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  • FACING TWO WAYS: The Story of My Life. by Ishimoto, Baroness Shidzue (1897-2001)
    Ishimoto, Baroness Shidzue (1897-2001)
    FACING TWO WAYS: The Story of My Life.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar & Rinehart Inc., (1935). Hardcover first edition - The memoirs of an 20th century Japanese feminist and one of the first women elected to the Diet of Japan. She was best known as a pioneer in the birth control movement and a strong supporter of labour reform. Born into a family of samurai, she married a young baron at an early age, and they began their life together at the Miike coal fields in Japan and she witnessed first hand the hardships endured by the miners. In 1922, she was Margaret Sanger's guide during her first trip to Japan. Illustrated with photographs in black and white. 373 pp.

    Condition: Good only in beige cloth with an illustrated pasted on label on the front cover, and a title label on the spine. (fraying to the sides of the spine, other wear.)

    Book ID: 55722
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  • REBELS IN THE SHADOWS. by Reilly, Robert T.
    Reilly, Robert T.

    Edition: First printing.

    Milwaukee, WI: The Bruce Publishing Co., (1962.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel for older children and young adults set against the background of the Molly Maguires and the unrest in the Pennsylania hard-coal mines in the 1870s. Foreword, map. x, 180 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket. (offsetting to the endpapers, one short tear with associated creasing to upper edge of dj, other light edgewear.) Uncommon in this, the first edition,

    Book ID: 52024
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  • HARDCASTLE. by Yount, John,
    Yount, John,

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Richard Marek, (1980.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Highly acclaimed novel of the Great Depression, set in a small Kentucky mining town in the 1930s. SIGNED on the front endpaper. Books signed by Yount are quite uncommon. 287 pp. ISBN: 0-399-900616.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80737
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