Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1955. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo (8.5 in, 21.6 cm tall). [1-6] 7-247 [248-254] pp; illus.
First edition stated: Blind, deaf, and mute, Helen Keller (1888-1968) was six when Anne Sullivan entered her life. Sullivan taught her to read, write, and talk. Sullivan remained close to Keller and assisted her while Keller achieved exceptional academic excellence. Keller became a political activist who advocated for people with disabilities, women's suffrage, labor rights, and antimilitarism among other causes.
NUC 0077170. Encyclopaedia Britannica. Black cloth with gilt and blue spine titling. Eight pages of black and white photographs in a group. Introduction by Nella Braddy Henney. Warmly inscribed in pencil by Helen Keller on front free endpaper, "to Eleanor Gilchrist with sincere regards / Helen Keller / November 16th, 1955." Head creased, tail and corners rubbed; front and rear free endpapers show pale paste action, three pages with small stains in-text, two pages with light offset from photographs. Tight and square first edition inscribed by Helen Keller. Very good in no dust jacket. Item #723
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