Women Writers

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She Who Pays

She Who Pays

by Henrey, Mrs Robert

A Pioneer\'s Search For an Ideal Home

A Pioneer's Search For an Ideal Home

by Judson, Phoebe Goodell

Ambiguous Discourse

Ambiguous Discourse

by Mezei, Kathy

A Ride on Horseback to Florence through France and Switzerland. Described in a Series of Letters by a Lady

A Ride on Horseback to Florence through France and Switzerland. Described in a Series of Letters by a Lady

by [HOLMES, AUGUSTA, MRS. DALKEITH]

London: John Murray, 1842, 1842. First edition. Robinson, pages 96-7; Pine-Coffin 838-2. Bindings somewhat rubbed; hinges starting, but sound; very good copy in original state.. 2 vols, 8vo, original blind-ruled dark green cloth and printed paper labels. Two pages of publisher's advertisements in volume one; four in volume two. In the summer of 1838 Augusta Holmes and her husband set out from Liverpool with the intention of riding all the way to Italy on horseback. The equestrian venture, described in... Read more
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$650.00
Green Rowan (Milk-Drinking Ceremony) [caption title]

Green Rowan (Milk-Drinking Ceremony) [caption title]

by BRANCH, ANNA HEMPSTEAD

(New York: The Poets' Guild, n.d., but circa 1920), 1920. First edition. OCLC records two copies (Brown and Kansas). Wrappers a little faded; very good copy.. 8co, original printed wrappers, 8 pages. A playlet for children about a ceremony involving the drinking of milk and fairies: "This ceremony is founded on the old tradition that the child who brings home a sprig of rowan long enough to wreathe around a bowl of milk is allowed to drink the milk . . ." - prefatory remarks. Anna Hempstead Branch... Read more
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$125.00
THE DARK NIGHT

THE DARK NIGHT

by SINCLAIR, May

New York: MacMillan, 1924. First Edition. Hardcover. Tasteful bookplate on the front pastedown. Spine darkened otherwise Near Fine in a Very Good slipcase. Parchment-backed blue boards. Copy #268 of 350 numbered and SIGNED copies. Sinclair, a major writer of her day, was a woman suffrage advocate who is perhaps best known for coining the phrase "stream of consciousness."
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$93.80
Poems, on Various Subjects. By Isabella Oliver, of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.

Poems, on Various Subjects. By Isabella Oliver, of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.

by [AMERICAN POETRY]. Oliver, Isabella [later Sharp]

Carlisle [Penna.]: From the Press of A. Louden (Whitehall), 1805. 12mo (6.88 x 4.38 inches), contemporary calf, leather spine label, gilt lettering, 220 pages. First edition. "When she [Miss Oliver] was solicited to make a collection for publication, not being a ready writer herself, she dictated them to another person, who wrote them down." Includes patriotic pieces on the death of Hamilton, an elegy on Dr. Witherspoon of Princeton, and a lengthy piece on slavery: America! wipe out this dire disgrace,... Read more
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$250.00
Dr. Trueman's Visit to Edinburgh in 1840. His Introduction to the Religious World, So Called; A Series of Dialogues

Dr. Trueman's Visit to Edinburgh in 1840. His Introduction to the Religious World, So Called; A Series of Dialogues

by WALKER, ANN

Edinburgh: W. Innes; London: Hamilton, Adams, 1841, 1841. First and only edition. OCLC records six copies (National Library of Scotland, NYPL, BL, Ox, Edinburgh Univ., National Library of Australia); COPAC adds one. Cloth worn and and somewhat soiled; block of the book weakening; a good, sound copy.. 12mo, original blind-stamped green cloth, gilt lettering. Two pages of publisher's terminal advertisements. A series of ten dialogues between a Dr. Truman and several ladies of Edinburgh, which introduce... Read more
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$250.00
Provincetown Review 4 (Summer 1961) - contains early extracts from The Benefactor by Susan Sontag

Provincetown Review 4 (Summer 1961) - contains early extracts from The Benefactor by Susan Sontag

by Ward, Bill (ed.), Susan Sontag, Allen Ginsberg, LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka), David Amram, Diane di Prima, Franz Kline, Elaine de Kooning, Alfred Chester, Jeff Marks, Joel Oppenheimer, et al

New York: Provincetown Review, 1961. 1st edition. Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket (as issued). VG+. 4to, 84pp, printed wrappers. Includes "Dreams of Hippolyte" by Susan Sontag (Poague & Parsons G23), comprising material from a draft of "The Benefactor." Issue also includes Beat writers and Abstract Expressionist artists. Tight, unmarked copy, typical rubbing to covers, light bump to one corner.
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$60.00
A Comtist Lover and Other Studies

A Comtist Lover and Other Studies

by CHAPMAN, ELIZABETH RACHEL

London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1886, 1886. First and only edition. COPAC and OCLC between them record only a handful of copies. Cloth repaired at the head and foot of the spine and edges; some light foxing; very good copy.. 8vo, original dark green cloth, gilt lettering. ¶ An unusual work which combines an imaginary conversation between Augustine and Aimée on the philosophy of Auguste Comte, with essays on the rights of animals, Madame de Staël, the novels of William Black, and a... Read more
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$200.00
Maxims, Characters, and Reflections, Critical, Satyrical and Moral

Maxims, Characters, and Reflections, Critical, Satyrical and Moral

by [GREVILLE, FULKE AND FRANCES]

London: Printed for J. and T. Tonson, 1756, 1756. First edition. Edges a little rubbed; upper hinge just starting, but sound; fine copy.. 8vo, contemporary sprinkled calf, recent brown morocco spine label period style, gilt rules and lettering. A clever collection of maxims, interwoven with short character sketches (Camilla, Melissa, Praxiteles, Flora, etc.) and reflections, written in a semi-stream-of-consciousness style. Fulke Greville (1717-1806), a handsome dandy and "accomplished and tonish young... Read more
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$500.00
Clifton, Caractacus, Boadicea, and Other Pieces

Clifton, Caractacus, Boadicea, and Other Pieces

by POWELL, ANNE

Bristol: Albion Press: Printed by Wansbrough and Saunders, 1821, 1821. First edition. Jackson, Romantic Poetry by Women, page 262. Edges a little worn; but overall a fine copy in original state.. 8vo, original tan boards and printed paper label. Eight-page list of subscribers. Poems centering on the ancient history of Bristol and its surroundings by a woman who was apparently a local. The Albion Press flourished in Bristol for about 12 years, circa 1818-1830. Attractive contemporary stylized signature... Read more
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$425.00
Letters to the People on Health and Happiness

Letters to the People on Health and Happiness

by BEECHER, CATHARINE ESTHER

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1855, 1855. First edition. Lightly foxed; fine copy.. 12mo, original blind-stamped gray-green cloth, gilt lettering. 35 illustrations and vignettes in the text. One of many works by Catharine Beecher (1800-1878) on health, domestic science and education.
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$200.00
Le Desert de Retz: Le Jardin Pitoresque de Monsieur de Monville; A Late Eighteenth-Century French Folly Garden

Le Desert de Retz: Le Jardin Pitoresque de Monsieur de Monville; A Late Eighteenth-Century French Folly Garden

by KETCHAM, DIANA

San Francisco: The Arion Press, 1990, 1990. First edition, one of 400 copies. Fine copy.. Oblong 4to, blue cloth and printed paper labels. Illustrated with views of the park and related sites, including facsimiles of the 26 engravings of Le Rouge from 1785 and 32 modern photographs by Michael Kenna. ¶ The first scholarly work on this famous French garden and its creator Monsieur de Monville. Prospectus laid in. ¶ From the library of David & Valerie Belch.
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$350.00
Richard Vandermarck. A Novel.

Richard Vandermarck. A Novel.

by Harris, Mrs. Sidney S. [Miriam Coles]

New York: Charles Scribner & Company, 1871. First edition.. Corners somewhat rubbed, a little rubbed at the head and foot of the spine; some dust-soiling; a very good copy.. 8vo, original brick red cloth, gilt lettering, 330, [2] pages. I ate half a chicken croquette, and Susan placed the salad before Richard, and another plate. He did not speak till he had put the salad on his plate." Wright II, 1109: "The well to do in early New York.
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$25.00
A Hypocritical Romance and Other Stories.

A Hypocritical Romance and Other Stories.

by Ticknor, Caroline

Boston: Joseph Knight Company, 1896. First edition.. A trifle rubbed and soiled; paper a little toned; a very good, bright copy.. Small 8vo, original decorated green cloth, gilt lettering, 244 pages. Frontis, three plates. An early collection from the eventual literary biographer. Bold ink ownership signature of one G. H. Nolte dated 1896 on the front free endpaper. Wright III, 5467.
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$25.00
Letters from the North Highlands, During the Summer 1816

Letters from the North Highlands, During the Summer 1816

by SPENCE, ELIZABETH ISABELLA

London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1817, 1817. First edition. Colbert; ODNB. A few leaves dust-soiled and browned; very good copy.. 8vo, modern green buckram, gilt lettering, untrimmed. Partially unopened. One of three travelogues by Scottish novelist Elizabeth Isabella Spence (1768-1832), written in 32 letters dedicated to fellow Scottish novelist, Jane Porter. Spence was a self-sufficient woman, who from an early age supported herself by writing. Her Scottish Letters were... Read more
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$350.00
A Journey Made in the Summer of 1794, Through Holland and the Western Frontier of Germany, with a Return Down the Rhine: To Which are Added Observations During a Tour to the Lakes of Lancashire, Westmoreland, and Cumberland

A Journey Made in the Summer of 1794, Through Holland and the Western Frontier of Germany, with a Return Down the Rhine: To Which are Added Observations During a Tour to the Lakes of Lancashire, Westmoreland, and Cumberland

by RADCLIFFE, ANN

London: Printed for G. G. and J. Robinson, 1795, 1795. First edition. ESTC T62060; Colbert; Robinson, pages 290-91; NCBEL III, 759. Original calf spine worn, but skillfully rebacked; printed paper label gone; very good copy enclosed in a quarter calf clamshell box.. 4to, original calf spine rebacked, blue paper boards, untrimmed. With half-title. The only venture into travel writing by the poet and novelist Ann Radcliffe (1764-1823), a narrative of her European sojourn in 1794 with her journalist... Read more
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$950.00
Memoirs of the Late Mrs. Sumbel, Late Wells; Of the Theatres-Royal, Drury-Lane, Covent-Garden, and Haymarket. Written by Herself

Memoirs of the Late Mrs. Sumbel, Late Wells; Of the Theatres-Royal, Drury-Lane, Covent-Garden, and Haymarket. Written by Herself

by SUMBEL, MARY LEAH WELLS

London: Printed for C. Chapple, 1811, 1811. First edition. Lowe, English Theatrical Literature, 3620. Paper a little browned at the edges, but supple; edges a little rubbed; very good copy.. 3 vols in 1, 12mo, 19th century red half morocco, marbled paper boards and endpapers, gilt rules and lettering. Half-titles present. The memoirs of the celebrated actress Mary Leah Wells Sumbel (circa 1769-1829), whose life off the stage was riddled with misfortunes, abusive husbands and regrettable choices, which... Read more
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$500.00
Six Weeks on the Loire with a Peep into la Vendée

Six Weeks on the Loire with a Peep into la Vendée

by [STRUTT, ELIZABETH]

London: W. Simpkin and R. Marshall, 1833, 1833. First and only edition. Colbert; Robinson, page 196. Edges a little rubbed; very good, untrimmed copy.. 8vo, modern brown paper spine, orange-brown paper boards and printed paper label, untrimmed. Frontis and three plates. With half-title. One of three European travel narratives by Elizabeth Strutt (circa 1785-1867), a prolific novelist, whose publishers included the Minerva Press. Her travel writings were representative of the new class of cultural... Read more
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$375.00
Über die Magnetisirungskraft Leicht zu Brechender Lichtstrahlen. Bon Mad. Maria Somerville [caption title]. [In]

Über die Magnetisirungskraft Leicht zu Brechender Lichtstrahlen. Bon Mad. Maria Somerville [caption title]. [In]

by (SOMERVILLE, MARY)

Weimar: Landes-Industrie-Comptoir, May, 1826, 1826. Fine copy.. 4to, recent wrappers, [16] pages, printed in double columns numbered [49]-64. An example of the influence and spread of the news of Mary Somerville's first scientific publication, "On the Magnetizing Power of the More Refrangible Solar Rays" - i.e., the magnetizing power of sunlight - that had been published in the February, 1826, issue of the Proceedings of the Royal Society. Her husband, William Somerville, had "communicated" her... Read more
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$200.00
Traits and Traditions of Portugal. Collected during a Residence in that Country . . . Second Edition, Revised, with Additions

Traits and Traditions of Portugal. Collected during a Residence in that Country . . . Second Edition, Revised, with Additions

by PARDOE, JULIA

London: Saunders and Otley, 1834, 1834. Second edition, first published in 1833. Colbert; Robinson, pages 189-90; ODNB. Very good copy.. 2 vols, 12mo, 19th century polished calf rebacked, black calf spine labels, gilt decorations and lettering, marbled edges and matching endpapers. Julia Pardoe (1806-1862), an aspiring novelist and poet, traveled to Portugal in 1832 for her health and wrote this engaging travel narrative about her experiences there. It combines the descriptions and stories behind the... Read more
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$400.00
Letter to Charles Empson, Esq

Letter to Charles Empson, Esq

by HOUSMAN, MRS. CATHERINE

London: Printed by Hughes and Robinson, 1848, 1848. First edition. OCLC records four copies (Duke, Columbia and London Library). Ex-library markings at the foot of the title-page; edges a little rubbed; fine copy.. 8vo, contemporary (probably original) purple morocco, decoratively blind-stamped, gilt lettering, a.e.g. 16 plates (eight color). ¶ An elaborate attempt to defend a literal interpretation of the Bible in the form of an eccentric attack on Charles Empson, who had apparently traveled... Read more
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$250.00
The Day After the Wedding; or, A Wife's First Lesson

The Day After the Wedding; or, A Wife's First Lesson

by KEMBLE, MARIE THERESA

London: Printed by Brettell for Appleyards, 1808, 1808. First edition. Title-page and final leaf a little stained; very good copy.. 8vo, recent tan wrappers, 32 pages. The first of three plays by Marie Therese Kemble (1774-1838), the Austrian-born English actress and mother of Fanny Kemble. She moved to England at an early age and became a popular child actress. She later married actor Charles Kemble, for whom she wrote this short comedy about marriage ("the lottery of wedlock"), in which they played... Read more
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$225.00
Shut Up & Sing

Shut Up & Sing

by Laura Ingraham

Book itself is in Near Fine condition, and is absent of any notable wear or damage aside from a few "dings" on the hardcover board edges. It is free of stains, writing or marks on the interior. The Paper Dust Jacket presents a few tears and wear issues which do not directly effect the book itself.
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$5.55
Domestic Manners of the Americans . . . Complete in One Volume

Domestic Manners of the Americans . . . Complete in One Volume

by TROLLOPE, FRANCES

London: Printed for Whittaker, Treacher; New York: Reprinted for the Booksellers, 1832, 1832. First American edition. NCBEL III, 769; Robinson, pages 197-98; Sabin 97028; American Imprints 15041; Clark, Travels in the Old South, vol. 3, 112; Colbert; ODNB. Some foxing; binding a little worn and stained; spine a bit faded; one signature starting; very good copy.. Large 12mo, original blue linen and printed paper label. Frontispiece and seven lithographed plates after drawings by Auguste Hervieu. Frances... Read more
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$350.00
TriQuarterly 23 / 24 (Winter / Spring 1972) : Literature in Revolution - includes Leo Marx on Susan Sontag

TriQuarterly 23 / 24 (Winter / Spring 1972) : Literature in Revolution - includes Leo Marx on Susan Sontag

by Newman, Charles (ed.), Leo Marx (on Susan Sontag), Paul Buhle (on Underground Comix, including Robert Crumb, Gilbert Shelton, and Rick Griffin), Noam Chomsky, Marge Piercy, Frederick Crews, Todd Gitlin, et al

Evanston, IL: TriQuarterly / Northwestern University Press, 1972. 1st edition. Soft cover. Fine/No Jacket (as issued). Near Fine. 8vo, [iv]+644pp, plain wrappers with printed dustwrapper. Massive issue on Literature in Revolution, includes Leo Marx on Susan Sontag (Poague & Parsons H29). Also a 45-page article on Underground Comix by Paul Buhle, with reproductions of work by Robert Crumb, Gilbert Shelton, Rick Griffin, and others). Unmarked copy, light wear to dustwrapper.
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$35.00
Trace 70 (May 1969)

Trace 70 (May 1969)

by May, James Boyer (ed.), Hugh Fox (on Susan Sontag), Paul Celan, Ron Silliman, Seymour Gresser, Gil Orlovitz, et al

London: Villiers Publications Ltd, 1969. 1st edition. Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket (as issued). VG+. 8vo, [viii]+216pp, printed wrappers. This thick issue of James Boyer May's important review includes an essay on Susan Sontag by Hugh Fox (Poague & Parsons H18). Faint library stamp to front cover (no other markings), solid overall.
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$20.00