1911 Rare First Edition - The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

$220 USD

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Author : Frances Hodgson Burnett
Title : The Secret Garden
Publisher : New York, Frederick Stokes, 1911. First edition with "1911" on copyright page and no additional printings listed.
Language : Text in English.  
Size : 8 " X 6 "
Pages : 375 pages.
Binding : Very good and attractive original green cloth covered boards with gold stamped lettering and the small pictorial pastedown on front cover. Roses on top edge of front cover(overall slightly worn and scuffed) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content : Good content (staining on title page as shown, light waterstaining on the upper edge of the last pages without affecting the text as shown, small crease on the lower corner of one illustration as shown, gift note of a previous owner on blank endpaper as shown).
Illustrations : Beautifully illustrated by Maria Louise Kirk with color frontis and 4 color plates). 

Estimate : (USD 200 - USD 300)

The book : Very rare and attractive copy of The Secret Garden - The children's novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett first published as a book in 1911, after a version was published as an American magazine serial beginning in 1910. Set in England, it is one of Burnett's most popular novels and is considered a classic of English children's literature. Several stage and film adaptations have been made.
The American edition was published in 1911 by Stokes with illustrations by Maria Louise Kirk (signed as M. L. Kirk) and the British edition by Heinemann with illustrations by Charles Heath Robinson.

The author: Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett (24 November 1849 – 29 October 1924) was a British-American novelist and playwright. She is best known for the three children's novels Little Lord Fauntleroy (published in 1885–1886), A Little Princess (1905), and The Secret Garden (1911).

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