1911 Rare Book Early Edition - The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

$150 USD

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Author : Frances Hodgson Burnett
Title : The Secret Garden
Publisher : New York, Frederick Stokes, 1911. Early printing with "1911" on copyright page and no additional printings listed.
Language : Text in English.  
Size : 8 " X 6 "
Pages : 375 pages.
Binding : Good and still 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. Spine tanned (overall slightly worn and scuffed) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content : Good content (some foxing and marginal soiling/staining).
Illustrations : Beautifully illustrated by Maria Louise Kirk with color frontis and 4 plates in very good condition). 

Estimate : (USD 200 - USD 300)

The book : 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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