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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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  • 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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  • 1889 CARRIER DOVE - OCCULT SPIRITUALIST MYSTICAL FEMINIST REFORM Weekly 52 ISSUES Published in San Francisco by Julia Schlesinger, editor and publisher 1889 CARRIER DOVE - OCCULT SPIRITUALIST MYSTICAL FEMINIST REFORM Weekly 52 ISSUES Published in San Francisco
    Julia Schlesinger, editor and publisher

    THE CARRIER DOVE - AN ILLUSTRATED WEEKLY JOURNAL DEVOTED TO SPIRITUALISM AND REFORM. Volume VI, Numbers 1 - 52, 1889. Edited by JULIA SCHLESINGER.

    A rare Occult, Spiritualist, Mysticism, Feminist, Suffragette journal, edited by the quite incredible woman Julia Schlesinger.

    This Volume VI contains 52 weekly issues for the full year 1889.

    Published by Julia and Dr. L. Schlesinger, [the Library of Spiritual Experience], San Francisco, California, January 5, 1889 through December 28, 1889.

    Hardcovers, full brown Morocco leather, decorated in gilt on both the front and rear cover and spine, professionally rebacked (large portion of original spine laid in), patterned endpapers, all edges gilt. Pagination: [6], 830 pages (issues paginated consecutively)..

    VERY GOOD condition: The covers are…

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    THE CARRIER DOVE - AN ILLUSTRATED WEEKLY JOURNAL DEVOTED TO SPIRITUALISM AND REFORM. Volume VI, Numbers 1 - 52, 1889. Edited by JULIA SCHLESINGER.

    A rare Occult, Spiritualist, Mysticism, Feminist, Suffragette journal, edited by the quite incredible woman Julia Schlesinger.

    This Volume VI contains 52 weekly issues for the full year 1889.

    Published by Julia and Dr. L. Schlesinger, [the Library of Spiritual Experience], San Francisco, California, January 5, 1889 through December 28, 1889.

    Hardcovers, full brown Morocco leather, decorated in gilt on both the front and rear cover and spine, professionally rebacked (large portion of original spine laid in), patterned endpapers, all edges gilt. Pagination: [6], 830 pages (issues paginated consecutively)..

    VERY GOOD condition: The covers are rubbed and scraped along the edges and the boards have some rubbing, the board of the front cover is slightly bowed, overall the covers are quite attractive, sturdy with bright gilt. Internally the pages are mildly toned, otherwise tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A solid, attractive, very presentable copy.

    RARE and IMPORTANT collection of issues relating to Spirituality, Occultism, and Women's Rights in San Francisco and California. Almost impossible to find in its original edition.

    About The Carrier Dove gathered from various online sources):

    ******In September 1883, The Carrier Dove was started in Oakland, by Mrs. J. Schlesinger, as a lyceum paper. It soon became a first class illustrated magazine. It was the first spiritual magazine in the world that made a specialty of publishing portraits and biographical sketches of prominent Spiritualists.

    After being issued for three and a half years as a monthly, it was changed into a weekly (circa 1887)...The Dove continued until 1893...when the name was changed to the Pacific Coast Spiritualist. The publication ceased not long after.

    The Carrier Dove was strongly in the feminist reform camp and itself functioned as an example of the move towards fields in which women could support themselves financially, in the case of the journal as job printers. (The Carrier Dove was printed by the "Women's Co-Operative Printing Union" in San Francisco.). In its last years the journal carried regular articles by E.D. Babbitt, W.E. Coleman, Helen Wilmans, Moses and Mattie Hull and Lois Waisbrooker, each volume containing pictures and biographies of leading spiritualists, novelettes, poetry, letters from readers, all supplemented by exhortations on woman's suffrage and the wonders of socialism and utopianism led by women. Each issue also contained numerous advertisements of the day, some rather interesting.******

    ******Mrs. Julia Stevens Fish Schlesinger, editor and publisher of The Carrier Dove, formerly a Spiritualist weekly for children, expanded her Oakland publishing business to San Francisco in the 1880s. The Women's Co-operative Printing Union landed this plum commission. Soon, The Carrier Dove was second only to Emily Pitts Stevens' The Pioneer, the first suffrage publication in the West, as a journal promoting women's rights. The Dove, therefore, pushed forward women's right to vote in California.******

    INTERNATIONAL BIDDERS PLEASE NOTE: This book is heavy and will require additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the charges and be able to accept or reject them before payment is taken. Thanks!

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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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  • 1910 Ferris Brothers CORSET Company GOOD SENSE Garments CATALOG Vintage LINGERIE by Ferris Brothers 1910 Ferris Brothers CORSET Company GOOD SENSE Garments CATALOG Vintage LINGERIE
    Ferris Brothers

    Original Vintage Ferris Brothers Company Trade Catalogue Brochure circa 1910. Illustrated fold-open catalogue, 7.25" x 3" folded, opens to 24" with printing on both sides. Twenty styles of corsets and accessories are described and illustrated with a black & white photograph or drawing. VERY GOOD Condition: light wear from age and use, a stiff horizontal crease (probably from mailing), and some penciled manufacturers notations indicating discontinued items and prices, otherwise this rare brochure is solid and bright.

    In 1878, Sherwood Bissell Ferris and his brother Murray W. Ferris started Ferris Brothers in New Jersey, manufacturers of corsets, corset waists, and other waists during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Ferris Brothers is important historically because they led a health…

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    Original Vintage Ferris Brothers Company Trade Catalogue Brochure circa 1910. Illustrated fold-open catalogue, 7.25" x 3" folded, opens to 24" with printing on both sides. Twenty styles of corsets and accessories are described and illustrated with a black & white photograph or drawing. VERY GOOD Condition: light wear from age and use, a stiff horizontal crease (probably from mailing), and some penciled manufacturers notations indicating discontinued items and prices, otherwise this rare brochure is solid and bright.

    In 1878, Sherwood Bissell Ferris and his brother Murray W. Ferris started Ferris Brothers in New Jersey, manufacturers of corsets, corset waists, and other waists during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Ferris Brothers is important historically because they led a health movement against old fashioned tight-lacing rigid bone corsets and waists. Their corsets were considered healthier and more natural for women and girls because they didn't harmfully cinch the waistline too tightly, were more comfortable, and allowed freedom of movement for sports, and maternity.

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  • 1911 LARGER GROWTH, by CONSTANCE SMEDLEY Suffragette, Novelist, Playwright & a Founder of the Lyceum Clubs by CONSTANCE SMEDLEY ARMFIELD 1911 LARGER GROWTH, by CONSTANCE SMEDLEY Suffragette, Novelist, Playwright & a Founder of the Lyceum Clubs
    CONSTANCE SMEDLEY ARMFIELD

    THE LARGER GROWTH (Mothers and Fathers), by CONSTANCE SMEDLEY ARMFIELD. Published by E.P. Dutton & Company, New York. First Edition, with the date 1911 on the copyright page and no indication of additional printings. Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, green cloth covered boards, blind embossed decoration on the front cover, white titling on the front cover and spine, 5x7.5 inches, 382 pages. Condition: NEAR FINE book, previous owner's three line presentation on the front free endpaper, a small old bookstore label on the rear pastedown, otherwise tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A solid, lovely copy. In a POOR dustjacket that is heavily chipped, scraped, faded at the spine, and generally weary; nonetheless this rare dj is present and the printing on…

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    THE LARGER GROWTH (Mothers and Fathers), by CONSTANCE SMEDLEY ARMFIELD. Published by E.P. Dutton & Company, New York. First Edition, with the date 1911 on the copyright page and no indication of additional printings. Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, green cloth covered boards, blind embossed decoration on the front cover, white titling on the front cover and spine, 5x7.5 inches, 382 pages. Condition: NEAR FINE book, previous owner's three line presentation on the front free endpaper, a small old bookstore label on the rear pastedown, otherwise tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A solid, lovely copy. In a POOR dustjacket that is heavily chipped, scraped, faded at the spine, and generally weary; nonetheless this rare dj is present and the printing on the front and rear cover remains bright and clear. THE LARGER GROWTH tells the story of an isolated family whose children, especially the girls, want to develop in ways far beyond what their parents believe desirable or possible. About CONSTANCE SMEDLEY (from Wikipedia): ******Constance Smedley (b. 1881 d. 1941) was a feminist, suffragist, illustrator, stage designer, journalist, novelist, playwright, creator of pageants, and a lifelong campaigner for the poor. She lived with a disability, getting around on crutches in her youth and in a wheelchair from her mid thirties. Smedley was a founder of the Lyceum Club, created to promote cultural exchange between women of all nations. In 1909 Smedley married the artist and poet Maxwell Armfield, who was a pacifist, homosexual, and descendant of Winifred, Lady Nithsdale. Their unconventional marriage lasted until Smedley's death in 1941.******

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  • 1932 YEARBOOK of ROCHESTER GENERAL HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF NURSING "The Streptococcus" 1932 YEARBOOK of ROCHESTER GENERAL HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF NURSING "The Streptococcus"

    1932 YEARBOOK of the SCHOOL OF NURSING, ROCHESTER GENERAL HOSPITAL, Rochester, New York.

    Published by the Nursing Students, 1932.

    Yearbook, flexible vinyl covers, 8x10.5 inches, 79 pages. There is a several page history of the Rochester Nursing Hospital at the front, followed by the usual yearbook photos of faculty, students, and activities. Lots of pictures of young nurses in their nurse outfits.

    GOOD condition, the front cover has a 1 inch white stain at its bottom edge, and a bit of wear to its spine ends and corner tips; internally the inner hinge is cracked at several places where the yearbook was over-opened but the pages are all still holding well; otherwise bright, clean, clear and surprisingly unmarked.

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    1932 YEARBOOK of the SCHOOL OF NURSING, ROCHESTER GENERAL HOSPITAL, Rochester, New York.

    Published by the Nursing Students, 1932.

    Yearbook, flexible vinyl covers, 8x10.5 inches, 79 pages. There is a several page history of the Rochester Nursing Hospital at the front, followed by the usual yearbook photos of faculty, students, and activities. Lots of pictures of young nurses in their nurse outfits.

    GOOD condition, the front cover has a 1 inch white stain at its bottom edge, and a bit of wear to its spine ends and corner tips; internally the inner hinge is cracked at several places where the yearbook was over-opened but the pages are all still holding well; otherwise bright, clean, clear and surprisingly unmarked.

    Early yearbook of the School of Nursing, Rochester General Hospital. Love the yearbook name STREPTOCOCCUS.

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  • 1944 PHOTO ALBUM of a U.S. CADET CORPS NURSE at MANHATTAN STATE HOSPITAL, WARD'S ISLAND by ADELL V. DAL PORTO 1944 PHOTO ALBUM of a U.S. CADET CORPS NURSE at MANHATTAN STATE HOSPITAL, WARD'S ISLAND
    ADELL V. DAL PORTO

    PHOTO ALBUM of ADELL V. DAL PORTO, a NURSE at the U.S. CADET NURSE CORPS, MANHATTAN STATE HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF NURSING, WARD'S ISLAND, NEW YORK. She was in the Class of 1947 and the photos that have dates written below them were all taken during the WORLD WAR II era years of 1944 and 1945. 135 snapshots of Adell and her friends, nurse colleagues, classmates, etc., both in and out of their nurse outfits, both at work and play. The snapshots seem to have been mostly taken at the School of Nursing, Ward's Island, New York, with some apparently taken in various other New York City locations. Many of the snapshots are annotated in white on the black album pages,…

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    PHOTO ALBUM of ADELL V. DAL PORTO, a NURSE at the U.S. CADET NURSE CORPS, MANHATTAN STATE HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF NURSING, WARD'S ISLAND, NEW YORK. She was in the Class of 1947 and the photos that have dates written below them were all taken during the WORLD WAR II era years of 1944 and 1945. 135 snapshots of Adell and her friends, nurse colleagues, classmates, etc., both in and out of their nurse outfits, both at work and play. The snapshots seem to have been mostly taken at the School of Nursing, Ward's Island, New York, with some apparently taken in various other New York City locations. Many of the snapshots are annotated in white on the black album pages, some with first names, some full names, some with places, some with dates, some with names places and dates, etc. Bound in a hardcover "Kodak Library" photo album, 7x9 inches, 50 album leaves (100 pages). Photos are mounted with photo corners on each side of the leaves (i.e. the photos are easily removed). The 135 snapshots are 2.5x3.5 inches, some 3.5x4.5, a few larger, a few smaller. Approximately 1/3 (maybe more) of the photos that were originally in the album are missing, either they fell out at some point or were removed (i.e. only their photo corners remain), but, again, 135 photos are present. Condition: The album leaves are bound into the album with two metal brackets one of which has broken, so the leaves are held in place mainly with the lower bracket. The photographs are mostly sharp, bright, clean and clear, though some have lightly faded with age. The handwritten information is clear and fully legible. The album covers are shaky at the spine but are still solid. An interesting insider's look at the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps, Manhattan State Hospital School of Nursing, Ward's Island, New York, during 1944 and 1945.

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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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  • 1982 PhD Thesis LOCUS OF CONTROL IN BATTERED WOMEN Psychology Dissertation by Linda Ann Lewis 1982 PhD Thesis LOCUS OF CONTROL IN BATTERED WOMEN Psychology Dissertation
    Linda Ann Lewis

    INTERNAL-EXTERNAL LOCUS OF CONTROL IN BATTERED WOMEN. An Original PhD Thesis by Linda Ann Lewis.

    Dissertation submitted to The Fielding Institute (Santa Barbara, California) in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology.

    Self published, 1982.

    Hardcovers, blue cloth covered boards, gilt lettering on the front cover and spine, 8.5x11 inches, 145 pages, pages printed on one side only.

    NEAR FINE condition, previous owner's signature and date (1982) on the front free endpaper, otherwise sharp, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    Fielding Graduate University is a private university in Santa Barbara, California. It offers postgraduate and doctoral studies mainly in psychology, education, and organizational studies.

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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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  • ELISABETTA GONZAGA & ISABELLA D'ESTE Two INFLUENTIAL ITALIAN RENAISSANCE WOMEN by Alessandro Luzio and Rodolfo Renier ELISABETTA GONZAGA & ISABELLA D'ESTE Two INFLUENTIAL ITALIAN RENAISSANCE WOMEN
    Alessandro Luzio and Rodolfo Renier

    MANTOVA E URBINO (1471-1539): ELISABETTA GONZAGA ED ISABELLA D'ESTE Nelle RELAZIONI FAMIGLIARI e Nelle

    VICENDE POLITICHE, Narrazione Storica Documentada de Alessandro Luzio e Rodolfo Renier. (MANTUA and URBINO 1471-1539: ELISABETTA GONZAGA

    and ISABELLA D'ESTE - FAMILY RELATIONS and POLITICAL AFFAIRS, a Documented History by Alessandro Luzio and Rodolfo Renier.) Originally published in Rome in 1893 in an edition of 300 copies, THIS EDITION published by ARNALDO FORNI EDITORE, ITALY, 1976. Softcover Book in Printed Paper Dustwrapper, 6x8.5 inches, XV +333 pages. TEXT IN ITALIAN. VERY GOOD condition, just lightly used, still tight, bright, clean and unmarked. This 1976 ITALIAN EDITION published in ITALY is hard to find. About ELISABETTA GONZAGA (from Wikipedia): ******Elisabetta Gonzaga, b. 1471 d. 1526, was a…

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    MANTOVA E URBINO (1471-1539): ELISABETTA GONZAGA ED ISABELLA D'ESTE Nelle RELAZIONI FAMIGLIARI e Nelle

    VICENDE POLITICHE, Narrazione Storica Documentada de Alessandro Luzio e Rodolfo Renier. (MANTUA and URBINO 1471-1539: ELISABETTA GONZAGA

    and ISABELLA D'ESTE - FAMILY RELATIONS and POLITICAL AFFAIRS, a Documented History by Alessandro Luzio and Rodolfo Renier.) Originally published in Rome in 1893 in an edition of 300 copies, THIS EDITION published by ARNALDO FORNI EDITORE, ITALY, 1976. Softcover Book in Printed Paper Dustwrapper, 6x8.5 inches, XV +333 pages. TEXT IN ITALIAN. VERY GOOD condition, just lightly used, still tight, bright, clean and unmarked. This 1976 ITALIAN EDITION published in ITALY is hard to find. About ELISABETTA GONZAGA (from Wikipedia): ******Elisabetta Gonzaga, b. 1471 d. 1526, was a noblewoman of the Italian Renaissance, renowned for her cultured and virtuous life. A member of the House of Gonzaga, she was a sister of Francesco II Gonzaga, Marquess of Mantua and by marriage the Duchess of Urbino. Because her husband, Duke Guidobaldo da Montefeltro, was impotent, Elisabetta never had children of her own, but did adopt her husband's nephew and heir, Francesco Maria I della Rovere.****** About ISABELLA D'ESTE (from Wikipedia): ******Isabella d'Este, b. 1474 b. 1539, was Marquess of Mantua and one of the leading women of the Italian Renaissance as a major cultural and political figure. She was a patron of the arts as well as a leader of fashion, whose innovative style of dressing was copied by women throughout Italy and at the French court. The poet Ariosto labeled her as the "liberal and magnanimous Isabella", while author Matteo Bandello described her as having been "supreme among women". Diplomat Niccolò da Correggio went even further by hailing her as "The First Lady of the world".******

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  • EVANGELICAL TRACT on FORNICATION, SEX IN MARRIAGE, BODY SANCTIFICATION, VIRGINS by LENA REA EVANGELICAL TRACT on FORNICATION, SEX IN MARRIAGE, BODY SANCTIFICATION, VIRGINS
    LENA REA

    SHOULD SONS OF GOD MARRY DAUGHTERS OF MEN?, by LENA REA, a Church of Christ Evangelist.

    Revised edition, distributed by Book World, Jenks, Oklahoma, 1966.

    Softcovers, booklet, side stapled, 5.5x8 inches, 80 pages.

    Chapters include: Types of Fornication; Law of Body Sanctification; Concerning Virgins, Adulterous and Fornicatious Marriages, and more!

    Basically a holier than thou tract on how to avoid birthing little devils (i.e. what fornication and sex outside of marriage or in a post divorce marriage create) and how to birth a bunch of little holy spirits (what sanctified, married only once, virginal sex create).

    GOOD condition, the covers have some edge wear and rubs, the rear cover has a small stain at its bottom spine corner; the…

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    SHOULD SONS OF GOD MARRY DAUGHTERS OF MEN?, by LENA REA, a Church of Christ Evangelist.

    Revised edition, distributed by Book World, Jenks, Oklahoma, 1966.

    Softcovers, booklet, side stapled, 5.5x8 inches, 80 pages.

    Chapters include: Types of Fornication; Law of Body Sanctification; Concerning Virgins, Adulterous and Fornicatious Marriages, and more!

    Basically a holier than thou tract on how to avoid birthing little devils (i.e. what fornication and sex outside of marriage or in a post divorce marriage create) and how to birth a bunch of little holy spirits (what sanctified, married only once, virginal sex create).

    GOOD condition, the covers have some edge wear and rubs, the rear cover has a small stain at its bottom spine corner; the title page has the ink stamp of "Book World / Jenks, OK" and a small price sticker with the price blacked out; overall a solid, complete copy with pages that are tight, bright, clean and unmarked (kind of like what this booklet says women should be).

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  • FORCE YOUR LITTLE GIRL TO BE A SEXY STARLET!!! Stars of Tomorrow Magazine 1953 FORCE YOUR LITTLE GIRL TO BE A SEXY STARLET!!! Stars of Tomorrow Magazine 1953

    What a Cover, what a shame, really, you want this to be your little girl? STARS OF TOMORROW magazine. May 1953. "This magazine is devoted to the cause of promoting juvenile cultural development". (Yeah, right). Published by Stars of Tomorrow, Los Angeles, 1953. Illustrated paper covers, side stapled, 8.5x11 inches, 32 pages including covers. GOOD condition, the front cover has scrapes at the bottom margin and a closed tear to the front edge, the rear cover is toned at the margins, internally tight, bright, clean and unmarked. The cover is the issue's best and most disturbing feature.

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  • LOUISE BOURGEOIS - ODE A LA BIÈVRE with 24 ART PLATES Limited 1/1800 in Slipcase by Louis Bourgeois LOUISE BOURGEOIS - ODE A LA BIÈVRE with 24 ART PLATES Limited 1/1800 in Slipcase
    Louis Bourgeois

    ODE A LA BIEVRE, by LOUISE BOURGEOIS. Large Format, Illustrated Art Book, in Slipcase.

    Published by Zucker Art Books, New York, 2007. First Thus Edition. ISBN 10: 0979032121 ISBN 13: 9780979032127.

    Hardcover Book in Slipcase, cream colored linen covered boards with blue engraved lettering, large format, 16x11.75 inches (41x29.5 cm), unpaginated, in a card slipcase with Louise Bourgeois' name blind embossed on the front.

    LIMITED EDITION of only 1800 copies.

    An ART BOOK containing 24 COLOR ART PLATES printed on one side only.

    From the Colophon page (the last page): "ODE A LA BIEVRE is based on a unique (and extremely rare) fabric and color lithograph book of the same title made in 2002 by Louise Bourgeois. Reproduced to scale.…

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    ODE A LA BIEVRE, by LOUISE BOURGEOIS. Large Format, Illustrated Art Book, in Slipcase.

    Published by Zucker Art Books, New York, 2007. First Thus Edition. ISBN 10: 0979032121 ISBN 13: 9780979032127.

    Hardcover Book in Slipcase, cream colored linen covered boards with blue engraved lettering, large format, 16x11.75 inches (41x29.5 cm), unpaginated, in a card slipcase with Louise Bourgeois' name blind embossed on the front.

    LIMITED EDITION of only 1800 copies.

    An ART BOOK containing 24 COLOR ART PLATES printed on one side only.

    From the Colophon page (the last page): "ODE A LA BIEVRE is based on a unique (and extremely rare) fabric and color lithograph book of the same title made in 2002 by Louise Bourgeois. Reproduced to scale. The Limited Edition consists of 1800 copies...Fabricated by Factum Arte. Printed by Julio Soto Impresor, Madrid. Printed on specially made 170g/m² uncoated paper with Japanese linen binding..."

    Condition: FINE book, sharp, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked; in a NEAR FINE slipcase with light wear to its corners. LOVELY.

    About Louise Bourgeois and her book Ode A La Bievre (from the Publisher):

    ******Louise Bourgeois' family moved next to the Bievre (River) in 1919 when she was 8 years old. The river's water was essential for washing fabrics for the family's business of tapestry restoration. Years later, Bourgeois was to go back to that house with her own family only to find the river no longer existed: "only the trees that my father had planted along its edge remained as a witness."

    ODE À LA BIÈVRE was originally made by Louise Bourgeois In 2002 as a unique embroidered book created from fragments of cloth. This limited edition of 1800 copies faithfully reproduces the book to scale. Printed book of 52 pages. In the book, Bourgeois reminisces, through images and text, about the impact the Bievre River had on her and her family.******

    INTERNATIONAL BIDDERS PLEASE NOTE: This book will require additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the charges and be able to accept or reject them before payment is taken. Thanks!

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  • LUCILE PRESTON her WWII Journey From CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI to RICHMOND, CALIFORNIA in 1942 by Lucille Preston, Judith K. Dunning LUCILE PRESTON her WWII Journey From CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI to RICHMOND, CALIFORNIA in 1942
    Lucille Preston, Judith K. Dunning

    LUCILLE PRESTON. A WORLD WAR II JOURNEY from CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI to RICHMOND, CALIFORNIA, 1942. Part of the ON THE WATERFRONT: AN ORAL HISTORY OF RICHMOND, CALIFORNIA series.

    An ORAL HISTORY transcribed from an Interview Conducted by Judith K. Dunning in 1985.

    Published by the Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California. Copyright The Regents of the University of California, 1992.

    Photocopied pages with simple clear plastic covers bound with black cloth tape at the spine. I don't know if this is an original publication or was a copy of the original, but it is my only copy. This copy is stated "Copy Number 3", but that may be the number of the original copy this…

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    LUCILLE PRESTON. A WORLD WAR II JOURNEY from CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI to RICHMOND, CALIFORNIA, 1942. Part of the ON THE WATERFRONT: AN ORAL HISTORY OF RICHMOND, CALIFORNIA series.

    An ORAL HISTORY transcribed from an Interview Conducted by Judith K. Dunning in 1985.

    Published by the Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California. Copyright The Regents of the University of California, 1992.

    Photocopied pages with simple clear plastic covers bound with black cloth tape at the spine. I don't know if this is an original publication or was a copy of the original, but it is my only copy. This copy is stated "Copy Number 3", but that may be the number of the original copy this was photocopied from. Again, I do no know.

    There are 17 introductory pages plus 47 pages of the transcribed interview.

    GOOD condition, the photocopied pages have photomachine smudges and marks, and black areas near the spine, but none affecting text.

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