New York: Scribner's, 1886. 1st edition, 2nd issue. Cloth. 8vo. 8.5"x7". Brown decorative cloth with red and gilt lettering and embossments. Illustrations by Reginald B. Birch. 209 pp. plus advertisements.
Ex library. Withdrawal stamp on top block edge and inside front cover. Header and footer of spine scuffed. Corners rubbed. Discoloration to right edge front cover and left edge rear cover. Hinges overopened with tearing to paper. Noticeable foxing throughout. Signed by previous owner, George Andrew Gordon, on front free endpaper and 2nd free endpaper. "W.B. Clarke & Carruth Booksellers, Boston" sticker on front free endpaper. Otherwise solid and unmarked. Tissue guard present over frontispiece.
This is a first edition, second issue ("14" on p. 209, no De Vinne imprint) of Burnett's first book. A gorgeous and scarce edition of the children's classic. Good. Item #1088