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Image for History of Hortense, Daughter of Josephine, Queen of Holland, Mother of Napoleon III  (1870 1st)

History of Hortense, Daughter of Josephine, Queen of Holland, Mother of Napoleon III (1870 1st)

By: Abbott, John S.C

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Harper: 1870

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23511

Condition: Hard Cover


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. View more info

Letters Written Between the Years 1784 and 1807 Volumes 1,2,3,4,5,6 Complete

By: Anna Seward

Price: $90.00

Publisher: New York, Cambridge University Press: 2013

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 30001

ISBN: 1108059481

Condition: Fine Condition


All six books are in pristine condition with no names amd writing and no spine creases. Each book measure 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and has a compilation of 2414 pages! Anna Seward longed to take her place in literature, but she had many frustrations. Erasmus Darwin once printed her poetry with his name on it. Then Horace Walpole accused her of having no imagination. And to top it off she couldn't get a patron even with her talent because nobody would help a woman. The books debuted oriignally in 1811. You will find them full of letters, many "eminent figures", including Boswell. Sh... View more info

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The Woman Behind the Lens; The Life and Work of Frances Benjamin Johnston 1864-1952

By: Berch, Bettina

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Charlottesville, Virginia, The University Press of Virginia: 2000

Edition: First Edition Stated

Seller ID: 27416

Condition: Fine


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 pa... View more info

The Journal of Southern History Volume 1998 (Volume LXIV Nos. 1-4 Full Run)

By: Boles, John B. (editor)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Southern Historical Association: 1998

Seller ID: 19919

Condition: 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; a... View more info

The Journal of Southern History Volume 1995 (Volume LXI Nos. 1-4 Full Run)

By: Boles, John B. (editor)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Southern Historical Association: 1995

Seller ID: 19920

Condition: 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 19... View more info

The Journal of Southern History Volume 1994 (Volume LX Nos. 1-4 Full Run)

By: Boles, John B. (editor)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Southern Historical Association: 1994

Seller ID: 19921

Condition: 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 afterma... View more info

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Mary Cassatt: A Catalogue Raisonne of the Graphic Work

By: Breeskin, Adelyn Dohme

Price: $36.00

Publisher: Washignton D.C., Smithsonian Inst Press: 1979

Edition: Presumed First

Seller ID: 28202

ISBN: 0874742846

Condition: Fine


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 an... View more info

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Aboriginal Adolescence: Maidenhood in an Australian Community

By: Burbank, Victoria Katherine

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New Brunswick & New London CT., Rutgers Univ Press: 1989

Seller ID: 25052

ISBN: 0813512867

Condition: Fine


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. View more info

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Women Artists of the Arts & Crafts Movement

By: Callen, Anthea

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Pantheon Books: 1979

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 27984

ISBN: 0304506677

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

Ermengard of Narbonne and the World of the Troubadours (Conjunctions of Religion and Power in the Medieval Past Ser.)

By: Cheyette, Fredric L.

Price: $26.00

Publisher: Ithaca, NY, U.S.A., Cornell University Press: 2001

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 12,301

ISBN: 0801439523

Condition: 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. View more info

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The Artist's Mother Portraits and Homages (1988)

By: Coller, Barbara; Gedo, John E.; Kuspit, Donald

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Huntington, New York, Heckscher Art Museum: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23622

Condition: Very Good


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 whi... View more info

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The Story of a Simple Life Being an Account of the Life and Labors of Sarah Wisner Thorne

By: Crapsey, Algernon Sidney

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Thomas Whittaker: 1900

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24139

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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An Amiable Woman; Rachel Jackson

By: Cruse, Katherine W.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Hermitage, Tennessee, Katherine W. Cruse & the Ladies' Hermitage Association: 1994

Seller ID: 24223

Condition: 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. View more info

The Ohio Messenger (Woman's Christian Temperance Union) November 1911

By: Ensign, Mrs. Francis H.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The Woman's Christian Temperance Society: 1911

Seller ID: 20718

Condition: 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 ac... View more info

Woman's Home Companion, January, 1939

By: Ferber, Edna; Norris, Kathleen

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, Crowell Publishing Company: 1939

Seller ID: 18903

Condition: Very Good


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... View more info

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Woman's Home Companion, October, 1939

By: Flanner, Janet

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Crowell Publishing Company: 1939

Edition: Vol. LXVI No. 10

Seller ID: 20409

Condition: Very Good


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 fict... View more info

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Kansas City Women of Independent Minds

By: Flynn, Jane Fifield

Price: $20.00

Publisher: ., Fifield Pub. Co: 1992

Edition: First Edition Stated

Inscription: SIGNED by Author

Seller ID: 27603

ISBN: 0963375806

Condition: Fine


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 ... View more info

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Women, Family, and Utopia: Communal Experiments of the Shakers, the Oneida Community, and the Mormons

By: Foster, Lawrence G.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Syracuse, New York, U.S.A., Syracuse Univ Press: 1992

Edition: First Printing

Inscription: SIGNED by Author

Seller ID: 14857

ISBN: 0815625359

Condition: Fine


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. View more info

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Women in the American Civil War (Two Volume Set)

By: Frank, Linda Tendrich (editor)

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Santa Barbara, California, ABC-Clio: 2008

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 19783

ISBN: 1851096000

Condition: New (slightly hurt)


Crisp, BRAND NEW set, slightly hurt.. Only faul is a wrinkle, a small nick, and a small tear to top of spine on volume II. Books measure 9"x11" with material divided between two volumes with volume I containing A-G entries and Volume II H-Z. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Includes over 300 entries covering individuals, organizations, battles and women's roles in the American Civil War. Also includes 14 conceptual essays on all aspects of life for women in both the North and South and orginal documents such as letters and diaries, plus a detailed chronology of the war and an ext... View more info

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Tal R Altstadt Girl

By: Gary Indiana

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Copenhagen, Cheim and Read: 2016

Edition: Presumed First

Seller ID: 23700

ISBN: 0991468155

Condition: Near Fine


The simple design on the front cover catches the eye, as do the paintings inside the book of which there are 39 in color and one in black and white.The text is a short story by Gary Indiana, but most of the pages are showcases for the art which are colored in jewel-like hues. Much depth and a contemporary outcome. The artist painted women in various rooms and in different clothing, or in the lack thereof. The book is large at 10" x 13" and has 74 pages. It's very clean with just a mild little crease to lower front corner. View more info