1929 · New York
by John, William M.
New York: J.H. Sears & Company. Fine in Near Fine dj. 1929. 4th printing. Hardcover. [lovely book, clean and apparently unread, with no discernible wear; jacket shows just a touch of darkening to the spine, otherwise like new]. (woodcuts) Novel highlighting the hypocrisy that surrounded out-of-wedlock pregnancy back in the not-so-good old days. "What a meeting that was of the Ladies' Aid at Mrs. Gibbs' house that afternoon. Seven perfectly 'good' women to sew for the suffering children of China. They thought they were filled with charity and unselfishness, but never once did one of them budge from her teacup to offer any aid to Mrs. Gibbs' hired girl, who was having a baby in the woodshed. Because she was not married and had refused to tell who was the father, these seven women drew aside their skirts and left her to herself and the doctor. What a moving story, vibrant with human passions, has Mr. John written around the birth of this unwanted baby." . (Inventory #: 19394)