1911 Rare First Edition - The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Author : Frances Hodgson Burnett
Title : The Secret Garden
Publisher : New York, Frederick Stokes, 1911. First edition with "1911" on copyright page and no additional printings listed.
Language : Text in English.
Size : 8 " X 6 "
Pages : 375 pages.
Binding : Good and 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(hinges and covers overall worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content : Good content (some staining and foxing - as shown, bookplate of a previous owner on first endpaper, last inner hinge weak but still tight).
Illustrations : Beautifully illustrated by Maria Louise Kirk with color frontis and 4 color plates.
Estimate : (USD 250 - USD 350)
The book : Very 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 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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