New York: Dodd, Mead & Co. 1955. First. hardcover. Illustrated with photographs. 8vo, blue cloth; d.w. New York, 1955. First Edition. Famous Biographies for Young People. fine / poor.
Full page presentation, inscribed "Especially for Cornelia Otis Skinner, my hostess at the historic event mentioned on pages 127 & 131, which otherwise I would not have witnessed...New York, Sept. 18, 1955". The event refers to the precedent shattering moment in American musical history when Marian Anderson sang at the Metropolitan Opera. The dust wrapper flap, with the $2.75 price is separated, but present; the dust wrapper spine is half missing, and there is a tiny hole in the otherwise very good front cover.