Nov 21, 2013 - Sale 2332

Sale 2332 - Lot 57

Price Realized: $ 594
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
(CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.) Sidney, Margaret. Five Little Peppers. Illustrations throughout, full-page and in-text. 8vo, original green cloth decorated in gilt, brown, and red, slight lean, slightly shaken, spine tips and corners slightly frayed, moderate wear and finger-soiling; front hinge cracked. Boston: D. Lothrop and Company, (1880)

Additional Details

first edition with plate caption on p. 231 reading "said Polly" (replaced with "Phronsie" later states), though with contest noted; advertisements at end. In first state binding with ampersand in publisher's monogram on front cover in gilt. The first book in the immensely popular series of the time, later the basis for several films as well. Peter Parley to Penrod, p. 54.