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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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  • Myerson, Julie
    SLEEPWALKING.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Doubleday, (1995.). First edition - The author's very highly praised first novel - the story of a young woman's sensual liberation - when she begins an affair in the eighth month of her pregnancy. 207 pp.

    Condition: Good only (soiling to edges of textblock, some reading wear.)

    Book ID: 35259
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  • SLEEPWALKING. by Myerson, Julie
    Myerson, Julie
    SLEEPWALKING.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Doubleday, (1995.). First edition - The author's very highly praised first novel - the story of a young woman's sensual liberation - when she begins an affair in the eighth month of her pregnancy. 207 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 83987
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  • THE BODY IS WATER. by Schumacher, Julie.
    Schumacher, Julie.
    THE BODY IS WATER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: SOHO Press, (1995). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, a finalist for the 1996 Earnest Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for First Fiction and an ALA Notable Book of the Year. "A pregnant, unmarried schoolteacher returns to her childhood home in a New Jersey seaside resort town in this expertly wrought, acutely observed first novel. Jane Haus narrates the last six months of her pregnancy, during which she revives relationships with her crotchety father and her older sister and struggles to understand the lasting emotional damage wrought upon them by her unhappy mother's illness and death." (PW) SIGNED on the title page. 262 pp. ISBN: 1-569470421.

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

    Book ID: 83870
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  • THE MOTHER'S GUIDE TO SEX: Enjoying Your Sexuality Through All Stages of Motherhood. by Semans, Anne and Cathy Winks.
    Semans, Anne and Cathy Winks.
    THE MOTHER'S GUIDE TO SEX: Enjoying Your Sexuality Through All Stages of Motherhood.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    New York: Three Rivers Press / Crown, (2001). First edition - A hip, no-holds-barred guide to combining the joy of sex with the joy of motherhood. Notes, resources, index. Slightly oversized square format. 367 pp. ISBN: 0-812932749.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 84477
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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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  • DATING BIG BIRD. by Zigman, Laura.
    Zigman, Laura.
    DATING BIG BIRD.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Dell, (2001). The author's second novel. A humorous look at modern life - and how far it can be from our expectations. 246 pp,. ISBN: 0-38533412.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 83800
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