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A Little Princess | Being the Whole Story of Sara Crewe Now Told for the First Time by  Frances [1849-1924] Illustrated by Harold H. Piffard (1867-1938) was a British artist and aviator Hodgson Burnett - First Edition - 1905 - from Little Stour Books PBFA and Biblio.com

A Little Princess | Being the Whole Story of Sara Crewe Now Told for the First Time

by Hodgson Burnett, Frances [1849-1924] Illustrated by Harold H. Piffard (1867-1938) was a British artist and aviator

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Published by Frederick Warne & Co., Bedford Street, Strand, London First Edition 1905. 1905., 1905. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original gilt decorated racing green cloth covers, (it was released as a first edition in three variant colours, powder blue, black and racing green), gilt title and author lettering to the spine and to the front cover, rectangular colour onlay to the front cover, publisher's orange and white patterned end papers. 8vo. 8½'' x 6''. A Little Princess is a 1905 children's novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. It is an expanded version of Burnett's 1888 short story entitled Sara Crewe: or, What Happened at Miss Minchin's, which was first serialised in St. Nicholas Magazine from 1887 to 1888. According to Burnett, after she composed the 1902 play based on the story, her publisher asked that she expand the story into the novel with 'the things and people that had been left out before.' The original book, A Little Princess: Being the Whole Story of Sara Crewe Now Being Told for the First Time, was published by Charles Scribner's Sons with illustrations by Ethel Franklin Betts. Contains tissue-guarded colour frontispiece., [xi]., 302 (+ 6 page publisher's illustrated catalogue) printed pages of text with seven full-page single-sided colour plates as called for. Old dry damp stain to the bottom edge of the front and rear boards (this does not affect the interior of the book), rubbing to the edges, corners and spine ends, half-title page clipped across the top corner, pencil name and address verso of the frontispiece, scattered foxing. Member of the P.B.F.A.

A Little Princess is a 1904 children's novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. It is a revised and expanded version of Burnett's 1888 serialized novel entitled Sara Crewe: or, What happened at Miss Minchin's boarding school, which was published in St. Nicholas Magazine. According to Burnett, she discovered that she had missed out a great deal of things when writing the novella. She had been composing a play based on the story when she found out a lot of characters she had missed.




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