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Hannah Adams, 1755-1831

A Memoir of Miss Hannah Adams, Written by Herself with Additional Notices, by a Friend. Boston: Gray and Bowen, 1832.

Aphra Behn, 1640?-1689

All the Histories and Novels Written by the Late Ingenious Mrs. A. Behn. London: Printed for the Chapman at the Angel, 1698. Third edition with additions.

Frances Hodgson Burnett, 1849-1924

The Secret Garden. New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1911.

Fanny Burney, 1752-1840

Camilla: Or, a Picture of Youth by the Author of Evelina and Cecilia. London: Printed for T. Payne, T. Cadell, and W. Davies, 1796. 5 vols. First edition.

Cecilia, or Memoirs of an Heiress. By the Author of Evelina. London: Printed for T. Payne and Son, and T. Cadell, 1782. 5 vols. First edition.

Elizabeth Carter, 1717-1806

Memoirs of the Life of Mrs. Elizabeth Carter, with a New Edition of Her Poems, Some of Which Have Never Appeared before; to Which Are Added Some Miscellaneous Essays in Prose, Together with Her Notes on the Bible, and Answers to Objections Concerning the Christian Religions by the Rev. Montagu Pennington, M.A. London: Printed for F.C. and J. Rivington, 1807. First edition.

A Series of Letters between Mrs. Elizabeth Carter and Miss Catherine Talbot, from the Year 1741 to 1770: To Which Are Added, Letters from Mrs. Elizabeth Carter to Mrs. Vesey, between the Years 1763 and 1787; Published from the Original Manuscripts in the Possession of the Rev. Montagu Pennington. London: Printed for F.C. and J. Rivington, 1809. 4 vols. First edition.

Willa Cather, 1873-1947

April Twilights. Boston: The Gorham Press, 1903. First edition.

Death Comes for the Archbishop. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1927. First edition, first trade issue.

Death Comes for the Archbishop. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1929. Limited edition, signed by author and illustrated with drawings by Harold Von Schmidt.

Death Comes for the Archbishop. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1929. Illustrated edition with drawings by Harold Von Schmidt.

A Lost Lady. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1923. First edition, first trade issue.

A Lost Lady. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1923. First edition, first issue.

Lucy Gayheart. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1935. First edition, first trade issue.

The Professor’s House. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1925. First edition, first trade issue.

Sapphira and the Slave Girl. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940. First edition, first trade issue.

The Troll Garden. New York: McClure, Phillips & Co., 1905. First edition, second issue.

Kate Chopin, 1851-1904

Bayou Folk. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1894. First editon.

Mlle. Clairon (Claire-Josèphe-Hippolyte Léris de la Tude), 1723-1803

Mémoires d'Hyppolite Clairon et réflexions sur la déclamation théatrale; publiés par elle-même. Paris: F. Buisson, an VII de la République, 1799. Second edition, revised and corrected.

Maria Edgeworth, 1767-1849

Frank a Sequel to Frank in Early Lessons. London: Printed for R. Hunter, and Baldwin Cradock and Joy, 1822. 3 vols. First edition.

Moral Tales for Young People. London, New York: George Routledge and Sons, 188-? New edition with eight illustrations.

Maria Graham (Lady Callcott), 1785-1842

Journal of a Residence in Chile, during the Year 1822. And a Voyage from Chile to Brazil in 1823. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, and John Murray, 1824.

Journal of a Voyage to Brazil, and Residence There, during Part of the Years 1821, 1822, 1823. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1824.

Sarah Josepha Buell Hale, 1788-1879

Godey’s Lady’s Book.

Gail Hamilton, 1833-1896

Woman’s Wrongs: A Counter-Irritant. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1868. First edition.

Woman’s Worth and Worthlessness. The Complement to "A New Atmosphere." New York: Harper & Brothers, 1872. First edition.

Matilda Charlotte Houstoun, 1815?-1892

Texas and the Gulf of Mexico; or Yachting in the New World. London: John Murray, 1844.

Mrs. Lovechild, 1743-1813

Cobwebs to Catch Flies: or, Dialogues in Short Sentences Adapted to Children from the Age of  Three to Eight Years. London: Printed and Sold by J. Marshall and Co., [1783].

Mary Masters, 1706?-1759?

Poems on Several Occasions. London: Printed by T. Browne for the author, 1733.

Elizabeth Robinson Montagu, 1720-1800

An Essay on the Writings and Genius of Shakespear, Compared with the Greek and French Dramatic Poets with Some Remarks upon the Misrepresentations of Mons. de Voltaire. London: Printed for J. Dodsley . . . , 1769. First edition.

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, 1689-1762

The Letters and Works of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu. Edited by Her Great Grandson Lord Wharncliffe. London: Richard Bentley, 1837. 3 vols. Second edition, revised.

The Works of the Right Honorable Lady Mary Wortley Montagu. Including Her Correspondence, Poems, and Essays. Published by Permission from Her Genuine Papers. London: Printed for Richard Phillips, 1803. 5 vols.

Hannah More, 1745-1833

Florio: A Tale, for Fine Gentlemen and Fine Ladies: and, The Bas Bleu; or, Conversation: Two Poems. London: T. Cadell, 1786.

Hints toward Forming the Moral Character of a Young Princess. London: Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies, in the Strand, 1819. Fifth edition. Inscribed by Hannah More to Lady Arland. Fore-edge paintings.

Naomi Shihab Nye

Arabic Coffee. Madison: Iguana Press, 1986. Limited edition of 200 copies.

Invisible. [Denton, TX]: The Trilobite Press, 1987. Printed in commemoration of a reading by Nye for the Friends of the UNT Libraries.

The Miracle of Typing. Madison: Iguana Press, 1991. Limited edition of 200 copies.

On the Edge of the Sky. Madison: Iguana Press, 1981. Limited edition of 190 copies.

Tomorrow We Smile: A Short Story. Madison: Iguana Press, 1990. Limited edition of 100 copies.

Flannery O’Connor, 1925-1964

A Good Man Is Hard to Find. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1955. First edition.

Sarah Pennington, ?-1783

An Unfortunate Mother’s Advice to Her Absent Daughters in the Letter to Miss Pennington. London: Printed by H. Hughes for J. Walter, 1773. Sixth edition.

Hester Lynch Thrale Piozzi, 1741-1821

Anecdotes of the Late Samuel Johnson, LL.D. during the Last Twenty Years of His Life. London: Printed for T. Cadell, 1786. Second edition.

British Synonymy; or, An Attempt at Regulating the Choice of Words in Familiar Conversation. Inscribed, with Sentiments of Gratitude and Respect, to Such of Her Foreign Friends as Have Made English Literature Their Peculiar Study. Dublin: Printed by William Porter for P. Byrne, and W. Jones, 1794.

Katherine Anne Porter, 1890-1980

Flowering Judas. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1930. First edition, limited to 600 copies.

Katherine Anne Porter’s French Song-Book. Paris: Harrison of Paris, 1933. First edition.

My Chinese Marriage. New York: Duffield and Company, 1921. First edition.

Pale Horse, Pale Rider. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1939. First edition.

Christina Rossetti, 1830-1894

Goblin Market and Other Poems. London and Cambridge: Macmillan and Co., 1865. Second edition. Designed and illustrated by Dante Gabriel Rossetti.l

Goblin Market. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Co., [1933]. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.

New Poems by Christina Rossetti Hitherto Unpublished or Uncollected. Ed. William Michael Rossetti. London and New York: Macmillan and Co., 1896. First edition.

The Prince’s Progress and Other Poems. London: Macmillan & Co., 1866. Designed and illustrated by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, engraved by W.J. Linton. First edition.

Speaking Likenesses. London: Macmillan and Co., 1874. First edition. Illustrated by Arthur Hughes.

Dorothy Scarborough, 1878-1935

In the Land of Cotton. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1923. First edition.

The Wind. New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1925. First edition.

Sarah Scott, 1723-1795

A Description of Millenium Hall, and the Country Adjacent: Together with the Characters of the Inhabitants, and Such Historical Anecdotes and Reflections, as May Excite in the Reader Proper Sentiments of Humanity, and Lead the Mind to the Love of Virtue. By a Gentleman on His Travels. London: Printed for J. Newbery, 1762. First edition.

Joanna Southcott, 1750-1814

A Dispute between the Woman and the Powers of Darkness. London: Marchant and Galabin, 1813. Second edition

The Third Book of Wonders, Announcing the Coming of Shiloh; with a Call to the Hebrews. London: Printed by W.
Marchant, 1814.

The Trial of Joanna Southcott, During Seven Days, Which Commenced on the Fifth, and Ended on the Eleventh of December, 1804. At the Neckinger House, Bermondsey, Near London. London: Printed by S. Rousseau, sld by E.J. Field, W. Symonds, and the Miss Eveleighs, 1804.

Johanna Spyri, 1827-1901

Heidi: Her Years of Wandering and Learning: A Story for Children and Those Who Love Children. Trans. Louise Brooks. Boston: DeWolfe & Fiske Company, c1884. One of the first editions translated into English.

Heidi. Boston: Ginn and Company, 1899.

Heidi: A Story for Girls. Trans. H.A. Melcon. New York: A.L. Burt Company, 1901.

Heidi. Trans. Elisabeth P. Stork. Philadelphia and London: J.B. Lippincott Company, c1915.

Heidi. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1927. Illustrated by Constance Whittemore.

Gertrude Stein, 1874-1946

The Geographical History of America or the Relation of Human Nature to the Human Mind. New York: Random House, 1936. First edition.

Harriet Beecher Stowe, 1811-1896

Sunny Memories of Foreign Lands. Boston: Phillips, Sampson, and Company; New York: J.C. Derby, 1854. 2 vols.

Donna Tartt

The Secret History. New York: Knopf, 1992. Advanced reader’s edition, uncorrected proofs.

Mary Gladys Meredith Webb, 1881-1927

Armour Wherein He Trusted. London: Jonathan Cape, 1929. First edition.

The Chinese Lion. London: Bertram Rota, 1937. First edition.

"George Meredith in His Novels: An Appreciation." Typescript with pencil corrections in hand of author, written for the Meole Brace Literary Society, accompanied by an autographed letter of authentication from Henry Bertram Law Webb, dated 18 Nov. 1936.

The Golden Arrow. London: Constable, 1916. First edition.

Gone to Earth. London: Constable and Company, 1917. First edition.

Precious Bane: A Novel. London: Jonathan Cape, 1924. First edition.

The Spring of Joy: A Little Book of Healing. London and Toronto: J.M. Dent & Sons; New York: E.P. Dutton. First edition.

"The White Moth." Original typescript signed.

Eudora Welty, 1909-

The Bride of the Innisfallen and Other Stories. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1955. First edition.

A Curtain of Green. New York: Doubleday, Doran and Company, 1941. First edition.

The Golden Apples. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1949. First edition.

The Robber Bridegroom. New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1942. First edition.

Mary Wollstonecraft, 1759-1797

Original Stories from Real Life; with Conversations Calculated to Regulate the Affections, and Form the Mind to Truth and Goodness. London: Printed for J. Johnson, 1791. Designed and engraved by William Blake.

Virginia Woolf, 1882-1941

The Waves. London: The Hogarth Press, 1931. First edition.

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