Very Good / Very Good. Item #003479
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1924. First Edition. Octavo; Vol I viii + 435pp + Annex of pages A-K; Vol II extends pagination through p. 851, including 7 annexes and index. Mustard dust jackets on both volumes with textual panels front, back, and spine, printed in brown against Macmillan-logo patterned ground. Both volumes bound in dark aegean-blue cloth, with blind-stamped rules on front panels, and gilt rules and stamping on spines. Untrimmed fore-edge on Vol. II only.
Both dust jackets unclipped and soiled with light signs of liquid stains; chipping and wear at all jacket corners and edges, with jacket spines showing losses both top and bottom, especially Vol I; mid-spine tear on Vol I, and rear panel tear on Vol II, now closed and stabilized in mylar. Cloth on both volumes clean, color as new, with only slight scuffing at nudged spine crowns and feet. Gilding on spines brilliant for both volumes. Joints as new, with signs of reglued hinges, though textblocks in both volumes are tight, square, and clean.
Social reformer and journalist Frances Kellor wrote these volumes as a response to the international devastation of World War I. They were published during the height of hope for a functioning League of Nations. Her longstanding professional research on immigration and the rights of women provides a thematic focus for many passages. Hatvany was a legal analyst and historian-journalist.