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Women in Music and Law

Women in Music and Law

Sutro, Florence. [Emily Kempin] Self-published pamphlet by Sutro, a gifted musician, artist and law school graduate in New York City Society. She created the National Federation of Women's Music Clubs and was president of the Woman's department of the Music Teachers National Association. She and her husband Theodore were advocates for women's suffrage. Encouraged by her husband, she took up the study of law attending women's classes at the City College of New York. Upon graduating in 1891, she was the class valedictorian and delivered the graduation address, "Why I Study Law," which labeled her "a speaker of wonderful magnetism and clearness."[Wikipedia] The pamphlet lists women composers and music teachers, along with small photographs of the women, with a smaller section on women in the law. Quoting from the address: "Law is beautiful.This great sense of union and order which pervades all life" makes the study of law "one of the most broadest means possible for attaining to true culture." Although declining to enter the Bar, Sutro authored this pamphlet in 1895 which included an extensive list of women composers and their compositions, and a smaller list of women lawyers. Pictures on 2 pages include Dr. Jur. Emily Kempin, Stanleyetta Titus, Ethel Rhoda Evans, Sophia McClelland, Carrie Carrington, Eugenie Raye, Rosalie Loew, Emma Mercedes Voos. Emilie Kempin-Spyri was the first woman in Switzerland to graduate with a law degree and to be accepted as an academic lecturer. However, as a woman she was not permitted to practice as an attorney; therefore she emigrated to New York, where she taught at a law school she established for women. (Wikipedia) Contents - "Women Composers; also Valedictory Address "Why Why Do I Study Law" both by Mrs. Theodore Sutro, Chairman on Music and Law for New York State. Catalogue of Musical Compositions by Women, and on Exhibition in the Woman's Building at Atlanta, Georgia." 12mo, 48pp, red & blue toned wrappers, uncut and largely unopened. Sml. chip on base of first couple pages, very good overall. OCLC: 42707768 cites 3 copies at NYPL, Columbia and Boston Univ. School of Theology.
More Wonders of the Invisible World: or

More Wonders of the Invisible World: or, the Wonders of the Invisible World displayed in Five Parts. To Which is Added, a Postscript, Relating to a book entitiled, “The Life of Sir William Phips.”

Calef, Robert An atmospheric copy of this devastating criticism of the Salem Witch trials, a first person account by Calef, who was present at the trials. Calef's book excoriated Cotton Mather and the other clergy who took part in them. A skeptic about the existence of witchcraft, he argued that the trial unjust and suggested that Mather had influenced the judges and public opinion. It was the first important publication to show that the trials were a miscarriage of justice. Calef was a Boston merchant who was present at the trials. The publication of the first edition in London in 1700 "caused a great sensation in Boston, for it not only attacked the Mathers, but included a well-documented and devastating account of the Salem trials of 1692"--DAB. The book was so controversial that no Boston publisher would touch it, and a burning of copies of the English printed first edition was held at Harvard. Evans 30149; Howes C25; Sabin 9927. "Antidote to the hysterical credulity of contemporary religious passion. The first copy to reach Boston was publicly burned"--Howes C25. "Printed in London in the year 1700. Re-printed in Salem, Massachusetts, 1796, by William Carlton. Sold at Cushing & Carlton's Book-Store at the Bible and Heart, Essex-Street." In the original brown calf, rubbed and battered, the spine long gone, but carefully and repeatedly sewn together by an early owner, perhaps the owner inscribed on the front free endpaper- Thos. Willsons Book August 29, 17?9 Montgomery Township"
Pointie Talkie

Pointie Talkie

China; W. W. 2; Army Airforce] A phrasebook to be used by downed American airmen with phrases in Chinese. This copy belonged to an airman of the "323rd Service Squadron" activated in mid 1942. It includes 12 manuscript additions such as "Bring me a large pan of boiled drinking water. Let it set here and cool. I don't like hot water." "AGAS and the Office of War Information collaborated in publishing a "Pointie Talkie" booklet printed in China. The basic format was to show in the first column a question or a request in English, in the second column the same item in Chinese, in the third column one or more answers in Chinese, and in the fourth column the same answers in English. Thus an American could point to an item in the first column and his Chinese collaborator could point to the appropriate answer in the fourth column." Winborn, Byron. Wen Bon: A Naval Air Intelligence Office Behind Japanese Lines in China, Univ. of North Texas Press 1994, p. 132). This early edition includes only Chinese translations. Later editions included Burmese, French, Thai, Ammanese, Shan, Lao, etc. The topics covered include Finding an Interpreter; Courtesy Phrases; Food & Drink; Comfort and Lodging; Servicing the Plane; Cargo; Communications; Ching Pao (Air Raid Alarm); Injury; Enemy Territory; Place Names -General; and 26 Chinese provinces; Geographical Terms. On page 41, the Chinese characters are rubber stamped in, not printed. At the head of the title page, the airman has written "323rd Service Squadron, (booklet) #1". The 323rd was constituted on 24 June 1942, activated on 25 August 1942 and disbanded 10 April 1944. (Wikipedia). 32mo, (5 1/4 x 4 1/4") 61pp, (5pp "Your additions") Attractive pasted down title page with the US & Chinese flag illustrated and Chinese characters below, "Pointie Talkie" above. Dark maroon textured card covers, maroon eps. "No. 1" written on the front cover. Sml. crease in lower front cover corner o/w very good condition.
Pacific Whaling Ship "Sharon" at the Galapagos Islands

Pacific Whaling Ship “Sharon” at the Galapagos Islands

Whaling; Mutiny] George Rule, captain A manuscript page from the logbook of the whaling ship "Sharon" June 23 to July 5, 1851, with daily accounts of weather and location as the vessel passes the Galapagos Islands. Notations include passing Hood's Island (Espanola), Chatham Island (San Cristobal) and Charles Island (Florenda) with sketched profile of each. On June 29 the "Sharon" passes Albemarle Island (Isabela) the largest of the group, with sketch. Also a sketch of a ship with the sighting of the bark "Ohio" of New Bedford on July 4. The "Sharon" of 354 tons from Fairhaven, Massachusetts, set sail on July 25, 1848 under the command of Nathaniel Bonney. Captain Bonney became ill and returned home in 1850 and the ship was under the command of George C. Rule for the rest of the voyage. It returned to Fairhaven with 1431 barrels of sperm oil on July 31, 1852. The "Sharon" had made three previous voyages to the Pacific including its first voyage 1837-1840 under the command of Captain Benjamin Church. On the second voyage 1841-1845 Captain Howes Norris was killed in a mutiny and the ship put in at Sydney harbor on December 22, 1842. Benjamin Church returned as Captain in the third voyage from 1845-1848. The ship returned to the Indian Ocean and Pacific 1853-1856 and 1856-1861. The final voyage of the "Sharon" sailed from Boston in 1861 but the ship was unseaworthy and condemned at Sydney on January 18, 1863. (Starbuck) The mutiny on the second voyage of the "Sharon" took place near Ascension Island in November 1842. The story quickly made the rounds of the fleet. The mutineers on the Sharon were three islanders, "Kanakas," who had shipped onboard at Rotuma (Grenville) Island in April of that year to replace several crew members who deserted. While most of the crew had lowered in boats after a whale, these men rose up in anger against the captain, Howes Norris, and decapitated him with a cutting spade. Norris, by all reports, had treated the crew very badly for most of the voyage, and may have been drunk at the time of the mutiny. The mutineers seized the vessel but a quick-thinking young fellow, Manuel dos Reis, the acting steward at the time, scurried aloft and began cutting up the rigging so that the ship became unmanageable. After nightfall, the third mate, Benjamin Clough, swam to the stern of the ship and boarded it to confront the mutineers. Finding a cutlass and pistols, Clough confronted two of the mutineers. The rest of the crew then boarded to assist Clough who was badly wounded in the fight. Two of the mutineers were killed and the third taken to Sydney, Australia for trial. Clough was later honored by the owners with a presentation sextant and command of the Sharon on her next voyage. He went on to command another four whaling voyages. (Reference: "Anatomy of a Mutiny: Ship Sharon," by Philip F. Purrington, Old Dartmouth Historical Sketch #75, 1968; "In the Wake of Madness: The Murderous voyage of the Whaleship Sharon," by Joan Druett.) 8.25 x 13.25"
Distributing Ship Cargo of Standard Buggies Coast of Australia

Distributing Ship Cargo of Standard Buggies Coast of Australia

Columbus Buggy Company [Emus & Kangaroos] A large promotional image for the Columbus Buggy Company which in its heyday, manufactured one of every five buggies used anywhere (some accounts say the US, other claim the world). Clearly, this image implies the world over. With a promotional trade card for the company. In the upper right corner is a ship where any number of buggies have been offloaded. Coming down the road are people in buggies drawn by ostriches, although the illustrator thought they would evoke emus. The main image shows a properly dressed man and woman in a buggy being drawn by four harnessed ostriches pulling the buggy, with two brown boys riding them. The implication is that they are Aboriginals but they have nothing of the stature of an Aborigine. Below this is written "Columbus Buggy Co. Standard. World Over. Columbus, Ohio. U.S.A." The lower corners illustrate different scenes. The lower left corner has a scene of kangaroos bounding and emus running, somewhat reminiscent of the images in the Illustrated London News earlier in the century. The lower right corner illustrates the massive factory complex with at least 6 buildings and the caption "View from Union Depot of portion of the worksof COLUMBUS BUGGY CO. and PETERS DASH CO. (One Firm.) Begun in 1875, along with the Peters Leather Dash Company, by Clinton Firestone and George Peters formed the Columbus Buggy Company and Peters Leather Dash Company. By 1900 the companies employed over 1,000 people and were the largest manufacturers in Columbus. To keep up with demand, production was expanded to factories in Cincinnati, Chicago, Detroit, Kansas City, and San Francisco. It may have only been in business for forty years, but in its heyday one of every five buggies used anywhere (some accounts say the US, other claim the world) was made in Columbus. Despite its success, the buggy company would not withstand the advent of the automobile. (Source Columbus Dispatch blog 20150729) 23 x 35 1/2", backed on canvas. The image is very darkened, with a couple of chips with loss. The paper is very browned, with the marginal area whited out. It is in an old wooden frame. We have found no evidence of this on Trove, other than a partial screenshot on an archived webpage dated 11 Mar 2014 of a company who reproduced images. No further information was found. The trade card is 4 1/2 x 3 1/4", printed in two colors with text on one side, an image of the Green River and Buttes in Utah on the verso.
Australian Botanical illustrations from the Naturalist's Pocket Magazine or Compleat Cabinet of Nature.

Australian Botanical illustrations from the Naturalist’s Pocket Magazine or Compleat Cabinet of Nature.

Watling, Thomas, attributed] Exquisite small images of the extraordinary flora from New South Wales, first introduced to the European public in 1790 in John White', the surgeon for the First Fleet. "Journal of a Voyage to new South Wales with Sixty-five Plates of Non descript Animals, Birds, Lizards, Serpents, curious Cones of Trees." The images have a primitive quality reminiscent of folk art. Three of the images are somewhat inspired from White's book- Peppermint of New South Wales; Banksia Pyriformis & Banksia Serrata. Others include Honey Flower of New South Wales; Metrosideros Lanceolata: Banksia Incognita; War-Re-Taw (Waratah); Grass Gum Tree. All but two bear the publishing line beneath of Harrison Cluse, & Co. No. 78 Fleet Street, with dates varying from Sept. 1, 1798 to Jan. 26, 1799. It is thought that they are based on paintings by Thomas Watling, a convict with tremendous artistic skill. He was assigned to aid John White (book above), David Collins ("An Account of the English Colony in New South Wales") and Governor John Hunter ("An Historical Journal of the Transactions at Port Jackson."). This comprises eight of the 20 Australian images published in this work and are the more iconic Australian images that would have been so remarkable to European viewers. 3 1/2 x 5 3/4", copper engravings with original hand color. Some minor toning, a couple with the slight shadow of text offsetting, overall very good condition.