Boston: George W. Briggs & Co., 1855. First Edition. 8vo., 182pp.; G+; bound in original blind- and gilt-stamped brown cloth, gilt lettering; cover of tail of spine coming loose, head of spine missing, chips to rest of spine; rubbing, bumping, and fraying to corners, board edges; some water damage, cloth on boards has some waviness and air-pockets, lower edge of ffep through title page, page 174-end; water damage to the corners and lower edges of plates; pencil writing to endpapers; colored frontis and five b/w plates; Alcott's first book, a collection of fables about nature she wrote at age 16 for her friend and neighbor Ellen Emerson, the daughter of Ralph Waldo Emerson. It was published in an edition of 1600 copies.; KS consignment.
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Boston: Robert Brothers, 1869. First Edition, Early Printing; First Edition, Third State. Octavo, 2 volumes; G; bound in publisher's uniform terracotta cloth, brown-coated endpapers; moderate wear and rubbing, including peeling to heads and tails of spines, large peeling along lower rear hinge of volume 2, some bumping to corners, some gatherings loosening; matching bookplates to front pastedowns, dated 1894, marking these as volumes 1 and 2 of a personal library; name in ink to sfep; interior free of most age-marks; each volume with frontispiece with tissue-guard and 3 plates, as issued. All eight plates have been colored in an early hand; tear to lower fore corner of page 211 of volume 1, with small loss to text Part One: vi, 7-341, , advertisements pages 3, 2, 11, 12, 15-20. Early Printing, with notice for "Little Women, Part Two" on page 341 and no 'Part One' statement to spine. BAL states "there were at least three printings dated 1869 before the notice was added to p. 341; and, four 1869 printings have been noted without the Part One statement on the spine" Part Two: iv, 359, , advertisements pages 15, 12, 11, 3, 2, 18, 19, 20, First Edition, Third State, with page iv having note "Little Women, Part First, is published in a volume uniform with this," 5 entries on page , and "Handy Volume Series / I. / Happy Thoughts...." on page ; Also sold with 'Old-Fashioned Girl' and 'Little Men', Boston: Robert Brothers, 1870/1871, both in Fair condition, with hand-colored plates and marked volumes 3/4 of the personal library.; AS consignment; shelved case 2.
London: Collins. Octavo; G/Fair+; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, blue with blue print, illustration; DJ in mylar, small tears at spine ends and flap corners, small portion at front top edge torn away, surface tear to rear, creased hinges, names in ink on front and rear flaps; Boards in blue cloth with silver print, light wear to spine caps and corners, toning to top edge; Text block has blue tinted top edge, name in ink on front flyleaf, tanning to endpapers, hinge tear at top of front endpapers, else clean and tight; 288 pages, frontispiece (color).
New York and Boston: Books, Inc., Publishers, n.d. Octavo; pp 301; G/G; red, black and green pictorial spine with black and white text; dust jacket has modest rubbing to edges; few closed chips to edges; price clipped front flap; mylar wraps; cloth has mild wear to corners; clean exterior; text block has light tone to exterior edges; previous owner's name and some writing to ffep; text pages clean;.
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, Publishers, 1947. Octavo; G+; pp 385; 1/4 bound red/beige spine with red and beige text; no jacket; brown slipcase; paper label to front panel; some rubbing to edges; cloth exterior shows some soiling to exterior; strong boards; text block exterior edges have modest smudges; pictorial endpapers; frontispiece; good binding; illustrated; interior clean.