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1 Boyden, Anna L. WAR REMINISCENCES. A RECORD OF MRS. REBECCA R. POMEROY'S EXPERIENCE IN WAR TIMES.
Boston: D. Lothrop Company, (1884) . 
4 3/4" x 7 3/4". 250 pp. + 4 pp. ads a the back. Hinges and joints professionally repaired. Bound in its original, floral screenprinted cloth boards. This scarce record of a "noble type of good heroic womanhood" tells the story of Rebecca R. Pomeroy, a widowed northern woman who served as an army nurse in the American Civil War. She cared for wounded Union troops and later for the family of Abraham Lincoln in the White House when Lincoln's sons Tad and Willie were sick and when Mrs. Lincoln was overcome by grief in the aftermath of Willie's death. Book appears to have been reprinted in 1887 under the title Echoes from Hospital and White House.

 
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2 Collis, Septima M. (mrs. General Charles H.t. Collis). A WOMAN'S TRIP TO ALASKA: BEING AN ACCOUNT OF A VOYAGE THROUGH THE INLAND SEAS OF THE SITKAN ARCHIPELAGO IN 1890.
New York: Cassell Publishing Company, (1890). 
194 pp. Red cloth spine with light blue cloth boards. Title and picture of a totem pole stamped in gilt on front cover. Top edge gilt. New endpapers. Edges and corners heavily rubbed. Some bumping to head and foot of spine. Folding frontispiece of Muir Glacier, photographs, illustrations, and map. The author writes of her book, “My sole object, is to put on paper, for the benefit of others, the impressions made upon me by the voyage, and to explain how this delightful excursion can be enjoyed without the slightest fatigue or discomfort, and at a trifling expense.” Includes a description of her visit to Alaska Company's Gold Mine (commonly called the Treadwell Mine) and descriptions of Sitka and Juneau along with other sites in the Northwest and Alaska.

 
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3 Coolbrith, Ina. CALIFORNIA.
San Francisco: Book Club of California [Printed by John Henry Nash], 1918. Cloth 
Quarto. ii, 9pp. 1 of 500 copies printed by John Henry Nash. Early Book Club of California Publication (seventh). Coolbrith, named the first Poet Laureate of California in 1915, was asked to compose a poem for the third commencement of the University of California in 1871, the first time a woman had been asked to write a commencement poem for any American university. According to Gary Kurutz, California State Librarian, in his book CALIFORNIA PRINTING, though the poem was published in several formats beginning in 1881, in 1917, " the Publications Committee of the Book Club of California decided to produce a fine press edition of Coolbrith's 'love song' . Coolbrith, then the reigning Poet Laureate of California, agreed to write a short introduction. The committee commissioned John Henry Nash, the distinguished San Francisco printer, to print 500 copies to be sold for $2 each." A leak in the BCC's office sometime during 1920 ruined some of the 500 copies. This copy in better than very good condition.

 
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4 Crafts, Mrs. E.P.R. PIONEER DAYS IN THE SAN BERNARDINO VALLEY.
Redlands, California: Kingsley, Moles & Collins Co., 1906. First edition 
Sm.8vo. 5 3/4" x 7 3/4". [1-11]12-214 pp. Frontispiece portrait, 24 additional leaves of portraits and plates. Brown cloth, front cover and spine stamped in gilt. Boards lightly rubbed. Very good. Arriving in the Valley at age 29, in 1854, Hannah Crafts lived there for the rest of her long life, eventful life. She wrote this book at age 80, and according to E.I. Edwards, "Mrs. Craft's book makes for interesting reading and it may well be considered one of the more important among the relatively few source records available for the early history of the San Bernardino Valley." Cowan (II), p. 149; Edwards, p. 61; Rocq 7104.

 
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5 Crafts, Mrs. E.P.R. PIONEER DAYS IN THE SAN BERNARDINO VALLEY.
Redlands, California: Kingsley, Moles & Collins Co., 1906. First edition 
Sm.8vo. 5 3/4" x 7 3/4". [1-11]12-214 pp. Frontispiece portrait, 24 additional leaves of portraits and plates. Brown cloth, front cover and spine stamped in gilt. Boards lightly rubbed. Very good. Arriving in the Valley at age 29, in 1854, Hannah Crafts lived there for the rest of her long life, eventful life. She wrote this book at age 80, and according to E.I. Edwards, "Mrs. Craft's book makes for interesting reading and it may well be considered one of the more important among the relatively few source records available for the early history of the San Bernardino Valley." Cowan (II), p. 149; Edwards, p. 61; Rocq 7104.

 
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6 Davis, Almond H. THE FEMALE PREACHER, OR THE MEMOIR OF SALOME LINCOLN, AFTERWARDS THE WIFE OF ELDER JUNIA S. MOWRY.
Providence: Elder J.S. Mowry at the Bookstore of Isaac Wilcox, 5 Market Square. Boston: For sale by D.S. King and Co., No. 1 Cornhill, 1843. 
16mo. 4" x 6 1/4". [i-iii]iv-viii, 2-162 pp. Brown cloth, elaborately blind stamped. Title and design on spine stamped in gilt. Corners lightly rubbed. Some bumping to head and tail of spine. 1/2" of the cloth on the edge of the front board is faded from top to bottom. Tissue-guarded frontispiece engraving of Salome Lincoln. Very good. The eldest of six children born to Ambrose and Susanna Weston Lincoln, Salome Lincoln was born in Raynham, Massachusetts, grew up in a Christian home, and experienced a religious conversion at age 15. Preaching her first sermon in 1827, she financially supported herself by working in factories. In 1829 she led the weavers at Taunton in a walkout when the owners reduced their wages. Shortly after this event, Lincoln devoted her full time to preaching. As an itinerant minister, she preached 12 revival meetings in Boston and on many occasions at Martha's Vineyard. She married Junia S. Mowry in 1835 and continued to preach occasionally, until she died following complications from the birth of her second child. Almond Davis, who compiled her memoir, presents her as an egalitarian preacher even though she was a member of the Baptist Church. He writes, "Her labors were not confined … to any particular denomination. She was not possessed with narrow contracted sectarian views, it was not congenial with her nature. Whenever, or wherever she found the image of Christ, soul mingled with soul, and to such a one, she felt that she was bound by a chord stronger than earthly, and by ties dearer than those which unite parties, sects and denominations; and with such a one, though she might differ on some minor points, she could heartily join, in carrying forward all the benevolent enterprises of the day. Her's [sic] was a Divine mission; her credentials she received from the Prince of princes, and to his tribunal alone she stood accountable" (92). An important record of an early American female preacher. We find no copies offered at auction in the past 30 years and OCLC only locates Microform copies of this work.

 
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7 Drury, Clifford Merrill. ELKANAH AND MARY WALKER: PIONEERS AMONG THE SPOKANE INDIANS. SIGNED.
Caldwell, Idaho: The Caxton Printers, Ltd. , 1940. First edition/ Limted: #431/500 copies Very Good + in Chipped DJ 
Sm. Quarto. 283pp. Photographs, appendices, bibliography, index. This copy bears the bookplate of Irene Simpson. Irene Simpson was a woman of numerous talents, not the least of which was being the first woman president of the California Historical Society (1970). She graduated from Stanford and later worked for Wells Fargo Bank and Union Trust Company. She spent almost 30 years compiling and documenting a mixed collection of books, artifacts, pamphlets, photographs, articles, and ephemera on the era between Wells Fargo's founding in 1852 and the San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906. She became nationally known as a speaker on Wells Fargo and the American West. She later married historian Aubrey Neasham, a restorer of Old Sacramento.

 
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8 Fergurson, Anna. THE YOUNG LADY.
Lowell, MA: Nathaniel L. Dayton, 1848. First edition 
32mo. 3" x 4 1/2". vi, [7]-144pp. All edges gilt. Blindstamped brown cloth with floral devices. On the front cover is a gilt center ornament of flowers, two hearts, and a key. Title and decorative devices on spine in gilt. Hand-colored, tissue-guarded frontispiece. Very good, with only slight fading to the gilt on spine. A collection of poetry and prose, compiled to instruct young, Christian ladies "in the attainment of excellence which all desire, and which all should pursue, as intelligent and accountable beings" (Preface). The pieces chosen for the book were written by Catherine Beecher, Lydia Marie Child, Margaret Coxe, and Theodore Parker, among others. Topics covered include, "Social Intercourse", "Idle Daughters", "Government of the Thoughts", and "Duties of Women to their Country", and many more.

 
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9 Fowler, William, W. WOMAN ON THE FRONTIER A Valuable and Authentic History of the Heroism, Adventures, Privations, Captivities, Trials, and Noble Lives and Deaths of the "Pioneer Mothers of the Republic"
Hartford: S.S. Scranton and Co., 1877. First edition Cloth Very Good 
8vo. 527 pages. 16 leaves of plates. Copyright date is 1876 and imprint date on title page is 1877. Very scarce in first edition. Not in Sabin. Not in Howes. Eberstadt shows an 1878 date. Dark green blindstamped boards with bright, intact gilt titles on front board and spine. Shelfwear, corners bent. Fraying beginning at top of spine. Foxing to illustrated half-title page and its tissue guard. Slight rubbing to boards. Else very good.

 
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10 Frear, Mary Dillingham. MY ISLANDS: VERSES.
New York: Frank D. Beattys and Co., 1911. First edition Cloth Very Good + 
Another copy. 12mo., 70pp. Ribbed gray cloth covers with gold lettering . Gift inscription on ffep by contemporary owner.

 
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11 Frear, Mary Dillingham. OVER TWO SEAS: THE LOG OF A SPINSTER.
New York: Harold Vinal Ltd., 1928. First edition Cloth Very Good in Very Good DJ 
Sm. 8vo. 237 pp. Toning to endpapers, few small stains on foredge. Light shelfwear. Red pictorial dustjacket with light fading to spine. Travelogue of Europe, Egypt, and the Holy Land presented as letters. Book was written by the wife Walter F. Frear, the third territorial governor of Hawaii (governor from 1907-1913). She was also the daughter of parents who early settlers of Hawaii (1832).

 
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12 Howe, Lucretia T. HOME SONGS AND CHRONICLES OF THE ELLIS.
Rumford Falls, Maine: Rumford Falls Publishing Co., 1899. First edition Cloth Very Good + 
Sm. 8vo. xv, [l], 160 p., [6] leaves of plates. : ill. Brown cloth with title and pine cone design stamped in gilt on front board and spine. Inscribed by author. Lovely collection of poems about the author's home and family gatherings in Maine. A delightful celebration of birthdays, holidays, and cozy pastoral dwellings. Black and white photographs of the places mentioned in the poems. Uncommon.

Found only 4 copies on worldcat 9/07. 
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13 Leonard, Elizabeth Jane. THE CALL OF THE WESTERN PRAIRIE.
New York: Library Publishers, 1952. First edition Cloth Very Good+ in Near Fine DJ 
8vo. 339 pp. Green cloth binding. Frontis photograph of Buffalo Bill at the Battle of Wounded Knee and other inserted plates. Bit of soiling to top edge. Beautiful pictorial white, blue, and green dustjacket is in near fine condition.

 
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14 Leslie, Miriam Florence [Mrs. Frank]. CALIFORNIA: A PLEASURE TRIP FROM GOTHAM TO THE GOLDEN GATE (SIGNED).
New York: G.W. Carleton & Co., 1877. 
First edition. 8vo. (viii) 286pp. +2 publisher's advertisements. Numerous wood engravings (23 full page, 25 tailpieces, 33 headpieces). Original green cloth with black stamping and bright gilt lettering to spine; lavender endpapers. Laid in is an utograph sentiment SIGNED from the author, dated 1891 by its recipient. The sentiment reads, "A sorrow grandly/borne becomes a/jewel. Frank Leslie." Minor wear to extremities; light stain to lower board. 1" closed tear p. 165 (page uncut) otherwise near fine.

 
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15 Peckham, Lizzie Cross. POEMS.
Los Angeles: LIzzie Cross Peckham, 1905. Else very good. 
12mo. Dark red cloth embossed with bright gilt flower design and the words, "Souvenir of California". Head and foot of spine bumped. Corners gently rubbed. Previous owner name stamped on both front and rear endpapers. A charming book of poems about the different areas of California -- Tahoe, Los Angeles, Santa Clara Valley.

 
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16 Ricketts, Mrs. Fanny. WOMEN OF THE WAR.
1866. First edition 


 
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