Burnett, Frances Hodgson ~ The Secret Garden : Illustrated By Charles Robinson
William Heinemann, London : 1911
The First UK printing published by Heinemann, London in 1911. The BOOK is in Very Good condition. Publisher's green cloth decorated in gilt. The cloth is worn at the extremities with a little loss at the upper front spine fold. Early splitting at the lower front spine fold. Some early cracking to the front inner hinge but the binding remains tight. Some age related markings and a little soiling to the boards. Green top-stain slightly faded with toning to the fore text-block. Previous owner name to the verso of the upper front free endpaper. Light spotting to the end papers and to the page edges in places. All 8 colour plates and printed tissue guards are present. One small very light stain to the upper edge of the border of the last plate but not involving the illustration. The eight coloured striking illustrations by Charles Robinson remain bright. No wrapper. The book is protected in a loose archival mylar cover. A classic of children's literature and scarce with such attributes.
CONDITION: Very Good