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Sun and Shadow by Rose Resnick. Signed. First Edition

Sun and Shadow by Rose Resnick. Signed "Rose Resnick" on the half title page. Antheum. 1975. "First Edition" stated with no listing of later printings. ISBN 10: 0689106661. 5 1/4" x 8 1/2" vii, 276 pages Hardcover with dust jacket. DUST JACKET: Some wear bumping and small tears at the top of the spine. A crease along the top of the front panel ending in a tiny tear at the joint on the top of the front flap. Some tanning to parts of the dust jacket. No other unusual folds or creases. No tears. No clips. No missing pieces. Not price-clipped with dj price of $10. Now protected by a removable mylar dj cover. BOOK: Light cover edge wear. Book is cocked with a kind of indentation at the top of the spine. Previous owner in ink on the top of the endpaper. Erasure marks at the top of the half title page. No other previous owner markings. No tears, folds or creases to pages. Binding is tight with no looseness to pages. Not ex-library, not remaindered and not a facsimile reprint. For sale by Jon Wobber, bookseller since 1978. IK17a

"Resnick was a concert pianist, and trained as a teacher, but as a blind woman was barred from employment in the New York City public schools. She taught music to blind students and gave recitals in New York,[6] and was active on stage as an actress with the Lighthouse Players.[7][8][9] She moved to California in the 1930s, after visiting San Francisco to compete in a national piano competition.[10] She played piano in clubs and on radio during and after World War II.[5][11] She gave school and community presentations combining musical performance and demonstrations with her guide dog, Ilsa.[12][13]

After founding Recreation for the Blind[14] and running a few summer camps at other locations in the late 1940s,[15][16] Resnick bought land and, with Nina Brandt,[17][18] became co-founder and co-director of the Enchanted Hills Camp in Napa County in 1950.[19][20] "When children play in groups, it's natural to bridge that gap between the sighted world and the world of the blind," she explained in 1949.[21] She left active directorship of the camp in 1961.[11]

Resnick was founder and executive director of the California League of the Handicapped in San Francisco from 1961 to 1991.[11][22] In 1965 she helped establish the Garden of Fragrance at Golden Gate Park, a multi-sensory park experience with blind signage. She started a library of audiotape materials for California prisoners with reading disabilities.[5] Resnick's programs merged with the San Francisco Association for the Blind to become the San Francisco LightHouse for the Blind,[23] and eventually the LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired.[5]" - wikipedia