Very Good / Very Good. Item #8346
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1956. First Edition. Signed by Ross on front free endpaper with inscription, "For Tom Mahoney -who cares about his author friends - Ishbel Ross December, 1960."
Octavo. 305 pages. Black and white photographs. Photographic dust jacket. Blue boards stamped in silver. Unclipped dust jacket chipped along edges with several closed tears and general rubbing and scuffing. Boards sunned at edges and show light shelfwear. Binding is 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.