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The Exemplary Novels of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

The Exemplary Novels of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, the Author of Don Quixote de la Mancha

Moore, Maria Sarah, translator.] Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de. In the chapter ÒEnglishing CervantesÕÊExemplary Novels,Ó Frances Luttikhuizen describes the present translation as Òwell worth analyzingÓ because Òit belongs to the general nineteenth century movement of literary expurgations, more specifically, to the periodÉ[called] female-authored Moral-Domestic fiction,Ó (p. 89). It is possible, based on LuttikhuizenÕs findings on the history of translations of CervantesÕ Novelas ejemplares, that Maria Sarah Moore (1780-1842) was the first woman to publish English translations of these particular works. Two volumes, twelvemo. xvi, 391 pp.; vii, [1] erratum, 479 pp. Late nineteenth century half green morocco over marbled boards with gilt rule. Gilt spines with five raised bands. Top edge gilt. Minor toning to spine of volume two. Some foxing and toning throughout but overall a very good, tight set. First edition. The preface to volume two promises a forthcoming third volume, though only two volumes were ever published. These two volumes contain only ten of CervantesÕ twelve Novelas ejemplares. Note that, while Maria Sarah Moore (1780-1842) is not credited as the translator of the present work, it is attributed to her in both the British MuseumÕs 1908 Catalogue of Printed Books: Cervantes (p. 57) and William CushingÕs 1889 Anonyms: A Dictionary of Revealed Authorship (p. 230). Maria Sarah Moore was the daughter of Peter Moore (1753Ð1827), a Member of Parliament and a civil servant of the East India Company, and a resident of a manor in Monken Hadley, a historical village at the northern edge of Greater London. A record of the parish of Monken Hadley reveals that Moore was the primary inheritor of her fatherÕs fortune and property upon his death, and she lived at the manor, unmarried, until she sold the property in 1832. Notes and Queries: A Medium of Intercommunication for Literary MenÉno. 6, v. 9, 1884, p. 358. Frederick Charles Cass, Monken Hadley (1880), pp. 73-76. Frances Luttikhuizen, ÒEnglishing CervantesÕÊExemplary Novels.Ó In The CervanteanÊHeritage: ReceptionÊandÊInfluenceÊofÊCervantes inÊBritain (2009) pp. 84-94.
WomanÕs Educational Mission: Being an Explanation of Frederick FršbelÕs System of Infant Gardens.

WomanÕs Educational Mission: Being an Explanation of Frederick FršbelÕs System of Infant Gardens.

Marenholtz-Bulow, Bertha von.] Baroness Bertha von Marenholtz-BŸlowÊ(1810Ê-1893) was a German educator who wrote extensively on Frederick Fršbel. Marenholtz-BŸlowÕs writings were translated into English by a variety of female translators, including Mary Tyler Peabody Mann (1806-1887), an important educator and the wife of Horace Mann. English translations of both Marenholtz-BŸlowÕs The New Education by Work and her Reminiscences of Friedrich Froebel were published by Mary Tyler Peabody Mann in 1876 and 1877, respectively. Octavo. iv, 88 pp. With six engraved plates of children at play, plus an engraved frontispiece and an elaborate decorative half-title. PublisherÕs red cloth blindstamped and lettered in gilt. Some fading to cloth. Dark purple endpapers. Some toning to edges and some light offsetting from plates, but overall very clean throughout. A very good copy of a scarce item. First English edition of Marenholtz-BŸlowÕs WomanÕs Educational Mission, translated and with a preface by Elizabeth Krockow von Wickerau. The present book also seems to be the earliest English translation of any work by Marenholtz-BŸlow. Countess Elizabeth Krockow von Wickerau (1849-1910) was a German noblewoman. She identifies her surname in the translatorÕs preface of the present item as Òvon Wickerode,Ó which seems to be an alternate or Anglicized spelling. We could not find any additional information about von Wickerau; this translation of WomanÕs Educational Mission seems to be her only published work. OCLC lists 6 copies, none in the U.S.
A Literal Translation of the Saxon Chronicle.

A Literal Translation of the Saxon Chronicle.

Gurney, Anna]. Linguist, educator, and medieval historian Anna GurneyÊ(1795Ð1857)Êpublished her first book, A Literal Translation of the Saxon Chronicle, at the age of twenty-three and was met with critical praise for the accuracy and clarity of her translation. Though she is now remembered mostly for her translations of Old English and Old Norse texts, she was also an abolitionist and a scholar of several African languages including Hausa and Yoruba, the latter of which she studied with Samuel Ajayi CrowtherÊ(c. 1809Ð1891). GurneyÕs additional pursuits included participating in maritime rescue missions on the Norfolk coast and co-founding the Belfry School, which still operates as an elementary school in its original building in Overstrand, England. Twelvemo. 324, [95] pp. Early armorial calf ruled in blind with crosshatch-patterned panel and stamped with crest of a lion rampant with an ax, possibly of the Scottish McDowall clan. Calf rubbed at corners and extremities. Rebacked with twentieth century calf spine with red morocco label. Marbled edges. Some light foxing but pages are very clean throughout. With a late twentieth century bookplate on front pastedown of medievalist and book collector Brian S. Donaghey. A good, bright copy. First edition. Volume two of the 1830 book The British Herald, or Cabinet of Armorial Bearings by Thomas Robson describes numerous variants of the Scottish McDowall clan arms as being comprised of a crown and a lion rampant holding an ax (or sword), which matches the design on the armorial binding of the present book
The Second Coming (Again)É[with] Paintings by Jodee Fenton.

The Second Coming (Again)É[with] Paintings by Jodee Fenton.

Aubergine Atelier ]. Yeats, William Butler. The Second Coming (Again) features the text of YeatsÕ poem ÒThe Second ComingÓ with edited enjambment, new stanza breaks, and abstract paintings that encourage a new perspective on the classic poem. In the artistÕs statement included in the prospectus, Fenton writes: ÒÔThe Second ComingÕ references political and economic threats of the early 20th century which were dominating the cultural, political, and social news of the time. These threats (nativism, anarchy, nationalism, and worse) were compounded by the brutality of the Great War. This poem explores these complex events and emotions and seems very relevant to what we face in the early 21st century.Ó 8 inches by 5 inches. 36 ff., plus 14 Japanese kozo paper leaves painted on both sides by Jodee Fenton in gouache, tempera, watercolor, and polyacrylic varnish. Additional painted kozo paper cutouts used as accents throughout. Free endpapers are Zerkall Nideggen and pastedowns are painted kozo. Navy goatskin over handmade recycled paper boards. Reddish-orange painted top edge. Orange and light blue handwoven silk headbands at head and tail of textblock. A fine copy, as new, housed in the light blue cloth clamshell case and with the prospectus laid in. One of 30 copies designed by Jodee Fenton at Aubergine Atelier and printed by Bonnie Thompson Norman at the Windowpane Press. Each copy of the present book includes a unique set of fourteen paintings. Jodee Fenton is a painter, a bookbinder, and a former president of the Book Club of Washington. She is a member of the Guild of Bookworkers, the Puget Sound Book Artists Association, and the Book Arts Guild. Fenton has pursued painting and bookmaking full-time since her recent retirement from her position as the managing librarian for special collections at the Seattle Public Library.
A Letter from Elizabeth Webb to Anthony William Boehm

A Letter from Elizabeth Webb to Anthony William Boehm, With His Answer.

Webb, Elizabeth. The two letters here were exchanged between Anthony Wilhelm Boehm (1673-1722), the Lutheran minister and court chaplain to the Prince of Denmark, and Quaker minister Elizabeth Webb (nŽe Hoopes, 1663-1726). Webb had been drawn to Quakerism during her youth, while growing up in a more traditional Protestant family, and eventually became a certified minister before relocating from England to Philadelphia in 1697. Her letter recounts to Boehm her process of spiritual discovery, and the motivation that spurred her to leave England and preach in the colonies. BoehmÕs response is considerably shorter than WebbÕs initial letter, comprising only the final two pages of the present item, though he expresses mutual respect and gratitude for her story. Twelvemo. 44 pp. Disbound, with stitching holes at inner margins. Uniform toning due to paper quality, and some foxing. A good copy of an important work by one of the earliest known American Quaker writers, as well as one of the first women circulating their writing in the colonies. First edition. Four later editions were also published, including two German language editions (also published in Philadelphia). The German editions were published in 1783 and 1798, and two later English language editions were published in 1802 and 1806. The letters printed here were originally exchanged in 1712 and seem to have circulated in some form in the intervening years, though not from this publisher. The preface states that the present printing of the letters had been revised to update the Òincorrect copiesÓ that had been distributed previously from other sources. The work of Webb has recently been collected and published in The Writings of Elizabeth Webb: A Quaker Missionary in America, edited by Rachel Cope and Zachary McLeod Hutchins (Penn State University Press, 2019). Sabin 102212. Evans 34973.
The Meditations

The Meditations, Soliloquia, and Manuall of the Glorious Doctour S. AugustineÉtranslated into English. The Seconde Edition.

Women Printers]. Augustine, Saint. Franoise Blageart (fl. 1633-1655) was a Parisian printer of at least eleven Catholic texts in English for an English recusant market. Blageart often employed false imprints, however, and the number of titles printed by her may be higher. At least seven of the books Blageart printed concerned Saint Augustine and the Augustinian Order, including a translation of AugustineÕs Confessions by Sir Tobie Matthew in 1638 (Allison and Rogers, 535) and an abridged version of that translation in the same year (536). She was married to JŽrome Blageart, a linguist and scholar of Arabic who also printed at least one book: Discours hapned betwene an hermite called Nicephorus & a yong lover called Tristan, a translation of Jean-Pierre Camus published in 1630. BlageartÕs husband seems to have died sometime between 1630 and 1633, as her imprint appeared on a text as Òthe widow BlageartÓ for the first time in an English translation of Camus under the title The spirituall director disinteressed in 1633. The last two works known to have been printed by Blageart are the present book and Schism dis-armÕd of the defensive weapons, both bearing the date 1655. Twelvemo. [xix] pp., [2, blank] ff., pp. 1-181, 184-430, [2, blank] ff. Includes the two preliminary and two final blanks. With device on title-page and several headpieces, tailpieces, and decorative initials throughout. Contemporary speckled calf, ruled, with four raised bands on spine. Some rubbing to extremities and chipping to head and tail of spine. Front hinge somewhat tender. Ink ownership signatures (all eighteenth century) on front free endpaper of Mary, Viscountess Strangford; Nathaniel Darrell; and Mary Darrell. The Mary Darrell signature is repeated on title-page. Twentieth century bookplate (with engraving of Saint Augustine) laid in. Some light toning to edges and to endpapers, but overall a very good, clean copy of an uncommon book printed by a seventeenth century woman. Second edition, as stated, though the first with BlageartÕs imprint on the title-page. Wing, A4212. Allison and Rogers, The Contemporary Printed Literature of the English Counter-Reformation. Smith, Grossly Material Things: Women and Book Production in Early Modern England, p. 163.
The Royal Scroll.

The Royal Scroll.

Leyendecker, Joseph Christian and Levi Walter Yaggy, illustrators.] Both editions in folding wooden easel cases covered in black cloth. Wearing to cloth at extremities and some wear to joints on both cases. First edition with the original working nickel-plated clasp on top exterior flap of easel case; the clasp is present on the second edition but does not lock. Two keyholes on the side of the case can be used with the key to turn the two scrolls (the original key is included with first edition but is lacking for the second). In the second edition, there is predation to the first ten or so leaves of the Pen Pictures book and to a few leaves of the Bible Study book. The title-page is most significantly affected by the predation and is coming loose at the fore-edge. The pictorial cardboard panel covering the lower window in the second edition is detached but placed its original position. Some light foxing to illustrations in both editions. Overall good copies of this elaborate and inventive Bible education tool. Folio case, 17 x 16 x 2 inches. Includes the explanatory books Pen Pictures from Genesis to Revelations (64 pp.) and Bible Study in Topical Form (63 pp.), plus color maps (4 pp.) of Palestine. The interior of the case includes a large illustrated panel showing a Roman villa. With a double-sided movable scroll on rollers that is visible through two die-cut windows, cut in the illustrated panel: the upper window offers a view on 20 continual chromolithograph plates (each 9Ó x 7 Ó); the lower window shows 132 chromolithograph plates (each 4 Ó x 3Ó), viewed three across. 60 of the plates visible through the lower window were illustrated by J.C. Leyendecker. Also with two pictorial drop-down flaps (13Ó x 9Ó), one serving as the title-page and one showing a map of locations mentioned in the Bible. [With:]. The Royal Scroll. [Chicago: Powers, Higley & Co., 1902.] Folio case, 17 x 16 x 2 inches. Same design and content as above, but with an updated illustrated panel inside showing a stage and columns (as opposed to the Roman villa). Second edition. The sixty illustrations by Joseph Christian Leyendecker (1874-1951) included in The Royal Scroll comprise his first commercial art commission, which he performed for the Powers Brothers Company when he was in his early twenties, shortly before enrolling in the Chicago Art Institute. Leyendecker went on to illustrate over four hundred magazine covers and iconic advertisements for the Kellogg Company, the Boy Scouts, and the United States military. One of his most famous illustrations was of the ÒArrow Collar ManÓ for the fashion advertisements of Cluett Peabody & Company. Shau, J.C. Leyendecker, pp. 14-15.
Books Are My Utopia. Calligraphic Aphorisms Chosen & Rendered by Wm. Reuter.

Books Are My Utopia. Calligraphic Aphorisms Chosen & Rendered by Wm. Reuter.

Heavenly Monkey Press ]. Reuter, William [calligrapher and compiler]. Along with the aphorism by Helen Keller that serves as the title of Books Are My Utopia, the collection includes aphorisms by Bohuslav Martinu, Stefan Zweig, George Santayana, William Morris, Martin Luther, Richard Rodriguez, Paul Auster,T.J. Cobden-Sanderson, Raul Mario Rosarivo, Rabbi Nachman, Joseph Conrad, Herman Koch, John Ruskin, William Blake, Francesco Petrarcca, and Tertullianus. The Richard Rodriguez aphorism reads: ÒBooks should confuse. Literature abhors the typical. Literature flows to the particular, the mundane, the greasiness of paper, the taste of warm beer, the smell of onion and quince.Ó 5 inches by 7 inches. [20] ff., including three fold-out leaves. With 16 aphorisms on the theme of books, each printed on a separate leaf (rectos only) from polymer plate reproductions of William ReuterÕs calligraphy and hand-embellished by Reuter. Featuring over a dozen different handmade and mold-made papers. Blue-green stiff paper wrappers with gilt-stamped paper label. Pale green endpapers. Pale green endpapers. A fine copy, as new, in its original gold cloth clamshell case. One of thirty-six copies handpress printed by Rollin Milroy, bound by Claudia Cohen, and signed on the colophon by Aliquando Press proprietor William Reuter. Along with providing the original calligraphy and the hand-embellishments, Reuter also printed the three fold-out leaves at his own studio in Dundas, Ontario. Calligrapher, printer, and book designer William Reuter began publishing books and broadsides under the auspices of his Aliquando Press in 1962. Reuter was a founding member of the Society of Canadian Book Designers and has designed stamps for Canada Post. Books Are My Utopia represents a long-distance collaboration between Reuter in Ontario and Heavenly Monkey in Vancouver, Canada.
The Hopes of the Human Race

The Hopes of the Human Race, Hereafter and Here: Essays on the Life after Death. With an Introduction Having Special Reference to Mr. MillÕs Essay on Religion.Second Edition.

Cobbe, Frances Power. The four essays included in The Hopes of the Human Race discuss the afterlife, sin, godly omnipotence, and divine justice and explore the ramifications of those philosophies on the organization of society. Cobbe takes particular issue with the conflation of religious ideals and the law, like legally punishing women for Òsins of unchastityÓ (p. 92-93), and asserts that moral good must exist Òoutside of conscious or recognized religious influencesÓ (p. 205). Octavo. 222 pp. PublisherÕs mauve cloth with gilt-titled spine. Dark red rule and gilt fleur-de-lis on upper board. A bit of toning to spine and some light rubbing to extremities. Two light smudges on lower board. Partially unopened. Some light foxing to the first few leaves and a bit of faint toning to margins. A very good, clean copy inscribed by Cobbe to Philip G. Peabody, CobbeÕs friend and a contributor to her book Vivisection in America Second edition. Presentation copy inscribed to Peabody Òfrom his old friend,Ó with the inscription dated August 1896. The first edition was published by Williams and Northgate in 1874. Frances Power Cobbe (1822 Ð 1904) was a suffragist, a nonfiction writer, and an animal rights advocate who founded both the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection and the National Anti-Vivisection Society. Cobbe was also an acquaintance of Charles Darwin, though she took issue with his theories on the supposed biological inferiority of women and published an article, Darwinism in MoralsÊ(1871), to critique his Descent of Man. Cobbes other works include On the Pursuits of WomenÊ(1863); Criminals, Idiots, Women and MinorsÊ(1869); and numerous articles, books, and lectures opposing vivisection.
PatternPattern: The Geometry of Motion.

PatternPattern: The Geometry of Motion.

Heavenly Monkey Press]. Hodgson, Barbara, and Claudia Cohen. PatternPattern is the latest HM Editions collaboration between book artists Barbara Hodgson and Claudia Cohen, preceded by their collaborative books Cutting Paper (2013), Decorating Paper (2015), and Folding Paper (2017). The extensive bibliography and list of pattern sources included in PatternPattern (pp. 45-49) cite numerous influences from all over the world and throughout history. A post on the Heavenly Monkey Blogspot site explains that the focus of PatternPattern Òis on design development, progression, and variety, emphasizing the possibilities for infinite interpretations of basic styles.Ó In an interview included in the same post, Hodgson explains the decision to hand-draw rather than print the illustrations in PatternPattern: ÒFor me, there wasnÕt a choice. DrawnÊpatterns relate to the principlesÊof design by showing, at least in part, the rationale orÊbasis of the pattern and the sequence of its development. Here, the human hand andÊmind is visibly at work.Ó Quarto, 9 inches by 9 inches. 50 pp. With 38 plates, including a leaf of wire mesh, hand-painted patterned paper, and drafting vellum leaves hand-illustrated in red and black. Includes 23 mounted paper samples decorated with patterns from sources including Japanese, Indian, and Moroccan artwork (full list of sources on p. 49). Also with a fold-out (17.5Ó x 13.25Ó) textile grid design leaf from Franz DonatÕs Grosses Bindungs Lexikon (1904). All text was handpress-printed by Rollin Milroy on dampened Arches paper. Bound in gray calf with red-and-yellow onlay and gilt patterns. Title in gilt on spine. With hand-stenciled patterned endpapers in red and yellow. Housed in a blue-gray clamshell case with patterned paper accents and a gray calf label lettered in gilt. A blue drafting vellum portfolio with three additional textile grid leaves (all also 17.5Ó x 13.25Ó) from DonatÕs Lexikon is included in the clamshell case, along with two additional blue paper portfolios (both 10Ó x 13Ó). Portfolio one contains 10 samples of patterned paper by Cohen and Hodgson; portfolio two contains 11 samples from Russian, German, and French sources, ca. 1900-1940 (sources listed on p. 51). As new. One of 10 deluxe copies in a special full calf binding by Claudia Cohen, with the two added portfolios of pattern prints, and signed by Barbara Hodgson and Cohen on the colophon. 20 regular copies and 6 hors commerce copies were also made.
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Essays on Social Topics. By Lady Cook

Claflin, Tennessee ]. In 1870, womenÕs suffrage activist Tennessee Celeste ClaflinÊ(1844 Ð 1923) and her sister Victoria Claflin Woodhull (1838ÊÐ 1927) became the first women to open a Wall Street brokerage firm. They used the profits from their firm, Woodhull, Claflin, & Company, to publish the politically radical newspaper Woodhull & Claflin's Weekly. In 1871, the Weekly was the first United States periodical to publish The Communist Manifesto in English and, a year later, printed the article that prompted the 1875 adultery trial of prominent clergyman Harry Ward Beecher. Some of the pieces in Essays on Social Topics are reprinted from articles that Tennessee Claflin wrote for the Weekly. Octavo. viii], 158 pp., pp. 1-124. Books I and II are printed on the same paper stock; Book III and the front matter also seem to have been published on the same paper stock, which is different from that of Books I and II. PublisherÕs bright red cloth stamped and lettered in black. Some chipping to cloth at head of spine and a bit of toning and bubbling to cloth on boards. The leaf after the contents is loose and laid in at its original position. The paper stock of Books I and II is of a lower quality than that of Book III; the leaves in Books I and II are uniformly toned and slightly fragile and there are some nicks to the leaves at the fore-edge. Leaves in Book III are slightly toned at edges but otherwise clean. A bit of light pencil marginalia throughout. A good, sound copy. Neither an edition statement nor a publication date is specified in the present item. Most dates for the present item provided on OCLC and COPAC range between 1895 and 1900, and we cannot specify the edition of the present item with confidence based on the information available to us. The two different paper stocks in the present item, along with the separate pagination of Book III, implies that Books I and II were printed before Book III and the front matter. However, OCLC and COPAC do not list any editions of the present item that were published without Book III; in other words, it seems that there was no earlier edition comprising only Books I and II. Additionally, the publisherÕs ad on the verso of the title-page announces a ÒNew SeriesÓ of books with the series title Lady CookÕs Talks and Essays on Social and Other Topics that comprises Books I, II, and III collected in the present item, as well as three additional entries in the series. However, it seems that no edition including any later entries in the series was ever published as Essays on Social Topics or any similar titles.
Miscellaneous Poems

Miscellaneous Poems

Cheek,Elizabeth, editor?]. The table of the temperaments is a curious feature of this book: the humors donÕt seem to be relevant to the poems themselves, though perhaps the table was included to supplement the authorÕs foreword on the nature of poetic genius (pp. v-vii). A second curious aspect is that the errata page notes that the references in ÒWizard of the RockÓ (pp. 23-37) to the River Derwent in Derbyshire, England should actually read as ÒSchuylkill,Ó seemingly referring to the Schuylkill River in Pennsylvania. Elizabeth Cheek was the daughter of the Methodist preacher and missionary Nicholas Mosley Cheek (1745-1805). Twelvemo. 144 pp., [1] errata. With a list of about 300 subscribers and with a folding table listing the traits found in people with sanguine, choleric, melancholic, and phlegmatic dispositions. Also with woodcut tailpieces throughout, sometimes credited to Thomas Bewick (ESTC) Contemporary tree calf with gilt floral roll and gilt spine. Cracking to lower hinge. Front hinge a bit tender. Blue marbled endpapers with small twentieth century bookplate on front pastedown. Some toning and creasing to fore-edge of table and contemporary ink signature on verso of table.Contemporary inscription on preliminary blank reads: ÒFatherhood should not have a free circulation uncontradicted.Ó Some light toning and some very light scattered foxing, but overall a very good, clean copy of a scarce book. First edition. Date from ESTC, though Jackson notes the date as 1801 in Romantic Poetry by Women. Elizabeth Cheek is sometimes credited as the editor of this collection. We canÕt confirm the attribution, though the gendered language in the preface to the present work implies that the editor was indeed a woman (pp. iii-iv). The collection includes poems by at least a few women: Òa LadyÓ (p. 47), ÒMiss Ann SÑÓ (p. 85), and others. ESTC lists copies of the present book at the British Library, Harvard, and the Huntington. OCLC lists additional copies at UCLA and Stanford. Jackson, p. 70 (Collections 14).
Joan of Arc. A Biography. Translated from the French.

Joan of Arc. A Biography. Translated from the French.

Grimke, Sarah M[oore], [translator] Sarah Moore GrimkŽ (1792ÊÐ 1873) was an abolitionist and one of the earliest and most important suffragists. GrimkŽ and her siblings, including her younger sister Angelina (1805ÊÐ 1879), grew up on a plantation in South Carolina; GrimkŽ devoted her adult life to abolitionism in part due to the injustice and violence of slavery that she had witnessed firsthand. GrimkŽ also delivered lectures on abolitionism and womenÕs suffrage to mixed-gender audiences all over the country and frequently published letters and articles in periodicals like The Liberator. Both Angelina and Sarah GrimkŽ were inducted into the National WomenÕs Hall of Fame in 1998 and are described on the NWHF website as setting Òthe agenda later followed by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Lucretia Mott and others, calling for equal educational opportunities and the vote.Ó Octavo. 108 pp. With a mounted sepia frontispiece of Joan of Arc and a full-page map of northern France on page 100. PublisherÕs dark brown cloth titled in gilt. Some chipping to head and tail of spine and some light rubbing to extremities. Some rippling to cloth on lower board. All edges red. Reddish-brown endpapers. Some very light intermittent foxing and faint toning, but overall a very good, clean copy inscribed Òwith loveÓ by Sarah GrimkŽ to Hepzibah (?) Newhall. First edition of Sarah GrimkŽÕs translation and abridgement of Alphonse de LamartineÕs Jeanne dÕArc (1852). Presentation copy, inscribed by the author. In the preface to the present book, GrimkŽ writes that Joan of Arc Òseems to have been a being by herself, Ñ a woman in all gentleness, tender yearnings, and fortitude sublime; a man in intellect, heroic daring, and loftiest aspiration; a warrior attending the highest military honors, and wearing them with utmost humility,Ó (p. 4).
Mary and Her Cat

Mary and Her Cat, In Words not exceeding Two Syllables. London: Printed for B. Tabart & Co., 1804. [Bound with:] [BALLANTINE, E.] Julia and the Pet-Lamb.

Fenwick, Eliza ]. Eliza Jaco Fenwick (1765? Ð 1840) was a translator, novelist, and print colorist whose works included the epistolary novel Secresy (1795) and The Class Book: or, Three Hundred and Sixty-Five Reading Lessons (1806), published under the name ÒRev. David Blair.Ó During her lifetime, Fenwick lived in England, Canada, the United States, and Barbados, where she ran a school with her daughter. Twelvemo. 36 pp., [1], pp. 4-72. Mary and Her Cat is complete, with hand-colored frontispiece and 11 hand-colored half-page illustrations. Julia and the Pet-Lamb with one copper-engraved plate, but lacking frontispiece, title-page, and one plate Contemporary black roan, somewhat rubbed. Some toning and foxing throughout, as usual. Piece missing at the gutter of the first leaf of Julia and the Pet-Lamb, partially affecting one word. A good, tight copy. First edition of the rare hand-colored issue of Mary and Her Cat, with the colophon ÒPrinted by C. Squire.Ó The 1808 reprint does not have a colophon. The Dartons also published eleven reprints of Mary and Her Cat between 1814 and 1850. Julia and the Pet-Lamb appeared in four printings from the Dartons between 1813 and 1819; it is unclear which printing is included in this volume. OCLC lists eight copies of Mary and Her Cat with a date of 1804: one in Canada, one in England, and six in the United States. Of the copies in the United States, only one is located west of the Mississippi (at UCLA). It is unclear how many of these copies are truly the first printing and how many are the reprint. Julia and the Pet-Lamb is also uncommon, with only nine total copies across all printings listed on OCLC: four in England; one in Canada; and four in the United States (two in Florida, one in New Jersey, and one in New York). Darton H589, G62.
Letters from an Old Man to a Young Prince

Letters from an Old Man to a Young Prince, with the Answers. Translated from the Swedish [by John Berkenhout].

Tessin, , Carl Gustaft.] En gammal mans bref til en ung Prins, a collection of fables by the Swedish politician and art collector Carl Gustaf Tessin (1695-1770), was first published in Stockholm in 1755. The fables were presented in letters addressed to the young King Gustav III (1746-1792), who had been TessinÕs pupil during his youth. TessinÕs extensive collection of rococo period art is now housed at the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm. John Berkenhout (1726-1791) was a physician, naturalist, and translator from French and Swedish. His most significant works were the three-volume Outlines of the Natural History of Great Britain (1770-1773), Biographia Literaria, or a Biographical History of Literature (1777), as well works on medicine and botany. Two volumes, twelvemo. lii, 200 pp.; 272 pp. With three headpieces and three decorative initials in volume one; and with one headpiece and one decorative initial in volume two. Contemporary gilt-ruled sprinkled calf, rebacked preserving the original spine labels. Rubbing and a bit of light chipping to corners. Armorial bookplates in both volumes of Sir John Ingilby (1758-1815) of Ripley Castle, Yorkshire, an MP and a Fellow of the Royal Society. Nineteenth century ink signature of ÒCharles Douglas CurrieÓ on front pastedown of volume two, and ÒC.D. CurrieÓ on front free endpaper of volume one (partially crossed out). Some small ink stains on page 6 of volume two. Some toning to endpapers and a bit of light foxing throughout, but overall a very good, clean, and tight set. First edition. ESTC lists twelve copies of the present work: seven in Britain, one in Germany, and four in the United States (one each at Cornell, the Clark Library, the University of Minnesota, and the University of Pennsylvania).
Pleasing Pastimes.

Pleasing Pastimes.

Children's Books ]. Pleasing Pastimes depicts games and activities for children with accompanying descriptive verse. The activities include playing marbles, skating, leapfrog, and fishing. The present item was published as one of the thirteen volumes in the ÒBrother SunshineÕs New SeriesÓ by Dean & Son. The other titles, as listed on the rear wrapper, include classics like Old Mother Hubbard, Cinderella and the Glass Slipper, and Jack and the Beanstalk, as well as slightly macabre Death & Burial of Cock Robin and various less-common titles. 6 inches by 9 inches. [8] ff., printed on one side only. With 22 hand-colored engravings of children at play. Original pictorial green paper wrappers, stitched, with publisherÕs ad printed on rear wrapper. Some toning to wrappers. Small piece missing from rear wrapper, just slightly touching the text of the ad. First and last pages pasted down to insides of wrappers, as issued. Some toning and dust-soiling throughout, as well as a previous ownerÕs scribbles (mostly in pencil, some in ink) on a few pages. Ink signature of ÒMaster E.J. HoughÓ on first page. One page reinforced on blank recto. Still a good, bright copy of a fragile and scarce item. First edition, dated Ò12, 55Ó (December 1855) at bottom margin of lower wrapper. Copies were also printed with a later date of Ò8, 56Ó (August 1856). OCLC lists only two copies of the present 1855 edition (at the University of Michigan and the British Library) and three copies of the 1856 edition (at Yale, Princeton, and the University of Melbourne).
Second Catalogue of Variable Stars. [In] The Annals of the Astronomical Observatory of Harvard College. Volume LV. Ð Part I [of II].

Second Catalogue of Variable Stars. [In] The Annals of the Astronomical Observatory of Harvard College. Volume LV. Ð Part I [of II].

Cannon, Annie J[ump], and Edward C. Pickering Annie Jump Cannon (1863 Ð 1941) was an astronomer credited with the creation of the Harvard System, a star classification scheme that was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1922 and is still in use today. As a member of the Harvard Computers, Cannon worked alongside Henrietta Swan Leavitt, who discovered that that the relationship between the luminosity and period of Cepheid variables can be used to measure the distance between galaxies, and other important astronomers like Williamina Fleming, Florence Cushman, and Antonia Maury. Both during and after her employment at Harvard, Cannon manually classified about 350,000 stars and discovered five novas, a binary star system, and hundreds of variable stars. Cannon was also a suffragist, an advocate for higher education for women, a member of the National WomenÕs Party, and the first woman to receive an honorary doctorate of science from Oxford University. Quarto. 6] pp., pp. 1-94. Full-page tables throughou. [with:] Cannon, Annie J[ump] and Edward C. Pickering. Maxima and Minima of Variable Stars of Long Period. [In] The Annals of the Astronomical Observatory of Harvard College. Volume LV. Ð Part II [of II]. Cambridge, Mass: Published by the Observatory, 1909. Quarto. [4] pp., pp. 99-291. Full-page tables throughout. Original light blue printed paper wrappers. Some chipping to edges and spine some smudging to wrappers. Lower wrapper of Part I lost. A bit of faint toning to margins of leaves. A very good, clean set of publications by one of the most important figures in the development of modern astronomy. First printing. The Second Catalogue is the later, finalized version of CannonÕs Provisional Catalogue of Variable Stars, which was published by the Harvard Observatory in 1903 and contains about 1,200 stars catalogued by Cannon. The Second Catalogue includes 25,000 stars catalogued by Cannon, plus the 15,000 stars catalogued by Edward C. Pickering before Cannon took over the project. Maxima and Minima of Variable Stars of Long Period supplements and expands upon the Second Catalogue. Also see A Provisional Catalogue of Variable Stars (The Annals of the Astronomical Observatory of Harvard College, v. 48, no. 3, 1903).
Selections from the Poems of Mrs. Hannah H. Smith

Selections from the Poems of Mrs. Hannah H. Smith, by her Daughter, Julia E. Smith, the Only Survivor of the Family.

Smith, Julia E[velina] and Hannah H[adassah]. In 1876, Julia and Abby Smith independently funded the publication of their edition of the Bible, which Julia had translated over the course of eight years with a particular attention toward literalism. The edition was significant in part because it was one of the most easily accessible contemporary Bible translations in English until the publication of the British Revised Version in 1881; it now remains a milestone in womenÕs history. Twelvemo. [7] pp., pp. 6-55 PublisherÕs purple cloth lettered in gilt (cover title: MotherÕs Poems). Some rubbing to spine and a bit of soiling to cloth. Green endpapers Front free endpaper coming loose. Contemporary pencil signature on preliminary blank and a second pencil signature on front free endpaper of ÒPamela Hale,Ó possibly the Washington State businesswoman and educator Pamela Case Hale (1834-1915). A bit of foxing and some light toning to pages, but overall a very good, clean, and tight copy of a rare book edited by the first woman to completely translate the Bible into English. First edition of this rare work by Julia Evelina Smith (1792-1886), a suffragist and the first woman to publish her own complete translation of the Bible. JuliaÕs sister, the suffragist Abby Hadassah Smith (1797-1879), was the original collector of the poems, which were written by their mother Hannah Hadassah Smith (1767Ð1850). Some of the poems collected here were written by Hannah in Italian and translated by Julia. According to JuliaÕs introduction to the present work, Hannah was an astronomy enthusiast who was well-versed in Latin, French, and Italian. Most of the poems are in response to psalms and books of the Bible, and several, including ÒTo JuliaÓ (pp. 31-32), include Scottish slang that reflects the roots of the family and their involvement in the Sandemanian sect of the Church of Scotland. The present book offers a perspective on the later work of Julia E. Smith, as well as on her relationships and collaboration with her family. All the women of the Smith family, including Abby and JuliaÕs three older sisters, were inducted into the Connecticut WomenÕs Hall of Fame in 1994 for their commitment to suffrage, womenÕs education, and abolitionism. OCLC lists one physical copy (at Yale).