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RARE PRE-PUBLICATION PROOF OF VIRGINIA WOOLF'S SEQUEL TO A ROOM OF ONE'S OWN—HER NEPHEW QUENTIN BELL'S COPY, WITH HIS MARGINALIA

(BELL, Quentin) WOOLF, Virginia. Three Guineas. London, 1938.

First edition of Woolf's Three Guineas, her important sequel to A Room of One's Own, rare pre-publication proof copy in plain paper wrappers. The copy of her nephew Quentin Bell, with several interesting penciled marginal notes in his hand, one of them extensive. Laid in is Bell's printed card, inscribed, "With many thanks and best wishes, Quentin Bell." $6200.

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PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY CLARA BARTON TO A U.S. SENATOR

(BARTON, Clara) (RED CROSS). Troisieme Conference Internationale des Societes de la Croix-Rouge. Geneva, 1885.

First edition of this early annual report of the International Red Cross, presentation copy inscribed by Clara Barton: "To Senator Preston U. Plumb of Kansas, from a friend who honors him, Clara Barton, President of the American National Red Cross, Washington, DC, March 18, 1891." $3500.

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"REALLY THE BEGINNING OF MODERN WRITING"

STEIN, Gertrude. The Making of Americans. Paris, 1925.

Scarce first edition of Stein's modernist tour de force, one of only 500 copies printed by Maurice Darantière for Robert McAlmon's Three Mountains Press in Paris, a handsomely bound copy with the original paper wrappers bound in. The copy of critic William Troy, staunch defender of Stein's experimental prose, with his penciled ownership signature dated "N.H. 1926." $3000.

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"NO ARGUMENT WILL REACH THE MAN WHO IS NOT CONVINCED BY THIS REMARKABLE REVELATION OF THE INTERIOR LIFE OF SLAVERY"

(KEMBLE, Frances Anne). The Views of Judge Woodward and Bishop Hopkins on Negro Slavery in the South. New York, 1863.

First edition of this abolitionist response to the 1860 pro-slavery speech of Judge George Washington Woodward and the 1861 pro-slavery letter of Episcopalian Bishop John Henry Hopkins, using extensive excerpts from Kemble's recently published Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation to refute Woodward's and Hopkins' claims, with wood-engraved vignette of a "badly-whipped slave" who escaped from a plantation to join the Union forces on the front wrapper and title page. $2200.

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INSCRIBED BY MARGARET SANGER

SANGER, Margaret. Autobiography. New York, 1938.

First edition of the Autobiography of Margaret Sanger, who spearheaded the movement for contraceptive rights, a memorable presentation/association copy inscribed by her, "To Dr. Maurice William, My friend and Coworker in many causes, Margaret Sanger Aug 27/45." $1800.

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“AS PERENNIALLY FASCINATING AS A FAIRY TALE”

(MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS) SKELTON, John. Mary Stuart. London, Paris, Edinburgh, 1898.

Limited second edition, one of 500 unnumbered copies, with beautiful hand-colored frontispiece portrait and 41 photogravure plates, handsomely bound by Ramage of London. $1250.

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BOLDLY INSCRIBED BY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

CLINTON, Hillary Rodham. Living History. New York, 2003.

First trade edition of Clinton’s “chart of her own course through unexplored terrain… [becoming] an emblem for some and a lightning rod for others,” boldly inscribed in blue felt pen by her on the title page: "To D— J— C—— with best wishes—Hillary Rodham Clinton." $1000.

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"INSPIRED BY BLACKWELL, ELIZABETH GARRETT ANDERSON OPENED THE MEDICAL PROFESSION TO WOMEN IN BRITAIN, JUST AS BLACKWELL HAD DONE IN THE UNITED STATES"

ANDERSON, Louisa Garrett. Elizabeth Garrett Anderson. London, 1939.

First edition of the first biography of Garrett Anderson, the first British woman M.D., a pioneer who "did more for the cause of women in medicine in England than any other." $850.

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"I WISH YOU TO BURY ME WITH YOUR OWN HANDS, THAT NONE MAY KNOW AFTER MY DEATH THAT I AM OTHER THAN MY APPEARANCE INDICATES"

EDMONDS, S. Emma E. Nurse and Spy in the Union Army. Hartford, 1865.

1865 edition, the first issued under the title of Nurse and Spy in the Union Army—"a classic document for expanding our appreciation of women's roles in wartime"—Edmonds' dramatic record of serving in the Union Army disguised as a man, with frontispiece portrait and eight full-page plates, in original cloth. $850.

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