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Sarton, May. I KNEW A PHOENIX: Sketches for an Autobiography. New York: Rinehart, 1959. SIGNED Hardcover First Edition


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First printing. Memoirs of her Belgian background, the influence of her parents, her years at Shady Hill school in Cambridge, Massachusetts, her apprenticeship at Eva LeGalliene's repertory theater in New York City, and her trips to London where she met Virginia Woolf and Richard Koteliansky, among others. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper by Sarton with an uncommon signature - 'for Mary, for auld lang syne, from Day Mountain Ray' Near fine in a fair only dust jacket (fading to spine, closed tear with associated creasing and a small chip at upper edge of front cover of dj, other wear at ends of spine, foxing to flaps of dj.) .

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