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A LETTER FROM THE WEST.
Flowers, Mrs. Mattie.
A LETTER FROM THE WEST.
N. p.: circa 1900.

15 pages. 7 x 4 1/2 inches. Printed wrappers, string tied.


An obscure little privately published travel account of a journey from Chicago to California, describing Denver, Colorado Springs, the Yellowstone and Salt Lake City. The author starts her descriptions with "Dear Ladies of the Woman's Club."


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AN ADDRESS ON FEMALE EDUCATION, DELIVERED, NOV. 21ST, 1827, AT THE OPENING OF THE EDIFICE ERECTED FOR THE ACCOMMODATION OF THE HARTFORD FEMALE SEMINARY.
Gallaudet, T. H.
AN ADDRESS ON FEMALE EDUCATION, DELIVERED, NOV. 21ST, 1827, AT THE OPENING OF THE EDIFICE ERECTED FOR THE ACCOMMODATION OF THE HARTFORD FEMALE SEMINARY.
Hartford: H & F. J. Huntington, 1828.

34 pages. Octavo, 8 1/4 x 5 inches. Extracted.


First edition. Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet (1787 - 1851) was an early advocate of education for the deaf. His work was not confined the the education of the deaf and as stated in the D.A.B. "He also advocated the higher education of women and stressed the need of well-trained women in the teaching profession." AMERICAN IMPRINTS 33316. SABIN 26406.


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Mowatt, Anna Cora.
AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF AN ACTRESS; OR, EIGHT YEARS ON THE STAGE.
Boston: Tichnor, Reed, and Fields, 1854.

Engraved frontispiece + 448 pages. With eight pages of book ads at rear. 8vo, embossed green cloth; spine sun bleached; head of spine chipped. With the binders label for Bradley & Co., Boston.

Originally published the previous year, this copy is called the "Thirteenth Thousand." Mowatt was a prolific writer for the periodicals and the stage. In 1845 she produced her most important and imaginative work, a play entitled FASHION: OR, LIFE IN NEW YORK. Following successful performances, Mrs. Mowatt received flattering invitations from managers to go on the stage. So started her eight years of acting, often opposite the actor, E.L. Davenport.

After a European tour, and some illness, she devoted some months in 1853 to writing her autobiography, which was quite popular and had a large sale. "It is facile and vivacious in style, idealistic in tone, and gives vivid glimpses into the life and theatre of the day." -DAB.


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Stebbins, Emma.
CHARLOTTE CUSHMAN: HER LETTERS AND MEMORIES OF HER LIFE.
Boston: Houghton, Osgood and Co., 1878.

305 pages. With three colotype illustrations. 8vo, gilt-pictorial blue-green cloth; inner hinge starting; signed on a flyleaf "Edward P. Small, 1878"

First edition. Mounted on the inside cover is a small A.L.S. by Miss Cushman, plus a number of neatly clipped newspaper columns relating to her. "Primarily composed of a chronological view of Charlotte Cushman's life which includes copious quotations from the actress' autobiographical statements, her letters, correspondence to or about her, and periodical articles." - MOYER 296.


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FANCY WORK RECREATIONS. A COMPLETE GUIDE TO KNITTING, CROCHET, AND HOME ADORNMENT.
Niles, Eva Marie.
FANCY WORK RECREATIONS. A COMPLETE GUIDE TO KNITTING, CROCHET, AND HOME ADORNMENT.
Minneapolis: Buckeye Publishing Co, 1885.

433 pages + ads. Illustrated. 8 1/2 x 6 inches. Gilt-printed green cloth; binding worn, inner hinges cracked; internally fine.


Originally published the previous year. "There is no occupation so feminine, at the same time so truly lady-like, as needlework in every branch, from the plain, useful sewing that keeps household and person neat and orderly, to the exquisite, dainty, fancy work that adds beauty to every room." - introduction.


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JOAN OF ARC LOAN EXHIBITION CATALOGUE. PAINTINGS, PICTURES, MEDALS, COINS, STATUARY, BOOKS, PORCELAINS, MANUSCRIPTS, CURIOS, ETC.
JOAN OF ARC LOAN EXHIBITION CATALOGUE. PAINTINGS, PICTURES, MEDALS, COINS, STATUARY, BOOKS, PORCELAINS, MANUSCRIPTS, CURIOS, ETC.
New York: Joan of Arc Statue Committee, et. al., 1913.

96 pages. Numerous illustrations from photographs. Octavo, 9 x 6 inches. Blue wrappers with gilt lettering and crest.


A fine, bright copy. Laid in is the printed invitation to the unveiling of the Statue of Joan of Arc on Riverside Drive, 1915. Also the program for the unveiling and numerous articles relating to the statue and Joan of Arc.


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MEMOIRS OF BARON CUVIER.
Lee, Mrs. R. (Formerly Mrs. T. Ed. Bowdich).
MEMOIRS OF BARON CUVIER.
New York: J. & J. Harper, 1833.

197 pages, of which the final 16 pages give a chronological list of Baron Cuvier's published works. Octavo, 7 1/4 x 4 1/2 inches; leather backed marbled boards. A fine, bright copy.


First American edition, published the same year as the English edition. Sarah Wallis Bowdich Lee (1791-1856) was an English naturalist, who wrote a well received book on fresh water fish, which she charmingly illustrated. She published her recollections and biographical details of her friend, Barron Cuvier, a year after his death.


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MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE AND CORRESPONDENCE OF MRS. HANNAH MORE.
[More, Hannah]. Roberts, William.
MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE AND CORRESPONDENCE OF MRS. HANNAH MORE.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1835.

484 + 479 pages. Engraved frontispiece portrait. 2 volumes. 8vo ( 7 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches); contemporary calf with leather labels; foot of spine on volume two chipped; with a previous owners signature dated June 14, 1835.

Second American edition, originally published the previous year. Hannah More (1745-1833) was a British dramatist and religious writer. A member of the 'bluestocking ladies' that formed around Elizabeth Montagu, she became the friend of Johnson, Garrick and Walpole. She was active in William Wilberforce's campaign against slavery and played a pioneering role in the Sunday School movement.


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NEELE-CRAFT: ARTISTIC AND PRACTICAL.
NEELE-CRAFT: ARTISTIC AND PRACTICAL.
New York: The Butterick Publishing Company, 1890.

277 pages + ads. Illustrated. 10 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches. Gilt-pictorial green cloth. corners and spine rubbed.

Second, revised edition. Issued in the "Metropolitan Art Series." One illustration has been crudely colored by a child.


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SANDERS' YOUNG LADIES' READER: EMBRACING A COMPREHENSIVE COURSE OF INSTRUCTION IN THE PRINCIPLES OF RHETORICAL READING... FOR THE USE OF THE HIGHER FEMALE SEMINARIES.
Sanders, Charles.
SANDERS' YOUNG LADIES' READER: EMBRACING A COMPREHENSIVE COURSE OF INSTRUCTION IN THE PRINCIPLES OF RHETORICAL READING... FOR THE USE OF THE HIGHER FEMALE SEMINARIES.
New York: Ivison & Phinney, 1856.

500 pages. 8vo, leather backed black cloth; head and foot of spine chipped; light foxing throughout.

First edition. Charles Walton Sanders (1805-1889) was a successful educator and extremely successful writer of educational texts. Between 1838 and 1860 Sanders sold 13,000,000 readers and at one time received about $30,000 yearly in royalties. The above is interesting for its specific reference to women's seminaries.


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SOME ACCOUNT OF THE LIFE AND RELIGIOUS EXERCISES OF MARY NEALE FORMERLY MARY PEISLEY. PRINCIPALLY COMPILED FROM HER OWN WRITINGS.
Neale, Samuel.
SOME ACCOUNT OF THE LIFE AND RELIGIOUS EXERCISES OF MARY NEALE FORMERLY MARY PEISLEY. PRINCIPALLY COMPILED FROM HER OWN WRITINGS.
Philadelphia: Joseph Crukshank, 1796.

118 pages. 12mo (7 x 4 inches); contemporary leather backed boards; very light wear; early manuscript library citation on flyleaf.

First American edition, originally published in Dublin the previous year. Samuel Neale (1729-1792) was a notable Irish Quaker minister who was influenced by Mary Peisley, whom he married in 1757. He preached in Holland, Germany and America. The above work contains accounts of both Miss Peisley's service in England and America. Evans 30834. Sabin 52167.


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THE AMERICAN LADY.
Butler, Charles.
THE AMERICAN LADY.
Philadelphia: Hogan & Thompson, 1836.

Engraved frontispiece, extra-engraved title + 288 pages. 16mo, contemporary green embossed cloth with gilt lettering. Aside from light foxing, a bright copy.

First edition. With chapters on female education, health, beauty, conversation, amusements, operas, dancing, reading and of course, the duties of matrimony. Butler wrote a companion volume titled "The American Gentleman."


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Miss, Lambert.
THE HAND-BOOK OF NEEDLEWORK.
Philadelphia: Willis P. Hazard, 1851.

263 pages + 65 page supplement. With numerous wood-engravings by J. J. Butler. 9 x 6 inches. Gilt-pictorial blue cloth; head of spine worn; covers lightly soiled; light internal foxing and front free end-paper removed. Presentation on rear end-paper "Lidie Eldredge. Presented by Sister Han. July, 1868."

Originally published in 1842. The supplement contains two works by Mrs. Gaugain (on miniature knitting) and Mrs. Gore (on the needlework for the Royal Shetland Shawl and other objects). In the preface, the author thanks her husband for allowing her to use her maiden name...


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THE LADY'S PRESENT: OR BEAUTIES OF FEMALE CHARACTER.
Cummings, A. I.
THE LADY'S PRESENT: OR BEAUTIES OF FEMALE CHARACTER.
Nashau, N.H.: J. Buffum, 1849.

188 pages. 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches. Gilt-pictorial black cloth; a fine, bright copy

First edition. A charming conduct of life volume.


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THE LATEST IN EMBROIDERY FOR THE NEW VOGUE...
Heminway Silks.
THE LATEST IN EMBROIDERY FOR THE NEW VOGUE...
New York: The H. K. H. Silk Company, circa 1925.

38 pages. Profusely illustrated, with some plates in color. Oblong quarto, 9 x 13 inches. Gray wrappers with mounted illustration; string tied; one inch tear to front cover.


Embroidery designs for dresses, hats, blouses, scarfs, and various home ornamentations.


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THE MICHIGAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATION. SEPTEMBER, 1861.
Doty, Duane. (editor).
THE MICHIGAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATION. SEPTEMBER, 1861.
Detroit: H. Barns, & Co., printers., 1861.

Pages 237 - 265. With advertisements. Octavo, 9 x 5 3/4 inches. Printed wrappers; light wear.


A single issue of this Midwestern educational monthly. Two articles of interest are "The Idea of a Graded School" and "The Earnings and Rights of Women."


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THE STORY OF DU BARRY.
Ford, James.
THE STORY OF DU BARRY.
New York: Frederick A. Stokes, (1902).

288 pages. With six photogravures and 55 half-tone engravings. 8vo, gilt-pictorial purple cloth; spine faded

Souvenir copy for the opening of the Belasco Theater, September 29, 1902, with a produciton of Belasco's "Du Barry." This is one of a special limited edition (this is copy #255) signed by both Leslie Carter and David Belasco. Laid-in are two handsome gravures of Carter and Belasco.


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THE SUNSHADE, THE GLOVE, THE MUFF.
Uzanne, Octave.
THE SUNSHADE, THE GLOVE, THE MUFF.
London: J. C. Nimmon and Bain, 1884.

134 pages + 14 page publisher's catalog. Illustrated with delicate engravings by Paul Avril. 11 x 7 inches. pictorial gray cloth; head of spine chipped.


The companion volume to the author's "The Fan." Together they make up Uzanne's paean to woman's ornaments, "those delicate beings, as graceful as they are gracious."


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Centlivre, Mrs. (Susannah).
THE WONDER! A WOMAN KEEPS A SECRET. A COMEDY.
London: W. Oxlade, 1775.

60 pages. modern cloth; minor soiling to text

Originally published in 1714. Mrs. Centlivre was an "English actress and dramatist, a masculine-looking woman who delighted to play men's parts. After two unhappy marriages she went to Windsor to play Alexander the Great and there met and married Joseph Centlivre, cook to Queen Anne. She was more successful as a writer than an actress, and among her many comedies of intrigue, in which she rivaled the verve and ingenuity of Aphra Behn, the best are 'The Busie Bod' and 'A Bold Stroke for a Wife'." - OXFORD COMPANION TO THEATRE. CBEL II p.432.


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TUMBLING PYRAMID BUILDING AND STUNTS FOR GIRLS AND WOMEN.
Cotteral, Bonnie and Donnie.
TUMBLING PYRAMID BUILDING AND STUNTS FOR GIRLS AND WOMEN.
New York: A. S. Barnes and Co.,, 1927..

143 pages. Illustrated from photographs. Octavo, pictorial cloth.


From the series "Athletics for Women."


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