Cathedral of Compassion: Dramatic Outline of the Life of Jane Addams. Signed by Violet Oakley. Signed Limited First Edition. Women’s International League. Philadelphia, 1955.

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Jane Addams is one of the greatest activists in American history. She led the Progressive Era as a prominent voice in the Suffragist Movement. She was an advocate for world peace. She was a co-founder of the ACLU. She established services for immigrant and refugee families, and advocated for welfare and public health reforms. In her lifetime, she was one of the most recognizable figures in America. In 1931, she won the Nobel Peace Prize–the first American woman to do so. It is no surprise, then, that generations of suffragists and womens’ rights activists proudly celebrate her achievements. In this privately printed biography, Violet Oakley–a notable figure in her own right–commends such praise for Addams on behalf of the Women’s International League at the fiftieth anniversary of their founding. Addams had been the organization’s first president, and remains one of its most famous members. Violet Oakley was an acclaimed artist known for her lithographs, murals, and stained glass designs. She studied under Howard Pyle and broke ground for many women painters with her highly successful public commissions. This volume outlines Addams’ achievements alongside engravings by Oakley, bringing two generations of womens’ advocacy together in one celebratory text. As a privately printed edition, it was only made available during the fiftieth anniversary of the Womens’ International League.

This signed limited first edition is signed by Violet Oakley on the limitation page. It is in very good condition. In the original cloth boards, very good with only minor spotting, soiling, and rubbing. Text block fine. Deckled edges. Unopened. Scarce.

A scarce signed limited first edition of this important biography of Jane Addams, privately printed.

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Cathedral of Compassion: Dramatic Outline of the Life of Jane Addams. Signed by Violet Oakley. Signed Limited First Edition. Women’s International League. Philadelphia, 1955.

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 5 in