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Chicago Commons Through Forty Years [Signed Association Copy] by  Graham TAYLOR - Signed First Edition - [1936] - from Lorne Bair Rare Books and

Chicago Commons Through Forty Years [Signed Association Copy]

by TAYLOR, Graham

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Chicago: Chicago Commons Association, [1936]. First Edition. Hardcover. History of the settlement house Chicago Commons, founded by Taylor in 1894. This copy warmly signed and inscribed on dedication page to Raymond and Margaret Robins, "comrades, cherished through most of these years in serving valiantly the one great human cause here--and far afield / Graham Taylor." Raymond and Margaret Taylor were both labor advocates, the latter playing a major role in the creation of the International Congress of Working Women. Octavo (20.5cm.); original linen in pale blue-grey dust jacket printed in brown, red topstain; xiv,322pp.; frontispiece, illus. Jacket toned, light foxing to preliminaries and textblock edges, else Very Good and sound.


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