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MAY ALCOTT: A MEMOIR by Caroline Ticknor. Copyright 1927 and 1928. This volume published in February, 1928 by Little Brown and Company, Boston.


Biographer Ticknor tells the story of May, the sister of Louisa Alcott, through extracts from her correspondence and from her mother's journal. Unhampered by the heritage of New England that held Louisa in its grasp, May steered straight for the goal in the art world that from the first had fired her imagination, and her endeavors were rewarded. She loved life, she loved beauty, she loved people; the world of nature and the world of art gave her the keenest pleasure; she loved to walk, run, row, and ride, reveled in strenuous exertion, and worked with tireless energy in the pursuit of her objectives.


Book condition: Good/Very good.

Brown cloth binding with gold-colored-gilt inlay. Gilt is bright on the cover, and slightly faded yet clearly readable on the spine. Please see up close photo of the spine- to the left of the word "May" is an ~1/2" scuff mark. The cloth is not torn, just scuffed here. Usual shelf wear related bumping to edeges of boards. Externally, over closed pages of 60-97, there is a small externall brown stain circle (1/16" inch) that slightly extends into the pages. (Please see photos). Otherwise, interior is clearn and bright. Binding is secure throghout.  

May Alcott: A Memoir, by Caroline Ticknor