Women from Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB

New Arrivals

image of The Adventures of Ulysses; to Which is Added, Mrs. Leicester's School; or, the History of Several Young Ladies, Related By Themselves

Show Details

Description:
London: Bradbury & Evans for Edward Moxon, 1840. Octavo. (4) 71. Printed in double columns. They first gained success as their "Tales of Shakespeare" were issued in the first quarter of the 19th century. When Charles Lamb (1775-1834) and his unfortunate sister Mary (1764-1847) moved from one undesirable lodging to another, William Godwin suggested they… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$275.00
image of What Happened to Me (inscribed By Mrs. Pickett to Her Cousin)

What Happened to Me (inscribed By Mrs. Pickett to Her Cousin)

by Pickett, LaSalle Corbell (the Wife of Gen. George E. Pickett

Seller
Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB
Published
1917
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$250.00

Show Details

Description:
New York: Brentano's, 1917. First Edition. Octavo. . 366 pages. Inscribed by the author. LaSalle Corbell Pickett describes life in the antebellum South much as the idyllic themes in Gone With the Wind. Her description of early meetings before the outbreak of the war with Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson are mixed with the black mammys'… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$250.00
image of The Physiology of Marriage; or Meditations of an Eclectic Philosopher on Happiness and Unhappiness  in marriage (

Show Details

Description:
[London]: The Casanova Society, 1925. Limited Edition. Quarto. . Limited to 1000 copies. The present copy is #262. 311 pages translated by Francis Macnamara. Originally published in 1829 when he was 30 years old preceding his 96 novels. This was a satire on marital infidelity as was common in his period of French history but what… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$90.00
image of Fuentes Pimarias Para La Hisotira De La Educacion De La Mujer En Europa y America; Archivos Historicos Compania De Maria Nuestra Senora, 1921-1936 (Volume 2)

Show Details

Description:
Roma: (Tipografia Poliglota Vaticana), 2006. First Edition. Large Octavo. Volume 2. xlvi, 1174 pages. Index. Bibliography. M. Pilar Fox y Fox is not only an archivist but a major historian, not just on the history of women in the Catholic tradition of Mexico but it has significance for all of Latin America. The first 400 pages give historical context… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$185.00
image of The Girl with the Golden Eyes [La Fille Aux Yeux D'Or]

Show Details

Description:
[Chicago, 1928]: Privately Printed/The Peacock Press. Octavo. Unopened, 145(1)pp. translated by Ernest Dowson and illustrated in two states (black and white and very rich color) by Donald Denton. A lovely copy with beautiful color illustrations with tissue guards, bound in 3/4 red morocco over marbled paper covered boards with marbled endpapers, spine lettered and decorated in gilt… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$145.00
image of The Arts of Beauty, Salesman's Canvassing Book

The Arts of Beauty, Salesman's Canvassing Book

by Dare, Shirley (Susan Dunning Power)

Seller
Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB
Published
1896
Item Price
$75.00

Show Details

Description:
Baltimore: R.H. Woodward Company, 1896. This Salesman's prospectus (or salesman's dummy) is complete with two volumes in one, each with sheets for the prospective buyer information. The note is that the finished volume would be four times thicker. Depending upon the kind of binding the price would be in the $1.50 to $3.00 range. Bound with this work is:… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$75.00
image of ). Familienfestspiele (Signed and inscribed to Oscar Lichtenberg, by Sophie Gudden)

). Familienfestspiele (Signed and inscribed to Oscar Lichtenberg, by Sophie Gudden)

by Gudden, Sophie (1861-1919)

Seller
Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB
Published
1892
Item Price
$155.00

Show Details

Description:
Stuttgart: Detusche Verlags-anstalt, 1892. Small Octavo. . 96 pages, (4) pp. publoisher's ads, drama in German. Sophie Godden was a major force in the women's movement. She wrote this play while still in Germany. She met her husband Dr. Bernard C. Gudden in Germany and returned to his native Oshkosh, Wisconsin where she was to… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$155.00
image of Wartime Correspondence Between President Roosevelt and Pope Pius XII with an Introudciton_Explanatory Notes By Myron C. Taylor, Personal Representative of the President ...to His Holiness Pope Pius XII (Frances Perkins' copy)

Show Details

Description:
New York: The MacMillan Co, 1947. Octavo. xii.127 pages, Inscribed:" to Hon. Frances Perkins with kind regards, Myron C. Taylor, April 12, 1947" While she was the first woman in a President's cabinet, her contributions to the unfair conditions in the workplace led to the 40 hour work week, workman's compensation, and she emphasized to FDR the… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$225.00
image of Gypsies; a Multidisciplinary Annotated Bibliography

Gypsies; a Multidisciplinary Annotated Bibliography

by Tong, Diane

Seller
Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB
Published
1995
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$65.00

Show Details

Description:
New York: Garland Publishing, 1995. First Edition. Octavo. 397 pages, subject, names and title index. bibliographic references. Annotated with many works by Gypsy authors or which highlight Gypsy voices. Gypsy authors, reflecting their oppression, were often angry, defiant, or just plain weary of the struggle. During the writing of this book, (1995) the communist regimes… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$65.00
image of In Defense of Women

In Defense of Women

by Mencken, H. L.

Seller
Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$85.00

Show Details

Description:
New York; (1918): Alfred A. Knopf. First Edition. Octavo. . 218 pages. He argued (unlike Schopenhauer) that women were equal to men in many areas of intellect but also often made sounder decisions. He believed in women's suffrage but took a dislike to some of the striden suffragists. He stood in deep appreciation for the strong, independent woman while… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$85.00
image of Through Persia on a Side-Saddle

Through Persia on a Side-Saddle

by Sykes, Ella

Seller
Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB
Published
1898
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$1,275.00

Show Details

Description:
Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1898. First Edition. Octavo. xii, 362 pages, [32 leaves of plates] with the folded map. Ella Sykes accompanied her brother Captain Molesworth Sykes who had been asked by the Foreign Office to found a consulate in Kerman and Baluchistan. She writes in the preface: "As I believe that I am the first European woman who has visited… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$1,275.00
image of The Kennedy Women; a Personal Appraisal, Signed By Pearl S. Buck in a Limited Edition

The Kennedy Women; a Personal Appraisal, Signed By Pearl S. Buck in a Limited Edition

by Buck, Pearl S.

Seller
Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB
Published
1970
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$75.00

Show Details

Description:
New York: Cowles, 1970. First Edition. Octavo. . 218 pages. Limited to 575 copies for presentation and signed by the author, this is number 160. Besides the well-known Kennedy women such as Rose, Jackie and Ethel, she also writes of the lesser known ones. This is a woman's view of the tragic deterioration of a proud and… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$75.00
image of Nina (2 Volume set)

Nina (2 Volume set)

by Bremer, Fredrika (1801-1865)

Seller
Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB
Published
1844
Item Price
$150.00

Show Details

Description:
London: Clarke, 1844. 12mo. In two volumes. 276 and 281pp., translated from the Swedish by E.A. Friedlaender. The author was an early Swedish feminist who dealt with prison reform for women and many social issues that outraged a conventional male dominated society. Her novel describes a woman who wants identity apart from fitting into the roles… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$150.00
image of Old Pittsburgh Days

Old Pittsburgh Days

by Chapman, T J.

Seller
Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB
Published
1900
Item Price
$120.00

Show Details

Description:
Pittsburgh: J.R. Weldin & Co, 1900. Ictavo. . 237 pages. An important account of Pittsburgh especially in the 19th Century when it stood in the shadow of Philadelphia's literary and architectural advances. The slow development of serviceable roads is why Water, Wood and Market Streets were the main part of down town and just a mile… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$120.00
image of Creative and Sexual Science or, Manhood, Womanhood, an Their Mutual Interrelation, Love, Its Laws, Power, et

Show Details

Description:
Np/np/date Faded. Octavo. 1052pp., illustrated. This would be the book used by men and women before and after marriage during the late 19th century. Selection, or mutual adaptation; courtship, married life and perfect children,, thei generation, endowment, paternity, maternity, bearing, nursing and raring; etc. are just a sampling of what this book teaches. A near fine… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$125.00
image of Boots and Saddls or, Life in Dakota with General Custer

Boots and Saddls or, Life in Dakota with General Custer

by Custer, Elizabeth B.

Seller
Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB
Published
1885
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$150.00

Show Details

Description:
New York: Harper and Brothers, 1885. First Edition. Octavo. 312pp., Second issue with portrait and map. Very little had been written about domestic life of an army family. The Cavalry post were isolate and quite inaccessible to travelers and of course with the warlike Indians, visits were not temped by friends or family. Here Mrs. Custer gives detail of… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$150.00
image of Susan B. Anthony: Her Personal History and Her Era

Susan B. Anthony: Her Personal History and Her Era

by Anthony, Katharine

Seller
Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB
Published
1954
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$45.00

Show Details

Description:
New York: Doubleday & Co, 1954. First Edition. Octavo. 521pp. This is not a history of the woman suffrage movement but the history of a woman's life but at the same time, the woman suffrage movement was the biggest part of her life. Sadly, she never got to see her life long dream come true. This is the first… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$45.00
image of The Writings of Mrs. Humphry Ward

The Writings of Mrs. Humphry Ward

by Ward, Mrs. Humphry

Seller
Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB
Edition
Limited Edition
Item Price
$900.00

Show Details

Description:
Boston; 1909-1912: Houghton Mifflin Co. Limited Edition. Octavo. The Autograph Edition limited to only 750 sets signed and numbered. The present set is not signed but does contain four manuscript pages within four volumes written on rectos only with corrections. Mrs. Ward's first book Robert Elsmere was a huge success. She had become so popular in England and America… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$900.00
image of A Personal Study of Women Deans in Colleges and Universities

A Personal Study of Women Deans in Colleges and Universities

by Jones, Jean Louise

Seller
Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB
Published
1928
Item Price
$65.00

Show Details

Description:
NY, New York: Teachers College, Columbia University, 1928. Octavo. 155 pages, tables, diagrams. Higher education had consistently fought against women as faculty or administration since the prevailing argument was that their place was in the home. Even women who were first-rate scientists in astronomy, medicine or other fields of science were only allowed lower status positions… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$65.00
image of Mulierology: Or the Science of Woman. a Guide to Health, Beauty and Happiness for the Maiden, Wife and Mother

Show Details

Description:
Chicago: Cobleigh and Roth, 1891. Octavo. 352pp. A book which may have been giving to a young married couple or to anyone about to be married. It is however quite humorous to read today, but interesting. Bound in blue cloth lettered and decorated in black, spine gilt, decorative endpaper, light wear to corners and spine ends, some darkening to… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$55.00