Item #10872 Aunt Jane's Nieces at Work. Edith Van Dyne, pseud. L. Frank Baum.

Aunt Jane's Nieces at Work

Chicago: The Reilly & Britton Co., ca. 1912. Very Good / Very Good -. Item #10872

Chicago: The Reilly & Britton Co., ca. 1912. 6th printing with verso of half-title listing seven titles in series, up to Aunt Jane's Nieces on Vacation. Octavo. 299 pp. + advertisements. Illustrated dust jacket with seven titles to rear and "60 cts" price listed. Light tan cloth stamped in dark green and purple. Dark topstain.

Dust jacket heavily chipped and toned with an additional tear along center of front flap. Dampstaining along bottom edge. Jacket now housed in protective mylar. Boards lightly worn along edges, slight lean to spine, and faint smudging to rear. Binding is sound. Ownership inscriptions to front and rear but overall pages clean and unmarked.

Part of a series of books for young girls begun by Baum under the Van Dyne pseudonym in 1906. The publisher's contract called for the books to be "on the style of Louisa M. Alcott stories, but not so good..." The series proved successful, and the publisher kept it going even after Baum's death in 1919.

[Bienvenue & Schmidt pp. 310 - 318].

Price: $150.00

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