Girls Who Did: Stories of Real Girls and Their Careers [SIGNED TWICE BY CLARA SIPPRELL]. Helen FERRIS, Virginia MOORE.

Girls Who Did: Stories of Real Girls and Their Careers [SIGNED TWICE BY CLARA SIPPRELL]

New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, 1927. First edition. 12mo. Red textured cloth stamped in gilt; illustrated endpapers; blue top-stain; viii, [2], 3-308 pp.; illustrations by Harriet Moncure; dust jacket. SIGNED twice by the Canadian-born photographer, Clara Sipprell, - who is profiled in the book - on the front panel of the dust jacket and to the half-title page. An anthology of profiles of professional women, mostly on the obscure side, and including actresses (Ethel Barrymore), teachers, artists, nurses, gardeners, musicians, etc. The women included are Gertrude Hawley, Marion Durell, Anne Carroll Moore, Ethel Barrymore, Mabel E. Stewart, Inez Haynes Irwin, Mina Hall Carothers, Neysa McMein, Charlotte Cowdrey Brown, Edna Watson Bailey, Marion Sprague Gilmore, Peggy Hoyt, Jean Norris, Clara Sipprell, Margaret E. Maltby, Brenda Putnam, Alice Foote MacDougall, Mary Kingsbury Simkhovitch, and Maria Jeritza. The book was the brainchild of Helen Ferris, who at the time was editing the national Girl Scout magazine, and who employed a young writer, Virginia Moore, to assist her. Moore would later marry poet, Louis Untermeyer - albiet briefly - before embarking on a distingued writing career. A Near Fine copy with one small bump to the bottom of the front board; in a Fair only dust jacket, which is rubbed and chipped along the spine ends and edges and which is largely held together by tape to the verso. Copies of the first edition are scarce, especially signed. Item #03081

Price: $150.00

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