New York: The Century Company, (1887). First Edition, Second Issue, Later Printing. Hardcover. Glossy pictorial paper over boards, 4to (10 inches [25.4 cm] tall), pp. (xii), 144, colored endpapers, illustrated with Cox's Brownie drawings throughout, Ownership page not yet filled in. Volume with very light bumps to upper corners and spine ends, the occasional light finger soil mark to text, pencil erasure to ffep and p. xi / (xii) leaf detached and loose with evidence of an old tape repair - but present. Unclipped illustrated DJ is toned and rubbed with small edge tears and chips and two large seven inch vertical closed tears to front panel. At Least Very Good / Good Plus. Item #2136
An early reprint of the first edition, second issue with "Copyright, 1887, by The Century Co." printed at the center of copyright page and "The de Vinne Press Imprimatur" printed at the foot of the copyright page, "Forty-Fifth Thousand" printed on title page and p. (xii) showing ads for "The Brownies at Home" (1893) and "Another Brownie Book" (1890) - but lacking the next title in the series "The Brownies Around the World" (1894) - so this copy likely an 1893 printing. A very collectible copy of an important 19th century childrens book complete with it's original dust jacket. Ref. Blanck, p. 84 ; Tanselle, 87.8.
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