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  • A WOMAN'S PART IN A REVOLUTION. by Hammond, Mrs. John Hays [Natalie Harris, 1861-1931].
    Hammond, Mrs. John Hays [Natalie Harris, 1861-1931].
    A WOMAN'S PART IN A REVOLUTION.

    Edition: First printing.

    London & New York: Longmans, Green & Co., 1897. Hardcover first edition - A memoir of an important event leading up to the Boer War by American woman whose husband, John Hays Hammond, was a mining engineer, diplomat, philanthropist and business partner of Cecil Rhodes in South Africa. As one of the four leading reformers,he was first sentenced to death after the abortive Jameson Raid of December 1895, with the sentence later reduced to 15 years imprisonment, and finally to release in 1896 with payment of a stiff fine. As Mrs Hammond explains in her brief preface, this book, which is based in large part on her diaries, is an account of her personal experiences. "The causes of the…

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    London & New York: Longmans, Green & Co., 1897. Hardcover first edition - A memoir of an important event leading up to the Boer War by American woman whose husband, John Hays Hammond, was a mining engineer, diplomat, philanthropist and business partner of Cecil Rhodes in South Africa. As one of the four leading reformers,he was first sentenced to death after the abortive Jameson Raid of December 1895, with the sentence later reduced to 15 years imprisonment, and finally to release in 1896 with payment of a stiff fine. As Mrs Hammond explains in her brief preface, this book, which is based in large part on her diaries, is an account of her personal experiences. "The causes of the Revolt in Johannesburg, and the ensuing political questions, are but lightly touched upon, in deference to the silence enforced upon my husband as one of the terms of his liberation by the Boer Government." 159 pp plus a 32 pp publisher's catalogue at end.

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    Condition: Very good overall in deep red cloth covers with gilt lettering - covers are in near fine condition, pages have the usual rather severe toning, with some pages still unopened and others with marginal tears from careless opening.

    Book ID: 40038
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  • VOYAGE TO CALIFORNIA, WRITTEN AT SEA 1852: The Journal of Lucy Kendall Herrick. by Herrick, Lucy Kendall, edited By Amy Requa Russell, Marcia Russell Good, and Mary Good Lindgren.
    Herrick, Lucy Kendall, edited By Amy Requa Russell, Marcia Russell Good, and Mary Good Lindgren.
    VOYAGE TO CALIFORNIA, WRITTEN AT SEA 1852: The Journal of Lucy Kendall Herrick.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    San Marino, CA: Huntington Library, (1998.) dj. Hardcover - Account of 24 year old Lucy Kendall Herrick's 137-day voyage in 1852 from New York to San Francisco via Cape Horn, aboard the 'Josephine', a 947-ton, three-masted freighter, a trip made with her mother, sister and family friend, to rejoin her father in the gold mines. One of the few accounts written by women about sea journeys during that era. Introduction by Andrew Rolle.Illustrated with photographs. Notes, bibliography and index. A handsomely produced book, somewhat oversized. 135 pp. ISBN: 0-87328-1659.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 44366
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  • VINEGAR PIE AND CHICKEN BREAD: A Woman's Diary of Life in the Rural South, 1890-91. by [Jackson, Nannie Stillwell] Bolsterli, Margaret Jones, editor.
    [Jackson, Nannie Stillwell] Bolsterli, Margaret Jones, editor.
    VINEGAR PIE AND CHICKEN BREAD: A Woman's Diary of Life in the Rural South, 1890-91.

    Edition: First printing.

    Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1982. dj. Hardcover first edition - A diary covering almost one year of the life of Nannie Jackson, beginning in June 1890 when she was 36 years old, recounting in detail her daily routine of cooking, sewing, cleaning and gardening, but also giving glimpses into the support that women gave each other, and especially her close friendship with 19 year old Fannie Morgan, a friendship that upset her husband. Edited and with a long introduction by Margaret Jones Bolsterli. Volume 1 of The President's Series in Arkansas and Regional Studies. Photographs, map, glossary, bibliography, index. xii, 108 pp. ISBN: 0-938626108.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (some light foxing to the first and last page)

    Book ID: 67567
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  • [Larkin, James Ross, 1831-1875] Barbour, Barton H., editor.
    RELUCTANT FRONTIERSMAN: James Ross Larkin on the Santa Fe Trail, 1856- 57.

    Edition: First printing.

    Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, (1990.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The diaries of Larkin, a young, properous businessman from St Louis, who travelled to Santa Fe in the hopes of improving his health, edited and annotated by Barbour. with a foreword by Marc Simmons. Larkin travelled to Santa Fe in William Bent's caravan in the fall of 1856, and his diaries of the trip as a "tourist" detail his impressions of Plains Indians & New Mexican life. Includes appendices with newspaper accounts, some of his letters from 1866. Photographs, double page route map, extensive notes, bibliography, index. xvi, 202 pp. ISBN: 0-8263-11830.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 38728
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  • Nason, Tema.
    ETHEL: The Fictional Autobiography.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Delacorte, (1990.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel of Ethel Roseberg the woman convicted and put to death in 1953 on charges of being a spy for Russia. ISBN: 0-385-301685.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.(Bottom of spine damaged from water and a little worn)

    Book ID: 27381
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  • [Reid, Bernard J.] Gordon, Mary McDougall, editor.
    OVERLAND TO CALIFORNIA WITH THE PIONEER LINE: The Gold Rush Diary of Bernard J. Reid.

    Edition: First printing.

    Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1983. dj. Hardcover first edition - The first publication of the recently discovered diary of Bernard J. Reid, which describes his day to day difficulties and the trying hardships the first commercial wagon train to attempt to cross the plains on the Overland Trail. They advertised a swift journey of only 60 days for $200. This diary is the richest account of the Pioneer Line and one of the best gold rush diaries. Illustrated with photographs, maps. Editor's afterword and an extensive notes section, and bibliographical information on persons mentioned in the text. Map endpapers. 247 pp. ISBN: 0-8047-11925.

    Condition: Very near fine in fine dust jacket (prev owner's label on front endpaper, mostly hidden by dj flaps.)

    Book ID: 34140
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  • FRAMMENTI DI VITA e pagine inedite. by Riccardo, Gualino (1879-1964)
    Riccardo, Gualino (1879-1964)
    FRAMMENTI DI VITA e pagine inedite.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Roma: Famija Piemontisa 1966. First edition - Posthumous publication of the diary of this noted entrepreneur - one who "shot up to the top of the industrial and financial world of Piedmont through buccaneering international speculation. Like the great American magnates, he endorsed his rise up the social ladder by devoting himself to art collecting. . . Advised by Lionello Venturi, he also took an interest in contemporary art and acted as a patron, helping to bring the cultural world of Turin into line with the times. Ruined by the financial crash in 1930-31, he was interned on the island of Lipari. His assets were confiscated and entrusted to the Bank of Italy, and then sold off to a…

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    Roma: Famija Piemontisa 1966. First edition - Posthumous publication of the diary of this noted entrepreneur - one who "shot up to the top of the industrial and financial world of Piedmont through buccaneering international speculation. Like the great American magnates, he endorsed his rise up the social ladder by devoting himself to art collecting. . . Advised by Lionello Venturi, he also took an interest in contemporary art and acted as a patron, helping to bring the cultural world of Turin into line with the times. Ruined by the financial crash in 1930-31, he was interned on the island of Lipari. His assets were confiscated and entrusted to the Bank of Italy, and then sold off to a number of different purchasers." Frontispiece portrait of Riccardo Gualino by Felice Casorati, 1922. Prefazione di Ermanno Gurgo Salice. Con il saggio di Marziano Bernardi, "Gualino e la cultura torinese." In appendice serie degli spettacoli del Teatro di Torino 1925-1930. Text in Italian only. xiv, 248 pp plus 4 pp indice. Bound in cream wrappers with red and black lettering.

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    Condition: Near fine - gift inscription on first page, a few marginal brackets in the preface only.

    Book ID: 56711
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