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Image for History of Hortense, Daughter of Josephine, Queen of Holland, Mother of Napoleon III  (1870 1st)

History of Hortense, Daughter of Josephine, Queen of Holland, Mother of Napoleon III (1870 1st)

By: Abbott, John S.C

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Harper: 1870

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23511


Very handsome small book with a pleasing design to spine and front board. The binding is tight and there are no cracks to gutters and no names or writing. Hortense was the daughter of Josephine and the mother of Napoleon Bonaparte. The book is illustrated witholut with fill page steel engravings. Book measures 5" x 7" and has 379 pages plus a couple pages advertising Abbott books. View more info

Letters Written Between the Years 1784 and 1807 Volumes 1,2,3,4,5,6 Complete

By: Anna Seward

Price: $90.00

Publisher: New York, Cambridge University Press: 2013

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 30001


All six books are in pristine condition with no names amd writing and no spine creases. Each book measure 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and has a compilation of 2414 pages! Anna Seward longed to take her place in literature, but she had many frustrations. Erasmus Darwin once printed her poetry with his name on it. Then Horace Walpole accused her of having no imagination. And to top it off she couldn't get a patron even with her talent because nobody would help a woman. Th... View more info

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Lady Raffles By Effort & Virtue (Original Unused Raffles Hotel Singapore Luggage Label laid-in)

By: Bastin, John Sturgus;National Museum (Singapore)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Singapore, National Museum: 1999

Edition: Third Impression

Seller ID: 24232


Crisp, clean, book. Handsomely designed with burgundy cloth spine enhancing red cloth boards, the front of which is decorated with a painted portrait of Lady Raffles in a gilt "frame." Book measures 5-1/2"x8" and has pristine pages and page edges. Large color portrait of subject at frontis. Tells the story of Sophia Raffles, the second wife of Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles with handsome illustration throughout. She and her husband traveled extensively in As... View more info

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The Woman Behind the Lens; The Life and Work of Frances Benjamin Johnston 1864-1952

By: Berch, Bettina

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Charlottesville, Virginia, The University Press of Virginia: 2000

Edition: First Edition Stated

Seller ID: 27416


Crisp, clean book with no defect of note. No names or writing and no bumps to boards. Designed without dustjacket. Illustrated with 39 photographs in black and white throguhout the text which tells the life story of this woman photographer who found her calling when George Eastman gave her a camera. Johnston captured the last photo of President William McKinley shortly before he was assiassinated at the Pan-American Exhibtion in Buffalo in 1901. She also caught Admiral D... View more info

The Journal of Southern History Volume 1998 (Volume LXIV Nos. 1-4 Full Run)

By: Boles, John B. (editor)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Southern Historical Association: 1998

Seller ID: 19919


Crisp, clean journals -- no spine creasing, no names or writing, pages and page edges pristine. Each measures 6"x9-1/4" and is the size of a quality paperback. Topics include, but are not limited to, the debate over flood control on the Lower Mississisppi 1846-1861; the Freedman's Bureau and white leaders in Virginia; the Spencer-Warner controversy; Harriet Beecher Stowe; Southern military schools 1865-1915; female education in an antebellum southern family; the ... View more info

The Journal of Southern History Volume 1995 (Volume LXI Nos. 1-4 Full Run)

By: Boles, John B. (editor)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Southern Historical Association: 1995

Seller ID: 19920


Crisp, clean journals -- no spine creasing, no names or writing, pages and page edges pristine. Tiny tear to top front edge of one only fault. Each measures 6"x9-1/4" and is the size of a quality paperback. Topics include, but are not limited to: evangelical dissent Piedmont, Virginiana 1740-1755; Martin Van Buren and partisan politics of Texas Annexation; Julia Peterkin; the rape myth in the Old South reconsidered; interracial unionism in the Alabama coal field... View more info

The Journal of Southern History Volume 1994 (Volume LX Nos. 1-4 Full Run)

By: Boles, John B. (editor)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Southern Historical Association: 1994

Seller ID: 19921


Crisp, clean journals -- no spine creasing, no names or writing, pages and page edges pristine. Each measures 6"x9-1/4" and is the size of a quality paperback. Topics include, but are not limited to: Virginia Bernhard and the histriography of early Virginia; Muslims in Early America; Evangelical communities Twigg Co. Georgia 1820-1861; rape and the law in the Old South; antebellum southern fathers and health care of children; the case of Richard Bennet 1667-1749... View more info

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Mary Cassatt: A Catalogue Raisonne of the Graphic Work

By: Breeskin, Adelyn Dohme

Price: $36.00

Publisher: Washignton D.C., Smithsonian Inst Press: 1979

Edition: Presumed First

Seller ID: 28202


Beautiful book -- clean as a whistle inside and out. No bumps to boards and no names or writing. Book is designed with paper over boards and a blue cloth spine. Book measures 9" x 12" and has 189 pages. Book opens with an extensive chapter about Cassatt's life and work, plus notes and a chronology. The next discussesnher techncal methods used by her -- drypoint, hard ground etching, soft ground etching, aquatint, color prints, other tonal processes and lithography. The... View more info

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Aboriginal Adolescence: Maidenhood in an Australian Community

By: Burbank, Victoria Katherine

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New Brunswick & New London CT., Rutgers Univ Press: 1989

Seller ID: 25052


Crisp, clean, atrractive book in like jacket which has been protected by brand new mylar. No names or writing and no tears or chips. An examination of female adolesence, sexuality and marriage in the Australian Aboriginal community of Mangrove over the dramatic backdrop of thirty years of rapid change. 153 pages. Indexed. View more info

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Women Artists of the Arts & Crafts Movement

By: Callen, Anthea

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Pantheon Books: 1979

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 27984


Very nice clean, tightly bound book with no names or writing and no bumps to boards. Measures 8-1/2" x 12" with 332 pages. Much illutrsation with black and white photographs which show portraits of the women and their art which consisted of ceramics, embroidery, needlework, jewelry, metalwork, woodcarving, furniture, interior design, hand-printing, book binding and illsutration. Other chapters discuss class structure, design eeducation for women and women artists and po... View more info

Ermengard of Narbonne and the World of the Troubadours (Conjunctions of Religion and Power in the Medieval Past Ser.)

By: Cheyette, Fredric L.

Price: $26.00

Publisher: Ithaca, NY, U.S.A., Cornell University Press: 2001

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 12,301


Crisp, beautiful copy in brand new protective mylar. Illustrated. The biography of an extraordinary woman warrior of power and strength, brought down ultimately by the Albigensian Crusade designed by the Church to put an end to religious practicies deemed heretical. 474 pages. Indexed. View more info

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Out of the Heart: A Century of PEO (1869-1969 (SIGNED)

By: Clapp. Tella

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Des Moines, Iowa, The PEO Sisterhood: 1968

Seller ID: 23608


Very nice book -- clean and tihghtly bound with no names or writing other than the SIGNATURE of the author, Stella Clapp who signed without inscription. The organization exists in the 21st century, still aiding women to get access to college . The PEO now owns Cottey College in Nevada, Missouri known for its liberal arts and scieces. The front of the book shows very nice color portraits of women who made the endeavor happen. Book measures 6-1.2" x 9-1.4" and has 365 pag... View more info

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The Artist's Mother Portraits and Homages (1988)

By: Coller, Barbara; Gedo, John E.; Kuspit, Donald

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Huntington, New York, Heckscher Art Museum: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23622


This is a rather unusual topic in which artists such as Picasso, Faith Ringgold, Audrey Flack, Arshile Gorky and others offer insights on the aspects of mothers. The essays include "The Artist's Mother Portraits and Homages" by Barbara Coller; "Sometimes A Mother is a Mother, At Other Times She Is Only Someone Else" by John E. Gedo; and "Representing the Mother, Representing the Unpresentable?" by Donald Kuspit.There's a lot to read and many beautiful color and black and... View more info

Image for The Story of a Simple Life Being an Account of  the Life and Labors of Sarah Wisner Thorne

The Story of a Simple Life Being an Account of the Life and Labors of Sarah Wisner Thorne

By: Crapsey, Algernon Sidney

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Thomas Whittaker: 1900

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24139


Small grey book measuring 5"x7" with clean boards and pages. Tightly bound and no names or writing. Photograph of subject at frontis, plus other full page photographs showing various people, the exterior of Trinity Parish in New York City, and the subject's grave. Includes a sermon preached in February, 1900 by the author in memory of the subject's quiet charitable works at Trinity Parish. Very scarce. View more info

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An Amiable Woman; Rachel Jackson

By: Cruse, Katherine W.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Hermitage, Tennessee, Katherine W. Cruse & the Ladies' Hermitage Association: 1994

Seller ID: 24223


Lovely, clean pamphlet with an attrative likeness of the subject on cover. Illustrated throughout with small drawings and photographs of articles owned by the Hermitage Association which belonged to thre First Lady. 34 page biography. View more info