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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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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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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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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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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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Souvenir From Washington State Prison by Eugene Barnett [Cover from title: Souvenir From Washington State Penitentiary By 9414]
Walla Walla: by the Author, n.d. Eugene Barnett was one of eight I.W.W. members convicted of murder in the wake of the 1919 Centralia Massacre. He was released in 1931, having served a little less than eleven years of his twenty-five year sentence. During his incarceration, Barnett continued to agitate...
[Item #14807]
Price: $850.00
 
Souvenir From Washington State Prison by Eugene Barnett [Cover from title: Souvenir From Washington State Penitentiary By 9414]
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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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Woman From Bondage To Freedom
New York: The Critic & Guide Company, 1921. First Edition. A survey of the evolution of women's roles from prehistory to the end of the suffrage era. Includes a chapter on Birth Control A fresh copy. Ads at rear promote the publisher's ample list of publications on sexuality, birth control...
[Item #16967]
Price: $30.00
 
Woman From Bondage To Freedom
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Support the People of Angola. Victory to the MPLA!
[San Francisco: ca 1980]. A striking graphic of a female MPLA rebel fighter shouldering an AK-47. Issued without imprint. Jerry Biggs was a prominent and prolific Bay Area graphic artist. This work is pictured in Cushing, All of Us Or None: Social Justice Posters of the Bay Area (Berkeley: 2012), p.104...
[Item #18403]
Price: $200.00
 
Support the People of Angola. Victory to the MPLA!
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Anarcho-Feminism From Siren and Black Rose: Two Statements
London: Black Bear, 1977. First Edition Thus. Folded pamphlet; 4pp. Fine. Includes two seminal works of anarcho-feminism: "The Anarcho-Feminist Manifesto" of the Chicago Anarcho-Feminists and "Blood of the Roses" by Red Rosia and Black Maria of Black Rose Anarcho-Feminists (Cambridge). Both articles originally published in the journal Siren, Vol. I....
[Item #17881]
Price: $15.00
 
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The Forbidden Zone
New York: Doubleday Doran, 1930. First Edition. Collection of poems, sketches and short stories based on the author's experiences as an army nurse in WW1. A very fresh copy, uncommon thus. Octavo. Black cloth boards; blue top-stain; dustjacket; 211pp. Tight, Near Fine copy in the original pictorial dustwrapper, nicked at...
[Item #20020]
Price: $125.00
 
The Forbidden Zone
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Freedom For All
New York: Post War World Council, 1941. First Separate Edition. Staple-bound pamphlet; 21pp. Small crease to top right corner of first page, slight sunning to cover, else near fine. Reprinted from The New York Times, November 15, 1941. 12mo.
[Item #9025]
Price: $75.00
 
Freedom For All
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Of Men and Women. Special edition published for the Committee on Economic and Legal Status of Women of the American Association of University Women
New York: The John Day Company, 1941. Critique of gender roles in pre-War American society. A slightly uncommon Buck title, not usually found in such clean condition. This "Special Edition" slightly smaller (19.5cm vs 22.5cm) than the regular John Day edition, and issued with no price on the dustjacket flap...
[Item #16974]
Price: $75.00
 
Of Men and Women. Special edition published for the Committee on Economic and Legal Status of Women of the American Association of University Women
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Kitty Unfoiled: An Informal Portrait of the American Secretary
Pittsburgh: Reuter & Bragdon, 1952. First Edition. A complete guide to success for the mid-century American secretary, from how to behave in your first job interview ("Do wear your least fussy dress or suit...Don't oversell yourself") to the finer points of work-place mating ("...even if our secretaries are marrying younger...
[Item #18431]
Price: $95.00
 
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Love's Coming of Age: A Series of Papers on the Relations of the Sexes
Girard, KS: Haldeman-Julius, 1927. Reprint of Carpenter's radical treatise on sexuality (first published in 1896), a major early statement in favor of women's sexual liberation. Small octavo. Staple-bound wrappers; 85pp + ads. Mild wear to extremities; text slightly toned; Very Goode. Published as Haldeman Julius Big Blue Book No. B-41...
[Item #18713]
Price: $20.00
 
Love's Coming of Age: A Series of Papers on the Relations of the Sexes
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Silent Spring
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1962. Book Club Edition. A bright, attractive copy of the undisputed heavyweight champ of environmental blockbusters - a book that exploded the "Better Living Through Chemistry" myth of post-war America and launched an entirely new field of activism that would help to define the second half of...
[Item #19163]
Price: $35.00
 


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