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Item specifics

Condition: Used
Seller notes: GOOD minus : no dust jacket, hard covers, publisher's original green cloth, gilt stamped upper panel & spine, cloth rubbed, faint ring marks to both panels, boards are a little bowed suggestive of moisture exposure, hinges sound, original pictorial endpapers, top edge of text block coloured green, touch of light foxing, no inscriptions, text block bright & clean, eight coloured plates with labelled tissue guards, as called for
Author:

Frances Hodgson Burnett

Date of Publication:

1900-1949

Format:

Hardback

Subject:

Childhood, magical places

Fiction Subject:

Vintage Children's

Printing Year:

1912

Language:

English

Condition:

Used

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THE SECRET
GARDEN

By
FRANCES HODGSON BURNETT

ILLUSTRATED BY
CHARLES ROBINSON



LONDON
William Heinemann
1912


Book Specification

Format Cloth bound hard cover
Language English
Pagination [i-iv] v-vii [viii] 1-306 (plus 6-page publisher's catalogue)
Book Size Octavo
Approx. Book Dimensions (Width, Height, Depth) in mm 154 x 207 x 35
Approx weight (grammes) 640g
(I)SBN n/a
Date This Edition Published January, 1912 (Second Impression)
Date Of Original Publication October, 1911


Condition  / Description
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GOOD minus : no dust jacket, hard covers, publisher's original green cloth, gilt stamped upper panel & spine, cloth rubbed, faint ring marks to both panels,  boards are a little bowed suggestive of moisture exposure, hinges sound, original pictorial endpapers, top edge of text block coloured green, touch of light foxing,  no inscriptions, text block bright & clean, eight coloured plates with labelled tissue guards, as called for


The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Illustrated by Charles Robinson, with 8 colour plates, each with labelled tissue guard.

A classic of children's literature, and one of Burnett's most popular novels.

When Mary Lennox is sent to Misselthwaite Manor to live with her uncle everybody says she is the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen. It is true, too. Mary is  pale, spoilt and quite contrary. But she is also horribly lonely. Then one day she hears about a garden in the grounds of the Manor that has been kept locked and  hidden for years. And when a friendly robin helps Mary find the key, she discovers the most magical place anyone could imagine...

This is the Second Impression, published by Heinemann, London,  in January, 1912, the First Edition having been published in October 1911.



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