np [London]: For private circulation, 1931. First edition. AUTHOR'S COPY. This is likely the author's own copy of... Read More about My Diary. A Trip to the East
London: printed for Longmans, Hurst, Rees and Orme, ater-Noster Row, 1804. First Edition. Read More about Miscellaneous Plays
Tallulah Bankhead Praises Photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt. The actress writes, “To Alfred--Many thanks for your understanding and human traits / Bless you, Tallulah”. Tallulah Bankhead (1903-1968) was a more than competent actress (she won the Drama Critics award for her performances in The Little Foxes (1939), and The Skin of Our..... Read More about Autograph Note Signed to Alfred Eisenstaedt, n.p., n.d
Duluth: March 11, 1948. Margaret Frances Culkin Banning. Best-selling author and early advocate of women's rights. Daughter of William E. Culkin who served two terms in the Minnesota State Senate (1895-99). Spent one year at Sacred Heart Academy in Rochester, New York. B.A., Vassar College, 1912; certificate, Chicago School of..... Read More about ANS to Alfred Eisenstaedt
Boston: Published by David Reed, 1826. First American editions. First published in London in 1825 and 1826. Wendell Copy. Read More about The Works of Anna Ltitia Barbauld With a Memoir [and] A Legacy for Young Ladies [edited by Lucy...
Derry, New Hampshire: 25 May 1959. Replying to Hartley's enquiry about her writing and education. She describes how one teacher greatly affected her by introducing her to contemporary literature and having them keep “thought books.” She writes that college helps in exposing one to a wide range of ideas, “One..... Read More about Typed letter signed “Shirley Barker”
London: for Henry Colburn, Public Library, Conduit Street, Hanover Square, 1818. First edition thus. Barrett (1786-1820) first published a poem entitled ' Woman' in 1810; in this version of 1818 ' I determined to rewrite the poem ... I have found so much omission, alteration, and new matter necessary, that..... Read More about Woman, A Poem
New York: Harper & Brothers, . First edition, Number 221 of 265 copies, Signed by the Author, on special paper. Signed Limited. Read More about Memories: An Autobiography
London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge and New York: E. & J. B. Young & Co, [ca. 1879]. Second edition, with new preface. Read More about Alone Among the Zulus. The Narrative of a Journey through the Zulu Country, South Africa
London: nd [c. 1880]. Later edition. Read More about Alone among the Zulu by a Plain Woman. The Narrative of a Journey through the Zulu Country
1931. Inscribed Picture of Bernard Baruch. Isabel Leighton (Mrs. Frederick A., later Mrs. Arthur Hugh Bunker), actress, writer, translator, playwright, radio personality, foreign correspondent, and editor of the best-selling The Aspirin Age, was a very close friend of Baruch over many decades until his death. Read More about Photograph of oil painting of the great financier and presidential advisor, inscribed on the...
New York: Robert M. De Witt, Publisher, 13 Frankfort Street, nd . First edition. This case was quite juicy. There was adultery on both sides. Read More about Report of the Beardsley Divorce Case, containing the Full and Unabridged Testimony of All the...
Paris: Chez J.-B. Garnery, Librairie, rue de Pot-de-Fer, No. 14, [c. 1823]. Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont (1711-1780) was a Royal Governess, Teacher, Popular Novelist, Educational Writer for Women and Children. She settled in London and started a Monthly Magazine for Women: "Nouveau Magasin" and the first woman editor of..... Read More about Le Magasin des Jeunes Dames, ou Instructions pour les Personnes qui entrent dans le monde et se...
Paris: Gallimard, . Read More about La Femme Rompue. L’âge de discrétion. Monologue
Inscribed to her American editor. Inscribed to her editor, "Mr. Targ, avec toute ma sympathie S. de Beauvoir". William Targ (1907-1999), was an editor and then head of Putnam's before founding his own imprint, Targ Editions; he was also a noted bibliophile and collector. During his tenure at Putnam's, 1964-1978..... Read More about Photograph signed ("S de Beauvoir") and inscribed to William Targ
New York: The Misses Selby, [c 1920]. Inscribed "To Isabelle Leighton, with best wishes, affectionately David Belasco. Nov. 22nd 1920. "Signed in pencil below image "The Misses Selby, N.Y." and with their label "The Misses Seby 628 Fifth Avenue." on the back. Read More about Portrait photograph of David Belasco writing with quill pen
London: Ernest Benn Limited, 1927. First Edition. Read More about Letters of Gertrude Bell. Selected and edited by Lady (Florence) Bell
London: Ernest Benn, . First Edition. Read More about Persian Pictures. With a Peface by Sir E. Denison Ross
Hartford: Printed by Hudson and Goodwin, 1791. First American edition, with half-titles. The author, the curate at St. Mary's, Manchester, also wrote “Strictures on Female Education”. Read More about Letters to a Young Lady, on a Variety of Useful and Interesting Subjects
Philadelphia: Printed for W. Spottiswood, and H. & F. Rice, Market-street, 1793. Second American edition. Read More about Strictures on Female Education; chiefly as it relates to the Culture of the Heart, in Four...
New York: Published by Sea Cliff Press, . First edition, #36 of 90 copies. Read More about Prayers & Sermons for the Stations of the Cross
Elliot Stock, 1880. First edition of this imprint. A photographic facsimile, reproduced on hand-made deckle-edge paper, with an interesting introduction. "One of the best facsimiles ever executed" - Westwood & Satchell. Read More about A Treatyse of Fysshynge with an Angle. Being a facsimile reproduction of the first book on the...
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1938. First edition of the author's first novel. Read More about The Journey Down
New York: American Bible Society, 1855. Sophia Augusta Brown's Bible, Wife of John Carter Brown. The bible of Sophia Augusta Brown (1825-1909), wife of John Carter Brown, herself an active bibliophile who helped her husband build his library and oversaw its stewardship after his death. Sophia Augusta was 34 and..... Read More about The Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments
London: Rowland Ward, 1898. First edition. Presentation Copy. A lively account of the author's adventures during an eight-month shooting trip in Baltistan, Ladakh, and Kashmir.Very scarce.A presentation copy, inscribed on the half title: “Robert Frazer from his old schoolfellow, the writer, February 1898”. Read More about Sport in the Highlands of Kashmir. Being a narrative of eight months’ trip in the Baltistan and...
Boston: Charles E. Goodspeed, 1902. No. 458 of 500 copies. "an unfinished binding done by me at Miss Emily Preston's bindery, N.Y. Patty P.L. Sesler" and below in another hand J.S. Brown.Emily Preston was a Cobden-Sanderson student who ran a bindery at 223 East 17th St., NYC and was one..... Read More about The Service. Edited by F. B. Sanborn