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Agnes Abbot: A Retrospective Exhibition. May 9 - June 5, 1974
[Wellesley, MA]: Wellesley College Museum, 1974. First Edition. Octavo (22cm.); original green pictorial staplebound card wrappers; unpaged; chiefly black and white illus. Tiny crease to top spine-edge corner else Fine. Slightly flawed at time of production, with introductory pieces by Abbot and Curtis Shell printed twice.
[Item #31766]
Price: $45.00
 
Agnes Abbot: A Retrospective Exhibition. May 9 - June 5, 1974. Agnes ABBOT.
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Sappho Was A Right-On Woman: A Liberated View of Lesbianism
New York: Stein and Day Publishers, 1972. First Edition. 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 written...
[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. 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. 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 staplebound...
[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. 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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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
 
Women Professional Workers: A Study Made for the Women's Educational and Industrial Union. Elizabeth Kemper ADAMS.
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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. 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, was...
[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. 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.
10.

The Long Road of Woman's Memory
New York: Macmillan Company, 1916. First Edition. 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 by...
[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. 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 weight...
[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. 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. 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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Black Perspective: A Quarterly Journal - Vol.1, No.1 (Spring 1972)
New York: Journalists on the Black Perspective, Inc. 1972. 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 and...
[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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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. AFRICAN AMERICANS, Elizabeth Ross HAYNES.
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Alone with me
Chicago: Henry Regnery Company, 1976. First Edition. Octavo. Cloth boards; dustjacket; 276pp; 5 inserted leaves of black and white plates. Inscribed by author on front endpaper: "With love/Eartha Kitt," undated. Removed from a non-circulating private library, with ink ownership markings to front endpaper and accompanying black ink elisions from de-accession...
[Item #15346]
Price: $100.00
 
Alone with me. AFRICAN AMERICANS, Eartha KITT.
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From Somewhere in the World: Assata Shakur Speaks - Message to the New Afrikan Nation
New York: New Afrikan Womens Organization, [1980]. First Edition. Pamphlet produced by the New Afrikan Womens Organization (NAWO), containing the transcript of a lengthy message from Assata Shakur, ca.November, 1980. Contains a brief biographical sketch of the former Black Panther Party and Black Liberation Army member, along with two poems...
[Item #33120]
Price: $125.00
 
From Somewhere in the World: Assata Shakur Speaks - Message to the New Afrikan Nation. AFRICAN AMERICANS, WOMEN, Assata SHAKUR.
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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. 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. 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. 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. 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, black...
[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. 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. Richard ALDINGTON.
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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. 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). "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 fulfill...
[Item #26389]
Price: $25.00
 
Free Space: A Perspective on the Small Group in Women's Liberation. Pamela ALLEN.
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Eva Luna
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988. First Trade Edition. The Chilean author's fourth book, which weaves through the geopolitical turmoil of Latin America during the 1950's-80's through the eyes of the protagonist. First Printing. Octavo (24cm); burgundy cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in copper on spine and front cover;...
[Item #29883]
Price: $25.00
 
Eva Luna. Isabel ALLENDE, Margaret Sayers novel: PEDEN, translation.


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