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  • THE L SHAPED ROOM. by Banks, Lynne Reid.
    Banks, Lynne Reid.
    THE L SHAPED ROOM.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1961. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's very highly praised first novel, set in London, in an England on the cusp of social change, the story of a young woman who finds herself pregnant, kicked out of the house by her father, who finds shelter in a top floor apartment - the L shaped room - in a seedy Fulham building. Basis for the film of the same name. 320 pp.

    Condition: Good only in red cloth in a good dust jacket (rather severe age-toning to the pages, overall edgewear to the dj, original price of $4.50 still present.) .

    Book ID: 78437
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  • Set of three facsimile reprints from the Ortho collection of re-created rare books on the practice of obstetrics & gynecology. 1. AN IMPORTANT ADDRESS TO WIVES & MOTHERS ON THE DANGERS AND IMMORALITY OF MAN-MIDWIFERY. 2. A PRESENT TO BE GIVEN TO TEEMING WOMEN BY THEIR HUSBANDS, OR FRIENDS and 3. AN ABRIDGEMENT OF THE PRACTICE OF MIDWIFERY: AND A SET OF ANATOMICAL TABLES WITH EXPLANATIONS. by Hodgson, O.; John Oliver; W.Smellie. M.D.
    Hodgson, O.; John Oliver; W.Smellie. M.D.
    Set of three facsimile reprints from the Ortho collection of re-created rare books on the practice of obstetrics & gynecology. 1. AN IMPORTANT ADDRESS TO WIVES & MOTHERS ON THE DANGERS AND IMMORALITY OF MAN-MIDWIFERY. 2. A PRESENT TO BE GIVEN TO TEEMING WOMEN BY THEIR HUSBANDS, OR FRIENDS and 3. AN ABRIDGEMENT OF THE PRACTICE OF MIDWIFERY: AND A SET OF ANATOMICAL TABLES WITH EXPLANATIONS.

    Edition: Facsimile edition.

    [Raritan, N.J.] : [Ortho Pharmaceutical Corp.] [ca 1969]. The first brochure - "An Important Address to Wives and Mothers" - was originally published by O. Hodgson, London in 1830. Illustrated with a colored frontispiece. 39 pp. The second - "A present to be given to teeming women by their husbands, or friends: containing directions for women with child : how to prepare for the hour of travail : written first for the private use of a gentlewoman of quality, and now published for the common good" by John Oliver was printed and sold by Benjamin Harris in 1694. 28 pp. And the third - "An abridgement of the practice of midwifery and a set of anatomical tables with explanations…

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    [Raritan, N.J.] : [Ortho Pharmaceutical Corp.] [ca 1969]. The first brochure - "An Important Address to Wives and Mothers" - was originally published by O. Hodgson, London in 1830. Illustrated with a colored frontispiece. 39 pp. The second - "A present to be given to teeming women by their husbands, or friends: containing directions for women with child : how to prepare for the hour of travail : written first for the private use of a gentlewoman of quality, and now published for the common good" by John Oliver was printed and sold by Benjamin Harris in 1694. 28 pp. And the third - "An abridgement of the practice of midwifery and a set of anatomical tables with explanations collected from the works of the celebrated W.Smellie. M.D." is a facsimile of the Boston 1786 edition. 56 pp plus many full page drawings. None of these facsimiles have any modern publication information except for a small code on the lower left corner of the back cover. All are rather hard to find now

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    Condition: All three are in fine condition in brown or tan stapled wrappers. The cover of the first pamphlet has been die-cut to reproduce the large chips and wear on the original.

    Book ID: 80190
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  • ANIMALS: Poems. by Mattison, Alice.
    Mattison, Alice.
    ANIMALS: Poems.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    Cambridge, MA: Alice James Books, (1979.). First edition - The first book - and only collection of poetry - by this noted novelist and short story writer. Most are about being a woman - and many are about being a pregnant woman. 72 pp. ISBN: 0-914086-294.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers (2 xx on bottom edge.)

    Book ID: 54298
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  • POEMS FOR PREGNANT LADIES. by Vojta, Janneli.
    Vojta, Janneli.
    POEMS FOR PREGNANT LADIES.

    Edition: Limited, signed edition.

    Olympia, WA: Tierra Madre Press, 1978. First edition - A slim chapbook of poems celebrating women and pregnancy, written while author was herself pregnant. #33 of 111 copies, hand-set and printed in 18pt Piranese, numbered and SIGNED by the author. In addition, the poet has INSCRIBED this with a small drawing, on the page facing the colophon. Photograph. Hand tied, unpaginated.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated light grey wrappers (some fading and sunning to the covers).

    Book ID: 35608
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