Giovanni and the Other Children Who Have Made Stories. Frances Hodgson Burnett, Reginald B. Birch, Illustrations.
Giovanni and the Other Children Who Have Made Stories
Giovanni and the Other Children Who Have Made Stories
Giovanni and the Other Children Who Have Made Stories
Giovanni and the Other Children Who Have Made Stories
Giovanni and the Other Children Who Have Made Stories

Giovanni and the Other Children Who Have Made Stories

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1892. Birch, Reginald B. First Edition. Hardcover. First US edition, octavo size, 224 pp. Near fine. Item #19062003

The work of Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924) captured the imaginations of readers, with her enduring novels such as "The Secret Garden" and "Sara Crewe"; this collection of stories for children demonstrates her adeptness at weaving tales filled with colourful characters and scenery.

Illustrating this first US edition is Reginald B. Birch (1856-1943), with energetic and detailed line drawings; Birch was a prolific artist and is perhaps best known for illustrating another of Burnett's books, "Little Lord Fauntleroy".

___DESCRIPTION: Full green cloth, black lettering and illustration in black, purple, and gilt on the front board, gilt lettering on the spine, brown coated endpapers, tissue-guarded frontispiece a line drawing in black by Reginald Birch, full-page line drawings in black by Birch throughout; octavo size (8.5" by 7"), pagination: [i-vii] viii [ix] x [xi-xii] [1] 2-193 [194-212].

___CONDITION: Volume is near fine, with clean boards, a strong, square text block with solid hinges, the interior is clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings; some bumping with minor rubbing to the head and tail of the spine, edges of the board, and corners, spine is very slightly cocked; overall a lovely, near fine example.

___CITATION: BAL no. 2082.

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Price: $100.00