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Letters to Mary: the Story of Helen Hayes
NY, Random House, (1940). A book about Helen Hayes's life and work, authored by her mother, and written in the form of letters to her grand-daughter, Hayes' daughter Mary, when Mary was nine years old: it ends by passing the torch to Mary to be standing in the wings for all of Hayes' future exits. Sadly, both Helen and Catherine outlived Mary, who died from polio at 19. This copy is inscribed by Helen Hayes. Small bookplate under the front flap; foxing to the endpages; a very good copy in a very good, price-clipped dust jacket. [#033018] $125

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