New York: Random House, (1940). First edition. Biography of the award-winning actress and philantropist, Helen Hayes. Written through a series of letters by her mother, Catherine, to her daughter, Mary, who was just ten years old at the time of publication and died of polio at the age of nineteen. Number 37 of 350 numbered copies SIGNED BY HELEN HAYES, her mother Catherine Hayes Brown, and daughter Mary MacArthur. Foreword by Hayes' husband, the playwright and screenwriter, Charles MacArthur. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs of Hayes in her various roles and a frontis photo of the three generations -- mother, daughter and granddaughter. Fine in fine numbered slipcase with just a touch of minor wear. Includes original, though wrinkled and worn, glassine.