Eleven volume set with first volume signed, "Yours sincerely, Kate Douglas Wiggin." Limited #457/500 signed copies. 8vo (8 1/2 in tall); civ, 4366 pp. + 147 plates. Publisher's green buckram with gilt ruled and titled black leather label on spine. Color illustrated title page and two black and white vignette headings. Autograph Edition issued once. "Fleur-de-Lis" first collected. Includes The Birds' Christmas Carol and Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm. Volume XI later autobiography by Kate Douglass Wiggin completes the Autograph Edition. Uniformly bound. Vol I-X with top edge green, fore and lower deckle edges, frontispieces and 123 plates with captioned tissue guards. Vol XI with top edge gilt, frontispiece with captioned tissue guard and 24 plates with captions, laid paper plus index. Leaves intermittently uncut. Spines and boards lightly sunned, tips and labels show light wear, pages slightly age toned, leaf opened roughly, occasional tear, faint stain. Vol V fore-edge with wormhole. Vol XI spine and label show wear, page margins intermittently foxed. Kate Douglas Wiggin headed the first free kindergarten on the US West Coast. To raise money for the school, Kate Wiggin privately published The Story of Patsy and The Birds' Christmas Carol, both to great success. Wiggin devoted her life to child welfare in an era when children were considered cheap labor. BAL 22679 and 22689. Signed by Author(s). Very Good. No jackets as issued. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: THE WRITINGS OF KATE DOUGLAS WIGGIN ...
Publisher: (Riverside Press for) Houghton Mifflin
Publication Date: 1923
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Houghtton Mifflin, Boston and New York, 1917. Hardcover. Condition: Good +. No Jacket. Autographed Edition. Hard Cover. Good +/No Jacket. Limited Edition. Signed by Author. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. "Edition limited to 500 signed and numbered copies of which this is number 293", Signed "Yours Sincerely, Kate Douglas Wiggin, 1917' ahead of title page in Volume 1, contains the works of this beloved children's author with paste in full color prints and engravings, Volume 9 is missing but includes Volume 11 containing her autobiography titled "My Garden of Memory", this book is copyrighted 1923, green cloth covered boards with small black block on spine containing author's name, books included in each volume and "Autograph Edition" lettered on spine, Boards are slightly scuffed but very little bumping or shelf wear on edges and corners, volume 4 has a couple of stains on the front cover, Inside all books are clean and sound, hinges tight with no cracking, pages are untrimmed, some sections uncut, her popular titles included are "Bird's Christmas Carol, Timothy Quest, Susanna and Sue, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, Rose O' the River, Penelope, etc". Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # E401
Book Description Houghton Mifflin, (1917)., Boston, 1917. Hard Bound. Condition: Very Good. Limited Edition. Nice original blue cloth. Mostly still unopened with two pages roughly opened, one with a corner chip and another with a margin tear (no text affected), else Very Good. No Dust Jacket. Limited Edition, No. 175 of 500 signed and numbered copies. SIGNED by Kate Douglas Wiggin. Seller Inventory # 019610
Book Description Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1917. 10 volumes only (of 11). Illustrated. 8vo, publisher's 3/4 green morocco over decorated paper-covered boards, t.e.g. First edition; No. 93 of 500 sets. This set is lacking Volume VII. Spines very slightly tanned; otherwise very nice. Signed, "Yours Faithfully Kate Douglas Wiggin.". Seller Inventory # 48551
Book Description Boston: Houghton Mifflin, (1917)., 1917. Illustrated by Colored plates, some tipped-in. Stated Autograph edition. Edition Limited to 500 Signed and numbered copies, of which this is number 375. 11 volumes. Green cloth, Black leather spine flashes printed gilt, uncut & unopened. Signed by author in Volume One. Medium 8vo. Very Good/No jackets, as issued. Many unopened sections, occasional nicks to spine labels, internally near fine. BAL 22679. Includes My Garden of Memory: An Autobiography, as a uniformly bound volume 11, c.1923 (pp. xxv, 465. Index) which has faint old bottom line dampstain throughout BAL 22689. (Post quoted at cost for destination). Seller Inventory # OWBWRI105796
Book Description Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston and New Tork, 1917. 11 vols. Illustrated. 8vo, original 3/4 olive morocco, marbled sides, t.e.g. Autograph edition; no 102 of 500 sets, signed by Kate Douglas Wiggin. A very nice set, with some slight sunning to the spines of a few of the volumes. Bookplates on pastedowns. Seller Inventory # 29588
Book Description Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1918. Hardcover. First Edition. Edition limited to 500 signed and numbered copies. Bright green half morocco over marbled boards, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Illustrated. Previous owner's bookplates on the front pastedown endpapers. The spine of volume 11 is faded else a fine set.; Octavo; Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # 146