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The Indians Now Seemed toRedouble Their Frenzy
(A “Captivity Narrative”).  Fuller, Emeline L.  [cover title] Left by the Indians. Story of my life. [copyright page: Mt. Vernon, IA: Hawk-eye Steam Print, 1892]. Square 24mo (13 cm; 5"). Front wrapper, [2] ff., 40 pp., port. leaf, blank leaf.
$7750.00
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“My Pen Has Been Taken up in the Cause, & for the Benefit, of My Own Sex
A Biographical Dictionary of & for WOMEN
(“ALL AGES & COUNTRIES”).  Hays, Mary.  Female biography; or, memoirs of illustrious and celebrated women, of all ages and countries. Philadelphia: Birch & Small (pr. by Fry & Kammerer), 1807. 8vo (22.3 cm, 8.8"). 3 vols. I: vi, [2], 488 pp. II: [4], 510, [2 (adv.)] pp. III: [4], 512 pp.
$1850.00
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Abbott'sIllustrated Biographies
Abbott, Jacob, & John S.C. Abbott. MAKERS OF HISTORY.  Akron, OH: The Superior Printing Co., [1914]. 12mo (18.8 cm, 7.4"). 20 vols. I: Frontis., [2], 256 pp.; 3 plts. II: Frontis., 229, [1] pp.; 3 plts. III: Frontis., 251, [1] pp.; 3 plts. IV: Frontis., 250 pp.; 2 plts. V: Frontis., 263, [1] pp.; 2 plts. VI: Frontis., 239, [1] pp.; 1 fold. map, 3 plts. VII: Frontis., 264 pp.; 2 plts. VIII: Frontis., 272 pp.; 2 plts. IX: Frontis., 257, [1] pp.; 1 fold. map, 3 plts. X: Frontis., 239, [1] pp.; 3 plts. XI: Frontis., 265, [1] pp.; 3 plts. XII: Frontis., 248 pp.; 3 plts. XIII: Frontis., 303, [1] pp.; 3 plts. XIV: Frontis., 285, [1] pp.; 4 plts. XV: Frontis., 287, [1] pp.; 4 plts. XVI: Frontis., 223, [1] pp.; 3 plts. XVII: Frontis., 233, [1] pp.; 3 plts. XVIII: Frontis., 327, [1] pp.; 4 plts. XIX: Frontis., 263, [1] pp.; 3 plts. XX: Frontis., 285, [1] pp.; 3 plts.
$225.00
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Signed Binding —Pure Gold
Albin, Thomas, ed.  Pure gold from the rivers of wisdom. Edited by the author of “Affection's keepsake.” New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1841. 32mo (10.5 cm; 4.25"). [1 (ads)] f., 126 pp., [2 (ads)] pp.; frontis. (included in pagination).
$40.00
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One Poem on an Air Balloon” & a *FUNNY* One Called
“A Receipt for Writing a Novel”
Alcock, Mary.  Poems, &c. &c. by the late Mrs. Mary Alcock. London: C. Dilly, 1799. 8vo. vii, [3], 183, [1] pp. (lacking subscribers list).
$100.00
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Sappho & Anacreon Their Lyrics in German
Anacreon & Sappho; Karl Wilhelm Ramler, trans.  Anakreons auserlesene Oden, und die zwey noch übrigen Oden der Sappho. Berlin: Joh. Dan. Sander, 1801. 8vo (15.9 cm, 6.25"). Engr. t.-p., vi, [2], 175, [1] pp.
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“The Women . . . Give This Love of Good Eating to All Who Can Read”
Anchorage Woman's Club.  Alaska's cooking. Anchorage: Color Art Printing Co., [ca. 1960]. 8vo (23 cm, 9.1"). 242 pp.; illus.
$75.00
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Inspirational 19th-Century AMERICAN Children's Book
Anderson, Eliza Hill.  Memoir of Mary Lothrop: who died in Boston, March 18, 1831, aged six years and three months. Boston: Perkins & Marvin; Lincoln & Edmands; & James Loring, 1832. 24mo (14.9 cm, 5.875"). Engr. frontis., 108 pp.
$75.00
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HOPE that You Never Receive a Gift ofPenny Royal”!
Anonymous.  Language of flowers. London: Rock Brothers & Payne (Boot, printer, Dockhead), no date [ca. 1850]. Miniature (49 mm; 1.95"). 100 pp., [14] ff. (ads).
$425.00
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A Lotta Moneyon the LineA Lady's Dowry
Arias de Saavedra, Francisco.  Manifestacion de los derechos de la menor dona Grimaneza de la Puente en el juicio que en segunda instancia; ha promovido en esta real audiencia, con el Señor Marques de Corpa oydor de ella: sobre el entero de la dote de la Marquesa de la Puente su hija finada, para que se reforme la sentencia de vista declaratoria de la simulacion del instrumento dotal. Lima: En la Imprenta Real de los Niños Expósitos, 1793. Small 4to (21 cm; 8.25"). [3] ff., 175, [1 (blank)] pp., [1 (errata)] f.
$475.00
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Jane Austen's WorksA Handsome, Limited Edition
Illustrated by the Brock Brothers     
Austen, Jane.  The novels and letters of Jane Austen. New York & Philadelphia: Frank S. Holby, 1906. 8vo. 12 (of 12) vols. I: Frontis., [6], vii–lix, [6], 255 pp.; 5 plts. II: Frontis., [8], 302 pp.; 6 plts. III: Frontis., [4], v–vii, 3–283 pp.; 5 plts. IV: Frontis., [8], [3]–299 pp.; 5 plts. V: Frontis., [4], v–vii, [5], 338 pp.; 5 plts. VI: Frontis., [8], 347 pp.; 5 plts. VII: Frontis., [6], vii–viii, [4]–339 pp.; 5 plts. VIII: Frontis., [8], 359 pp.; 5 plts. IX: Frontis., [4], v–viii, [4]–338 pp.; 5 plts. X: Frontis., [4], vii–viii, [4]–362 pp.; 5 plts. XI: [10], 3–392 pp.; 3 plts. XII: Frontis., [8], 3–393 pp.; 3 plts. (1 fold.).
$3575.00
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The Summit of Jane Austen's Art”
Austen, Jane.  Persuasion. Westport, CT: The Limited Editions Club, 1977. 8vo (26.5 cm, 10.4"). x, [2], 241, [3] pp.; 8 col. plts.
$80.00
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Additions to aSpaniard's Take on Roman Law
Ayllón Laynez, Juan de.  Illustrationes sive additiones eruditissimae ad varias resolutiones Antonii Gomezii. Lugduni [Lyon]: Sumptibus Anisson & Posuel, 1692. Folio (32.7 cm, 12.9"). [4] ff., 380, [14] pp.
$800.00
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Sermon on aSister of Mercy BEATIFIED
Baez, José.  Sermon que en la solemnidad de la beatificacion de la bienaventurada Mariana de Jesus, tercera profesa de habito descubierto del Real y militar orden de Nuestra Señora de la Merced Redencion de Cautivos, predicó ... el dia 24 de abril de 1785. Mexico: En la impr. de D. Felipe de Zuniga y Ontiveros, 1785. Small 4to (19.5 cm; 7.75"). [6] ff., 28 p.
$275.00
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(4) Women's Lives . . .
Baird, Robert. Transplanted flowers, or memoirs of Mrs. Rumpff, daughter of John Jacob Astor, Esq. and the Duchess de Broglie, daughter of Madame de Stael. New York: John S. Taylor, 1847. 12mo. Frontis., 159, [1] pp.
$87.50
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Milkmaids, Bathing Beauties, Muses, ETC.
Bamlach, Christian.  Pudelnakerd erotische Szenen aus der Gründerzeit. Dortmund: Harenberg, © 1981. 12mo (17.5 cm, 6.9"). 155, [5] pp.; illus.
$45.00
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Color Illustrations by Eulalie — Yes, Some Include the CAT
Banks, Eulalie, illus.  Dick Whittington. [New York]: The Platt & Munk Co., Inc., © 1934. 4to (20 cm, 7.9"). [12] pp.; col. illus.
$22.50
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The Wonderful Rescues & Brave Deeds ofTom Thumb
Banks, Eulalie, illus.  Tom Thumb. [New York]: The Platt & Munk Co., Inc., © 1934. 4to (20.3 cm, 8"). [12 (incl. covers)] pp.; col. illus.
$20.00
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Retrieving the Ranchos
Benavides, Tomás.  Informe en derecho que Tomas Benavides ha presentado ante la exma. tercera sala del Supremo Tribunal de Guerra para que le sirva revocar la sentencia de primera y segunda instancia, que se han pronunciado en favor de D. Mariano P. Tagle. Mexico: Imp. de la Calle de Cordobanes Num. 5, a cargo de J. V. Hernandez, 1854. Small 4to. 24 pp.
$250.00
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These Two Delightful & Courageous American Women
Came to Japan from a War-Ravaged China
with Little Else Than Their
Skill in Chinese Cooking”
Benedictine Sisters of Peking.  The art of Chinese cooking. Rutland, VT & Tokyo: Charles E. Tuttle Co., 1962. 8vo (18.2 cm, 7.2"). xi, [1], 94, [6] pp.; illus.
$40.00
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Authorship in QuestionElizabeth Allde's Printing, NOT
Bernardus Claraevallensis (Bernard, of Clairvaux, Saint).   Saint Bernard his meditations, or, sighes, sobbes, and teares upon Our Saviours passion, in memoriall of his death; also his motives to mortification, with other meditations. London: Printed by E[lizabeth] A[llde] for Robert Allot, 1631–32. 12mo (14 cm; 5.5"). 2 parts in 1 vol. I: [7] ff., 439, [1] pp. (p. [440] blank); II .[3] ff., 243, [3] pp. (pp. [244–[46] blank; numbers 127–36 omitted in the sequence).
$1500.00
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The First Lady ofFly Fishing?
Berners, Juliana.  The treatyse of fysshynge wyth an angle. London: William Pickering, 1827. 8vo (18.1 cm, 7.2"). Frontis., [2], xiii (pagination skips v–viii), [1], 41, [1] pp.; 4 plts.
$650.00
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Printed Using Baskerville's Types Uncut Copy
Berners, Juliana.  The treatyse of fysshynge wyth an angle. London: Printed ... for William Pickering [by Thomas White], 1827. 8vo (19 cm, 7.5"). Frontis., [2], xiii (pagination skips v–viii), [1], 41, [1] pp.; 4 plts.
$750.00
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THE Classic Thumb Bible
(Bible – A Woman's Printing). Bible.  English. Selections.  The Bible in miniuture [sic] or a concise history of the Old and New Testaments. London: E. Newbery (colophon: pr. by Crowder & Hemsted), 1780. 24mo (4.5 cm, 1.75"). Engr. t.-p., 256 pp.; 14 plts.
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AT LEASTTHREE “FIRSTS”First English Septuagint
First American-Translated English N.T.First Bible Printed by an American Woman
(Bible – A Woman's Printing). Bible. English. 1808. Thomson. The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Covenant, commonly called the Old and New Testament: Translated from the Greek. By Charles Thomson.  Philadelphia: Pr. by Jane Aitken, 1808. 8vo (22 cm; 8.5"). 4 vols. I: [252] ff. II: [245] ff. III: [222] ff. IV: [240] ff.
$8500.00
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GroundbreakingArabic Typography, Woman Printer
(Bible — Woman Printer, “Exotic Type” Division).   Bible.  Arabic. Carlyle. 1811.  The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments, in the Arabic language. Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Sarah Hodgson, 1811. 4to (27.1 cm, 10.7"). [818] pp.
$2000.00
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Hannah's LegacyIllustrated N.T.
(Bible – A Woman's Inheritance).  Bible.  N.T. English. Authorized. 1841.  The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ; with the marginal readings; and illustrated by marginal references, both parallel and explanatory, and a copious selection, carefully chosen, and newly arranged. New York: John C. Riker, 1841. 16mo (11 cm, 4.4"). Frontis., add. engr. t.-p., [2], 350 pp.; 4 plts.
$200.00
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First Published Complete Bible Translation by a WOMAN
The “Julia Smith” Bible
  
(Bible — A Woman's Scholarship).  Bible.  English. 1876. Smith.  The Holy Bible: Containing the Old and New Testaments; translated literally from the original tongues. Hartford: American Publishing Co., 1876. 8vo (25.5 cm, 10"). [2], 892, 276 pp.
$6500.00
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In a GOOD AMERICAN Binding Sarah Leverett's French Bible
 (Bible – Womanly Provenance)Bible.  French. 1839–40. Martin.  La Sainte Bible...revue...par David Martin.... New York: Stéréotypé par Henry W. Rees, pour la Société Biblique Americaine, D. Fanshaw, Imprimeur, 1839–40. 8vo. 819 [1 (blank)] pp., 261, [1 (blank)] pp.
$525.00
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Ann Hall's Bible
(Bible Womanly Provenance).  Bible.  English. 1790. Authorized (i.e., King James Version).   The Holy Bible, containing the Old Testament, and the New: Translated out of the original tongues, and with the former translations diligently compared and revised, by His Majesty's special command. Oxford: Pr. at the Clarendon Press by W. Jackson & A. Hamilton, 1790–92. 12mo (13.6 cm, 5.7"). [1232] pp.
$500.00
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Early & PortableThomas BibleSusannah Abbott's Copy
(Bible – Womanly Provenance).  Bible.  English. 1793. Authorized (i.e., King James' Version). The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments: together with the Apocrypha: translated out of the original tongues, and with the former translations diligently compared and revised, by the special command of King James I, of England. United States of America. Printed in Worcester, Massachusetts: by Isaiah Thomas, 1793. 8vo (20.5 cm;8.125"). 735, [1] pp., [88] ff., [736]–959 pp.
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AnOrnate Binding for Harriet (Smith) Henderson
    A FAMILY Bible — See the Register Entries
(Bible – Womanly Provenance & a Story)!  Bible.   English. 1850. Authorized (i.e., "King James Version"). The Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments. New York: American Bible Society, 1850. 4to (27.7 cm, 10.875"). [1] f., 928 pp., [2 (family records)] ff., pp. [929]–[930], 931–1213, [1214].
$550.00

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“AND They Did as the Angel Told Them”
(Bible – “By a Lady of Cincinnati”).  Bible.   English. Selections. 1834. The child's Bible. With plates. By a lady of Cincinnati. Philadelphia: Henry F. Anners, [© 1834]. 32mo (5.4 cm; 2.125"). [3]–192 pp.; illus. (“plates” counted in pagination). Lacks frontispiece.
$100.00
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LINCOLN's Great Unrecognized” Political Theorist & Military Tactician
Blackwell, Sarah Ellen.  A military genius. Life of Anna Ella Carroll, of Maryland, (“the great unrecognized member of Lincoln's Cabinet.”) compiled from family records and Congressional documents. Washington, D.C.: Judd & Detweiler, 1891. 8vo (17.5 cm, 6.9"). Frontis., xvi, 168 pp.; 3 plts.
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A Reference forIrish Justices, UPDATED
Bolton, Richard.  A justice of peace for Ireland: Consisting of two books; the first, declaring the exercise of that office by one or more justices of the peace out of sessions; the second, setting forth the form of proceeding in sessions, and the matter to be enquired of and handled therein. Dublin: Pr. for J. Leathley & T. Moore, and O. Nelson, 1750. 4to (26.8 cm, 10.5"). [2], xiv, 586, 292 pp.; 2 tables.
$1250.00
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A SoufleuseBids Her Theatre Goodbye
Bornhagen, Lida.  Journal des National-Theaters in Bamberg. Bamberg: 1837. 12mo (17 cm, 6.75"). [12] pp.
$950.00
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Works of theBrontë Sisters
Brontë, Anne; Charlotte; & Emily.  The Shakespeare Head Brontë. Oxford: Basil Blackwell & Houghton Mifflin Co. (pr. at the Shakespeare Head Press), 1931. 11 vols. 8vo (24 cm, 9.45"). I [Charlotte]: Frontis., x, [2], 312 pp.; 2 plts. II: Frontis., [6], 284 pp.; 2 plts. III: Frontis., [8], 351 pp.; 2 plts. IV: Frontis., [6], 362 pp.; 2 plts. V: Frontis., [8], 319, [1] pp.; 2 plts. VI: Frontis., [6], 313, [1] pp.; 2 plts. VII: Frontis., [10], 283, [1] pp.; 1 plt. I [Anne]: Frontis., [8], 220 pp.; 2 plts. II: Frontis., xi, [1], 282 pp.; 2 plts. III: Frontis., [6], 278 pp.; 1 plt. I [Emily]: Frontis., xii, 385, [1], 9, [1] pp.; 1 plt.
$1500.00
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Woman Author / Woman Printer London, 1775
Brook, Mary.  Reasons for the necessity of silent waiting, in order to the solemn worship of God...third edition. London: Mary Hinde, 1775. 8vo (20 cm, 7.9"). [2], 31, [1 (blank)] pp.
$325.00
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Design, Beauty, Gout, Tobacco, Chickens”
Browne, Isaac Hawkins.  Poems upon various subjects, Latin and English. London: J. Nourse, 1768. 8vo (24 cm, 9.4"). [10], 160 pp. (frontis. lacking).
$150.00
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“The End of the Law is to Preserve Mens Persons & Properties
from theViolence & Injustice of Others
Buller, Francis, Sir, & Henry Bathurst, 2nd earl Bathurst.   An introduction to the law relative to trials at nisi prius. Dublin: Elizabeth Watts, 1768. 8vo (20.7 cm, 8.1"). [4], iv, 470, [2 (adv.)] pp.
$550.00
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Little Lord Fauntleroy
Burnett, Frances Hodgson.   Little lord Fauntleroy. London: Frederick Warne & Co., 1890. 8vo., xi, [1 (blank)], 269, [1] pp.; 14 integral plts. (incl. frontis.), illus.
$150.00
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