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TWICE INSCRIBED BY SUSAN B. ANTHONY

(ANTHONY, Susan B.) HARPER, Ida Husted. The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony. Indianapolis and Kansas City, 1899, 1898. Two volumes.

First edition of the first two volumes of this biography of America's pioneering reformer—the only volumes published during her lifetime, inscribed and signed by her in each volume. Inscribed in Volume I: "Mrs. Olivia B. Hall, Ann Arbor—Michigan—From her affectionate friend & coworker Susan B. Anthony. Rochester, N.Y. Jan. 1, 1899," and in Volume II: "Mrs. Olivia B. Hall, Ann Arbor—Michigan—May the New Year bring added causes for happiness to her and all the loved ones of her home circle & to all homes—is the wish of her affectionate friend and coworker, Susan B. Anthony. Rochester, N.Y. Jan. 1, 1899." $16,500.

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INSCRIBED BY SYLVIA BEACH

BEACH, Sylvia. Shakespeare and Company. New York, 1959.

First edition of Sylvia Beach's memoir, "particularly valuable for the many insights into Joyce's work and the authentic personal views it provides of the man himself" (New York Times), a scarce presentation copy inscribed by Beach above and below the half title, "For Julian, with Sylvia's very affectionate [Shakespeare and Company] regards," in original dust jacket. $12,000.

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INSCRIBED BY BERENICE ABBOTT, VERY SCARCE PRESENTATION/ASSOCIATION FIRST EDITION OF CHANGING NEW YORK

ABBOTT, Berenice. Changing New York. New York, 1939.

First edition of Abbott’s groundbreaking photo-essay on New York City, a memorable presentation/association copy inscribed by Abbott on the title page to Howard Daitz, long associated with New York's famed Witkin Gallery, "For Howard Daitz, Berenice Abbott," with laid-in printed April 16, 1976 invitation to the Witkin Gallery, along with an April 3, 1976 invitation to a reception honoring Abbott at Washington D.C.'s Lunn Gallery. Featuring 97 brilliant halftone plates that display “the historical importance of the documentary mode… its power as a medium of personal expression” (Parr & Badger), in very scarce dust jacket. $7000.

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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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"WOMEN… BEGAN TO ASK THEMSELVES WHY THOUSANDS OF IGNORANT MEN SHOULD BE MADE VOTERS, AND THEY, OR THEIR SEX, STILL KEPT IN BONDAGE"

ROBINSON, Harriet H. Massachusetts in the Woman Suffrage Movement. Boston, 1883.

Second edition of this well-regarded history of women's suffrage in Massachusetts, in original cloth. $1100.

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"ACQUIRING THIS NEW IMPLEMENT OF POWER AND LITERALLY PUTTING IT UNDERFOOT"

(WOMAN SUFFRAGE) WILLARD, Frances E. Wheel Within a Wheel. New York, 1895.

First edition of the 19th-century temperance leader and suffragist's surprising path to "a whole philosophy of life" that is discovered as she learns ride a bicycle, an unexpected guide "to help women to a wider world," with frontispiece and six full-page illustrations, in original cloth. $950.

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"WOMEN HAVE, OF COURSE, ALWAYS WORKED… WOMEN HAVE NOT, HOWEVER, ALWAYS WORKED FOR WAGES"

ABBOTT, Edith. Women in Industry. New York and London, 1910.

First edition of the American economist and pioneering sociologist's first book—"a massive, comprehensive statement on women's work in the marketplace." $900.

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