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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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Keywords: First Editions Social Thought

 ACHEBE, CHINUA, Morning Yet on Creation Day Essays
ACHEBE, CHINUA
Morning Yet on Creation Day Essays
Garden City, NY, Anchor/Doubleday, 1975. Hardcover. 8vo (8.1 in, 20.6 cm). [xvi], [3] 4-175 [1 blank] pp. First American edition: Prominent African author, poet, politician during the Nigerian Civil War, and scholar, Chinua Achebe (1930-2013) wrote widely on cultural, political, and social issues. Dominant African novelist, Achebe is noted for the originality, profundity, insight, elegance, and clarity of his works. Chinua Achebe held over 30 honorary degrees and has won numerous literary awards. "Morning Yet on Creation Day covers a variety of subjects: aesthetics, Biafra, African literary criticism; the role of the artist in society; and the problems of writing in a second language." - front flap. Cox, African Writers Vol 1, p.34. OCEL p.35. Black quarter cloth with gilt lettering to spine, white paper covers. Upper half of spine creased, top and lower cover edges lightly faded, table of contents with red x-marks, twelve pages with inked lines or marks, and twelve creased tips. Dust jacket creased and chipped at extremities. Tight and bright first American edition. Good only in good only dust jacket .
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Book number: 1075
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 21.25 | £UK 19.25 | JP¥ 2619]
Keywords: Black History

 AWOONOR, KOFI, Night of My Blood
AWOONOR, KOFI
Night of My Blood
Garden City, (New York), Doubleday, 1971. Hardcover. 8vo (8.4 in, 21.3 cm). [5] 6-96 pp. Poems. Introduction by Ezekiel Mphahlele. First edition stated: "In Night of My Blood, Kofi Awoonor [1935-2013] uses the medium of the traditional Ewe song to lament the neglect of his ancestral shrines and gods by a society perverted by the "senseless cathedral" of Western culture." - front flap. OCLC. Brick cloth with black lettering to spine. Front cover stained, margin with minimal stain not affecting text; jacket lightly soiled with small hole near lightly sunned spine and front lower edge with closed tear. Good+ in Good+ dust jacket .
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Book number: 1103
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 12.75 | £UK 11.75 | JP¥ 1572]
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 BARROWS, ISABEL CHAPIN (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
BARROWS, ISABEL CHAPIN (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. First 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 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. Trove 42845211. American National Biography, Vol. 2, 246-7. 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 38.25 | £UK 34.75 | JP¥ 4715]
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Keywords: Social Thought

 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. First 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. American National Biography, Vol. 2, 246-7. 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
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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 225.00 [Appr.: EURO 190.25 | £UK 172.75 | JP¥ 23574]
Catalogue: Women's History
Keywords: Illustrated

 BEHN, APHRA, The Works of Aphra Behn
BEHN, APHRA
The Works of Aphra Behn
London, A.H. Bullen for William Heinemann, 1915. Hardcover. 6 volumes. 8vo (19.3 cm, 7.6"). lxiii, 458 pp.; 442 pp.; 498 pp.; 422 pp.; 524 pp.; 452 pp. Edited by Montague Summers. First edition: First collected edition stated; limited edition #663 of 760. Aphra Behn (1640-1689) spied for Charles II in the Dutch war; however, her pay withheld, she was imprisoned for debt. Upon release, Behn was highly prolific as the first Englishwoman to become a professional author. She wrote plays, poetry, novels, translations of Ovid and Sappho among others, songs, and many pamphlets. A popular author, Behn's writings were well-paced with wit and addressed issues such as misogyny, arranged marriage, female passion, empowered women, and racism. Behn was buried in Poet's Corner, Westminster Abbey. NCBEL Vol. 2, 984. Blain, Feminist Companion. OCEL 111. DNB. Wayward Women p. 128. Kunitz & Haycraft 35-37. Green cloth-backed boards with paper label to spine. End Vol. I-VI edges largely untrimmed. Drama-themed bookplate of Ellen B. Ballou to pastedowns. Vol. I crown with gap; tails creased, spines sunned, labels chipped, boards with minor stains; corners worn; pages lightly toned, free endpapers show paste action. The limited first collected edition of an important author. Very good .
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Book number: 894
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Keywords: Women's History First Editions

 BENES, BARTON LIDICE (ARTIST, AUTHOR), EMILY HAHN (FOREWORD), The Dog Bite a Dream Narrative with Twenty Linoleum Blocks
BENES, BARTON LIDICE (ARTIST, AUTHOR), EMILY HAHN (FOREWORD)
The Dog Bite a Dream Narrative with Twenty Linoleum Blocks
New York, Plain Wrapper Press, 1970. Loose pages in box. Folio (13.1 in, 33.3 cm). First edition: Signed and limited #39/150. "Benes was a first-generation veteran of the AIDS crisis and chronicled his own HIV+ status in Lethal Weapons, a series of works created with his own blood. This exhibit toured in the 1990s.. These provocative pieces confront HIV/AIDS head-on, blending political activism, visual poetry and a wicked sense of humor.. Benes was also featured in many documentaries about art, AIDS and gay history." - visualaids org. The Westbeth studio where Barton Lidice Benes (1942-2012) lived for more than 40 years has been reassembled at the North Dakota Museum of Art as a permanent installation. Artist portfolio with 21 loose folios housed in a cardboard box covered in a delicate black paper skin. 19 linocuts printed on double leaves, each linocut signed by the artist. Heavy stock, cream, textured pages. Box cover edges with two chipped sections. Remarkably well-preserved portfolio. Signed by Artist-Author. Near Fine with no gold string .
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Book number: 688
USD 250.00 [Appr.: EURO 211.5 | £UK 192 | JP¥ 26194]
Catalogue: Signed
Keywords: First Editions Social Thought

 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." - D. Szewczyk. .
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Book number: 1055
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Catalogue: Women's History
Keywords: Social Thought Ephemera

 [BOXHORN, MARCUS ZUERIUS VAN], Metamorphosis Anglorum, Sive Mutationes Variae Regum, Regni, Rerumque Angliae: Opus Historicum Et Politicum / Ex Variis Fide Dignissimis Monumentis Ac Auctoribus Contextum, Ad Haec Usque Tempora Deductum, Memoriaeque Posteritatus Aeternae Consecratum
[BOXHORN, MARCUS ZUERIUS VAN]
Metamorphosis Anglorum, Sive Mutationes Variae Regum, Regni, Rerumque Angliae: Opus Historicum Et Politicum / Ex Variis Fide Dignissimis Monumentis Ac Auctoribus Contextum, Ad Haec Usque Tempora Deductum, Memoriaeque Posteritatus Aeternae Consecratum
[Leyden], [s.n.], 1653. Full calf. 32mo (5.1", 13 cm). 536 pp. Latin. First edition: Compiled and in part translated into Latin by Dutch scholar Marcus Zuerius van Boxhorn (1612-1653). "Boxhorn, as a true patriot, felt the urge to defend his country when it became the victim of new foreign aggression and that for this reason he constructed the Metamorphosis Anglorum, a work that blackens the reputation of England's republican regime, brands it as illegal, and portrays it as warlike, aggressive and untrustworthy." -- Nieuwstraten, Historical and Political Thought in the 17th-century Dutch Republic, pp.160-165. British Library online. Copac online. Contemporary speckled-calf gilt-paneled boards rebacked. All edges speckled red. Title-page in red and black ink, two-page dedication in red ink. Tables on pp.87-88, 108, 268-271, 275-284. Same design occasionally used as headpieces and tailpieces. Decorated initials open each of 12 chapters. Catchwords match, but pp.170-191 incorrectly numbered (as in Princeton copy); four leaves out of order pp.345-352 (unlike Princeton copy). Boards with mild abrasions, lower margin p.327 with 1/4" worm track down to two points on rear pastedown, final three leaves and pastedown with spots of paste action, rear free-endpaper with 1/8" hole due to paste action. A well-preserved, tight, and clean first edition. Very good+ .
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Book number: 882
USD 195.00 [Appr.: EURO 165 | £UK 149.75 | JP¥ 20431]
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Keywords: 17th Century Social Thought

 BRODRICK, THOMAS, A Compleat History of the Late War. In the Netherlands. Together with an Abstract of the Treaty of Utrecht. The Whole Illustrated with 15 Curious Copper Plates; and the Coat of Arms of Most of the Nobility, and Several Other Eminent Persons
BRODRICK, THOMAS
A Compleat History of the Late War. In the Netherlands. Together with an Abstract of the Treaty of Utrecht. The Whole Illustrated with 15 Curious Copper Plates; and the Coat of Arms of Most of the Nobility, and Several Other Eminent Persons
London, William Pearson for Thomas Ward, 1713. Full calf. 2 vols. 8vo (9 in, 22.9 cm). [2] [10] 23 [1] xvi, 218; [2] 221-448 [12]; copper plates: maps and plans. Map "page 305" at p.317. Vol. 1 with initial advertisement leaf, folded frontispiece, and subscribers list; Vol. 2 with index. First edition: During a formative period for Britain and Parliament, following the Revolution of 1688 and the Union with Scotland in 1707, when Whigs opposed Tories, Thomas Brodrick (1654-1730) was a member of the Irish and British parliaments under William and Mary, Anne and George I. Leading Whig politician, in support of constitutional as opposed to absolute monarchism, Broderick "generally supported government, but not uniformly" and was known for his anticlerical views. - Collins's Peerage of England, vol. 8, p. 464. ESTC T114756. Cruikshanks, History of Parliament, overview. Contemporary paneled calf; gilt spine with red morocco label. Red speckled edges. Chapters with headpiece and floriated initial; sections with tailpiece. 15 double-paged engraved plates of maps and plans. Each pastedown with bookplate of Francis Pigott, Esq. possible relation to Brodrick's wife, Anne Pigott; each front free endpaper with bookplate of Sir Willoughby Jones, Baronet. Spines, heads, top corners worn, top edges dusty, vol. 1 front blank with perforated tear. Tight, clean copy. Very good+ .
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Book number: 883
USD 1150.00 [Appr.: EURO 972.25 | £UK 882.75 | JP¥ 120491]
Catalogue: First Editions
Keywords: 18th Century Social Thought

 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. Blain, 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 125.00 [Appr.: EURO 105.75 | £UK 96 | JP¥ 13097]
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 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 42.5 | £UK 38.5 | JP¥ 5239]
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. 8vo (8.5 in, 21.6 cm). xvi, 387 pp. First 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 NUC 0893830. Encyclopedia of Social Work, 1971, Vol. I, 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 25.5 | £UK 23.25 | JP¥ 3143]
Catalogue: First Editions
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." - D. Szewczyk. .
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Book number: 887
USD 850.00 [Appr.: EURO 718.75 | £UK 652.5 | JP¥ 89059]
Catalogue: 18th Century
Keywords: Ephemera

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