Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1903.
First Edition, Early Issue. Hardcover. Signed by Author. "God bless Aunt Miranda! God bless the brick house that was! God bless the brick house that is to be!" From TBCL's Children's Bookcase. First Edition, early issue of this enduring and beloved classic of American children's fiction, Inscribed by Kate Douglas Wiggin on the front free endpaper. "To.with sincere regard / from the author / Kate Douglas Wiggin / March 1904". A bright, fresh, very good copy in decorated green cloth depicting the 'brick house' where Rebecca Rowena Randall lived with her aunts, yellow titles and decorations to the spine, dated title page and copyright page and line 13 on page 327 reading "bricks, glowing in the October sun." Small 8vo. 327 pp. Housed in a TBCL green Nuba slipcase. "May I thank you for Rebecca? I would have quested the wide world over to make her mine, only I was born too long ago and she was born but yesterday. Why could she not have been my daughter? Why couldn't it have been I who bought the three hundred cakes of soap? Why, O, why?" Jack London in a letter to Kate Douglas Wiggin. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Item #32561 Price: US$425.00