Boston: Houghton Mifflin, [June], 1913. First Edition, first issue with date on title-page and copyright page. Read More about O Pioneers!
Rare books and first editions on Social Thought, primarily on law, economics, education, and women such as the works by Susan B. Anthony.
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...
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
San Francisco: November 1955. Builder Steve Bechtel to Photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt. One of the most influential and beloved men in the engineering and construction industry, the man who as head of the family's Bechtel Corporation built the first nuclear plant to produce electricity (a FORTUNE article on him was titled..... Read More about Autograph Note Signed to Alfred Eisenstaedt
1919. Annotated in Berrbohm's hand in pencil upper left " 'We are realising that education, as a Latin poet said, is something that changes mind and will. On all sides this doctrine of education is being preached today. We are busy deflecting the mind and will of adults and children..... Read More about An English Working Class Family 1919
Naples: Nella Stamperia Simoniana, 1804. Second edition. Treatise on begging. Read More about Ragionamento Sulla Mendicita. (Argument on Begging)...colle note dello stesso autore
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
Mannheim: Kurpfalz Regierungsrath … F. Stamm, 27 April 1784. Law regulating the permissible peals of bells in the territory, the May-Peal, ringing of the bells in thanks after the end of storms, and prohibiting others. Read More about Kurpfalz. Regierungsrath, Mannheim. Ordinance governing Bell-Ringing] Von Gottes Gnaden Wir Carl...
London: 75, Cadogan Square, 14th, April, 1926. "...I have been Reading 'Cloud Cuckoo Land." You are too devilish clever for words...:" Read More about TLS. To Mrs. [Naomi] Mitchison (1897-1999
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...
N. P [New York? 1836]. First edition. Usury. Commenting somewhat astringently on Bentham's various arguments on usury law in his 1787 work “A Defence of Usury.” The author criticizes Bentham and American bankers and stated that his/her intention was “to remove the prejudices which prevail (to a limited extent) among..... Read More about Jeremy Bentham and the Usury Law
London: T. J. Wooler, 1818. Second edition with notes and alterations. Bentham's plan for Parliamentary Reform was first written in 1809 but Cobbett's refusal to publish it delayed its appearance until 1817. Bentham maintained that the only solution and remedy for the country's problems was reform of Parliament, including annual..... Read More about Plan of Parliamentary Reform, in the Form of a Catechism, with Reasons for Each ARticle. With an...
Paris: Chez Bossange et Masson, et a Londres, 1818. Second edition. First published in 1811. This book was Translated from Bentham's mss. by Dumont and was not published in English until 1830, then under the title The Rationale of Punishment. This is the second edition. Read More about Théorie des Peines et des Récompenses, ouvrage extrait des manuscrits de M. Jérémie...
London: Printed and Published by R. Carlisle, 1823. First edition, second issue. This was actually preceded by a printing for circulation among friends in the same year. The pamphlet was one a series Bentham published betwee 1815-25 on radical law reform. Read More about Truth versus Ashhurst; or Law as it is, contrasted with what it is said to be. Written in...
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...
Pittsburgh: J. & R. Floyd, August 14, 1846. Read More about Billhead from J. & R. Floyd, Wholesale Grocers for shipment of coffee, nails, powder and soap...
Philadelphia: Edward Earle. J. Maxwell, Printer, 1816. Contemporary notes in pencil on endpapers. Read More about Reflections on Suicide. Translated from the French of Madame de Stael by an American Lady
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..... Read More about The Service. Edited by F. B. Sanborn
London: The Religous Tract Society, 1894. First edition. Early travels by famous woman in Tibet. Read More about Among the Tibetans
London: George Newnes, 1900. First edition thus. Miss Isabella Lucy Bird, later Mrs. J.F. Bishop (1831-1904), left England to seek a better climate for her health in 1878, she returned to Japan in 1894 and 1896. She was the first woman to be elected Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society..... Read More about Unbeaten Tracks in Japan. An account of Travels in the Interior including visits to the...
Saint Louis: Privately Printed for W. K. Bixby [By D. B. Updike, The Merrymount Press], [October], 1922. One of 250 copies printed. Mrs. Frances Washington was the widow of George Augustus Washington. The original of this letter was in Bixby's fine collection. Read More about Martha Washington's Letter Written from Philadelphia, June 15, 1794 to Mrs. Frances Washington...