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Letters To Mary (First edition inscribed by Helen Hayes to a future New Jersey First Lady)

Brown, Catherine Hayes

Published by Random House, New York, 1940
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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First trade edition. INSCRIBED BY HELEN HAYES ON THE TITLE PAGE in fountain pen, "Best wishes/ to/ Helen Day Stevenson/ from/ Helen Hayes". Blue cloth hardcovers. 343 pp. with index. Foreword by Charles MacArthur. Illustrated with photographs. Memoirs of one of America's first families of the stage in the form of letters from the mother of Helen Hayes to her younger sister Mary MacCarthy. There was a numbered, signed limited edition but the first trade edition is particularly scarce signed by Miss Hayes. Very good. No dust jacket. This copy is inscribed to Helen Day Stevenson (later Meyner), daughter of U.S. Ambassador to the Philippenes William E. Stevenson, cousin of Adlai Stevenson; she maried Robert B. Meyner, 44th Governor of New Jersey and was herself a U.S. Representative from New Jersey for two terms in the 1970s. Bookseller Inventory # GE11597

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Title: Letters To Mary (First edition inscribed by ...

Publisher: Random House, New York

Publication Date: 1940

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First edition

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