Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett, Illustrator: Jessie Wilcox Smith
Subject: Short story about a shy, quiet little girl living in a big city. When her parents are offered the opportunity to take care of a house in the suburbs for the summer she meets another little girl in the house and they become playmates.
Publisher: McClure, Phillips and Co, 1904, 2nd Edition, 8vo
1904 edition has been rebound as a half leather tight-back binding. The covers are cream silk bookcloth with blue inclusions, spine is peacock blue goatskin tooled in gold and fitted with plum title skiver. The original cover illustration has been remounted and pasted as an inlay in the front cover. Board papers are Ruscombe Mill ph neutral Conservation Paper, hinges are also peacock goatskin. Headbands are hand-tied in purple and cream silk. Due to the brittleness of the original paper, this edition has been completely de-acidified and re-sized to maintain flexibility in reading. This edition comes with custom clam shell box for storage.