1915 Scarce First Edition illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith - LITTLE WOMEN by Louisa May Alcott.
Title: LITTLE WOMEN or Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy. With illustrations in color by Jessie Willcox Smith.
Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown, and Company, 1915. First Edition illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 8 " X 6 ".
Pages: viii-617 pages.
Binding: Attractive and good illustrated full cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. All edges gilt.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare light foxing or staining - as shown, name of a previous 1917 owner on the second blank - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the wonderful 8 full-page color illustrations by Jessie Willcox Smith.
Estimate: (Scarce with practically no other copy available worldwide).The book: Scarce and attractive First Edition illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith of Little Women - Originally published in two volumes in 1868 and 1869, Alcott wrote the book over several months at the request of her publisher. The story follows the lives of the four March sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy—and details their passage from childhood to womanhood. Loosely based on the lives of the author and her three sisters, it is classified as an autobiographical or semi-autobiographical novel.
The author: Louisa May Alcott (November 29, 1832 – March 6, 1888) was an American novelist, short story writer, and poet best known as the author of the novel Little Women (1868) and its sequels Little Men (1871) and Jo's Boys (1886). Raised in New England by her transcendentalist parents, Abigail May and Amos Bronson Alcott, she grew up among many well-known intellectuals of the day, such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
The illustrator: Jessie Willcox Smith (September 6, 1863 – May 3, 1935) was an American illustrator during the Golden Age of American illustration. She was considered "one of the greatest pure illustrators". She was a contributor to books and magazines during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Smith illustrated stories and articles for clients such as Century, Collier's, Leslie's Weekly, Harper's, McClure's, Scribners, and the Ladies' Home Journal.
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