DescriptionLucretia Hale. The Peterkin Papers. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1880.
First edition. Twelvemo. 246 pages. Eight black and white illustrations with tissue guards.
Publisher's green cloth with black and gilt titles and decorations. Housed in a custom slipcase of green leather over green cloth with gilt spine titles and five raised bands. Moderate wear to the extremities. Rubbed corners and boards. Front hinge starting. Bookplate on front pastedown and previous owner's signature on front flyleaf. Overall, a very good copy.
Appeared serially as early as 1868 in Our Young Folks and later, beginning in 1874, in St. Nicholas. Received at the Library of Congress November 18, 1880.
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