Books: ‘Little Women’

I’m going to kick things off on The Kipling Project by spotlighting the books I have found and am planning on restoring. The first up is “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott. This particular edition is the “New Illustrated” edition, published by Little, Brown, and Company in 1927.

It’s an early combined edit; the artwork, cover, and format are the same as the first combined edition, printed in 1896.

My copy is in fairly rough shape. The cover and the spine need a lot of work; all of the gilding has worn off the spine, and the fabric is torn in several places. But inside the binding and pages are still good.

This is one of the books I am currently planning on keeping for myself. It’s a childhood favorite, and it doesn’t appear to be worth anything at the moment, especially in it’s current state.


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