Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1955. First Edition. Cloth. Anne Sullivan began to teach Helen Keller, blind deaf and mute, at the age of six. Sullivan taught Keller to read, write and talk to such an extensive degree that Keller eventually achieved exceptional academic excellence. Keller was 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 tall); 247 pp. Black cloth with gilt and blue spine titling. 8 pages of lovely black and white photographs.
Encyclopaedia Britannica. Wikipedia. Warmly inscribed in pencil by Helen Keller on front free endpaper, "to Eleanor Gilchrist with sincere regards / Helen Keller / November 16th, 1955." Spine head worn, tail creased, fore-edge corners slightly rubbed. Endpapers barely toned, introduction with stains, two pages with light offset from photographs. Very Good. No jacket. Item #723
Inscribed by Author.