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The Woman's Doctor

By: Anonymous [Sol Allen, aka Barney Allen]

Price: $200.00

Publisher: New York, The Macaulay Company: 1933

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 16207

Condition: Good in Very Good dj


[ex-rental library book (Vierstahler Bros., on Walnut St., city unknown), marked by only a single stamp on the ffep, some soiling to fore-edge and bottom page edges, binding a little weak (but no cracks or splits), light shelfwear; jacket is edgeworn, with small tears and a teensy bit of paper loss at several corners, a bit of smudging/creasing in front panel, moderate soiling to rear panel]. According to the jacket blurb of this book -- "so startling, so new, that is is certain to make literary history" -- both men AND women would find out more about the mysteries of the female body ... View more info

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Linoleum, Better Babies, and the Modern Farm Woman, 1890-1930

By: Holt, Marilyn Irvin

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Albuquerque, University of New Mexico Press: (c.1995)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11897

ISBN: 0-8263-1635-2

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[book is tight/clean, with no discernible wear; jacket shows the tiniest bit of surface rubbing]. (B&W photographs) View more info

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Portrait of a Con Man: A Game Some People Play

By: Mendoza, Fay

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Vantage Press: (c.1975)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8148

ISBN: 0-533-01869-2

Condition: 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-l... View more info

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When Love Comes to Woman

By: Morton, Leah

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, J.H. Sears & Company: 1929

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 20816

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [solid copy, light dust-soiling to top edge, bumping and slight exposure of board at bottom front corner, spine cloth a little darkened]. Per a contemporary ad for this "new and somewhat disturbing" book, it deals with "the problem of the unmarried mother as seen through the eyes of a social worker," and poses the following questions: "What shall the present day woman have for her standards, since the old standards have been swept away? Shall she go out in search of happiness and adventure, or stay at home in cotton wool? Shall she live the same life as ... View more info

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Women Over Forty

By: Trent, Sarah

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, The Macaulay Company: (c.1934)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9513

Condition: 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. O... View more info

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Diary of a Divorced Mother [*SIGNED*]

By: Willison, Marilyn Murray

Price: $20.00

Publisher: (n.p.), Wyden Books: (c.1980)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 18003

ISBN: 0-87223-577-7

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[minor wear to spine ends, otherwise a tight clean book; jacket very slightly faded at spine, with a trace of soiling to the rear panel, some insignificant wrinkling along top edge]. INSCRIBED "To ________ - / who has been my / mentor, friend, confidant and / safe port in my many storms. This book / is for you with affection and admiration," and SIGNED by the author on the reverse of the ffep (facing the half-title page). The author at age 27 "had two bouncy sons but no job and no money when her husband decided to marry her best friend," but went on to establish "a new, h... View more info

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Reading Between the Lines: The Diaries of Women

By: Wylie, Betty Jane

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Toronto, Key Porter Books: (c.1995)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12886

ISBN: 1-55013-637-2

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[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." View more info