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Category: All Categories: Women's Studies: Women: Old and Rare Books
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THE WOMAN'S BOOK: Dealing Practically With The Modern Condition of Home Life, Self Support, Education, Opportunities, & Every Day Problems.
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons [New York]. 1894. (1894)..
1st edition. 2 Volumes: 400pp/ 397pp. Tall 8vo. Slate green cloth with the front cover & spine designed by Margaret Armstrong & Alice Morse with silver lettering & decorations. Each volume is profusely illustrated with 400 illustrations including a chromolithographic frontispiece & 5 other tissue-guarded color plates by Charles Lynch, Helen Maitland Armstrong, Paul de Longpre, Francis Howard, etc. Many b/w illustrations by de Longpre, Victor Perard, Herbert Denman & others of note. VOLUME I contains the following chapters: Occupations for Women by P. G. Hubert, Jr, , Women in Their Business Affairs by William O. Stoddard, The Principles of Housekeeping by Lillian W. Betts, Society and Social Issues by Constance C. Harrison, The Aesthetics of Dress by Eva Wilder McGlasson, Dress from a Practical Standpoint, Hygiene in the Home by J. West Roosevelt, M.D., The Training of Children by Kate Douglas Wiggin, The Education of Women by Lyman Abbott, Books and Reading by Thomas Wentworth Higginson, & The Art of Travel by Elizabeth Bisland. VOLUME II contains: The Home Grounds by Samuel Parson, Jr., The Flower Garden by John H. Gerard, House Building by Helen Churchill Candee, House Decoration & Furnishings by Mary Gay Humphreys, Women's Opportunities in Town & Country by May Cadwalader Jones, Woman's Handiwork by Constance Cary Harrison, 83 pages of Supplementary Information for chapters in both volumes, & an Index. VOLUME I is ex-libris David Ames Wells (1828 - 1898, an important American economist, engineer, and author) as indicated by an 1898 library label pasted to the front pastedown reading 'The David Ames Wells Economic Library Presented To the City Library of Springfield, Massachusetts: A.D. MDCCCXCVIII'. The free front endpaper bears a small faded stamp 'D. A. Wells', and retains scars presumably from removal of an library envelop. The covers show generally heavy wear to all edges & corners. A small section of the cloth is missing at the top of the spine which also has scars where labels were removed. The edges of the textblock are soiled, the title page has both an embossed & a perforated library stamp & there are several other such stamps elsewhere in the text of the book, the copyright page the usual markings, & several pages have finger smudges - o/w this volume is Good, i.e. obvious signs of use with no major defects. VOLUME II has some wear on the spine extremes and light wear along the edges, a previous owner's name in ink (Ellen Larrabee Lillie, Lakehurst, NJ) on the free front endpaper, heavy foxing to the tissue-guard over the frontispiece o/w Good. This book will require extra postage for Priority Mail shipping.

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American education  
The Polite Lady; Or, A Course Of Female Education... In A Series Of Letters, From A Mother To Her Daughter

Publisher: Philadelphia: Printed For Mathew Carey. 1798.
First American Edition. 12mo: 271, [4] p. (A-Aa6) First published London, 1760. Dedicated “To the Governesses Of Ladies’ Boarding Schools." “New Books. Just Published By Mathew Carey," 14 p. at end. The letters are on obedience to the governess, reading, writing, cyphering, dancing, drawing, music, learning French, geography, sewing, cleanliness, friendship, behaviour in company, conversation— scandal— detraction &c., dress— fashions &c., diversions— gaming &c., idleness, virtue— beauty &c., temperance, chastity, modesty, pride, anger, pity or compassion, religion. The female education may seem tame, but note that reading and writing are the second and third skills discussed, and that religion is last. An excellent copy, bound in contemporary sheep. Evans 34389. NUC 463: 697 (NP 0457073), DLC, RPJCB, MB, MWA, CtHT-W, NSyU, PMA, NbU, MiU, MMeT. CAN'T FIND

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Purchase direct from: The Owl at the Bridge. Item number: 1999.
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Fern, Fanny (Sarah Payson Willis).  
Life and Beauties of Fanny Fern.

Publisher: New York: H. Long & Brother, 1855..
First Edition Twelvemo, almost 7.5 inches tall, in brown cloth stamped in gilt and blind. 330 pages plus 6 pages of publisher ads. Mostly a collection of newspaper columns by an extraordinarily popular newspaper columnist of the mid 19th century. Also included is a biographical essay from an unnamed source (presumably on behalf of the publisher) as will as some introductory notes. Covers are rubbed, lightly edgeworn, and a little soiled, but the gilt is bright. Inside is bright, soundly bound, and clean but for a very occasional spot of foxing and previous owner name in pencil on the front endpaper. Hardcover Hardcover Very Good

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Gale, Lyman]  
The Ladies' Companion, containing first, politeness of manners and behaviour from the French of the Abbe de Bellegarde...
Publisher: Worcester, Printed [by Samuel B. Manning] at the Spy Office, 1824.
viii, [3], 8-156 p., 1 illus.; 15 cm. Shoemaker 16838. Title continues: Second, Fenelon on education; Third, Miss More's essays; Fourth, Dean Swift's letter to a young lady newly married; Fifth, Moore's fables for the female sex. Carefully selected and revised by a lady, in the county of Worcester, Mass. [One line of quotation]. Preface signed: L. G. [Lyman Gale] Ward, Jan. 11, 1824. Half-title illustration signed: Bowen. Samuel Brown Manning printed the Massachusetts Spy and Worcester Advertiser from 1824 to 1827. Copyright Aug. 19, 1823 by Lyman Gale. stock#NS0249. Vg/ bound in full leather.

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Hankins, Marie Louise  
Women of New York. Written and illustrated by Mary Louise Hankins
Publisher: NY, Mary Louise Hankins & Co., 1861.
354 p., front., plates; 19 cm. Thirty-three short tales of the situation of women by feminist author, publisher, editor Marie Louise Hankins. Wright, American Fiction v. 2 (1851-1875), no. 1092. Stock#NS0270. Good+, ex-library but the circulation slip indicates it was never charged out; bound in pale green cloth.

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McCracken, Elizabeth.  
The Women of America.

Publisher: NY: Macmillan, 1904..
1st ed. xi + 397 pp. Gilt lettering/design on green cloth. Minor dent in spine(1/4" sq.), minor wear to corners, head & tail of spine. Name: Sarah A. Graves w/ Dec. 25, 1904 on front flyleaf, o/w VG+. Hard Cover

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Purchase direct from: Albatross Books. Item number: 1279.
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The Bride's Book

Publisher: A. E. Kern & Co. 1900-01-01.
Condition: Good. Hardcover. GOOD. Book is undated, circa 1900. Green illustrated cloth boards, bagged for protection, approx. 6'' x 9'', stains to covers, faded, bumps to corners, usual wear for age, all coupons included (not torn out), yellowing pages.

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Purchase direct from: Once Read Books. Item number: 317470.

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Willard, Frances Elizabeth, 1839-1898 / Livermore, Mary Ashton Rice, 1820-1905  
A Woman of the Century. Fourteen Hundred-Seventy Biographical Sketches Accompanied by Portraits of Leading American Women...
Publisher: Buffalo, NY, Charles Wells Moulton, 1893.
[iii], 812 p., illus.; 27 cm. The 1470 American women for whom there is a biographical sketch, and usually a photograph, represent a broad range of accomplishment: doctors and reformers, poets (but not the then unpublished Emily Dickinson) and writers. Stock#OB1027. Vg/ bound in bright green, gold-stamped cloth.

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