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Little Men: Life at Plumfield with Jo's Boys / Louisa M. Alcott


Kathleen V. Roberts Collection of Decorated Publishers' Bindings

1860sJuvenile fictionConduct of life

6-3/4 in

4-1/2 in

Louisa May Alcott

First American



United States

North America


Press of John Wilson and Son



United States

North America

Publisher's Binding

Bound in green cloth with gilt titles to cover and spine enclosed within a decorated oval. This is a uniform binding published by Roberts. Illustrated with a frontis plate. Three additional plates. Rust stone endpapers.

Handwritten on flyleaf: "Pearl Judd Bentley -- 77 Rotch Street -- New Bedford -- Mass. -- Sept. 8, 1933 -- While Miss Alcott was in Rome in 1871, news of the death of her brother-in-law, John B. Pratt, reached her: 'Began to write a new book, "Little Men," that John's death may not leave Anna and the dear little boys in want.'"

John Wilson & Son


Identical copy in rust cloth (2015.7.28)

Bibliography of American Literature

BAL 167

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