1923 Rare Book - LITTLE WOMEN by Louisa May Alcott illustrated in color by Jessie Willcox Smith.
Regular price $110 USD
Author: Louisa May Alcott. (illustrator, Jessie Willcox Smith).
Title: LITTLE WOMEN or Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy. With illustrations in color by Jessie Willcox Smith.
Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown, and Company, 1923.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 9 " X 6.5 ".
Pages: viii-397 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good illustrated full cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare light foxing or staining - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the wonderful 8 full-page color illustrations by Jessie Willcox Smith.
The book: Rare and attractive color illustrated edition 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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