Fair. B000859KD0 Fair; Contents are tight and clean; ends of spine are worn and chipped; corners and edges show heavy wear, we will send photos if you would like them; Ex-Library; Hard Cover; Doubleday, Doran & Co; 1938; 0.
Fair. First printing of first edition. Fair to Good, no dust jacket. A scarce, unmarked copy. Cloth of spine has a small area of pale discoloration behind title--gold text of title remains quite legible however. There's also a semi-circular chip of about one-quarter-inch width near back edge of spine head. Boards are mildly soiled and are worn through at upper corners. Tiny pinhole in rear board passes through to last couple pages. Rear endpapers a bit foxed.
A 1943 Christmas greeting by a previous owner on the front endpaper. Mild sunning to spine. Very Good, lacking the slipcase. One of an unspecified limitation SIGNED by Keller on a tipped-in leaf. The period covered by this journal is shortly after the death of Keller's longtime teacher and companion, Anne Sullivan. In a June 1938 review of this book from THE NEW YORK TIMES, Katherine Woods wrote, "Miss Keller quotes a number of beautiful tributes to Anne Sullivan Macy, and all that she herself writes of her is beautiful. But the mere existence of such a journal as this is the one great and comprehensive tribute. Here in our own day is the true Pygmalion, more beautiful, deeper, more significant, than the ancient myth. It was the touch of life that the young teacher brought to the deaf and blind child half a century ago, and that touch goes on to other prisoned clay, and is itself undying."
Used-Good. Good hardback in Fair dust jacket Signed copy. Presentation inscription (in pencil) by Helen Keller on front free end paper; bookplate on front pastedown; end papers browned; binding tight; spine a little bumped; dust jacket not price-clipped, but very worn, with detached front panel; dust jacket protected in removable clear film. Do ask for further information or digital images if required.
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