London: Duckworth & Co, 1915. First edition. KA COX'S COPY OF VIRGINIA WOOLF'S FIRST BOOK. Signed "Katharine Cox/... Read More about The Voyage Out
Philadelphia: The Centaur Press, 1938. First Edition. Poem written for music by Harl McDinald, intended “to be a major work for a woman’s chorus and orchestra, a poem that had vigor and passion, a poem that voice a deep emotion in the hearts of contemporary American women.” (Author’s note). First..... Read More about Lament for the Stolen. A poem for a Chorus
London: Dilly, 1787. "New [Third?] Edition", preceded by editions of 1775 and 1777. Hester Chapone was member of Lady Montagu's "bluestocking" circle and the author of a book of advice to young ladies (LETTERS ON THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE MIND), singled out by Mary Wollstonecraft as one of the few..... Read More about Miscellanies in Prose and Verse, by Mrs. Chapone, Author of Letters on the Improvement of the Mind
Denver: 22 November 1959. Replying to Hartley's enquiry about her writing and education. High school was of importance to her due to her English and Latin teachers. The Latin helping her understand English grammar and the Latin teacher reciting poetry and the English teacher introducing her to Shakespeare. Of college..... Read More about Typed letter signed “Mary Chase”
Boston: Lee & Shephard, 1902. First edition. c. INSCRIBED on the flyleaf:“Miss Estelle M. H. Merrill“Pres. of the ___ (?) Association“from ED Cheny“January 13, 1903”A rare inscription from this Boston abolitionist (1824-1904), ardent women’s suffragist, secretary of the New England Freedmen's Aid Society, author of many books, friend of Ralph..... Read More about Reminiscences of Ednah Dow Cheney (born Littlehale
New York: 1921-23. Mary Graham Bonner was a children's book writer and for some years wrote the daily bedtime stories syndicated by the Associated Press, and collected in her book "365 Bedtime Stories". These are 5 of the daily stories collected there, from the author's series in newspapers called "Daddy's..... Read More about Five Typescripts of short stories, each signed
London: Morgan & Scott, 1901. Eighteenth Thousand. Third edition Re-cast and freshly Illustrated. Read More about In the Far East. Letters from Geraldine Guinness in China (now Mrs Howard Taylor
New York: Holt, 1917. Signed Alice Hobart on the title-page. This is her first book. Read More about Pioneering where the World is Old (Leaves from a Manchurian Notebook
Richmond [VA]: Everett Waddey Co, 1911. First edition. Read More about The Journal of Julia LeGrand. New Orleans 1862-1863
New York: The Sarabande Press, 1985. First Edition, one of 26 lettered copies, Signed by Clampitt, Laurens & Freeman on the colophon page. One of 26 Copies. First edition of Clampitt’s Homage, consisting of 8 meditative poems on Keats, each of which utilizes as a theme, a place central to..... Read More about A Homage to John Keats
Cambridge, Mass: 1 April 1993. Responding to Hartley's letter asking about some biographical details and also about the importance of her education to her writing. She writes “of course there have been many fine writers from all sorts of backgrounds short of the usual high education. But I think it..... Read More about Manuscript letter, signed “Eleanor Clark Warren,” with notation at top “Dictated-not my...
London: Printed for the Author, and Published by C. Chapple, 1810. First edition. Clarke published other works about this scandal under her initials, M.A.C. She was the mistress of the Duke of York and here she defends herself from charges that she used the liaison for her own advantage. Read More about The Rival Princes; or, a Faithful Narrative of Facts, relating to Mrs. M. A. Clarke's Political...
n.p: [1943-48]. A volume of signatures and occasional inscriptions by 83 noted female journalists of the 1940s. Laid in is an original ink drawing that is likely to be a caricature of Kirkland.Sally Kirkland, to whom the volume is dedicated, was a manager at Lord & Taylor, a fashion editor..... Read More about Collection of autographs from a group of noted female journalists congratulating Sally Kirkland...
London: Millar, 1753. First edition. How to Nag, and other Courtesies. A choice mid-eighteenth century courtesy book and a classic of black humor whose guiding principle is: “Remember always to do unto to every one, what you would least wish to have done unto yourself; for in this is contained..... Read More about An Essay on the Art of ingeniously Tormenting; with Proper Rules for the Exercise of that...
London: Chatto and Windus, Piccadilly, 1875. First edition. Read More about The Law & The Lady. A Novel
London: Hurst & Blackett, 1859. First edition. A collection of ten short stories connected by a framing narrative. "Brother Owen's Story of Anne Rodway" features one of the earliest female detectives in fiction. Read More about The Queen of Hearts
[New York: The Colony Club: Privately Printed, 1984]. First edition. Read More about The History of the Colony Club 1903-1984
Little Rock, Arkansas: printed by M.G. Pugh and Company, . Women of the Ku Klux Klan. Two items from the second iteration of the Ku Klux Klan, which began in 1915 and took shape as a national organization perpetuated by a well-established beauracracy with codified recruiting techniques and forms. The..... Read More about Constitution and Laws of the Women of the Ku Klux Klan. Adopted by First Imperial Klonvocation at...
New Haven: 3 July 1975. Responding to Hartley's letter enquiring about the influence of her formal education on her writing. She responds “As to my education: it was, if not exactly exiguous, certainly it was random. Some courses and teachers were wonderful; some useless. I think the answers to your..... Read More about Typed letter signed “Louise Field Cooper”
London: Printed by B. Crosby and Co. Stationers' Court, Ludgate Street; and sold by All Booksellers, 1811. First edition. Scarce Regency-era woman's manual addressing proper female dress, deportment, and cosmetics. " ... Let me hasten to recommend to you, a publication at this time in much request, and which possesses..... Read More about The Mirror of the Graces; or, The English Lady's Costume: Combining and harmonizing taste and...
London: Printed for Mathew and Leigh, 18 Strand, 1810. Third edition. UNCUT. Read More about Original Poems, on Various occasions. By a Lady. Revised by William Cowper, Esq. of the Inner Temple
Steephill Castle, Ventnor, Isle of Wight: n.d. The Anglo-American novelist and dramatist known as "John Oliver Hobbes" writes to her uncle under her real name. "I decided to open the enclosed as I thought it might be wise to write to you at once if you were not too late..... Read More about Autograph letter signed ("Pearl"), to her "Dear Uncle Jim"
London: Richard Bentley, 1891. First Edition. Read More about Patience Holt
London: George G Harrap & Co Ltd, . First edition. Read More about Sky Gipsy: Twenty-Five Thousand Miles By flying Clipper-Ships Over South America Central America...
Adelaide: 1893. A lovely set of pictures: the first being a portrait of the team showing thirteen women in uniform and hats with bats and ball front and centre. The second image is a shot of a ladies match in progress, the umpire seemingly signalling a no ball.On the verso..... Read More about Two photographs of Women Cricketers
Omaha, NE: The Cummington Press, 1991. First edition, One of 220 numbered copies on Arches Ingres paper. Read More about A Final Antidote from the Journals of Louise Bogan. Edited by William Maxwell and Charles McGrath