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Sappho Was A Right-On Woman: A Liberated View of Lesbianism
New York: Stein and Day Publishers, 1972. First Edition. Hardcover. Two-part study about lesbianism, examining how lesbians live their lives and their place in the women's movement. "Very little has been written about Lesbianism. What has appeared in book form has been written by men. This is the first account...
[Item #31762]
Price: $25.00
 
Sappho Was A Right-On Woman: A Liberated View of Lesbianism. Sidney ABBOTT, Barbara Love.
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Family Planning in Ceylon
Colombo: [Colombo Apothecaries' Co. Ltd.], 1968. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (22cm.); original buckram in grey decorative dust jacket; vi,188pp.; a few folding table plates. Minor shelf wear, else Very Good or better.
[Item #28573]
Price: $45.00
 
Family Planning in Ceylon. O. E. R. ABHAYARATNE, C H. S. Jayewardene.
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Moremi: An Epic of Feminine Heroism
[Ibadan, Nigeria: Onibonoje Press, 1970]. First Edition. Paperback. Epic poem based on the deeds of the Yoruba woman Moremi, who saved her village from foreign invaders. Published as a school reader, with a glossary of difficult words and textual questions at the end of the text. 12mo (18cm.); original pictorial...
[Item #27423]
Price: $75.00
 
Moremi: An Epic of Feminine Heroism. J. O. O. ABIRI.
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Bella! Ms. Abzug Goes to Washington
New York: Saturday Review Press, [1972]. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (21.5cm.); publisher's cloth in red photo-illustrated dust jacket, yellow topstain; [6],314pp. Memoir of the Second Wave feminist New York Congresswoman's first year in Office.
[Item #33026]
Price: $20.00
 
Bella! Ms. Abzug Goes to Washington. Bella S. ABZUG, ed Mel Ziegler.
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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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Charles Frohman Presents Maude Adams in Edmond Rostand's Play in Four Acts "Chantecler." Adapted by Louis N. Parker [Cover title: "Chantecler: Told in Words and Pictures]
[New York: Charles Frohman, 1911]. First Edition. Paperback. Deluxe souvenir brochure issued in conjunction with one of Adams's last Broadway appearances. (The actress, who achieved fame in 1905 playing the lead role in J.M. Barrie's "Peter Pan," would retire in 1916.) "Chantecler", which criticised the modernist movement and promoted idealism...
[Item #31658]
Price: $250.00
 
Charles Frohman Presents Maude Adams in Edmond Rostand's Play in Four Acts "Chantecler." Adapted by Louis N. Parker [Cover title: "Chantecler: Told in Words and Pictures]. Maude ADAMS, and Louis N. Parker, Edmond Rostand, Charles Frohman.
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Jane Addams: A Centennial Reader
New York: Macmillan Company, 1960. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (21.25cm.); publisher's cloth in black photo-illustrated dust jacket; xix,[1],330pp.; photographic portrait frontispiece. Light wear to jacket extremities, slight spine lean, minor cockling to textblock and jacket from exposure to damp, else Very Good and sound.
[Item #34042]
Price: $20.00
 
Jane Addams: A Centennial Reader. Jane ADDAMS.
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The Long Road of Woman's Memory
New York: Macmillan Company, 1916. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (19.5cm.); original blue gilt-embossed cloth; xv,[1],168,[2],[4](ads)pp. Some light shelf wear, spine gilt a bit dulled, else Very Good or better. Study based on accounts provided by elderly first generation immigrant women living in Hull House, the settlement house in Chicago co-founded...
[Item #31872]
Price: $50.00
 
The Long Road of Woman's Memory. Jane ADDAMS.
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The Fat Woman
[Ibadan, Nigeria]: Onibonoje Press & Book Industries, 1976. First Edition. Paperback. 12mo (18.25cm.); original pictorial staplebound wrappers; [1],7pp.; illus. Light edge wear from handling, else Very Good. Forms part of the Junior African Literature Series. Early reader recounting the story of a very unhappily fat woman and how she loses...
[Item #27421]
Price: $35.00
 
The Fat Woman. 'Remi ADEDEJI, illus Ade. Oloye.
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Let's Go Some Where. Introduction by Gwendolyn Brooks
Chicago: Third World Press, 1970. Paperback. Chicago poet's fourth published collection. With an introduction by Gwendolyn Brooks; cover blurbs by Brooks and Sonia Sanchez. Second (1973) printing. 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. Paperback. The Mississippi poet's first published collection. First Printing. Octavo (22cm). Staple-bound, illustrated wrappers; 23pp. Fine.
[Item #14681]
Price: $20.00
 
Voo Doo / Love Magic. AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE, Angela JACKSON.
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Scarifications
New York: Bola Press, 1978. Second Edition. Paperback. Third published work by Cortez, a prominent Black Arts poets, jazz musician, and spoken word artist. With illustrations throughout by her second husband, Mel Edwards. Octavo (21.5cm); red and black illustrated wrappers; 63,[1]pp; illus. A Fine copy.
[Item #34699]
Price: $60.00
 
Scarifications. AFRICAN AMERICANS, BLACK ARTS MOVEMENT, Jayne CORTEZ, poems, Mel EDWARDS, illustrations.
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Images In Black
Chicago: Third World Press, 1969. Revised Edition. Paperback. Third published work by the Chicago Black Arts poet and co-founder of Third World Press. Slim octavo (21.5cm); orange and black stapled wrappers; [x],14pp. Some trivial dust-soil to wrappers, else Near Fine.
[Item #34702]
Price: $25.00
 
Images In Black. AFRICAN AMERICANS, BLACK ARTS MOVEMENT, Jewel C. LATIMORE.
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Black Boy of Atlanta
Boston: House of Edinboro, 1952. First Edition. Hardcover. 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...
[Item #15090]
Price: $200.00
 
Black Boy of Atlanta. AFRICAN AMERICANS, CIVIL RIGHTS, Elizabeth Ross HAYNES.
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Original Poster: I Am A Black Woman
New York: New York Committee To Free Angela Davis / Afro-Arts Inc. 1971. An original poster designed and produced by Richard McCrary for the NY Committee to Free Angela Davis. The poster prominently features an image of Davis with her fist clenched, and a poem by McCrary printed at upper...
[Item #19762]
Price: $2,500.00
 
Original Poster: I Am A Black Woman. AFRICAN AMERICANS, Angela DAVIS, Richard MCCRARY, poem, design.
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Black Perspective: A Quarterly Journal - Vol.1, No.1 (Spring 1972)
New York: Journalists on the Black Perspective, Inc. 1972. Paperback. Short-lived journal that functioned as "a communications instrument that binds together Black media workers around the country and around the world." Notable for containing an early contribution by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker, a short piece titled "The Black Writer...
[Item #29474]
Price: $75.00
 
Black Perspective: A Quarterly Journal - Vol.1, No.1 (Spring 1972). AFRICAN AMERICANS, PERIODICALS, Alice WALKER, contribution, Audreen BALLARD, Thomas A. Johnson.
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Beckonings [Inscribed]
Detroit: Broadside Press, 1988. Paperback. Slim volume containing 12 poems originally published in 1975, a title which Brooks would described as "the great failure among all of my books." Nevertheless - a powerful, if brief, collection, containing "The Boy Died In My Alley" and "Boys. Black." Third Printing. Slim octavo...
[Item #34697]
Price: $30.00
 
Beckonings [Inscribed]. AFRICAN AMERICANS, POETRY, Gwendolyn BROOKS.
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Violence Against Women and the Ongoing Challenge to Racism
Latham, NY: Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press, 1985. Paperback. Davis's contribution to the "Freedom Organizing Series," which focussed on the political concerns of women of color. Here, she specifically addresses the issue of rape and sexual violence against women. Third Printing. Slim octavo (21.5cm); stapled wrappers; 18,[2]pp. Light wear...
[Item #37808]
Price: $45.00
 
Violence Against Women and the Ongoing Challenge to Racism. AFRICAN AMERICANS, WOMEN, Angela Y. DAVIS.
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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. Hardcover. 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...
[Item #23012]
Price: $45.00
 
The Vale of Cedars & Other Tales...With an Introduction by Walter Jerrold. Illustrated by T.H. Robinson. Grace AGUILAR.
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Feminist Resources for Schools and Colleges: A Guide to Curriculum Materials
Old Westbury, NY: Clearinghouse on Women's Studies--an Education project of the Feminist Press, SUNY/College at Old Westbury, [1973]. First Edition. Paperback. Quarto (27.5cm.); staplebound self-wrappers; 20pp.; text in double columns. About Fine. List of resources including works on sexism in education and a directory of "Feminist Booksellers" in the country.
[Item #29451]
Price: $15.00
 
Feminist Resources for Schools and Colleges: A Guide to Curriculum Materials. Carol AHLUM, Jacqueline M. Fralley.
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Because Mourning Sickness Is a Staple in My Country [cover title]
[Iowa City: Ain't I a Woman? n.d., ca. 1974]. First Edition. Paperback. 12mo (17cm.); staplebound self-wrappers; 52pp. Minor toning, else Fine. "This is a collection of poems by working-class dykes who have been going through changes..." (inside upper wrapper). Issued by the Iowa City-based feminist newspaper Ain't I a Woman?
[Item #33210]
Price: $20.00
 
Because Mourning Sickness Is a Staple in My Country [cover title]. AIN'T I. A. WOMAN?
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Louisa May Alcott: Her Life, Letters and Journals
Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1889. First Edition. Hardcover. Issued a year after Alcott's death, Cheney's Life "...remained the standard reference for a century" (Eiselein, Louisa May Alcott Encyclopedia. Westport: 2001). This a good-looking copy of the slightly less common first printing. BAL 221. Small octavo. Publisher's decorated cloth, blocked in gilt...
[Item #32602]
Price: $75.00
 
Louisa May Alcott: Her Life, Letters and Journals. Louisa May ALCOTT, ed Ednah D. Cheney.
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Women Must Work: A Novel
London: Chatto & Windus, 1934. First Edition. Hardcover. 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...
[Item #21748]
Price: $35.00
 
Women Must Work: A Novel. Richard ALDINGTON.
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Women Must Work: A Novel
London: Chatto & Windus, 1934. First Edition. Hardcover. 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. Richard ALDINGTON.
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Free Space: A Perspective on the Small Group in Women's Liberation
New York: Times Change Press, 1970. Second Edition (Revised). Paperback. "When the small group functions as free space it becomes the place where each individual, through the group dynamic, becomes more the person she wants to be; better able to control her own private life as well as to better...
[Item #26389]
Price: $25.00
 
Free Space: A Perspective on the Small Group in Women's Liberation. Pamela ALLEN.


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