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Golden Hill: A Novel of Old New York
Francis Spufford
Who Cooked Adam Smith's Dinner?: A Story of Women and Economics
Katrine Marcal
Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference
Cordelia Fine
Tales from the Underworld
Hans Fallada
Public Library of Cincinnati, Ohio, circa 1874
Public Library of Cincinnati, Ohio, circa 1874

Retronaut.com has some great photos of the interior of the Public Library of Cincinnati, circa 1874, including the one above. 

 

I'm not sure I could take the heights in those upstairs stacks though, especially with such short railings on each landing.  Yikes!