1911 Rare First Edition Book - The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett Illustrated by Maria Louise Kirk.
Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett.
Title: The Secret Garden.
Publisher: New York, Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1911. First American edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 7.5 " X 5.5 "
Pages: 375 pages.
Binding: Very Good and attractive original green cloth-covered boards with the large pictorial pastedown on the front cover (hinges tight, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown, gilt on spice faded - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, some light foxing, toning and staining - as shown, gift note of a previous owner on the first endpaper - as shown, picture of the author paste in the middle of the title page - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the beautiful illustrations by Maria Louise Kirk. (Complete with the color frontispiece and the 3 full-page plates).
Estimate : (USD 550- USD 800)
The book: Rare and attractive First American 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 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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