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Little Women by Louisa M. Alcott - Hardcover - circa 1922� - from The First Edition and

Little Women

by Louisa M. Alcott

Condition: Very Good +/no dust jacket

London: Hodder and Stoughton, circa 1922�. Hardcover. Very Good +/no dust jacket. M.E. Gray . Little Women by Louisa M. Alcott for sale. Little Women has 12 colour illustrations by M.E. Gray. Little Women has its original binding. Louisa M Alcott Little Women has the original publisher’s blue binding that is embossed and decorated in gilt to the front and spine with a large oval plate affixed to the front board. The front board is in Fine condition; the spine is in Very Good condition with slight knocks to the top and bottom; and the back board is in Poor condition with damp staining. Louisa M Alcott Little Women has 322 numbered pages with illustrated endpapers, 23 chapters, and 12 tipped-in colour plates mounted on green card with printed borders. The pages are in overall Very Good condition with some pages with a small stain to the tip of the bottom corners of the pages, and discolouration to a few leaves (nothing serious and still able to read the text). The M.E. Gray tipped-in full page colour plates are in Fine condition.


Little Women (or Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy) is a novel by American author Louisa May Alcott (1832–1888). Written and set in the Alcott family home, Orchard House, in Concord, Massachusetts, it was published in two parts in 1868 and 1869. The novel follows the lives of four sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy March—and is loosely based on the author's childhood experiences with her three sisters.


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