Deluxe Edition


  • New York and Durham, NC: Grolier Club and Duke University, The, 2019.
  • 9.15 x 11 inches
  • leather spine, leather edge along the foredge of the covers, paste paper covered boards, gilt on front cover, rear cover and spine, cloth and pastepaper slipcase
  • 160 pages
  • ISBN: 9781605830810

Price: $850.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 134581

"The value of 'Five Hundred Years' went beyond the parade of exceptional women who managed to keep up with the guys, doing the things guys do. It lay in the show's interleaving of spectacular achievements and humble ones... At the Grolier, it was easy to find yourself gently and subversively nudged into reconsidering the parameters of 'achievement' altogether."
- Susan Tallman, The New York Review of Books

One of 1,100 copies, of which this is one of 95 copies signed and numbered by Lisa Unger Baskin, and specialy bound by Sarah Creighton of Easthampton, MA. With essays by Lisa Unger Baskin, Elizabeth C. Denlinger, and Laura Micham.

Women's work. The phrase usually conjures up domestic duties or occupations traditionally associated with women-such as teaching, nursing, or housekeeping. The Lisa Unger Baskin Collection upends those associations and makes the true breadth of women's contributions visible. By bringing together materials from across the centuries, Baskin reveals what has been hidden-that women have long pursued a startling range of careers and vocations and that through their work they have supported themselves, their families, and the causes they believed in.

In 2015, Baskin placed her expansive collection of books, manuscripts, photographs, ephemera, and artifacts at the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture at Duke University. This exhibition and catalogue introduce her collection to the public for the first time. The catalogue was designed by Miko McGinty, Inc., and printed in full color.