LITTLE WOMEN, OR MEG, JO, BETH, AND AMY [TWO VOLUMES]. Louisa May Alcott.
LITTLE WOMEN, OR MEG, JO, BETH, AND AMY [TWO VOLUMES]
LITTLE WOMEN, OR MEG, JO, BETH, AND AMY [TWO VOLUMES]
LITTLE WOMEN, OR MEG, JO, BETH, AND AMY [TWO VOLUMES]
LITTLE WOMEN, OR MEG, JO, BETH, AND AMY [TWO VOLUMES]
LITTLE WOMEN, OR MEG, JO, BETH, AND AMY [TWO VOLUMES]
LITTLE WOMEN, OR MEG, JO, BETH, AND AMY [TWO VOLUMES]

LITTLE WOMEN, OR MEG, JO, BETH, AND AMY [TWO VOLUMES]

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, [1], 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, [1], 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 [364], and "Handy Volume Series / I. / Happy Thoughts...." on page [365];

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.

1341264

Shelved Dupont Bookstore

Price: $9,600

NOTES

BAL 158/159;

Little Women is a novel by American author Louisa May Alcott (1832–1888) which was originally published in two volumes in 1868 and 1869. Alcott wrote the book over several months at the request of her publisher. Following the lives of the four March sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy—the novel details their passage from childhood to womanhood and is loosely based on the author and her three sisters. Little Women was an immediate commercial and critical success, with readers demanding to know more about the characters. Alcott quickly completed a second volume (titled Good Wives in the United Kingdom, although this name originated from the publisher and not from Alcott). It was also successful. The two volumes were issued in 1880 as a single novel titled Little Women. [wikipedia]

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