Notes: Short autobiographical and observational essays about life on Cape Cod, illustrations based on Leighton's fine wood engravings.
vi, 202 pages.
Edition + Condition: First edition (first printing, with the publisher's R logo on the copyright page). A very good copy with some shelfwear to the bottom edge of the boards. With a very good, lightly tanned dust jacket, with minor loss at the corners. A nice copy, inscribed by the author-artist: "For Mary Keyserling, on meeting her. Clare Leighton. Wellfleet. August 24, 1954."
When this book was signed, Keyserling had just left her career as an economist for the federal government. During the Second World War, she held important positions as the Chief of the Office of Civilian Defense's Research and Statistics Division and the director of the Foreign Economic Administration's Liberated Areas Division. During the Johnson administration, she returned to government as the head of the Women's Bureau of the Department of Labor.
While signed copies of this book are not uncommon, it's nice to have two pathbreaking women connected through this copy.
Publication: New York: Rinehart and Company, 1954.
Item No: #173664