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ANONYMOUS
Highroad
1904. (ANONYMOUS). THE HIGHROAD. Being the autobiography of an ambitious mother. Chicago: Herbert S. Stone & Company, 1904. First edition. 8vo. green pictorial cloth. Slight foxing at endpapers. Fine. (Kramer 305: "The authoress of this interesting work has not been revealed.") (Women's studies). .
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Book number: 40924
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ANONYMOUS
That Husband of Mine
1877. (ANONYMOUS). THAT HUSBAND OF MINE. Boston: Lee and Shepard, 1877. First edition. 12mo. green cloth lettered in black. Edges rubbed with light spotting to the cloth. Very good, overall. (Not in Wright). .
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Book number: 55510
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 ANTIN, MARY, From Plotzk to Boston
ANTIN, MARY
From Plotzk to Boston
1899. ANTIN, Mary. FROM PLOTZK TO BOSTON. With a Foreword by Israel ZANGWILL. Boston: W. B. Clarke & Co. 1899. First edition. 80 pp. 8vo. light reddish brown wrappers printed in black. Extremities of wrappers chipped, darkened. An acceptable copy of a fragile item. Included in the Masterworks of Modern Jewish Writing Series in 1986. This is a first edition of Antin's first book, a record of her voyage from her native Plotzk, White Russia, to America. Mary[ashe] Antin (1881-1949) spent her childhood in a small town in the pale. Like other immigrant children, in the days when grade levels were determined by competence in English rather than age, thirteen year old Antin squeezed herself into a desk meant for a kindergarten child. Her intelligence and evident literary gifts quickly impressed her teachers. Eager to demonstrate how much an immigrant child could accomplish in only four months, one of Antin's teachers sent her composition "Snow" to the periodical Primary Education. After seeing her name in print for the first time, Antin was determined to become a writer. She attended the Girl's Latin School of Boston, and later New York Teacher's College of Columbia University. Incredibly, FROM PLOTZK TO BOSTON was written when the author was only eleven years old! "..it was at that age that she first wrote the thing in Yiddish, though she was thirteen when she translated it into English" (Israel Zangwill, Foreword, p. 7). Antin's story bravely articulated the Jewish immigrant experience - "for, despite the noble spirit in which the Jews of America have grappled with the invasion, we still know too little of the feelings of the people themselves" (ibid). Thirteen years later, Antin would publish the work for which she would be best remembered, her autobiography entitled THE PROMISED LAND (UJE, Volume 1, 337). Jewish Women in America, Volume 1. .
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Book number: 85430
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ATHERTON, GERTRUDE
Mrs. Pendleton's Four-in-Hand
1903. ATHERTON, Gertrude. MRS. PENDLETON'S FOUR-IN-HAND. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1903. The first separate appearance of this story, reprinted from A QUESTION OF TIME. Illustrated, with a portrait of the author as the frontispiece. Small 8vo, bound in decorated cloth. This is a fine copy. Ill.: FT.
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Book number: 81416
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BATES, MARGRET HOLMES
Manitou
1881. BATES, Margret Holmes. MANITOU. Indianapolis: Carlon & Hollenbeck, 1881. First edition, author's first book. 222 pp. 8vo. brown cloth printed in gilt and stamped in blind, all edges red. Puckering to pastedowns and light soil to forward end pages. Boards are soiled, stained, scuffed and skewed. Scarce, good plus. .
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Book number: 57815
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BEATTIE, ANN
Falling in Place
1980. BEATTIE, Ann. FALLING IN PLACE. New York: Random House, (1980). First edition. 8vo. Slight skewing, sun to boards, spotting to fore-edge. About very good, in a sunned dust jacket. Ill.: FE.
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Book number: 65217
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 BEECHER, CATHARINE E., Truth Stranger Than Fiction
BEECHER, CATHARINE E.
Truth Stranger Than Fiction
BEECHER, Catharine E. TRUTH STRANGER THAN FICTION. A Narrative of recent transactions, involving inquiries in regard to the principles of honor, truth, and justice, which obtain in a distinguished American university. Boston: Phillips, Sampson & Co. 1850. Second edition, published the same year as the first edition at New York. Beecher's first name is misspelled (Catherine) on the title-page. [4],296 pp. Octavo, brown cloth, all sides blocked in blind, gilt title at spine, endpapers printed with publisher's advertising. Bookplate of Eden B. Foster (American minister, 1813-1882) at front pastedown. A mostly clean copy, despite foxing to blanks and occasional, very light foxing in margins. The top fore-corners of two leaves are nicked, and a few corners are creased from folding. The cloth shows general light soiling and some spotting, and is worn through at heel, crown and corners; the fore-corners are gently bumped. The book is solid and and reasonably bright overall; very good plus. This book relates the very personal story of Delia Salter Bacon (1811-1859), who had been a student of Beecher's at her Hartford Female Seminary, and her friendship with Alexander MacWhorter, identified in the book as Mr. A. a Yale theological graduate ten years her junior. In 1847, after two years and no prospect of marriage between the two, Leonard Bacon, Delia's brother and pastor of New Haven's First Church (Congregational), brought misconduct charges against MacWhorter in the New Haven ministerial association. Although MacWhorter was acquitted by a narrow margin, both their reputations were tarnished. However, Delia Bacon was further damaged by Beecher's well-meaning attempt to defend her in print. She moved to England where she continued to write, founding the Baconian and group theories of Shakespeare authorship which still continue to this day, all the while withdrawing gradually from public life. She became increasingly mentally unstable as time passed; she died in 1859 at the Hartford (CT) Retreat for the insane. (NAW 1). Ill.: BEECHER, Catherine E.
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BEECHER, CATHARINE E.
Woman's Profession As Mother and Educator
1872. BEECHER, Catharine E. WOMAN'S PROFESSION AS MOTHER AND EDUCATOR WITH VIEWS IN OPPOSITION TO WOMAN SUFFRAGE. Philadelphia and Boston: George Maclean, 1872. 223 pp. 12mo. terra cotta cloth. As is. Ex-library with usual markings. Fair exterior: cloth splitting along front joint; general faint soiling; spine and corners frayed. Bookblock clean but slightly shaken. Religious and political condemnation of woman's rights movement. A scarce title; it is offered with all faults. .
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Book number: 79056
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BJORKMAN,FRANCES & PORRITT,ANNIE
Woman Suffrage
1917. BJORKMAN, Frances & PORRITT, Annie, eds. WOMAN SUFFRAGE: History, Arguments and Results. "The Blue Book." New York: National Woman Suffrage Publishing, 1917. Revised edition. 244 pp. 16mo. blue cloth, lettered printed in black on top board. This is a near fine copy, having only light spotting to upper board and minor edgewear. .
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Book number: 56355
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BOGAN, LOUISE
Achievement in American Poetry
1951. BOGAN, Louise. ACHIEVEMENT IN AMERICAN POETRY 1900-1950. Chicago: Henry Regnery Company, 1951. First edition. 8vo. blue cloth. Very good, with slight foxing to fore-edge, in remnants of a sunned, price-clipped dust jacket. Ill.: FE.
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Book number: 65231
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BOGAN, LOUISE
Achievement in American Poetry
1951. BOGAN, Louise. ACHIEVEMENT IN AMERICAN POETRY 1900-1950. Chicago: Henry Regnery Company, 1951. First edition. 8vo. blue cloth. Very good, with slight foxing to fore-edge, in an edgeworn, slightly soiled dust jacket with sun to spine. Ill.: FE.
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Book number: 81924
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BROWN, ALICE
Old Crow
1922. BROWN, Alice. OLD CROW. New York: Macmillan Company, 1922. First edition. Dark green cloth. Ex-library (label on front pastedown and discard stamp on title), else a very good copy with slight shelfwear to extremes. Ill.: FE.
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Book number: 81433
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BROWN, ALICE
Wind between the Worlds
1920. BROWN, Alice. THE WIND BETWEEN THE WORLDS. New York: Macmillan, 1920. First edition. Cloth slightly darkened and nicked at spine. Very good. .
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Book number: 81434
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BUNKLEY, JOSEPHINE M.
Miss Bunkley's Book. The Testimony of an Escaped Novice from the
1855. BUNKLEY, Josephine M. MISS BUNKLEY'S BOOK. THE TESTIMONY OF AN ESCAPED NOVICE FROM THE SISTERHOOD OF ST. JOSEPH, EMMETTSBURG, MARYLAND, THE MOTHER-HOUSE OF THE SISTERS OF CHARITY IN THE UNITED STATES. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1855. First edition. xii + (13-) 338 pp. + 10 pp. publisher's catalogue. 8vo. brown cloth stamped in gilt and blind. Good plus overall, some faint dampstaining to front board, heel of spine chipped about 1/8 inch, crown nicked. Owner's ink signature on front flyleaf. Frontispiece and plans preceding title page have light foxing; frontispiece engraving partially detached at bottom edge, small closed tear not affecting image. Light to moderate foxing throughout. An expose of the order of the Sisters of Charity. .
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Book number: 83241
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BURNETT, FRANCES HODGSON
T. Tembarom
1913. BURNETT, Frances Hodgson. T. TEMBAROM. New York: Century Co. 1913. First edition. Inscription. Shelfwear to extremes; slightly shaken. Just very good. .
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Book number: 81412
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