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1 Alexander, Arabel Wilbur. [Helm, Lucinda B.]. Life and Work of Lucinda B. Helm, Founder of the Woman's Home Mission Society of the M. E. Church, South.
Nashville, Tennessee: Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1904. 
Octavo, blind-stamped hunter green cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, tissue-protected frontis., 198 pp. Near-Fine. From Preface: Lucinda B. Helm's relation to a movement which had its birth in her fertile brain and grew up under her leadership to be one of the most potent and efficient departments of the great Methodist Episcopal Church, South, makes it eminently appropriate that the story of her life and work should be told...The mission of Christ to the world was to save it from sin; the mission of his followers is to give the story of this evengel to every creature. Early in life, even in girlhood, Miss Helm had received a vision of her Lord and his mission... 
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2 Dorr, Priscilla, Project Manager. Women Writers in McFarlin. Special Collections, First Series.
Tulsa, Oklahoma: Academic Publications, The University of Tulsa, 1985. 
Signed & Inscribed Publication Notice Enclosed. Octavo, paperbound (embossed white wrappers), 127 pp. Very Good, with slightly soiled covers. Forty-two bio-bibliographical essays on women writers and their works with bibliographies for additional research. 
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3 Edwards, Samuel. George Sand: A Biography of the First Modern, Liberated Woman.
New York: David McKay Company, Inc., [1972]. 
Octavo, orange cloth (hardcover), 271 pp. Very Good, with lightly rubbed edges and foxing (age darkened spotting), in a like dust jacket. A woman of her time and a woman well ahead of her time, here is her fascinating story. 
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4 Gordi, Tooni; Editor. Contemporary American Women Poets. An Anthology of Verse by 1311 Living Writers. Issued under the Auspices of The Spinners: A Bi-Monthly of Women's Verse.
New York: Henry Harrison, 1935. 
Quarto, blue cloth (hardcover), 320 pp. Very Good+ with lightly rubbed edges. 
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5 Gruhzit-Hoyt, Olga. A Time Remembered: American Women in the Vietnam War.
Novato, CA: Presidio Press, [1999]. 
Octavo, glossy black boards (hardcover), gilt letters, xii, 262 pp. Near-Fine, with former-owner inscription, in a Fine (As New) dust jacket. Section Headings: Army Nurse Corps; Navy Nurse Corps; Air Force Nurse Corps; Women's Army Corps; Army Special Services; International Voluntary Services; USP; American Red Cross; U. S. Agency for International Development; Epilogue: The Others. 
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6 Hamer, Judith A. and Martin J. Centers of the Self: Short Stories by Black American Women from the Nineteenth Century to the Present. Edited and with an Introduction by Judith A. and Martin J. Hamer.
New York: Hill and Wang, [1994]. First Edition. 
Fine (As New). Octavo, softbound, x, 355 pp. Offers us a chronologically arranged collection of riveting short fiction from the best of America's black women writers. Each of these fine workd reveals an important aspect of the core experience of self-discovery in African American life. Among the prominent authors whose work is included are Jessie Redmon Fauset, Zora Neale Hurston, Paule Marshall, Ann Petry, Sonia Sanchez, Ntozake Shange, Alice Walker, Rita Dove, and Jamaica Kincaid. 
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7 Hodgson, Barbara. Dreaming of East: Western Women and the Exotic Allure of the Orient.
Vancouver: Greystone Books, 2005. 
Octavo, slick blue illus. boards (hardcover), 184 pp. Fine (As New) in a Fine (As New) dust jacket. From jacket: Dreaming of East explores the enduring fascination that the area now known as the Middle East has exerted on women of the West and the freedom that it offered. Sumptuously ilustrated with paintings, engravings, and photographs of these intrepid travelers and the exotic places they visited, this provocative book shows how all these women, by traveling outside their own societies, pushed the limits and made their world -- and ours -- a vastly richer place. 
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8 Junot, Madame [Laure, Duchess of Abrantes]. Memoirs of Celebrated Women of All Countries. With Portraits by the Most Eminent Masters.
London: Edward Churton, 1834. 
Octavo, half vellum & marbled boards, gilt-decorated spine, calf label, 86 pp., 42 copper engraved plates. Good; two plates present but loose; lower half of pages are damp-stained. 
Price: 400.00 USD
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9 Lane, Harriet. The Book of Culture.
New York: Social Culture Publications, [1922]. 
1st edition. Octavo, stiff wrappers, stapled, 63 pp. Very Good. 
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10 Leslie, Miss. The House Book: Or, a Manual of Domestic Economy. Containing Directions for Laundry Work, Removing Stains, Lights and Fires, Cleaning Furniture, Kitchen Affairs, Waiting on Company, Carving, House-Cleaning, Making up Linen, Dress-Making, Etc.
Philadelphia: Carey & Hart, 1840. 
Duodecimo, original full calf, calf label, [viii ads], 436 pp. Very Good; minor shelfwear. 
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11 Macdonald, J. Ramsay. Margaret Ethel Macdonald.
New York: Thomas Seltzer, 1924. 
1st American edition. Octavo, green cloth, v, 239 pp. Very Good; spine dull, otherwise very clean and tight. 
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12 Renneville, Mme. de. Biographie des Femmes Illustres de Rome, de la Grece et du Bas-Empire. Tome Premier.
Paris: Parmantier, 1825. 
Volume I (of 2) only. 1st edition. Octavo, 3/4 polished calf & marbled boards, top edge gilt, uncut, cxl, 192 pp. Engraved plates. Good; front joint tender. 
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13 Rivers, Larry Eugene and Canter Brown, Jr. The Varieties of Women's Experiences: Portraits of Southern Women in the Post-Civil War Century. Edited by Larry Eugene Rivers & Canter Brown Jr. [Signed].
Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, (2009). First Edition. 
ALS laid-in. Octavo, brown cloth (hardcover), xvi + 342 pp. Fine (As New) in a Fine (As New) dust jacket. From dust jacket: Most scholars acknowledge, despite excellent contributions in recent decades, the paucity of available material on the experiences of women -- with the possible exception of wealthy white women -- in the southeastern region of the United States during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This was a crucial era in the evolution of women's rights and the roles played by women in the public sphere. The contributors to The Varieities of Women's Experiences offer fourteen compelling biographical essays revealing a broad range of the fascinating lives lived by women in the post-Civil War South. Arranged chronologically, they chart a course of generational change, yet show that despite limitations there were always more opportunities for extraordinary women than we tend to realize. The essays in this book explore the diversity and complexity of what it could mean to be a Southern woman at a time when social norms restricted many to the home. Women not uncommonly performed a broader range of public functions than generally assumed, including those of community builders and political activists. They also dealt with life and work complications and challenges of a variety and severity that have often gone unrecognized. Editors Rivers and Brown draw back the curtain of history upon the ives of individuals whose legacies deserve our attention -- southern women who defied the stereotypes of the post-Emancipation era but received little recognition for their actions. 
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14 Sternsher, Bernard and Judith Sealander. Women of Valor: The Struggle Against the Great Depression as Told in Their Own Stories.
Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 1990. First Edition. 
Octavo, burgundy cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, uncut, 312 pp. Fine (As New), in like dust jacket. “Women of Valor is a striking collection of pieces of autobiography from women who made a difference during the gravest economic crisis in the nation's history...The women include: Mary Simkhovitch and Lillian Wald, influential settlement leaders; Eleanor Roosevelt; Dorothy Day and Margaret Bourke-White, jounalists who championed the poor and oppressed; Frances Perkins, Mary Anderson, Louise Armstrong, and Hallie Flanagan, who helped forge New Deal programs; Anzia Yezierska and Ellen Tarry, writers who found ways to survive; and Vera Weisbord, Ella Reeve Bloor, Meridel Le Sueur, Lucy Mason, and Mary Heaton Vorse, all active in labor and political struggles. With courage and compassion these extraordinary women confronted the problems that affected women. Their stories rekindle interest in the Depression decade as a rich period in twentieth-century women's history.” 
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15 Stratton, Joanna L. Pioneer Women: Voices from the Kansas Frontier. Introduction by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
New York: Simon and Schuster, [1981]. First Edition. 
Octavo, burgundy cloth & tan boards (hardcover), gilt letters, map illus. endpapers, 319 pp. Fine (As New), in a Near-Fine (price-clipped) dust jacekt. Autobiographical manuscripts written by hundreds of pioneer women, commissioned and collected by Joanna Stratton's great-grandmother, Lilla Day Monroe, a prominent suffragist, lawyer, and publisher. “...Never before has there been such a detailed record of women's courage or such a living portrait of the women who civilized the frontier. Replete with drama, here are stories of wildernes mothers, schoolmarms, Indian squaws, immigrants, homesteaders, and circuit riders. Their personal recollections of prairie fires, locust plagues, cowboy shoot-outs, Indian raids, and blizzards on the plains portray vividly the dangers and excitement of pioneering. And their intimate remembrances of day-to-day life reveal the special heroism and industriousness of the pioneer woman as never before.” 
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16 Surtz, Ronald E. The Guitar of God: Gender, Power, and Authority in the Visionary World of Mother Juana de la Cruz (1481-1534).
Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, (1990). First Edition. 
Octavo, blue cloth (hardcover), xiv + 171 pp. Fine (As New); in a Fine (As New) dust jacket. From dust jacket: Until recently, Spanish literary historiography has virtually ignored hundreds of women who wrote between 15-- and 1700. Most of them wrote to record, defend, and disseminate their spiritual visions, for despite the general disempowerment of Spanish women, female visionaries enjoyed considerable authority. This book recovers and examines the visionary experiences of Mother Juana de la Cruz, the most famous of these women during her lifetime and for two centuries afterwards. Born of peasant stock, she became abbess of a Franciscan convent and a mystic who was visited not only by Cardinal Cisneros, but by Emperor Charles V himself. Ronald E. Surtz places Mother Juana's visions in the religious and social context of their age and discusses such pertinent biographical elements as the nun's own androgyny. His focus is on the questions of gender, power, and authority, so pertinent to our own age. The Guitar of God will be of particular interest to scholars and students of late medieval Spanish culture, religion, and history, and women's studies. 
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17 Wilson, Dorothy Clarke. Lone Woman: The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell, The First Woman Doctor. With Illustrations.
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, (1970). Second Printing. 
Octavo, cloth & boards (hardcover), gilt letters, 469 pp. Good+, with neat former-owner signature, soiling to page edges, light foxing (age darkened spotting) to endpapers, lightly sunned spine, light edgewear. Lone Woman, by Dorothy Clarke Wilson is a fascinating and sympathetic profile -- from the years of desperate struggle that won Elizabeth Blackwell her coveted degree from the Geneva Medical College, through untold disappointments in the hospitals of Paris, London, and New York, and through the tragedy which killed her hopes of becoming a surgeon. Despite the hardships she encountered, Dr. Blackwell became a professor of gynecology at the London School of Medicine for Women and was the author of numerous books and papers on public health and personal hygiene... 
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