Franklin Center, Pennslyvinia: The Franklin Library / First Edition Society, 1978. Chet Jezierski. Limited First Edition. Cloth and boards. SIGNED by both Authors at the conclusion of the preliminary "Special Message to Members of the First Edition Society"; 8vo, (8 7/8" x 6" x 1 1/4"); full black leather with all edges gilded with .22k gold, 3 raised hubs, gilt tooling to the spine and leather boards + black silk-moiré end-papers & black ribbon page-marker; Foreword by Matina Horner; illustrated with 5 B&W plates by Chet Jezierski; Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints; References; [xvi] + 296,  pages. "Notes from the Editors / Women of Crisis," 8-page folded 8vo pamphlet laid in. Weight: 1 lb. 10 oz. Very Fine / Fine. Item #8993
Expands on Robert Coles famed series: The Children of Crisis with poignant biographical sketches on women of different ethnicities (Black, Chicano, even Eskimo) who struggle to overcome poverty, illness, and discrimination.
Robert Coles (born 1929) is a distinguished American author, child psychiatrist, and professor emeritus at Harvard University.
Jane Erin Hallowell, a graduate of Radcliffe College and a high school teacher of English and history, is his wife and mother of their three sons. Coles and Hallowell Coles co-authored the 1978 book Women of Crisis: Lives of struggle and hope.