["The Development of the Love of Romantic Scenery in America" by 19th c. Lesbian Activist & Educator] The American Historical Review. Vol. 3 Nos. 1-4 Oct. 1897-July, 1898. Mary Emma Woolley, J. Franklin Jameson, Managing.

["The Development of the Love of Romantic Scenery in America" by 19th c. Lesbian Activist & Educator] The American Historical Review. Vol. 3 Nos. 1-4 Oct. 1897-July, 1898

New York: The MacMillan Company, 1897/98. First Edition. Hardcover. Volume 3 of The American Historical Review, containing in issue No. 1 "The Development of the Love of Romantic Scenery in America" by Mary E. Woolley, who was "... an American educator, peace activist and women's suffrage supporter. She was the first female student to attend Brown University and served as the 11th President of Mount Holyoke College from 1900 to 1937." wiki. Bound in beige cloth over boards with title stamped in gilt onto a red leather spine label, thick 4to (10-1/4 inches tall), sprinkled edges, pp. iv, 804, includes both the upper and lower printed blue paper wraps and the original ads from all 4 numbers, a comprehensive index to all articles, subjects and authors at rear, binder's tag "McNamee / Binder / Cambridge, Mass" at bottom corner of front paste-down. Volume cloth with minor foxing and rubs, issue No. 1 with a small chip to fore-edge and a vertical paper repair verso to a tear of same upper wrap, a few leaves noted throughout with short closed edge tears. Very Good. Item #3365

Woolley was the subject of a play titled “Bull in a China Shop" [which was] "Inspired by letters between the real Mary Woolley, the president of Mount Holyoke College for the first third of the 20th century, and Jeannette Marks, the writer who was her longtime love, “Bull in a China Shop” blows every last speck of dust off these two women and their compadres." NY Times, March, 2017.

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