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No More Fun & Games! A Journal of Female Liberation. Issue 5 (July 1971): The First Revolution
Cambridge, MA: Cell 16, 1971. First Edition. Single issue of this short-lived, sporadically-published journal of separatist feminist theory & politics. Contributions by Valerie Solanas, Betsy Warrior, Dana Densmore, others. Octavo. Staple-bound, printed card wrappers; 127pp. Light external wear; text clean, tight and unmarked; Very Good or better.
[Item #18429]
Price: $25.00
 
No More Fun & Games! A Journal of Female Liberation. Issue 5 (July 1971): The First Revolution
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War On Saturday Week
Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1937. First American Edition. Adam's first novel, dealing with the rise of British political extremism on the left and right in the years leading up to the Second World War. Largely forgotten, Adam was the author of six books between 1937 and 1970, including her highly-regarded semi-autobipographical novel...
[Item #18897]
Price: $85.00
 
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Women Professional Workers: A Study Made for the Women's Educational and Industrial Union
Chautauqua: The Chautauqua Press, 1921. First Edition. Octavo. Tan cloth boards, lettered in black on spine and front cover; 392, (2)pp. Mild cover soil, else a tight, VG copy, with text free of markings or wear; lacking the dustwrapper. In the "Chautauqua Home Reading" series.
[Item #24761]
Price: $25.00
 
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Let's Go Some Where. Introduction by Gwendolyn Brooks
Chicago: Third World Press, 1973. Second Printing. Chicago poet's fourth published collection. With an introduction by Gwendolyn Brooks; cover blurbs by Brooks and Sonia Sanchez. Octavo (21cm). Stapled, illustrated wrappers; 32pp. Mild rubbing to covers; Very Good.
[Item #14682]
Price: $20.00
 
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Voo Doo / Love Magic
Chicago: Third World Press, 1974. First Edition. The Mississippi poet's first published collection. Octavo (22cm). Staple-bound, illustrated wrappers; 23pp. Fine.
[Item #14681]
Price: $20.00
 
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Black Boy of Atlanta
Boston: House of Edinboro, 1952. First Edition. Biography of Major Richard Robert Wright, highest-ranking African-American military officer during the Spanish-American War and first President of Georgia State Industrial College for Colored Youth (now Savannah State University). The author was herself a major figure among African-American feminists, and was the first...
[Item #15090]
Price: $200.00
 
Black Boy of Atlanta
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From Memphis & Peking
New York: Random House, 1974. First Edition. The author's first poetry collection. She would go on to later fame as the author of the international best-selling novel Sally Hemings, and for her high-profile lawsuit against Steven Spielberg for copyright infringement after his misappropriation of her novel Echo of Lions, based...
[Item #14692]
Price: $15.00
 
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Angela Davis: An Autobiography
New York: Random House, 1974. First Edition. Quite nice copy of Davis's somewhat hard-to-find autobiography, written shortly after her imprisonment and trial in the Soledad brothers murder case (she was found not guilty). This copy without the ubiquitous remainder stamp (but with a "Withdrawn" stamp from an institutional library on...
[Item #14309]
Price: $35.00
 
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Women Builders. Revised and Enlarged by Charles H. Wesley and Thelma D. Perry
Washington, D.C. The Associated Publishers, 1970. Reprint. A popular history of influential African-American women, illustrated with halftone portraits throughout. First published in 1931; this is a substantially revised edition prepared under the direction of Charles H. Wesley. There was also a cloth issue. Small octavo (18.5cm). Original illustrated wrappers (softcover);...
[Item #14360]
Price: $25.00
 
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The Vale of Cedars & Other Tales...With an Introduction by Walter Jerrold. Illustrated by T.H. Robinson
London: J.M. Dent & Co. 1902. First Thus. Octavo (21cm.); original tan pictorial cloth (very minor soiling) stamped in brown, green, gilt, and black, top edge gilt, others uncut, green decorative endpapers with "Grace Aguilar, Born 1816, Died 1847"; color frontispiece, illus., lithographed title page printed in colors. Spine a....
[Item #23012]
Price: $45.00
 
The Vale of Cedars & Other Tales...With an Introduction by Walter Jerrold. Illustrated by T.H. Robinson
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Women Must Work: A Novel
London: Chatto & Windus, 1934. First Edition. Octavo (19.5cm.); original cloth in pictorial dust jacket (some small (ink?) soil spots), top edge dyed black; [8],382,[1]pp. Jacket spine rather faded, head chipped in several places, dust soiling, extremities shelf worn; spine a bit cocked, textblock fine. Very Good in Good or...
[Item #21748]
Price: $35.00
 
Women Must Work: A Novel
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Women Must Work: A Novel
London: Chatto & Windus, 1934. First Edition. Octavo (19.5cm.); original blue cloth, gilt-lettered spine; [8],382,[1]pp. Corners a bit bumped, else Near Fine; lacking dust jacket. Fictional account of an English woman who leaves her comfortable middle class life to join the work force, starting as a private secretary.
[Item #24575]
Price: $25.00
 
Women Must Work: A Novel
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The Woman Who Did...With an Introduction by Ernest Boyd
Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1926. First Thus. Canadian evolutionary scientist and novelist Grant Allen's scandalous novel recounting the story of Herminia Barton, a woman "who does not believe marriage necessary when two people love each other, and who has the courage of her convictions." This edition with a new...
[Item #24720]
Price: $45.00
 
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Marriage and Race Death. The Foundations of an Intelligent System of Marriage
New York: Morrison I. Swift Press, 1906. First edition. A headlong and somewhat disjointed attack on capitalism, particularly on its baneful influence on women and moral institutions, especially marriage. Swift uses "race" in the most generic sense, and generally argues that all modern races have been equally degraded. He advocates...
[Item #10285]
Price: $200.00
 
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Wouldn't Take Nothing For My Journey Now [Limited Edition, Signed]
New York: Random House, 1993. First Edition. A collection of the late author's inspirational essays reflecting on life, faith, and human nature. Limited Issue, one of 500 numbered copies signed by the author, this being copy no.30, which she has signed: "Joy! Maya Angelou." Octavo; maroon cloth, with titles stamped...
[Item #19912]
Price: $175.00
 
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The Confession of a Rebellious Wife
Boston: Small, Maynard & Co. 1910. First edition. A scarce American feminist novel, originally published (also anonymously) in the American Magazine for July, 1909. A contemporary reviewer noted of this work: "the writer passes from idealizing a lover whom she fancies she understands, to a state of mind in which...
[Item #11695]
Price: $450.00
 
The Confession of a Rebellious Wife
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Red Gaols: A Woman's Experiences in Russian Prisons...Preface to the English edition by...Alban Goodier...Foreword to the French edition by Fr. Christiophe Dumont
London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Ltd. [1935]. First English Language Edition. Small octavo (19cm.); original cloth in white pictorial dust jacket printed in red and black; x,67pp.; plain photographic frontispiece, illus. Dust jacket with large loss to upper cover, lower half of spine perished, splitting along folds, toning. Near Fine...
[Item #24721]
Price: $45.00
 
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The Women in Hitler's Life
New York: Herald Publishing Co, 1944. Pictorial staple-bound pamphlet; illus.; 23pp. Spine shows small tears at ends but still sound, corners of front cover chipped, else a clean copy with bright photos of Leni Riefenstahl, Unity Freeman, La Jana and group shots of 'typical' German woman.
[Item #9143]
Price: $12.00
 
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Original Poster: James Baldwin's Statement To Angela
Buffalo: Buffalo Committee to Free Angela Davis / October Graphics, [1971]. An original poster printed by October Graphics designer Vinton Kirk for the Buffalo Committee to Free Angela Davis. Kirk's image of Davis prominently features the concluding lines of James Baldwin's famous "An Open Letter to My Sister, Angela Y....
[Item #19760]
Price: $3,500.00
 
Original Poster: James Baldwin's Statement To Angela
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The L-Shaped Room
London: Chatto & Windus, 1960. First Edition. Octavo (20.5cm.); original simluated cloth in green pictorial dust jacket; 318,[1]pp. Very mild shelf wear to jacket extremities, else Fine. The author's first novel and the first in a trilogy which would include the sequels The Backward Shadow and Two Is Lonely. Describes...
[Item #21203]
Price: $75.00
 
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Don't Leave Me Mercy (Echoes from James Owusu's Marriage)
Accra: Anowuo Educational Publications, [1966]. Second Printing. 12mo (17.5cm.); original white and red wrappers; 118,[2]pp. About Fine. Bediako's early novella, describing contemporary Ghanaian marriage. "Richly entertaining and educative" (upper cover).
[Item #24849]
Price: $25.00
 
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Gold Flower's Story
Somerville, MA: New England Free Press, n.d. [ca 1968]. Octavo; staple-bound pamphlet, 43pp; illus. Mild toning & wear; sticker shadow to front cover; Very Good. Reprint of an extract from Belden's "China Shakes The World," originally published in 1949. Presumably the first NEFP printing, with 25 cent cover price.
[Item #16888]
Price: $15.00
 
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Gold Flower's Story
Somerville, MA: New England Free Press, n.d. [ca 1969]. Octavo; staple-bound pamphlet, 43pp; illus. Mild toning & wear; sticker shadow to front cover; Very Good. Reprint of an extract from Belden's "China Shakes The World," originally published in 1949. Presumably the second NEFP printing, in slightly larger format and with...
[Item #16889]
Price: $12.00
 
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The Professor. A Tale
London: Smith, Elder, 1857. First Edition. First state, with publisher's catalog a rear of v.II dated June, 1857. Two octavo volumes. 20th-century binding by Zaehnsdorf of red polished calf over marbled boards with matching marbled endpapers. Includign original half-titles and fly-leaves; early ownership signatures, just lightly rubbed at board corners;...
[Item #17697]
Price: $1,200.00
 
The Professor. A Tale
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Villette
London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1853. First Edition. Three octavo volumes. Attractive 20th-century binding of quarter-morocco over marbled boards; new endpapers; bound without half-titles or terminal adverts. Occasional light foxing within, but overall a very attractive copy of Bronte's last published novel.
[Item #17701]
Price: $1,350.00
 
Villette


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