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  • Brown, Judith C.
    IMMODEST ACTS : The Life of Lesbian Nun in Renaissance Italy.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Oxford University Press, 1986. dj. Hardcover first edition - An historical study based on original documents about the investigation in 1619 to 1623 and the subsequent trial of "Sister Benedetta Carlini of Vellano, abbess of the Theatine nuns of Pescia [near Florence, Italy], who pretended to be a mystic but was discovered to be a woman on ill repute." A title in the Studies in the History of Sexuality series. Includes an appendix with translations of the original documents, notes, index. 214 pp. ISBN: 0-195036751.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (gift inscription, price-clipped dj.)

    Book ID: 32458
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  • Deming, Barbara.
    WE CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT OUR LIVES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Grossman / Viking, 1974. dj. Hardcover first edition - Essays, poems, and letters on the problems facing American then and now - from the Vietnam war to racial inequality, from feminism to the author's lesbianism - this was the book in which she "came out" as a lesbian. Includes several short memorial speeches, on author and activist Paul Goodman and pacifist A.J. Muste, among others. The title refers to a quote in 'Wuthering Heights' - I cannot live without my life!' which she uses as an epigraph for the essay titled 'Two Perspectives on Women's Struggle.'191 pp. ISBN: 0-670753351.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall tight and clean in a near fine dj.

    Book ID: 30758
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  • Johnston, Jill
    MOTHER BOUND: Autobiography in Search of a Father.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1983. dj. Hardcover first edition - The first part of her autobiography - the story of her childhood in a 'family' shaped by the story told by her mother: that she was a widow (although in reality she was an unwed mother) - and of her early years and her ambivalence about her sexuality, her career as a dance critic and her life in the then-forming SoHo world. Illustrated with photographs. 164 pp. ISBN: 0-394-527577.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 38780
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  • DUSTY ANSWER. by Lehmann, Rosamond (1901-1990.)
    Lehmann, Rosamond (1901-1990.)
    DUSTY ANSWER.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (1927.). Hardcover first edition - Her first book, set just after World War I, this is the story of a lonely young girl fascinated with her neighbors - five cousins, four boys and a girl. A surprise best-seller, this was also considered shocking in the l920's with its lesbian undertones and in its depiction of women at college. Anita Brookner called Lehmann "A true original, far in advance of most other female novelists, both among her contemporaries and those who came after, following , or rather stumbling, in her wake." 348 pp,

    Condition: Very good overall in powder blue cloth with black lettering (previous owner's name, binding somewhat cracked before title page.)

    Book ID: 43966
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  • BLOOD SISTERS: An Examination of Conscience. by Miner, Valerie.
    Miner, Valerie.
    BLOOD SISTERS: An Examination of Conscience.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1982.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set in England in the 1970's focusing on the relationship of two women, cousins - one whose mother remained in Ireland and who is involved in the IRA and the other the daughter of the sister who emigrated to California and who is involved in the women's rights movement. This 'combines several themes within the tense format of a thriller.' 206 pp. ISBN: 0-312-084617.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 48314
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  • ON LIES, SECRETS AND SILENCE: Selected Prose 1966-1978. by Rich, Adrienne.
    Rich, Adrienne.
    ON LIES, SECRETS AND SILENCE: Selected Prose 1966-1978.

    Edition: Small trade paperback.

    New York: Norton, (1979.). A collection of essays by this noted poet and feminist - among the topics are Anne Bradstreet, Emily Dickinson, Jane Eyre, Anne Sexton, the poems of Eleanor Ross Taylor, open admissions, lesbianism and motherhood and more. 310 pp. ISBN: 0-393-009424.

    Condition: Very good in glossy white wrappers (curling to corners.)

    Book ID: 54085
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