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  • WOMEN ON THE MARGINS: THREE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY LIVES. by Davis, Natalie Zemon.
    Davis, Natalie Zemon.
    WOMEN ON THE MARGINS: THREE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY LIVES.

    Edition: First edition.

    Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1995. dj. Hardcover first edition - Based on Glikl's memoirs, Marie's autobiography and correspondence, and Maria's writings on entomology and botany, this reconstructs the stories of three 17th century women who were not noblewomen, but "living in the margins" - "Glikl bas Judah Leib was a merchant of Hamburg and Metz whose Yiddish autobiography blends folktales with anecdotes about her two marriages, her twelve children, and her business. Marie de l'Incarnation, widowed young, became a mystic visionary among the Ursuline sisters and cofounder of the first Christian school for Amerindian women in North America. Her letters are a rich source of information about the Huron, Algonquin, Montagnais, and Iroquois peoples of Quebec. Maria Sibylla…

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    Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1995. dj. Hardcover first edition - Based on Glikl's memoirs, Marie's autobiography and correspondence, and Maria's writings on entomology and botany, this reconstructs the stories of three 17th century women who were not noblewomen, but "living in the margins" - "Glikl bas Judah Leib was a merchant of Hamburg and Metz whose Yiddish autobiography blends folktales with anecdotes about her two marriages, her twelve children, and her business. Marie de l'Incarnation, widowed young, became a mystic visionary among the Ursuline sisters and cofounder of the first Christian school for Amerindian women in North America. Her letters are a rich source of information about the Huron, Algonquin, Montagnais, and Iroquois peoples of Quebec. Maria Sibylla Merian, a German painter and naturalist, produced an innovative work on tropical insects based on lore she gathered from the Carib, Arawak, and African women of Suriname." Photographs, extensive notes, index, 360 pp. ISBN: 0-674-95520.

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    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket. (price clipped)

    Book ID: 61335
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  • IN THE PRESENCE OF NATURE. by Wilson, David Scofield.
    Wilson, David Scofield.
    IN THE PRESENCE OF NATURE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1978. dj. Hardcover first edition - A study of three eighteenth naturalists on what was then the American frontier - Jonathan Carver was a Yankee explorer of the interior; John Bartram was a Pennsylvania botanist,and Mark Catesby, who was called the 'colonial Audubon' was an English-born artist and naturalist. Introduction by Gene Wise. Includes a full-color plate opposite the title page and 23 black and white plates, mostly botanical, but also including birds, animals, reptiles, and more. Extensive notes. Index. xvii, 234 pp. ISBN: 0-870230204.

    Condition: Fine in a very good dust jacket (some rubbing to the folds and wear to the ends of the spine).

    Book ID: 60439
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