My Left Foot by Christy Brown With a foreword and epilogue by Dr. Robert Collis (1955) hardcover first edition book


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Christy Brown With a foreword and epilogue by Dr. Robert Collis - My Left Foot

New York: Simon and Schuster, 1955. First printing. Hardcover. 8vo. Green and beige boards with gold lettering. 178pp. Missing final rear page. Residue from (previously removed) library pouch is visible on the front free end-paper. AN Additional library pouch is still present and attached to the rear, inner board. Ex-library copy with usual markings throughout. Poor condition overall. Fragile pages. Rubbing to edges of boards. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs. Pen markings to inner boards. Chipping, creasing, and areas of discoloration to pages/inner boards/text-block edge. The dust jacket is in poor condition. Missing upper section from the front, inner flap. Toning to spine. Damage to the lower spine from (previously removed) sticker. Rear dust jacket flap is missing.

Overall, a rough but readable (first printing) of this inspiring true story. The basis for the award-winning film starring Daniel Day-Lewis.

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