KLEECK, Mary van.
A Seasonal Industry.
A Study of the Millinery Trade in New York.
First edition, first printing, of a groundbreaking study by the American social researcher and reformer Mary van Kleeck (1883-1972), “a dynamic and influential figure in the investigation and improvement of labour conditions in the first half of the 20th century” (Encyclopaedia Britannica). This is one of her most important books and is very scarce in the original dust jacket.
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Octavo. Original green cloth, gilt lettered spine and front cover. With the dust jacket. Monochrome frontispiece and 12 plates. Jacket lightly soiled, with a few chips, nicks and tears. An excellent copy.