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An Enchanted Garden: Fairy Stories

by Molesworth, Mrs. (Mary Louisa)

Price: $25.00
from: Rose's Books, IOBA


  • Seller Inventory #: LL-b837-08
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Fair
  • Illustrator: Hennessy, W. J.
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Cassell Publishing Company
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1892
  • Keywords: FAIRY TALES CHILDREN'S LITERATURE

New York: Cassell Publishing Company, 1892. Presumed first edition. 16mo. Cloth. 221 p. Illustrated. Mrs. Molesworth was a Victorian writer whose stories were aimed at girls too old for fairies and princesses but too young for Austen and the Brontës. They were written to entertain and amuse but also contained moral lessons of the day. This is an ex-library copy from the Sturgis Library in Barnstable, Massachusetts, and was lovingly read by many Cape Cod girls. Retains library bookplate from 1892, pocket, date due slip, and stamps. Boards worn and faded, spine torn, hinges cracked. Fair.. Cloth. Fair. Illus. by Hennessy, W. J.. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. Ex-Library.