Louisa May Alcott, The Children’s Friend. EDNAH DOW CHENEY.

Louisa May Alcott, The Children’s Friend.

Publisher: Boston: L. Prang & Co., (1888).
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: Not described in BAL, but noted in Merle Johnson, American First Editions.
Condition: Cloth a little rubbed and spotted; very good copy.
Book ID: 26024


Oblong 8vo, decorated blue cloth, silver lettering. Frontis and illustrations by Lizbeth B. Comins.


The first book about Louisa May Alcott, written as a memorial volume shortly after her death in 1888. In addition to Ednah Cheney's memoir, there is material by Alcott, including the first appearance of the poem “To My Father.” The following year Cheney edited Alcott’s Life, Letters, & Journals.

Price: $200.00

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