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Image for The New England Art of Mary E. Wilkins Freeman (1966)

The New England Art of Mary E. Wilkins Freeman (1966)

By: Hamblen, Abigail Ann

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Amherst, Massachusetts, The Green Knight Press: 1966

Seller ID: 2406

Condition: Very good condition


Writing of course is an art, but the title of this booklet could be miscrued. The subject was not a painter, sculptor, or any other type of three-dimensional artist. She was a New England author who enjoyed great popularity for her feminist stories. Freeman grew up in a buttoned-down religious family and then lost both parents and ended up in poverty. She married in her late 40's, but her husband became an alcoholic and a drug addict for which she had him committed. Freeman wrote for children in her teens an for awhile zeroed in on supernatural themes until she doubled down on the lives of wo... View more info

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All Men and Women Are Created Equal: The Story of Women's Rights National Historical Park (2005)

By: Hanley, joanne M.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Eastern National: 2005

Edition: Second printing

Seller ID: 3932

ISBN: 1888213140

Condition: Very Good condition


Book is beautiful with so many historic photographs, plus the art which captures moments such as the drawing of Victoria Woodhull who was addressing the Judiciary Committee of the House of Representatives in January 1871 (see second picture). The text is ample also and includes these chapters: The Women's Wall, True Womanhood, America in 1848, Inauguration of a Rebellion, Declarations of Sentiments -- Then and Now; Women At Work; Fashioning an Image; Campaigning Women, School Matters; and Building on the Past, Looking to the Future. The booklet is clean and bright with no names or writing and ... View more info

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Ladies' Home Journal June, 1896

By: Harrison, Benjamin; Stowe, Harriet Beecher; Riley, James Whitcomb

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Curtis Publishing Company: 1896

Seller ID: 2775

Condition: Very Good condition


Beautifully kept magazine with a lovely cover touched with color. This is a particularly good issue, as there is an article about Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of the famous novel Uncle Tom's Cabin, in her 85th year. There's also a poem, Cassander, by James Whitcomb Riley and an article by the Honorable Benjamin Harrison titled This Country of Ours -- Pardoning Power and Impeachment. There's a lot to read here and ideas for Egyptian embroidery designs, as well as an article about running a big hotel and more. Great ads too, especially for bicycles, as this was the era when everyone wanted on... View more info

Image for Marx & Feminism (centerpiece 12) Selma James, 1994

Marx & Feminism (centerpiece 12) Selma James, 1994

By: James, Selma

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, England, Crossroads Books: 1994

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 1264

Condition: Fine condition


Crisp, clean booklet not often seen, #12 in a series of 12 at the time of publication. It first appeared as a Jubilee Group Lenten Lecture at St. Botolph's Church in London. The theme was "After Marx", as 1984 marked the centenary of the death of Karl Marx. The intent was to "promote a serious study of Marx among Christian people." This edition has been revised. In reading the text it helps to know that Selma James was also the founder of the International Wages for Housework Campaign. She currently lives in Brooklyn, New York and is 84 years old. Her booklet measures 5"x8" and has 31 dense pa... View more info

Image for Women, The Unions and Work or What Is Not To Be Done and The Perspective of Winning (1976)

Women, The Unions and Work or What Is Not To Be Done and The Perspective of Winning (1976)

By: James,Selma

Price: $16.00

Publisher: England, Falling Wall Press: 1976

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 1267

Condition: Very good


This booklet by Selma James is actually two booklets in one. It includes Women, The Unions and Work along with The Perspective of Winning. It is the first edition of the two together in one volume. The author offers six demands and a feminist evaluation of the unions. It measures 5-1/2"x8-1/4" and has 32 pages. We also have the authors booklet Marx and Feminism. View more info

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Personal Romances Magazine January 1945

By: Kelley, May C. (editor)

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York, Ideal Publishign Co.: 1945

Seller ID: 2127

Condition: Fine condition


This is a crisp, clean, like new magazine published during WWII. It may well be that romance magazines were popular as respites from the ongoing news of wartime. None of the auhors of these stories are named, but there's a lot of them -- eight short ones, one sequel installment, one complete novelette and one complete true novel. There's also a color portrait of actress Deanna Durbin and articles on glamour and homemaking. The magazine has no labels and no defects of note. It measures 8-1/2" x 11" and has 82 pages. View more info

Image for Song for My Time Stories of the Period of Repression (Meridel Le Sueur, 1978)

Song for My Time Stories of the Period of Repression (Meridel Le Sueur, 1978)

By: Le Sueur, Meridel

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts, West End Press: 1978

Edition: second printing

Seller ID: 2632

Condition: Very Good Condition


Very nice, clean, tightly bound booklet containing seven stories -- Song for My Time; Eroded Woman; Summer Idyl; American Bus; Of This Time, Upon This Earth; The Dark of the Time; and The Return of Lazarus. Le Sueur (1900-1996) was an American writer, born in Iowa and lived in Kansas, associated with the proletarian movement of the 1930's and 40's. Booklet measures 5-1/2" x 8-1/2 with 71 pages. View more info

Image for The Cosmopolitan Magazine September, 1903 (Civil War Jubal A. Early; Sir Thomas Lipton America's Cup; Elbert Hubbard)

The Cosmopolitan Magazine September, 1903 (Civil War Jubal A. Early; Sir Thomas Lipton America's Cup; Elbert Hubbard)

By: Lipton, Sir Thomas; Hubbard, Elbert

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, Cosmopolitan Magazine Company: 1903

Edition: Volume XXXV Number 5

Seller ID: 1707

Condition: Very good


This is an especially great issue, as there are THREE major pieces -- an article by Sir Thomas Lipton about his efforts to win the America's Cup; an article about the well-known Confederate Jubal A. Early; and A Study of the Servian Tragedy by Elbert Hubbard. All are illustrated. There is a lot to read here including, but not limited to, architecture as a profession, the education of a debutante, and How to Win A Man by Lavinia Hart. There's also a mistake on the contents page which is the front cover -- I'll let you discover it! The magazine is clean as a whistle tightly bound and retains it... View more info

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Celebration Coronation Day 1953 (Queen Elizabeth II, 2003)

By: Lloyd, Christopher; Roberts, Hugh

Price: $16.95

Publisher: London, Royal Collection Enterprises LTD.: 2003

Seller ID: 3684

Condition: Very good condition


Queen Elizabeth II was so young when she was crowned Queen of England on June 2, 1953 and has held the crown for over 60 years. This booklet (93 pages, just under the 100 page limit) is filled with both realistic and contemporary illustrations. The text offers information on the history and meaning of the coronation; the Coronation Day and its ceremony and rituals; the artist's role as the eye of history; and the coronation dress and robes. The book measures 8" x 11" and ios very clean and nice. the former owner wrote her on the upper corner of the first page. I will enclose a brand new bookp... View more info

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Shaker: Shakerism and Feminism: Reflections on Women's Relgion and the Early Shakers

By: Marjorie Proctor-Smith

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Old Chatham, New York, Shaker Museum and Library: 1991

Seller ID: 4303

ISBN: 0937942162

Condition: Fine condition


I have sold many Shaker books and booklets over the years, but I have never run across this one until now. I thought I knew all about the religion, but I didn't know the ties between religion and feminism during thee arly years. Now this booklet focuses solely on those ties. Its leader, Mother Ann Lee, became the face of God. The booklet measures 8" x 10" and has 24 pages. Everything is clean and nice with no defect of note. View more info

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Beauty-Plus Beauty Aids by a Doctor, Mary MacFadyen M.D.

By: Mary MacFadyen M.D.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: No place Indicated, Emerson Books Inc.: 1957

Seller ID: 4249

Condition: Very good condition


This is a vintage beauty bookfrom 1957. Much of it can e used today, but of course thre's been a lot of changes since then. The prevous owner wrote her name on to upper cornero f the front cover. The pages are pristine as is the cover. The spine has no creasing and the paper is intact. among th topics are : building skin beauty, cleanign the skoin,the art of me-up, threats to skin beauty, glamorous hair, handsome hands, pretty feet, drinking, smoking and hang-overs. The book has many photos in black and white plus drawings.The book measures 6-1/4" x 9" and has 123 pages, plus a health and beau... View more info

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The Style Crystal Issued Monthly for Cleveland Garment Saleswomen (1922)

By: Mason, Alice

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Cleveland, Ohio, The Cleveland Gar5ent Market: 1922

Edition: Volume I, No. 12

Seller ID: 3960

Condition: Very good condition


This is a scarce little item -- VERY ephemeral with its modest format, plain paper, and small size. The booklet measures 4" x 8-1/2" and has eight interesting pages. The opening article explains what to expect for 1922's fall fashions. Halle's was almost entirely right on the money with school and college clothes and a sale on two pairs of shoes for the price of one. But one mishap spoiled the season. "There was one thing which the advertisers seemed to overlook and that is the fact that teachers as well as schoolchildren need school outfits." The next article is about Paris Impressions l... View more info

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Working Women and Their Organizations -- 150 Years of Struggle (1974)

By: Maupin, Joyce

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Berkeley, California, Union WAGE Educational Committee: 1974

Seller ID: 1266

Condition: Very Good


Very nice, clean booklet with much information and quite a few black and white photographs. Booklet measures 5-1/2"x9" and has 33 pages and 13 images. Text begins with womens' labor in colonial America and takes it to the mid-1970's. A very interesting retrspective. View more info

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Great Women Paper Dolls 1977

By: No author or editor stated

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Santa Barbara, California, Bellerophon Books: 1977

Seller ID: 4032

Condition: Very good condition, unused


Very handsome paper doll book which invites double the fun of coloring and clipping. None have been used and the pages are tight and clean. The dolls include:Sappho, Cleopatra, Queen Boudicca (Celtic), Theodora, Lady Murasaki, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Joan of Arc, Vittoria Colonna, Pocahontas, Madame de Pompadour, Amelia Earhart,Queen Victoria, Susan B. Anthony, Florence Nightingale, Sarah Bernhardt, Beatrix Potter, Madame Curie, Anna Pavlova, and Bessie Smith. The book measures 8-1/2" x 11" View more info

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Old English Coffee Houses (1954)

By: No Author Stated

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Emmaus, Pennsylvania, The Rodale Press: 1954

Edition: First Edition Stated

Seller ID: 2299

Condition: Near Fine condition


I love gift books and this one is attractive, interesting, and in beautiful condition. Coffee lovers will enjoy the story of the rise of the English coffee shop, despite the protest of "several thousands of buxom good-women, languishing in extremity of want." In 1674 they printed a broadside that read "The Womens' Petition Against Coffee Representing to Publick Consideration the Grand Inconveniences accruing to their SEX from the exclusive use of that drying, enfeebling LIQUOR " The mens' response is included. The book measures 5-1/2" x 8" with 32 pages. Illustrated with color art throughout. ... View more info

FIVE Art Portraits in Black and white

By: No name stated

Price: $25.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Pro-Craft: 1950's ?

Edition: Year Published: Unknown, but likely around

Seller ID: 4767

Condition: Very good


FIVE Beautiful Art Portraits on black and white with a nice frame to display them one at a time . They measure 7-1/4" x 9-1/4" View more info

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Margaret Mitchell "Gone With the Wind."

By: Norman Shavin and Martin Shartar

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Atlanta, Georgia, Capricorn Corporation Publishers: 1974

Edition: Presumed First

Seller ID: 4865

Condition: Fine condition


It's a surprise to find Margaret Mitchell and her big book, "Gone With the Wind." Not only did she write it in her 20's, but she also became a winner of two major prizes -- the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize.The booklet measures 8-1/2" x 11"and has 47 counted pages, all of which have black and white photos and the text is divided into small nine chapters: "Send the Manuscript Back"; The Lady and the Legend; Jazz Age Journalist;The Birth of a Best Seller; "Gone With the Wind" Goes To Hollywood; The Reluctant Celebrity; Traces of the Legend; Scarlett on Stage and The Mortal and th... View more info

Image for McCall's Magazine May 1928 (Dorothy Parker, Zane Grey, Gene Stratton Porter)

McCall's Magazine May 1928 (Dorothy Parker, Zane Grey, Gene Stratton Porter)

By: Parker, Dorothy

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The McCall Company

Edition: Volume LV No. 8

Seller ID: 0987

Condition: Very Good


Wow -- this one's packed with goodies! Not only is there an article about dogs by the great Dorothy Parker, but also a story by Zane Grey, an article about the life of Gene Stratton Porter and Part I of Kate Helm's Mary, Wife of Lincoln. And that doesn't even count the ten pages of slim 20's dresses and two more fashion pages for kids. Many more stories and some seriously fetching ads, especially a full page color one for Aberfoyle Fabrics. Gorgeous! The magazine is clean and nice with no mailing label. It's a big one measuring 10-1/2"x14". OVERSEAS ORDERS WELCOME, but postage will be higher d... View more info

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A Short Guide to a Happy Life (2000)

By: Quindlen, Anna

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 2000

Edition: First edition, third printing

Seller ID: 3794

ISBN: 0375504613

Condition: Fine condition


Ever since I became a book and ephemera seller I loved gift books. In those days I bought only old ones, but lately I have fallen under the magic of contemporary gift books. Last Christmas I gave one to my friend in NYC along with with orange spice tea. And guess what? She sent me tea and a gift book -- and we'd crossed in the mail! This book is perfect for such gift giving, a reminder not to work so much that you miss the other aspects of your life. I have many others, old and new, and will be adding others over time. The book is pristine and measures 5-1/4" x 7-1/4" with 50 pages. View more info

Image for McCall's Magazine March, 1917

McCall's Magazine March, 1917

By: Reed, Myra G. (editor)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, New York, The McCall Company: 1917

Edition: Vol. XLIV, No.7

Seller ID: 2715

Condition: Very good condition


Clean, tightly bound early McCall's magazine. As always with the issues from the 1900's, this one is beautiful. The only fault is some browning to spots at spine and a small bit of paper loss at top and bottom. The magazine covers a lot of topics -- fiction, cooking, fashion, baby care, tips for healthy hair, wood carving, and needlework including filet and embroidery, plus even more. The magazine measures 8" x 11-1/4" and has 114 pristine pages. The back cover shows a great ad for Palmolive soap. Other ads are the back are fun to read -- you'll recognize many companies which are still around ... View more info