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Linoleum, Better Babies, and the Modern Farm Woman, 1890-1930, Holt, Marilyn Irvin
1 Holt, Marilyn Irvin Linoleum, Better Babies, and the Modern Farm Woman, 1890-1930
Albuquerque University of New Mexico Press (c.1995) 0-8263-1635-2 / 9780826316356 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dj 
[book is tight/clean, with no discernible wear; jacket shows the tiniest bit of surface rubbing]. (B&W photographs) 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Portrait of a Con Man: A Game Some People Play, Mendoza, Fay
2 Mendoza, Fay Portrait of a Con Man: A Game Some People Play
New York Vantage Press (c.1975) 0-533-01869-2 / 9780533018697 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dj 
[nice tight clean book; jacket shows a little rubbing/scuffing along bottom edge of front panel, one small tear there as well, spine a bit faded]. "Portrait of a Conned Woman" might be a better title for this "chronicle of one woman's experience--of an unsuspecting woman who was 'taken,' heart and pocketbook, by a con man working, albeit just barely, within the law--and how her programming in a rigidly defined sex role made her the perfect victim, a pushover just waiting to be fleeced." Most of the book takes the form of a long letter from the author to her lawyer, in a diary-like format, giving a detailed account of her victimization at the hands of "C.B." Despite the declaration on the jacket that the author "is not a part of the Women's Lib movement," the book fairly bubbles over with her rage at women's oppression by men. As well it should! 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Women Over Forty, Trent, Sarah
3 Trent, Sarah Women Over Forty
New York The Macaulay Company (c.1934) First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 
(no dust jacket) [solid square copy, minor shelfwear, spine cloth sunned, one tiny dark stain on spine, small bookseller's label (McClelland & Co., Columbus, Ohio) on front pastedown; minor pencil lining in text, a couple of turned-down page corners]. From the Foreword by Dr. Charles Francis Potter, founder of The First Humanist Society of New York: "If ever a book was sorely needed, this one is. My experience as a preacher has revealed to me the appalling number of unhappy women over forty. Some are simply at a loss what to do with themselves when their children need them no longer. Others are distraught, panicky, morbid and even desperate. To all such women, in fact to all women, [the author], from her own experience and her store of common sense, offers confidential advice of a valuable type. She understands women." (My favorite chapter title: "Modern Nerves.") 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Reading Between the Lines: The Diaries of Women, Wylie, Betty Jane
4 Wylie, Betty Jane Reading Between the Lines: The Diaries of Women
Toronto Key Porter Books (c.1995) 1-55013-637-2 / 9781550136371 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dj Illustrated by (dj) Gary Alphonso 
[nice clean copy, faint shelfwear, NO remainder or other marks; light rubbing and minor abrasions to jacket, short diagonal crease at top corner of front flap]. The author "traces the evolution of women's diaries over the centuries, looking at them in a wise and wonderful new light. It is a fascinating a journey through the private lives of unknown and famous women as revealed in the pages of their journals." 
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