A Quaker Adventure The Story of the Friends' Relief Work in Europe during the War and After

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A Quaker Adventure

Place Published: London
Publisher: Nisbet & Co, LTD.
Date Published:
Edition: Third printing
Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: good
Book Id: 601

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Near fine in good+ dustjacket. Original tan cloth boards, black and red star design, gilt lettering along spine. B&W photographs, fold-out map. 8vo, 389pp. Chipping along jacket extremities not affecting any text, small spots of discoloration along spine. Interior clean and unmarked, binding tight. The author was from a prominent British Quaker family and "from 1914-1924 served as the general chairman of the Friends Relief Commission, a committee organized by British Quakers to provide help for refugees and others ravaged by the war." (Swarthmore College Peace Collection).From the collection of Lady Dorothea Gibb, with her address card pinned to the front free endpaper: "Lady Gibb // South Corner, Alan Road, Wimbledon SW19." Gibb was the niece of English feminist and suffragist leader, Millicent Garrett Fawcett and wife of Sir George Gibb, a transportation administrator who was instrumental in establishing and growing the London Underground "Tube" system. An interesting provenance combining two major contemporary British political movements, the suffragist movement and Pacifism.


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