• The William E. Self Library, I auction at Christies

    Sale 2153

    The William E. Self Library, Important English and American Literature

    4 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 33

    BURNETT, Frances Hodgson (1849-1924). Little Lord Fauntleroy. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1886.

    Price Realised  

    BURNETT, Frances Hodgson (1849-1924). Little Lord Fauntleroy. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1886.

    8o. 14-page publisher's catalogue at end. Illustrated by Reginald B. Birch. Original blue-gray pictorial cloth (extremities a bit rubbed, else bright and fresh); blue cloth slipcase.

    FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING, with the DeVinne Press imprint on verso of final text leaf. First published serially in St. Nicholas Magazine from November 1885 to October 1886, Little Lord Faunterloy became the "first novel by an American to give us an extended account, perhaps not wholly accurate, of the 'life and culture' of Victorian nobility" (Grolier American). BAL 2064; Grolier American 89; Johnson High Spots 18; Peter Parley to Penrod 80.


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