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THE STORY OF LITTLE JANE AND ME. By M. E. --- & --- POLLY AND THE AUNT. By The Aunt. The Dedication copy

THE STORY OF LITTLE JANE AND ME. By M. E. --- & --- POLLY AND THE AUNT. By The Aunt. The Dedication copy

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THE STORY OF LITTLE JANE AND ME. By M. E. --- & --- POLLY AND THE AUNT. By The Aunt. The Dedication copy

by BLATCHFORD. MARY EDGCUMBE

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Houghton, Mifflin & Co. The Riverside Press. Boston. U. S. A. 1898 + 1906. FIRST EDITIONS. 2 volumes. 8vo. (7.9 x 5.8 inches). The second work is the dedication copy. The printed dedication leaf reads: " To C. N. R. Thy acceptance Maketh blest". Both volumes are inscribed by the Author to Caroline Nelson Russell and Polly and the Aunt contains the author's manuscript addition of the real names of characters where they have been changed for publication, as well as some notes. Illustrated with mono portrait plates, each with the subjects names and birth (& some death) dates written by the Author on the reverse. Fine copies in fine contemporary presentation leather bindings by the Riverside Bindery. Both bound in full red morocco. Spines with raised bands. Compartments decorated and lettered in gilt. Double gilt ruled border on boards. Top edge gilt. Board edges with decorative gilt roll. Inner boards with decorative gilt borders to the leather turn-ins. Marbled endpapers. The author's bookplate on the front paste-down endpaper of Little Jane. The Author's inscriptions written on the front blank endpapers. Fine copies of these scarce titles with the bonus of not only being family copies, but one of them the dedication copy. The Osborne Collection of Children's books has a 1926 reprint of Little Jane and no copy of Polly and the Aunt.

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Title
THE STORY OF LITTLE JANE AND ME. By M. E. --- & --- POLLY AND THE AUNT. By The Aunt. The Dedication copy
Author
BLATCHFORD. MARY EDGCUMBE
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Hardcover
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Houghton, Mifflin & Co. The Riverside Press. Boston. U. S. A. 1898 + 1906
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Reprint
Any printing of a book which follows the original edition. By definition, a reprint is not a first edition.
Gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...
Inscribed
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Dedication Copy
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Top Edge Gilt
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Morocco
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