Very Good / Good. Item #8349
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1942. Stated First Edition. Signed by Ross on front free endpaper with inscription, "For Tom Mahoney - the friend of authors, who really buys books - fond regards Ishbell Ross December 1962." 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.
Octavo. 300 pages. Illustrated dust jacket. Beige boards stamped in blue and red.
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.
Unclipped dust jacket shows significant wear and chipping with unfortunate tape repairs along edges. Intact but good only. Boards are lightly worn and toned at edges; spine with a slight lean; purple splotchy stain to front board. Binding sound and pages toned but unmarked.