1979. Item #85760
WELTY, Eudora. IDA M'TOY. Urbana: University of Illinois Press (1979). One of 350 signed and numbered copies.  pp. Small 4to., green cloth stamped in gilt. Limitation page at rear is signed by Eudora Welty. The author's lovely b/w photo portrait illustrates the text, and facsimiles of letters from Ida M'Toy follow Welty's text. A lovely book. Welty tells the story of Ida's life, from her beginnings as a nurse and then midwife in Jackson, to her business dealing in second-hand clothing, and to her family history recalled in her elder years. "Ida M'toy" was originally published in the periodical Accent in 1942.