1911 Rare First Edition Book - The SECRET GARDEN by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett.
Title: The Secret Garden.
Publisher: New York, Frederick A Stokes Company, 1911. First edition with "1911" on the copyright page and no additional printings listed.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 8 " X 6.5 ".
Pages: 375 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good original green full cloth-covered boards with gold stamped lettering and the small pictorial pastedown on the front cover. Roses on the top edge of the front cover (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed - as shown, gilt on spine faded - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, light toning of endpapers - as shown).
Illustrations: Beautifully illustrated by Maria Louise Kirk with a color frontispiece and three full-page color plates (complete).
Estimate : (USD 500 - USD 750)
The book: Rare and Attractive First Edition 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 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).
The illustrator: Maria Louise Kirk is renowned for her delicately rendered illustrations that added a layer of visual enchantment to many classic children's books during her time. Her illustrations in "The Secret Garden" capture the magic and wonder of Burnett's tale, further enhancing the book's allure.
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