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Sykes, Ella C.
A Home-Help in Canada.
Publisher: G Bell & Sons Ltd, London;
Date of Publication: 1912
Stock Code: 4818
FIRST EDITION. Octavo. xv,[1], 304, 16 catalogue to rear. Photographic portrait frontispiece of Author, with facsimile signature to lower margin and tissue-guard. Book Condition: Very Good. Publishers’ olive green reeded cloth with gilt titles to spine, blind titles to upper boards and blind border to boards. Cover cloth rubbed with a little minor wear at spine tips and corners. Scattered foxing mainly to endpapers and textblock edge. From the library of John Fuller with his bookplate to front pastedown; slight marks to ffep where ownership inscription has been erased.
Pioneering work on openings for educated women in the British colonies, from first hand experience of hardened traveller Sykes who took a series of temporary appointments in households in Western Canada to test available opportunities. Sykes (1863-1939) was from a well-to-do background and had no need for employment herself - and indeed her portrait would suggest attendance at garden parties rather than waiting upon others- and was an early student at Lady Margaret Hall at Oxford.
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