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  • 1796 THE CONTRAST by ELIZABETH SARAH GOOCH who SLEPT with PRINCES & went to PRISON by Elizabeth Sarah Villa-Real Gooch 1796 THE CONTRAST by ELIZABETH SARAH GOOCH who SLEPT with PRINCES & went to PRISON
    Elizabeth Sarah Villa-Real Gooch

    THE CONTRAST: A NOVEL, by Elizabeth Sarah Villa-Real Gooch.

    Printed and Sold by Joseph Johnson, Wilmington, Delaware, 1796. First American Edition.

    Hardcovers, leather covered boards (front cover detached but present), leather title label on spine, 4x6 inches (10x16 cm), 156 pages..

    There is a circa 1800 printed bookplate on the front pastedown from "Daniel Steele's Circulating Library". (A July 30, 1810 notice, found on the Internet, states "Mrs. Tiffany of Albany took possession of the books in Daniel Steel's Circulating Library consisting of about two thousand volumes." A foreclosure perhaps?)

    Condition: Top board detached but present, rear hinge split but holding with the cord bindings, first blank endpaper (with previous owner's 1804 inscription) is coming loose but holding,…

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    THE CONTRAST: A NOVEL, by Elizabeth Sarah Villa-Real Gooch.

    Printed and Sold by Joseph Johnson, Wilmington, Delaware, 1796. First American Edition.

    Hardcovers, leather covered boards (front cover detached but present), leather title label on spine, 4x6 inches (10x16 cm), 156 pages..

    There is a circa 1800 printed bookplate on the front pastedown from "Daniel Steele's Circulating Library". (A July 30, 1810 notice, found on the Internet, states "Mrs. Tiffany of Albany took possession of the books in Daniel Steel's Circulating Library consisting of about two thousand volumes." A foreclosure perhaps?)

    Condition: Top board detached but present, rear hinge split but holding with the cord bindings, first blank endpaper (with previous owner's 1804 inscription) is coming loose but holding, there is a closed slit across page 13 that appears to be a binder's error, the inner pages are toned and have some foxing, the early pages have light shorelining; overall a complete copy with text that is always bright and fully legible.

    RARE 18th CENTURY AMERICAN / DELAWARE IMPRINT, with an interesting association to an 18th century Wilmington, Delaware, circulating library.

    About the author ELIZABETH SARAH VILLA-REAL GOOCH (from Wikipedia):

    ******Elizabeth Sarah Gooch was born Elizabeth Sarah Villa-Real in Edwinstowe. Following her father's death, she received a substantial inheritance, but her mother arranged a marriage for her to William Gooch in 1775 before she realized that she was financially independent.

    Her husband took control of her money and abandoned her in Lille in 1778.

    For a time, she was an actress with a theatre company in Portsmouth. She was also involved in liaisons with various princes and military leaders. By the time she published An Appeal to the Public in 1788, she had been imprisoned for debt. In 1792, she published The Life of Mrs. Gooch. She went on to publish a collection of poetry and a number of novels including The Contrast (1795).******

    What an interesting woman. When is the movie coming out?

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  • 1880 Original SIGNED Cabinet Card of Opera Diva AMY GORDON by Chicago Photographer Joseph W. Gehrig by Amy Gordon 1880 Original SIGNED Cabinet Card of Opera Diva AMY GORDON by Chicago Photographer Joseph W. Gehrig
    Amy Gordon

    1880 Original SIGNED Cabinet Card of Opera Diva AMY GORDON By Chicago Photographer Joseph W. Gehrig

    Cabinet Card of Prima Donna AMY GORDON in falling "snow." Photographed by Celebrity Photographer Joseph W. Gehrig in his Chicago Studio circa 1880. Printed card mount, 6.5" x 4.25". VERY GOOD Condition: some light signs of age and wear, and light smudging/small staining on the image, otherwise a sharp, bright image.

    SIGNED and Inscribed by Amy Gordon in red ink on rear: " To Mrs Stevens / from / "Emma" / Amy Gordon Morgan / Kansas City "

    Amy Gordon was the Prima Donna of her own Musical Theater Company, The Amy Gordon Opera Company. An accomplished artist she was active from the late…

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    1880 Original SIGNED Cabinet Card of Opera Diva AMY GORDON By Chicago Photographer Joseph W. Gehrig

    Cabinet Card of Prima Donna AMY GORDON in falling "snow." Photographed by Celebrity Photographer Joseph W. Gehrig in his Chicago Studio circa 1880. Printed card mount, 6.5" x 4.25". VERY GOOD Condition: some light signs of age and wear, and light smudging/small staining on the image, otherwise a sharp, bright image.

    SIGNED and Inscribed by Amy Gordon in red ink on rear: " To Mrs Stevens / from / "Emma" / Amy Gordon Morgan / Kansas City "

    Amy Gordon was the Prima Donna of her own Musical Theater Company, The Amy Gordon Opera Company. An accomplished artist she was active from the late 1870s through the 1890s. She performed with various entertainment organizations including the D'Oyly Carte Comedy Opera Company, W.C. Mitchell's Pleasure Party, Rice's Surprise Party Theater Company, Grenier's, and the Bijou Comic Opera, performing grand burlesque comic extravaganzas at iconic venues across the United States from Broadway to Chicago, San Francisco, London, and the British provinces. She was married to fellow entertainer W. A. Morgan sometime in the 1880's until his untimely death in 1888.

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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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  • 1888 SARAH ORNE JEWETT "A Country Doctor" SIGNED & INSCRIBED to a PUBLISHER FRIEND, DAVID DOUGLAS, a Scottish Publisher of American Writers by Sarah Orne Jewett 1888 SARAH ORNE JEWETT "A Country Doctor" SIGNED & INSCRIBED to a PUBLISHER FRIEND, DAVID DOUGLAS, a Scottish Publisher of American Writers
    Sarah Orne Jewett

    A COUNTRY DOCTOR, by SARAH ORNE JEWETT. Published by Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1888.

    SIGNED, INSCRIBED and DATED by SARA ORNE JEWETT to her friend, the Edinburgh Publisher DAVID DOUGLAS:

    "To David Douglas, Esq. / With best regards from / Sarah O. Jewett / Boston, May, 1888".

    The inscription is on a plain card that is pasted on to the front pastedown. Note that it is dated in the same year the book was published, 1888.

    Hardcovers, brown cloth covered boards, black design and lettering on the front cover, gilt lettering on the spine, 4.5x7 inches,351 pages.

    VERY GOOD Condition: the covers have some rubbing and a bit of wear to the corner tips and spine ends; the…

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    A COUNTRY DOCTOR, by SARAH ORNE JEWETT. Published by Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1888.

    SIGNED, INSCRIBED and DATED by SARA ORNE JEWETT to her friend, the Edinburgh Publisher DAVID DOUGLAS:

    "To David Douglas, Esq. / With best regards from / Sarah O. Jewett / Boston, May, 1888".

    The inscription is on a plain card that is pasted on to the front pastedown. Note that it is dated in the same year the book was published, 1888.

    Hardcovers, brown cloth covered boards, black design and lettering on the front cover, gilt lettering on the spine, 4.5x7 inches,351 pages.

    VERY GOOD Condition: the covers have some rubbing and a bit of wear to the corner tips and spine ends; the page edges (page edges of the closed book) have a few light spots; internally, the rear endpapers have the remnant of a small sticker, there are a few cracks to the inner hinge here and there but all is holding very well, overall the pages of this 1888 book are just lightly used, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A solid, presentable copy.

    About SARAH ORNE JEWETT (from Wikipedia):

    ******Theodora Sarah Orne Jewett, b.1849 d.1909, was an American novelist, short story writer and poet, best known for her local color works set along or near the southern coast of Maine. Jewett is recognized as an important practitioner of American literary regionalism. Willa Cather described Jewett as a significant influence on her development as a writer and dedicated her 1913 novel O Pioneers!, based upon memories of her childhood in Nebraska, to Jewett.

    Jewett's works featuring relationships between women often mirrored her own life and friendships. Modern feminist critics have praised her writing for its rich account of women's lives and voices. Jewett's letters and diaries reveal that as a young woman she had close relationships with several women. In later life Jewett had a close friendship with writer Annie Adams Fields, b.1834 d.1915, and her husband, publisher James T. Fields. After the sudden death of James Fields in 1881, Jewett and Annie Fields lived together for the rest of Jewett's life in what was then termed a "Boston Marriage" in Fields's homes in Manchester-by-the-Sea and Boston.

    In 1901 Bowdoin College conferred an honorary doctorate of literature on Jewett, the first woman to be granted an honorary degree by Bowdoin.******

    About DAVID DOUGLAS, Publisher (from Wikipedia, the COE College website, and other Internet sites):

    Douglas, David, b.1823 d.1916 was a Scottish publisher in the 19th century. At first publishing books of intellectual and historical interest, in later years he moved to the republishing of American novels as inexpensive editions, introducing writers such as Henry James and William Dean Howells to the Scottish and British public.

    David Douglas was a friend and correspondent of the American writer Sarah Orne Jewett and her companion (and purported lover) Annie Field. Many of the letters between them are held at various institutions. A few references to the Jewett/Douglas letters are below:

    Published letters of Sarah O. Jewett: "Letters of Sarah Orne Jewett", edited by Annie Fields. Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1911...(includes letters to) Thomas Bailey Aldrich (3),Willa Cather (3), Ellen Chase (4), DAVID DOUGLAS (4), ANNIE FIELDS (62), Alice Greenwood Howe...

    Jewett letters held at Harvard University (Houghton Library), Cambridge, Mass. (includes letters to): Mrs. Fred P. Abbott (1), Mary Elizabeth Woodman Aldrich (71), Thomas Bailey Aldrich (43), Boylston Beal (1), Mabel Lowell Burnett (6), DAVID DOUGLAS (5), George du Maurier (2)...

    Transcript of a manuscript letter by David Douglas to Annie Fields, the companion of Sarah Orne Jewett, held by the Huntington Library. Letter references Jewett.

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  • 1891 Original 19th Century American Woman Candy Making Margery Daws' HOME CONFECTIONERY Decorative Binding by Lucy W. Bostwick 1891 Original 19th Century American Woman Candy Making Margery Daws' HOME CONFECTIONERY Decorative Binding
    Lucy W. Bostwick

    A lovely and scarce nineteenth century American candy making book with 79 recipes for assorted confections from Almond Nougat to Walnut Creams and Chocolate Kisses to Wedding-Cake Slices.

    Margery Daws' HOME CONFECTIONERY By Lucy W. Bostwick. Published by Brentano's, New York, 1891. First edition thus, originally self published in wraps, Auburn, NY 1883. Hardbound in lovely Publisher's decorative binding, blue grey cloth with embossed printing and silver and gilt embossed design of a piece of victorian wrapped candy decorated with book title on the front cover, 6" x 4.75", 46 pages, dark brown endpapers. VERY GOOD Condition: covers lightly age toned, light staining, two small cloth tears to front spine fold, overall the binding is sharp and bright, internally hinges…

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    A lovely and scarce nineteenth century American candy making book with 79 recipes for assorted confections from Almond Nougat to Walnut Creams and Chocolate Kisses to Wedding-Cake Slices.

    Margery Daws' HOME CONFECTIONERY By Lucy W. Bostwick. Published by Brentano's, New York, 1891. First edition thus, originally self published in wraps, Auburn, NY 1883. Hardbound in lovely Publisher's decorative binding, blue grey cloth with embossed printing and silver and gilt embossed design of a piece of victorian wrapped candy decorated with book title on the front cover, 6" x 4.75", 46 pages, dark brown endpapers. VERY GOOD Condition: covers lightly age toned, light staining, two small cloth tears to front spine fold, overall the binding is sharp and bright, internally hinges are tender, a former owners bookplate on the front free endpaper, a Library of Congress ink stamp with an overlapping withdrawn stamp on the title page, and a small penned number in top corner of rear free endpaper, otherwise the inner pages are bright, clean and unmarked. Scarce decorative hardcover edition.

    From the PREFACE: "The purpose of this little volume is to provide practical directions for making candy in one's own kitchen, which shall be, in the first instance, thoroughly wholesome; in the second, palatable to the connoisseur; and in the third, economical as to cost. There are many people who, for various reasons, cannot obtain the finest confections, and it has been the aim of the author of the following pages to give recipes not only for the favorite old fashioned sweets, but for many of the varieties of bon bons to be found at the leading confectioners in New York Paris and London. LUCY W. BOSTWICK. Auburn, June, 1891."

    Lucy Watson Bostwick, pseudonym Margery Daw (1832-1903), American cookbook author of two culturally important works "Margery Daw in the Kitchen and What She Learned There" (1887) and "Margery Daw's Home Confectionery" (1891). She lived in Auburn, New York where her husband was a bookkeeper.

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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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  • 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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  • 1937 BALLET SHOES by MARY NOEL STREATFEILD Illustrated HC/DJ Basis for a BBC TV Series & for a Film by Noel Streatfeild 1937 BALLET SHOES by MARY NOEL STREATFEILD Illustrated HC/DJ Basis for a BBC TV Series & for a Film
    Noel Streatfeild

    BALLET SHOES, by Noel Sreatfeild. Illustrated by Richard Floethe. "A delightful story about three little girls who studied for careers on the stage."

    Published by Random House, New York, 1937. Early printing, likely circa 1945, with Circus Shoes and Theater Shoes blurbs on the dustjacket.

    Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, cloth covered boards decorated with rose colored designs, rose top page edges, 5.5x8 inches, 294 pages plus 19 color plates each printed on its own leaf.

    Ballet Shoes is the first title in the beloved "Shoes" series (as the books are known in the U.S.). It was adapted into a television series by the BBC in 1975, starring Elizabeth Morgan, Sarah Prince, and Jane Slaughter as the sisters, and later for…

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    BALLET SHOES, by Noel Sreatfeild. Illustrated by Richard Floethe. "A delightful story about three little girls who studied for careers on the stage."

    Published by Random House, New York, 1937. Early printing, likely circa 1945, with Circus Shoes and Theater Shoes blurbs on the dustjacket.

    Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, cloth covered boards decorated with rose colored designs, rose top page edges, 5.5x8 inches, 294 pages plus 19 color plates each printed on its own leaf.

    Ballet Shoes is the first title in the beloved "Shoes" series (as the books are known in the U.S.). It was adapted into a television series by the BBC in 1975, starring Elizabeth Morgan, Sarah Prince, and Jane Slaughter as the sisters, and later for a 2007 film, starring Emilia Fox, Victoria Wood, and Emma Watson as the sisters.

    Condition: VERY GOOD book, some small stains to the page edges, overall just lightly used, still sharp cornered, tight, bright, clean and unmarked; in a FAIR dustjacket that is toned, has some edge and spine end wear and closed tears, a crease to the spine, some toning and light soiling; still a complete dj that is doing its job and retains its $2.50 price at the top of the front flap.

    Hard-to-find, especially so in an acceptable dustjacket.

    About MARY NOEL STREATFEILD (from Wikipedia):

    ******Mary Noel Streatfeild OBE, b.1895 d.1986, was an English author, best known for children's books including the popular "Shoes" books. Streatfeild was a runner-up for the first annual Carnegie Medal for Ballet Shoes, and she won the third annual Carnegie Medal for Circus Shoes.

    Several of her novels have been adapted for film or television.

    In the 1998 film "You've Got Mail" Meg Ryan's character, a bookstore owner, recommends reading Noel Streatfeild: "Noel Streatfeild wrote Ballet Shoes and Skating Shoes and Theatre Shoes and Dancing Shoes and Movie Shoes...I'd start with Ballet Shoes first. It's my favorite ... although Skating Shoes is completely wonderful. But it's out of print."******

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  • 1940 "THEY CALL THEM CAMISOLES" MEMOIR of a WOMAN INCARCERATED in an INSANE ASYLUM for ALCOHOLISM REHAB **SIGNED by the MURDERED AUTHOR** by WILMA WILSON 1940 "THEY CALL THEM CAMISOLES" MEMOIR of a WOMAN INCARCERATED in an INSANE ASYLUM for ALCOHOLISM REHAB **SIGNED by the MURDERED AUTHOR**
    WILMA WILSON

    "THEY CALL THEM CAMISOLES", by WILMA WILSON. Memoir by Wilma Wilson who was incarcerated in a State Mental Hospital for alcoholism induced insanity, and murdered - had her throat slashed - within two years of her release. A look at how women drinkers were treated as insane in the mid 20th century.

    SIGNED, INSCRIBED and DATED by WILMA WILSON on the front free-endpaper: "For Dr. Armstrong / with appreciation / Wilma Wilson / May, 1941".

    Published by Lymanhouse, Los Angeles, 1940. First Edition.

    In 1939 Wilma Wilson was incarcerated in the Camarillo State Mental Hospital in Camarillo, California, to "fix" her drinking problem. Women with drinking problems were often considered insane and rehabilitation involved incarcerating them in mental wards with…

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    "THEY CALL THEM CAMISOLES", by WILMA WILSON. Memoir by Wilma Wilson who was incarcerated in a State Mental Hospital for alcoholism induced insanity, and murdered - had her throat slashed - within two years of her release. A look at how women drinkers were treated as insane in the mid 20th century.

    SIGNED, INSCRIBED and DATED by WILMA WILSON on the front free-endpaper: "For Dr. Armstrong / with appreciation / Wilma Wilson / May, 1941".

    Published by Lymanhouse, Los Angeles, 1940. First Edition.

    In 1939 Wilma Wilson was incarcerated in the Camarillo State Mental Hospital in Camarillo, California, to "fix" her drinking problem. Women with drinking problems were often considered insane and rehabilitation involved incarcerating them in mental wards with the truly insane.

    An alternately grim and humorous memoir of the female alcoholic author's stay in the Camarillo State Mental Hospital. The "camisoles" of the title are, of course, straitjackets. Wilson tells of her drunken escapades just before being incarcerated for "treatment", then of her time in the Mental Hospital. At the end of the book she is about to finally be released, being declared sane after undergoing successful treatment.

    Wilson never denies that she was an alcoholic in need of help, but her drinking problem should not have defined her as an insane woman.

    Hardcovers, green cloth covered boards, black titling to the front cover and spine, 5x8 inches, 172 pages. With line drawings by the author.

    GOOD condition, the covers have wear at the corner tips, scrapes along the spine folds, and some fraying to the spine ends; internally, the rear inner hinge is split but holding well, there is scattered light foxing, and a few short tears to the rear free endpaper. A solid, presentable, used copy.

    As noted above, the book is a presentation copy, SIGNED and INSCRIBED by WILMA WILSON to DR. ARMSTRONG in 1941. Likely he was a doctor who actually helped her. At the blank space at the bottom of the last page is a handwritten "Epilogue", perhaps written by Dr. Armstrong who owned this copy, that reads:

    "Epilogue - Wilma Wilson was found nude in bed with her throat slashed, December 1942. A short article in the L.A. Times had captioned her ultimate fate as an alcoholic and drug addict."

    An interesting look at how women alcoholics were seen and treated in the mid twentieth century.

    SCARCE in any form. Almost IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND signed and inscribed.

    About the CAMARILLO STATE MENTAL HOSPITAL (from Wikipedia and other Internet sources):

    ******Camarillo State Mental Hospital was a public psychiatric hospital for mentally ill patients in Camarillo, California. The hospital was in operation from 1936 to 1997.

    In 1937, 300 women patients were transferred to Camarillo from other state hospitals.

    Women were often incarcerated in the mental hospital for alcoholism, sometimes brought there by police officers who likely were heavier drinkers than the women they were incarcerating. An early form of tough love "Rehab", these women were put in wards alongside the seriously mentally ill.

    Men were sometimes incarcerated there for alcohol and drug reasons as well, but usually only if they had committed crimes. The men men were given more privileges, treated better, and often released sooner than women.

    After it closed, the former mental hospital was redeveloped and opened in 2002 as California State University Channel Islands. (A Mental Hospital becomes a University - a University becomes a Mental Hospital. Makes complete sense to me!)******

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  • 1949 MOVIE SHOES by MARY NOEL STREATFEILD Illustrated HC/DJ by Noel Streatfeild 1949 MOVIE SHOES by MARY NOEL STREATFEILD Illustrated HC/DJ
    Noel Streatfeild

    MOVIE SHOES, by Noel Sreatfeild. Illustrated by Susanne Suba.

    Published by Random House, New York, 1949. First U.S. Edition, First Printing, with the statement "FIRST PRINTING" on the copyright page.

    From the dj flap: "In this story of an English family in Hollywood Noel Streatfeild, author of Ballet Shoes and other well-known Shoes books, gives us an understanding picture of the life of children in the film industry that will captivate every young reader who has dreamed of a career in the movies."

    Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, cloth covered boards decorated in black and burgundy on the front cover and spine, burgundy colored top page edges, 5.5x8 inches, X + 294 pages plus 5 b&w plates each printed on its…

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    MOVIE SHOES, by Noel Sreatfeild. Illustrated by Susanne Suba.

    Published by Random House, New York, 1949. First U.S. Edition, First Printing, with the statement "FIRST PRINTING" on the copyright page.

    From the dj flap: "In this story of an English family in Hollywood Noel Streatfeild, author of Ballet Shoes and other well-known Shoes books, gives us an understanding picture of the life of children in the film industry that will captivate every young reader who has dreamed of a career in the movies."

    Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, cloth covered boards decorated in black and burgundy on the front cover and spine, burgundy colored top page edges, 5.5x8 inches, X + 294 pages plus 5 b&w plates each printed on its own leaf (blank versos).

    Condition: VERY GOOD book, just lightly used, still sharp cornered, tight, bright, clean and unmarked; in an only FAIR dustjacket that has tearing at the spine ends and corner tips, a horizontal closed tear across the spine, edge wear including small chips and closed tears, scrapes and tenderness along the spine and flap folds, and tape repairs and reinforcement to the blank backside; nonetheless the dj is doing its job and retains its 250/250 price at the top of the front flap.

    About MARY NOEL STREATFEILD (from Wikipedia):

    ******Mary Noel Streatfeild OBE, b.1895 d.1986, was an English author, best known for children's books including the popular "Shoes" books. Streatfeild was a runner-up for the first annual Carnegie Medal for Ballet Shoes, and she won the third annual Carnegie Medal for Circus Shoes.

    Several of her novels have been adapted for film or television.

    In the 1998 film "You've Got Mail" Meg Ryan's character, a bookstore owner, recommends reading Noel Streatfeild: "Noel Streatfeild wrote Ballet Shoes and Skating Shoes and Theatre Shoes and Dancing Shoes and Movie Shoes... I'd start with Ballet Shoes first. It's my favorite ... although Skating Shoes is completely wonderful. But it's out of print."******

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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
    GRACE LUNDEEN, QUINCEY DANIELS

    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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  • 1971 FEMMES DE COREE / COMMUNIST WOMEN OF NORTH KOREA Rare Illustrated Magazine 1971 FEMMES DE COREE / COMMUNIST WOMEN OF NORTH KOREA Rare Illustrated Magazine

    FEMMES DE COREE (WOMEN OF KOREA) Issue NUMBER 1, 1971. The First and apparently Only Issue of this magazine on NORTH KOREAN COMMUNIST WOMEN. Features North Korean Women singing the praises of Kim Il Sung and Communism, 1971. Produced and Published by Le Comite Central de l'Union Democratique des Femmes (Central Committee of the Democratic Union of Women), PYONGYANG, KOREA, 1971. Magazine, side stapled, 8.5x11.5 inches (22x28.5 cm), 64 pages. TEXT IN FRENCH. Illustrated with photographs, including an 8 page photographic section and other in text photos. Includes an eight page section of photographs of women singing (literally) the praises of Kim Il Sung and the communist dictatorship, lots of parades too. GOOD condition, some light creases and general signs…

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    FEMMES DE COREE (WOMEN OF KOREA) Issue NUMBER 1, 1971. The First and apparently Only Issue of this magazine on NORTH KOREAN COMMUNIST WOMEN. Features North Korean Women singing the praises of Kim Il Sung and Communism, 1971. Produced and Published by Le Comite Central de l'Union Democratique des Femmes (Central Committee of the Democratic Union of Women), PYONGYANG, KOREA, 1971. Magazine, side stapled, 8.5x11.5 inches (22x28.5 cm), 64 pages. TEXT IN FRENCH. Illustrated with photographs, including an 8 page photographic section and other in text photos. Includes an eight page section of photographs of women singing (literally) the praises of Kim Il Sung and the communist dictatorship, lots of parades too. GOOD condition, some light creases and general signs of handling, overall tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. Sections include: Rapport d'Activité du Comité Central au IVe Congrès de L'Union Démocratique des Femmes de Corée (Report of the Activities of the Central Committee at the Fourth Congress of the Democratic Union of Women of Korea); L'Appel Lancé Aux Femmes Sud Coréennes (An Appeal to South Korean Women); La Lettre à l'Adresse des Femmes Coréennes Résidant au Japon (Letter Addressed to Korean Women Living in Japan); L'Atrocité Diabolique du Loup, Impérialiste Américain (Diabolical Atrocities of the Wolf, the American Imperialist); and more. SCARCE. This is the only copy I have ever seen.

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  • 1975 ANN LAUTERBACH American Female Poet BOOK ONE Her First Publication SIGNED & WARMLY INSCRIBED 1/100 by Ann Lauterbach 1975 ANN LAUTERBACH American Female Poet BOOK ONE Her First Publication SIGNED & WARMLY INSCRIBED 1/100
    Ann Lauterbach

    BOOK ONE. Poems by ANN LAUTERBACH. Published by Spring Street Press, New York, February 1975. Limited First Edition, this being copy #62 of only 100 copies. (A second edition was printed later the same year, in a different format.)

    SIGNED, DATED and NUMBERED on the inside front cover. Additionally LOVINGLY INSCRIBED, Signed and Dated on the title page:

    "To the one lady who spans the ocean / with both grace and endurance - my / 'presentation piece' for her, with / continuing admiration and love / Ann / 30 March 1975."

    Gray paper wrappers, side-stapled, title ink-stamped on front cover, 8.5x11 inches oblong, 12 unnumbered leaves printed on one side only.

    GOOD condition, a light vertical crease at the…

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    BOOK ONE. Poems by ANN LAUTERBACH. Published by Spring Street Press, New York, February 1975. Limited First Edition, this being copy #62 of only 100 copies. (A second edition was printed later the same year, in a different format.)

    SIGNED, DATED and NUMBERED on the inside front cover. Additionally LOVINGLY INSCRIBED, Signed and Dated on the title page:

    "To the one lady who spans the ocean / with both grace and endurance - my / 'presentation piece' for her, with / continuing admiration and love / Ann / 30 March 1975."

    Gray paper wrappers, side-stapled, title ink-stamped on front cover, 8.5x11 inches oblong, 12 unnumbered leaves printed on one side only.

    GOOD condition, a light vertical crease at the cover's spine from being opened, age toning as normal (not acid free paper), else tight, bright, clean and clear. A nice, presentable copy.

    LIMITED, SIGNED, FIRST EDITION - SCARCE with the WARM INSCRIPTION.

    About ANN LAUTERBACH (from Wikipedia):

    ******Ann Lauterbach, b.1942, is an American professor and poet. Her most recent book of poetry is SPELL (Penguin Books, 2018). Her book OR TO BEGIN AGAIN (Penguin, 2009) was nominated for the National Book Award. She is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the New York State Foundation for the Arts, the Ingram Merrill Foundation, and in 1995, was awarded the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship (the Genius Award).

    Lauterbach has taught at Brooklyn College, Columbia University, the Iowa Writers Workshop, Princeton University, the City College of New York, and is currently Schwab Professor of Languages and Literature at Bard College, where she is also co-chair of writing in the Milton Avery School of the Arts.

    Ann Lauterbach lives in Germantown, New York.******

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  • 1981 ELLEN GILCHRIST - IN THE LAND OF DREAMY DREAMS *SIGNED & INSCRIBED* HC/DJ by Ellen Gilchrist 1981 ELLEN GILCHRIST - IN THE LAND OF DREAMY DREAMS *SIGNED & INSCRIBED* HC/DJ
    Ellen Gilchrist

    IN THE LAND OF DREAMY DREAMS, by ELLEN GILCHRIST.

    The National Book Award winning Southern author's FIRST BOOK of FICTION, preceded only by a book of poems.

    Published by the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, 1981. Second Printing of the First Edition, with "Second Printing" stated on the copyright page.

    SIGNED and INSCRIBED by GILCHRIST on the title page:

    "For Ann / Done in the fullness of time / Ellen Gilchrist".

    Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, brick colored cloth covered boards, spine titled in gilt, 5x8.5 inches, 167 pages.

    Condition: NEAR FINE book, sharp cornered, tight, bright, clean and unmarked; in a GOOD dustjacket that is sunned at the spine, has a bit of wear at the top of…

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    IN THE LAND OF DREAMY DREAMS, by ELLEN GILCHRIST.

    The National Book Award winning Southern author's FIRST BOOK of FICTION, preceded only by a book of poems.

    Published by the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, 1981. Second Printing of the First Edition, with "Second Printing" stated on the copyright page.

    SIGNED and INSCRIBED by GILCHRIST on the title page:

    "For Ann / Done in the fullness of time / Ellen Gilchrist".

    Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, brick colored cloth covered boards, spine titled in gilt, 5x8.5 inches, 167 pages.

    Condition: NEAR FINE book, sharp cornered, tight, bright, clean and unmarked; in a GOOD dustjacket that is sunned at the spine, has a bit of wear at the top of the spine and corner tips, and has two pea-size brown stains on the blank backside. A solid, nice, very presentable copy.

    From the front dj flap: "Ellen Gilchrist writes about New Orleans as no other writer. Laced with envy, greed, lust, terror, and self-deceit, her stories will shock and compel readers. Gilchrist's characters, women who dream of independent lives beyond the shadows of their husbands and fathers, resort to outrageous schemes in pursuit of freedom and fulfillment, despite the consequences."

    Ellen Gilchrist was born in 1935 in Vicksburg, Mississippi. She currently lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and Ocean Springs, Mississippi. She was a professor of creative writing and contemporary fiction at the University of Arkansas.

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  • 1983 LAURA RIDING JACKSON Some Communications of Broad Reference SIGNED SPECIALLY BOUND Lord John Press PUBLISHER'S COPY by Laura Riding Jackson 1983 LAURA RIDING JACKSON Some Communications of Broad Reference SIGNED SPECIALLY BOUND Lord John Press PUBLISHER'S COPY
    Laura Riding Jackson

    SOME COMMUNICATIONS OF BROAD REFERENCE, by LAURA RIDING JACKSON. This is the RARE PUBLISHER'S COPY kept by HERB YELLIN, owner of the Lord John Press. It is SPECIALLY BOUND in the manner of the 26 lettered copy, but printed prior to the lettered copies with the statement "Publisher's Copy" on the Colophon Page (the last page). Reportedly this book came from the estate of Herb Yellin who died in 2014. SIGNED by LAURA RIDING JACKSON on the half title page. Published by the Lord John Press, Northridge, California, 1983. First Edition. Specially Bound in handmade marbled paper covered boards with a cloth covered spine lettered in gilt, no dustjacket as issued, 6.5x9.5", 30 pages plus several prelim pages and the…

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    SOME COMMUNICATIONS OF BROAD REFERENCE, by LAURA RIDING JACKSON. This is the RARE PUBLISHER'S COPY kept by HERB YELLIN, owner of the Lord John Press. It is SPECIALLY BOUND in the manner of the 26 lettered copy, but printed prior to the lettered copies with the statement "Publisher's Copy" on the Colophon Page (the last page). Reportedly this book came from the estate of Herb Yellin who died in 2014. SIGNED by LAURA RIDING JACKSON on the half title page. Published by the Lord John Press, Northridge, California, 1983. First Edition. Specially Bound in handmade marbled paper covered boards with a cloth covered spine lettered in gilt, no dustjacket as issued, 6.5x9.5", 30 pages plus several prelim pages and the Colophon Page. NEAR FINE condition, a thin 1" scrape to top edge of the cloth of the front spine fold, overall tight, bright and clean. A lovely copy. An interesting book of short letters, talks and essays by Laura Riding Jackson from 1973 to 1982. Scarce Copy of the Specially Bound SIGNED PUBLISHER'S COPY.

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  • 1983 UNPRODUCED SCREENPLAY of a TRUMAN CAPOTE STORY by DONNA KANTER while at the American Film Institute Directing Workshop For Women by Donna Kanter, Susan Best, Truman Capote 1983 UNPRODUCED SCREENPLAY of a TRUMAN CAPOTE STORY by DONNA KANTER while at the American Film Institute Directing Workshop For Women
    Donna Kanter, Susan Best, Truman Capote

    CHILDREN ON THEIR BIRTHDAYS. An UNPRODUCED SCREENPLAY Adapted for the Screen by DONNA KANTER and SUSAN BEST, from the Short Story by TRUMAN CAPOTE. This screenplay was DONNA KANTER'S 1983 DIRECTOR'S PROJECT while in the AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE (AFI) DIRECTING WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN. She was in the class of 1982-1984. The screenplay is a First Draft dated July 23, 1983. Photocopied on plain 8.5x11 inch paper, stapled at the upper corner, 34 pages plus a title page, printed on one side only. GOOD MINUS condition, the first and last pages have creases and soiling, there are numerous staple holes at the upper left corner (though only one staple currently holds the pages together), some pages are dog eared at their…

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    CHILDREN ON THEIR BIRTHDAYS. An UNPRODUCED SCREENPLAY Adapted for the Screen by DONNA KANTER and SUSAN BEST, from the Short Story by TRUMAN CAPOTE. This screenplay was DONNA KANTER'S 1983 DIRECTOR'S PROJECT while in the AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE (AFI) DIRECTING WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN. She was in the class of 1982-1984. The screenplay is a First Draft dated July 23, 1983. Photocopied on plain 8.5x11 inch paper, stapled at the upper corner, 34 pages plus a title page, printed on one side only. GOOD MINUS condition, the first and last pages have creases and soiling, there are numerous staple holes at the upper left corner (though only one staple currently holds the pages together), some pages are dog eared at their top or bottom corner, and their are general signs of handling and use; still a complete copy of an interesting screenplay resulting from the AFI's attempts to get more women into film directing. Though this early, student screenplay was never filmed, its creation at the AFI Directing Workshop for Women certainly had an impact on Donna Kanter. She later established a successful Television and Film Production Company, The Donna Kanter Company. About the AFI DIRECTING WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN (from the AFI site): ******Since 1974, the AFI Directing Workshop for Women has trained hundreds of women in the art of screen directing. Below are the alumnae from each cycle since the start of the program... (CLASS OF 1982-1984 includes Donna Kanter)... Distinguished DWW alumnae include Maya Angelou, Anne Bancroft, Neema Barnette, Tricia Brock, Ellen Burstyn, Rebecca Cammisa, Dyan Cannon, Hanelle Culpepper, Jan Eliasberg, Naomi Foner, Jennifer Getzinger, Lyn Goldfarb, Randa Haines, Victoria Hochberg, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Lesli Linka Glatter, Lynne Littman, Matia Karrell, Nancy Malone, Becky Smith, Cicely Tyson and Joanne Woodward.******

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  • ADRIENNE RICH BROADSIDE Split At The Root SIGNED by the POET & Both PRINTER-ARTISTS 1/50 PROOF COPY by Adrienne Rich ADRIENNE RICH BROADSIDE Split At The Root SIGNED by the POET & Both PRINTER-ARTISTS 1/50 PROOF COPY
    Adrienne Rich

    SPLIT AT THE ROOT, a BROADSIDE by ADRIENNE RICH; on HANDMADE PAPER by JOCELYN H. COHEN, with DESIGN, HAND-COMPOSITION, and PRESSWORK by NANCY POORE.

    SIGNED at the bottom of the broadside by the Poet ADRIENNE RICH, and by both of the co-owners of the Helaine Victoria Press, JOCELYN H. COHEN and NANCY POORE. This is a Proof Copy, with "PROOF COPY" hand written just below the bottom left decoration.

    Broadside, 10.5x16 inches, handmade paper, printed on one side only.

    Published by the Helaine Victoria Press in Martinsville, Indiana. Limited to only 50 copies, this being a Proof Copy.

    From the Colophon: "This edition of fifty broadsides was printed on a platen press on paper handmade by Jocelyn H. Cohen. Design,…

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    SPLIT AT THE ROOT, a BROADSIDE by ADRIENNE RICH; on HANDMADE PAPER by JOCELYN H. COHEN, with DESIGN, HAND-COMPOSITION, and PRESSWORK by NANCY POORE.

    SIGNED at the bottom of the broadside by the Poet ADRIENNE RICH, and by both of the co-owners of the Helaine Victoria Press, JOCELYN H. COHEN and NANCY POORE. This is a Proof Copy, with "PROOF COPY" hand written just below the bottom left decoration.

    Broadside, 10.5x16 inches, handmade paper, printed on one side only.

    Published by the Helaine Victoria Press in Martinsville, Indiana. Limited to only 50 copies, this being a Proof Copy.

    From the Colophon: "This edition of fifty broadsides was printed on a platen press on paper handmade by Jocelyn H. Cohen. Design, hand-composition, and presswork are by Nancy Poore...The broadside was printed, including an additional two hundred copies on Torino cover paper, and the type subsequently redistributed, in December 1982 at Helaine Victoria Press in Martinsville, Indiana.

    VERY GOOD condition, light foxing.

    SCARCE TRIPLE SIGNED PROOF COPY.

    Helaine Victoria Press, was a feminist press focused on women's history. It was co-founded in 1973 by Jocelyn Helaine Cohen and Nancy Victoria Taylor Poore. It is most remembered for its series of women's history postcards, but it also published some broadsides by noted feminist authors. The press ceased publishing in 1990.

    Here is the text of the broadside:

    ******I know that in the rest of my life, the next half century or so, every aspect of my identity will have to be engaged. The middle-class white girl taught to trade obedience for privilege. The Jewish lesbian raised to be a heterosexual gentile. The woman who first heard oppression named and analyzed in the Black Civil Rights struggle. The woman with three sons, the feminist who hates male violence. The woman limping with a cane, the woman who has stopped bleeding are also accountable. The poet who knows that beautiful language can lie, that the oppressor's language sometimes sounds beautiful. The woman trying, as part of her resistance, to clean up her act.******

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