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  • A DARK LANTERN: a story with a prologue by ROBINS, Elizabeth ["C.E. Raimond"]
    ROBINS, Elizabeth ["C.E. Raimond"]
    A DARK LANTERN: a story with a prologue

    Edition: First US printing

    New York: Macmillan, 1906. Green cloth spine gilt lettered and decorated in blind, in beige boards decorated in green and lettered in black, the boards impressed to look like wood. pp (6), 400, (4, ads), [6]. Page edges yellowed; bit of wear to outer corners of boards; sparse minor soling in text; soft bump to lower inner corners thoughout; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy, no owner names, in an interesting trade binding. Invoives "a heroine who declines a morganatic marriager to a German prince, only to take a rest cure and marry her tyrannical doctor, with whom she finally achieve a successful marriage. The analysis of the power relations in the doctor-patient relationship is of special…

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    New York: Macmillan, 1906. Green cloth spine gilt lettered and decorated in blind, in beige boards decorated in green and lettered in black, the boards impressed to look like wood. pp (6), 400, (4, ads), [6]. Page edges yellowed; bit of wear to outer corners of boards; sparse minor soling in text; soft bump to lower inner corners thoughout; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy, no owner names, in an interesting trade binding. Invoives "a heroine who declines a morganatic marriager to a German prince, only to take a rest cure and marry her tyrannical doctor, with whom she finally achieve a successful marriage. The analysis of the power relations in the doctor-patient relationship is of special interest" - Kemp et al, Edwardian Fiction. Noted feminist author and actress, born in Kentucky before emigrating to England. UK edition was in 1905.

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    Condition: Book: Very Good, Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 40115
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  • DUNDAS, Barbara
    A HISTORY OF WOMEN IN THE CANADIAN MILITARY

    Edition: First printing

    Montreal: Art Global, 2000. Green cloth. pp 157. Illustrations, some in colour. Fine in fine jacket. 1.5 kg parcel

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 50483
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  • A MAN OF GENIUS. A Story of the Judgment of Paris. With Ten Illustrations by W. Story by WILLCOCKS, M.P.
    WILLCOCKS, M.P.
    A MAN OF GENIUS. A Story of the Judgment of Paris. With Ten Illustrations by W. Story

    Edition: First printing

    London: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1908. Green pictorial cloth stamped in black & white, spine gilt lettered, green topstain. pp (xii), 403, [1, blank], [20, ads] + 10 plates. Spine very lightly darkened; lacking the front free endpaper; ink name on recto of frontispiece; text paper lightly toned; small chips to fore edges of a few leaves from careless opening; front inner hinge repaired with rice pape; else a VG copy. A novel of Devon. Handsome cover design. Mary Patricia Willcocks (1869 - 1952), a Fabian and a feminist, lived much of her life in Exeter, Devon. She possibly influenced Mary Webb, the novelist of Shropshire. According to Edwardian Fiction: an Oxford Companion, the present novel is a rewrite of Hardy's JUDE THE OBSCURE.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 23362
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  • ALERAMO, Sibilla
    A WOMAN. Translated by Rosamond Delmar. With an introduction by Richard Drake

    Edition: First of this edition

    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).

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 41506
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  • SIME, Georgina and Frank Nicholson
    BRAVE SPIRITS

    Edition: First printing

    London: Privately Printed / Distributed by Simpkin Marshall Co., no date (1952). Burgundy cloth. pp (viii), 165, [3]. Tanning to inner margins of free endpapers, page edges lightly yellowed and foxed, else finre Light blue jacket is tanned to spine, panels, margins of flaps; tiny chips to spine ends, VG otherwise, flap price intact. Sime's personal memories of William Morris, Mrs. Oliphant, Yeats, Meredith, Henry James ("A Meeting with Henry James at which Nothing Happened"), 6 Asian ladies, Lucy Shaw and G.B.S., and Mackenzie King. Watters p. 577. Jessie Georgina Sime (1868-1958) was a Scottish-born suffragist, feminist, social activist, and writer who moved to Montreal in 1907. She spent most of her adult life in Canada. Nicholson was a librarian at Edinburgh University.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 50595
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  • PRENTICe, Alison et al
    Canadian Women: A History

    Toronto: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1989. Second printing. Octavo, card covers. pp 496. Photos, graphs, notes, bibliography. Name label at front, corner crease to front cover, VG+ otherwise.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 45506
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  • SHAW- CULLEN, Lisbeth and Alissa Lee
    CHANGING LIVES IN CHANGING TIMES: Peterborough, Women and the YWCA 1891-1991

    Peterborough, Ontario: Peterborough, Victoria, and Haliburtton YWCA, 1991. Octavo, card covers. pp (2), (x), 180. Photos ini text. Soft crease to front cover, VG otherwise, no owner names. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 32010
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  • STOPES, Marie Carmichael
    ENDURING PASSION. Further New Contributions to the Solution of Sex Difficulties. Being the Continuation of MARRIED LOVE.

    Edition: First edition.

    London: Putnam's, 1928. 12mo. Brown cloth. (xvi), (222) pp. Rubber stamped ink name on front free endpaper; light spine rubbing; VG clean & tight jacketless copy otherwise. Includes a useful bibliography of the author's books (Appendix B). Pages 203-05 (Appendix A), "A Few Examples of Useful Prescriptions", contains a statement (page 205) to the effect that "when this book was already half printed", an M.D. who had read the book in proof thought it ill-advised for the general public to have access to the actual prescriptions, so they were omitted. Laid in this copy are pages 205-08 as originally printed, giving the formulae and 3 pages of text not in the published book. (One supposes physicians and other "qualified"…

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    London: Putnam's, 1928. 12mo. Brown cloth. (xvi), (222) pp. Rubber stamped ink name on front free endpaper; light spine rubbing; VG clean & tight jacketless copy otherwise. Includes a useful bibliography of the author's books (Appendix B). Pages 203-05 (Appendix A), "A Few Examples of Useful Prescriptions", contains a statement (page 205) to the effect that "when this book was already half printed", an M.D. who had read the book in proof thought it ill-advised for the general public to have access to the actual prescriptions, so they were omitted. Laid in this copy are pages 205-08 as originally printed, giving the formulae and 3 pages of text not in the published book. (One supposes physicians and other "qualified" persons could apply for the suppressed text.) The laid in pages (one sheet folded to make 4 pages) are partially split at the fold and the fore edges are creased and nicked (because they protrude beyond the other fore edges). Stopes was, of course, the reknowed pioneer of birth control in modern times. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 1744
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  • HOLE, Christina
    ENGLISH HOME-LIFE 1500 to 1800. Illustrated from portraits, paintings and prints

    Edition: First printing

    London: Batsford, 1947. Octavo, brick cloth. pp viii, 184 + plates; index. Fine copy. Dust jacket has mild wear at head of lightly yellowed spine, small chips to upper outer corners, VG otherwise.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 46037
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  • Kealey, Linda
    Enlisting Women for the Cause: women, labour, and the left in Canada, 1890-1920

    University of Toronto Press, 1998. Card covers, pp 335, index. Ink owner name at front, near fine otherwise.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 47790
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  • Jackel, Susan, editor
    Flannel Shirt and Liberty: British Emigrant Gentlewomen in the Canadian West, 1880-1914

    Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 1982. Brown boards. pp (xxviii), 229 + plates. Fine copy, no owner names. Dust jacket has short tears, VG-.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 29803
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  • CORELLI, Marie
    FREE OPINIONS, Freely Expressed on Certain Phases of Modern Social Life and Conduct

    Edition: First printing

    London: Archibald Constable, 1905. Original black cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Octavo, [2], 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.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 29055
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  • HALE, Sarah J. and Louis A. Godey, editors
    GODEY'S LADY BOOK AND MAGAZINE; Vol. XLIX - from July to December, 1854

    Philadelphia: Louis A. Godey, 1854. Bound in half black leather and brown cloth, spiine with raised bands and elaborate gilt decoration, page edges gilt, pink endpapers. Joints repaired, inner hinges repaired with cloth tape; much of gilt on page edges rubbed away, shallow chips across spine ends, just a few scattered small soil spots in text, else a VG clean and unworn copy, sound in the binding. Contains 12 hand-coloured fashion plates, other colour printed pattern plates, numerous b&w plates, many text illustrations. 2 kg parcel.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 50567
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  • MILLIGAN, Alice
    HERO LAYS

    Edition: First edition

    Dublin: Maunsel, 1908. Brown bevel edge buckram gilt, top edge gilt. 80 pp. Minor bubbling and very light sunning to cloth covers; lacking the front free endpaper, with crack to front inner hinge; 1910 ink inscription to upper inner corner of half-title leaf (S. Liam Dunne); crease and edge nick to rear free endpaper; generally VG otherwise, text clean and unworn. A book of poetry by this Irish nationalist, daughter of Seaton Milligan and an active Gaelic Leaguer. Milligan, a progressive and a Protestant, counted among her friends Douglas Hyde and Roger Casement.

    Condition: Book: Very Good, Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 14524
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  • HILDA'S DIARY OF A CAPE HOUSEKEEPER. Second thousand by DUCKITT, Hildagonda J. (1840-1905)
    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…

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    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.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 38550
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  • BANNERMAN, Jean
    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.

    Condition: Binding: Hard Cover

    Book ID: 45601
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  • HOPKINS, Monica
    LETTERS FROM A LADY RANCHER. With introduction by Sheilagh S. Jameson

    Edition: First printing

    Calgary: Glenbow Museum, 1981. Octavo, grey cloth. pp (xviii), 172, [2], photo, index. Ink name and erasure to front free endpaper, else fine. Jacket has some margin sunning, flap creases, VG otherwise. Letters to friends, 1909-11, from a young British bride who took up the rancing life in Southern Alberta.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 45808
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  • CHAPONE, Mrs. (Hester Chapone, 1727-1760)
    LETTERS ON THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE MIND, addressed to a young lady

    London: Printed for J. Brambles, A. Meggitt, and J. Waters, by H. Mozley, Gainsborough, 1807. Small 12mo. Bound in contemporary calf, black spine label. pp [2, blank], 226, [4, blank] + frontispiece illustration (by J. Smith, dated 1803). Small private bookplate at front; corner crease and small tears to front free endpaper; corner crease and old ink gift inscription on front fly leaf; damp stain to frontispiece; shallow chip across head of spine; else a VG+ clean, tight and unworn copy, hinges not cracked. Hester Chapone was one of the Bluestockings associated with Elizabeth Carter and Elizabeth Montague (the dedicatee of this book). She was also a friend of Samuel Richardson, Frances Burney d'Arblay, and Gilbert White. Samuel Johnson…

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    London: Printed for J. Brambles, A. Meggitt, and J. Waters, by H. Mozley, Gainsborough, 1807. Small 12mo. Bound in contemporary calf, black spine label. pp [2, blank], 226, [4, blank] + frontispiece illustration (by J. Smith, dated 1803). Small private bookplate at front; corner crease and small tears to front free endpaper; corner crease and old ink gift inscription on front fly leaf; damp stain to frontispiece; shallow chip across head of spine; else a VG+ clean, tight and unworn copy, hinges not cracked. Hester Chapone was one of the Bluestockings associated with Elizabeth Carter and Elizabeth Montague (the dedicatee of this book). She was also a friend of Samuel Richardson, Frances Burney d'Arblay, and Gilbert White. Samuel Johnson published four of her pieces on women in The Rambler. This treatise on female education in the form of ten letters written to one of her nieces, was first published in 1773. It proved very popular and went through many editions. NCBEL II, 1598.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 30132
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  • ROBERTS, Willam (Hannah More, 1745-1833)
    MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE AND CORRESPONDENCE OF MRS. HANNAH MORE (4 volume set)

    Edition: First Edition

    London: R.B. Seeley and W. Burnside / L.B. Seeley and Sons, 1834. Four volumes, octavo, old half calf and marbled boards, with modern leather rebacking with gilt and blind rules but no lettering, new endpapers. Vol. I: pp (4), (xii), 407 + mounted frontispiece portrait. Vol. II: pp (vi), (479), (3); pp (vi), 502, (2); 399, (1, ad), (2). Initial and terminal leaf is brown from offsetting, with old ink owner names; scattered pencil notations in text margins, foxing to frontispiece and just a few places in text; rear board of first volume renewed; otherwise a VG set, text clean, tight and unworn. Note: 3 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 36580
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  • TOPHAM, Anne
    MEMORIES OF THE FATHERLAND

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Methuen, 1916. Tall octavo, blue cloth. pp viii, 300 + 31 pp catalogue + frontispiece and 11 other plates. Index. Foxing, tanning, small ink names to endpapers; text paper a bit toned, page edges tanned; nicks to spine ends; else a VG clean, tight and unworn jacketless copy. English governess Anne Topham spent seven years (1902-1909) in Germany as the tutor for Kaiser Wilhelm II's only daughter, Victoria Louise.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 44034
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