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History of Hortense, Daughter of Josephine, Queen of Holland, Mother of Napoleon III  (1870 1st), Abbott, John S.C
1 Abbott, John S.C History of Hortense, Daughter of Josephine, Queen of Holland, Mother of Napoleon III (1870 1st)
New York Harper 1870 First Edition Hard Cover Hard Cover No DJ 
Very handsome small book with a pleasing design to spine and front board. The binding is tight and there are no cracks to gutters and no names or writing. Hortense was the daughter of Josephine and the mother of Napoleon Bonaparte. The book is illustrated witholut with fill page steel engravings. Book measures 5" x 7" and has 379 pages plus a couple pages advertising Abbott books. 
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Lady Raffles By Effort & Virtue (Original Unused  Raffles Hotel Singapore Luggage Label laid-in), Bastin, John Sturgus;National Museum (Singapore)
2 Bastin, John Sturgus;National Museum (Singapore) Lady Raffles By Effort & Virtue (Original Unused Raffles Hotel Singapore Luggage Label laid-in)
Singapore National Museum 1999 9813002840 / 9789813002845 Third Impression Hard Cover Fine No DJ, as Issued 
Crisp, clean, book. Handsomely designed with burgundy cloth spine enhancing red cloth boards, the front of which is decorated with a painted portrait of Lady Raffles in a gilt "frame." Book measures 5-1/2"x8" and has pristine pages and page edges. Large color portrait of subject at frontis. Tells the story of Sophia Raffles, the second wife of Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles with handsome illustration throughout. She and her husband traveled extensively in Asia where he founded Singapore. VERY NICE BONUS too -- an unused, pristine luggage label for the Raffles Hotel Singapore from the Golden Age of Travel (1920s-30s)laid-in.124 
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The Woman Behind the Lens; The Life and Work of  Frances Benjamin  Johnston 1864-1952, Berch, Bettina
3 Berch, Bettina The Woman Behind the Lens; The Life and Work of Frances Benjamin Johnston 1864-1952
Charlottesville, Virginia The University Press of Virginia 2000 First Edition Stated Hard Cover Fine No DJ, as Issued 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Crisp, clean book with no defect of note. No names or writing and no bumps to boards. Designed without dustjacket. Illustrated with 39 photographs in black and white throguhout the text which tells the life story of this woman photographer who found her calling when George Eastman gave her a camera. Johnston captured the last photo of President William McKinley shortly before he was assiassinated at the Pan-American Exhibtion in Buffalo in 1901. She also caught Admiral Dewey on film as we well as Mark Twain, Admiral Dewey, Alice Roosevelt and many more. Book measures 8"x10-1/2" and has 171 pages including index. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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4 Boles, John B. (editor) The Journal of Southern History Volume 1994 (Volume LX Nos. 1-4 Full Run)
Southern Historical Association 1994 Soft Cover Fine 
Crisp, clean journals -- no spine creasing, no names or writing, pages and page edges pristine. Each measures 6"x9-1/4" and is the size of a quality paperback. Topics include, but are not limited to: Virginia Bernhard and the histriography of early Virginia; Muslims in Early America; Evangelical communities Twigg Co. Georgia 1820-1861; rape and the law in the Old South; antebellum southern fathers and health care of children; the case of Richard Bennet 1667-1749; Mississippi de;ta planters -- labor and civil rights 1940's; Jule Cartel and the Southern Farmers' Alliance and the aftermath of the General Textile Strike. Other full runs available. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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5 Boles, John B. (editor) The Journal of Southern History Volume 1995 (Volume LXI Nos. 1-4 Full Run)
Southern Historical Association 1995 Soft Cover Very Good 
Crisp, clean journals -- no spine creasing, no names or writing, pages and page edges pristine. Tiny tear to top front edge of one only fault. Each measures 6"x9-1/4" and is the size of a quality paperback. Topics include, but are not limited to: evangelical dissent Piedmont, Virginiana 1740-1755; Martin Van Buren and partisan politics of Texas Annexation; Julia Peterkin; the rape myth in the Old South reconsidered; interracial unionism in the Alabama coal fields1878-1908; racial classifications and Reconstruction legislation; and slave hair African American culture in the 18th and 19th centuries. Other full runs available. 
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6 Boles, John B. (editor) The Journal of Southern History Volume 1998 (Volume LXIV Nos. 1-4 Full Run)
Southern Historical Association 1998 Soft Cover Very Good 
Crisp, clean journals -- no spine creasing, no names or writing, pages and page edges pristine. Each measures 6"x9-1/4" and is the size of a quality paperback. Topics include, but are not limited to, the debate over flood control on the Lower Mississisppi 1846-1861; the Freedman's Bureau and white leaders in Virginia; the Spencer-Warner controversy; Harriet Beecher Stowe; Southern military schools 1865-1915; female education in an antebellum southern family; the Appalachian Volunteers in Eastern Kentucky 1964-1970; African American and white women Tennesse elections of 1919 and 1920; and "White Negroes" in segregated Mississippi. Other full runs available. 
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Mary Cassatt: A Catalogue Raisonne of the Graphic Work, Breeskin, Adelyn Dohme
7 Breeskin, Adelyn Dohme Mary Cassatt: A Catalogue Raisonne of the Graphic Work
Washignton D.C. Smithsonian Inst Press 1979 0874742846 / 9780874742848 Presumed First Hard Cover Fine No DJ 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Beautiful book -- clean as a whistle inside and out. No bumps to boards and no names or writing. Book is designed with paper over boards and a blue cloth spine. Book measures 9" x 12" and has 189 pages. Book opens with an extensive chapter about Cassatt's life and work, plus notes and a chronology. The next discussesnher techncal methods used by her -- drypoint, hard ground etching, soft ground etching, aquatint, color prints, other tonal processes and lithography. The majority of the book is the catalogue which focuses solely on her graphci works. It is predominately illustrated in black and white, but there are also some color art. Very beautiful. 
Price: 36.00 USD
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Aboriginal Adolescence: Maidenhood in an Australian Community, Burbank, Victoria Katherine
8 Burbank, Victoria Katherine Aboriginal Adolescence: Maidenhood in an Australian Community
New Brunswick & New London CT. Rutgers Univ Press 1989 0813512867 / 9780813512860 Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
Crisp, clean, atrractive book in like jacket which has been protected by brand new mylar. No names or writing and no tears or chips. An examination of female adolesence, sexuality and marriage in the Australian Aboriginal community of Mangrove over the dramatic backdrop of thirty years of rapid change. 153 pages. Indexed. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Women Artists of the Arts & Crafts Movement, Callen, Anthea
9 Callen, Anthea Women Artists of the Arts & Crafts Movement
New York Pantheon Books 1979 0304506677 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Very nice clean, tightly bound book with no names or writing and no bumps to boards. Measures 8-1/2" x 12" with 332 pages. Much illutrsation with black and white photographs which show portraits of the women and their art which consisted of ceramics, embroidery, needlework, jewelry, metalwork, woodcarving, furniture, interior design, hand-printing, book binding and illsutration. Other chapters discuss class structure, design eeducation for women and women artists and politics. 
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10 Cheyette, Fredric L. Ermengard of Narbonne and the World of the Troubadours (Conjunctions of Religion and Power in the Medieval Past Ser.)
Ithaca, NY, U.S.A. Cornell University Press 2001 0801439523 / 9780801439520 First Printing Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
Crisp, beautiful copy in brand new protective mylar. Illustrated. The biography of an extraordinary woman warrior of power and strength, brought down ultimately by the Albigensian Crusade designed by the Church to put an end to religious practicies deemed heretical. 474 pages. Indexed. 
Price: 26.00 USD
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Out of the Heart: A Century of PEO (1869-1969 (SIGNED), Clapp. Tella
11 Clapp. Tella Out of the Heart: A Century of PEO (1869-1969 (SIGNED)
Des Moines, Iowa The PEO Sisterhood 1968 Hard Cover Very Good No DJ 
Very nice book -- clean and tihghtly bound with no names or writing other than the SIGNATURE of the author, Stella Clapp who signed without inscription. The organization exists in the 21st century, still aiding women to get access to college . The PEO now owns Cottey College in Nevada, Missouri known for its liberal arts and scieces. The front of the book shows very nice color portraits of women who made the endeavor happen. Book measures 6-1.2" x 9-1.4" and has 365 pages. There are also color and black and white photos throughout the text. Only detractions are a light skim of foxing to the outer edges and an area that appears to have been repaired with glue along the spine viewed from the back board (see photo). 
Price: 45.00 USD
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The Artist's Mother Portraits and Homages  (1988), Coller, Barbara; Gedo, John E.; Kuspit, Donald
12 Coller, Barbara; Gedo, John E.; Kuspit, Donald The Artist's Mother Portraits and Homages (1988)
Huntington, New York Heckscher Art Museum 1987 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
This is a rather unusual topic in which artists such as Picasso, Faith Ringgold, Audrey Flack, Arshile Gorky and others offer insights on the aspects of mothers. The essays include "The Artist's Mother Portraits and Homages" by Barbara Coller; "Sometimes A Mother is a Mother, At Other Times She Is Only Someone Else" by John E. Gedo; and "Representing the Mother, Representing the Unpresentable?" by Donald Kuspit.There's a lot to read and many beautiful color and black and white art. The catalog measures 8-1.2" x 11 and 63 pages. Cleand and bright with two small corner creases at front cover which have been reglued by me and are lying flat. The exhibition began in Huntington, New York in 1987 and then went to the National Gallery in 1988. 
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The Story of a Simple Life Being an Account of  the Life and Labors of Sarah Wisner Thorne, Crapsey, Algernon Sidney
13 Crapsey, Algernon Sidney The Story of a Simple Life Being an Account of the Life and Labors of Sarah Wisner Thorne
New York Thomas Whittaker 1900 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No DJ 
Small grey book measuring 5"x7" with clean boards and pages. Tightly bound and no names or writing. Photograph of subject at frontis, plus other full page photographs showing various people, the exterior of Trinity Parish in New York City, and the subject's grave. Includes a sermon preached in February, 1900 by the author in memory of the subject's quiet charitable works at Trinity Parish. Very scarce. 
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An Amiable Woman; Rachel Jackson, Cruse, Katherine W.
14 Cruse, Katherine W. An Amiable Woman; Rachel Jackson
Hermitage, Tennessee Katherine W. Cruse & the Ladies' Hermitage Association 1994 Soft Cover Near Fine 
Lovely, clean pamphlet with an attrative likeness of the subject on cover. Illustrated throughout with small drawings and photographs of articles owned by the Hermitage Association which belonged to thre First Lady. 34 page biography. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Charlotte Haxall Noland 1883-1969, DeButts, Mary Custis Lee et al
15 DeButts, Mary Custis Lee et al Charlotte Haxall Noland 1883-1969
Middleburg, Virginia Foxcroft School 1971 Hard Cover Near Fine No DJ 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Beautiful book with such lovely textured paper and deckled edges. The green cloth binding is in excellent condition without dustjacket as per design. Book is very clean and tightly bound with no names or writing inside. Book is a gift of memories of the subject who fiounded Foxcroft School in Virginia. Not only was it a good one, but unusual for its time. Women were exposed to fishing, riding and basketball -- and this in 1914! The text is interesting and the large historic photograph are wonderful. Book measures 7" x 9-1/2" with 100 pages. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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16 Ensign, Mrs. Francis H. The Ohio Messenger (Woman's Christian Temperance Union) November 1911
The Woman's Christian Temperance Society 1911 Soft Cover Very Good 
Scarce 16 page magazine densely filled with text which marries two causes in this issue -- prohibition and child labor. Measures 9-1/4" x12-1/2" and is clean and tightly bound. Folded for mailing and shows the subscriber's name and VERY minimal address at top edge. The paper has toned on the cover,but has not on the back or inside. There are a couple tiny edge tears,which I repaired with non-browning, almost invisible archival tape. Illustrated with a few small photographs, including a great one with a flag at a WTCU convention. Much information on prohibition, child labor, and the activities areounf the stare and the country. Very nice historical collectible, not often seen. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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17 Ferber, Edna; Norris, Kathleen Woman's Home Companion, January, 1939
New York Crowell Publishing Company 1939 Soft Cover Very Good Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
This popular magazine, oversized at almost 14" tall, is still fun to read, not just for the great ads, fashions, decorating and recipes, but also for the fiction and articles. A cute New Year's baby graces the cover of this issue which still has a subscription blank inside, plus great period ads for Campbell's soup, Ivory soap, Chesterfield cigarettes, and Butterick patterns, to name a few. Readers of fiction will be pleased to see Kathleen Norris with her story "Dearest Amanda" as well as Hope Hale's charming "Girl Friend's Boyfriend." The biggest name is this issue though belongs to Edna Ferber who appears with part IV of her autobiography "A Peculiar Treasure" which offers a fascinating look at her life from a 1914 trip to Europe to the beginning of her research on show boats for what would become her blockbuster book and the play, "Show Boat." The best news is that Part IV can be read as a stand alone Magazine is clean and nice with just a few small edgetears and a discreet blue mailing label at lower front corner 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Woman's Home Companion, October, 1939, Flanner, Janet
18 Flanner, Janet Woman's Home Companion, October, 1939
New York Crowell Publishing Company 1939 Vol. LXVI No. 10 Soft Cover Very Good Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
This popular magazine, oversized at almost 14" tall, is still fun to read, not just for the great ads, fashions, decorating and recipes, but also for the fiction and articles. A spiffy young woman in a red and black suit with matching hat shops for just the right thread on the cover of this issue which contains great period ads for Armstrong linoleum floors, Sqibb's cod liver oil, Yardley's English Lavender, and Coty patterns, to name a few. There's also a wonderful fashion section in color and articles on copeprative living in college and preventive psychology and lots of romantic fiction. But the big name in this issue is that of Janet Flanner, the American journalist who was living in Paris at the time and part of the expatriate generation. Here she contriobutes an article about the various clases of English girls -- one on Parisian girls was forthcoming. Magazine shows a small discreet blue mailing label at lower front corner and a repair to top of spine with clear, not browning archival tape. Other issues from the period available. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Kansas City Women of Independent Minds, Flynn, Jane Fifield
19 Flynn, Jane Fifield Kansas City Women of Independent Minds
. Fifield Pub. Co 1992 0963375806 / 9780963375803 First Edition Stated Hard Cover Fine Fine SIGNED by Author
Very clean and attractive with no defect of note -- no names or writing, no bumps to boards, tightly bound and pristine inside and out. Dustjacket has not been price-clipped and is most handsome in brand new mylar cover. Book provides insight into the lives of 92 Kansas City women who achieved noteriety for various accomplishments. Some are well known such as Jean Harlow and Sally Rand, both entertainers. Others were judges, business women who created empires with candy and ready-to-wear fashions. But perhaps the most colorful was Annie Chambers, the best known madam in the city. Bach bio is accompanied by black and white photograph. Book has 192 pages. sIGNED by author on half title page. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Women, Family, and Utopia: Communal Experiments of the Shakers, the Oneida Community, and the Mormons, Foster, Lawrence G.
20 Foster, Lawrence G. Women, Family, and Utopia: Communal Experiments of the Shakers, the Oneida Community, and the Mormons
Syracuse, New York, U.S.A. Syracuse Univ Press 1992 0815625359 / 9780815625353 First Printing Soft Cover Fine SIGNED by Author
Crisp, beautiful copy. No spine crease or markings. Pages and page edges pristine. SIGNED by author on title page. A scholarly, yet accessible, account of the lives of women in the Shaker, Mormon and Oneida communities. 353 pages. Indexed. Extensive notes. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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