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A WOMAN. Translated by Rosamond Delmar. With an introduction by Richard Drake
Berkeley: University of California Press, 1980.
Grey cloth. Fine in fine, price-clipped jacket. First publishing in 1906, this Italian novel was "Hailed in its day as the Book of Genesis in the bible of feminism" (introduction).
$14.95 Book Number: 41506 Order / Enquire
NAPOLEON AND HIS WOMEN FRIENDS. Translated from the German by Eden & Cedar Paul
London: Allen & Unwin, 1927.
Red cloth, spine gilt lettered. pp (371) + 16 plates. A near fine, bright, jacketless copy, no owner names.
$25.00 Book Number: 27607 Order / Enquire
WOMAN AND THE DEMON: The Life of a Victorian Myth.
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1982.
Octavo, 255 pp, blue cloth. Illustrations in text. Fine in VG+ jacket, no previous owner marks. "Here is a bold new version of Victorian culture: a study of myths of womanhood that shatters the usual generalizations about the squeezed, crushed, and egoless Victorian woman." - jacket.
$16.95 Book Number: 16457 Order / Enquire
BAILLIE, Joanna, 1762-1851
London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1802, and Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1805, 1805.
Three volumes uniformly bound in old half brown calf with marbled boards, page edges and endpapers. Spines with five raised bands, gilt floral ornaments to the compartments, red leather labels. Volumes I and II are titled A SERIES OF PLAYS; In Which It Is Attempted to Delineate the Stronger Passions of the Mind: Each Passion Being the Subject of a Tragedy and a Comedy. Volume I is the 4th edition, volume II the 2nd edition. Volume III is titled MISCELLANEOUS PLAYS and is the 2nd edition. (ii) , 410; (xii), 478; (xxiv), 438 pp. Some rubbing and flaking to spine stamping with titling on volume I faint; volume I has a damp stain to the spine and a shallow bite to the lower edge of the front cover; binder's blank at front of volume I stuck to the front free endpaper; volume III has tears, small hole, stains to rear binder's blank, skinning to the rear pastedown, and rear inner hinge neatly repaired; bit of scuffing to outer joints of each touched up; some damp staining to upper margin of text of volume III throughout; ink name to top margin of each title page; all volumes have occasional foxing and browning, but the text is otherwise pretty clean and unworn. Externally about VG in appearance, internally VG, all volumes sound in the bindings. Volume I was first published 1798 anonymously and contains the author's long introductory discourse, Count Basil, The Tryal, and De Monfort. Volume II was first published in 1802 and contains The Election, Ethwald, and The Second Marriage. MISCELLANEOUS PLAYS was first published in 1804 and includes Rayner, The Country Inn, and Constantine Paleologus. This second edition contains some slight revisions and a new author preface. NCBEL III 363. Baillie was a Scottish poet and playwright and a close friend of Sir Walter Scott. Note: 2.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.
$295.00 Book Number: 10054 Order / Enquire
LEADING LADIES Canada 1639-1967
Dundas, Ontario: Author, 1967.
Deluxe edition, #582 of an unspecified limitation. Inscribed by the author. Octavo, maroon cloth. pp (xxiv), (334). Portraits. Fine copy. Biographical sketches of notable Canadian women. 1969 signed Christmas card from the author and family laid in. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
$24.95 Book Number: 45601 Order / Enquire
WOMEN WITHOUT MONEY
Toronto: Longman, Green, 1947.
Octavo, grey cloth lettered in blue. pp (xii), 156, (6). Mild rubbing to spine ends and outer corners, else fine, no owner name. The dust jacket has tears and a large chip at head of spine, with loss of lettering; short tears at foot of spine; some rubbing, small corner chips, short tears, to panels; just good. Watters p. 242 (fiction). "Being certain data and otherwise, which is mostly on the subject of woman's private life with the dollar" - half-title leaf. Twelve stories from life, about women trying to get by. "Jane, a beautiful Negress who has dreamed about a high fence. Ursula, the Colonel's ex-lady who unblushingly cashes in on the occult. The Dykes Woman, who has heard that the whole trick to selling insurance is Agressiveness. Kitty, who has heard the call of the arts and crafts from a sheltered country background, and learns worldly wisdom in a certain English-speaking Latin Quarter." - jacket, Barrington was a Toronto journalist. A Canadian feminist book, uncommon in jacket.
$30.00 Book Number: 36135 Order / Enquire
CANUCK, Janey (Emily Murphy)
SEEDS OF PINE
Toronto: Musson, 1922.
Later issue. Green pictorial cloth lettered in black. pp (x), 302. Text paper yellowed, else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy, no owner names. Printed in Canada from plates of the London & Toronto: Hodder & Stoughton, 1914, first edition, but without the plates found in that edition. A nice copy of this Alberta novel by Judge Murphy, an activist for women's rights, first female magistrate in the British Empire and one of the "Famous Five".
$19.50 Book Number: 43734 Order / Enquire
CLARK, Betty, editor
'SHALL WE JOIN THE LADIES ?': wood engravings by women artists of the twentieth century
Oxford: Studio One Gallery, 1979.
Folio, black cloth. pp (104). #202 of an edition of 500 copies. Some sunning to spine and margins of covers; soft bruise to upper outer corners of covers; VG jacketless copy otherwise, no owner names. Includes An Appreciation by George Mackley, and Introduction by Betty Clark, Background to Wood Engraving by Dorothea Braby, and reproductions of work by Helen Binyon, Dorothy Fairley, Joan Hassall, Clare Leighton, Agnes Miller Parker, Gwen Ravera, and many others (27 in all) as well as short biographical notes. Note: just a bit over 1 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
$75.00 Book Number: 42623 Order / Enquire
CLEVERDON, Catherine Lyle
THE WOMEN SUFFRAGE MOVEMENT IN CANADA
Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1950.
Maroon and tan cloth. pp (xiv), 324,  + plates. Index. Ink owner name at front, yellowing to page edges, else a VG jacketless copy. This original edition is uncommon.
$30.00 Book Number: 43929 Order / Enquire
COHEN, Majorie Griffin
WOMEN'S WORK, MARKETS, AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY ONTARIO..
Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1988.
Tan cloth. (xi), [15, photos], 258 pp, indexed. A fine copy without jacket as issued.
$19.00 Book Number: 23396 Order / Enquire
Conrad, Margaret; Laidlaw, Toni; Smyth, Donna
No Place Like Home: Diaries and Letters of Nova Scotia Women 1771-1938
Halifax: Formac, 1988.
Octavo, card covers. pp (6), (306). Text paper lightly toned, VG otherwise.
$8.95 Book Number: 45809 Order / Enquire
CORBETT, Gail, editor
Portraits : Peterborough area women past and present
(Peterborough, ON?): Portaits Group, 1975.
pp 206. Photos, bibliography. Fine copy.
$9.95 Book Number: 45206 Order / Enquire
FREE OPINIONS, Freely Expressed on Certain Phases of Modern Social Life and Conduct
London: Archibald Constable, 1905.
Original black cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Octavo, , x, 354 + 16 pp ads. Small chips to spine tips, with short cloth splits at ends of joints neatly repaired; yellowing to page edges, small stain at inner corner of endpapers; VG, clean and tight copy otherwise, no owner names. Collection of essays by the popular novelist.
$24.95 Book Number: 29055 Order / Enquire
DER LING, Princess
TWO YEARS IN THE FORBIDDEN CITY
San Francisco, CA: Chinese Materials Center, 1977.
Orange boards. pp (4), (xiv), 383 + plates. Tidy ink owner name on front pastedown, else fine in like jacket. Facsimile reprint from plates of the US sixth printing (NY: Moffat, Yard, 1912). No. 68 in this publishers reprint series (printed in China). Princess Der Ling was first lady in waiting to the empress dowager of China.
$30.00 Book Number: 28880 Order / Enquire
THE TRADITION OF WOMEN’S FICTION: Lectures in Japan. Edited and with an Introduction by Yukako Suga
Tokyo: Oxford University Press, 1983.
Third printing. Octavo, card covers. Signed by the author on the title page. Tidy ink owner name (date on other side) at top of front free endpaper, spine lightly sunned, else fine.
$30.00 Book Number: 34932 Order / Enquire
DUCKITT, Hildagonda J. (1840-1905)
HILDA'S DIARY OF A CAPE HOUSEKEEPER. Second thousand
London: Chapman & Hall, 1902.
Second printing, same year as the first. Original pink cloth lettered in red, black endpapers. pp [12, including frontispiece illustration of her home, Groote Poste), (302), (2, ads). Sleeve for pencil at rear fore edge (original long gone, of course, but we have supplied another). Illustration on p 274 showing how to kill a crab humanely. Once the property of one Ivy Roberts, who has written her name large in black ink on the front cover and smaller in the top margin of the title page. Ms Roberts has also written a recipe in ink on the blank page 80 and in pencil on p. 77 (blank leaves are provided after each month's text for this purpose; spine lightly darkened with almost all of the red lettering rubbed away, two inch cloth tear to lower rear joint neatly repaired; large soil spots to covers, with cloth bubbling from damp to lower front cover; ink later owner name on front fly leaf; cracks to inner hinges neatly repaired; a large chunk torn from the fore margin of the rear endpaper has been neatly replaced with rice paper and coloured to match the endpaper; yellowing to page edges; occasional small soil spots in text but the large majority of the text is clean; in all, only a fair to good copy of this South African cookery and domestic economy classic, reprinted in facsimile by Macmillan in 1978. A sequel to her "Hilda's 'Where Is It?' of Recipes" (1891), which the Dictionary of South African Biography describes as "the first attempt to compile a recipe book for South Africans and to include traditional recipes from all the racial groups at the Cape'. Dictionary of South African biography' describes "Hilda's "Where is it'" of recipes' as "the first attempt to compile a recipe book for South Africans and to include traditional recipes from all the racial groups at the Cape'. Miss Duckitt has been called "The Mrs. Beeton of South Africa". The present month is arranged by months and contains not just recipes but notes on housekeeping. The only early printings were the two 1902 printings totaling only 2000 copies, which accounts for it being a scarce book today. A cornerstone of an African cookery collection.
$250.00 Book Number: 38550 Order / Enquire
FITZGIBBON, M. Agnes
A TRIP TO NIAGARA. A Souvenir of the Quinquennial Meeting of the International Council of Women, Toronto, June 23rd, 1909.
Octavo.  pp, stapled, in red on cream card covers. Photos. Damp stain to lower outer corner throughout, else a VG copy. An historical guide for the group's trip from Toronto to Niagara Falls via the Niagara Navigation steamer. Insignia of the Women's Canadian Historical Society and of the Toronto Travel Club at beginning of text. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced, depending upon your location.
$25.00 Book Number: 23265 Order / Enquire
THE DAMSEL AND THE SAGE: a woman's whimsies
New York: Duffield, 1908.
Early printing (first was in 1903). Octavo, green cloth and cream boards lettered in green with gilt decorative border on front cover, top edges gilt, others rough trimmed. pp , (32), [1, blank], [5, ads]. Spine slightly darkened; boards have light rubbing, dust soiling, and yellowing, with a bit of wear to outer corners; Xmas, 1918, ink gift inscription at front; yellowing to page edges; else a VG clean, tight and unworn jacketless copy. A collection of aphorisms and fables about love and sex.
$15.00 Book Number: 38961 Order / Enquire
London: Duckworth, 1915.
12mo, red cloth lettered in black, white spine panel gilt lettered. A few small light spots to covers, yellowing to page edges and free endpapers; title leaf has a half inch creased tear at fore margin and a small sticker stain at top; VG clean, tight and unworn otherwise, no owner names. A collection of seven essays on truth, common sense, and happiness. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$18.95 Book Number: 38962 Order / Enquire
THE FEMALE EUNUCH
New York: McGraw-Hill, 1971.
Black and mauve cloth, purple endpapers, top page edges black. pp (x), 149. Fine copy. Golden jacket has a 1.5 inch closed tear to front panel, small corner creases to front flap, VG otherwise, no chips or clips. Feminist classic.
$35.00 Book Number: 43983 Order / Enquire