The Girl Graduate: Her Own Book

Chicago: The Reilly and Britton Co., 1917. First Edition. Blank book-style yearbook (largely still blank) belonging to Elizabeth Floding with numerous inscriptions and well wishes from various students and faculty, including a four-line Gellett Burgess poem written to Floding by Margaret Mitchell: "I never saw a purple cow, I never hope to see one, I'll tell you one thing anyhow, I'd rather see than be one! Ha! Ha! Margaret Mitchell." Additional ephemera also laid in, including a piano recital program and various small photographs.

"Gone With the Wind" writer Mitchell attended private girls' school Washington Seminary in Atlanta Georgia, where presumably Floding was a classmate. The book also contains an inscription to Floding from English teacher Eva Paisley, whom Mitchell would credit as the first to recognize her writing talent. Floding would go on to attend Emory University.

Very Good plus, housed in a custom gray cloth chemise and gray leather slipcase decorated with gilt titles and decorative gilt roses.

[Book #136302]