Educating girls in the "virtue, benevolence, good sense and intelligence which render women so important to human society"
A Retired Governess
A Legacy of Affection, Advice...
London: Printed for Sir Richard Phillips and Co, 1827. First Edition. Contemporary full sheep binding with gilt to spine. Gentle rubbing to extremities, repair to slight crack at the top... (Item #2478)
Documenting the first efforts to educate and integrate freed slaves in the United States
[Abolition and Activism]
First Annual Report of the...
Boston: Prentiss & Deland, May 1863. First Edition. Original printed wrappers with light spot to front cover and some chipping and bumping to corners and spine; text block separated from... (Item #2481)
Nobel Prize laureate Jane Addams’ autobiography, documenting her advocacy for women
Twenty Years at Hull-House, with...
New York: Macmillan, 1910. First edition. Fine book in the exceptionally scarce dust jacket. Red cloth binding with bright gilt to front cover and spine; central color illustration of Hull... (Item #2023)
A legal argument for the unconstitutionality of slavery
An American Citizen [Chickering, Jesse]
Letter Addressed to the President...
Boston: Redding and Company, 1855. First edition. 91 pages. Disbound but with contents holding tight. All edges speckled. Internally a tight, unmarked, and fresh copy with none of the toning... (Item #2722)
Venice: Bernardinus Stagninus de Tridino, April 10, 1486. Fifth edition. Folio (309 x 214 mm). Collates: a2-p8, q-r6, aa-mm8, [2 leaves]: 229 of 230 leaves, complete but for the initial... (Item #2615)
Parma: Angelus Ugoletus, March 31, 1491. First Thus. A scarce Parma imprint of these opuscula ("smaller writings"), which include many of St. Augustine's most important doctrines; his Grammatica, Rhetorica and... (Item #2614)
First edition of Marcus Aurelius' Meditations in English
Aurelius, Marcus, Emperor of Rome...
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus the Roman...
London: M. Flesher for Richard Mynne, 1634. First English language edition. Translated out of the original Greek; with notes: by Meric Casaubon, Marcus Aurelius' extremely influential expression of Stoic philosophy.Small... (Item #2605)
One of the earliest philosophical works published in English
THE TVVOO [TWO] BOOKES OF...
London: Printed for Henrie Tomes, 1605. First edition. An exceptional, Fine copy with a distinguished provenance. Quarto (pgs. 183 x 140 mm): [Title], 1-45; 1-118; with the typical erratic page... (Item #1998)
An early argument for the improvement of women's education based on the sexes' equality -- an influence on the American seminary movement
[Bennett, John] A Clergyman of...
Strictures on Female Education
Norwich [CT]: Printed by Ebeneezer Bushnell, . First American edition. Contemporary full brown sheep with faint gilt to spine. Gentle rubbing to spine and boards, and bumps to corners. Measures... (Item #2733)
A testament to the Puritan tradition of relying on faith in times of persecution
Bunyan, J.; [James Burdwood].
Heart's-Ease in Heart-Trouble.
London: Printed for W. Johnston, 1762. Early Edition. Bound in modern full red crushed morocco, gilt stamping to the boards and spine, raised bands, black morocco spine label, marbled end... (Item #2321)
"Facts are more sublime than fictions; and American women have actually performed all the good, and grand, and glorious deeds which the honest and judicious novelist dares ascribe to the female sex"
Clement, [Jesse], editor
Noble Deeds of American Women
Buffalo: Geo. H. Derby and Co., 1851. First Edition. Original publisher's cloth binding stamped in blind with gilt to spine. Gentle shelfwear to extremities; front hinge tender but holding. Collates... (Item #2472)
A call for an end to slavery: "We appeal to you as sisters, as wives, as mothers, to raise your voices to your fellow citizens"
[Cobbe, Frances Power]
Rejoinder to Mrs. Stowe's Reply...
London: Emily Faithfull, 1863. First edition. Original printed wraps containing 11 pages. Measures 102 x 178 mm. Contemporary ownership signature of Mrs. Wisler to title page, with additional note "by... (Item #2660)
Paris: Appresso Giacomo Langlois, 1651. First Edition. First edition (not to be confused with the French edition which published later the same year, the Italian edition being much more rare)... (Item #2178)
A comprehensive and rigorous review of women's education
A Plan for the Conduct...
Derby: J. Drewry, 1797. First edition. Contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards; spine ruled in gilt with red morocco label; all edges dyed yellow. Boards and spine rubbed; some chipping... (Item #1978)
Rare poster promoting Angela Davis’ crucial push to overturn racism in the US Justice system
Free the Wilmington 10, Rally...
Milwaukee: Milwaukee Alliance Against Racial and Political Repression, 1977. First edition. Near Fine poster measuring 11x17 inches. Unbacked; with small staple holes to all four corners; one small tear to... (Item #2033)
The important political history, inscribed by the author
De Tocqueville, Alexis
De la Democratie en Amerique...
Paris: Pagnerre, 1850. Thirteenth Edition. Revised, corrected and augmented with a comparative examination of democracy in the United States and Switzerland, and an appendix. Text in French. Inscribed by the... (Item #2130)
An argument for using education not for the distribution of facts, but for the encouragement of critical thinking and individual development
Dodd, J. P.
A Lecture on the Best...
London: Longman, Brown, Green, & Longmans, 1847. First edition. Recent green paper wrappers. Collates , 51 pages: complete. Pages hand numbered in upper right hand corners; minor marginal annotations on... (Item #2598)
"The questions of the equal and co-education of the sexes have drifted uppermost today...the present age cannot postpone action"
[Duffey, Eliza Bisbee] Mrs. E....
No Sex in Education; or...
Philadelphia: J. M. Stoddart & Co, . First edition. Original publisher's cloth binding with gilt to spine and blind embossing to boards. Gentle shelfwear to crown and foot of spine;... (Item #2489)
London: Printed for J. Johnson, 1798. First edition. Two volumes bound in one. Contemporary green cloth binding with label to spine. Wear to corners and rubbing to boards; spine lightly... (Item #2740)
A rare proposal expanding public access to early childhood education
[Education of Children] Alnwick Victoria...
Resolutions Passed at a Public...
Alnwick: M. Smith, [September 4] 1838. First edition. 3 page pamphet measuring 152 x 228mm. Trifolded with ownership signature of Wm. Dickson Esq to rear blank. Else an exceptionally clean... (Item #2596)
Albert Einstein: Philosopher-Scientist Edited by...
Evanston, Illinois: The Library of Living Philosophers, Inc., 1949. First edition. Limited to 760 numbered copies, signed by Einstein ("Albert Einstein. 49"). This being copy 279. Octavo (9 5/16 x.... (Item #2591)
"The rights of women to intellectual cultivation are not only rights, they are duties. This is what renders them inalienable"
[Felix Dupanloup, Bishop of Orleans]...
Studious Women (Association Copy)
Boston: Patrick Donahoe, 1869. First English language edition. Translated by R. M. Phillimore. Octavo. Original mottled purple cloth with gilt to spine and boards stamped in blind. Some gentle shelfwear... (Item #2539)