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A Woman of Genius
Garden City, Doubleday, Page, 1912. A novel of a woman who leaves her husband to pursue a career. Austin had separated from her own husband seven years earlier. This copy is inscribed by the author in 1913, to James D. Blake -- possibly the same James D. Blake who was one of the five founders of The Book Club of California. Austin, who wrote The Land of Little Rain, was an early female writer on the Southwest and the natural world, and also a proto-feminist. Minor shelf wear, small spot to top edge, and light abrasion to front flyleaf. A very good copy, lacking a dust jacket. [#034990] SOLD

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