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10440. "The Million": The Housewife. A Practical Magazine concerning everything in and about the home.

London: Offices of "The Million" Volume III - 1888. A bound volume, half leather and embossed cloth boards, 764 pp. illustrated, a little edge rubbing and scuffing otherwise in very good condition, internally very clean and bright. One advert has been snipped out on page 576, otherwise everything present. Articles aimed at a middle-class market on all subjects thought useful and interesting to women, particularly housewives. Clothes, marriage, housekeeping, cooking, children, education, hygene, needlework and hobbies, photography,servants, paying employment, gardening, domestic animals, shopping, dressmaking, sick rooms, etc. The clothes illustrations are useful and the extensive recipes pages seem to reflect an older mid-Victorian approach. A fascinating document of social history from a vanished world. 50.00


3519. Browning, Elizabeth Barrett: A Selection from the Poems of Elizabeth Barret Browning

London: Smith Elder & Co. 1891 First Series New Edition ix+267pp. original brown boards, v.g. 10.00


4781. Butler, Josephine E., editor: Woman's Work and Woman's Culture - A Series of Essays.

London: MacMillan and Co, 1869 lxiv + 367 pp, 23 x 14.5 cm. Good tight copy, with occasional slight foxing, spine restored, and new endpapers. Contributers include Frances Power Cobbe, Jessie Boucherett, Rev G Butler, Sophia Jex-Blake, James Stuart, Charles H Pearson, Herbert N Mozley, Julia Wedgwood, Elizabeth C Wolstenholme, and John Boyd-Kinnear: a nineteenth-century galaxy of people who were concerned about women's rights. Rare. 950.00


4785. Cooper, Jilly and Hartman,Tom: Violets and Vinegar An Anthology of Women's Writings and Sayings.

London: George Allen and Unwin1980. 25 by 18 cms. 231pp, Near fine in d.w. Autographed by Jilly Cooper on the title page. The anthology makes up for the sparse representation of women in the standard works. Zsa Zsa Gabor, "I never hated a man enough to give him his diamonds back" 15.00


11610. Cornwallis, Caroline Frances. ( A Pariah ) and Barlow, Rev. John.: Philosophical Theories and Philosophical Experience: and others.

London: William Pickering second edition 1843/1845/1846. Small Books on Great Subjects, edited by a few well-wishers to Knowledge. viii+91+ix+112+iv+68+ 90 pp. Apart from this title by Cornwallis this book includes, Barlow, The Connection between Physiology and Intellectual Philosophy, second edition enlarged 1846, Barlow, On Man's Power over Himself to Prevent or Control Insanity 1843, and Cornwallis, An Introduction to Practical Organic Chemistry with reference to the works of Davy, Brande, Liebig, etc 1843. The Barlow works were Friday evening Lectures to the Royal Institution of Great Britain. These were published as Small Books but are sometimes bound together. Half leather and marbled boards, six panelled spine with raised bands and complex decorative gilt panels, original spine label with title Small Books. marbled fore edges, minor rubbing and edgewear otherwise in very good condition,internally very tight and clean. Barlow was a friend of Caroline Norton, 1808-77, an Irish reformer, grand daughter of Sheridan, who campaigned for improvements in the laws of marriage and divorce. Barlow's lecture "On Man's Power," is critical of men not recognising women's often greater intelligence, poor education and mistreatment. Caroline Frances Cornwallis, 1786-1856 was an author and feminist. She wrote on,"The Capabilities and Disabilities of Women," and on Ragged Schools. Four works by two people involved in and supportive of women's rights. 165.00


7339. Ginsburg, Madeleine: Paris Fashions The Art Deco Style of the 1920's.

London: Bracken Books 1989. 34 by 23.5 cms. 189pp. illustrated, very good in dustwrapper. The illustrations are from theFrench magazine Art-gout Beaute from 1920-1933. They are very chic. The author was Curator of Textiles, Furnishing and Dress at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. A heavy book, extra postage inevitable. 25.00


1703. Ginzburg, Carlo: Ecstasies: Deciphering the Witches Sabbath.

London: Hutchinson Radius, 1990. 339pp. 24 x 16 cm. Four maps. Nineteen plates. Index. Gold-blocked black boards, in good condition, in a v.g. dustwrapper. The edges of the print-block are dusty. Originally published in Italian, in 1989. A significant study 20.00


10671. Irish Journal of Feminist Studies: Irish Journal of Feminist Studies Volume Five Issues One and Two.

Cork University Press 2003. 155 pp. softcovers, in very good condition. Articles, new research in Irish feminism, and reviews. 10.00


10340. Loliee, Frederic: Les Femmes du Second Empire.

Paris: Librairie Felix Juven Feb. 22, 1906. xi+369 pp. illustrated, half leather and marbled boards, six panelled spine with raised bands, original spine label, some gilt decoration, marbled endpapers, boards a little edge rubbed, leather quite scuffed, internally clean, bright. Covers, La Comtesse de Castiglione, Madame de Rute, La Princesse de Mathilde et ses amis, La Comtesse Le Hon, La Princesse de Metternich, La Comtesse Walewska, Autour de L'Imperatrice, Les Trois Soeurs La Rochelambert, Sophie de Castellane, Madame de Pourtales and others. From the library of Agnes de Stoeckl, who was born in Paris in1874, and married Sasha Baron de Stoeckl in 1892. His father was the diplomat who negotiated the sale of Alaska. Sasha became Equerry to Grand Duke Michael of Russia, and Agnes came to spend much time with the Russian Imperial family. Hers was a remarkable twentieth century life-a world turned upside down by war and revolution. 25.00


7467. Lowell Publishing Company: Factory life as it is by an Operative.

Lowell Publishing Company 2nd printing 1984. Factory Tracts no's 1 and 2 published by the Female Labor reform Association Lowell Massachusetts 1845. 14 pp. paper covers, facsimile reprint, very good. The original voice of protest for working women in America. 5.00


14489. McClelland, Gillian, with Diana Hadden: Pioneering Women Riddel Hall and Queen's University Belfast.

Belfast: Ulster Historical Foundation, 2005. xv+214 pp. 27 x 20 cm. Copiously illustrated in colour and b&w., The Hall was founded as a residence for female students at Queen's University. Hardback, in a very good dustwrapper. 15.00


12356. Moore, Hannah: Sacred Dramas.

London: c.1825. x+266 pp. 18 x 12.5 cm. Half leather and marbled boards, showing some edgewear and rubbing, boards scuffed and faded, title page missing, as is the frontispiece, and the last page containing Sensibility, otherwise tight and clean. Contents include: Introduction, Moses, David and Goliath, Belshazzar, Daniel, Hezekiah. Moore, 1745-1833, was born at Stapleton near Bristol. In 1774 she was introduced to literary circles in London, becoming friendly with Johnson, Reynolds, Garrick, Burke, etc. She was a prominent member of the Bluestocking movement and friend to Wilberforce and other abolitionists. At this time she wrote Tales in Verse and several tragedies. Her religious sensibilities amongst other factors led to retirement from society, at Cowslip Green near Bristol, where she tended to the needs of the poor, founded 12 schools, wrote popular religious tracts, and was accused by Anglican clergy of, "having Methodist tendencies", no less! A dangerous woman! A defective copy otherwise good. 30.00


5508. Nunokawa, Jeff: The Afterlife of Property Domestic Security and the Victorian Novel.

Princeton: University Press 1994. vii+152 pp. very good in dustwrapper. A brilliant discussion of he ways Victorian fiction traffics in the economic workings - verbal and theoretical- of the period.He investigates the conviction that a women's love is the only fortune a man can count on to last. Texts taken are Little Dorrit, Dombey and Son, Daniel Deronda and Silas Marner. 15.00


6120. Pfeiffer, Madame Ida: Visit to the Holy Land, Egypt, and Italy, translated from the German by H.W. Dulcken. with eight tinted engravings.

London: Ingram Cooke, and Co., 1852. xv + 336 pp. 19.5 x 13 cm. Eight tinted engravings which comprise seven full-page engravings, including the frontispiece, and a pictorial vignette title page. Blind-stamped dark-green boards bearing the title National Illustrated Library, and national flowers, with the national heraldic shields. Spine title with the national flowers, roses, shamrock, and thistles, all gilt. The first English edition, and a standard work for many years. The condition is extremely good, bright and fresh. Engravings are clean, bright and fresh, showing Jerusalem, Nazareth, Scutari, the Dead Sea, Carmel, Lebanon, Balbeck, and Suez. Owner's name covered on title page. A handsome book. Madame Pfeiffer made the journey alone in 1842, one of those amazing women travellers of the nineteenth century. 92.50


1140. Taring, Rinchen Dolma: Daughter of Tibet.

London: 2nd printing 1971. 280pp. illustrated. map, d.w. v.g. A first hand account of the everyday world and domestic life of a Tibetan noble family over 50 years. She was the first Tibetan girl to learn to speak and write English. Glimpses into an all too recently vanished world 12.00


15597. Whitley, Mrs Mary, editor: Every Girl's Book of Sport, Occupation and Pastime.

London: George Routledge and Sons, 1897. 21.5 by 15 cms. viii+504 pp. Illustrated front board and spine, blocked grey, green, black, and gold on pale blue. Girls, at this period, meant young women, and contributors include H.R.H. The Duchessof Teck. There are chapters on Dairy Farming, Servants and How to Treat Them, and How to Dress Tastefully. Prize bookplate for Ballymena Academy 1905 awarded to Roberta Acheson, on front pastedown. Bibliography. Index. Spine professionally relaid. Some wear and rubbing to boards but internally bright. A nice period item. 45.00

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