1905 Rare Book - A LITTLE PRINCESS by Frances Hodgson Burnett illustrated by Harold Piffard.
Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett. (Harold Piffard, Illustrator).
Title: A Little Princess: Being the Whole Story of Sara Crewe Now Being Told for the First Time.
Publisher: London, Frederic Warne & Co. Ltd., no date (circa 1905).
Language: Text in English.
Size : 8 " X 6 ".
Pages: 302 pages.
Binding: Very good and attractive original full cloth binding (overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, light foxing or staining - as shown, name of a previous owner on first endpaper).
Illustrations: Beautifully illustrated by Harold Piffard. Complete with the color frontispiece and 7 full-page plates.
The book: Rare and attractive early edition of A Little Princess -- a children's novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, first published as a book in 1905. It is an expanded version of the short story "Sara Crewe: or, What Happened at Miss Minchin's", which was serialized in St. Nicholas Magazine from December 1887, and published in book form in 1888. According to Burnett, after she composed the 1902 play A Little Un-fairy Princess based on that story, her publisher asked that she expand the story as a novel with "the things and people that had been left out before". The novel was published by Charles Scribner's Sons (also the publisher of St. Nicholas) with illustrations by Ethel Franklin Betts and the full title A Little Princess: Being the Whole Story of Sara Crewe Now Being Told for the First Time.
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: Harold Hume Piffard (10 August 1867 – 17 January 1938) was a British artist and illustrator, and one of the first British aviators.
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