First Edition. Bip Pares dustjacket art. Novel based on the life of a pioneer woman doctor from Australia who finds success in America where she practiced for many years among the poor of New York and Boston. "Returning to England in her late middle age, she continued her medical work and was among the first to start slum clearance schemes. The Great War found her still active, although she was then eighty." Rather uncommon example of a Bip Pares dustjacket, having been produced on some kind of paper-thin wood veneer. Very Good, faded spine tips, front endpaper removed and top part of half-title page torn away, in Very Good dustjacket, shallow chipping at spine ends and flap corners, edges with some short closed tears and wear.