A Child’s Journey with Dickens. KATE DOUGLAS WIGGIN.

A Child’s Journey with Dickens.

Publisher: Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, (1912).
Edition: First edition, later printing (the first should be dated 1912 on the title page), but curiously the points for the collation and ads correspond to what BAL describes for the first printing.
Bibliographical References: BAL 22662.
Condition: Very good copy.
Book ID: 15303


8vo, green quarter cloth, rust-brown boards, dark green lettering. Frontis portrait and one plate.


¶ A good association copy: “Dear Kathleen Norris: / I was the child & / this my first journey / into the world. / Kate Douglas Wiggin [and below that:] From ‘Rebecca,’ Hollis, Maine / to / ‘Mother,’ Port Washington.” An account of a train trip Wiggin took as a young girl, in which she encountered Charles Dickens with the publisher James R. Osgood. The reference to “Mother” is to Kathleen Norris’ first book, the novel of that title, while “Rebecca” is to Wiggins’ Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm.

Price: $225.00