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Beach, E.

Pelayo.

Author's Corrected Copy
Beach, Elizabeth T. Porter. Pelayo: An Epic Of The Olden Moorish Time. New York: D. Appleton and Company, (1864).
8vo.; violet; marbled cloth; stamped in gilt; a.e.g.; hinges tender.   
First edition. Beach's corrected copy, with her autograph corrections and a...

Pelayo.

Beach, Sylvia.

Shakespeare and Company.

Shakespeare and Company.

Beach, Sylvia.

Paris in the Twenties.

Paris in the Twenties.

Beach, Sylvia.

Shakespeare and Company.

Beach, Sylvia.

Paris in the Twenties.

Beach, Sylvia.

James Joyce Archive [see description below for inventory].

Sylvia Beach
Personal material from Sylvia Beach, the godmother of literary modernism, and arguably the most important female publisher in the 20th century. She and her partner Adrienne Monnier hosted and supported the whole of ex-patriate Paris in Beach's shop, Shakespeare and Company, where...

Beals, Jessie Tarbox.

Songs of a Wanderer.

Inscribed.

Beauvoir, Simone de.

Coming of Age, The.

First American edition, inscribed to Nelson Algren.

Beauvoir, Simone.

Le Deuxieme Sexe.

The True First Edition
De Beauvoir, Simone. Le Deuxième Sexe. Paris: Gallimard, (1949).
2 vols., 8vos.; pages fresh and bright; publisher's decorative binding, designed by Mario Prassinos: black, gray, blue, and gilt geometric African-influenced design (Vol. I); black, green, rust and gilt...

Beauvoir, Simone.

Second Sex, The.

The First American Edition
Rare In This Condition
De Beauvoir, Simone. The Second Sex. Translated and edited by H.M. Parshley. New York: Knopf, 1953.
Large, thick 8vo; bright turquoise cloth boards; navy cloth spine; stamped in blind and gilt; spine stamping lightly worn, else covers as...

Second Sex, The.

Beauvoir, Simone.

LETTERS: 90 Autograph letters, in French, signed, from Beauvoir to Helen Wenck.

A Trove Of De Beauvoir Letters
De Beauvoir, Simone. 90 autograph letters, in French, signed, "S. de Beauvoir" and later, "Simone," to Helen Wenck, July 20, 1962-January 15, 1986.
This correspondence to an American friend, spanning over twenty years, reveals Beauvoir's desire to keep up a...

Beauvoir, Simone.

Tout Compte Fait.

A Remarkable Group Of Presentations
To One Of Her Oldest Friends
De Beauvoir, Simone. La Force des Choses. (Paris): Gallimard, (1963).
8vo.; printed wrappers, soiled; spine unglued from first signature. In a cloth slipcase.
Together with:
De Beauvoir, Simone. La Femme Rompue. L'âge...

Beauvoir, Simone.

La Ceremonie des Adieux.

A Remarkable Group Of Presentations
To One Of Her Oldest Friends
De Beauvoir, Simone. La Force des Choses. (Paris): Gallimard, (1963).
8vo.; printed wrappers, soiled; spine unglued from first signature. In a cloth slipcase.
Together with:
De Beauvoir, Simone. La Femme Rompue. L'âge...

Beauvoir, Simone.

Memoires d'une jeune fille rangee.

Inscribed To Her Friend And Publisher
De Beauvoir, Simone. Memoires d'une Jeaune Fille Rangee. Paris: Gallimard, [1958].
8vo.; black, white and red printed self-wrappers; protective tissue still present; a pristine copy. In a specially made quarter-morocco slipcase.
First edition of...

Beauvoir, Simone.

Mandarins, The.

De Beauvoir, Simone. The Mandarins. Cleveland: The World Publishing Company, 1956.
Thick 8vo.; top-edge stained blue; red and blue cloth; decoratively stamped in gilt; in the publisher's blue paper-covered slipcase.
First American edition, deluxe issue, 500 numbered copies; signed by...

Mandarins, The.

Beauvoir, Simone.

La Force des Choses.

A Remarkable Group Of Presentations
To One Of Her Oldest Friends
De Beauvoir, Simone. La Force des Choses. (Paris): Gallimard, (1963).
8vo.; printed wrappers, soiled; spine unglued from first signature. In a cloth slipcase.
Together with:
De Beauvoir, Simone. La Femme Rompue. L'âge...

Beauvoir, Simone.

La Femme Rompue.

A Remarkable Group Of Presentations
To One Of Her Oldest Friends
De Beauvoir, Simone. La Force des Choses. (Paris): Gallimard, (1963).
8vo.; printed wrappers, soiled; spine unglued from first signature. In a cloth slipcase.
Together with:
De Beauvoir, Simone. La Femme Rompue. L'âge...

Beauvoir, Simone.

La Vieillesse.

Beauvoir, Simone.

LETTER: ALS to William Phillips, editor of the Partisan Review. (w/ WP TLC).

Beauvoir's First U.S. Lecture Tour
De Beavoir, Simone. Autograph letter signed "S. de Beauvoir," to William Phillips, March 10, [1947]; one leaf of lined paper; recto and verso covered. In a specially made cloth folder.
Boxed together with:
Phillips, William. Typed letter signed...

LETTER: ALS to William Phillips, editor of the Partisan Review. (w/ WP TLC).

Beauvoir, Simone.

LETTERS: Letters to her sister.

Simone de Beauvoir's Letters to her Sister
Beauvoir, Simone de. Letters to Hélène de Beauvoir. 1954-1957.
A remarkable collection of 14 letters in French from Beauvoir to her younger sister Hélène, written during the period when Beauvoir and her companion Jean-Paul Sartre were frequently...

Beauvoir, Simone.

Second Sex - Manuscript.

Simone de Beauvoir's The Second Sex:
Early Working Manuscript
Beauvoir, Simone. Essai de la Situation de la Femme [Le Deuxième Sexe]. Ca. late 1940s.
Ca. 192 manuscript pages on 97 leaves of graph paper and occasional thin unprinted writing paper, including cover; composed in blue and...

Beauvoir, Simone.

Manuscript.

One leaf, two pages; with two publicity photos.

Beauvoir, Simone.

Deuxieme Sexe, Le. (The Second Sex).

Inscribed
De Beauvoir, Simone. Le Deuxieme Sexe.  Les Faits et Les Mythes I - L'experience Vecue. II. Paris: Gallimard, 1949.
2 vols., 8vo.; printed wrappers. In a specially made slipcase.
First edition, one of 2000 numbered copies, 2150 copies the entire edition. A presentation set,...

Becker, Lydia E.

Liberty, Equality, Fraternity. Slipcased with 6188.

Becker, Lydia E. The Franchise for Women. Reprinted, by permission, from the "Contemporary Review," for March, 1867. Manchester: A. Ireland & Co., Printers, [1867].
8vo.; 15 pages; self-wrappers.
Boxed together with:
Becker, Lydia E. Liberty, Equality, Fraternity. A reply to Mr....

Becker, Lydia E.

Franchise for Women, The. Slipcased with 7667.

Becker, Lydia E. The Franchise for Women. Reprinted, by permission, from the "Contemporary Review," for March, 1867. Manchester: A. Ireland & Co., Printers, [1867].
8vo.; 15 pages; self-wrappers.
Boxed together with:
Becker, Lydia E. Liberty, Equality, Fraternity. A reply to Mr....

Beecher, Catharine E.

Suggestions Respecting Improvements in Education.

Catharine Beecher on Education
Inscribed by Harriet Beecher Stowe, age 18
[Education] Beecher, Catharine E. Suggestions Respecting Improvements in Education. Presented to the Trustees of the Hartford Female Seminary, and Published at Their Request. Hartford, [Conn.]: Packard & Butler, 1829.
...

Beecher, Catharine E., appendix) Brockett, L.P., ed.

Something for Women Better than the Ballot.” IN Woman: Her Rights, Wrongs, Privileges, and Responsibilities.

Beecher, Catharine E. "Something for Women Better than the Ballot." Appendix A in Woman: Her Rights, Wrongs, Privileges, and Responsibilities. By L.P. Brockett, M.D. Hartford, CT/Cincinnati, OH: L. Stebbins/Henry Howe, 1870.
8vo.; 20 full-page illustrations; library plate to front pastedown;...

Beecher, Catharine)

Duty of American Women.

Beecher, Catharine) Anonymous.

Sketches of Universal History, Compiled from Several Authors.

[Beecher, Catharine] Anonymous. (Pierce, Sarah). Sketches of Universal History. Compiled from several authors. For the use of schools. Volume I. New Haven, CT: Printed by Joseph Baker, 1811.
16mo.; contemporary ownership signature on first leaf and front cover; few minor emendations to the...

Beecher, Catharine, founder) Slade, William.

Fifth Annual Report of the General Agent of the Board of National Popular Education (..).

(Beecher, Catherine, founder) Board of National Popular Education. William Slade. Fifth
Annual Report of the General Agent of the Board of National Popular Education, with the
Constitution of the Board. Cleveland: 1852.
8vo.; printed wrappers.
First edition of a pamphlet also printing Receipts...

Beecher, Catharine.

Evils Suffered, The, by American Women and American Children.

Beecher, Miss C[atharine].E. The Evils Suffered by American Women and American Children: The Causes and the Remedy. Presented in an address by Miss C.E. Beecher. To meetings of ladies in Cincinnati, Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, and other cities. Also, an address to the Protestant...

Evils Suffered, The, by American Women and American Children.

Beecher, Isabella) Hooker, John.

Some Reminiscences of a Long Life.

[Beecher, Isabella]. Hooker, John. Some Reminiscences of a Long Life. With a Few Articles on Moral and Social Subjects of Present Interest. Hartford, CT: Belknap & Warfield, 1899.
8vo.; frontispiece portrait of John Hooker; pale green cloth, stamped in gilt; spine lightly frayed, pinhole.
...

Some Reminiscences of a Long Life.

Beecher, Isabella.

Memorial of the Connecticut Woman Suffrage Association to the Constitutional Convention

Beecher, Isabella . Memorial of the Connecticut Woman Suffrage Association to the Constitutional Convention Assembled in Hartford, Connecticut, January 1, 1902, and An Argument Thereon. (Hartford, CT: Printed by Plimpton Mfg. Co. 1902.)
8vo.; new printed wrappers; string-tied.      
A...

Memorial of the Connecticut Woman Suffrage Association to the Constitutional Convention

Beecher, Isabella.

Constitutional Rights of the Women of the United States.

Beecher, Isabella. The Constitutional Rights of the Women of the United States. An address before the international council of women, Washington, D.C., March 30, 1888. [Washington, D.C.]: Fowles and Miller, 1888.
8vo.; two NYPL stamps and one indicating that this has been microfilmed; wrappers,...

Behn, Aphra.

Plays. Histories and Novels Written by the Late Ingenious Mrs. Behn.

Behn, Aphra. Plays Written by the Late Ingenious Mrs. Behn. In Four Volumes. The Third Edition. London: Printed for Mary Poulson and sold by A. Bettesworth, 1724.
4 vols., 12mo.; foxed; endpapers offset from binding turn-ins; green ribbon bookmarks in each volume; contemporary ownership...

Plays. Histories and Novels  Written by the Late Ingenious Mrs. Behn.

Belmont, O.H.P.

Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage. Farewell to the Women Envoys to the West.

[Suffrage] Belmont,  O.H.P. Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage. Farewell to the Women Envoys to the West. New York: n.p., n.d. (ca.1919).
Broadside, 6 X 10";printed black on tan stock; lightly browned; creases from folding; light printing on verso.
(#4656418)

Bengis, Esther.

I Am a Rabbi's Wife.

I Am a Rabbi’s Wife.

Bent, Matilda.

Working manuscript on the female condition.

Autograph Essay Draft:
"I have always felt that I was the victim of a great wrong"
Bent, Matilda. Autograph Essay Draft Signed "Matilda W.C. Bent." West Somerville, Mass. 01/28/1911; one 7 ¼ x 9 ¾ -inch leaf "City Hall, Somerville, Mass." stationery; red ink; creased where folded.
A...

Working manuscript on the female condition.

Berlin, Brigid.

Fourteen Trip Books.

Brigid Berlin's Trip Books
The Trip Books of Brigid Berlin and her cohorts at the center of Andy Warhol's Factory document the art scene and socio-political milieu of the 1960s and 70s in diaries comprised of collages, drawings, poems, photos, letters, news clippings, drug labels, and other...

Berlin, Brigid.

Collection, including dozens of polaroids, a few trip books, and occasional correspondence.

Brigid Berlin Collection
Brigid Berlin is the daughter of Richard Berlin, who directed the Hearst media empire for 52 years.  Though raised in elite social circles, Berlin became a self-described "troublemaker" and spent most of her life reacting against, and sending up, the social conventions...

Collection, including dozens of polaroids, a few trip books, and occasional correspondence.

Bernhardt, Sarah)

Martin Beck Offers Madame Sarah Bernhardt in Vaudeville.

Bernhardt, Sarah. Martin Beck Offers Madame Sarah Bernhardt in Vaudeville. With her own company from the theatre Sarah Bernhardt, Paris in an act from these plays from her repertoire. (New York: Martin Beck, 1912).
8vo.; cream wrappers, string-tied; lightly soiled; small crease in top left...

Martin Beck Offers Madame Sarah Bernhardt in Vaudeville.

Bernhardt, Sarah)

39 Photographs.

Bernhardt, Sarah. Photographs by Nadar and others. 1862-[ ].
4 x 5 ¾ inches, mounted on printed cards 4 ½ x 6 ½ inches.
Boxed together with:
2 ¼ x 3 ½ inches, mounted on printed cards 2 ½ x 4 ¼ inches.
A collection of 39 rare photographs of Sarah Bernhardt, many by Felix...

39 Photographs.

Bernhardt, Sarah) Banville, Theodore.

Les Exiles…

Rebound by Bernhardt for her Library
[Bernhardt, Sarah]. de Banville, Théodore. Les Exilés. Odelettes, amethystes rimes dorees, rondels, les princesses trente-six ballade joyeuses. Édition définitive. Paris: G. Charpentier, 1878.
8vo.; edges foxed; three-quarter marbled boards, lower...

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