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Whether you are a professor of Women's Studies or just passionate about Women's History, the rare women's history books page of the Rare Book Room will have what you are looking for. Biblio features a large collection of literature and ephemera concerning women's history and women's studies, including unique illustrations and bindings. Please feel free to browse the antique and rare women's history books in Biblio's Rare Book Room.



New Zealand Ferns.
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New Zealand Ferns.

by Armstrong, C. C. [Mary Ann]

  • Used
  • Hardcover
Condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Moray, United Kingdom
Item Price
$3,404.22

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Dunedin, NZ, [late 1870s or 1880s]. Tall quarto (370 x 280mm). Original green cloth, upper board blocked in gilt and black. The contents comprise approximately 56 fern specimens mounted on the rectos of 16 card leaves with scientific names in manuscript, the leaves bound in on linen stubs. Maker's ticket to the front pastedown. Some wear and small bumps, and spots and marks to the binding, contents toned. 4 of the specimens are loose or have a small piece that has come loose, but are still retained, one specimen is lacking a frond. Very good condition. A rare, sixteen-page album of artistically arrayed and scientifically labeled New Zealand ferns by the award-winning botanical artist and entrepreneur Mary Ann Armstrong, known commercially as "Mrs. C. C. Armstrong" (1838-1910). This is a nice example of Armstrong's work, which is notable for its elegant presentation, including the use of symmetry and sweeping arcs, and the ingenious placement of moss to "ground" the specimens. Each page is an artwork… Read More
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$3,404.22
Strange Fruit
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Strange Fruit

by Smith, Lillian

  • Used
  • very good
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
Stated Sixth Printing Thus
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Salem, Oregon
Item Price
$200.00

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Smith, Lillian: Strange Fruit. Reynal & Hitchcock, 1944 1st. Ed, Stated 6th Printing Thus. About this book: Strange Fruit is a 1944 bestselling novel debut by American author Lillian Smith that dealt with the then-forbidden and controversial theme of interracial romance. The title was originally "Jordan is so Chilly", with Smith later changing the title to Strange Fruit. In her autobiography, singer Billie Holliday wrote that Smith chose to name the book after her song "Strange Fruit" , which was about the lynching and racism against African Americans although Smith maintained that the book's title referred to the "damaged, twisted people (both black and white) who are the products or results of our racist culture." After the book's release, the book was banned in Boston and Detroit for "lewdness" and crude language. Strange Fruit was also banned from being mailed through the U.S. Postal Service, With the ban against the book being lifted by President Roosevelt after his wife Eleanor Roosevelt… Read More
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$200.00
The Woman In White
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The Woman In White

by Collins, Wilkie

  • Used
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Good-
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Salem, Oregon
Item Price
$1,400.00

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The Woman In White (1860 Harper & Brothers 1st Edition) BY WILKIE COLLINS. New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1860.[2], 260, [4, ads] pp. Publisher's brown stamped heavy cardboard boards with elaborate blind stamped Harper and Brothers cartouche on front and back boards. Ads state B. Miss Mulock spelled correctly. Used. Good- Condition. Our copy lacks it's spine. Some water-spotting noted. Please see our photos. States 1860 on the title page. In-text illustrations by John McLenan. Both pairs of chocolate brown endpapers are in good shape. Please see our photos. First American edition, second state, with first page of rear ads headed "By Miss Mulock," listing eleven titles, and verso advertising The Mill on the Floss. [Gasson p. 160.] A Haycraft Queen Cornerstone, a smash success upon publication. Has become rare, like the author's gift for spellbinding tales. This book is acknowledged as creating and popularizing the detective/mystery genre in Victorian Great Britain. Will ship from Oregon.
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$1,400.00
The Mysterious Affair At Styles
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The Mysterious Affair At Styles

by Christie, Agatha

  • Used
  • good
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Good
Edition
Half-Crown Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Salem, Oregon
Item Price
$1,325.00

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The Mysterious Affair At Styles (1935 Bodley Head Half-Crown Edition) Made and printed in Great Britain by Butler & Tanner, Ltd., Frome and London. THE FIRST HERCULE POIROT TITLE EVER WRITTEN BY CHRISTIE. Used. Good / New fax candlestick motif dust jacket. Hardcover. BOARDS ARE VERY CLEAN. NO CORNER BUMPS. Mandarin Orange cloth boards with black and green stripes on front cover. Black Titling. States Bodley Head on spine. Spine may be slightly sunned. Pages fairly bright. Foxing noted. chiefly at title page and verso. Please see our photos. Will ship from Oregon
Item Price
$1,325.00
The Debutante Register
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The Debutante Register

by Stuart I. Whitmarsh

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  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Good-
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Muskegon, Michigan
Item Price
$238.00

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The Debutante Register: 1945. This is a rare book. A large register of women who made their "debut" into society between 1943-1945. Some skipped their Debutante Ball due to the war. There is a photograph of each woman, and underneath is their name, who their parents are, where and when they held their debut, and a couple sentences about their education or their family history. Included amongst the women in this book is SHIRLEY TEMPLE! Her debut lists "cancelled due to the war." There are multiple signatures on the forward page, and I'm not sure if this book is signed or if the signatures were printed on from the originals. Please see photos. * The pages of the book are in great condition. It is just the cover that is not in great shape. **5% of this sale will go towards the fight against racial injustice.
Item Price
$238.00
The Fairy Caravan
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The Fairy Caravan

by Potter, Beatrix

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  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Good+
Edition
First American Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Salem, Oregon
Item Price
$475.00

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Beatrix Potter: The Fairy Caravan. David McKay 1929 True First Edition, First American Edition. ILLUSTRATED BY BEATRIX POTTER. Library Bound. Exlib. Good+ condition/ no dj included. Boards are in nice condition. Pictorial Front Board illustration of horse caravan and all titling are VG. Gilt letter j appearing on spine is bright. Tight binding, pages bright. Some light foxing noted. Six colour plates, twenty full-page illustrations, and 42 textual drawings. Octavo. Original green cloth binding, All colour plates remain firmly affixed to binding.
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$475.00
Nancy's Mysterious Letter
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Nancy's Mysterious Letter

by Keene, Carolyn

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  • good
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Good
Edition
Reprint Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Salem, Oregon
Item Price
$200.00

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Nancy's Mysterious Letter: Keene, Carolyn. Copyright 1932, Grosset & Dunlap. RARE Nancy Drew #8, 1939 issue thus. Includes original "HEADLINE BOOKS FOR GIRLS" DUST JACKET. RUSSELL H. TANDY COVER ART. Since the dj Back panel authors are: Faith Baldwin through Ann Spence Warner and titles listed were published in 1931, this may be a first state unclipped dust jacket. Price on front flap is 5050. USED. Good Condition/ Good Condition DJ. Summary: "By mistake Nancy Drew receives a letter from England intended for an heiress, also named Nancy Drew. When Nancy undertakes a search for the missing young woman, it becomes obvious that a ruthless, dangerous man is determined to prevent her from finding the heiress or himself."
Item Price
$200.00
Jamaica Inn
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Jamaica Inn

by Du Maurier, Daphne

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  • good
  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Good
Edition
Book Club Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Salem, Oregon
Item Price
$1,000.00

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By Daphne Du Maurier. Jamaica Inn, Doubleday & Company MXXXVI, BCE. 243 pages. INCLUDES RARE ORIGINAL REX WHISTLER 1ST EDITION UNCLIPPED DUST JACKETFits volume size 5 3/8 X 8 1/8.Original cover price $4.50. Includes good condition Library bound. DJ is taped to the book.
Item Price
$1,000.00
The Glory of Woman or Love, Marriage and Maternity
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The Glory of Woman or Love, Marriage and Maternity

by Monfort B. Allen, M.D, and Amelia C. McGregor, M.D.

  • Used
  • near fine
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Bloomington, Indiana
Item Price
$200.00

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Chicago: J. S. Ziegler & Co., 1896. Publisher's light blue cloth with gilt lettering, marbled page edges, flower and leaf patterned end papers. The title continues -"containing Full Information on All the Marvelous and Complex Matters Pertaining to Women, including Creative Science; Bearing, Nursing, and Rearing Children; Hereditary Descent; Hints on Courtship and Marriage; Promoting Health and Beauty, Vigor of Mind and Body, etc. etc. together with Diseases Peculiar to the Female Sex Their Causes, Symptoms and Treatment, the whole forming a Complete Medical Guide for Women". Embellished with many superb colored plates, phototype and wood engravings. Near Fine, light soiling to boards, light toning to end papers. A quite lovely copy, and SCARCE thus. . First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Item Price
$200.00
Juana de Asbaje
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Juana de Asbaje: Contribución al Centenario de la Independencia de México

by Amado Nervo

  • Used
  • very good
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
Primera edición
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Ciudad de México, Mexico
Item Price
$195.00

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'Una de las mejores biografías de la excelsa poetisa mexicana Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz." (Palau, Manual del Librero)

Primera edición, de autor, impresa en Madrid por los hijos de M.G. Hernández, 1910.

Muy bella encuadernación holandesa de escuela española con tapas marmoleadas, lomo en piel vacuna con 4 falsos nervios, títulos y ornamentos dorados. Magnífico ejemplar, únicamente el canto superior de las tapas está un poco raspado. Interiores impecables.

Muy raro, no hay actualmente en el mercado otro ejemplar comparable en encuadernado y estado de conservación.
Item Price
$195.00
Vivilore
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Vivilore: The Pathway to Mental and Physical Perfection, The Twentieth Centry Book for Every Woman

by Mary Ries Melendy

  • Used
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good-
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
GAHANNA, Ohio
Item Price
$110.00

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W. R. Vansant, 1904. Hardbound. Condition: Very Good-. No dust jacket. First Edition. 649 pp. Text white with light sunning along top edge. Clean, unmarked with green design endpapers. Prior owner attribution in pencil on front free endpaper. Illustrated with b/w and full color illustrations and diagrams. "Vivilore: the pathway to mental and physical perfection; the twentieth century book for every woman; a brave and scholarly treatment of sex-life, parenthood, child training, beauty laws and vital interests of women and of men; also a comprehensive treatment of disease and its remedies, including materia medcia. A plea for self-knowledge, self-mastery, and self-development. Embellished with 140 illustrations in rich colors and exquisite half-tones, with numerous scientific pictu res which answer essential questions. Complete index and glossary."
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$110.00
A Collection of 7 of the First 9 Redbook Magazines from 1950-1951 Containing Original Dr. Seusss...
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A Collection of 7 of the First 9 Redbook Magazines from 1950-1951 Containing Original Dr. Seusss Stories

by Dr. Seuss; (GEISEL, Ted [Theodore]

  • Used
  • very good
  • Paperback
  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
First Printings
Binding
Paperback
Seller
Bloomington, Indiana
Item Price
$1,000.00

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New York: McCall Corporation, 1950. Seven of the first nine Redbook Magazines from 1950-51 ( 1.3.4.5.6.7, and 9 ) that each contained an original Dr. Seuss story, overall Very Good, wear with paper loss at spine ends, some with tears at spine folds, toning, some pages with small corner creases. Jun. 1950, Vol. 95, No.2, "Gustav, the Goldfish", p. 48-51; Aug. 1950, Vol.95, No.4, "Tad and Todd", p.56-58; Sep. 1950, Vol. 95, No. 5, "Marco Comes Late" p.58-59, Oct. 1950, Vol. 95, No.6, "How Officer Pat Saved the Whole Town"; p.46-48; Nov. 1950, Vol. 96, No.1, "Steak for Supper", p. 44-46; Dec.1950, Vol.96, No.2, "The Big Brag", p.46-47; Feb. 1951, Vol. 96, No.4, "The Rabbit, the Bear, and the Zinniga-Zanniga", p.46-47. Between June 1950 and December 1957, Seuss had 23 original stories first published in Redbook Magazine. At least 3 of the 23 predated the first book publications of the same titles. "Gustav, the Goldfish" was… Read More
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$1,000.00
The Murder Of Roger Ackroyd
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The Murder Of Roger Ackroyd

by Christie, Agatha

  • Used
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good-
Edition
Stated 7th Printing Thus
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Salem, Oregon
Item Price
$3,500.00

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The Murder Of Roger Ackroyd (1926, Dodd, Mead. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. Stated 7th Printing Thus, December, 1926. USED. VG-/ New Fax Dust Jacket. Agatha Christie. HERCULE POIROT. A nice copy. Considered to be one of Agatha Christie's most controversial mysteries, he Murder of Roger Ackroyd breaks all the rules of traditional mystery writing. The peaceful English village of King's Abbot is stunned. First, the attractive widow Ferrars dies from an overdose of veronal. Not twenty-four hours later, Roger Ackroyd—the man she had planned to marry—is murdered. It is a baffling, complex case involving blackmail, suicide, and violent death, a cast that taxes Hercule Poirot's "little grey cells" before he reaches one of the most startling conclusions of his fabled career." Will ship from Oregon.
Item Price
$3,500.00
The Long Winter

The Long Winter

by Wilder, Laura Ingalls

  • Used
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - VG-
Edition
Uniform Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Salem, Oregon
Item Price
$200.00

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Wilder Laura Ingalls: The Long Winter. 1953 Harper & Brothers Uniform Edition. Pictures by Garth Williams. BIOGRAPHY. Used. VG/Acceptable $2.95 Original Snowball fight Dust Jacket. Back panel of jacket is water- stained. The story of the hard winter of 1880-1881 in the Dakota Territory with the pioneer Ingalls Family. Little House on the Prairie series. 335 pages. 6 X 8 ¼.
Item Price
$200.00
Jamaica Inn
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Jamaica Inn

by Du Maurier, Daphne

  • Used
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Good-
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Salem, Oregon
Item Price
$374.95

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Du Maurier, Daphne: Jamaica Inn 1936 First Edition. Doubleday Doran & Co. RARE. Title page states 1936. Used. Good-/ New Fax Whistler Dust Jacket. Condition: Front board was cracked in half in shipment and has now been taped from inside. Fabric is intact. Other than this damage the book is in good overall condition. Priced accordingly. 332 pages. 5 ¾ X 8 ¼. Plot summary: "Shadows moved across the moor. Horses' hoofs rang sharply on the stone pathway. They had come again - the mysterious visitors who arrived at Jamaica Inn under cover of darkness...Here is a story of passion, treachery and death. Of a beautiful woman caught in the web of a dangerous intrigue. And of her compelling love for a scoundrel. Daphne de Maurier tells this strange tale of the suspense and excitement which characterizes her internationally famous novels Rebecca and The Scapegoat"
Item Price
$374.95