First Edition of Helen Keller's journal 1936-1937; Inscribed by Her
Helen Keller’s Journal 1936-1937.
Item Number: 69456
Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc, 1938.
First edition of Keller’s journals. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Jean Drumheller with sincere greetings Helen Keller November 8th 1939.” In near fine condition.
Helen Keller's Journal: 1936-1937 was written shortly after Anne Sullivan, Keller's companion from childhood and beloved teacher died. "It is a remarkable book. And it is that not only in the sense in which everything about Helen Keller's mastery of life is remarkable but in a deeper and more personal sense of its own. It will be of interest, naturally, to every one who has followed the progress of Helen Keller's life in her other books; but it will be of interest also to men and women who have not read her earlier writings. Its answer to the query as to Miss Keller's physical conditions of living without her teacher-companion is implicit and inclusive: she has gone on just as before" (New York Times).