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The World Who's Who of Women


Thousands of Photographs

YOUR NAME has been put forward for biographical and pictorial inclusion in the Third Edition of the WORLD WHO'S WHO OF WOMEN and I ask you kindly to complete the questionnaire overleaf and return it to me within twenty-one days of receipt, in order that our Editors can prepare your detailed biography. When you return the completed questionnaire, please enclose two copies of a recent photograph of yourself. (If you do not possess a recent photograph, please return the completed questionnaire in any case and indicate the approximate date by which you will be able to send me the photographs.)

The outstandingly successful first and second editions of THE WORLD WHO'S WHO OF WOMEN contained, in aggregate, some 15,000 biographies and 12,000 portaits. The third edition will, it is hoped, include up to 10,000 biographies, the vast majority of which will be illustrated.

Upon publication of the third edition of this important work, copies will be despatched to the world's most famous women and to leading libraries, including The British Museum, London, England; The National Library of Scotland; The National Library of Wales; The National Library of Ireland; The Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.: The Bodleian LIbrary, Oxford, England; and the Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, England. In addition, many National, State, University and Public Libraries in most countries will be recieving their specially-ordered copies. The distribution of THE WORLD WHO'S WHO OF WOMEN will, indeed, be world-wide.

THE WORLD WHO'S WHO OF WOMEN will be published in two separate Editions as under:
THE GRAND EDITION, printed on 80 gsm paper, bound in red with gilt lettering on the front and on the spine, and enclosed within a laminated dust jacket. 
THE ROYAL EDITION, sewn and bound entirely by hand in full red Morocco leather, with 22 carat gold, lettering and fine decoration. The leaves are gold-edged and the book is enclosed with a fleece-lined slip-case. THe name of the owner can be embossed in gold on the front cover at no extra cost. The Royal Edition is a superb example of the craftsman's art, and early application is essential as the numbers are stricly limited. 

The publication of your detailed biography and photograph places you under no obligation to purchase a copy nor is there any charge or fee for inclusion. Should you wish to reserve a copy, however, you may do so (as a biographiee) at the advantageous terms detailed on the back page of this questionnaire. All reserved copies for biographiees (outside Europe) will be air speeded, thus reducing the time taken in the mail from several weeks to a few days. 

With thanks, I am,
[[signed]] Ernest Kay
Ernest Kay
Hon. General Editor

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