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Lot 1
Alcott, Louisa May (1832-1888)
Autograph Letter Signed, undated, post-1868.

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Lot 2
Allestree, Richard (1619-1681)
The Ladies Calling.

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Lot 3
Andreini, Isabella (1562-1604)
Lettere.

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Lot 4
Anonymous.
The History of Miss Indiana Danby.

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Lot 5
Anthony, Susan B. (1820-1906) & Ida Husted Harper (1851-1931)
The History of Woman Suffrage.

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Lot 6
Arnold, Eve (1912-2012)
Marilyn Monroe in the Nevada desert rehearsing lines during filming of The Misfits.

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Lot 7
Baker, Josephine (1906-1975) & Ethel Waters
Program for the New Plantation Revue's Show, "Tan Town Topics."

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Lot 8
Barton, Clara (1821-1912)
Autograph Letter Signed, to Phillip U. Adams.

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Lot 9
Bierstadt, Eliza (1833-1896)
One Mixed Media Miniature Painting; and Original Botanical Collage.

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Lot 10
Bochoráková-Dittrichová, Helena (1894-1980)
Enfance.

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Lot 11
Bochoráková-Dittrichová, Helena (1894-1980)
Seven Signed Woodcuts.

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Lot 12
Bochoráková-Dittrichová, Helena (1894-1980)
Venezia.

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Lot 13
Bochoráková-Dittrichová, Helena (1894-1980)
Z Mého Detství Drevoryty.

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Lot 14
Bochoráková-Dittrichová, Helena (1894-1980)
Zahrada Snu, Cyklus sesti suchych jehel.

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Lot 15
Bradstreet, Anne (1612-1672)
Several Poems Compiled with Great Variety of Wit and Learning, full of Delight.

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Lot 16
Bresslern-Roth, Norbertine (1891-1978)
Flamingos.

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Lot 17
Brooks, Gwendolyn (1917-2000)
A Street in Bronzeville, First Edition.

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Lot 18
Brown, Cecily (b. 1969)
The Battle Between Carnival and Lent (after Bruegel).

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Lot 19
Buck, Pearl S. (1892-1973)
The Good Earth.

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Lot 20
Burr, Hattie A. (fl. circa 1886)
The Woman Suffrage Cook Book.

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Lot 21
Cabrini, Frances Xavier (1850-1917)
Letter Signed, Mother Frances X. Cabrini, to physician John Benjamin Murphy.

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Lot 22
Cahun, Claude [aka Lucy Schwod] (1894-1954)
Aveux Non Avenus.

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Lot 23
Cassatt, Mary Stevenson (1844-1926)
Margot Wearing a Bonnet (No. 1).

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Lot 24
Cassatt, Mary Stevenson (1844-1926)
Margot Wearing a Bonnet (No. 3).

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Lot 25
Chase, Louisa (1951-2016)
Untitled, [from the Skowhegan Suite.]

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Lot 26
Chicago Women's Graphics Collective.
Cry Out.

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Lot 27
Club le Monocle.
Black-and-White Press Photo.

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Lot 28
Colette, Sidonie Gabrielle (1873-1954)
Trois... Six... Neuf... , Signed Presentation Copy.

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Lot 29
Cookbooks by Women, Two British Examples: 1788 & 1811.

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Lot 30
Croy, Norma Jean (b. 1954)
Free Norma Jean Croy, Original Silkscreen for Making T-Shirts.

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Lot 31
Cunningham, Imogen (1883-1976)
Agave.

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Lot 32
Cunningham, Imogen (1883-1976)
The Unmade Bed.

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Lot 33
Davis, Angela (b. 1944) illus. Dana C. Chandler Jr.
This Black Woman is a Heroine!! Free Angela Now!!! Don't Wait Until She is Dead to Honor Her!

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Lot 34
de Kooning, Elaine Fried (1918-1989)
Small Archive of Material.

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Lot 35
de Kooning, Elaine Fried (1918-1989)
Untitled (Cave).

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Lot 36
Dehner, Dorothy (1901-1994)
Skating.

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Lot 37
Drucker, Johanna (b. 1952)
Quantum.

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Lot 38
Dumas, Marlene (b. 1953)
Imitating the Fathers.

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Lot 39
Dutton, Elizabeth Schooley (1839-1927)
Two Autograph Books with her Signature and those of other Quakers from Waterford, Loudoun County, Virginia, 1850s-1860s.

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Lot 40
Dwight, Mabel (1875-1955)
Farmyard.

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Lot 41
Dwight, Mabel (1875-1955)
Feeding the Chickens.

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Lot 42
Earhart, Amelia (1897-1939)
Twelve Photographs of events around her crash on Ford Island, 20 March 1937.

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Lot 43
Essex, John (fl. circa 1722)
The Young Ladies Conduct: or, Rules for Education, under Several Heads; with Instructions upon Dress, both before and after Marriage, and Advice to Young Wives.

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Lot 44
Fashion and Jewelry.
Six Advertising Photos.

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Lot 45
Female American Photographers.
Thirteen Cabinet Cards.

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Lot 46
Female American Photographers.
Thirty Cabinet Card Portraits Taken in Southern, Midwest and West Coast States.

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Lot 47
Female American Photographers.
Twenty-three Cartes-de-Visite.

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Lot 48
Female Scandinavian Photographers.
Fifty-seven Photographic Portraits.

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Lot 49
Feminist, Militant, & Lesbian Small Press Publications.
Fourteen Pamphlets.

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Lot 50
Francken, Ruth (1924-2006)
Untitled, No. 30.

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Lot 51
Frank, Mary Lockspeiser (b. 1933)
Four Untitled Figure Studies.

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Lot 52
Frank, Mary Lockspeiser (b. 1933)
Four Untitled Figure Studies.

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Lot 53
Frank, Mary Lockspeiser (b. 1933)
Taming of the Harp.

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Lot 54
Frank, Mary Lockspeiser (b. 1933)
Three Female Nudes.

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Lot 55
Frank, Mary Lockspeiser (b. 1933)
Torso: Verso and Recto.

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Lot 56
Frankenthaler, Helen (1928-2011)
Untitled (Cleveland Orchestra Print).

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Lot 57
Gag, Wanda (1893-1946)
Easter Morning, (Pussy Willows).

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Lot 58
Gag, Wanda (1893-1946)
Spinning Wheel.

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Lot 59
Gannett, Deborah Sampson (1760-1827)
The Universal Asylum and Columbian Magazine.

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Lot 60
Gilman, Charlotte Perkins (1860-1935)
In This Our World.

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Lot 61
Gilman, Charlotte Perkins (1860-1935)
Women and Economics

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Lot 62
Goldman, Emma (1869-1940)
Anarchism & Other Essays, Signed.

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Lot 63
Goldman, Emma (1869-1940)
Living My Life, Signed and Dated Single Volume Edition.

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Lot 64
Goldman, Emma (1869-1940)
Living My Life.

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Lot 65
Gott, Ada Augusta (fl. circa 1880)
Dare Fairfax.

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Lot 66
Gottschalk, Donna.
Sisterhood Feels Good.

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Lot 67
Grant, Beatrice of Duthil (1761-1845)
Sketches of Intellectual Education and Hints on Domestic Economy Addressed to Mothers.

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Lot 68
Greenaway, Kate (1846-1901)
Mary had a Little Lamb.

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Lot 69
Greenaway, Kate (1846-1901)
Portrait of a Girl in Kerchief and Collar.

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Lot 70
Grunzweig, Ruth, photographer.
It's All Right to be Woman Theatre.

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Lot 71
Guerrilla Girls.
Do Women Have to be Naked to Get into the Met. Museum? Signed Poster.

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Lot 72
Hagin, Nancy (b. 1940)
Triple Mirror.

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Lot 73
Hallam, Beverly (1923-2013)
Sun Rings.

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Lot 74
Hammond, Valerie (b. 1952)
Threshold.

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Lot 75
Harbou, Thea von (1888-1954)
Metropolis.

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Lot 76
Harper, Ida Husted (1851-1931)
Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony, Signed and Inscribed by Anthony.

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Lot 77
Harrison, Laura Elizabeth Sterne (1847-1921)
Manuscript Diary of Several Voyages Including an Overland Trip to California, and a Climbing Trip to Mount Shasta, 1872-1873.

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Lot 78
Harvard College's House Cleaning Team.
Salt Print, circa 1863.

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Lot 79
Hoffman, Malvina Cornell (1885-1966)
Head of a Monk.

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Lot 80
Hosmer, Harriet Goodhue (1830-1908)
Autograph Letter Signed, Watertown, MA, 24 August [no year, circa 1860].

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Lot 81
International Women's Day.
Two Posters from the late 1970s/early 1980s.

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Lot 82
Irish & British Imprints Related to Women.
Three Titles in Four Volumes, 1773-1800.

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Lot 83
Jesenská, Milena (1896-1944)
Cesta k Jednoduchosti.

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Lot 84
Johnson, Georgia Douglas (1880-1966)
Bronze: a Book of Verse, Signed and Inscribed First Edition.

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Lot 85
Johnson, Osa Leighty (1894-1953)
Archive and Signed First Editions.

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Lot 86
Johnson, Osa Leighty (1894-1953)
I Married Adventure, Signed and Inscribed Copy.

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Lot 87
Juana Inés de la Cruz (1648-1695)
Poëmas de la Unica Poetisa Americana.

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Lot 88
Kahlo, Frida (1907-1954) [and] Lucienne Bloch (1909-1999)
Three Photographs of Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, & Bloch.

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Lot 89
Keller, Helen (1880-1968)
Two Black-and-White Photo Portraits.

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Lot 90
Kent, Corita (1918-1986)
Don't Just Do Something.

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Lot 91
Kent, Corita (1918-1986)
F is for Frog prince, from the International Signal Code Alphabet Series.

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Lot 92
Kent, Corita (1918-1986)
M is for Magick, from the International Signal Code Alphabet Series.

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Lot 93
Kent, Corita (1918-1986)
Magical Friend.

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Lot 94
Kent, Corita (1918-1986)
To see again what I have seen before.

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Lot 95
Kloss, Gene (1903-1996)
Carding Wool, the Old Spanish Way.

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Lot 96
Kloss, Gene (1903-1996)
La Niña.

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Lot 97
Kohl-Spiro, Barbara (b. 1941)
Four Signed, Limited Edition Serigraphs.

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Lot 98
Kollwitz, Käthe Schmidt (1867-1945)
Begrüssung.

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Lot 99
Kollwitz, Käthe Schmidt (1867-1945)
Mutter mit Kind auf dem Arm.

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Lot 100
Krasner, Lee (1908-1984)
Signed Exhibition Poster.

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Lot 101
Kusama, Yayoi (b. 1929)
Red Pumpkin, Naoshima.

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Lot 102
La Barraque, Christine (1868 or 1873-1961)
Hastings Law School Class Photograph.

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Lot 103
Larsen, Nella (1891-1964)
Passing.

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Lot 104
Laurencin, Marie (1883-1956)
La Gloire des Brontë.

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Lot 105
Le Moyne, Pierre (1661-1706)
La Galeries des Femmes Fortes.

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Lot 106
Le Normand, Marie-Anne Adelaide (1772-1843)
La Sibylle au Congrès d'Aix-La-Chapelle suivi d'un Coup-d'Oeil sur Celui de Carlsbad.

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Lot 107
Leighton, Clare (1898-1989)
I: Cutting, from the Lumber Camp Series.

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Lot 108
Leighton, Clare (1898-1989)
II: Limbing, from the Lumber Camp Series.

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Lot 109
Leighton, Clare (1898-1989)
III: Loading, from the Lumber Camp Series.

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Lot 110
Leighton, Clare (1898-1989)
IV: Landing, from the Lumber Camp Series.

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Lot 111
Leighton, Clare (1898-1989)
V: Resting, from the Lumber Camp Series.

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Lot 112
Leighton, Clare (1898-1989)
VI: Breaking Camp, from the Lumber Camp Series.

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Lot 113
Lesbian Pride & Women's Political Action.
Two Posters & Three Large Outsider Artist Prints.

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Lot 114
Leslie, Eliza (1797-1858)
Autograph Letter Signed, Philadelphia, 2 March 1835.

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Lot 115
Letona, Bartholomé de (fl. circa 1660)
Perfecta Religiosa, Contiene Tres Libros. Libro I. De la Vida de la Madre Geronima de la Asunçion de la Orden de N.M.S. Clara.

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Lot 116
Levitt, Helen (1913-2009)
Four Silver Prints.

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Lot 117
Loos, Anita (1888-1981)
Eleven Press Photos.

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Lot 118
Loos, Anita (1888-1981)
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Signed and Inscribed with a Drawing.

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Lot 119
Loudon, Jane Wells Webb (1807-1858)
The Ladies' Flower Garden of: Ornamental Bulbous Plants [and] Ornamental Perennials.

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Lot 120
Lyford, Carrie Alberta (1878-1954)
A Book of Recipes for the Cooking School.

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Lot 121
Maar, Dora (1907-1997)
Fruit.

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Lot 122
Maar, Dora (1907-1997)
Fruit.

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Lot 123
Matter, Mercedes Carles (1913-2001)
Pen and Ink Figure Study.

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Lot 124
McCarthy, Helen Kiner (1884-1927)
Church at Premezzo.

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Lot 125
McCullers, Carson (1917-1967)
Clock Without Hands, Signed and Inscribed First Edition.

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Lot 126
Mead, Grace Bigelow Sears (1864-1918)
Wee Holme: a Manuscript Record of its Construction, 1909-1910

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Lot 127
Meriwether, Lide Parker Smith (1829-1913)
Autograph Manuscript of Lecture Notes.

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Lot 128
Millett, Kate (1934-2017)
Archive, Typed Manuscripts & Letters.

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Lot 129
Morrison, Toni (1931-2019) Alice Walker (b. 1944)
Four Titles Including First Editions, and Signed Copies.

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Lot 130
Morrison, Toni (1931-2019)
Jazz, Signed First Edition & Uncorrected Proof.

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Lot 131
Moseley Braun, Carol (b. 1947)
Eleven Press Photos.

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Lot 132
Moxon, Eliza (fl. circa 1832)
Oral Instructions & Memoranda in the Art of Cookery, Manuscript on Paper.

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Lot 133
Murray, Judith Sargent Stevens (1751-1820)
On the Equality of the Sexes.

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Lot 134
National Organization for Women [NOW].
Round Poster on Card.

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Lot 135
Nevelson, Louise (1899-1988)
Two Faces.

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Lot 136
Nevelson, Louise (1899-1988)
Untitled.

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Lot 137
Nevelson, Louise (1899-1988)
Untitled.

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Lot 138
Nin, Anaïs (1903-1977)
The House of Incest.

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Lot 139
Palmer, Miss (fl. circa 1780)
Histoire de Miss Beville; [Together with] Histoire d'Amandé; [and] Les Confessiones de Mme de Mainville.

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Lot 140
Pardoe, Julia Sophia H. (1804-1862)
Lady Arabella: or, The Adventures of a Doll.

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Lot 141
Parks, Rosa Louise McCauley (1913-2005)
Four Press Photos.

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Lot 142
Parrish, Clara Weaver (1861-1925)
Isabella and the Pot of Basil.

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Lot 143
Pennell, Elizabeth Robins (1855-1936)
Four Autograph Letters Signed.

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Lot 144
Petersen, Vita (1915-2011)
Untitled.

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Lot 145
Petersen, Vita (1915-2011)
Untitled.

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Lot 146
Piccini, Isabella [aka Elisabetta] (1644-1734)
Four Early Books with her Engravings, 1663-1712.

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Lot 147
Porter, Liliana (b. 1941)
To Dress Up.

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Lot 148
Reece, Jane (1868-1961)
Photograph of Margaret Woodrow Wilson, Signed by Both.

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Lot 149
Reed, Ethel (1874-1912) illus.; Gertrude Smith.
Arabella and Araminta Stories, Book and Poster.

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Lot 150
Rhys, Jean (1890-1979)
Wide Sargasso Sea, Signed Presentation Copy.

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Lot 151
Ride, Sally (1951-2012)
Color Photograph Signed and Inscribed, "To Adam, / Best Wishes! / Sally K. Ride."

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Lot 152
Ross, Edmund Gibson (1826-1907)
Special Message to the Council of the 28th Legislative Assembly.

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Lot 153
Rowe, Elizabeth Singer (1674-1737)
Devout Exercises of the Heart.

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Lot 154
Rutgers Female Institute [College].
Autograph Album of Harriet St. John (1824-1862), Class of 1841.

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Lot 155
Sand, George (1804-1876)
Le Chateau des Désertes, Signed & Inscribed Copy.

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Lot 156
Sanger, Margaret (1879-1966)
Six Titles, Including a Signed First Edition of her Autobiogrpahy.

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Lot 157
Searle, Deborah Salter (1640-1717 or 1719)
The Tears of Son Dropt upon the Grave of his Honoured Mother, Manuscript Memorial Poem.

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Lot 158
Sharon, Ruth Velikovsy (1926-2012)
Arab Women.

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Lot 159
Sigourney, Lydia Howard Huntley (1791-1865)
Autograph Letter Signed, Hartford, Connecticut, 9 May 1848.

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Lot 160
Smith, Kiki (b. 1954)
Silent Work.

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Lot 161
Smith, Kiki (b. 1954)
Untitled, Fired Enamel on Glass.

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Lot 162
St. Leger Eberle, Abastenia (1878-1942)
Anne Hart.

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Lot 163
St. Leger Eberle, Abastenia (1878-1942)
Anne.

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Lot 164
Stainforth, Francis John (1797-1866)
Catalogue of the Extraordinary Library [...] Consisting Entirely of Works by British and American Poetesses & Female Dramatic Writers.

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Lot 165
Steckel, Anita (1930-2012)
Billie Holiday.

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Lot 166
Steckel, Anita (1930-2012)
Giant Woman on New York (Empire State).

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Lot 167
Steele, Richard (1672-1729)
The Ladies Library, Written by a Lady.

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Lot 168
Stein, Gertrude (1874-1946)
Geography and Plays.

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Lot 169
Stein, Gertrude (1874-1946)
Lucy Church Amiably, Signed First Edition.

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Lot 170
Stein, Gertrude (1874-1946)
The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas. Illustrated.

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Lot 171
Stein, Gertrude (1874-1946)
Three Lives: Stories of the Good Anna, Melancta and the Gentle Lena.

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Lot 172
Stein, Linda (b. 1943)
Two Color Offset Lithographs.

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Lot 173
Sterne, Hedda (1910-2011)
Untitled (The Vertical Horizontals I, II, IV and V).

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Lot 174
Store Window Display.
The Laura Hair Net.

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Lot 175
Stowers, Jessie A. (1865-1948)
Small Archive of Ephemera and Material Documenting her Nursing Career.

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Lot 176
Truth, Sojourner (1797-1883)
Narrative of Sojourner Truth; a Bondswoman of Olden Time, Drawn from her Book of Life.

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Lot 177
Unwin, Nora Spicer (1907-1982)
Infant Joy.

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Lot 178
Uzanne, Octave (1851-1931)
Son Altesse La Femme.

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Lot 179
Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1819-1901)
Letter Signed to King Francis II of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies.

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Lot 180
von Rebay, Hilla (1890-1967)
Abstract Composition.

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Lot 181
von Rebay, Hilla (1890-1967)
La Surprise.

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Lot 182
Walker, Alice (b. 1944)
The Third Life of Grange Copeland, Signed First Edition.

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Lot 183
Wallace, Susan Arnold Elston (1830-1907)
The Patter of Little Feet, Fair Copy in the Author's Hand, Crawfordsville, Indiana, May 1858.

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Lot 184
Wheatley, Phillis (c. 1753-1784)
"Recollection, to Miss A__ M__, Humbly Inscribed by the Authoress," as printed in The London Magazine.

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Lot 185
Whitman, Sarah Helen Power (1803-1878)
Three Autograph Letters Signed to Whitman from Gamaliel Lyman Dwight (1841-1875)

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Lot 186
Wingrove, Ann (fl. circa 1800)
The Spinster's Tale; in which is Introduced, Langbridge Fort, a Romance.

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Lot 187
Wollstonecraft, Mary (1759-1797)
A Vindication of the Rights of Woman: with Strictures on Moral and Political Subjects.

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Lot 188
Wollstonecraft, Mary (1759-1797)
Obrana Práv Zen.

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Lot 189
Woman's Friendship Album & Commonplace Book, Scotland.

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Lot 190
Women at Work.
Three Early 20th Century Novels by Female Authors.

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Lot 191
Women in Space: Sixteen Color Press Prints of NASA Astronauts.

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Lot 192
Women's Liberation Movement.
Four Political Posters from the 1970s.

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Lot 193
Women's Liberation Movement.
Six Small-Format Posters from the 1970s-1980s.

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Lot 194
Women's Liberation Movement.
Two Political Posters Protesting the Vietnam War, early 1970s.

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Lot 195
Women's Liberation.
Feminist Posters, Four Examples.

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Lot 196
Women's Travel Journals, Two 20th Century Examples.

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Lot 197
Woolf, Virginia (1882-1941)
A Room of One's Own, Signed Limited Edition.

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Lot 198
Woolf, Virginia (1882-1941)
Twelve Titles, Including Some American & Hogarth First Trade Editions.

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Lot 199
Zalben, Jane Breskin (b. 1950)
The Budding Artist. [aka] Squares, Circles, Triangles.

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Celebrating Swann's Second Annual Focus on Women Sale

Devon Eastland

Swann’s second annual Focus on Women sale, as its name suggests, is an opportunity to emphasize women’s experiences and contributions to literature, science, art, politics, and thought. With published and manuscript material from the hand-press period, through the work of living artists, bidders will have a chance to bid on photographs, prints, books, and ephemera while remembering women’s stories through time.

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"Jo" is not myself any more than the others are my sisters, only suggestions of the four real girls. I consider her a failure, for she was meant as a warning, & to my surprise naughty, riotous, peppery Jo turns out to be the favorite.

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Alcott, louisa may (1832-1888)
Autograph Letter Signed, undated, post-1868.

Single wove bifolium sheet inscribed over four pages in brown ink to a Miss or Mrs. Thurston, written in response to a fan letter praising Little Women, with original folds, signs of handling, unfolded dimensions: 8 3/4 x 7 in.

Miss or Mrs. Thurston Dear Madam,

As I don't [have] your proper address I must be a little formal in the beginning, but I thank you very much for your kind note, for these tokens of interest from strangers are among the pleasantest consequences of story writing.

My "Little Women" have much astonished their Momma by making many friends for themselves, & she can only account for it by the grain of truth that lay at the bottom of the little story.

The praise & value most you have given me, in saying that my effort to do something toward putting simpler & healthier food before the little people has been made evident at least, though very imperfectly carried out.

I have such a love and reverence for children that it makes me heart-sick to see the trash offered them, when there is so much that is true & fresh & helpful in their own innocent hearts & lives, if wiser, older heads would only learn how to shadow it forth in [hearty crossed out] plain words for their pleasure & instruction. The little people have taught me more than I can ever teach them, & my greatest satisfaction is the friendship with which they honor me.

"Jo" is not myself any more than the others are my sisters, only suggestions of the four real girls. I consider her a failure, for she was meant as a warning, & to my surprise naughty, riotous, peppery Jo turns out to be the favorite. I'm afraid it's a proof of natural depravity in the rising generation.

Very truly yours,

L.M. Alcott

Estimate

$1,200 – $1,800

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Allestree, richard (1619-1681)
The Ladies Calling.

Oxford: at the Theater, 1676.

Octavo, engraved frontispiece, engraved vignette of the Sheldonian Theater on title page; bound in full contemporary dark morocco tooled in gilt, marbled endleaves, aeg., ex libris Sarah and Ann Salmon with inscriptions to ffep and title, 7 x 4 1/4 in.

ESTC R35685; Wing A-1144.

Estimate

$300 – $500

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Andreini, isabella (1562-1604)
Lettere.

Venice: Alla Minerva, 1647.

12mo, divisional title for second part, lacking final ?blank; bound in full 19th century tan calf tooled in blind, aeg, 5 1/2 x 3 in.

Andreini was a renowned Commedia dell’Arte actress and published poet. Her works are scarce at auction.

Estimate

$300 – $500

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Anonymous.
The History of Miss Indiana Danby.

Dublin: Printed for J. Hoey senior, P. Wilson, J. Exshaw, S. Cotter, E. Watts, H. Saunders, J. Hoey junior, J. Potts, S. Watson, R. Bell, & J. Williams, 1766-1767.

Four 12mo volumes bound in two, second Dublin edition, apparently not in ESTC, which records a Dublin imprint with an identical list of printers dated 1765, and a 1767 London edition, but nothing answering to the description of the present copy; old ownership signatures aggressively trimmed from the top portion of the title pages of the first and third volume, and to the first page of text with loss to the top six or so lines on the verso of the first leaf of the first volume [B1], similar damage to the first leaf of the third volume [A3]; bound in uniform contemporary full calf, stiffly rebacked, with new labels, a few tears to text leaves repaired with tape, 6 1/2 x 3 3/4 in.

Set out in epistolary format, this anonymous novel, attributed to “A Lady” according to the London edition, was produced to appeal to women with entertainment deemed appropriate for their expected interests and tastes. Although somewhat formulaic in its plot and novelistic devices, similar stories published in this period nonetheless informed heavily the work of young and emerging female authors. Published ten years before Jane Austen’s birth, Miss Indiana Danby’s adventures can be read as a set of steps from the ground floor of women’s writing leading hopefully up into higher and more sophisticated levels of storytelling.

The 1765 Dublin edition in ESTC [N32713] lists one holding worldwide, at Harvard; this edition not in ESTC; rare at auction.

Estimate

$2,000 – $2,500

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Anthony, susan b. (1820-1906) & ida husted harper (1851-1931)
The History of Woman Suffrage.

New York: Fowler & Wells, 1881-1922.

First edition of the full set in six volumes, all bound in original publisher’s red textured cloth, titled in gilt on spines, first two volumes with neat ownership inscription to ffep, volume three with a gift inscription, some slight condition issues to bindings, generally a bright set not often found in its complete form, each volume 9 1/2 x 6 1/4 in., occupying 15 inches of shelf space. (6)

Estimate

$7,000 – $10,000

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Arnold, eve (1912-2012)
Marilyn Monroe in the Nevada desert rehearsing lines during filming of The Misfits.

Circa 2000, originally captured in 1960.

Silver print with Arnold’s signature in pencil on verso; the image 11 1/2 x 17 in.; the sheet 16 x 20 in..

Estimate

$2,500 – $3,500

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Baker, josephine (1906-1975) & ethel waters
Program for the New Plantation Revue’s Show, “Tan Town Topics.”

New York: De Pamphilis Press, 51 Greenwich Ave., [1925].

Four-page program detailing the entertainment lineup for the midnight shows held at the Plantation Club, a rooftop venue over the Winter Garden Theater; with a racist graphic depicting a Black child eating a watermelon on the cover; the show was headlined by Ethel Waters, the main production called, “The Mikado in Dixie,” listing Josephine Baker in a scene in an impression of Johnny Hudgins called, “Taken from the County Jail,” and Baker listed again as performing in the Revue in an act called, “Hot Foot’n”; some old folds, discoloration likely from being glued in an album, 10 7/8 x 8 in. unfolded.

Nineteen-year-old Baker departed the U.S. for France in 1925, thus elevating herself from minor player to immortal star.

Estimate

$1,000 – $1,500

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Barton, clara (1821-1912)
Autograph Letter Signed, to Phillip U. Adams.

Oxford, 27 July 1908.

Octavo-format ruled paper, written over three pages, explaining how the addressee’s shelf clock could not have come from her immediate family and reminiscing about family clocks and the period when she lived in Dansville, written on a folded sheet; horizontal folds, with the original envelope, addressed in holograph and additionally signed with initials, 9 1/2 x 8 in.

Barton writes, in part: “I am searching for clocks, which were a part of the household in my early days, and in the change and march of time have quite disappeared. Neither of them […] were shelf clocks, but tall, upright, the one wood, the other brass, of superb English workmanship. These were both in Oxford, the home of my direct branch of Bartons. […] Some of these descendants, being both wealthy & elegant, may have made the gift, but I have never given away an old time family relic. I regret that I cannot claim some connection with the clock, but I am glad to know that we have met even in the long age days of dear old Dansville. That word is a talisman to all of us who enjoyed its healing life.”

Estimate

$250 – $350

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Bierstadt, eliza (1833-1896)
One Mixed Media Miniature Painting; and Original Botanical Collage.

Including a “Bierstadt Butterfly,” created by painting one half and then folding the sheet, this one rendered in green tones with some reddish orange dappling, the head, legs, and antennae added by hand, mounted in an oval gilt mat and inscribed by the artist at the bottom, “N. Conway Aug. 1866; Miss E. Bierstadt,” mounted on an album page, the matted piece 5 x 4 in.;

[And] a collage made of dried botanical specimens including the spathe of two jack in the pulpit flowers, mounted on an oval sheet on a slightly larger oval of pink paper, and set on the verso of the same album page with the butterfly, inscribed at the top, “Haverhill, N.H., June 10, 1867,” in Bierstadt’s hand; the specimen dry and delicate; the oval mount measuring 6 1/2 x 4 1/4 in., the album page 9 1/2 x 7 3/4 in.

Bierstadt, whose surname brings to mind her more famous painter brothers, was the first female American art dealer. Beginning with the sale of family work at the Ellis Gallery in New Bedford, Massachusetts, she was able to expand her stock to include the work of Charles Henry Gifford, artists of the Hudson River Valley school, and others. Her brother Albert also created the Rorschach-style butterflies. Both of the pieces in this lot were created during summer sojourns to New Hampshire.

Estimate

$3,000 – $5,000

Helena Bochoráková-Dittrichová
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The first graphic novel published by a woman.

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Bochoráková-dittrichová, helena (1894-1980)
Enfance.

Vyškov [Brno]: Obzina, for Dorbon-Aîné, Paris, 1 October 1930.

Small octavo, first edition in French, one of 310 copies; a graphic novel illustrated with ninety-four woodcuts and text in French; original paper-covered publisher’s boards, in a well-preserved original dust jacket with a large woodcut of the author as a babe on the front panel, 6 1/8 x 4 1/2 in.

The first edition of Bochoráková-Dittrichová’s autobiography was printed in an edition of sixty copies only in Czechoslovakia in 1929 under the title, Z Mého Detství , From my Childhood. This French edition came next, followed by an English-language version in 1931. This, her first work, is also the first graphic novel published by a woman.

Estimate

$300 – $500

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Bochoráková-dittrichová, helena (1894-1980)
Seven Signed Woodcuts.

Including four from the Brno series printed in two or three colors; and three printed in black ink: one depicting the inside of gothic cathedral with columns, chandeliers, and a large stained glass window; one showing a town square with a steeple and billowy clouds in the sky; and one printed on lightweight Japanese tissue showing the Hotel Continental in Brno, Czech Republic under construction in 1962 with subject and date in artist’s hand on verso of mount, sizes vary, small to large folio sheets. (7)

Estimate

$600 – $800

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Bochoráková-dittrichová, helena (1894-1980)
Venezia.

Brno: Grafický Klub pro Moravu, 1926.

Folio-format folder with woodcut title and date on front cover, and limitation information on the back, containing six woodcuts in two or three colors depicting scenes in Venice, copy number 14 from a limited edition of 100 copies printed, each print signed by the artist in pencil, some rust stains from paper clips in the top blank margin of the wrapper, the recto of one print, and the verso of one other print, slight paper clip dents, 16 1/2 x 12 1/2 in.

Estimate

$800 – $1,200

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Bochoráková-dittrichová, helena (1894-1980)
Z Mého Detství Drevoryty.

Prague: Obzina, 1929.

First edition, copy number 49 of 60 copies printed, signed by the artist in pencil on the title page, with a preface written by Arne Novák, the text consisting of ninety-four original woodcuts, the first graphic novel ever published by a woman; bound in publisher’s half parchment with gold tooling on front board and gold lettering on the spine, this copy partially unopened, 6 1/4 x 4 3/4 in.

Estimate

$4,000 – $6,000

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Bochoráková-dittrichová, helena (1894-1980)
Zahrada Snu, Cyklus sesti suchych jehel.

Brno: Grafický Klub pro Moravu, 1926.

Folio-format folder with typographical title printed in red and black on the front and limitation page on the back, containing six drypoint etchings of the artist’s “Dream Garden” of the title, printed on wove Van Gelder Zonen watermarked paper, five of six signed in pencil by the author, some minor foxing, 16 1/4 x 12 1/4 in.

Estimate

$400 – $600

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Bradstreet, anne (1612-1672)
Several Poems Compiled with Great Variety of Wit and Learning, full of Delight.

[Boston?]: [no printer] Reprinted from the second edition, 1758.

Third edition, octavo & 12mo, originally published under the title, The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung up in America, authorship on the title attributed to “a Gentlewoman in New-England,” ex libris Reverend Samuel Buell (1716-1798) with his signature on the title page dated 1773, and his daughter Mary Polly Buell’s (1768-1849) calligraphic signature on ffep; lacking both boards, with a strip of tanned leather adhering to the spine, ffep chipped, margins closely trimmed, 6 x 4 in.

[Together with] A Faithful Narrative of the Remarkable Revival of Religion in the Congregation of Easthampton on Long-Island, [which contains a biography of Reverend Buell], Sag Harbor: Alden Spooner, 1808, provided with the lot for context, owned by the same family. (2)

Bradstreet was the first published English North American colonial author. Born in England, she emigrated to Massachusetts Bay in 1630. Her male contemporaries publicly complained that women were not capable of writing well. Governor Winthrop graciously suggested that she focus on housekeeping. Even so, she wrote, thought, published, gave birth to eight children, and would not accept attempts to constrain her expression.

“Now say, have women worth? Or have they none? Or had they some, but with our queen is’t gone? Nay Masculines, you have thus taxt us long, But she, though dead, will vindicate our wrong, Let such as say our Sex is void of Reason, Know tis a Slander now, but once was Treason.”

ESTC W22243; Evans 8091; Sabin 7298; Wegelin’s American Poetry 30.

Estimate

$1,000 – $2,000

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Bresslern-roth, norbertine (1891-1978)
Flamingos.

1927.

Color linoleum cut on Japan paper, wide margins, signed and titled “Handdruck” in pencil, lower margin, a very good impression, 8 3/8 x 73/4 in.

Bresslern-Roth was born and worked in Graz, Austria. She exhibited with the Vienna Secession in the 1910s and was a pioneering European color woodcut and linoleum-cut artist.

Estimate

$1,200 – $1,800

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Brooks, gwendolyn (1917-2000)
A Street in Bronzeville, First Edition.

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1945.

Stated first edition, octavo, in the publisher’s black cloth binding stamped in orange and gilt and original unclipped dust jacket, some losses to spine panel of jacket, slight surface abrasions to same, 7 1/2 x 4 1/2 in.

Brooks was the first African American to receive a Pulitzer Prize, which she won for poetry in 1950. Born in Topeka, Kansas, Brooks’s family moved to Chicago just six weeks after her birth. She published her first poem at the age of thirteen. By the time she was sixteen, she had published seventy-five.

Estimate

$400 – $600

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Brown, cecily (b. 1969)
The Battle Between Carnival and Lent (after Bruegel).

New York: Two Palms Press for Downtown for Democracy, 2017.

Archival pigment print on Hahnemüle paper, full margins, signed, dated and numbered 71/100 in pencil, lower right, 18 x 24 in. (sheet).

According to the artist, “The Battle between Carnival and Lent is a depiction of greed and foolishness, hypocrisy, falseness, idiotic excess and mockery. That is why it seemed a fitting image for these times. But the image also contains a liveliness and wit that makes it impossible to despair. The image is a copy of Pieter Breugel’s painting of the same name–it shows the contrast of virtue and vice; self-denial versus self-indulgence and the folly of both.”

Estimate

$1,500 – $2,500

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Buck, pearl s. (1892-1973)
The Good Earth.

New York: The John Day Company, [1931].

First edition of the Pulitzer Prize winner, octavo, bound in publisher’s brown cloth, green pictorial endleaves, top edge stained green, and original pictorial dust jacket; small scuff to corner of cloth, back board, dust jacket slightly dusty, spine panel slightly faded and detached, otherwise nicely preserved, ex libris New York book dealer and collector Helene Champlain with her neat signature in ink to title, 8 x 5 1/2 in.

Estimate

$3,000 – $5,000

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Burr, hattie a. (fl. circa 1886)
The Woman Suffrage Cook Book.

Boston: Published in Aid of the Festival and Bazaar [by C.H. Simonds & Co. Printers], December 13-19, 1886.

First edition, octavo, with an advertisement for The Woman’s Journal opposite the contents leaf, with quotes from prominent women singing the journal’s praises, including Louisa May Alcott, Maria Mitchell, Mary Livermore, Clara Barton, and Frances Willard, containing 112 pages of recipes, followed by sections on cooking for and caring for ill people, a miscellaneous section that includes cleaning and stain removing remedies, and tips on destroying household insects, ending with a tract entitled, “Eminent Opinions on Woman Suffrage”; a well worn copy in publisher’s fabric spine and boards printed with the title in red and black, staining throughout, some leaves loose, extra recipes clipped from publications and tacked to the endleaves, 7 1/4 x 4 1/2 in.

Estimate

$800 – $1,200

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Cabrini, frances xavier (1850-1917)
Letter Signed, Mother Frances X. Cabrini, to physician John Benjamin Murphy.

Seattle, 10 July 1916.

Quarto, three folded pages, minor smudging at end of text (not affecting signature), offering elaborate congratulations on his recent appointment to the Order of St. Gregory the Great, 11 1/2 x 8 1/4 in.

“The honor, which has recently been conferred upon you, is the great reward you so well deserve. […] You have known how to show an abundance of kindness toward suffering humanity, and in return the Tender Heart of our dear Savior, so lovingly touched by your generosity, has been pleased to confer upon you, through His Representative on earth a precious gift. […] May the Benign Heart of Jesus bestow upon you every good; strewing your path with consolations and peace, and may the happiness you shed around others be reflected in your own life.”

On June 16, 1916, John Benjamin Murphy was awarded the Pontifical Equestrian Order of St. Gregory the Great, a papal order of knighthood.

Mother Cabrini founded a Catholic missionary group to support Italian immigrants to the United States. As the first U.S. citizen to be canonized by the Church in 1946, she is revered as the patron saint of immigrants, with shrines dedicated to her in Manhattan, Colorado, and Chicago.

Estimate

$1,000 – $1,500

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Cahun, claude [aka lucy schwod] (1894-1954)
Aveux Non Avenus.

Paris: Éditions du Carrefour, 1930.

Limited edition, copy number 82; one of 370 copies printed on velin pur fil Lafuma, illustrated with ten full-page heliogravures of mixed media collages by Cahun and her partner and artistic collaborator Marcel Moore [aka Suzanne Malherbe], one text vignette on the table of contents leaf at the end; in publisher’s original limp wrappers with original glassine and slipcase, slight toning to spine, short tear at head of spine, generally very good; 8 3/4 x 6 3/4 in.

Cahun & Moore departed from their birth names and lived life in gender fluidity. In Aveux Non Avenus, she writes of herself, “Masculine? Feminine? It depends on the situation. Neuter is the only gender that always suits me.” As a queer non-binary visual artist, writer, sculptor, and performance artist, Cahun presented a radical point of view, even for surrealism.

Estimate

$2,000 – $3,000

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Cassatt, mary stevenson (1844-1926)
Margot Wearing a Bonnet (No. 1).

Circa 1902.

Drypoint on cream laid paper, full margins, a very good, strong impression with traces of burr on the child’s hair, 9 x 6 in.

Breeskin 179.

Estimate

$1,000 – $1,500

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Cassatt, mary stevenson (1844-1926)
Margot Wearing a Bonnet (No. 3).

Circa 1902.

Drypoint on antique cream laid paper, full margins; crowned coat-of-arms with a fleur-de-lys and half-eagle watermark, a very good, dark and evenly-printed impression still with burr in the child’s hair and the contours of the arms and hands, 9 x 6 in.

Breeskin 181.

Estimate

$1,000 – $1,500

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Chase, louisa (1951-2016)
Untitled, [from the Skowhegan Suite.]

1991.

Color lithograph with chine collé, print number one from an edition of eighty, floating in a modern frame with all edges of the sheet visible, 32 x 27 3/4 in.

Estimate

$700 – $900

Laura Elizabeth Sterne Harrison

As is so often the case, we know more about Sterne’s husband, Edwin Harrison, than we do of Sterne herself. Although this journal was written before she was married (13 November 1873), we may surmise she was in the company of her future husband, mainly because of the heavy interest in mining and metals, his career. Others she calls “cousins” but that could mean anything. What comes down to us is an interesting journal of an intrepid young woman whose life is under-recorded. Biographies of her husband mention that she was at one time the president of the Missouri State Federation of Women’s Clubs and that she had three children.