1905 Scarce First Edition - 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 Told for the First Time.
Publisher: London, Frederic Warne & Co., 1905. First edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 8.5 " X 6 ".
Pages: xi-302 pages + publisher's catalog.
Binding: Attractive and very good original full illustrated and decorated cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, rare light foxing - as shown, toning of endpaper - as shown, nice ex-libris of a previous owner on the first endpaper - as shown).
Illustrations: Beautifully illustrated by Harold Piffard. Complete with the wonderful color frontispiece and seven full-page plates.
Estimate: (USD 500 - USD 700)
The book: Scarce and attractive first 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 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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