Very Good / Very Good. Item #8345
New York: Harper & Row Publishers, 1972. First Edition. Signed by Ross on half title with inscription, "For Tom Mahoney / with good wishes. Ishbel Ross June, 1975."
Octavo. 349 pages. Illustrated dust jacket. Maroon boards stamped in gilt and silver. Unclipped dust jacket chipped along edges, a bit toned at spine, and some light rubbing to rear panel. Boards are gently worn and top of spine nudged. Binding sound and pages unmarked.
Mahoney was the husband of American feminist author Caroline Bird, who, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, used the term "sexism" for the first time in print in her speech "On Being Born Female," delivered in October and printed in November 1968.
Ross was a Scottish-born American journalist and author who wrote several biographies of prominent women including Ladies of the Press, a history of women in journalism, which the New York Times called, "a masterly, captivating, illuminating and significant book," upon its publication in 1936.