1886 Rare First Edition in a beautiful binding - Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Illustrated.
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Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett. Reginald Bathurst Birch (illustrator).
Title: Little Lord Fauntleroy.
Publisher: New York, Charles Scibner's Son, 1886. First edition, First Issue with DeVinne Press imprint on page 210.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 8.5 " X 7 ".
Pages: xi-209 pages + publisher's catalog.
Binding: Attractive and near fine half morocco leather binding over decorated paper-covered boards (hinges fine) under a protective removable mylar cover. All edges gilt. A beautiful binding!
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare light foxing - as shown).
Illustrations: Beautifully illustrated with a frontispiece engraving and numerous plates and vignettes by Reginald Birch.
The book: Rare and attractive First Edition of Little Lord Fauntleroy -- a novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. It was published as a serial in St. Nicholas Magazine from November 1885 to October 1886, then as a book by Scribner's (the publisher of St. Nicholas) in 1886. The illustrations by Reginald B. Birch set fashion trends and the novel set a precedent in copyright law when Burnett won a lawsuit in 1888 against E. V. Seebohm over the rights to theatrical adaptations of the work.
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).
The illustrator: Reginald Bathurst Birch (May 2, 1856 – June 17, 1943) was an English-American artist and illustrator. He was best known for his depiction of the titular hero of Frances Hodgson Burnett's 1886 novel Little Lord Fauntleroy, which started a craze in juvenile fashion. While his illustrated corpus has eclipsed his other work, he was also an accomplished painter of portraits and landscapes.
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