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THE BLOOMINGDALE PAPERS.
Edition: First printing in wrappers, issued simultaneously with hardcover.
Athens: University of Georgia Press, (1975.). First edition - First publication of this long sequence of poems written in 1953 during the early period of Carruth's stay ' at the psychiatric branch of New York Hospital, still known familiarly at that time by the name it had had from its founding in the eighteenth century until about 1935: Bloomingdale.' Includes an 'Explanation and Apology, Twenty Years After' in which Carruth talks about that period and the history of the manuscript (which was thought lost). Wraparound cover is from Albert Christ-Janer's lithograph. 77 pp. ISBN: 0-8203036073.
Condition: Near fine (poet Elizabeth Harrod's name and date on the first page.)Book ID: 41963More details Price: $30.00
EMBATTLED MAIDEN: The Life of Anna Dickinson.
Edition: First printing.
New York: Putnam, (1951.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first full-length biography of Anna Elizabeth Dickinson, a Philadelphia Quaker, who, at just twenty-one addressed the House of Representatives with President Lincoln and his cabinet in attendance, and was hailed as the Union Joan of Arc for her fiery oratory. After the war she took to the lecture circuit, arguing for rights for the Negroes and emancipation of women, and then to acting, and in the 1890's she was involved in a long legal battle to prove that she was not insane. Although she 'won' that fight, her last 40 years were spent in poverty and obscurity .Illustrated with photographs. Note on sources, index. 319 pp
Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (prev owner's name, some edgewear to the dj.)Book ID: 50599More details Price: $25.00