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Philadelphia: Catholic Standard and Times, 1987. Paperback. "Mother Katharine Drexel is America's most famous nun for she seared the country's conscience on the problems of racism before equal rights was a coined expression. A stunning debutante, charismatic, a generous millionaire, she was a woman of towering idealism who worked selflessly for social justice but she was also a woman torn apart by the flaming injustices of the society in which she lived. A comprehensive, informative, compelling look at the struggles of a great woman in a pathetically unyielding milieu" (James McGrath review on rear cover). Illustrated black paper wrappers with white spine panel titled in black. Light rubbing to covers, else clean and bright. Includes laid-in ephemera with prayer for Drexel. 104 pages. REL/061720. Fine.
Greenwich, Conn. Climax Molybdenum Company, No date. Hardcover. 8vo. Fine in light blue cloth covered boards with white title to spine and illustration to front board. Pristine interior with photographic illustrations throughout. Dr. Janet Zaph Briggs was an american metallurgist and the first woman to earn a mining engineering degree from Stanford University. 197 pages. WOM/032317. Fine.
New York: P.J. Kenedy & Sons, 1931. Hardcover. "The story narrated in the following pages is not a story of merely extraordinary and exceptional episodes in the history of the Sisters of Mercy, but rather it gives a glimpse into the normal, the usual, in teh life of these devoted women" (introduction). Ex-library with call number sticker to spine and pocket to rear endpaper. Bound in the original dark blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Frontispiece and several illustrations. Clean. Chipping and tears to edges of some pages (where they were opened poorly). Split to front after first free endpaper. 281 pages. REL/070820. Very Good.
Philadelphia: The John C. Winston Co, circa 1900. Hardcover. Scarce. Inscribed by the author "For the mother of Mary Matthews with best wishes of the Author - Alice Brooks / Written by the Great Great Aunt of Mary Matthews." on the front free endpaper. Alice Brooks was a Baltimore author who often wrote under the pseudonym "ALIX." A collection of advice for young mothers, most involving when and how to discipline kids - each with real life examples. The author notes that "most of the articles in this little volume have been published in Parish Visitor. The material, for many of them, has been gathered from the wise teachings of my mother, to whose memory I lovingly dedicate it." Bound with red cloth spine and corners over white cloth boards. Title in black to front cover with silver flower. Dampstaining and discoloration to covers and spine. Minor wear to corners and edges. Clean interior. 119 pages. LIT/041718. Very Good.
Atlanta: Scholars Press, (1988). Paperback. Number 60 from the American Academy of Religion Academy Series. Fine in black and white paper wrappers with green title to front wrapper and and white title to black spine. Pristine interior. "A pioneering and multi-dimensional work, Black Womanist Ethics is at once a study in ethics, gender, and race." 183 pages. WOM/032317. Fine.
Boston: Hill and Company, (1988). Hardcover. 4to. PRESENTATION COPY from authors. Near fine in black cloth backed lavender paper covered boards with blue title to spine. Minor fading to edges of boards. Interior is clean and bright with black and white photographic illustrations on every page. Blue illustrated dust jacket with yellow and purple title to front and spine panels. 134 pages. Women's Studies. WOM/702. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket.
Boston: An Atlantic Monthly Press Book, Little, Brown and Company, (1976). Hardcover. 8vo. Near fine in very good black and yellow dust jacket with brown title to front panel and white title to black spine. Minor rubbing to dust jacket. Pristine interior with many photographic illustrations by the author. 228 pages + photos. Women's Studies. WOM1/3252. Near Fine / Very Good.
Cornwells Heights, PA: Mother Katharine Drexel Guild, 1972. Paperback. Signed and inscribed by the author (Sister Duffy). "The life story of Katharine Drexel (1858 - 1955), foundress of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament for Indians and Colored People, spans a long period of time and covers eventful and far reaching developments in the history of the United States" (preface). Red, white, and blue paper wrappers with white title to spine and front panels. Rubbing to panels. Pen marking to front free endpaper. 434 pages. REL/071520. Very Good.
Cornwells Heights, PA: Mother Katharine Drexel Guild, 1972. Hardcover. Signed and inscribed by the author (Sister Duffy). "The life story of Katharine Drexel (1858 - 1955), foundress of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament for Indians and Colored People, spans a long period of time and covers eventful and far reaching developments in the history of the United States" (preface). Blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Wear and rubbing to boards. Inscriptions to both endpapers. Authors signature and inscription to title page. Small dampstain to top corners of first few pages. Clean overall. 434 pages. REL/071520. Very Good.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1986. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. Near fine in very good grey illustrated dustjacket with white title to front and spine panels. Minor wear to dust jacket includes edgewear and one closed tear along the spine that has repaired with tape on the inside. Index, 333 pages Women's Studies. WOM2/2152. Near Fine / Very Good.
New York: Benzinger Brothers, 1925. Hardcover. Original light purple cloth boards with black title to spine and front board. Small black illustration of St. Theresa to front board. Minor wear to corners and edges of boards. A few smudge marks to binding, but mostly clean. Pen marking to front free endpaper, light soiling to margins of a few pages, but clean and bright overall. Frontispiece. 215 pages plus ads. REL/070820. Very Good.
Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, (1973). Hardcover. Scarce edition. Near fine in very good orange and white dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. Fading to spine panel, minor chipping and creasing to edges and minor soiling to dust jacket. 379 pages. WOM/032817. Near Fine / Very Good.
Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1(979). Hardcover. 8vo. Near fine in very good orange illustrated dust jacket with white title to front and spine panels. Minor wear to dust jacket includes edgewear and fading to the spine. Pristine interior with many photographic illustrations. 252 pages. Women's Studies. WOM1/2192. Near Fine / Very Good.
Berea, KY: Kentucke Imprints, 1985. Hardcover. Memoir including many childhood memories of Mildred Todd Hicks from the turn of the 20th century as well as recollections of important events such as the Baltimore Fire. Signed and inscribed by Barbara Hicks Harding, daughter of the author. Illustrated. Dark blue leatherette boards with gilt title to spine. Rubbing to spine ends and corners. Clean and bright. Uncommon. 163 pages. BALT/111920. Very Good.
Oldham, England: Incline Press, . Hardcover. 1 of less than 240 copies printed of which only 50 (including this one) were bound for subscribers. This book was produced to commemorate Boccaccio's 700th anniversary in 2013 for the international conference and exhibition 'Locating Boccacio in 2013,' held at the John Rylands University Library and Town Hall in Manchester. This is an excerpt from De mulierbus, the first collection of biographies of women in Western literature. Fine in beige paper covered boards with red cloth spine. The text is printed on blue paper with Poliphilus type. Includes woodcut frontispiece illustration of Joanna, Queen of Jerusalem and Sicily (1541), initials, and head and tailpieces. In a fine tan dust jacket with red title to spine panel. 22 pages. PRI/092013. Fine / Fine.