Very Good. No Jacket. Navy blue cloth binding in near fine condition with red title lettering and red and yellow floral design plus drawing of boy on cover. Spine tips are bumped and so are bottom two tips. Has 26 pages of adverts in rear with a few loose. Front hinge beginning. Both former owner's names on ffe.
Very Good. No Jacket. 12mo-over 6¾-7¾" tall. 281pp. + 6pp. ads. Original bright blue cloth stamped decoratively in black with a vine and tree branch motif and an inset profile of a boy in a diamond shaped box. Spine also stamped with a gilt box, which is rubbed. Patterned green endpapers. Frontispiece engraving. Front hinge cracked and cleanly reglued. Small ownership inscription on the front free endpaper. Corners bumped and rubbed, two corners barely rubbed through at the tips. A fairly bright copy. Burt was the publisher for the first edition of this title, but the true first is in a paperback format (see Bennett #47). The address given in the ads for this title is 66 Reade Street.
Very Good. No Jacket. Book 281pp. + 38pp. ads. with the Reade Street address. Original decorative cloth, patterned endpapers. The true first edition was printed as a paperback by Burt a few months before it came out as a hardcover as part of their "Burt's Home Series", ". a rather deluxe set in somewhat more-elegant-than-usual cloth covers" (Gardner pages 406-07). This is the first hardcover edition. Corners bumped and rubbed through at the tips. Bottom end of spine rubbed through in several places along the edge. Pencil gift inscription on the first blank page. Size: 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall.
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