Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1955. First Edition. Hardcover. 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.
First edition stated. 8vo (8 1/2 in, 21.6 cm tall). 247 pp. Black cloth with gilt and blue spine titling. Eight pages of black and white photographs in a group. Introduction by Nella Braddy Henney.
Encyclopaedia Britannica. 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, four pages with stains in-text, two pages with light offset from photographs. Very good in no dust jacket. Item #723
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