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HUGHES, Ted. The Iron Woman.
London : 1993First edition, first impression. Presentation copy from the author to his sister Olwyn Hughes, inscribed on the front free endpaper within a hand-drawn heart: "For Olwyn love Ted 22nd Sept 93". Hughes was very close to his sister Olwyn. After Plath's suicide in 1963 Olwyn helped to bring up their children, became her brother's literary agent, established... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 125954
CAIRD, Mona. The Morality of Marriage.
London : 1897First edition of the New Woman novelist's collection of essays on equality for women in marriage and for equal partnerships in the home, which were previously variously published in the Fortnightly Review, the Nineteenth Century, the North American Review, and the Westminster Review. "Her essays are frequently derisive and she employs irony to make... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 118231
CARSON, Rachel. The Sea Around Us.
New York : 1951Book Club edition, inscribed by the author on the title page: "To Doris Thompson - who sells the right kind of books! Rachel L. Carson". Doris Thompson (1903-1970) was a literary agent and co-owner of a bookstore in Washington, DC, and was well connected within the city's diplomatic community and social sets. The Sea Around Us remained on the New York... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 130384
HARDY, Thomas. The Mayor of Casterbridge.
London : 1886First edition in book form, presentation copy of volume I, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To the Hon. Mrs Jeune, from Thomas Hardy". Presentation copies are highly uncommon, with just two copies traced at auction. The recipient, Mary Jeune, later Baroness St Helier (1848-1931), was a prolific essayist (publishing around 50 periodical... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 119901
WRAXALL, [Frederic Charles] Lascelles, Third Baronet. Remarkable Adventurers and Unrevealed Mysteries.
1863First edition. Brief lives of unusual characters including Cagliostro, Kaspar Hauser, the Chevalier d'Eon, the Man in the Iron Mask, Count St. Germain and Joseph Süß Oppenheimer. Wraxall was a miscellaneous writer with a penchant for military subjects, he served as an assistant-commissary during the Crimean Campaign, which experiences he wrote up... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 44756
KÉRALIO, Louise-Félicité Guynement de (trans.); GREGORY, John. Essai sur les moyens de rendre les facultés de l'homme plus utiles à son bonheur,
Deux-Ponts : 1775First edition in French of Gregory's Comparative View of the State and Faculties of Man (first 1765), here translated by "one of the first recognized French female historians" (Harris), Louise-Félicité Guynement de Kéralio (1757-1821), eighteen years old at the time of publication.
From an early age Kéralio was a prolific woman of letters: she... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 137482
UNZER, Johanna Charlotte. Versuchin sittlichen und zärtlichen Gedichten.
[Leipzig : 1754First edition of a beautifully produced work of verse, printed by the celebrated German typographer Johann Gottlob Immanuel Breitkopf.
"The only significant German woman writer of 'anacreontic poetry'", Johanna Charlotte Unzer (1724/25-1782) published two early books of verse: the present, a set of contemplative poems which "include illuminating... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 137490