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The Story of My Life by  Helen Keller - Hardcover - 1954 - from Grimalkin Books (SKU: 001519)

The Story of My Life

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The Story of My Life

by Keller, Helen

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  • Hardcover
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Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, 1954. This lovely New Edition from 1954 includes a new Introduction by Ralph Barton Perry. It also includes Helen Keller's letters between 1887 and 1901, as well as a supplementary account by John Albert Macy of Helen's education, including passages from the reports and letters of her teacher, Anne Mansfield Sullivan. The book includes a lovely frontis illustration of Helen with Anne Sullivan, as well as nine other photographs, including Helen with famous people such as Alexander Graham Bell or the actor Joseph Jefferson. The book is in Fine condition with a Fine, unclipped dust jacket. The book is bound in a burnt sienna cloth with gilt spine lettering. The binding is tight and secure, and the text pages are clean and bright throughout. I noticed a few turned-over corners but that's about the extent of any flaws, except for a small closed tear on the rear endpaper. The dust jacket has some rubbing at the spine tips and several tiny tears. I've placed the dust jacket into a Brodart protective sleeve. The book measures 5 3/4 by 8 1/2 inches and includes 382 pages, with Index. . Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


Helen Adams Keller was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama, in 1880. As the result of an illness she was deaf and blind from the age of 19 months. In 1887 her learning began with her teacher Anne Mansfield Sullivan, and at the age of 19 she entered Radcliffe College, graduating in 1904. A well-known lecturer and writer, she published her autobiography, The Story of My Life , in 1902. Her other works include Optimism (1903), The World I Live In (1908), and The Song of the Stone Wall (1910). Keller died in Westport, Connecticut, in 1968.


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Grimalkin Books US (US)
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The Story of My Life
Keller, Helen
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Doubleday & Company
Place of Publication
Garden City, New York
Date Published
Autobiography, Visually Impaired, Blindness
Bookseller catalogs
General Non-Fiction; American Literature; Women's Literature; Biography and Autobiography;
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

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Grimalkin Books

Grimalkin Books is located in Steelton, Pennsylvania, the first town south of Harrisburg. We specialize in older, unusual books and sets, often literary, artistic, or historical. "Grimalkin" is old English for an old gray cat, mainly because the owner, Bob Amsel, is a cat lover. All books subject to prior sale. Payment must be received within 10 days of the order or item will be returned to stock. We accept money orders, bank checks, personal checks (allow time to clear), PayPal or MasterCard/Visa through Biblio's credit card processing service. International orders must be paid in US dollars and can be paid via PayPal, credit card (through ABE), or International Postal Money Order. Your purchase will be carefully packaged to protect it during shipping. Books may not be returned just because the buyer has changed his mind. Only books with actual defects that were not mentioned by the seller in the listing may be returned. Please insure returns for their full value.

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