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The Secret Garden


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London: Heinemann, 1911. First Edition. Hard Cover. Dust Jacket. First UK Edition First Impression. First edition in book form and the first Charles Robinson edition, first printing. Publisher's original green cloth with gilt titles and decoration to the upper board and spine, in the original D/W (priced 6/- net to the spine (as called for). The first issue of the D/W can be identified by the publication date on the front panel (1911) and the price of 6/- to the spine. Illustrated with 8 full page colour plates by Charles Robinson. An attractive very good or better copy, the binding clean and the gilt very bright. There is a 1911 previous owner's ink inscription to the blank reverse of the front free endpaper and a little spotting to the margins and page edges. Complete with the original first issue pictorial D/W which is rubbed and nicked but is clean and attractive. There are several small chips to the spine tips and to the top edge of the upper and lower panels not affecting the lettering or illustration. Housed in a custom-made bespoke quarter black morocco solander case. [Note: The Secret Garden is widely regarded as one of the most satisfying children's books ever written. The secret of the book's success and enduring popularity is not just the writer's knack for story-telling but her instinctive knowledge of child psychology reflected in her portrait of how Mary Lennox and her friends bloom themselves as they tend their garden and turn it into a small paradise in the middle of the bleak Yorkshire landscape]. Photographs/scans available upon request

Frances Hodgson Burnetts' timeless tale The Secret Garden introduces us to a sour little girl. Mary Lennox is NOT a pleasure to be around. In fact, she yells like a little princess, can't make friends, and simply despises everything. She remains quite contrary until she helps her garden grow - and finds someone worse off than herself to bring along for the ride.  Closed off in a creepy manor house on the Yorkshire moors, how can children expect to grow towards the light?


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  "caro muy caro "

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