New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1886. First edition, early state. Hardcover. 209; pp. Gray cloth with gilt, red and black decorative pictorial stamping and titles. Brown endpapers. With sixteen pages of publisher advertisements at the rear. Good. The extremities are darkened and rubbed, and the cloth at the spine ends is heavily chipped. There is a contemporary gift inscription on the front flyleaf. The pages are age-toned. The text block is cracked at p. 83, however the book is still very sturdy. First edition, early state, with 16 pages of ads at the rear, not 14. No DeVinne Press imprint. Item #37668
With illustrations from drawings by Reginald B. Birch, illustrations which established trends in fashion at the time. Francis Hodgson Burnett is also famous for her books, The Secret Garden and A Little Princess.