This month's topic: Women and Feminism
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The Flyleaf: IOBA Newsletter
September 2016
This Month: Women and Feminism

What better subject to explore than women and feminism when the country is in the middle of the first Presidential campaign where a woman is a candidate!

Our selection this month includes the arguments Susan B. Anthony and Matilda Joslyn Gage made before the US House of Representatives for the right of women to vote to Annie Lebeivotiz' photos of a wide variety of women, including a young Hillary Clinton.

Also presented are a book about women "problem solvers," a biography of Josephine Baker and essays by Gloria Steinem, travel books by women authors, and a look at poor working women in the early Twentieth Century.
Woman Suffrage - Arguments Before the Committee on the Judiciary. January 24, 1880.
 
(46th Congress, 2d Session. House of Representatives. Mis. Doc. No. 20) by United States House of Representatives;
Susan B.
Anthony; Matilda Joslyn Gage.
Washington: Government Printing Office,1880

Self wrappers, but appears to have been taken from a larger bound volume. Arguments to the Woman Suffrage Convention, sessions of which were held in Washington, with testimony by prominent suffragettes such as Susan B. Anthony and Matilda Joslyn Gage. Available Here.  
Women
Annie Leibovitz; Susan Sontag
New York: Random House,1999
First Edition
Hardcover, with Dust Jacket

SIGNED by the author and the illustrator.

A collaboration by one of our generation's most well-known photographers and the influential writer, critic, and social activist, who were also life partners for the last 15 years of Sontag's life. Photographs by Leibovitz taken specially for this book are paired with an essay by Sontag.

Included in the collection of images is that of a young Hillary Clinton!

The photographs by Annie Leibovitz in Women, taken especially for the book, encompass a broad spectrum of subjects: a rap artist, an astronaut, two Supreme Court justices, farmers, coal miners, movie stars, showgirls, rodeo riders, socialites, reporters, dancers, a maid, a general, a surgeon, the First Lady of the United States, the secretary of state, a senator, rock stars, prostitutes, teachers, singers, athletes, poets, writers, painters, musicians, theater directors, political activists, performance artists, and businesswomen. Available Here.
Problems Women Solved
Anna Pratt Simpson
San Francisco: Women's Board of the Panama Pacific International Exposition, 1916
First Edition
Hardcover, no Dust Jacket

INSCRIBED by the author to Biacna Conti, well-known San Francisco photographer.

A lovely book with over 100 tipped-in photos of distinguished women in full formal dress for their time. The writing is about these women, whose civil service and charitable contributions toward the San Francisco's Panama Pacific International Exposition in 1915, entertainment, receptions for dignitaries, and many other California events and functions was recorded herein. Available Here.
Cape to Cairo, The Record of a Historic Motor Journey
Stella Court Treatt  
Boston: Little, Brown, 1927
First Edition
Hardcover 
 
A party of six people set off from Cape Town in two Crossley light trucks in September 1924 and reached Cairo sixteen months and 12,732 miles later.

The author was the only woman on the expedition, and acted as cook, doctor, seamstress and diarist for the group. Although Treatt occasionally wished for "a big bath and silky clothes to wear," more often "I like[d] my shorts and would not trade them for a skirt."

A contemporary review praised the work for its highly readable style and also for being "more than a travel book. This is a diary in the best sense of being an intimate reflection of the writer's personality." Available Here.
Chinese Lanterns
Grace Thompson Seton
New York: Dodd, Mead, 1924
Second Printing
Hardcover

Seton (b. 1872) was the author of many travel books, several of which recounted her adventures hunting big game, fishing, and collecting specimens in the American and Canadian West with her naturalist husband Ernest Thompson.

Later, she became an advocate for women's rights and traveled internationally to learn about the condition of women abroad.

This book recounts her trip to China, during which she took pains to meet with women of various levels of influence and education and to describe how the role of women in Chinese society was changing, and where she felt reforms were needed. Available Here.
Josephine: The Hungry Heart
Chase, Chris; Baker, Jean-Claude
New York: Random House, 1993
First Edition - First Printing
Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 
SIGNED by author with inscription.
 
Josephine Baker was an American-born French dancer, jazz and pop music singer, and actress, who came to be known in various circles as the "Black Pearl," "Bronze Venus" "Jazz Cleopatra", and even the "Creole Goddess". Born Freda Josephine McDonald in St. Louis, Missouri, Baker became a citizen of France in 1937. She was fluent in both English and French.
 
Josephine Baker was the first black woman to star in a major motion picture, Zouzou (1934), and to become a world-famous entertainer. Baker refused to perform for segregated audiences in the United States and is noted for her contributions to the Civil Rights Movement.
 
In a volume filled with little-known facts and anecdotes, a man who was close to famed entertainer Josephine Baker reveals the truth behind her captivating legend.
 
First edition, first printing. No Flaws or Blemishes but some aging inside covers; Still Gift Quality. Dust Jacket like new in new clear protective Mylar sleeve. Illustrated with B/W photos. Available Here.
Four Years in the Underbrush: Adventures as a Working Woman in New York 
Anonymous  
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1921
First Edition
Hardcover 
   
Relates the experiences of an unskilled working woman during the United States involvement in World War I and the years after. Available Here.

Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions
Gloria Steinem
Holt Rinehart Winston, 1983
First Edition, First Printing
Hardcover with Dust Jacket

SIGNED by the author.

Steinem's first book is a series of short essays and memoirs. The titles range from "I Was a Playboy Bunny" to "Jackie Reconsidered." Available Here.
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