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The Birds' Christmas Carol by Kate Douglas Wiggin - Hardcover - 510th Thousand - 1888-1896 - from Uncommon Works, IOBA (SKU: 724)

The Birds' Christmas Carol

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The Birds' Christmas Carol

by Kate Douglas Wiggin

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Boston: Houghton and Mifflin, 1888-1896. 510th Thousand. Cloth. Very good/poor. Katharine R. Wireman. A very good "510th Thousand" ca. 1896 edition in a poor, but original dustjacket. Difficult to find an early edition with an intact dust jacket. Both the dust jacket and copyright page denote the number of copies of the book of the book. Red cloth pictorial boards, showing a girl with crutches on the cover. The image is repeated on the dust jacket. Moderate soiling to op and bottom edge of book. head and tail of spine worn. Previous owners gift inscription on first free endpaper, dated 1911. Toning and offsetting from dust jacket on paste downs. List of works on last page ends with Wiggin's "Nine Love Songs and a Carol, " which was published in 1896. Dust jacket is tattered and missing pieces. Dust jacket now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. [xii], 69 pp. Duodecimo, 5 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches tall. Kate Douglas Wiggin (September 28, 1856 – August 24, 1923) was an American educator and author of children's stories, most notably the classic children's novel Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm. She started the first free kindergarten in San Francisco in 1878 (the Silver Street Free Kindergarten). With her sister during the 1880s, she also established a training school for kindergarten teachers. Kate Wiggin devoted her adult life to the welfare of children in an era when children were commonly thought of as cheap labor." wikipedia "The Birds' Christmas Carol is a novel by Kate Douglas Wiggin printed privately in 1886 and published in 1888 with illustrations by Katharine R. Wireman. Wiggin published the book to help fund the Silver Street Free Kindergarten, which she founded in 1878. In 1917, the story was adapted as the silent movie "A Bit o' Heaven" starring Mary Louise as Carol, Donald Watson and Ella Gilbert as Mr. and Mrs. Bird and Mary Talbot as Mrs. Ruggles." --wikipedia


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Uncommon Works, IOBA US (US)
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The Birds' Christmas Carol
Kate Douglas Wiggin
Katharine R. Wireman
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Used - Very good
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510th Thousand
Houghton and Mifflin
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rebecca of sunnybrook farm
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About Uncommon Works, IOBA

Member, IOBA. Not your ordinary book store! Uncommon Works specializes in rare, odd, unique, and handmade books, with a focus on Mexico, Latin America, Native America, and the Spanish Conquest. You'll find rare, first editions and first or early printings. You'll even find a few first printings of living authors for sale. We provide services and referrals for book mending, repair, restoration, and binding.We also offer archival storage solutions for your books, photos, or family historical print items.


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