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E-list # 186

New Arrivals

(Children's Literature)
click for a larger image of item #34718, The Mysterious Benedict Society NY, Little Brown, (2007). This is the first book in the award-winning series (the third sequel was released in 2019; a prequel appeared in 2012). Prior to the pandemic, a screen version of this story of four gifted children fighting evil (with adult supervision) had been headed to Hulu. This copy is signed by the author; uncommon thus. Fine in a very near fine dust jacket with the hint of a gutter nick. [#034718] SOLD
(Children's Literature)
click for a larger image of item #34719, Mary Poppins NY, Reynal & Hitchcock, (1934). An advance copy, in the form of unbound sewn signatures of the first American edition of the first book in Travers' Mary Poppins series, basis for the 1964 Disney film version starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke. This copy is apparently from the collection of Gerald Gottlieb, who was the Curator of Early Children's Books at the Pierpont Morgan Library, and a noted expert in the field who taught a course on the subject at the Rare Books School at Columbia University in the 1980s. The Morgan's collection does not include an example of an advance copy of this title, British or American, as far as we can tell. Publisher's label on front sheet, giving forthcoming publication date and price. Prelims stained, and front sheet with several pencil notations; the rear cover is simply the last page of the book. Modest foxing to text; stitching of signatures a bit loose; still a good copy or better of this fragile volume. Includes the illustrations by Mary Shepard. Rare. [#034719] SOLD
(Climate Change)
click for a larger image of item #34720, Field Notes from a Catastrophe (NY), Bloomsbury, (2006). An early standout in the now ongoing deluge of books on climate change, this book grew out of Kolbert's three-part New Yorker essay on the subject, written at a time when it was still believed that sounding the alarm would lead to action. Inscribed by the author, to an unnamed recipient: "To a low-carbon future. With admiration for all your good work." Fine in a fine dust jacket, which bears the advance praise: "Reading Field Notes from a Catastrophe during the 2005 hurricane season is what it must have been like to read Silent Spring forty years ago." Uncommon signed. [#034720] SOLD
(Climate Change)
click for a larger image of item #34721, Last Chance. Preserving Life on Earth Golden, Fulcrum, (2009). A call to action on climate change, by the president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation. With an introduction by Theodore Roosevelt IV. Inscribed by both Schweiger and Roosevelt to "Marian" with thanks for many years of leadership in environmental concerns (Schweiger) and for being an inspiration (Roosevelt). Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#034721] $100
(Climate Change)
click for a larger image of item #34722, The World in 2050 (NY), Dutton, (2010). Smith examines four forces shaping the future of the northern hemisphere: climate change, natural resource demand, globalization, and demographic trends. Inscribed by the author to biochemist K. Nagendra Nath Reddy. Fine in a fine dust jacket, with a blurb by Jared Diamond. [#034722] $150
(Climate Change)
click for a larger image of item #34723, The Melting World NY, St. Martin's, (2013). "A Journey Across America's Vanishing Glaciers." White focuses on the alpine glaciers of the Rocky Mountains and on Glacier National Park in Montana, once home to 150 glaciers, now down to 25, with consequences for drinking water reserves, irrigation, hydroelectric power, wildlife, and fire risk. Warmly inscribed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket, with blurbs by Bill McKibben and Ed Viesturs, among others. [#034723] $125
(Climate Change)
click for a larger image of item #34724, Priority One: Together We Can Beat Global Warming Australia, Keyline Publishing, (2005). Yeomans began his warnings about global warming in the 1980s. In 1990, the Australian was invited to the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California for a conference on the future of agriculture in the U.S. There, Yeomans proposed his concept of sequestering atmospheric carbon dioxide via the enhancement of soil fertility. This copy of Priority One is inscribed by the author to the soil scientist Bill Liebhardt in 2009, "Yes, it's been a long time since Esalen." Two tiny foredge spots, else fine in a fine dust jacket. Laid in is a broadside, also signed by Yeomans, entitled "How We Fix Global Warming" in four steps. Fine. [#034724] $200
click for a larger image of item #34725, Experience and Nature Chicago, Open Court Publishing Company, 1925. The inaugural lecture in the Paul Carus Foundation Lecture Series, an ongoing series in which lectures are presented over three consecutive days in prominent sessions at a divisional meeting of the American Philosophical Association. John Dewey was a philosopher, psychologist and educator who was one of the founders of the pragmatism school of philosophy and was called by the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy "arguably the most prominent American intellectual for the first half of the twentieth century." He founded the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools in 1896 to test his educational ideas; he became President of the American Philosophical Association in 1905; he was one of the founders of the New School for Social Research in 1919; and he was a member of the first Board of Directors of Hull House, among many other projects and accomplishments. His ideas helped shape the founding of Bennington College and Goddard College, and later Black Mountain College in North Carolina, which for a time became the nexus of the arts and education in the U.S. Experience and Nature is considered his most metaphysical book and, as such, his most important in tying together all of his ideas of philosophy and psychology and grounding them in nature and a model of how the human being grows and learns. Owner name of Robert Rothman, and several marginal marks in the text. A very good copy with some handling and spotting to the brown cloth, particularly on the spine. Uncommon in the first printing. [#034725] $375
click for a larger image of item #34726, The Sources of a Science of Education NY, Horace Liveright, (1929). The first volume in the Kappa Delta Pi Lecture Series, in which Dewey argues for education to be a disciplined and evolving science. Owner name of Theodore F. Lentz, Jr. on the front flyleaf, and together with Lentz's own book, An Experimental Method for the Discovery and Development of Tests of Character [NY: Columbia University, 1925]. Lentz's book has a date stamp on the rear cover and a few small edge tears; very good in wrappers. Dewey's book has a bookplate (not Lentz's) on the front pastedown and several small, penciled marginal marks; near fine in a very good dust jacket with tiny edge chips and one small, internally tape-mended edge tear. [#034726] $450
click for a larger image of item #34727, Schools of To-Morrow [Tomorrow] NY, Dutton, (1915). "The schools of yesterday that were designed to meet yesterday's needs do not fit with the requirements of to-day." Dewey and his daughter Evelyn visit schools that are rising to the challenge, the "schools of to-morrow." These were the schools that approached education as being derived from experience and experiment, as opposed to being delivered to children by outside agencies. Small owner name on the front pastedown under flap; a near fine copy of this book, protected by a very good, edge-chipped dust jacket. Another name appears on the jacket (twice), in pencil. One of Dewey's key books pertaining to his theories of education, and scarce in the original dust jacket. [#034727] $1,250
click for a larger image of item #34728, Equinox, Winter Journey, and Nelly's Version London, Secker & Warburg/Faber and Faber, (1966, 1967, 1977). Three of Figes's early novels, each inscribed by Figes to her parents. Her unaccountably scarce first novel, Equinox, is inscribed "To Mummy & Daddy with all my love/ Eva" and is very near fine, in a supplied, very good but edgeworn dust jacket. Her second novel, Winter Journey, is inscribed: "To my parents with love and gratitude/ Eva." Fine in a fine dust jacket. Nelly's Version is unsigned but is inscribed "To Mummy with love/ July 1977" (Figes's father having passed away in 1973). Oddly, the rear flyleaf has been excised; otherwise the book presents as near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Exceptional association copies by one of the key feminist writers of the 1960s and 70s. [#034728] $750
click for a larger image of item #34729, All you need to know about Rappin'! Chicago, Contemporary Books, (1984). An early volume on rap music, which includes a history of the form ("How It All Began"), a rapper's dictionary, and various "how to" chapters. One of the earliest volumes on rap or hip-hop: few books appear on either of these subjects prior to 1984. A seminal volume on what became a global musical phenomenon. 64 pages. Small scuff and smudge on inside front cover; minor wear. Near fine in stapled wrappers. Scarce. [#034729] $500
click for a larger image of item #34730, Swag NY, Delacorte, (1976). The uncorrected proof copy of the second of Leonard's mysteries published by Delacorte in the mid-'70's, just before he gained wide recognition and popularity. Issued in tall padbound wrappers: the front wrapper has been removed, and a page of reviews taped to the first leaf serves as cover. Signed by Leonard on the title page. But for the absent cover (which may have been by design, to draw attention to the reviews), near fine in tall, pad-bound wrappers. An unusual and fragile format of one of the books that helped launch Leonard into the top tier of American crime fiction writers. [#034730] $1,250
(Native American)
click for a larger image of item #34731, Poems Born in the Wind (n.p.), (Self-Published), 1960. Vizenor's scarce first book: a small book of poetry, privately printed. Signed by the author. Vizenor, an enrolled member of the Minnesota Chippewa tribe, is a writer, scholar and activist whose work reenvisions and redefines the history of Native American culture and its role in the history of the United States, often using postmodern techniques, unconventional vocabulary, and humor, among other things. In addition to poetry -- including haiku -- he has written some 30 works of fiction and nonfiction, always seeking to redefine the Native American experience on its own terms, not those of a conquering and occupying society. In doing so he has become one of the most respected and most influential voices among Native American writers. Twelve unnumbered pages, in green stapled wrappers. Light cup ring on the front cover; spine and edge-toning; telephone number in pencil on rear cover. Still a very good copy. 4 copies listed in OCLC: this is the first copy of this title we've handled. [#034731] $1,500
click for a larger image of item #34732, The Retreat of a Poet Naturalist Boston, Poet Lore, 1905. A 30-page chapbook by Barrus, who after writing to Burroughs in 1901 became, for two decades, his friend, secretary, traveling companion, (presumed mistress), and later his biographer and literary executor. This early volume in their acquaintance places Burroughs in the line of Gilbert White and Thoreau, nature writers with "retreats," and then tells how Barrus came to Burroughs' "Slabsides" cabin and of times spent there. This copy is signed by John Burroughs. There is an additional inscription on the flyleaf from one Caroline Barton, saying that she had spent pleasant days with Burroughs and Barrus. The covers have split at the seam, and the title label is edge-chipped; a good copy only, but a signed copy of a title not issued as such. [#034732] SOLD
click for a larger image of item #34733, Under the Sea-Wind NY, Simon & Schuster, 1941. Her uncommon first book, published ten years before her second and twenty years before Silent Spring. Under the Sea-Wind, was released in 1941, unfortunately just weeks prior to the bombing of Pearl Harbor. As a result of the war, the book did not sell well, and Carson's next book wasn't published for another decade. After the success of The Sea Around Us in 1951, Oxford University Press reissued this title and it became a bestseller and a Book of the Month Club selection, paving the way for Carson to have enough clout within the publishing world to bring her classic, Silent Spring, into print a decade later. Owner name stamp and address on the front pastedown under flap; a near fine copy in a very good dust jacket with shallow edge wear and minor foxing on the verso. Scarce in the original edition and in dust jacket. [#034733] $2,000
click for a larger image of item #34734, The Sea London, Macgibbon & Kee, 1964. An omnibus edition of Carson's three books on the sea, which would have defined an illustrious legacy for the author, even had she not penned Silent Spring. Her first book, Under the Sea-Wind, had the misfortune of being published just prior to Pearl Harbor, but became a bestseller when it was re-published following the success of her second book, The Sea Around Us, which won the National Book Award as well as the John Burroughs Medal. Also included here is her third book, The Edge of the Sea, and an introduction by Brian Vesey-Fitzgerald. This volume was published the year of Carson's death. An uncommon book, published in the U.K., for which there is no comparable American edition. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. [#034734] $125
click for a larger image of item #34735, Wild Reckoning (London), Calouste Gulbenkian, (2004). A poetry anthology "provoked by" Carson's Silent Spring. Edited by John Burnside and Maurice Riordan. Featuring both new poems and old, and signed by Nobel Prize winner Seamus Heaney at his commissioned poem, "On the Spot," with a note by him about its origins in the afterword. Fine in wrappers. [#034735] SOLD
click for a larger image of item #34736, The Upside of Down (Toronto), Knopf Canada, (2006). Subtitled "Catastrophe, Creativity, and the Renewal of Civilization," this title falls squarely into 21st century nature writing, after all the alarms sounded in the latter decades of the 20th century went unheeded. Homer-Dixon examines the connections between global warming, energy scarcity, and economic imbalances and attempts to find hope in the resilience of human and natural systems. Signed by the author, who won the Governor General's Award for The Ingenuity Gap. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#034736] $50
click for a larger image of item #34737, The Nocturnal Naturalist Chester, Globe Pequot Press, (1989). Inscribed by the author to Ann Zwinger, "with my gratitude and affection. Where would a struggling young (!?) writer be without the encouragement, wisdom and occasional prods of people of goodwill like yourself? Exactly nowhere. Love, Cathy." Together with a two-page typed letter signed from Johnson to Zwinger, thanking her for the addition she made to the book (Zwinger provides a jacket blurb) and discussing her upcoming projects, as well as the writing of Annie Dillard. The letter is folded in half and laid in (with a postscript sticky note attached); the book is fine in a very near fine dust jacket. [#034737] SOLD
click for a larger image of item #34738, A Guide to the End of the World (NY), Oxford University Press, (2002). The volcanologist puts in perspective "everything you never wanted to know" about the ways nature can kill us all -- fire, ice, earthquakes, volcanoes, asteroids (most everything but viruses). A lesson in climatological and geological fragility. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#034738] $75
click for a larger image of item #34739, Deep Economy NY, Times Books/Henry Holt, (2007). McKibben argues for a sustainable economic model (deep economy) tied to a sustainable environment (deep ecology). This book is dedicated to Wendell Berry, and this copy is signed by both McKibben and Berry. Laid in is a program for a University of Louisville Author Forum at which Berry interviewed McKibben. The program is folded and laid in; the book is fine in a fine dust jacket. A volume that links two of the key writers who have been presenting environmental issues to the reading public for decades. Scarce signed, especially by both. [#034739] SOLD
click for a larger image of item #34740, Falter NY, Henry Holt, (2019). Thirty years after his seminal 1989 book The End of Nature, McKibben offers this update on climate change as well as on the technological changes and the ideologies at work that threaten "not only our planet but our humanity." Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Uncommon signed. [#034740] $125
click for a larger image of item #34741, The Control of Nature NY, Farrar Straus, (1989). Three long essays linked by their each reflecting some aspect of man's struggle to control nature. Winner of the John Burroughs Medal. Inscribed by the author in 2013. An early entry in the contemporary "Man vs. Nature" category, from a time when it seems nature was just getting warmed up. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#034741] $100
click for a larger image of item #34742, The Audubon Society Handbook for Butterfly Watchers NY, Scribner's, (1984). Inscribed by the author to Ann Zwinger, "who took me to the Aspen Grove and down the River, toasted me so touchingly in New York, and makes for us all an elegant procession of words and images." Pyle and Zwinger each won the John Burroughs Medal for their work (Pyle for Wintergreen in 1987; Zwinger for Run, River, Run in 1976). The inscription, on the half-title, is signed "Bob" and dated in Colorado Springs, July 18, 1987. Pyle has also inscribed the book to Zwinger on the title page, using both their names in full. Fine in a fine dust jacket. A fine association copy. [#034742] SOLD
click for a larger image of item #34743, The Legacy Vancouver, Greystone Books, (2010). An expanded version of a 2009 lecture, and a companion to the 2010 documentary film Force of Nature, in which Suzuki argues that we must realize that the laws of nature have priority over the forces of economics. Signed by the author, who has added "Thanks for joining us." Foreword by Margaret Atwood. This is the true first (Canadian). Pencil erasure on half title; else fine in a fine dust jacket. [#034743] SOLD
click for a larger image of item #34744, The World Without Us NY, Dunne/St. Martin's, (2007). Weisman shows us our impact on the planet by looking at "the world without us." Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#034744] $45
click for a larger image of item #34745, Friends/Enemies Arizona, Synaethesia, 2001. Copy #1 of these two stories from O'Brien's award-winning collection The Things They Carried. Bound back-to-back and printed by Jim Camp in an edition of 125 copies, this is Copy No. 1 of 99 numbered copies in saddle-stitched wrappers. Illustrated by noted artist Fritz Scholder. Signed by both the author and the artist. Fine. [#034745] SOLD
click for a larger image of item #34746, Starter Collection (various), (various), (2004-2012). Four books that prove we had been warned. All are signed by their authors.
  • MARKEL, Howard. When Germs Travel. NY: Pantheon (2004). Subtitled: "Six Major Epidemics That Have Invaded America Since 1900 and the Fears They Have Unleashed." Inscribed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
  • LAM, Vincent and LEE Colin. The Flu Pandemic and You. Doubleday Canada (2006). A practical guide for preventing and surviving pandemics, with a foreword by Margaret Atwood. Signed by Lam. Near fine in wrappers.
  • NIKIFORUK, Andrew. Pandemonium. (Toronto): Viking Canada (2006). Subtitled: "Bird Flu, Mad Cow Disease, and Other Biological Plagues of the 21st Century." Inscribed by the author. Thin stain to front board; else fine in a fine dust jacket.
  • QUAMMEN, David. Spillover. NY: Norton (2012). Subtitled: "Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic." Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
From Quammen's website, ca. 2012: "The next big and murderous human pandemic ... will be caused by a new disease—new to humans, anyway. The bug that’s responsible will be strange, unfamiliar, but it won’t come from outer space. Odds are that the killer pathogen—most likely a virus—will spill over into humans from a nonhuman animal." [#034746] $550
click for a larger image of item #34747, Phil Donahue Show Transcript Cincinnati, Multimedia Program Productions, 1980. A 21-page transcript of Ayn Rand's appearance on the Phil Donahue Show, filmed in Chicago on April 29, 1980. Topics covered include the distribution of wealth, the welfare state, capitalism, obligation, gratitude, altruism, atheism, and Charlie's Angels. Rand died less than a year after this interview, as someone has noted in pencil on the last page of text. Half page of seemingly unrelated notes on the (otherwise blank) rear cover; the front cover/first page of text has a coffee stain and is split all along the horizontal fold. The inner pages are intact, but owing to the fragile state of the covers, this is only a good copy in stapled wrappers, but it is a rare Rand publication. [#034747] $300
click for a larger image of item #34748, All Quiet on the Western Front London, Putnam's, (1929). The first British edition (March, 1929) of one of the classic war -- and, ultimately, anti-war -- novels of the 20th century, which was made into an Academy Award-winning movie, with Oscar wins in 1930 for both Best Picture and Best Director. Remarque's account of the experiences of a group of young German soldiers in World War I, written a decade after the war ended, captured the horrors of war and the disillusionment and destruction of an entire generation of young men, a theme that applied not just to his native Germany, where the book was a bestseller when it was published early in 1929, but elsewhere in Europe and in America, where it became a timeless classic. Mild age toning to pages and boards; a near fine copy in a very good dust jacket with just a shallow chip at the spine crown. [#034748] SOLD
click for a larger image of item #34749, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1976. His irrepressible second novel. Inscribed by Robbins: "To Paul, with 'eternal' gratitude for introducing me to the Clock People. Your friend, Tom Robbins." Paul Dorpat, who is the first person acknowledged in Robbins' Author's Note for the book, was a co-founder with Robbins and others of Seattle's first underground newspaper, Helix; and an issue of the paper featured a story about The Great Clock and the legend of the Eternity of Joy, the text of which parallels Chapter 59 of Cowgirls (in addition to "the clockworks" playing a larger role in the novel as a whole). A dozen or so ink and pencil notes in the text, presumably by Dorpat. Apart from the annotations and a bit of spotting to the boards, this is a near fine copy in a very good dust jacket with a chip at the upper rear spine fold. One of the best possible association copies of this beloved novel. [#034749] $1,500
click for a larger image of item #34750, Screwjack Santa Barbara, Neville, 1991. Thompson's first limited edition: a collection of three short pieces, along with a half-mad letter to the publisher that serves as introduction to the volume. Published in an edition of 326 copies, this is a set of folded and gathered sheets (F&Gs). Unbound signatures with pages uncut; also without colophon. Fine. Very scarce in an advance issue. [#034750] SOLD
click for a larger image of item #34751, Statement in Joint Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Select Education of the Committee on Education and Labor (House of Representatives) Washington, DC, U.S. Government Printing Office, 1978. Roughly 800 words of Updike's in this nearly 1000 page tome. In part: "I love my Government not least for the extent to which it leaves me alone. My personal ambition has been simply to live by the work of my pen. This is not a very fastidious ambition. If I were aware of large amounts of Federal money available to purveyors of the written words I would attempt to gain access to it and hope to please the administrators of this fund as I hope to please magazine editors and bookbuyers. But I would rather have as my patron a host of anonymous citizens digging into their own pockets for the price of a book..." Modest cover creasing; small joint tear; date stamped to cover. Near fine in wrappers. An interesting and uncommon Updike piece. [#034751] $500
click for a larger image of item #34752, The Spy in the Ointment NY, Random House, (1966). Inscribed by the author: "Roger, Let this be a lesson to you. Don." An early novel by Westlake who, under a variety of pseudonyms, reshaped the landscape of American crime fiction, from hard-boiled noir to comic caper novels, including multiple series as well as standalone books. Minor wear and edge-sunning to boards; very good in a near fine, lightly edgeworn dust jacket. [#034752] $200
click for a larger image of item #34753, Who Stole Sassi Manoon? NY, Random House, (1969). Inscribed by the author: "Byrne & George, What I want to know is who stole that ex-husband sailor? Don." In addition to three Edgar Awards -- in three different categories -- Westlake was named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America, the highest honor award by the group. A bit of mottling at the cloth edges; else near fine in a near fine dust jacket. [#034753] $150
click for a larger image of item #34754, Cops and Robbers NY, Evans, (1972). Inscribed by the author: "For Byrne & George -- Fellow passengers in the avalanche -- Don." Another caper novel by Westlake, whose writing set the stage for later novelists like Elmore Leonard and Carl Hiaasen. Mild age-toning to pages; near fine in a very good dust jacket with a bit of dampstaining on the verso and minor edge wear. [#034754] $125
click for a larger image of item #34755, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test New York, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1968). Wolfe's classic account of Ken Kesey, the Merry Pranksters, their cross-country bus trip, and the birth of the hippie counterculture. This was Wolfe's first major literary success: a volume that helped define the New Journalism and its participatory ethos -- an irony in that Wolfe was nowhere near the Pranksters during the period he wrote about, but he translated the participants' stories into an immediate, you-are-there narrative that was compelling, which led to this book becoming widely viewed as the definitive account of the Sixties. This copy is from the library of Albert Morch, a San Francisco newspaper columnist who makes a brief appearance in the book. Fine in a fine dust jacket and exceedingly scarce thus: one suspects Mr. Morch never read the book -- most copies show considerable soiling and wear to the predominantly white dust jacket and white binding. [#034755] SOLD
click for a larger image of item #34756, Gabby. A Story of Hope and Courage NY, Scribner, (2011). A memoir by the former congresswoman, who was badly injured in an assassination attempt that resulted in six others' deaths, in one of the increasingly numerous examples of political polarization in the U.S. turning into deadly violence. Co-written with her husband, a former astronaut, and a candidate for the U.S. Senate. Signed by both Giffords and Kelly. Copies signed by both authors are considerably more uncommon than those signed by just Kelly. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#034756] $225
click for a larger image of item #34757, Our Girls NY, Harper, 1871. Lewis, a temperance leader and early advocate for physical fitness training, developed an exercise system in 1860 and held classes in and near Boston for men, women and children. In this book he uses anecdotes to bemoan the (often learned) weaknesses of women and girls and suggests remedies, such as sun and exercise. Ads for his services and products at the rear. Faint penciled owner name in two places. Mild page foxing and rubbing to green cloth; still about near fine, without dust jacket. [#034757] $150
click for a larger image of item #34758, A Home on the Rolling Deep West Roxbury, [Self-Published], 1939. A memoir by this native of coastal Massachusetts, who was born in 1851, and died in 1950. Stebbins was born into a sea-faring family, and much of her 50+ page memoir recounts voyages aboard ships bound for Liverpool and New Orleans; around Cape Horn; to Rio de Janeiro, and San Francisco. This copy is inscribed by the author in 1940 to Dr. Chester Mills. Moderate insect damage to the covers near the spine, and edge-sunning to the covers; a very good copy in stapled wrappers. Scarce: 4 copies listed in OCLC. [#034758] SOLD
click for a larger image of item #34759, Educated NY, Random House, (2018). The advance reading copy of her bestselling memoir of her journey from her isolated survivalist upbringing in Idaho to Harvard and Cambridge. Fine in wrappers. Uncommon in an advance issue. [#034759] $100
(Women of America)
click for a larger image of item #34760, Women of America Series NY, Thomas Y. Crowell, (1969-1978). From 1969 to 1978, Thomas Y. Crowell published 22 titles in its "Women of America" series. "The part women have played in American history has been given little attention up to now. Yet in a hundred different ways women have helped to shape our country's course... Portrayed here--often for the first time--are women who refused to accept things as they were, who took great chances and offered bold challenges." Attractively issued, with an impressively broad array of female subjects (one-third of which were given female authors). Included here are 13 of the 22 titles. Listed alphabetically by subject:
  • (CASSATT, Mary). McKOWN, Robin. The World of Mary Cassatt. 1972. A portrait of the bold 19th century expatriate impressionist. Mild top edge foxing, lower corner tapped; near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
  • (GOLDMAN, Emma). SHULMAN, Alix. To the Barricades. 1971. Activist, agitator, and anarchist. Short foredge stain; near fine in a near fine, lightly rubbed dust jacket.
  • (GRAHAM, Martha). TERRY, Walter. Frontiers of Dance. 1975. Legendary founder of the modern dance movement. Fine in a very near fine dust jacket.
  • (JACKSON, Mahalia). JACKSON, Jesse. Make a Joyful Noise Unto the Lord! 1974. The "Queen of Gospel." A review copy, with review slip laid in. Crease to rear flyleaf, else fine in a near fine dust jacket.
  • (MOTHER JONES). WERSTEIN, Irving. Labor's Defiant Lady. 1969. Union organizer and champion for the causes of workers in the fields of coal, steel, textiles, railroads, and an advocate against child labor. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
  • (KEMBLE, Fanny). SCOTT, John Anthony. Fanny Kemble's America. 1973. Author of the anti-slavery book Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation in 1838-1839, the British actress was married an American heir to a slave plantation, until her abolitionist stance led to their divorce. Fine in a near fine, mildly rubbed dust jacket.
  • (RINCON de GAUTIER, Felisa). GRUBER, Ruth. Felisa Rincon de Gautier. 1972. The first woman mayor of San Juan. This copy is warmly inscribed by the author in 1975. Near fine in a mildly spine-tanned, near fine dust jacket.
  • (SABIN, Florence). PHELAN, Mary Kay. Probing the Unknown. 1969. Medical scientist and public health advocate. Small numerical stamp front pastedown; near fine in a reinforced binding, in a very good dust jacket with several very small abrasions.
  • (SANGER, Margaret). LADER, Lawrence and MELTZER, Milton. Margaret Sanger. 1969. Early and influential champion of birth control. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with a couple tiny edge chips and a short tear at the upper rear flap fold.
  • (SMITH, Bessie). MOORE, Carman. Somebody's Angel Child. 1969. "Empress of the Blues." Small owner name front flyleaf; near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
  • (STEIN, Gertrude). ROGERS, W.G. Gertrude Stein is Gertrude Stein is Gertrude Stein. 1973. American expatriate modernist writer. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
  • (STOWE, Harriet Beecher). SCOTT, John Anthony. Woman Against Slavery. 1978. American abolitionist and author. Tiny corner taps; very near fine in a near fine dust jacket with a small chip at the lower front panel.
  • (WRIGHT, Frances). STILLER, Richard. Commune on the Frontier. 1972. Scottish-American social reformer. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a small tape shadow on the verso.
Most copies of these titles went to libraries, with little exposure in the retail book trade: few copies survive in collectible condition. These are first printings of the first editions, in jacket, with one review copy and one copy being signed by the author. [#034760] SOLD
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