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BRYN MAWR COLLEGE COMMENCEMENT 1935

By: Anonymous

Price: $6.95

Publisher: Bryn Mawr, Bryn Mawr College: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 37003

Condition: Very Good


20 pages; Twenty page program for the commencement exercises at Bryn Mawr College June 5, 1935. Lists all the individuals receiving degrees, as well as the program of music and speakers. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

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OUR MOTHERS - A Cavalcade in Pictures, Quotations and Descriptions of Late Victorian Woman 1870 - 1900

By: Bott, Alan ; and Irene Clephane

Price: $14.95

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz, Ltd.: 1932

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 38582

ISBN: 0405082932

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dust jacket


219 pages; 167 wonderful illustrations obtained from the files of The Graphic, an illustrated magazine. Former owner's name, otherwise clean and tight in original blue cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine. In the scarce dustjacket which is chipped and darkened at spine, internally reinforced, now in protective mylar cover. OCLC: 7750; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

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THE CLOSE A Young Woman's First Year At Seminary

By: Breyer, Chloe ; [SIGNED] ; [Katharine Graham's copy]

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New York, HarperCollins: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 41775

ISBN: 0465007147

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket


Autograph; 288 pages; Inscribed and Signed by the author to Katharine Graham [1917-2001 - Publisher, and later, Chairman of the Board of the Washington Post Company]. Set in the context of the Church Year, The Close is an enthralling account of one young woman's spiritual journey. It is both a personal meditation on faith, in the spirit of Kathleen Norris's Cloister Walk, and a fascinating behind-the-scenes story of a graduate student's first year, in the mode of Scott Turow's One L. Raised in a liberal, interfaith home, Breyer, responding to an inner call to a spiritual vocation, began her ... View more info

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SKETCHING RAMBLES or Nature in the Alps and Apennines (in Two Volumes)

By: Catlow, Agnes & Maria E.

Price: $274.95

Publisher: London, James Hogg & Sons: 1861

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39376

Condition: Very Good


Two volume set in original red cloth bindings with gilt lettering and decorative stamping at spines and front boards. Illustrated with twenty wonderful colour plates (two coloured frontispieces and 18 additional tinted lithographs). Volume 1 has a certain amount of wear, gilt rubbed from spine, light soiling to boards, scrapes to corners of front pastedown endpaper where something had been tipped-in then removed early owner's name on ffep - "Louisa Easty", lower corner of ffep chipped. Volume II is in very good condition, contents clean and tight, cloth and gilt decoration bright, mino... View more info

Image for The Gamester - A Comedy ; The Conscious Lovers ; The Gentle Shepherd ; The King and the Miller of Mansfield ; The Rehearsal

The Gamester - A Comedy ; The Conscious Lovers ; The Gentle Shepherd ; The King and the Miller of Mansfield ; The Rehearsal

By: Centlivres, Susanna ; Sir Richard Steele ; Allan Ramsay ; R. Dodsley ; George Villiers

Price: $124.95

Publisher: London, Various, see description: 1756

Seller ID: 42104

Condition: Good+


372 pages; A bound volume containing five separately published plays. Bound in half leather with marbled boards. Binding is quite worn and rubbed, hinges starting and corners rounded, chipped at head of spine. Contents as follows: The Conscious Lovers by Sir Richard Steele. London, Printed for J. and R. Tonson, T. Caslon, G. Kearsly, T. Lownds, and W. Nicoll, MDCCLXIV (1764), 84 pp. The Gentle Shepherd, A Scots Pastoral Comedy by Allan Ramsay with Familiar Epistles between Lieutenant William Hamilton and Allan Ramsay Edinburgh, Printed for James Reid, MDCCLIII (1753), 88 pp. The Gamest... View more info

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The Biographies of Madame de Stael and Madame Roland

By: Child, Mrs. ; [Lydia Maria Child 1802-80]

Price: $149.95

Publisher: Boston, Carter and Hendee: 1832

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 38656

Condition: Very Good


Ladies' Family Library - 1 ; ix, 265 [1] pages; Publisher's smooth light brown cloth, flat spine with printed paper label. The spine has now toned to a pleasant shade of tan, there are a couple of narrow chips to the right side of the long label (with loss of one letter at bottom), and just minor points of light wear at the tip of the spine at the top. Diffuse foxing to the plain endpapers, title page, and scattered throughout -- as is typical of American paper of the time. Page edges untrimmed (the half title has a small tear at the fore-edge, otherwise not yet opened at the top edge to an... View more info

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The Young Housewife's Daily Assistant on all Matters relating to Cookery and Housekeeping containing bills of family fare for every day in the year, which include breakfast and dinner for a small family, and dinner for two servants: also twelve bills of fare for dinner parties, and two for evening entertainments, with the cos annexed, also di

By: Cre-Fydd

Price: $99.95

Publisher: London, Simpkin, Marshall, And Co: 1888

Seller ID: 41824

Condition: Very Good


Cre- Fydd's Family Fare; cci, 341 pages; Former owner's name and drawing on feps and first blank, otherwise clean and tight in original brick coloured cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine, decorative stamping to front board in black and gilt. A number of cookery books designed to assist the young housewife of the rapidly increasing middle class were produced in the second half of the nineteenth century in Britain, and some of these gave suggested menus for every day of the year. One of these was Cre-Fydd's Family Fare: The Young Housewife's Daily Assistant, [first] published in 1864... View more info

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HERE LIES THE HEART A Tale of My Life

By: De Acosta, Mercedes

Price: $124.95

Publisher: New York, Reynal and Co.: 1960

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 42264

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


(xii), 372 pages; Clean and tight in original binding of yellow boards with black cloth spine on Very Good dustjacket with some minor wrinkles at bottom of rear panel. Mercedes de Acosta (1893–1969), born in New York City, was an eccentricand talented playwright, poet, and novelist. Often described as the womenwho, in the words of Alice B. Toklas, “had the most important women of the twentieth century,” de Acosta had romantic relationships with Marlene Dietrich, Isadora Duncan, Greta Garbo, and Eva Le Gallienne. Due to her desire to ... View more info

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A SOCIAL DEPARTURE - How Orthodocia and I Went Round the World by Ourselves With 111 illustrations by F. H. Townsend

By: Duncan, Sara Jeannette ; F. H. Townsend (illustrator)

Price: $74.95

Publisher: New York, Appleton and Co.: 1890

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40625

Condition: Very Good+


x, 417, (5) pages; Original owner's brief inscription on ffep "December 25, 1891 / With Christmas Greetings / from C. O. E." otherwise clean and tight in original pictorial binding of light brown cloth with gilt lettering at spine and front cover and image of two women each in a rickshaw with a blue sky and a snow-crested mountain in the background (Mount Fuji?). Wonderful b&w illustrations by Townsend throughout. Sara Jeannette Duncan (1861 – 1922) was a Canadian author and journalist. After a brief period of teaching, Duncan got a job as a travelling writer for Canadian newspa... View more info

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A SOCIAL DEPARTURE - How Orthodocia and I Went Round the World by Ourselves With 111 illustrations by F. H. Townsend

By: Duncan, Sara Jeannette ; F. H. Townsend (illustrator)

Price: $64.95

Publisher: New York, Appleton and Co.: 1890

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41812

Condition: Very Good


x, 417, (5) pages; Previous owner's name on ffep "Alice Wood Daley / 146 Bay St / Stapleton" otherwise clean and tight in original pictorial binding of light brown cloth with gilt lettering at spine and front cover and image of two women riding donkeys, lettering faded at spine. Wonderful b&w illustrations by Townsend throughout. Sara Jeannette Duncan (1861 – 1922) was a Canadian author and journalist. After a brief period of teaching, Duncan got a job as a travelling writer for Canadian newspapers and wrote a column for The Globe, a Toronto paper. Afterward she wrote for the Was... View more info

A SOCIAL DEPARTURE - How Orthodocia and I Went Round the World by Ourselves With 111 illustrations by F. H. Townsend

By: Duncan, Sara Jeannette ; F. H. Townsend (illustrator)

Price: $74.95

Publisher: New York, Appleton and Co.: 1890

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41912

Condition: Very Good+


x, 417, (5) pages; Original owner's brief inscription on first blank after blue endpapers. "Miss Augusta Wheelock / from her friend / Marietta L. Dingle / Oshawa 29/9/90" otherwise clean and tight in original pictorial binding of light brown cloth with gilt lettering at spine and front cover and image of two women riding donkeys in an arid landscape on front board and two women scrabling over large boulders at spine. Wonderful b&w illustrations by Townsend throughout. Sara Jeannette Duncan (1861 – 1922) was a Canadian author and journalist. After a brief period of teaching, Dunc... View more info

FANTASIAS by George Egerton [pseudonym]

By: Egerton, George ; (pseudonym of Mary Chavelita Dunne Bright )

Price: $84.95

Publisher: London and New York, John Lane: The Bodley Head: 1898

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 39147

Condition: Very Good+


156, 12 pages; Clean and tight in original brown cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and front board. Stories include: The star worshipper; The elusive melody; The Mandrake Venus; The futile quest; The kingdom of dreams; The well of truth. Mary Chavelita Dunne Bright (1859 - 1945) was an early feminist and one of the most important of the "New Woman" writers of the nineteenth century fin de siècle. She was born in Australia to a Welsh Protestant mother, Isabel George, and an Irish Catholic father, Captain John J. Dunne, but spent most of her formative years in Dublin and co... View more info

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POEMS OF GEORGE ELIOT

By: Eliot, George ; [ Mary Ann Evans ]

Price: $21.96

Publisher: New York, White, Stokes, and Allen: 1886

Seller ID: 42277

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


202, (1) pages; Clean and secure in original plain card wrappers in parchment paper dustjacket with titles printed in red and a purple iris flower on front cover, minor wear at top of spine. OCLC 18713253 Mary Ann Evans (1819-1880), known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, poet, journalist, translator and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. This charming edition of the Poems includes: The Legend of Jubal, Stradivarius, Two Lovers, Self and Life, The Death of Moses, etc. View more info

MAG WORLD

By: Ferrara, Emilia

Price: $10.95

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform: 2017

Seller ID: 42131

ISBN: 1547277505

Condition: As New


406 pages; As New. “Not every woman can be a beauty, but every woman can behave like a beauty,” wrote Mrs. Walter Sohier in Vogue’s February issue, 1950. These words may seem ancient to the iPhone-tapping, degree-earning, Oprah-celebrating women of our day, but has the message behind these words really left us? Magazines first started earning million dollar revenues in the 1970s and yet, 40 years later, media remains a chilly, disciplined and sometimes even painful world for women — most especially, for girls. Emilia Ferrara was a captive magazine reader, pouring through every page of... View more info

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GRIS TRIANON [SIGNED, Limited edition]

By: Fleury, Marthe-Claire

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Paris, Pierre Seghers: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 36942

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Autograph; 41 pages; Number 112 of a limited edition of only 200 copies. This copy INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR on the half-title page. A Fine copy in the original glassine dustwrapper. OCLC: 31187775; Signed by Author; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

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HINTS ON DRESS Or, What to wear, when to wear it, and how to buy it

By: Gale, Ethel C

Price: $149.95

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam & Sons: 1872

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39117

Condition: Near Fine


Putnam's Handy-book Series; 107 pages; Clean and tight in original brown binding with decorative stamping and lettering in gilt and black. OCLC: 1289101 A fabulous look at fashion advice in the 19th century - history of costume, suggested budgets for ladies in various socio-economic circumstances (from the working woman employed in an editorial position at a major weekly publication to the young married lady keeping house in a large American city and not obliged to consider economy), advice on color and form, things indispensable, how and what to buy, etc. ; Experience the pleasure of read... View more info

VESPER

By: Gasparin, Madame the Countess De ; [ Catherine Valérie Boissier ]

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York, Robert Carter & Brothers: 1863

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 40457

Condition: Very Good


Translated from the French by Mary L. Booth. Original green cloth binding, decoratively blindstamped. Previous owner's inscription on ffep, scattered foxing, marginal chip at top edge of table of contents page otherwise Very Good. Frontispiece illustration with tissue guard. OCLC: 10769033 Madame de Gasparin (1813-1894) was born Catherine Valérie Boissier in Geneva and raised in a wealthy patrician family. In 1837 she married the Count Agenor de Gasparin. She and her husband were both successful authors. Madame de Gasparin's writings on morals had a particularly wide audience, espec... View more info

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JULIA MARGARET CAMERON - Her Life and Photographic Work

By: Gernsheim, Helmut

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York, Aperture: 1975

Seller ID: 41441

ISBN: 0893812536

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


204 pages; 1975 edition. Clean and tight in Near Fine dustjacket, former owner's name on ffep. Filled with wonderful reproductions of Cameron's photographs. Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879) was a British photographer. She became known for her portraits of celebrities of the time, and for photographs with Arthurian and other legendary or heroic themes. The bulk of Cameron's photographs fit into two categories—closely framed portraits and illustrative allegories based on religious and literary works. In the allegorical works in particular, her artistic influence was clearly Pre-Raphaeli... View more info

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NOT FOR PUBLICATION and Other Stories

By: Gordimer, Nadine

Price: $10.95

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: 1965

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 40015

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


248 pages; Clean and tight in original binding of black cloth spine and green boards in original pictorial dustjacket with edgewear and minor chipping at spine ends. Some toning to boards. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

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ATHLETICS AND OUT-DOOR SPORTS FOR WOMEN Each Subject being separately treated by a Special Writer

By: Hill, Lucille E.

Price: $99.95

Publisher: New York, Macmillan Company: 1903

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39780

Condition: Very Good


339 pages; Clean and tight in original publisher's decorative cloth binding of green cloth with repeated images of hockey sticks, rowing oars, tennis rackets and balls, and bowling pins - a wonderful pictorial binding, a little darkened at spine, bottom edges rubbed. OCLC: 1577395 Lucille Hill's groundbreaking 1903 work Athletics and Out-door Sports for Women addresses Physical training at home, by A. Barker -- Gymnasium work, by W.L. Savage -- Dancing, aesthetic and social, by M.B. Gilbert -- Cross-country walking, by J.B. Blake --Swimming, by E. Sandys -- Skating, by W.T. Richardson -- Rowin... View more info