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  • 1752 COLONIAL AMERICAN BOOK by a SOUTH CAROLINA WOMAN "An Exhortation to the Inhabitants of the Province of South-Carolina" Self-Published PHILADELPHIA by Sophia Hume 1752 COLONIAL AMERICAN BOOK by a SOUTH CAROLINA WOMAN "An Exhortation to the Inhabitants of the Province of South-Carolina" Self-Published PHILADELPHIA
    Sophia Hume

    AN EXHORTATION TO THE INHABITANTS OF THE PROVINCE OF SOUTH-CAROLINA, To Bring Their Deeds to the Light of Christ, In Their Own Consciences; In Which is Inserted Some Account of the Author's Experience in the Important Business Of Religion. By S. H. [Sophia Hume].

    PHILADELPHIA, Self-Published (Sophia Hume), 1752. Originally Printed in 1748 by B. Franklin (Benjamin Franklin) & D. Hall, Printer, Philadelphia; then in London in 1750; then this reprinting by James Lister, Leedes (Leeds), MDCCLII (1752).

    Recent professionally bound hardcovers, blue cloth covered boards with gilt titling to the spine, new endpapers, original book bound within, 3.75x6.25 inches (9x15.5 cm), 100 pages.

    Condition: The pages of this 1752 bound-in book are complete but show their age, they are…

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    AN EXHORTATION TO THE INHABITANTS OF THE PROVINCE OF SOUTH-CAROLINA, To Bring Their Deeds to the Light of Christ, In Their Own Consciences; In Which is Inserted Some Account of the Author's Experience in the Important Business Of Religion. By S. H. [Sophia Hume].

    PHILADELPHIA, Self-Published (Sophia Hume), 1752. Originally Printed in 1748 by B. Franklin (Benjamin Franklin) & D. Hall, Printer, Philadelphia; then in London in 1750; then this reprinting by James Lister, Leedes (Leeds), MDCCLII (1752).

    Recent professionally bound hardcovers, blue cloth covered boards with gilt titling to the spine, new endpapers, original book bound within, 3.75x6.25 inches (9x15.5 cm), 100 pages.

    Condition: The pages of this 1752 bound-in book are complete but show their age, they are age toned, the title-page is worn, edge chipped, pulling from the binding, and its gutter edge is repaired/reinforced with a strip of brown paper that has affected some text and letters along that edge (see photos); otherwise the pages just have some shorelining, age spots, small edge repairs, and a bit of edge wear here and there; the book is tightly bound making the words at the fold a bit difficult to read. The recent covers and new endpapers are fine. Overall a complete, presentable copy.

    RARE COLONIAL AMERICAN BOOK written by an SOUTH CAROLINA WOMAN who self-published it in PHILADELPHIA.

    About SOPHIA HUME (from Wikipedia):

    ******Sophia Wigington Hume (born South Carolina 1702 - died London 1774) was an American author and preacher associated with the Quakers. Hume was born and raised in a wealthy South Carolina Anglican family. In 1737, after the death of her husband, she gave up her wealth to live as a Quaker, becoming an outspoken advocate for the faith.

    Hume was the author of books written to offer guidance to Quakers on a variety of topics including theology, philosophy, and personal ethics. She is significant as an early example of influential women whose writings were addressed to a wide audience regardless of the sex of the reader.

    Given the wealth of her writings there is a puzzling lack of scholarship on Hume. One article by Phyllis Mack of Rutgers University is not focused specifically on Hume, but does discuss her place in both Quaker history and the larger contexts of women writers and feminism.******

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  • 1810 TWO SISTERS or THE CAVERN, Madame Herbster EARLY AMERICAN IMPRINT New Haven, Connecticut by Madame Herbeter / Herbster 1810 TWO SISTERS or THE CAVERN, Madame Herbster EARLY AMERICAN IMPRINT New Haven, Connecticut
    Madame Herbeter / Herbster

    THE TWO SISTERS; or, THE CAVERN. A Moral Tale. Translated from the French of Madame Herbeter [Herbster].

    NEW HAVEN: From SIDNEY'S PRESS for I. COOKE & CO., Church-Street, N. Haven, 1810. First American Edition.

    Hardcovers, modern marbled-paper covered boards, 12 mo., 3.5x5.5 inches (9x14 cm), 108 pages.

    Condition: The modern covers have some edge, corner and spine end wear, but are sturdy and attractive. Internally, the pages are age browned, have some age spotting, some soiling, a bit of edgewear and a few margin tears here and there (not affecting text). Overall a complete copy with text that is legible throughout.

    Rare early American imprint of this book for Children.

    Welch 508.1 (Bibliography of American Children's Books Printed Prior to 1821); Shaw & Shoemaker 21543 (American Bibliography).

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  • 1843 HAHNEMANN - ORGANON OF HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE Second American Edition HOMEOPATHY by Samuel HAHNEMANN 1843 HAHNEMANN - ORGANON OF HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE Second American Edition HOMEOPATHY
    Samuel HAHNEMANN

    ORGANON OF HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE, by Samuel HAHNEMANN. Second American Edition. Translated from the British Translation of the Fourth German Edition.

    Published by William Radde, New York; and James Leath, London, 1843.

    Hardcover book, cloth covered boards, gilt titling and design to the front cover, 6.5x9 inches. Pagination: xxiii, [9]-212 pages.

    Copy of "E. NOTT, M.D.", with his bookplate on the front pastedown. (The "HOMEOPATHIC MEDICAL SOCIETY OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY" elected E. NOTT, M.D. as a member in 1869.)

    There is an interesting handwritten comment in the margin at the bottom of page 39, the page where Digitalis Purpurea is discussed and its virtues extolled. The marginalia reads: "A friend of mine was killed by Digitalis, administered to…

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    ORGANON OF HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE, by Samuel HAHNEMANN. Second American Edition. Translated from the British Translation of the Fourth German Edition.

    Published by William Radde, New York; and James Leath, London, 1843.

    Hardcover book, cloth covered boards, gilt titling and design to the front cover, 6.5x9 inches. Pagination: xxiii, [9]-212 pages.

    Copy of "E. NOTT, M.D.", with his bookplate on the front pastedown. (The "HOMEOPATHIC MEDICAL SOCIETY OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY" elected E. NOTT, M.D. as a member in 1869.)

    There is an interesting handwritten comment in the margin at the bottom of page 39, the page where Digitalis Purpurea is discussed and its virtues extolled. The marginalia reads: "A friend of mine was killed by Digitalis, administered to subdue his pulse. It brought on mania, characterized by self accusations, and he died miserably." Wonder if it was written by E. Nott, M.D.?

    FAIR condition, the covers have a bit of chipping at the ends but remain sturdy with bright gilt on the front cover; internally, the endpapers are browned, there is waterstaining to the margins of the first few pages, there is foxing throughout, there is a handwritten margin comment as noted above. and the leaf consisting of pages 47/48 has a large hole in its center and related scraping affecting text; despite its flaws, a complete copy of this rare 1843 second American Edition.

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  • 1853 HORACE MANN - POWERS & DUTIES OF WOMEN First Edition SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY / ASSOCIATION COPY by Horace Mann 1853 HORACE MANN - POWERS & DUTIES OF WOMEN First Edition SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY / ASSOCIATION COPY
    Horace Mann

    FEW THOUGHTS on the POWERS & DUTIES OF WOMEN. TWO LECTURES. By HORACE MANN. Published by Hall, Mills, and Company, Syracuse, 1853. First Edition.

    In these lectures Horace Mann argues that women's roles should be expanded, and that women should be permitted to work in a limited number of professions, most importantly as teachers of young children in public schools. Not a grandiose idea, but progressive at the time.

    PRESENTATION COPY - SIGNED and INSCRIBED by HORACE MANN to WILLIAM G. BATES on a LAID-IN NOTE: "Wm. G. Bates, Esq. / with best regards / from / Horace Mann".

    ASSOCIATION COPY. In 1837 Horace Mann became the first Secretary to the Massachusetts Board of Education. In 1839 William G.…

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    FEW THOUGHTS on the POWERS & DUTIES OF WOMEN. TWO LECTURES. By HORACE MANN. Published by Hall, Mills, and Company, Syracuse, 1853. First Edition.

    In these lectures Horace Mann argues that women's roles should be expanded, and that women should be permitted to work in a limited number of professions, most importantly as teachers of young children in public schools. Not a grandiose idea, but progressive at the time.

    PRESENTATION COPY - SIGNED and INSCRIBED by HORACE MANN to WILLIAM G. BATES on a LAID-IN NOTE: "Wm. G. Bates, Esq. / with best regards / from / Horace Mann".

    ASSOCIATION COPY. In 1837 Horace Mann became the first Secretary to the Massachusetts Board of Education. In 1839 William G. Bates joined Horace Mann as a member of the Massachusetts Board of Education. They worked together in this capacity for many years. During this time, primarily due to the efforts of Horace Mann, but with the assistance of William Bates, women were encouraged to study to become teachers in the State's Normal (i.e. Public) Schools, and many did. It makes sense that this book, on the importance of women becoming teachers, was sent by Horace Mann to his colleague William Bates.

    Hardcover Book, red cloth covered boards, blind stamped designs on the front and rear covers, gilt titles and floral design on the spine, 4.5x6 inches, 141 pages.

    GOOD condition: the covers have a bit of fraying at the spine ends, are worn through at the corner tips, and show some light soiling, but remain solid and attractive; internally, there is an early previous owner's name on the front pastedown: "Minerva Adams (Sabin?)", scattered foxing throughout, otherwise tight, bright, clean and clear.

    RARE FIRST EDITION BOOK, RARE SIGNATURE, RARE ASSOCIATION.

    About HORACE MANN (from Wikipedia):

    ******Horace Mann, b.1796 d.1859, was an American educational reformer, slavery abolitionist and Whig politician known for his commitment to promoting public education, he is thus also known as the FATHER OF AMERICAN EDUCATION. In 1848, after public service as Secretary of the Massachusetts State Board of Education, Mann was elected to the United States House of Representatives (1848-1853). From September 1852 to his death, he served as President of Antioch College.******

    About WILLIAM G. BATES (from Wikipedia):

    ******William Gelston Bates, b.1803 d.1880, was an American politician. He graduated from Yale College in 1825, was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1828, and practiced law in Westfield, Massachusetts. From 1839 to 1847 he was a member of the Massachusetts State Board of Education. In 1840 he was elected to the Massachusetts State Senate, and in 1844 and 1845 was a member of the Massachusetts Governor's Council. In 1868 he was also a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives.******

    HORACE MANN on WOMEN as TEACHERS (from the Bridgewater State University website):

    ******In 1837, Horace Mann accepted the position as the first secretary to the Board of Education in Massachusetts; his mission was to improve the public school system in the state. One of his most revolutionary changes to the system included establishing normal schools for the express purpose of training a core of well trained female teachers who could then, he believed, transform the public schools. Mann believed women were naturally suited to instruct young common school children. Teaching and education had traditionally been considered men's responsibilities, however Mann circumvented this tradition by showing that women as teachers of school children was not much different than their role as mothers of young children. Thus, Mann's plan for improved common schools allowed women to work outside the home without challenging their traditional roles.******

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  • 1871-1895 FIFTEEN OBSTETRIC and GYNECOLOGY MEDICAL PAMPHLETS Bound Together in Hardcovers, by Dr. Vulliet, Maternity Surgeon, Obstetrical and Gynecological Society of Paris by Dr. F. VULLIET 1871-1895 FIFTEEN OBSTETRIC and GYNECOLOGY MEDICAL PAMPHLETS Bound Together in Hardcovers, by Dr. Vulliet, Maternity Surgeon, Obstetrical and Gynecological Society of Paris
    Dr. F. VULLIET

    1871-1895 FIFTEEN OBSTETRIC and GYNECOLOGY MEDICAL PAMPHLETS Bound Together in Hardcovers, by Dr. Vulliet, Maternity Surgeon, Obstetrical and Gynecological Society of Paris

    FIFTEEN MOSTLY OBSTETRIC and GYNECOLOGY PAMPHLETS dated 1871-1895, by Dr. F. VULLIET (Professor of Medicine University of Geneva, Maternity Surgeon, Member of the Obstetrical and Gynecological Society of Paris). The 15 pamphlets are gathered and bound in one book, a sammelband.

    The person who gathered the pamphlets and created this sammelband typed a two page Index which is pasted onto two blank front endpapers. The medical pamphlets are complete, with both their front and rear covers. All are professionally bound in hardcovers, 3/4 leather with five raised spine bands, gilt titling on the spine, and marbled endpapers. The…

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    1871-1895 FIFTEEN OBSTETRIC and GYNECOLOGY MEDICAL PAMPHLETS Bound Together in Hardcovers, by Dr. Vulliet, Maternity Surgeon, Obstetrical and Gynecological Society of Paris

    FIFTEEN MOSTLY OBSTETRIC and GYNECOLOGY PAMPHLETS dated 1871-1895, by Dr. F. VULLIET (Professor of Medicine University of Geneva, Maternity Surgeon, Member of the Obstetrical and Gynecological Society of Paris). The 15 pamphlets are gathered and bound in one book, a sammelband.

    The person who gathered the pamphlets and created this sammelband typed a two page Index which is pasted onto two blank front endpapers. The medical pamphlets are complete, with both their front and rear covers. All are professionally bound in hardcovers, 3/4 leather with five raised spine bands, gilt titling on the spine, and marbled endpapers. The book measures 6x9 inches. The pamphlets have various paginations and various publishers; they are bound-in chronologically with dates from 1871 to 1895. The TEXT of the pamphlets and the typed index are in FRENCH, except for two which are in German.

    VERY GOOD condition, the covers have some light wear to their corner tips and spine ends but are solid and attractive; the bound in pamphlets are all very nice, age toning to some of the pages, overall tight, bright, clean and clear. A solid, very nice book and bound-in group of medical pamphlets.

    The INDEX includes the following pamphlet titles and subject headings (accompanied with Google English translations, with the usual Google translation goofs)::

    D' un nouveau moyen de contention de la Matrice. (A new Matrix restraint.)

    D'un moyen de Contention de la Matrice et de traitement de prolapsus utérin. (A means of Compression of the Matrix and treatment of uterine prolapse.)

    Rapport sur la potabilité des eaux du Rhône. La Fièvre Typhoide. (Report on the potability of the waters of the Rhône. Typhoid fever.)

    Apropos du Traitement des ulcerations par le raclag ge et l'excision. (About the treatment of ulcerations by scraping and excision.)

    Un cas de grossesse dans un Kyste Tubo-ovarique. (A case of pregnancy in a tubo-ovarian cyst.)

    Contribution à l'étude du traitement des Fibro-Myomes utérins intrapariéteaux. (Contribution to the study of the treatment of intraparietal uterine fibro-myomas.)

    Un cas de cancer primitif du col de l'utérus, traité selon la méthode du Prof. Vulliet. (A case of primary cancer of the cervix, treated according to the method of Prof. Vulliet.)

    Des avantages de la Dilatation dans le traitement curatif et palliatif du cancer de l'utérus. (Advantages of dilation in the curative and palliative treatment of uterine cancer.)

    De l'extraction par les voies naturelles de Fibro-Myomes Utérins intra ariéteaux, selon la procédé de Vulliet. (Extraction by natural means of intra-arieteau uterine fibro-myomas, according to the Vulliet process.)

    Vingt cas d'affections Gynécologiques, traités par le massage. Mihran Boyadjian. (Twenty cases of gynecological affections, treated by massage. Mihran Boyadjian.)

    Le Listérism, son passé, son présent, son futur. Par Granville Bantock. Preface de Dr. Vulliet. (Listerism, its past, its present, its future. By Granville Bantock. Preface by Dr. Vulliet.)

    Le Massage en Gynécologie. (Massage in Gynecology.)

    Ueber einen Fall von Tube Ovarialcysten Schwangerschaft. (On a case of tube ovarian cysts in pregnancy.)

    Discussion sur les Supperations Pelviennes. (Discussion on Pelvic Supperations.)

    Ueber die Erweiterung von Verengerungen des Collum uteri auf plastischem Wege. (About the expansion of constrictions of the collum uteri in a plastic way.)

    De la suture perdue, dans l'operation de la fistule vésico-vaginale. (Of the lost suture, in the operation of the vesico-vaginal fistula.)

    De la Dilitation de l'utérus par le procédé des obturations progressives. (Of the Dilation of the Uterus by the Process of Progressive Fillings.)

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  • 1884 Y FRYTHONES: AT WASANAETH MERCHED A GWRAGEDD CYMRU Welsh Book of Articles & Literature for WOMEN of WALES by CRANOGWEN (Sarah Jane Rees) a WELSH LESBIAN SUFFRAGETTE by CRANOGWEN (Sarah Jane Rees) 1884 Y FRYTHONES: AT WASANAETH MERCHED A GWRAGEDD CYMRU Welsh Book of Articles & Literature for WOMEN of WALES by CRANOGWEN (Sarah Jane Rees) a WELSH LESBIAN SUFFRAGETTE
    CRANOGWEN (Sarah Jane Rees)

    Y FRYTHONES: AT WASANAETH MERCHED A GWRAGEDD CYMRU, Dan OLYGIAETH CRANOGWEN (Sarah Jane Rees). CYF. VI. A WELSH book comprised of articles and literary pieces from Volume VI of the Welsh Women's Periodical Y FRYTHONES:

    AT WASANAETH MERCHED A GWRAGEDD CYMRU. The periodical was edited by CRANOGWEN, the pseudonym of Sarah Jane Rees. VOLUME VI (CYF. VI). One volume only. Perhaps a bound collection was published at the end of every year of the publication, I do not know. TEXT in WELSH. LLANELLI: Argraffwyd A Chyhoeddwyd Gan D. Williams A'I Fab., 1884. First Edition of Volume VI. Hardcovers, leather covered spine and corners with pebbled cloth covered boards, 5.5x7.5 inches, 384 pages. Illustrated with drawings and fancy title letters. Y…

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    Y FRYTHONES: AT WASANAETH MERCHED A GWRAGEDD CYMRU, Dan OLYGIAETH CRANOGWEN (Sarah Jane Rees). CYF. VI. A WELSH book comprised of articles and literary pieces from Volume VI of the Welsh Women's Periodical Y FRYTHONES:

    AT WASANAETH MERCHED A GWRAGEDD CYMRU. The periodical was edited by CRANOGWEN, the pseudonym of Sarah Jane Rees. VOLUME VI (CYF. VI). One volume only. Perhaps a bound collection was published at the end of every year of the publication, I do not know. TEXT in WELSH. LLANELLI: Argraffwyd A Chyhoeddwyd Gan D. Williams A'I Fab., 1884. First Edition of Volume VI. Hardcovers, leather covered spine and corners with pebbled cloth covered boards, 5.5x7.5 inches, 384 pages. Illustrated with drawings and fancy title letters. Y FRYTHONES was a monthly Welsh language periodical for women, with much of the contents written by women of Wales. The contents were religious, literary, and general in nature, including articles on religion, raising children, the family, and the home, as well as poetry, music, games and biographies of prominent women. All was in Welsh. The periodical was edited by the teacher, poet, and unconventional woman, Sarah Jane Rees. The periodical was founded in 1874 and ended publication in 1891. It was created to continue the work of the Welsh women's periodical Y GYMRAES which was published for only two years, 1850 and 1851. Y GYMRAES was created in response to a government report which had strongly criticized the lax morals of Welsh women. Both Y GYMRAES and then Y FRYTHONES set out to promote higher intellectual and moral standards for women in Wales. Previously owned by KATIE HUMPHREYS, with her bookplate on the front free endpaper, and by ROBERT OWEN, with his small ink stamped name on the front free endpaper and title page. At the bottom of the front pastedown is a small label of A. BROMLEY / Printer, Lithographer, Bookbinder, &c / High Street / BANGOR (WALES). It appears likely that KATIE HUMPHREYS and ROBERT OWEN were both from Bangor Wales, as both names show up prominently there. GOOD CONDITION: the leather spine covering is scraped and rubbed, and the leather corners are rubbed at their edges; the pebbled cloth covered boards have a few smudges; otherwise the coverts remain solid and are doing their job well; internally there is a bit of foxing and some creases here and there, else the pages are tight, bright, clean and clear. A solid, nice copy. About CRAGOGWEN, pseudonym of SARAH JANE REES (from Wikipedia): ******Sarah Jane Rees, b.1839 d.1916, also known as CRANOGWEN, was a Welsh poet, editor, teacher, temperance campaigner, and proto-suffragette. She had two long lesbian relationships. Sarah Jane Rees was born at Llangrannog in Cardiganshire, the daughter of a mariner John Rees. She was a precocious child and insisted that she accompany her father to sea rather than undertake sewing and cooking chores. She attended school in both Cardigan and New Quay, and for a time studied at a navigation school in London, where she gained her master's certificate, a qualification allowing her to command a ship in any part of the world. In 1859 Sarah Jane set up her own navigation school in her home village of Llangrannog. In addition to teaching navigation and other subjects, she became editor of the Welsh language women's periodical Y Frythones (1878 to 1889), a platform for Welsh bluestockings and proto-suffragettes. Rees had two significant same-sex relationships. Her first was with Fanny Rees, a milliner's daughter from Troedyraur, near LLangrannog. Fanny contracted tuberculosis and returned to Wales around 1874 to die. She moved into Rees' home rather than that of her family, and died in her arms. Rees commemorated Fanny in one of her best-known poems, Fy Ffrynd (My Friend). Her second relationship was with Jane Thomas, with whom she spent most of her life. Open about her unconventional domestic arrangement, Rees was nonetheless a committed Methodist.******

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  • 1886 FREE AT LAST Early Novel on BLACK CIVIL RIGHTS by an AMERICAN WOMAN ACTIVIST by Mrs. Jane S. Collins 1886 FREE AT LAST Early Novel on BLACK CIVIL RIGHTS by an AMERICAN WOMAN ACTIVIST
    Mrs. Jane S. Collins

    FREE AT LAST, by Mrs. Jane S. Collins.

    PITTSBURGH: Murdoch, Kerr & Co, 1896. First Edition.

    Hardcovers, green cloth covered boards, 5x7 inches, 208 pages. ILLUSTRATED with 15 plates (lacking the frontispiece).

    FAIR condition: the covers are spotted, worn through at the corners and along much of their edges and spine folds, but are original and still doing their job; internally, previous owner's signature (Virginia Sherman) on the front pastedown, lacking the frontispiece but the other 15 called for plates are all present, foxing to the endpapers otherwise just a sprinkling here and there, there is a 1 inch closed tear to the bottom edge of the front free endpaper and a 1 inch closed tear and associated crease to…

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    FREE AT LAST, by Mrs. Jane S. Collins.

    PITTSBURGH: Murdoch, Kerr & Co, 1896. First Edition.

    Hardcovers, green cloth covered boards, 5x7 inches, 208 pages. ILLUSTRATED with 15 plates (lacking the frontispiece).

    FAIR condition: the covers are spotted, worn through at the corners and along much of their edges and spine folds, but are original and still doing their job; internally, previous owner's signature (Virginia Sherman) on the front pastedown, lacking the frontispiece but the other 15 called for plates are all present, foxing to the endpapers otherwise just a sprinkling here and there, there is a 1 inch closed tear to the bottom edge of the front free endpaper and a 1 inch closed tear and associated crease to front edge of the title page, a couple pages are dog-eared; overall the inner pages remain tight, bright, clean and clear. A solid copy with original but flawed covers of this early, rare, woman's novel concerning civil rights for African-Americans.

    FREE AT LAST is one of the first published books whose title is those famous words "free at last", words which came from a spiritual and which later became a sort of anthem for Martin Luther King, Jr. during his speeches and rallies. The novel illustrates the need for Black civil rights, shows the injustices caused by Jim Crow laws, and calls for African-American temperance. The novel's protagonist is the son of slaves. He insists on being admitted to the White House to meet the President.

    The author Mrs. Jane S. Collins was a civil rights activist and temperance crusader. She and her group of women followers would sit in saloons and refuse to leave until arrested and taken away by police. A form of passive resistance that was used by many movements to follow.

    A historically important book written by a white American woman during the Jim Crow era.

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  • 1886 Hahnemann ORGANON ART OF HEALING Fifth American Edition COPY of FEMALE HOMEOPATHY M.D.
    Samuel HAHNEMANN

    ORGANON OF THE ART OF HEALING, by Samuel HAHNEMANN. Fifth American Edition. Translated from the Fifth German Edition, by C. Wesselhoeft, M.D. Hahnemann was the founder of homeopathy.

    Published by the HAHNEMANN PUBLISHING HOUSE, Philadelphia, [1887]. Though the copyright is 1875, the Publisher's catalogue bound in at the rear is for titles published in 1887, which dates this Fifth American Edition as 1887.

    Hardcover book, cloth covered boards, gilt titling and designs to the spine, 6.5x9 inches. Pagination: xix, [17]-244, plus a 16 page "New Catalogue" for Homoeopathic Publications for the year 1887 by Hahnemann Publishing House / F. E. Boericke's.

    VERY GOOD condition, light wear and some light spots to the covers, the front inner hinge is cracked…

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    ORGANON OF THE ART OF HEALING, by Samuel HAHNEMANN. Fifth American Edition. Translated from the Fifth German Edition, by C. Wesselhoeft, M.D. Hahnemann was the founder of homeopathy.

    Published by the HAHNEMANN PUBLISHING HOUSE, Philadelphia, [1887]. Though the copyright is 1875, the Publisher's catalogue bound in at the rear is for titles published in 1887, which dates this Fifth American Edition as 1887.

    Hardcover book, cloth covered boards, gilt titling and designs to the spine, 6.5x9 inches. Pagination: xix, [17]-244, plus a 16 page "New Catalogue" for Homoeopathic Publications for the year 1887 by Hahnemann Publishing House / F. E. Boericke's.

    VERY GOOD condition, light wear and some light spots to the covers, the front inner hinge is cracked but holding well, otherwise the pages are tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    COPY of AUGUSTINE C. HAUB, with her signature and "Boston / Mass. / Oct. 12, '91" handwritten on a blank prelim.

    About AUGUSTINE CHRISTINE HAUB (from Woman's Medical Journal - A Monthly Journal Published in the Interests of Women Physicians, August, 1914):

    ******Dr Augustine Catherine Haub died November 13, 1913, at her place of residence on Beacon Street in Boston after a painful illness of nine months. She was 33. She was born in Gold Hill, Nevada, September 19, 1870. She graduated from Boston University Medical School in 1893. She served as an intern [at the Massachusetts Homeopathic Hospital, Boston] the year after her graduation and showed a marked aptitude for surgical work. Her faithfulness to high ideals in her professional work gained for her a devoted clientele. She was fortunately the recipient of a considerable legacy from one of her patients in acknowledgment for unremitting devotion. Her parents are both living in Santa Rosa California.******

    Dr. Horace Packard, a noted homeopathic surgeon, gave an acknowledgement to Dr. Haub in his 1906 book on homeopathic surgery FIVE YEARS' WORK IN SURGERY: "Grateful acknowledgement is herewith expressed for laborious work in surgical tabulating by Dr. Augustine C. Haub..."

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  • 1888 SMITH COLLEGE PHOTOGRAPH - WOMEN'S COLLEGE - 14 College Girls w/ 8 Names on Backside 1888 SMITH COLLEGE PHOTOGRAPH - WOMEN'S COLLEGE - 14 College Girls w/ 8 Names on Backside

    The photographic image is 9.75 x 12.75 inches, mounted on a 11x13.75 inch stiff card mount. Fourteen women are in the photograph, eight of them are named on the backside of the mount. The mount has two holes at the top and one on the bottom, perhaps for hanging with a cord. Printed on the bottom left side is: "G. Waldon Smith", and on the bottom right side is: "Boston, Portland & Old Orchard".

    The image is in VERY GOOD condition, some light shorelining to the upper left corner area, overall bright and clear, lovely. The mount is GOOD, with wear at its corners and edges. The mount is slightly bowed.

    A previous owner wrote on the backside in…

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    The photographic image is 9.75 x 12.75 inches, mounted on a 11x13.75 inch stiff card mount. Fourteen women are in the photograph, eight of them are named on the backside of the mount. The mount has two holes at the top and one on the bottom, perhaps for hanging with a cord. Printed on the bottom left side is: "G. Waldon Smith", and on the bottom right side is: "Boston, Portland & Old Orchard".

    The image is in VERY GOOD condition, some light shorelining to the upper left corner area, overall bright and clear, lovely. The mount is GOOD, with wear at its corners and edges. The mount is slightly bowed.

    A previous owner wrote on the backside in pencil "Smith College / circa 1888", but the only woman that I investigated who had a degree mentioned was "Clara Elise von Wettberg" who graduated from Wellesley in 1879. Maybe she then went to Smith College? A couple of the other women whose names I looked into indicated that the date "circa 1888" is probably correct. "Jessie Estelle Kline" was born in 1870 and was married in 1900. Frances Marie Barker married Harvard graduate Hugh Means in 1901, they both were from and returned to Lawrence, Kansas. Miss Margaret Dale Harrison of Philadelphia was listed in the 1898 Philadelphia Blue Book, and she was married in 1899. I could not find another college mentioned, but then again these women had very little mentioned online that I could find, other than the MEN they married. Hmmm.

    Whether Smith College or Wellesley, this c.1888 photograph of 14 well heeled college girls is quite a treasure.

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  • 1893 Elizabeth A. Reed PERSIAN LITERATURE ANCIENT & MODERN **SIGNED & INSCRIBED by the AUTHOR to her PUBLISHER** + a Tipped In Leaf with a MOUNTED PHOTO of the Author (also SIGNED!) by Elizabeth A. Reed 1893 Elizabeth A. Reed PERSIAN LITERATURE ANCIENT & MODERN **SIGNED & INSCRIBED by the AUTHOR to her PUBLISHER** + a Tipped In Leaf with a MOUNTED PHOTO of the Author (also SIGNED!)
    Elizabeth A. Reed

    * DOUBLY INSCRIBED by the AUTHOR to HER PUBLISHER * * INCLUDES a MOUNTED PHOTO of the AUTHOR that is unique to this copy * * Reed was the first woman to have her works accepted by the British Philosophical Society *

    PERSIAN LITERATURE ANCIENT AND MODERN, by ELIZABETH A. REED.

    Published by S.C. GRIGGS and Company, Chicago, 1893. First edition.

    SIGNED, INSCRIBED and DATED on a blank prelim by the AUTHOR to her publisher: "Mr. S. C. Griggs / Author's Sincere Regards / May 4th 1893"

    UNIQUE TO THIS COPY is a PHOTOGRAPH of the AUTHOR, mounted on a leaf tipped in between the color frontispiece and the title page, which is also SIGNED and INSCRIBED by Reed below…

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    * DOUBLY INSCRIBED by the AUTHOR to HER PUBLISHER * * INCLUDES a MOUNTED PHOTO of the AUTHOR that is unique to this copy * * Reed was the first woman to have her works accepted by the British Philosophical Society *

    PERSIAN LITERATURE ANCIENT AND MODERN, by ELIZABETH A. REED.

    Published by S.C. GRIGGS and Company, Chicago, 1893. First edition.

    SIGNED, INSCRIBED and DATED on a blank prelim by the AUTHOR to her publisher: "Mr. S. C. Griggs / Author's Sincere Regards / May 4th 1893"

    UNIQUE TO THIS COPY is a PHOTOGRAPH of the AUTHOR, mounted on a leaf tipped in between the color frontispiece and the title page, which is also SIGNED and INSCRIBED by Reed below her photograph: "Yours Truly / Elizabeth A. Reed".

    Hardcover book, 3/4 brown leather with marbled paper covered boards, five raised spine bands, all edges gilt, spine filled with gilt lettering and designs, leather edges lined in gilt, marbled endpapers, 5.5x7.5 inches, xiv, 419 pages.

    VERY GOOD condition, the covers are rubbed at the edges, spine ends and spine folds; internally, there is a previous owner's inscription on the blank verso of the front free endpaper: "Thomas E. Huser, Jr. / Harvard College / 1946"; otherwise tight, bright and clean. A solid, lovely copy.

    About Elizabeth Armstrong Reed (from Wikipedia):

    ******Sophia Elizabeth Reed (née Armstrong), b.1842 d,1915, was an American Oriental scholar and author whose books were widely used as college textbooks in universities worldwide for Oriental studies. Hers were, at the time, the only works by a woman accepted by the Philosophical Society of Great Britain.

    In 1893, she was chairman of the Woman's Congress of Philology at Chicago and in 1896 became an editor of the Course of Universal Literature. Reed served two terms as the president of the Illinois Woman's Press Association. She received honorary degrees from Northwestern University, Wesleyan University,and Bethany College.

    She was the mother of author Myrtle Reed, and two sons, Earl Howell and Charles B. Reed.******

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  • 1895 FEMALE INSURANCE AGENT'S FARM POLICY KITS w/ Issued Policies NORTHERN CALIFORNIA by Abby C. Sturgeon 1895 FEMALE INSURANCE AGENT'S FARM POLICY KITS w/ Issued Policies NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
    Abby C. Sturgeon

    Two Large Format Sales Agent's Policy Kits / Books, with receipts for policies sold and with information for the agent regarding pricing and issuing policies. Hartford Fire Insurance, 1895 and 1896. The sales agent that owned these policy portfolios was a woman, Abby C. Sturgeon of Newman, Stanislaus County, California. Her territory, deduced from the bound in written policies, was apparently Stanislaus and Merced Counties, California, including Modesto and surrounding areas. The two portfolio type kits / books measure 12.5 x 18 inches. They open to show Hartford Company Rules for Agents pasted on the inside front and rear covers. Also bound inside the portfolios are the stubs for policies that have been issued and full policy issuing sheets. One…

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    Two Large Format Sales Agent's Policy Kits / Books, with receipts for policies sold and with information for the agent regarding pricing and issuing policies. Hartford Fire Insurance, 1895 and 1896. The sales agent that owned these policy portfolios was a woman, Abby C. Sturgeon of Newman, Stanislaus County, California. Her territory, deduced from the bound in written policies, was apparently Stanislaus and Merced Counties, California, including Modesto and surrounding areas. The two portfolio type kits / books measure 12.5 x 18 inches. They open to show Hartford Company Rules for Agents pasted on the inside front and rear covers. Also bound inside the portfolios are the stubs for policies that have been issued and full policy issuing sheets. One of the portfolios has 12 stubs that are filled in with names and other relevant issuing information. This portfolio has no blank policy forms remaining to be used. The other portfolio has 5 stubs with filled in info and has 14 policy sheets that remain unused, unissued. The two portfolio policy books are only in FAIR condition, the covers are soiled, have stains and sunning, and are shaky; internally some of the items tipped onto the inside covers are creased and wrinkled. Nonetheless these vintage insurance items are original and all the printing and handwriting is clear and legible. Some interesting genealogy from 19th Century Stanislaus County and Merced County, California. Interesting also is that this 1895 insurance sales agent of farm policies was a woman. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: These Two Portfolios are HEAVY and LARGE and will require substantial additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us in advance to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • 1899 CONVERSATIONAL OPENINGS & ENDINGS - CONVERSATION as a CHESS GAME during Social Gatherings by Mrs. Hugh Bell (Dame Florence Eveleen Eleanore Bell) 1899 CONVERSATIONAL OPENINGS & ENDINGS - CONVERSATION as a CHESS GAME during Social Gatherings
    Mrs. Hugh Bell (Dame Florence Eveleen Eleanore Bell)

    CONVERSATIONAL OPENINGS & ENDINGS - Some Hints for PLAYING the GAME OF SMALL TALK and Other Society Pastimes. By Mrs. Hugh Bell (Dame Florence Eveleen Eleanore Bell).

    LONDON: Edward Arnold, 1899. "Revised and Enlarged Edition".

    In the book Lady Bell instructs how to play the game of Conversation as a Chess Game. Like chess, the conversationalists play either Black or White, making "moves" meant to win the game of conversation at evening gatherings. In the book, women play White and men play Black.

    From the book: "I have adopted the phraseology of a Handbook to Chess as being most suitable for my purpose. By Player is meant the interlocutor, and for further convenience I shall designate the male interlocutor as…

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    CONVERSATIONAL OPENINGS & ENDINGS - Some Hints for PLAYING the GAME OF SMALL TALK and Other Society Pastimes. By Mrs. Hugh Bell (Dame Florence Eveleen Eleanore Bell).

    LONDON: Edward Arnold, 1899. "Revised and Enlarged Edition".

    In the book Lady Bell instructs how to play the game of Conversation as a Chess Game. Like chess, the conversationalists play either Black or White, making "moves" meant to win the game of conversation at evening gatherings. In the book, women play White and men play Black.

    From the book: "I have adopted the phraseology of a Handbook to Chess as being most suitable for my purpose. By Player is meant the interlocutor, and for further convenience I shall designate the male interlocutor as Black, and the female as White...these being the prevalent hues of male and female costume at evening gatherings, where conversation runs the highest..."

    Hardcovers, paper covered boards titled in black on the front cover and spine, and with black lining on the front and rear boards, 6x8.5 inches, 63 pages.

    FAIR condition, the covers are soiled, worn at the corner tips, edges and spine ends, and the spine bottom is lacking 1 inch of its paper covering, nonetheless the covers are original and still doing their job; internally, the front inner hinge is cracked but holding well, there is a presentation inscription on the front free endpaper: "L. F. S. / from D. A. / July 1900" (maybe significant, no idea), and there is the signature of

    "Willard Pope" on the front pastedown, the pages have yellowed with age as normal, otherwise the pages are tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

    RARE 1899 book instructing young ladies on how to checkmate men through conversation.

    About Florence Eveleen Eleanore Bell (from Wikipedia and elsewhere on the Internet):

    ******Dame Florence Eveleen Eleanore Bell, Lady Bell, DBE (Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire), née Olliffe, b.1851 d.1930, was a British writer and playwright.

    Lady Bell was born in Paris, France in 1851, the youngest of four children of Irish born Joseph Francis Olliffe (later Sir Joseph Olliffe) and Laura Cubitt. She was the second wife of Sir Hugh Bell, 2nd Baronet, of Rounton Grange, and therefore became Lady Bell.

    Lady Bell was the stepmother to her husband's children from his first marriage: British explorer and key political figure in the Middle East, Gertrude Bell, b.1868 d.1926, and Maurice, 3rd Baronet, b.1871 d.1944.

    In 1918 she was appointed as Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE). She died on 16 May 1930 at her home, 95 Sloane Street, Chelsea.******

    Your Move, Quick, Speak.

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  • 1902 PLANTATION BIRD LEGENDS Martha Young ALABAMA AFRICAN-AMERICAN / SLAVE FOLKLORE First Edition SIGNED & INSCRIBED + Laid-In Handwritten Letter by Martha Strudwick Young 1902 PLANTATION BIRD LEGENDS Martha Young ALABAMA AFRICAN-AMERICAN / SLAVE FOLKLORE First Edition SIGNED & INSCRIBED + Laid-In Handwritten Letter
    Martha Strudwick Young

    PLANTATION BIRD LEGENDS, by MARTHA YOUNG, with illustrations by J.M. Condé.

    NEW YORK: R. H. Russell, 1902. First edition, first printing, with the statement "First Impression, October, 1902" on the copyright page with no indication of additional printings.

    The book is dedicated 'To all the Dear Namesakes of E.Y. and A.E.Y.' (Elisha Young and Anne Eliza Young, Martha Young and her siblings' parents.)

    SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the AUTHOR, MARTHA YOUNG, to her SISTER, ANN ELIZA MUCKLE, on the front free endpaper:

    "To Ann Eliza Muckle / One of the Namesakes / With the love of her sister / Martha Young".

    LAID-IN is a HANDWRITTEN LETTER by Martha Young to her sister "Mrs. Alfred Muckle". It is…

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    PLANTATION BIRD LEGENDS, by MARTHA YOUNG, with illustrations by J.M. Condé.

    NEW YORK: R. H. Russell, 1902. First edition, first printing, with the statement "First Impression, October, 1902" on the copyright page with no indication of additional printings.

    The book is dedicated 'To all the Dear Namesakes of E.Y. and A.E.Y.' (Elisha Young and Anne Eliza Young, Martha Young and her siblings' parents.)

    SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the AUTHOR, MARTHA YOUNG, to her SISTER, ANN ELIZA MUCKLE, on the front free endpaper:

    "To Ann Eliza Muckle / One of the Namesakes / With the love of her sister / Martha Young".

    LAID-IN is a HANDWRITTEN LETTER by Martha Young to her sister "Mrs. Alfred Muckle". It is written on 1 1/2 pages of a 4 page single fold sheet of paper. Much of the handwriting is indecipherable to me, but here is how it begins: "Dearest Fredie: / This may be a help to you. If Fettie comes through and I see her I will ask if she has the book of..." The letter is signed/initialed M.Y. and dated (?) 20, 1934. On the folded backside it is addressed to Mrs. Alfred Muckle / Courtesy of Agnes Tutwiler". (AGNES TUTWILER was a relative of Martha Young; FREDIE likely was Martha Young's nickname for her married sister.)

    Hardcover Book, illustrated covers, 249 pages. ILLUSTRATED with a frontispiece photograph "Witch Menées Child" and 27 b&w drawings. Though the drawings and their captions are meant to illustrate the folktales and dialects of Southern Blacks (mostly former slaves), and were widely admired by writers of the day, many would be considered racist today.

    FAIR condition. The covers are soiled with a scattering of scrapes, the rear cover has some water staining to its bottom edge, the spine is substantially scraped and rubbed; nonetheless the covers are still solid and doing their job. Internally, the front inner hinge is cracked but holding well, there is foxing primarily to the first and last few pages, light finger smudges here and there, and one page has a thumbprint size chip to its front margin (not affecting text) and another with a 2 inch closed tear, else the inner pages remain tight, clean, clear and unmarked. All 27 b&w plates are present, a few have a bit of foxing. The laid-in letter has folds, creases, smudging and some stains, but the text remains clear (though the handwriting is difficult).

    About MARTHA YOUNG (from Wikipedia and the Alabama Women's Hall Of Fame websites):

    ******Martha Strudwick Young, b.1862 d.1941, was an American regionalist writer known for her recounting of Southern folk tales, fables, and songs of Black life in the plantation era. She was admired by other writers for her skill with dialect. Young was inducted into the Alabama Women's Hall of Fame in 1986.

    Martha Strudwick Young was the daughter of Confederate surgeon Elisha Young and Anne Eliza Ashe (Tutwiler) Young. The women's education and prison reform advocate Julia Strudwick Tutwiler was her aunt. Her family moved to Greensboro after the Civil War, and it was there that she learned the Southern folk tales and stories of African-American culture that would form the basis of her writings.

    In 1901 Young published her first book, Plantation Songs for My Lady's Banjo and Other Negro Lyrics & Monologues. She followed up in 1902 with Plantation Bird Legends, which established her reputation as a leading writer of dialect tales. Young was one of a group of regional writers who helped to popularize the use of dialect as an adjunct to realism, including George Washington Cable, Kate Chopin, Mary Noailles Murfree, and Joel Chandler Harris. She has been called "Alabama's foremost folklorist."

    From her 1986 induction into the Alabama Women's Hall of Fame: "During a life which bridged two centuries, she recorded a rapidly disappearing culture, preserving it as a heritage for future generations."******

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  • 1903 ESSENTIALS OF OSTEOPATHY, Isabel Davenport, Early Female M.D. & O.D. - FIRST EDITION by ISABEL M. DAVENPORT, M.D., D.O. 1903 ESSENTIALS OF OSTEOPATHY, Isabel Davenport, Early Female M.D. & O.D. - FIRST EDITION
    ISABEL M. DAVENPORT, M.D., D.O.

    ESSENTIALS OF OSTEOPATHY - NERVE CENTERS AND LANDMARKS, by ISABEL M. DAVENPORT, M.D., D.O. "Former Resident Physician and Gynecologist to the Illinois Eastern Hospital for Insane at Kankakee; Former House Physician to the Ravenswood Osteopathic Sanitarium; President Columbia College of Osteopathy."

    Self-Published, Chicago, 1903. Printed by the Regan Printing House. First edition, with the date 1903 on the title page and the date July 1st, 1903 at the end of the Preface.

    Hardcovers, blue cloth covered boards, gilt lettering on the front cover, 6x9 inches, marbled endpapers, 102 pp. plus 2 pages of osteopathy related ads at the rear.

    GOOD condition, the covers have some light wear to the corner tips and spine ends, a couple half-dime size stains to…

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    ESSENTIALS OF OSTEOPATHY - NERVE CENTERS AND LANDMARKS, by ISABEL M. DAVENPORT, M.D., D.O. "Former Resident Physician and Gynecologist to the Illinois Eastern Hospital for Insane at Kankakee; Former House Physician to the Ravenswood Osteopathic Sanitarium; President Columbia College of Osteopathy."

    Self-Published, Chicago, 1903. Printed by the Regan Printing House. First edition, with the date 1903 on the title page and the date July 1st, 1903 at the end of the Preface.

    Hardcovers, blue cloth covered boards, gilt lettering on the front cover, 6x9 inches, marbled endpapers, 102 pp. plus 2 pages of osteopathy related ads at the rear.

    GOOD condition, the covers have some light wear to the corner tips and spine ends, a couple half-dime size stains to the front edge of the front cover, and some sunning to the margins, but remain solid, with bright gilt titles; internally, there is light toning throughout, otherwise the pages are tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A nice, solid copy.

    RARE TRUE FIRST EDITION. This important work by an early female Chicago M.D. and D.O. was reprinted many times, but the first edition has become almost impossible to find.

    About ISABEL M. DAVENPORT, M.D., D.O. (from her 1939 NY Times Obituary):

    ******NY Times September 18, 1939 // DR. ISABEL M. DAVENPORT / ONE OF THE FIRST WOMEN MEDICAL GRADUATES OF NORTHWESTERN - Isabel Montgomery Davenport, for many years a physician in Chicago, died today. Dr. Davenport was one of the first women to graduate from Northwestern University Medical School. She served on the staff of the Kankakee State Hospital and for many years was with the Chicago Board of Health.******

    She is listed in the 1922 PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS OF CHICAGO Directory published by The Biographical Publishing Corporation, Chicago, Illinois, with the following brief bio:

    ******Born September 18, 1860, in Bloomington, Illinois. Graduate of Northwestern University Woman's Medical College, 1891. Practice; nervous, mental and children's diseases. Gynecologist and staff physician, Hospitals for Insane, Kankakee, 1893-98, Peoria and Jacksonville, 1917. Professor of surgery, Northwestern University Woman's Medical School, 1892-93. School physician, Chicago, 1916-22. Member of American Medical Association and Medical Women's Club. Author of "Five Cases of Hysterectomy in the Insane." "A Report of Fleischig's Opium Treatment in Epilepsy." "Garden Work for Women in Public Institutions." Originator of garden work for women in public institutions in America. Residence, 1248 Wilson Avenue, Chicago.******

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  • 1908 CHEMITH PRESS, MINNEAPOLIS - MARY MOULTON CHENEY - FINE PRINTING HAND ILLUMINATED SIGNED & NUMBERED - A FRAGMENT OF THE POEM SYMBOLISMS by Richard Realf 1908 CHEMITH PRESS, MINNEAPOLIS - MARY MOULTON CHENEY - FINE PRINTING HAND ILLUMINATED SIGNED & NUMBERED - A FRAGMENT OF THE POEM SYMBOLISMS
    Richard Realf

    A FRAGMENT OF THE POEM SYMBOLISMS, by Richard REALF. Designed and Printed by Mary Moulton CHENEY.

    MINNEAPOLIS : CHEMITH PRESS, Second Edition, 1908.

    From the Colophon page (the last page): "These lines were designed, lettered, and illuminated at the studio of Mary Moulton Cheney. Printed on a Hand Press, the Chemith Press, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 1906".

    From the Signature / Limitation page: "Of 200 Copies this Book is number 171." SIGNED on the page by MARY MOULTON CHENEY who added in her hand "Second Edition 1908".

    Hand-Illuminated Fine-Printing from the WOMAN OWNED, Minneapolis based, Chemith Press. Original thin card covers with hand printed and hand colored title label on the front, string bound, 11 double leaves with rice paper interleaving,…

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    A FRAGMENT OF THE POEM SYMBOLISMS, by Richard REALF. Designed and Printed by Mary Moulton CHENEY.

    MINNEAPOLIS : CHEMITH PRESS, Second Edition, 1908.

    From the Colophon page (the last page): "These lines were designed, lettered, and illuminated at the studio of Mary Moulton Cheney. Printed on a Hand Press, the Chemith Press, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 1906".

    From the Signature / Limitation page: "Of 200 Copies this Book is number 171." SIGNED on the page by MARY MOULTON CHENEY who added in her hand "Second Edition 1908".

    Hand-Illuminated Fine-Printing from the WOMAN OWNED, Minneapolis based, Chemith Press. Original thin card covers with hand printed and hand colored title label on the front, string bound, 11 double leaves with rice paper interleaving, only the first page of each double leaf is printed and colored. The booklet is complete with its integral ribbon which ties the booklet shut.

    VERY GOOD Condition: The covers are toned, lightly soiled, have some small light stains and signs of handling. Each of the 11 hand illuminated leaves shimmers with colors and glitters with gold and brilliance. A lovely copy.

    This little gem has become nearly impossible to find.

    About MARY MOULTON CHENEY and her CHEMITH PRESS (from Wikipedia):

    ******Mary Moulton Cheney, b.1871 d.1957, was a Minneapolis based artist, designer, publisher and bookbinder associated with the Arts and Crafts movement. In 1897 she opened a printmaking shop with Mary Marsh Smith named The Artcraft Shop: Sign of the Bay Tree. It was one of the first all woman private presses in the United States, making books, pamphlets, and bookplates. In 1902 she expanded into bookbinding and founded The Chemith Press which produced uniquely designed and finely printed books and pamphlets.

    Cheney was also an influential figure in the development of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. In 1897 she organized the college's first course on design. She went on to become the principal of the college's design department, then the Dean of Women, and finally served as the college's president from 1917 to 1925.******

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  • 1910 SALESWOMAN'S TEXTILE SAMPLE BOX with 598 VINTAGE FABRIC SWATCHES National Dress Goods Company 1910 SALESWOMAN'S TEXTILE SAMPLE BOX with 598 VINTAGE FABRIC SWATCHES National Dress Goods Company

    TEXTILE SAMPLE BOX of The National Dress Goods Company, with 598 FABRIC SWATCHES tipped onto captioned cards or into single-fold folders. The swatches are of various sizes: 2.75x3.75 inches (on cards), 3x4.5 inches (on cards), 2x2.5 inches (in folders). They are arranged in a box which is divided into several sections. Circa 1910. The sample box likely belonged to a saleswoman, as women were primarily who the National Dress Goods Company hired to sell their goods.

    All the fabric swatches and cards are in VERY GOOD condition, some of the swatches and some of the folders are creased, "sold out" is written beside some of the swatches, overall everything is present and bright, clean and clear. The box's lid is…

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    TEXTILE SAMPLE BOX of The National Dress Goods Company, with 598 FABRIC SWATCHES tipped onto captioned cards or into single-fold folders. The swatches are of various sizes: 2.75x3.75 inches (on cards), 3x4.5 inches (on cards), 2x2.5 inches (in folders). They are arranged in a box which is divided into several sections. Circa 1910. The sample box likely belonged to a saleswoman, as women were primarily who the National Dress Goods Company hired to sell their goods.

    All the fabric swatches and cards are in VERY GOOD condition, some of the swatches and some of the folders are creased, "sold out" is written beside some of the swatches, overall everything is present and bright, clean and clear. The box's lid is splitting for a few inches along one of its top edges and has a few creases, otherwise the box is solid and doing its job well.

    A RARE COLLECTION of HUNDREDS of ACTUAL FABRICS for use in designing all sorts of early 20th century fashions - women's dresses, children's wear, robes, pajamas, towels, etc. From NEW YORK'S HEYDAY as the TEXTILE CAPITAL OF AMERICA

    ******THE NATIONAL DRESS GOODS COMPANY, NEW YORK, needs competent responsible women to represent them in each locality. Pleasant permanent work. Free outfit. Good pay. Write today for full particulars. NATIONAL DRESS GOODS COMPANY Department 18 No 260 West Broadway New York.****** (From an AD in a 1910 issue of MUNSEY'S MAGAZINE.)

    INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This fabric sample box is heavy and will require substantial additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • 1927 SEA-DRINKING CITIES Charleston Poet Josephine Pinckney SIGNED LTD 1ST 1/225 by Josephine Pinckney 1927 SEA-DRINKING CITIES Charleston Poet Josephine Pinckney SIGNED LTD 1ST 1/225
    Josephine Pinckney

    SEA-DRINKING CITIES. Poems by Josephine Pinckney. Her first book. Pinckney was a Southern Woman Poet and Novelist from Charleston, South Carolina.

    Published by Harper & Brothers, Publishers, New York, 1927. First Edition, so stated on the copyright page.

    SIGNED & LIMITED "CHARLESTON EDITION", limited to 225 copies, this being #160. SIGNED and NUMBERED by Josephine Pinckney on the Limitation Page (page facing the title page).

    Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, 5x7.5 inches, 86 pages.

    Condition: GOOD book, the spine title label has brown staining (not affecting the spine), there are light bumps to the bottom front cover corner tips and a bit of rubbing to the spine ends, otherwise the covers remain sharp and solid; internally, the pages are lightly age…

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    SEA-DRINKING CITIES. Poems by Josephine Pinckney. Her first book. Pinckney was a Southern Woman Poet and Novelist from Charleston, South Carolina.

    Published by Harper & Brothers, Publishers, New York, 1927. First Edition, so stated on the copyright page.

    SIGNED & LIMITED "CHARLESTON EDITION", limited to 225 copies, this being #160. SIGNED and NUMBERED by Josephine Pinckney on the Limitation Page (page facing the title page).

    Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, 5x7.5 inches, 86 pages.

    Condition: GOOD book, the spine title label has brown staining (not affecting the spine), there are light bumps to the bottom front cover corner tips and a bit of rubbing to the spine ends, otherwise the covers remain sharp and solid; internally, the pages are lightly age toned, there is some offsetting to the endpapers and a bit of foxing to a few pages, else bright, clean, clear and unmarked. In a FAIR, price-clipped dustjacket. This very delicate and rare paper dj has completely split at the front flap fold, is splitting at the rear flap fold, has some corner tip wear and a bit of edge wear, but is complete (though again, the front flap is loose), bright and attractive in protective mylar.

    RARE SIGNED LIMITED CHARLESTON FIRST EDITION of PINCKNEY'S FIRST BOOK, with its DUSTJACKET.

    About JOSEPHINE PINCKNEY (from Wikipedia):

    ******Josephine Lyons Scott Pinckney, b.1895 d.1957, was a novelist and poet in the literary revival of the American South after World War I. Her first book was a book of poems, Sea-Drinking Cities (1927); her best-selling novel was the social comedy, Three O'clock Dinner (1945).

    Josephine Pinckney was born in Charleston, South Carolina to Thomas Pinkney and Camilla Scott. She attended Ashley Hall and established a literary magazine there, graduating in 1912. She then attended college at the College of Charleston, Radcliffe College, and Columbia University, and held an honorary degree from the College of Charleston, given in 1935. She received the Southern Authors Award in 1946.

    As a poet, novelist, and essayist, Pinckney was an active participant in the Charleston Renaissance. In 1920, she co-founded the Poetry Society of South Carolina. She was involved in institutions such as the Charleston Museum and Dock Street Theatre and was an early proponent of the historic preservation of Charleston. She was an active member of the Society for the Preservation of Spirituals, which transcribed and annotated African American songs. Both organizations met for the first time at Pinckney's home at 21 King St. in Charleston.

    She is buried in Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston.******

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  • 1960 KRISTIN Unproduced SCREENPLAY by ERNEST PASCAL of SIGRID UNDSET Novel KRISTIN LAVRANSDATTER by Ernest Pascal, Sigrid Undset 1960 KRISTIN Unproduced SCREENPLAY by ERNEST PASCAL of SIGRID UNDSET Novel KRISTIN LAVRANSDATTER
    Ernest Pascal, Sigrid Undset

    KRISTIN. Screenplay by ERNEST PASCAL. From the Novel KRISTIN LAVRANSDATTER by SIGRID UNDSET. The screenplay is undated but perhaps circa 1960 (Ernest Pascal died in 1966). The novel Kristin Lavransdatter was first published in 1921 and has been in print ever since. This screenplay by Ernest Pascal was never produced. The only film of the novel that I am aware of is a 1995 Swedish Film directed by Liv Ullmann. That film, in Swedish, has no relation to this screenplay. Photocopied on plain white paper (photo offset copies were, and still are, common among production and working scripts; drafts could be quickly made and sent to the film's writers, producers, directors, etc.), 8.5x11 inches, 170 pages printed on one side…

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    KRISTIN. Screenplay by ERNEST PASCAL. From the Novel KRISTIN LAVRANSDATTER by SIGRID UNDSET. The screenplay is undated but perhaps circa 1960 (Ernest Pascal died in 1966). The novel Kristin Lavransdatter was first published in 1921 and has been in print ever since. This screenplay by Ernest Pascal was never produced. The only film of the novel that I am aware of is a 1995 Swedish Film directed by Liv Ullmann. That film, in Swedish, has no relation to this screenplay. Photocopied on plain white paper (photo offset copies were, and still are, common among production and working scripts; drafts could be quickly made and sent to the film's writers, producers, directors, etc.), 8.5x11 inches, 170 pages printed on one side only, pages are 3-hole punched and bound in heavy stock yellow paper covers with 2 brass brads. VERY GOOD condition, the covers have some light soiling and edgewear, otherwise the script is tight, bright, clean and unmarked. RARE and UNUSUAL screenplay by ERNEST PASCAL of KRISTIN LAVRANSDATTER.

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  • 1965 San Francisco Bay Area BRIDAL GUIDE w/ Miss California Cover + Regional Ads 1965 San Francisco Bay Area BRIDAL GUIDE w/ Miss California Cover + Regional Ads

    BRIDAL GUIDE SPRING 1965 - SERVING BAY AREA BRIDES EXCLUSIVELY. The front cover features: Miss California as a Cabana Bride, Gown by I. Magnin. Softcovers, plastic spiral bound, 8.5x11 inches, 112 pages, tabbed sections. The "Guest List" pages have been filled with 54 names and the gifts they gave. The other sections with blanks to be filled in appear to be unused. Otherwise GOOD condition, some corner creases and light signs of handling and wear, still tight, bright, and clean. Illustrated with drawings, some photos, and nice ads from the likes of Gumps, Shreve & Co., I. Magnin.

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  • 1970 AP Wirephoto of ONLY FEMALE PRIZE FIGHT MANAGER IN CALIFORNIA with BOXER by GRACE LUNDEEN, QUINCEY DANIELS 1970 AP Wirephoto of ONLY FEMALE PRIZE FIGHT MANAGER IN CALIFORNIA with BOXER
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    Original 1970 AP Wirephoto of GRACE LUNDEEN and her prize fighter QUINCEY DANIELS. 7.5x9.75 inches, including caption. Captioned as follows: "FEMALE FIGHT MANAGER. Mrs. William (Grace) Lundeen, only female prize fight manager in California, works with her fighter, Quincey Daniels, at punching bag. AP WIREPHOTO. 1970." Condition: The image is bright and clear, the caption is fading but legible, the backside has browned and has brown stains (from processing?). Light signs of handling.

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