New York: Macillan, 1900. First edition. The present work explores a variety of career prospects for women, including running a boarding house, nursing, typewriting and stenography, working in retail, “hack writing,” editing, advertising, philanthropy, teaching, and more. Some dustsoiling to top edge and a few scuffs to back cover. Still a near-fine copy of an uncommon book. Original quarter blue cloth over red cloth boards. Octavo. ix, 342, [2, publisher’s ads] pp. Item #17082
Helen Churchill Candee (née Hungerford, 1858 - 1949) was a journalist, feminist, travel writer, geographer, and survivor of the Titanic sinking. Her long and varied career included writing for periodicals like Scribner’s and Lady’s Home Journal and working as an interior decorator for clients like Secretary of War Henry Stimson and President Theodore Roosevelt. She served on many civic boards, was involved in Democratic politics, and had several political friendships, including William Jennings Bryan and First Lady Helen Herron Taft. In addition to being a trustee for the Corcoran Gallery of Art and a member of the American Federation of Arts, Candee authored eight books, including her biggest seller The Tapestry Book (1912).