New York: Baker & Taylor Co, 1907.
First edition, presentation copy inscribed by Barton. 125pp. Frontispiece and five plates. 16mo. PRESENTATION COPY. Expertly bound in red diced morocco retaining the original front and back covers, spine gilt Item #320085
Inscribed by Barton on the front endpaper: “To Mrs. Charles M. Sears. May I venture to make so small an offering as this tiny booklet to one whom I hold in such high regard and ever recall with true and sincere affection. Please accept from Clara Barton. Glen Echo Md. March 10, 1908”.
A rare book by Barton, being a memoir of her early childhood from birth to age 19, written in response to a schoolchild's request to learn more of her life before the Civil War. Notably, the work recounts her brother's accident which prompted her to learn nursing skills at a young age. During the Civil War, Barton would achieve renown for her actions on the front lines to tend to wounded Union soldiers, and would establish the American Red Cross in 1881.
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