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Carlyles at Home, The, HOLME, Thea
Carlyles at Home, The
HOLME, Thea
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Noel Streatfeild, STREATFEILD] HUSE, Nancy
Noel Streatfeild
STREATFEILD] HUSE, Nancy
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Victorian Sisters : The Remarkable Macdonald Women and the Great Men They Inspired, TAYLOR, Ina
Victorian Sisters : The Remarkable Macdonald Women and the Great Men They Inspired
TAYLOR, Ina
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Ladies on the Loose: Women Travellers of the 18th and 19th Centuries, HAMALIAN, Leo K. (Ed.)
Ladies on the Loose: Women Travellers of the 18th and 19th Centuries
HAMALIAN, Leo K. (Ed.)
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26 5905 MACKENZIE, Midge Shoulder To Shoulder, A Documentary
Softcover; Trade PB Vintage Books: New York; c1975, 1988; Very Good  
B&W Photographs; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 338 pages; Faint spine and cover creases, light edgewear, original price on covers blacked out. Page edges slightly yellowed; interior pages clean and bright. ; "The stirring history of the Militant Suffragettes[in the UK]: the faces, the deeds, the memories, the personal testimony of the remarkable women who fought and won the battle for the vote." This book presents the Suffragettes memoirs, speeches, and magazines in addition to eyewitness newspaper reports and debates held by Members of Parliament. A fascinating and compelling history. Book is the companion to the six part television series, "Shoulder to Shoulder" and is illustrated with b&w and sepia illustrations throughout. If anyone has a copy of the television series, please contact us. Recommended.  
Price: 12.50 USD
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Reader's Companion to U.S. Women's History, Mankiller, Wilma, Ed. et. al.
27 178 Mankiller, Wilma, Ed. et. al. Reader's Companion to U.S. Women's History
Hardcover Houghton Mifflin: NY; 1998; First Edition 696 pages As New in As New dust wrapper 
A lovely copy, looks unread.; An inclusive "encyclopedia" of US women's history with over 400 articles ranging from the Abolitionist Movement to the YWCA. The editor was the first woman Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation from 1985 to 1995.; Will not fit safely in an Int'l Priority Envelope.Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 44.00 USD
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Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood, The, Marsh, Jan
28 172 Marsh, Jan Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood, The
Hardcover St Martins Press: NY; 1985; First US Edition 408 pages B&W Illustrations: Very Good in Very Good- dust wrapper 
Spine ends bumped, purple marker gift inscription front free endpaper, top textblock edge faintly soiled, pages pale yellow but clean; no binding problems. Clipped dust wrapper edgeworn with several small tears and scratch marks.; The lives of the lovers, wives, colleagues (Jane Morris, Georgina Burne-Jones, Elizabeth Siddal, Emma Brown, Annnie Miller, and Fannie Cornforth) associated with the Pre-Rapaelite brotherhood. Sections include Youth, Marriage, and Maturity. 'A fascinating tribute to their spirit of independence in circumstances which conspired to suppress it. It includes an intriguing set of photographs as well as reproductions of the paintings and studies they inspired.' Author was a lecturer at the National Portrait Gallery in London at the time of publication; she is now a researcher there. She has written extensively on the Pre-Raphaelites and is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society. She calls this book 'a keynote inquiry into gender relations in the nineteenth-century art world.'; Georgina Burne-Jones was the wife of Edward Burne-Jones and Angela Thirkell's maternal grandmother. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 24.95 USD
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29 2743 MARSHALL, Rosalind Virgins and Viragos : A History of Women in Scotland from 1080-1980
Softcover; Trade PB Academy Chicago: Chicago; 1995; Very Good+  
365 pages; A new book; no spine or cover creases but shows some edgewear.; The author demonstrates that women played a far more active, aggressive role in Scottish life than has usually been deduced. Meticulously researched, crammed with curious information, this is a moving account of how the women of Scotland have more than held their own against unjust law and social prejudice.'  
Price: 15.95 USD
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30 1291 Maychick, Diana Audrey Hepburn an Intimate Portrait
Hardcover Birch Lane Press: New York; 1993; First US Edition 247 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine tail bumped and cloth frayed in one small area, with corresponding crease to dust wrapper. Dust wrapper, not price cut, is faintly rubbed. ; Audrey Hepburn spoke extensively with the author for over a year to make this a " proper biography". The result is a candid, personal, and unflinchingly honest portrait of this beloved film star.  
Price: 12.50 USD
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31 1182 Mays, Lucinda Candle and the Mirror
Hardcover Atheneum: New York; 1982; First Edition Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
8vo; 182 pages; Spine head and top corners very lightly bumped. Dust wrapper, not price cut, is a bit rubbed.A very nice copy. ; Anne Simmons, admired her mother. It was not usual in 1895 for a woman to give speeches and travel around the country talking about women's suffrage. After the death of her father both Anne and her mother, Emily, decided their mission was to help the miners in Western Pennsylvania organize labor unions.  
Price: 9.75 USD
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32 412 McIntosh, Elizabeth Sisterhood Of Spies; The Women Of The O S S
Hardcover Naval Institute Press: Annapolis, MD; 1998; 282pp pages Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper 
Did you know that Julia Child (McWilliams) was a secret agent in WWII? "From Lisbon to Switzerland, from secret Washington DC offices to operations in China, " this book tells "the real-life story of extraordinary women in extraordinary times-secret agents who helped the Allies win World War II. " The author was also a member of the OSS (Office of Strategic Services) .' 
Price: 27.00 USD
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33 965 MITFORD, Jessica American Way of Birth
Hardcover Victor Gollancz Ltd: London; 1992; First British Edition Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
237 pages; Spine ends bumped, a few very small soil spots on covers, no binding problems, pages clean and bright. Dust wrapper, not price clipped, has very light edgewear.; 'The author of The American Way of Death provides a history of American childbirth from the nineteenth century to the present, exploring conventional and alternative methods, public health-care programs, high-tech births, and more. "  
Price: 9.50 USD
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34 478 Ozment, Steven Burgermeister's Daughter : Scandal In A Sixteenth Century German Town
Hardcover St Martin's Press: NY; 1996; First US Edition 8vo ; 227 pages Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper 
Dust wrapper shows wear on the top edge and is faintly rubbed. ; 'The tragic yet uplifting story of Anna Buschler, whose rebellion against the constricting mores of her times is reconstructed in this vivid social portrait of Germany at the end of the Middle Ages.'  
Price: 14.00 USD
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Women, Gender and Fascism in Europe 1919-45 , PASSMORE, Kevin (ed.)
35 5570 PASSMORE, Kevin (ed.) Women, Gender and Fascism in Europe 1919-45
Softcover; Trade PB Rutgers University Press: New Brunswick, NJ; 2003; Very Good+  
275 pages; A new book with faint edgewear.; "What attracts women to far-right movements that appear to denigrate their rights?" Fourteen essays cover such countries as Serbia, Romania, Italy, Germany, France, Spain, and Britain to shed light on women's roles in the collapse of democracy in Europe, and the relationship between the women's movement and the rise of the extreme right.  
Price: 12.75 USD
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Tudor Women : Queens and Commoners, PLOWDEN, Alison
36 6436 PLOWDEN, Alison Tudor Women : Queens and Commoners
Softcover; Trade PB Sutton Publishing: Stroud, Gloucestershire; c1979, 1998; Revised Edition 182 pages Near Fine 
A new book with faint edgewear.; 'This is a revised and updated edition of Alison Plowden's classic study of the dominant women of the Tudor era. The women of the royal family are the central characters in this book - royal women set the style and between them they provide a dazzling variety of personalities as well as illustrating almost every aspect of life as it affected women in Tudor England. The story of the Tudor queens, from the founding of the dynasty, through Henry VIII's wives and culminating in Elizabeth I, is narrated clearly, set against the background of the politics and society of the age. Alison Plowden also explores lower- and middle-class women's status, education and upbringing, painting a picture of life for the average Tudor housewife in this beautifully written and carefully researched book.'; Published @ £12.99; this edition out-of-print. 
Price: 17.75 USD
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37 496 Read, Phyllis J & Witlieb, Bernard L Book Of Women's Firsts : Breakthrough Achievement Of Over 1,000 American Women
Softcover; Trade PB Random House: NY; 1992; 511 pages Near Fine 

Price: 9.75 USD
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38 492 Read, Phyllis J & Witlieb, Bernard L Book Of Women's Firsts : Breakthrough Achievement Of Over 1,000 American Women
Hardcover Random House: NY; 1992; First US Edition 511 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Remainder dot on bottom edge, top corners badly bumped, white covers have two soil marks, spine has an indentation but binding is not damaged. Dust wrapper rubbed, scored and crumpled at top corners. 
Price: 16.75 USD
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Nice Girl's Guide to Good Behaviour, REDLICH, Monica
39 6797 REDLICH, Monica Nice Girl's Guide to Good Behaviour
Hardcover Palazzo Editions: Bath, UK; c1935, 2008; Second Printing 160 pages Illustrated by Anna Zinkeisen; B&W Illustrations: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
A new book received with light colour loss to tiny areas on board edges and very faint edgewear to dust wrapper.; Illustrated with wonderful period black & wwhite photographs and delightful drawings by Anna K. Zinkeisen. Originally published in England in 1935, this 'gently satirical handbook to being the right sort of girl effortlessly guides readers through the troublesome twists and turns of the social whirl. Monica Redlich dispenses advice for every possible encounter; from how to combine kindness with absolute honesty when reassuring friends (They always say a big nose is a sign of character) and what to say when caught in an awkward situation (I am just trying to get some dust out of poor Freddie's eye) to the perfect reply on receiving congratulations upon your engagement (Thank you, Angela darling. I only wish we could manage to find someone for you). Nice girls once reigned supreme, and with this essential companion they could again. No modern girl should be without it.'; Recommended. Book matches sample illustration. Published @ $19.95. 
Price: 9.95 USD
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40 614 Rose, Phyllis Parallel Lives : Five Victorian Marriages
Softcover; Trade PB Knopf: New York; 1983; Reprint Very Good  
318 pages; Creases on spine and front cover, previous owner's embossed stamp on half title page; The five marriages discussed are of Catherine Hogarth and Charles Dickens, John Ruskin and Effie Gray, Jane Welsh and Thomas Carlyle, Harriet Taylor and John Stuart Mill, and George Eliot and George Henry Lewes.  
Price: 6.00 USD
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41 5687 SHROPSHIRE, Mike and Frank Schaefer Thorny Rose of Texas : an Intimate Portrait of Governor Ann Richards
Hardcover Birch Lane Press: NY; 1994; First US Edition 271 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Vertical spine crease that does not damage binding, spine ends faintly bumped. Unclipped dust wrapper faintly edgeworn. A nice copy. ; Published while Ann Richards was running for re-election for Governor of Texas (which she lost). It is 'based on some 200 interviews with Richards' family and her closest friends, political allies, and critics.' 
Price: 8.00 USD
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42 2428 SMITH, Susan Bedell Reflected Glory : the Life of Pamela Churchill Harriman
Hardcover Simon & Schuster: New York; 1996; Reprint Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
559 pages; Bottom text block edge has black remainder mark. Spine ends and bottom corners bumped. Pages clean and bright, no binding problems. Dust wrapper, not price clipped, is faintly rubbed and edgeworn. A nice copy.  
Price: 7.50 USD
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43 6437 SOMERSET, Anne Ladies-In-Waiting: From the Tudors to the Present Day
Hardcover Alfred A. Knopf: NY; 1984; First US Edition 342 pages B&W Illustrations: Good+ in Very Good- dust wrapper 
Spine ends lightly bumped, corners bumped revealing boards on two corners; no binding problems. Red remainder mark on top page edge, page edges pale yellow, bottom edge of last 40 pages rippled; interior pages clean. Unclipped dust wrapper edgeworn with a few closed tears and creases.; 'Far from being servants or decorative accessories in court, ladies-in-waiting competed for real positions of power--and many succeeded in their goals, sometimes betraying their queens in the process. A few even became royal mistresses. Drawing on a wide variety of primary sources, this lively, full-scale study by a bestselling author combines anecdote with searching analysis to create social history at its most colorful and entertaining.' 
Price: 11.75 USD
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Women Who Wrote the War, The, SOREL, Nancy Caldwell
44 6709 SOREL, Nancy Caldwell Women Who Wrote the War, The
Hardcover Arcade Publishing: NY; 1999; First US Edition 458 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Bumped spine ends, just revealing board at top edge, a few pages creased, some faint smudges to page edges. Unclipped dustwrapper has light edgewear.; 'This book eloquently demonstrates the role female war correspondents played in bringing the war to the people at home in the US. As women, they brought a different outlook to the battlefields of WWII, and reported what they witnessed with a new sensibility. Their experience was devastating at one moment, heartwarming the next, as they struggled for equality in a profession dominated by men.' Recommended by Dan Rather.; Front cover matches sample image. 
Price: 14.75 USD
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Noel Streatfeild, STREATFEILD] HUSE, Nancy
45 7204 STREATFEILD] HUSE, Nancy Noel Streatfeild
Hardcover Twayne Publishers: NY; 1994; 163 pages Near Fine in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Burgundy cloth binding, spine ends lightly bumped; a lovely copy. Dust wrapper very lightly edgeworn and rubbed. ; Part of the Twayne's English Author Series. "In this comprehensive analysis of a woman hailed by her fellow Britons as a 'National Monument', Nancy Huse argues that Streatfeild's work challenges the status of 'girl's books' , described in most criticism as ephemeral or constituting a catagory separate from 'great books'. Huse attributes the appeal of Streatfeild's books to their contemporary themes and traditional values and finds that in exploring the tensions of heredity and environment Streatfeild anticipates many contemporary questions about the role of women, the structure of the family, and the implications of the class system. In particular, Huse notes, Streatfeild (in both her children's and adult novels) used the poverty of women and their work in the domestic sphere to link the public with the private worlds shaping children.

Streatfeild's conservative upbringing, rebellious youth, and complex life-long relationship with her family provided material for her novels, according to Huse. Streatfeild developed a conscious perspective on childhood that she used to defend child/adult boundaries while sharpening story forms. At the same time, Huse contends, her multi faceted talent admitted new subjects, character types, themes, and information into the children's book because she assumed competence and intelligent curiosity as the basis of children's contributions to the family and to society.

In this vibrant portrait of the life and work of such an innovative children's writer, Huse suggests some meaningful ways to evaluate the family novel, the role of a children's novelist in preserving and constructing a historical record, and the implications of formulaic patterns that derive from female experience."

Her adult novels and novels written as Susan Scarlett are also discussed.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 25.75 USD

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Victorian Sisters : The Remarkable Macdonald Women and the Great Men They Inspired, TAYLOR, Ina
46 7051 TAYLOR, Ina Victorian Sisters : The Remarkable Macdonald Women and the Great Men They Inspired
Softcover; Trade PB Adler & Adler: MD; 1987; 218 pages B&W Illustrations: Very Good 
Spine sunned and faintly creased, very light edgewear. Pages edges pale yellow (seen before in this edition) and lightly soiled; interior pages clean, none loose.; This is the engaging biography of Angela Thirkell's grandmother and great-aunts. Georgiana Burne-Jones, her grandmother, wife of painter Edward Burne-Jones, Agnes was the wife of artist Edward Poynter, Alice was wife to an artist and mother of Rudyard Kipling and Louisa was mother to British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin.; Ede J. of the ATS and AT email discussion group liked this book better than the one more recently published about the sisters, "worth buying to add to one's Thirkell Shelf." Also recommended by Carol S. of the ATS and AT email discussion group. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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47 2984 THOMAS, Gillian A Position to Command Respect: Women and the Eleventh Britannica
Hardcover Scarecrow Press: Metuchen, NJ & London; 1992; 212 pages Near Fine 
A new book. No dust wrapper, as issued.; 'The 1910-1911 "Encyclopaedia Britannica" was advertised as "the high water mark of human knowledge." Its contributors included some of the most notable figures from the late Victorian and Edwardian worlds of scholarship and knowledge. That 34 of the 1,500 contributors were women was widely perceived as signaling a significant breakthrough into the world of learning. The historical moment when these women were trying to claim cultural authority was one in which the role of women was being debated as never before. Many of the women contributors (predominantly British) were active participants in the suffrage debate. The book examines public and private aspects of the women contributors' lives and includes short biographies.' ; Published at $35.00 
Price: 22.50 USD
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Aristocrats : The Illustrated Companion , TILLYARD, Stella
48 5626 TILLYARD, Stella Aristocrats : The Illustrated Companion
Softcover; Trade PB Seven Dials: London; 2000; Near Fine  
Color Photographs; 208 pages; A lovely unread copy with faint edgewear.; The story of the four Lennox sisters is also a 'rich social history of eighteenth century Britain. The daughters of the Second Duke and Duchess of Richmond lived in magnificence as mistresses of some of the most splendid houses in England and Ireland through turbulent times, from the Jacobite Rebellion to the French Revolution.'This companion book for the BBC (PBS) series carefully details how their lives were made into a lavish television drama and the text is entirely different from the biography by Tillyard which was the basis for the series. Photographs reveal the spectacular treasure trove of houses, furniture, objects, and paintings commissioned by the sisters as well as numerous stills from the series.  
Price: 11.75 USD
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49 1686 TRUMAN, Margaret Women of Courage
Hardcover Wm Morrow and Co.: New York; 1976; First US Edition 254 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Free front endpaper has1977 in red pencil, tape residue, and skinned areas. Spine ends bumped, faded, and lightly soiled, text block edges foxed. Dust wrapper, price clipped, edgeworn and rubbed. ; Biographies of twelve courageous American women including Prudence Crandall, Dolly Madison, Elizabeth Blackwell, Marion Anderson, and others both famous and little known from Revolutionary times to the 1970's.  
Price: 10.00 USD
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Women Writers of the 1930s : Gender, Politics and History, VON ARNIM] JOANNOU, Maroula ed.
50 5187 VON ARNIM] JOANNOU, Maroula ed. Women Writers of the 1930s : Gender, Politics and History
Softcover; Trade PB Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh; 1999; 224 pages Near Fine 
A new book with faint edgewear.; Sixteen essays on women writers of the liberal-left in the 1930s. Writers discussed include Elizabeth von Arnim, Elizabeth Bowen, Vera Brittain, Katherine Burdekin, Nancy Cunard, Storm Jameson, Rosamond Lehmann, Naomi Mitchison, Jean Rhys, Stevi Smith, Sylvia Townsend Warner, Rebecca West and Virginia Woolf. 
Price: 29.50 USD
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