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1 (Central Statistical Board of the Council of Ministers of the U.S.S.R.) WOMEN IN THE U.S.S.R.: Brief Statistics
Moscow: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1960. 1960. Good 
Moscow: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1960.. 1960.. Good. - Small square octavo, blue cloth titled in gilt. The spine & extremities are faded with the titling on the spine completely faded; there is a small stain to the rear cover. 99 & [1] pages. Illustrated with statistical tables. The edges of the endpapers & title are slightly darkened & the front endpaper is slightly soiled. Good. 
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2 (Cuyler, Susanna) 1992 FEMINIST ACITIVIST CO-ORDINATIONS
(Highland Park, NJ: B. Rugged Books, 1993). 1993). Very good 
(Highland Park, NJ: B. Rugged Books, 1993).. 1993).. Very good. - Oblong quarto [8-1/4 inches high by 11 inches wide], softcover. The contents are bound between cream & black pictorial cover sheets with a black plastic ring binder along the top edge. The cover sheets are darkened around the edges & slightly bumped & soiled with some small, light stains to the front cover sheet. Unnumbered [approximately 150] mechanically reproduced pages of texts & black-and-white illustrations reproduced from newspapers & other sources. The contents are very good.

First printing.

Susanna Cuyler, creator of B. Rugged Books notes on the inside front wrap: "1992 f/a/c is a xeroxed collage book. Please offer text/images for improvement in future printings - all help shall be acknowledged." The feminist actions and protests recorded revolve around such subjects as violence against women, abortion, women's health, war, the military and foreign sales of arms, taxes, child poverty, care-giving and discrimination against gays.

Uncommon. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD

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A 2-PAGE TYPED LETTER SIGNED by MILICENT TRYON Addressed to Freudian psychiatrist and criminologist Dr. Arthur Foxe on the subject of sexually motivated murder., (Foxe, Dr. Arthur N.). Tryon, Milicent. Feminist, arts critic, and secretary to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at Columbia. She was responsible for the word "gender" replacing "sex" in legal language.
3 (Foxe, Dr. Arthur N.). Tryon, Milicent. Feminist, arts critic, and secretary to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at Columbia. She was responsible for the word "gender" replacing "sex" in legal language. A 2-PAGE TYPED LETTER SIGNED by MILICENT TRYON Addressed to Freudian psychiatrist and criminologist Dr. Arthur Foxe on the subject of sexually motivated murder.
December 30, 1972. 1972. Good Signed
December 30, 1972.. 1972.. Good. MILICENT TRYON WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR INTRODUCING THE WORD "GENDER" INTO THE LEGAL LANGUAGE - Over 350 words typed on two sheets of 11 inch high by 8- 1/2 inch wide paper. Thanking the psychiatrist and criminologist Dr. Arthur N. Foxe for granting her an interview, Milicent Tryon introduces herself in a way that suggests they have met before: "Applause Magazine folded, my husband and I separated, and Minou had kittens. I now work as a $145 a week secretary, but things could be worse. I get to walk to work (at Columbia)...." Milicent Tryon was Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's secretary at Columbia University. She quickly dives into her subject: "Now, about murder. (Just so your unconscious can be thinking about my questions during the day, I thought I'd send a few.) I want a profile of a typical character who commits sexually-motivated murders...." She follows up with some perceptive observations, paraphrasing the German psychologist Erich Fromm's observations about sadism and provides context from her own life while seeking answers: "(My little summaries seem so pat, so simple, so trite. Yet, I've been around such growth patterns myself, and I have a feeling for this thing that goes beyond understanding. My own mother was created in a laboratory by Tennessee Williams and Vincent Price. Two of her brothers molested me, as fine southern gentlemen do on occasion. And one of my brothers who has been under her influence excessively is on his way to becoming like Uncle. He's also sadistic, unlike Uncle)." Elaborating, she offers subjects for discussion: "A big feminist issue is this women-as-objects thing. Its relation to murder is something I hope you will comment on.... Once a boy has such a crippled childhood, how much of what happens afterwards, when he's in his teens and beyond, makes him into a killer?" Concerned that Dr. Foxe may worry about being misquoted, she asks: "Are you still with me? I definitely want you to look over my version of you comments. I'd hate to make a fool of myself in print.... Enclosed are some of my reviews, just to prove that there are fools who will publish my stuff...." Signed "Milicent".

The original mailing envelope is stapled to the letter together with an 11-1/2 inch high by 8- 1/2 inch wide sheet of paper upon which are photocopied three of her film, music and literary reviews.

Additionally attached is a 4-page proof, on 11 inch high by 8-1/2 inch wide paper, of Dr. Foxe's essay "Murder". The heavily corrected proof is preceded by a brief biography of the psychiatrist at the top of the cover page. An annotation requesting a "galley proof" is penned by Dr. Foxe on the cover page. Typed and penned strike-outs and ink corrections in DR. FOXE'S HAND abound and several paragraphs are clipped and pasted onto the pages. One such paragraph reads: "But what is the cause of murder? The cause of murder is the same as that which causes other crime--the variants being in quantity, situation and coloring. The three causes of crime are, 1-violence done to the child by those around it, parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, and less frequently non-members of the family. Sustained violence, less frequently, later in life, may have a similar effect, 2- Sanction given the criminal act in childhood by a major parent or equivalent figure. (The mother who sanctions thefts for the household, even if needed, is an example) 3- a general lack of leaven in the family or early childhood situation- warmth, consideration, thought." We've been unable to determine if Dr. Foxe's essay was ever published.

Milicent Tryon's letter is in near fine condition, folded for mailing with but minor creases to the corners. Dr. Foxe's manuscript, with its pasted paragraphs and corrections, is in used but nonetheless good condition.

Although little information is available about this fascinating woman, she was responsible for replacing the word "sex" with the word "gender" in legal briefs and law. At the invitation of Dean Michael Sovern, Ruth Bader Ginsburg accepted a position at Columbia University in 1972, becoming the Law School's first tenured woman professor. Having successfully argued gender discrimination cases before the Supreme Court, a cause that she continued at Columbia, she became a "Superstar". According to Professor Hans Smit, "She was the only member of the faculty who taught the law that she created." In an April 10, 2009 interview with Professor Deborah Jones Merritt & Professor Wendy Webster Williams, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recalled her time at the school: "Students went through the U.S. Code chapter-by-chapter and reported on the laws that differentiated on the basis of, we say 'gender' now, we said 'sex' then." Prompted by Professor Williams' statement: "We say 'gender' now because of your secretary." Justice Ginsburg replied: "Well, I changed because of her prompt. Other people did for different reasons. But, for me it became altogether clear when my secretary at Columbia said, 'I'm typing these briefs for you and jumping out all over the page is 'sex, sex, sex.' Don't you know that for the male audience you are addressing, the first association of the word 'sex' is not what you're talking about. So, why don't you use a grammar book term? Use 'gender.' It has a neutral sound, and it will ward off distracting associations.' Milicent Tryon was my astute secretary then, and from that day to this, I've used gender." Following that statement Professor Williams observed: "And the Court picked it up." 
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4 (Fuller, Margaret). Bell, Margaret MARGARET FULLER
New York: Charles Boni Paper Books, 1930. 1930. Good 
New York: Charles Boni Paper Books, 1930.. 1930.. Good. - Small octavo, softcover bound in pictorial pink wrappers. The binding is lightly bumped & soiled with the spine darkened. The bottom edge of the front wrap is rippled & the top edge of the rear wrap is faded. 320 pages plus 2-page publisher's catalog. The catalog leaf is creased. Good.

First edition.

A biography of nineteenth-century writer and teacher Margaret Fuller, author of "Woman in the Nineteenth Century", whose work promoted the idea of equality between women and men. The introduction is by Eleanor Roosevelt. First Edition. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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5 Afetinan, Dr. A L'EMANCIPATION DE LA FEMME TURQUE
Paris: UNESCO, 1962. 1962. Good 
Paris: UNESCO, 1962.. 1962.. Good. - Octavo, 8-3/8 inches high by 5-3/8 inches wide. Softcover, perfect-bound black & white wraps, titled in white within gilt decorations. The covers are slightly rubbed and soiled with minor wear to the corners and edges. 70 pages. The page corners are faintly bumped. A previous owner's name is stamped on the verso of the front cover. Good.

SCARCE.

A study of Turkish women's rights and of the history of women's emancipation in Turkey conducted by the United Nations education, science and culture section. 
Price: 45.00 USD

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6 Barrett, Jane; Dawber, Aneene; Klugman, Barbara; et al SOUTH AFRICAN WOMEN ON THE MOVE
London: Zed Books, 1985. 1985. Fine 
London: Zed Books, 1985.. 1985.. Fine. - Small quarto [9-5/8 inches high by 7-1/4 inches wide], pictorial paper- covered boards. The binding is very lightly rubbed & bumped. ix, [iii], 265 & [1] pages. Numerous black-and-white illustrations. Near fine.

First English edition.

The book was written by the Vukani Makhosikazi Collective. a group of Johannesburg women who had participated in a woman's study group since 1979, at the request of CIIR (Catholic Institute of International Relations). CIIR released the book in South Africa under the title "Vukani Makhosikazi: South African Women Speak" in June 1985. First Edition. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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7 Daly, Mary BEYOND GOD THE FATHER: TOWARD A PHILOSOPHY OF WOMEN'S LIBERATION
Boston: Beacon Press, (1973). (1973). Very good 
Boston: Beacon Press, (1973).. (1973).. Very good. - 8vo, red cloth (title rubbed on spine); titled in yellow on spine with device in blind on front cover; in printed dw (head of dw spine slightly rubbed with tiny tear to top edge of front panel; price clipped). xii, [ii], 225 & [i]pp. 2 illustrations & device on title page. Near fine in very good dw.

First edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD

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8 Goodwin, June CRY AMANDLA! South African Women and the Question of Power
New York/London: Africana Publishing Company, (1984). (1984). 0841909113 / 9780841909113 Good 
New York/London: Africana Publishing Company, (1984).. (1984).. Good. - Octavo, soft cover bound in decorative red & black wraps. The corners of the wraps are very lightly creased with some very light staining to the front wrap. ix & 253 pages. There is a handwritten list of women's names on the acknowledgments page & there are a couple of ink underlinings in the introduction. Black-and-white illustrations. Good. Dust jacket present. 
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9 Hayes, Arthur James; Van Vlissingen, Jean; Devereux, Elsie; et al. Lloyd, Emily; editor MILADY BEAUTIFUL: Emily Lloyd's Magazine. "For The Woman Who Cares". Vol. 7, No. 7. April, 1918
Chicago, IL: Milady Beautiful, 1918. 1918. Good 
Chicago, IL: Milady Beautiful, 1918.. 1918.. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in pictorial wrappers with a photographic portrait of Broadway actress and singer Julia Sanderson on the front cover. The binding is lightly rubbed, bumped & soiled with some light creasing. The top & bottom edges of the front wrap are a bit roughed. 47 & [1] pages. Black-and-white illustrations & pictorial ads. The top edges of the leaves are lightly creased & the top page corners are bumped. Good.

A magazine advising women how to preserve their youthful looks through sound mental and physical practices. Among the contents of this issue are "Greek Dance as a Body Builder" by Jean Van Vlissingen; "What the Hand Tells", an article on palmistry by Elsie Devereux; "Milady's Coiffure" on hairdressing by Fanchon; and "The Wings of Illusion" a story by Arthur James Hayes. There are a number of ads for hairdressing and hair products, as well as for jewelry, shoes and chocolates.

Scarce. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 50.00 USD

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BOLD SIGNATURE OF AMERICAN FEMINIST AUTHOR AND ACTIVIST INEZ HAYNES IRWIN., Irwin, Inez Haynes. (1873-1970). American feminist author, journalist and political activist.
10 Irwin, Inez Haynes. (1873-1970). American feminist author, journalist and political activist. BOLD SIGNATURE OF AMERICAN FEMINIST AUTHOR AND ACTIVIST INEZ HAYNES IRWIN.
Circa [1930]. [1930]. Very good Signed
Circa [1930].. [1930].. Very good. - Bold signature extending most of the width of a sheet of cream paper 5- 3/8 inches high by 8-1/2 inches wide. Signed in black ink "Inez Haynes Irwin". Near fine.

Inez Haynes Irwin (1873-1970) was an American feminist author, journalist and political activist. She was described as a "rebellious and daring woman" but referred to herself as "the most timid of created beings". Irwin was a member of the National Advisory Council of the National Women's Party and wrote a biography of the party. She was also president of the Authors Guild. She married newspaper editor Rufus H. Gillmore, from whom she later separated, and many of her books, which included over thirty novels, were written under her former married name "Inez Haynes Gillmore". She was a close friend of the American feminist writer Mary MacLane. 
Price: 25.00 USD

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11 Ward, G.A.; Emilee; Van Vlissingen, Jean; Devereux, Elsie; et al. Lloyd, Emily; editor MILADY BEAUTIFUL: Emily Lloyd's Magazine. "For The Woman Who Cares". Vol. 8, No. 1. October 1918
Chicago, IL: Milady Beautiful, 1918. 1918. Good 
Chicago, IL: Milady Beautiful, 1918.. 1918.. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in pictorial wrappers with a photographic portrait of actress Ina Claire on the front cover. The binding is lightly rubbed, bumped & soiled with 2 vertical creases to each wrap. The top edge of the front wrap is darkened & there is a chip out of its top edge. 46 & [2] pages. Black-and-white illustrations & pictorial ads. There is some light creasing to the pages & the top page corners are bumped. Good.

A magazine advising women how to preserve their youthful looks through sound mental and physical practices. Among the contents of this issue are "The Greek Dance" by Jean Van Vlissingen; an article on palmistry by Elsie Devereux and one on two four-year-old twins working with Caruso on his first film; "Milady's Coiffure" on hairdressing by Fanchon; "Xanthoma" on a type of skin lesion by Dr. G. A. Ward; and "Beauty and Bombs" by Emilee on the healthful effects on French women of working in munitions factories during the war, and on their attention to their looks both during the working day and after hours. There is a color ad for face powder on the rear wrap.

Scarce. 
Price: 50.00 USD

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12 Woolf, Virginia A ROOM OF ONE'S OWN
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, [1957]. [1957]. Good 
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, [1957].. [1957].. Good. - Octavo, black cloth in a dust wrapper. The binding is lightly bumped with the extremities slightly rubbed and with a small area of light staining to the rear cover. The dust jacket is lightly rubbed & chipped with the spine & extremities a bit darkened. [vi] & 199 pages. There is a small stain to the fore-edge. Despite its flaws, an attractive copy. Good. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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