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Two First Editions by Kate Crane Gartz, including one signed by the author.

We are pleased to present this lot of two (2) Kate Crane Gartz Books for your consideration. Both are original First Editions dating to the 1920's, and one has a handwritten dedication made by the author.

Kate Crane Gartz (1865-1949) was the heiress to the Crane Plumbing Company fortune. She was a leader in the Socialist movement, noted philanthropist, and one of the founders of the American Civil Liberties Union. She was well known for the salons held at her home, attended by notables such as Albert Einstein and Upton Sinclair. You'll receive the following two of her books:

Travel Diary, 1929. Published by Mary Craig Sinclair (wife of Upton Sinclair), this softcover book has 99 pages and includes a variety of black and white plates showing locations discussed in the text. The book measures 6-3/4 inches high by 4-1/2 inches wide. The paper shows some darkening from age with occasional foxing. Some of the passages are flagged with pencil markings, and there are occasional notes in pencil. Page 99, the last page, has a small chipped area at the right edge of the paper, but only affecting the border. There are no significant flaws or damage to the volume, and we rate its condition as very good.

The Parlor Provocateur or From Salon to Soap-Box, 1923. Published by Mary Craig Sinclair, and copyright by Upton Sinclair. Softcover with 138 pages, measuring 6-3/4 inches high by 4-1/2 inches wide. Similar condition to the first volume, with a bit more foxing seen towards the beginning of the book. More passages are flagged with pencil markings, and some underlined text is seen. Very slight chipping of the right edge of the first few pages. There are no significant flaws or damage to the volume, and we rate its condition as very good.

The combined weight of the two books is 7.5 ounces.


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DRM 150104_gartz

Item Dimensions






7.5 oz


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