Penikese Island of Hope.
Buckley, I. Thomas (Edited by Meg B. Springer),
Stony Brook Publishing, ( (1997)), n.p.
xi, (1), 140 pp. b/w illustrations and maps.
Fascinating study by old friend and book scout, Tom Buckley. “In 1905, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts opened a special hospital on Penikese Island for the treatment of people with leprosy (called Hansen’s disease today). The hospital operated for 16 years, with the hope that a cure for leprosy would eventually be found. This is the story of Penikese Island.” #19 in a limited edition of 100 copies, inscribed by author and signed by illustrator. Fine in dust jacket.