1905 Scarce First Edition - A LITTLE PRINCESS by Frances Hodgson Burnett illustrated by Ethel Franklin Betts Bains.
Title: A Little Princess: Being the Whole Story of Sara Crewe Now Told for the First Time.
Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1905. First edition illustrated by Ethel Franklin Betts Bains. (September 1905, stated).
Language: Text in English.
Size: 9 " X 7 ".
Pages: vii-266 pages.
Binding: Very good and attractive original full illustrated and decorated cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, rare light foxing or staining - as shown, small crease in the margin of the illustration facing page 204 nicely repaired by a previous owner - as shown, name and gift note of a previous 1905 owner on the first endpaper - as shown).
Illustrations: Beautifully illustrated by Ethel Franklin Betts Bains. Complete with the color frontispiece and 11 full-page plates by Ethel Franklin Betts Bains.
Estimate: (USD 500 - USD 800)
The book: Scarce and Attractive First edition illustrated by Ethel Franklin Betts Bains 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 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: Ethel Franklin Betts Bains (September 6, 1877 – October 9, 1959) was an American illustrator primarily of children's books during the golden age of American illustration in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
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