Twenty Years at Hull-House: With Autobiographical Notes (The 100 Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature)

Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library, 1981. Over 5 b/w Illustrations / plates; Title Page (brown/black). First Edition Thus. Full Leather. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Very Good. Item #L076933

Slight rubbing to covers (leather; chiefly to extremities); else a nice, clean copy internally. xvi, 266 pages + plates. Fine-bound issue of the notable memoir by the founder of the famed Chicago institution (in particular for the chapters "Tolstoyism", "Echoes of the Russian Revolution" and "Socialized Education"); with an index at rear. Originally published in 1910. Addams (1860-1935), American social reformer and pacifist, founder of Hull House in 1889, after studying settlement work in Europe during her convalescence; known for her unceasing recruitment efforts for her own institutions (chiefly among women) and for her opposition to war in any form (particularly in the last 20 years of her life). Bound in full red morocco, gilt-stamped and decorated spine and covers, spine with partly raised bands, matching red moire-patterned silk endpapers, a.e.g., lighter red silk bookmarker.

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