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 ABERCROMBIE, JOHN, The Philosophy of the Moral Feelings
ABERCROMBIE, JOHN
The Philosophy of the Moral Feelings
London, John Murray, 1833. Full sheepskin. 8vo (8.3 in, 21.1 cm). xv [xvi], 244 [4] pp. First edition: Physician to the king of Scotland, John Abercrombie (1780-1844) was particularly interested in pathologies of the mind. His treatise was well-regarded with ten English editions produced in a decade and was used as a textbook as of 1860. Abercrombie, described as a man of great social conscience, associated himself with the public dispensary; he assigned medical students under his supervision to different sectors of the poor in Edinburgh. BMC p.14. DNB. Contemporary full sheepskin: spine with gilt-decorated raised bands, red morocco label with gilt title, compartments with gilt and triple blind borders; covers with gilt and blind decorated borders and gilt edge-roll. All edges marbled. Marbled endpapers. Clean pages. Clear archival protector. Head with 1/16" loss, lower front joint starting, extremities rubbed, lacks front blank. Well-preserved, tight, and clean first edition. Very good .
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Book number: 870
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 BARROWS, ISABEL CHAPIN (EDITOR), Proceedings of the National Conference of Charities and Correction at the Twenty-Fourth Annual Session Held in the City of Toronto, Ontario, July 7-14, 1897
BARROWS, ISABEL CHAPIN (EDITOR)
Proceedings of the National Conference of Charities and Correction at the Twenty-Fourth Annual Session Held in the City of Toronto, Ontario, July 7-14, 1897
Boston & London, George H. Ellis, 1898. Hardcover. 8vo (9 in, 22.9 cm). xvi, 517 pp.; frontis. port. Sole edition: Pioneering doctor and social reform activist, Isabel Chapin Barrows (1845-1913) was the first American woman stenographer for congressional committees. Prison reform activist, Barrows replaced her husband at the International Prison Congress. Topics include soldiers' and sailors' homes, prison reform, epilepsy, insanity, child-saving, reform work, charity organization, outdoor relief, municipal and county charities, the feeble-minded, deserted children, social settlements, moral reform, and tramp laws. OCLC. ANB. Original brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine, panels in blind to covers. Frontispiece portrait of Alexander Johnson, conference president, 1897. Caps lightly creased. Well-preserved, tight, clean, and square first edition. Near fine .
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Book number: 1065
USD 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 37.5 | £UK 32.5 | JP¥ 4910]
Catalogue: First Editions
Keywords: Social Thought

 BEECHER, CATHARINE E., HARRIET BEECHER STOWE, The American Woman's Home: Or, Principles of Domestic Science; Being a Guide to the Formation and Maintenance of Economical Healthful, Beautiful, and Christian Homes
BEECHER, CATHARINE E., HARRIET BEECHER STOWE
The American Woman's Home: Or, Principles of Domestic Science; Being a Guide to the Formation and Maintenance of Economical Healthful, Beautiful, and Christian Homes
New York, J. B. Ford, 1869. Hardcover. 8vo (8 in, 20.3 cm). [6] xii,13-500 [12 adv.] pp.; illus. Second printing: Catharine E. Beecher (1800-1878) was the eldest of nine siblings including Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896), the famous abolitionist who authored Uncle Tom's Cabin. American educator, women's rights activist, and author, Catharine E. Beecher opened the Hartford Female Seminary, famous for its advanced studies and attended by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Catherine went on to establish The Ladies' Society for Promoting Education in the West and to found four additional colleges for women. The sisters collaborated on this book dedicated, "To the women of America, in whose hands rest the real destinies of the republic, as moulded by the early training and preserved amid the maturer influences of home, this volume is affectionately inscribed." BAL 19453. Feminist Companion pp. 77, 1036. DAB. Green cloth with gilt-decorated and lettered spine, blind-stamped frame to sides with gilt lettering and bevelled edges. Engraved frontispiece and title page; illustrated in-text throughout. Brown coated endpapers. Clean and intact pages. Spine ends lightly rubbed, tissue guard faintly toned. Remarkably well-preserved, tight, square, and clean copy. Near fine .
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Book number: 865
USD 195.00 [Appr.: EURO 161.75 | £UK 140.25 | JP¥ 21278]
Catalogue: Women's History
Keywords: Illustrated

 BICKERSTETH, ROBERT, BISHOP OF RIPON, AND OTHERS, Marriage with a Deceased Wife's Sister...
BICKERSTETH, ROBERT, BISHOP OF RIPON, AND OTHERS
Marriage with a Deceased Wife's Sister...
London, Hatchard & Son, 1853. 8vo. 12 pp. NSTC 2B32948. Removed from a nonce volume. Spine rebacked with tissue. A little shallow chipping, not touching impression. Lightly age-toned with some fine spotting and traces of soiling. .
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Book number: 1055
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 41.5 | £UK 36 | JP¥ 5456]
Catalogue: Women's History
Keywords: Social Thought Ephemera

 BROWNING, ELIZABETH BARRETT, The Poems of Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Complete in Three Volumes. Corrected by the Last London Edition with an Introductory Essay by H.T. Tuckerman
BROWNING, ELIZABETH BARRETT
The Poems of Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Complete in Three Volumes. Corrected by the Last London Edition with an Introductory Essay by H.T. Tuckerman
New York, Anderson & Ramsay for James Miller, 1867. Hardcover. 3 volumes. 16mo (6.9 in, 17.5 cm. [2] xxiv, 17-458 [2] pp.; frontis. An early admirer of Mary Wollstonecraft, Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1801-61) authored works to challenge the female stereotype. "Political and didactic, these works emphasized the right of a woman to speak and to act, in world affairs as in her private existence." Her moving poem "The Cry of the Children" published in Blackwood's Magazine in 1843 generated public support for child labor reforms. Friends with women writers including M. R. Mitford, Matilda Hays, and Eliza Ogilvy, Browning's admirers included Emily Dickinson, George Eliot, and Virginia Woolf. Feminist Companion. bl uk/collection-items. Publisher's green cloth with spine in gilt, covers with publisher's device and border in blind. Top edge gilt. Brown coated endpapers. Clear archival protectors. Spine ends rubbed, first hinge starting, frontispiece and title-page foxed. Well-preserved set is tight, clean, and brightly gilt. Near fine .
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Book number: 1077
USD 250.00 [Appr.: EURO 207.5 | £UK 180 | JP¥ 27279]
Catalogue: Poetry
Keywords: Women's History

 BROWNING, ELIZABETH BARRETT, The Poetical Works of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, with a Memoir, Corrected by the Last London Edition
BROWNING, ELIZABETH BARRETT
The Poetical Works of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, with a Memoir, Corrected by the Last London Edition
New York, James Miller, 1870. Full calf. 2 volumes in 1. 12mo (7.4 in, 18.8 cm). [2] [ii], [1-4] 5-139 [1]; [3-433 [1] [2] pp.; frontis, ports. N.d.; ©1870; circa 1870. Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1801-61) authored works to challenge the female stereotype. "Political and didactic, these works emphasized the right of a woman to speak and to act, in world affairs as in her private existence." Her moving poem "The Cry of the Children" published in Blackwood's Magazine in 1843 generated public support for child labor reforms. Friends with women writers including M. R. Mitford, Matilda Hays, and Eliza Ogilvy, Browning's admirers included Emily Dickinson, George Eliot, and Virginia Woolf. OCLC 903006978. Blain, Feminist Companion. bl uk/collection-items. Full calf with covers framed in triple blind fillet, spine with gilt title in compartment. All edges gilt. Gilt turn-ins. Marbled endpapers. Extremities chafed, gilt spine title fading, 2 small plant fragments with offset, 2 flower clusters and 3 clovers with trace offset, title page with small chip, 3 corners lacking without affecting text p.339-344, pages faintly toned. Tight and clean collection with memoir. Very good .
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Book number: 1090
USD 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 62.25 | £UK 54 | JP¥ 8184]
Catalogue: Women's History

 BRUNO, FRANK JOHN, Trends in Social Work As Reflected in the Proceedings of the National Conference of Social Work 1874-1946
BRUNO, FRANK JOHN
Trends in Social Work As Reflected in the Proceedings of the National Conference of Social Work 1874-1946
New York, Columbia University Press, 1948. Hardcover. New York: Columbia University Press, 1948. Hardcover. 8vo (8.5 in, 21.6 cm). xvi, 387 pp. Sole edition: Educator, leader, and civil rights proponent, Frank John Bruno (1874-1955) was among the first to call for the government to provide public assistance and social insurance. Bruno was president of the American Association of Social Workers and the National Conference of Social Work. "Dr. Bruno, fortified by forty years in the practice and teaching of social work, has produced a concise survey of the thinking that took place during the early growth of the social consciousness of America.. " - front flap 8vo (8.5 in, 21.6 cm). xvi, 387 pp. OCLC. NUC 0893830. Encyclopedia of Social Work 87. Original blue cloth, silver lettered spine, emblem of National Conference of Social Work in blind to front cover. Top edge blue. Ownership name and date to front endpapers. Dust jacket top edges chipped. Tight and clean first edition in dust jacket. Near fine/good only.
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Book number: 1066
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 25 | £UK 21.75 | JP¥ 3274]
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Keywords: Social Thought

 (POLLOCK VS. THE THANE OF CAWDOR), Answers for John Campbel of Calder Esq; and Mr. James Anderson Writer to the Signet His Factor: To the Petition of Ruth Pollock, Who Calls Herself Relict of Captain George Campbel, Son to the Deceast Sir Hugh Campbel
(POLLOCK VS. THE THANE OF CAWDOR)
Answers for John Campbel of Calder Esq; and Mr. James Anderson Writer to the Signet His Factor: To the Petition of Ruth Pollock, Who Calls Herself Relict of Captain George Campbel, Son to the Deceast Sir Hugh Campbel
[Edinburgh], 1717. Folio (30.5 cm, 12"). 4 pp. The battle between Ruth Pollock and the Campbells (or Calders, from their estate of Cawdor) rages on, with the Calder side strenuously denying that any legitimate marriage ever took place between her and Capt. George Campbell. Pollock, who called herself Campbell's widow despite apparently never having been acknowledged as his wife during his lifetime, was claiming a portion of the estate of his father, Sir Hugh Campbell; in this response to some of her petitions, lawyer John Fleming, acting on behalf of the Campbells, discusses the merits of various claims as pertaining to estate law. OCLC, ESTC, and NUC Pre-1956 record no holdings of this item. Not in ESTC. Once sewn, now in a Mylar folder. Last leaf with closed tear partially repaired some time ago, costing or obscuring a few letters to each line of about two paragraphs on either side of leaf. Age-toned, dust-soiled, creased. .
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Book number: 887
USD 850.00 [Appr.: EURO 705 | £UK 611.25 | JP¥ 92749]
Catalogue: 18th Century
Keywords: Ephemera

 (POLLOCK VS. THE THANE OF CAWDOR), Broadside. Begins: "Memorial for John Campbell of Calder Esq
(POLLOCK VS. THE THANE OF CAWDOR)
Broadside. Begins: "Memorial for John Campbell of Calder Esq
[Edinburgh], 1718. Folio (31.2 cm, 12.3"). [1] p. Dated July 30 1718, this broadside is a rebuttal of certain financial assertions made by Ruth Pollock in her ongoing legal battle against John Campbell over the estate of Sir Hugh Campbell, which included Cawdor Castle (although that legendary castle is not mentioned in this document). This is an uncommon legal item, with no holdings described by WorldCat or ESTC. Not in ESTC. Creased and dust-soiled, with a small hole in lower margin not touching text and a few pinholes within text. Tipped onto a leaf of 19th-century paper, now in a Mylar folder. .
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Book number: 885
USD 900.00 [Appr.: EURO 746.5 | £UK 647.25 | JP¥ 98205]
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 (POLLOCK VS. THE THANE OF CAWDOR), Broadside. Begins: "Memorial for John Campbell of Calder...
(POLLOCK VS. THE THANE OF CAWDOR)
Broadside. Begins: "Memorial for John Campbell of Calder...
[Edinburgh], 1718. Folio (31.5 cm, 12.4"). [2] pp. Dated February 5th 1718, this broadside was part of a protracted legal struggle between Ruth Pollock and John Campbell, grandson of Sir Hugh Campbell, thane of Cawdor. Particularly in question here are the marriage articles between Sir Alexander Campbell and Elizabeth Lort, John Campbell's parents; the definition of impeachment of waste is discussed. No holdings of this uncommon item are listed by ESTC, RLIN, OCLC. Not in ESTC. In multiple fonts, one black-letter. Creased and slightly dust-soiled but in overall good condition. Tipped onto a leaf of 19th-century paper; now in a Mylar folder. .
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Book number: 886
USD 900.00 [Appr.: EURO 746.5 | £UK 647.25 | JP¥ 98205]
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Keywords: Ephemera

 NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF CHARITIES AND CORRECTION (U.S.). ANNUAL SESSION.; ISABEL CHAPIN BARROWS (EDITOR), Proceedings of the National Conference of Charities and Correction at the Twenty-Third Annual Session Held in Grand Rapids, Mich. , June 4-10, 1896
NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF CHARITIES AND CORRECTION (U.S.). ANNUAL SESSION.; ISABEL CHAPIN BARROWS (EDITOR)
Proceedings of the National Conference of Charities and Correction at the Twenty-Third Annual Session Held in Grand Rapids, Mich. , June 4-10, 1896
Boston & London, George H. Ellis, 1896. Hardcover. 8vo (9 in, 22.9 cm). xvi, 525 pp.; frontis. port. Sole edition: Pioneering doctor and social reform activist, Isabel Chapin Barrows (1845-1913) was the first American woman stenographer for congressional committees. Prison reform activist, Barrows replaced her husband at the International Prison Congress. Chapters include the insane, the epileptic, the feeble-minded, the tramp, charity organization, city and council charities, soldier's homes and pensions, immigration and migration, child-saving, juvenile reform, the merit system, social problems, and prison reform. OCLC. Trove 42845211. ANB. Original brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine, panels in blind to covers. Patterned endpapers. Frontispiece portrait of Albert O. Wright, conference president, 1896. Extremities lightly worn, hinges lightly stressed, top edge dusty. Well-preserved, tight, and clean first edition. Very good+ .
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Book number: 1064
USD 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 37.5 | £UK 32.5 | JP¥ 4910]
Catalogue: First Editions
Keywords: Social Thought

 CRESSEY, PAUL GOALBY, The Taxi-Dance Hall: A Sociological Study in Commercialized Recreation and City Life
CRESSEY, PAUL GOALBY
The Taxi-Dance Hall: A Sociological Study in Commercialized Recreation and City Life
Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1932. Hardcover. 8vo (7.6 in, 19.2 cm). xxii, 300 [1 advert.] [1]; tables, fold. maps. Introduction by Ernest W. Burgess. The University of Chicago Sociological Series. First edition: No date on title page and publication date on copyright page. This Depression-era study of the notorious public dance halls in Chicago includes interviews with dancers and patrons. 13 chapters comprise five parts: I. The Taxi-dance Hall: What It Is, II. The Taxi-dancer and Her World, III. The Patron and His Problems, IV. The Natural History and Ecology of the Taxi Dance-hall, V. The Taxi-dance Hall Problem. Index. "Formerly Special Investigator, Juvenile Protective Association," Paul Goalby Cressey (1900-1955) was a social scientist and academic noted for this sociological study. NUC Vol. 127, 0787251. Press.uchicago edu. Original blue cloth, orange paper labels lettered in black to spine and front cover. Top edge orange. 6 foldout maps. Endpapers orange. Exterior edges color-worn and fore-edge with small stain, maps intact though closing edges somewhat creased and torn, pages evenly toned. C. & p. Tight and clean first edition. Very good in no dust jacket .
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Book number: 1067
USD 100.00 [Appr.: EURO 83 | £UK 72 | JP¥ 10912]
Catalogue: Women's History
Keywords: First Editions Social Thought

 DEMING, BARBARA, Prison Notes
DEMING, BARBARA
Prison Notes
New York, Grossman, 1966. Hardcover. 8vo (8.8 in, 22.4 cm). [vi], 185 [1]; illus. First edition signed: Deming's first published book. Lesbian activist, Barbara Deming (1917-1984) practiced feminist nonviolence to support human and civil rights. As an author, Deming had a devoted following. "This is the very personal account of the nonviolent struggle waged for two months with the authorities of Albany, Georgia by the members of an integrated cross-country peace walk.." - front flap. Mainiero, American Women Writers, 100-103. Publisher's tan cloth with black lettering to spine. Top edge tan. 20 pages of black and white photographs at rear. Tan endpapers. Author's signature to front free endpaper. Obituary clipping included. Dust jacket in clear archival protector. Fore-edge with trace faint splatter, jacket front cover lower right with single dripmark. Well-preserved, tight, clean, and signed first edition. Signed by Author. Near fine in near fine dustjacket .
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Book number: 1078
USD 100.00 [Appr.: EURO 83 | £UK 72 | JP¥ 10912]
Catalogue: Women's History
Keywords: Signed First Editions

 DEVEREUX, JOHN CORISH, MARTIN BREWER ANDERSEN & HERVEY BACKUS WILBUR, Extract from the Ninth Annual Report of the State Board of Charities of the State of New York Relating to Hospitals for the Sick and Insane
DEVEREUX, JOHN CORISH, MARTIN BREWER ANDERSEN & HERVEY BACKUS WILBUR
Extract from the Ninth Annual Report of the State Board of Charities of the State of New York Relating to Hospitals for the Sick and Insane
Albany, Weed, Parsons & Company, printers, 1876. 8vo (22 cm, 8.5"). 54 pp. Devereux and Andersen's report on hospitals for the sick and insane in New York state occupies the first eight pages and Wilbur's highly important account of "the management of the insane in Great Britain" fills pages 11 to the end. The three authors '[t]ransmitted [their reports] to the legislature January 14, 1876.' A slip tipped to the title-page, 'With the compliments of Dr. H. B. Wilbur.' Removed from a nonce volume. Very good. .
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Book number: 1056
USD 150.00 [Appr.: EURO 124.5 | £UK 108 | JP¥ 16368]
Catalogue: Social Thought
Keywords: Ephemera

 DISRAELI, BENJAMIN, Sybil, or the Two Nations
DISRAELI, BENJAMIN
Sybil, or the Two Nations
London, Henry Colburn, 1845. 1/2 roan. 3 vols. Sm 8vo (7.7 in, 19.5 cm). Vol. I: [vii] viii, [1] 2-315 [1]. Vol. II: [iv], [1] 2-324 Vol. III: [ii], [1] 2-326. Vol. III has no half-title as issued. C. & p. Third edition: same year as first edition. Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881), a brilliant and eloquent member of parliament, fought injustices such as Britain's cruel treatment of Ireland. In Sybil, Disraeli revealed the stark social and economic divide between rich, materialistic industrialists versus poor, suffering laborers which initiated social reforms and the platform of 'Tory Democrats.' Disraeli twice became prime minister of England. PMM 319. DAB. Wikitree com. Contemporary burgundy half-roan over burgundy pebbled-calf, spine with gilt-lettered green compartment and gilt-decorated bands. All edges speckled red. Provenance: Each pastedown with bookplate of Sir John Wrixon Becher (1826-1914), 3rd Baronet and High Sheriff of County Cork, Ireland. Bindings strong. Pages largely bright and clean. Extremities worn, top edge of final board sunned, intermittent smudges largely confined to first volume, corners creased, free endpapers lightly toned. Well-preserved work considered an essential contribution to Western civilization. Very good .
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Book number: 1121
USD 550.00 [Appr.: EURO 456.25 | £UK 395.5 | JP¥ 60014]
Catalogue: Social Thought

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