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1905 A Little Princess : Frances Hodgson Burnett : Arts & Crafts Binding 1st Ed

1905 A Little Princess : Frances Hodgson Burnett : Arts & Crafts Binding 1st Ed

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A Little Princess
Being the whole story of Sara Crewe now told for the first time

By Frances Hodgson Burnett

With original illustrations in colour by Harold Piffard

Published by Frederick Warne, 1905. First Edition. Hardback, decorative cloth binding, 8vo, patterned endpapers, 302 pages plus 6 pages of publisher's adverts. With 8 plates illustrated in colour.

A very good copy of this classic childrens title in its first edition form. The decorative cloth binding is very good. Endpapers good. All contents present including all colour plates. The pages are very good throughout and free from foxing, stains etc. With neat gift inscription to the front endpaper. Overall a very good first edition.

A Little Princess is a children's novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, first published as a book in 1905. It is an expanded version of the short story "Sara Crewe: or, What Happened at Miss Minchin's", which was serialized in St. Nicholas Magazine from December 1887, and published in book form in 1888. According to Burnett, after she composed the 1902 play A Little Un-fairy Princess based on that story, her publisher asked that she expand the story as a novel with "the things and people that had been left out before". The novel was published by Charles Scribner's Sons (also publisher of St. Nicholas) with illustrations by Ethel Franklin Betts and the full title A Little Princess: Being the Whole Story of Sara Crewe Now Being Told for the First Time

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