Women as Writers, Editors, Translators, Illustrators, Printers, & Binders
Books By, For, & About Women
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. . . Gone WEST ca. 170 Years Ago
Ladies' Society for the Promotion of Education at the West.   First annual report. Boston: Well-Spring Press, A.J. Wright, printer, 1847. 8vo. 38 pp.
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Handed Down From Our Grandmothers”
Ladies' Union of the Flatbush Congregational Church.   The colonial cook book. Brooklyn: Ladies' Union of the Flatbush Congregational Church (pr. by the Scientific Press, Robert Drummond & Co.), 1911. 8vo (21.5 cm, 8.4"). vi, [2], 287, [1] pp.; illus.
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A Little Manual . . . FIRST Designed for PRIVATE Use” of
Lake, Edward. Officium eucharisticum. A preparatory service to a devout and worthy reception of the Lord's Supper. Dublin: Printed by and for Samuel Fairbrother, 1724. 12mo (14.5 cm; 5.75"). [4] ff., 176 pp.
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Scarce Bodoniana ofMargherita's Era
Lama, Giuseppe de.  Elogio storico del conte Cesare Ventura marchese di Gallinella Parmigiano. Parma: Co' Tipi Bodoniani, 1828. 4to (26.4 cm, 10.4"). [8], LXXI, [1 (blank)] pp.
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Southern, for Sure
Lambert, Mary Eliza Perine Tucker.  Poems. New York: M. Doolady, 1867. 12mo (18.3 cm, 7.25"). xi, [1], [5]–237, [1] pp. (lacking 2 plts.).
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Selling Hair Tonic in Spain
Lanman & Kemp.  Tónico Oriental para el cabello. [Barcelona?]: Lanman & Kemp, [1864]. 8vo. 4 pp.; illus.
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Whose Baptisms Count?Widow Printer
Launoy, Jean de.  Remarques sur la dissertation, ou l'on montre en quel temps, & pour quelles raisons l'Eglise universelle consentit à recevoir le baptesme des heretiques; & par où l'on découvre ce qui a donné occasion aux auteurs, qui ont traité de cette matiere, de s'estre égarez dans la recherche qu'ils ont faite du Concile plenier, qui termina suivant S. Augustin cette contestation. Paris: L'imprimerie de la Veuve Edme Martin, 1671. 8vo (18.7 cm, 7.4"). [2], 77, [1] pp.
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Breton Folk Literature Legacy Music & Engraved Plates
La Villemarqué, Théodore Hersart, Vicomte de; & Tom Taylor, trans.  Ballads and songs of Brittany ... translated from the “Barsaz-Breiz” of Vicomte Hersart de la Villemarqué. London & Cambridge: Macmillan & Co. (pr. by Bradbury & Evans), 1865. 4to (21.4 cm, 8.4"). Frontis., xxii, [2], 239, [1] pp.; 8 plts.
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Quaker Meditations A Neat Compendium
  Two Women in the Contents Womanly Provenance, Too
[Law, William]. An extract from a treatise on the spirit of prayer, or the soul rising out of the vanity of time into the riches of eternity. With some thoughts on war. Remarks on the nature and bad effects of the use of spirituous liquors. And considerations on slavery. Philadelphia: Joseph Crukshank, 1780. 12mo (16.3 cm, 6.45"). 84 pp. [bound with] Webb, Elizabeth. A letter...to Anthony William Boehm, with his answer. Philadelphia: Joseph Crukshank, 1783. 44 pp. [with] [Benezet, Anthony].  In the life of the lady Elizabeth Hastings... [Philadelphia: Joseph Crukshank, 1784]. 8 pp.
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20 Poems + a Van Vliet Print
Leontief, Estelle Marks.  Whatever happens. West Burke, VT: Janus Press, 1975. Small 4to (24 cm, 9.25"). [16] ff.,1 col. illus.
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Ladies, Get Spry!
Lever Bros., Cambridge, Mass. Easy to be a good cook now!  No place: No publisher/printer, [ca. 1950]. 12mo (12.5 cm; 5"). [1] leaf.
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Written, Owned, & Used byAmerican Women
Lloyd, Ella Bentley.  Grandma's cook book. Portsmouth, OH: Keystone Press, 1900. 8vo (20.3 cm, 7.99"). 202, [6 (adv.)] pp.
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Some of the Most Horrible & Shocking Murders & Daring Robberies
Ever Committed by One of the Female Sex”:

The Legend of Patty Cannon
(Lucretia P. Cannon).  Narrative and confessions of Lucretia P. Cannon, who was tried, convicted, and sentenced to be hung at Georgetown, Delaware, with two of her accomplices. New York: Pr. for the publishers (Erastus E. Barclay & Clinton Jackson), 1841. 8vo (21.7 cm, 8.54"). Frontis., [2], [5]–24 pp.
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Medieval Romance” from aNotable (laterWoman of Letters
M., Mademoiselle de [Marie-Caroline de Murray].  Aventures et anecdotes françoises tirées d'une chronique du XIV siecle. Vienne: Fr. Ant. Schrämbl, 1800. 8vo (15.9 cm, 6.25"). Vol. I (of 2): 176 pp.
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EDIFYING STORIES for French Youths
[Marmontel, Jean-François].  L'école des peres, suivie de la mauvaise mere, contes nouveaux. Caen: P. Chalopin, 1788. 12mo (14.6 cm, 5.75"). 40 pp.
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A “Way” of Life & DEATH
Marshall, Charles.  The way of life revealed, and the way of death discovered: Wherein is declared, man's happy estate before the fall, his miserable estate in the fall, and the way of restoration out of the fall.... London: Pr. by Mary Hinde, 1772. 8vo. [2] ff., 59, [1] pp., [1] f. (of which final leaf of advertisements wanting).
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The 30 Years' Peace:  First American Edition, Much Enlarged
Martineau, Harriet.  History of the peace: Being a history of England from 1816 to 1854. With an introduction 1800 to 1815. Boston: Walker, Wise, & Co.; Walker, Fuller, & Co., 1864–66. 8vo (20.6 cm, 8.1"). 4 vols. I: xi, [1], 455, [1] pp. II: vii, [1], 500, 2 pp. III: x, 575, [1] pp. IV: xii, 665, [1] pp.
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Seville Jesuits Pursue Legacies in MexicoA Woman's Estate Included
(Mata, Martin de la).  Manuscript on paper, in Spanish: A carta de poder. Sevilla: 1692 (4 July). Folio (30.8 cm, 12.125"). [3] pp., with a final page blank.
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A Quack's Surprisingly Accurate Information on Contraception,
Abortion, & Other “Female Things”
Mauriceau, A. M.  The married woman’s private medical companion, embracing the treatment of menstruation, or monthly turns, during their stoppage, irregularity, or entire suppression. Pregnancy, and how it may be determined; with the treatment of its various diseases. Discovery to prevent pregnancy; the great and important necessity where malformation or inability exists to give birth. To prevent miscarriage or abortion. When proper and necessary to effect miscarriage. When attended with entire safety. Causes and mode of cure of barrenness, or sterility. New York: No publisher/printer, 1847. 12mo (16 cm, ). xiii, [1], 238 pp.
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A Typical Sort ofPrint-on-Paper Cover
Mayhew, Ira. Mayhew's practical book-keeping. Embracing single and double entry, commercial calculations, and the philosophy and morals of business. Boston: Nichols & Hall, 1869. 12mo. 228 pp.
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TWO First Editions, One Bodoni-Printed
Melesigenio, Euforbo (pseud. of Tommaso Valperga di Caluso).   Omaggio poetico di Euforbo Melesigenio P. A. alla serenissima altezza di Giuseppina Teresa di Lorena. Parma: Nel Regal Palazzo Co' Tipi Bodoniani, 1792. 8vo (19.2 cm, 7.55"). [4], 84, [12] pp.  [bound with] Melesigenio, Euforbo (pseud. of Tommaso Valperga di Caluso). Libellus carminum. Taurini: Ex Typographia Regia, 1795. 8vo. 31, [1] pp.
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Presentation CopyFit for a Queen
Melgarejo y Salafranca, José, Conde del Valle de San Juan. Consideraciones sobre la iglesia en sus relaciones con la sociedad... Obra dedicada a S.M. el Rey. Madrid: Zacarias Soler, 1851. 8vo (23 cm, 9"). [6], 316, [2] pp.; 1 plt.
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A Mash-up of AttitudesA Catalogue of Erotic Options
Member of the Royal Asiatic Society.  Marriage ceremonies & priapic rites in India & the East. No place: Privately Printed, 1909. Sq. 8vo. [1] f., 107, [1] pp., [1] f.
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Predicting an Enlightened Future: Pre-Revolutionary French Science Fiction
Mercier, Louis-Sébastien.  L'an deux mille quatre cent quarante. Rêve s'il fút jamais; suivi de L'homme de fer, songe. Nouvelle édition avec figures. [Amsterdam: Changuion?], 1787. 8vo (19.7 cm, 7.75"). [4], 251, [5], 240, [6], 203, [3] pp.; 3 plts.
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Professionally Published Cookery / Locally Influenced Advertising & Fundraising
Milford (MA).  Young Men's Christian Association. Women's Auxiliary.   Cook book “Something good for company.” Milford, MA: Amherst Cook Book Co., (1912). 8vo (22.9 cm, 9"). 32 pp.
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True Beauty Lies Within
[Murray, Hannah, & Mary Murray].  The American toilet. New York City: Imbert's Lithographic Office, 1827. Square 12mo (11.7 cm, 4.625"). 20 ff.
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