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Jones, Mother) Parton, Mary Field, ed.

Autobiography of Mother Jones.


Inscribed By Mother Jones, Age 96
[Jones, Mother]. Parton, Mary Field, editor. Autobiography of Mother Jones. Introduction by Clarence Darrow. Chicago: Charles H. Kerr, 1925.
8vo.; frontispiece photograph of Mother Jones; contemporary newspaper clipping (about union action) pasted to rear pastedown, causing light offsetting to rear preliminary; blue cloth, stamped in blue; lightly rubbed.
First edition of the autobiography of America's foremost female labor leader. A presentation copy, inscribed in a shaky hand: Mary Hood and [ ] Mother Jones best wishes March 7 1926 96 years young! Jones's penmanship speaks volumes about her ill health and advanced age: she died on November 30, 1930, at age 100, only three and a half years after she made this gift.

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