven for artists, writers, and musicians to live and gather. Boarding houses and bachelor flats, like the well-known Benedick Building, made the Village an affordable place even for single people to find housing that was safe and affordable. The brownstone building that Elizabeth lists as hers in the ownership signature, in fact, still exists, allowing us to image the space in which this manuscript was used. While we've been unable to locate information on Elizabeth's history, the pages here reveal her to be a woman interested in history, reading, and music. 13 pages… Read more
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Manuscript bond and articles of agreement securing Susanna Prouty's financial, medical, and...
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Manuscript bond and articles of agreement securing Susanna Prouty's financial, medical, and residential stability

by [Women's Social History] Susanna Prouty

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Salem, Washington County, New York, 1808. 3 page manuscript on a single folded sheet, with each page measuring 8 x 12". Manuscript bond in a single hand, signed by Hugh Moor of Bethuel Church as witness with the additional signature of Luke Prouty. Remnants of wax seals on two pages; trivial stains and toning. In all, a research-worthy legal document in which a recently widowed woman uses her ready access to cash to secure financial, medical, and residential stability for the remainder of her "Natural Life."In 1808, one year after the death of her husband Richard Prouty, Susanna Prouty enters into a binding legal agreement with her son Luke. "For the use of the said fifteen hundred dollars, the said Luke Prouty shall yearly and every year on the first day of January during the Natural Life of the said Susanna Prouty his mother Deliver to her and Deposit in her custody and for her use the articles enumerated..." In exchange for the immediate supply of $1,500 (accounting for inflation, $30,522 today)… Read more
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Manuscript school essays and literary excerpts from a young woman enrolled at Parker Academy, 1875-1879

by [Women's Education] Carrie Breed

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Connecticut, 1879. Near Fine. Archive of 13 handwritten manuscript essays composed by a Connecticut schoolgirl. Comprised of approximately 40 pages of autograph material written in ink by the same neat hand, and signed "Carrie Breed." In addition to titles, the majority of essays are dated and include Breed's school name and location. An exciting and interesting look into the work of a diligent young woman excited, in particular, about the female authors of her own time.Founded in 1851, Parker Academy was a boarding school that boasted "a healthy location, a tidy village, an orderly community, and a most beautiful valley with pleasant surroundings -- a good place for an institution of education" (Historic Buildings of Connecticut). While little else is known about the school, the manuscript assignments of Carrie Breed reveal a curriculum that emphasized traditional feminine skills such as polite conversation and elegant handwriting as well as more rigorous subjects including literature, composition,… Read more
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The Master Key
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The Master Key

by Baum, L. Frank

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Indianapolis: The Bowen-Merrill Company Publishers, 1901. First edition. Near Fine. Third state, with the copyright notice having the publisher's name measuring 1 25/32 inches in length. Original olive green cloth stamped in gilt on front cover and spine. Color pictorial label on front cover. Back cover with title stamped in blind. Armorial bookplate of Clayton Smith on front paste-down and ink inscription dated 1905 on free end-paper. Twelve color plates, numerous black and white text illustrations. A bright and near fine copy.This "electrical fairy tale" expresses Baum's lifelong fascination with scientific discovery. The protagonist is actually the author's second son, Robert Stanton Baum, to whom the book is dedicated and who recalled this boyhood interest in electrical gadgetry in an autobiography published in The Baum Bugle, Christmas 1970 and Spring 1971. Overshadowed by some of Baum's better known works, inlcuding the Oz series, it is nevertheless an important and representative work.The… Read more
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The Master and Margarita
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The Master and Margarita

by Bulgakov, Mikhail

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New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1967. First edition thus. Fine/Fine. First Harper and Row edition, and the first US translation by Michael Glenny. This translation follows the Mirra Ginsburg translation, but is generally considered the richer of the two early translations into English, as Ginsburg used an abridged version of the work. A Fine copy in like dust jacket and quite desirable in this condition. This book is the author's masterpiece and considered by many the finest novel to come out of Russia in the twentieth century. Started in 1928, Bulgakov burned the manuscript in 1930, only to re-write and revise it for the next ten years until his death. A socio-political satire oscillating between two realities, one where the Devil and his entourage take a flat in 1930s Russia and wreak havoc on society in a series of amusing escapades, the second in Pontius Pilot's Jerusalem, where he condemns Jesus, despite grave misgivings. A work of unique humor and profound insight, it builds upon the great… Read more
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The Master and Margarita
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The Master and Margarita

by Bulgakov, Mikhail

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New York: Grove Press, 1967. First American edition. Fine/Fine. The first appearance of the Master and Margarita in the US. Translated by Mirra Ginsburg. Preceding the other American edition of 1967 put out by Harper and Row, translated by Michael Glenny. A Fine copy in like dust jacket. This book is the author's masterpiece and considered by many the finest novel to come out of Russia in the twentieth century. Started in 1928, Bulgakov burned the manuscript in 1930, only to re-write and revise it for the next ten years until his death. A socio-political satire oscillating between two realities, one where the Devil and his entourage take a flat in 1930s Russia and wreak havoc on society in a series of amusing escapades, the second in Pontius Pilot's Jerusalem, where he condemns Jesus, despite grave misgivings. A work of unique humor and profound insight, it builds upon the great 19th century Russian predecessors and is now a foundation of the modern Russian literary canon. Fine in Fine dust jacket.
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The Master of Game...The Oldest English Book on Hunting. With a Foreword by Theodore Roosevelt
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The Master of Game...The Oldest English Book on Hunting. With a Foreword by Theodore Roosevelt

by York, Edward Second Duke of [ed. Wm. A. and F. Baillie-Grohman)

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London: Published for the editors by Ballantyne, Hanson & Co, 1904. First edition. Very Good +. Folio measuring 380 x 280mm. VG+ to Near Fine condition. One of 600 copies signed by the editor, with 52 facsimile photogravure plates and monotint reproductions. Full reversed calf inlaid on the front board with the seal of Edward, Second Duke of York. Brown endpapers. Scattered foxing throughout, largely concentrated in preliminaries. In all, a tight and pleasing copy housed in a custom case.A partial translation of the oldest and most famous hunting book in the English language, Gaston Phoebus. "Based primarily on Gaston de Foix's Livre de Chasse, originally composed in 1387, The Master of Game was written by Edward of Norwich in his 'leisure' between 1406 and 1413, mostly while being held prisoner for having treacherous designs against his cousin, Henry IV. While much of the book is almost an exact translation of de Foix, Edward added five chapters of his own to form the major source of our knowledge… Read more
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Mastering the Art of French Cooking (Volumes One and Two)
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Mastering the Art of French Cooking (Volumes One and Two)

by Child, Julia; Simone Beck and Louisette Bertholle

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1970. First edition. Fine/Near Fine. Both volumes of Child's impactful cookbook. Both books in Fine condition, in original dust jackets. Jacket to volume one in Near Fine condition, jacket to volume two in Very Good condition on account of fading and dampstaining.Across her varied history as a government operative, a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu, a chef, and author, and a TV personality, Julia Child stands out as a woman of immense creativity and entrepreneurial drive. In direct contradiction to the expectations of her posh Pasadena upbringing, Child earned her degree from cooking school and founded L'Ecole des Trois Gourmandes with her collaborators Beck and Bertholle. Not satisfied with the limitations of teaching small groups of American expatriate women in her personal kitchen, Child set out to author what remains one of the most comprehensive English language resources for French cooking. Mastering the Art of French Cooking was a labor of love that took place across… Read more
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Maternal Solicitude for a Daughter's Best Interests
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Maternal Solicitude for a Daughter's Best Interests

by [Taylor, Ann Martin] Mrs. Taylor of Ongar

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London: Taylor & Hessey, 1814. First edition. Contemporary fine binding of full straight grained morocco with gilt to spine and boards. All edges marbled. Marbled endpapers. A square and pleasing copy, with joints a bit cracked but sound. Later bookseller's stamp to verso of front endpaper. Contemporary gift inscription to second endpaper: "Lydia LeGrand Gribble, presented to her by her affectionate uncle J.B. Gribble. May 12th 1814." Some light offsetting from the frontis, else a clean and unmarked book. OCLC reports copies of this scarce work at only 6 U.S. institutions (17 worldwide), with the present being the only one on the market.Best known as an author of conduct books, Ann Martin Taylor showed early intellectual promise; upon her marriage to a minister with a mutual love of learning, she raised and educated five children who all went on to successful writing careers. "The Taylors provided an excellent education to their large family, devising an original method of teaching which used… Read more
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Mathematics notebook of a 16 year old girl being educated in the 19th century
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Mathematics notebook of a 16 year old girl being educated in the 19th century

by [Women's Education] Caroline D. Waters

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[Great Britain], 1850. Comprised of 88 manuscript pages of mathematical definitions, tables, methods, and exercises in a single hand, with the ownership signature of "Caroline Waters Age 16 yrs" to the front endpaper. Marbled paper vernacular binding, measuring 8 x 12 inches and stitched at spine. Caroline's metric measurements and English currency reveal her to be a student somewhere in the UK. Though the commonness of her name and the absence of a specific date prevents us from locating her in genealogy records, the manuscript she left behind reveals much about how and why girls of her age and class were being taught arithmetic.Caroline's elegant, practiced hand suggests that she is a member of the rising middle class, and the opening of the book suggests that she is a beginning to intermediate mathematician. At the top of the first page, she defines Arithmetic as "the art of computing by numbers" which "has five principal [sic] rules for this purpose, viz. Numeration, Subtraction, Addition,… Read more
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