Monday, August 9, 2010

Little Women, 1947



DSC07118Everyone knows how much I adore everything that Louisa May Alcott has written.

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DSC07118I have come across many different versions of Little Women,

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DSC07118but this one is a sure rare find. Published in 1947, the illustrations in this book are gorgeous.

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DSC07118The quality in the papers that they used in this book let you know this edition was something really special.




DSC07118Illustrated by Louis Jambor, this book has the most incredible illustrations, and ones that I have not seen before.

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DSC07118"The special contents of this edition are copyrighted, 1947 by Gorsset & Dunlap, Inc. printed by Kingsport press. Inc., Kingsport, Tennessee."

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DSC07118I placed it in my etsy shop for the love of old books today.

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DSC07118For your listening pleasure, here is the radio program of Little Women starring June Allison and many other amazing actors.

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5 comments:

myletterstoemily said...

oh, how i would love to have that.
we adore everything about the
lovely book.

i'm holding by breath to check the
price.

myletterstoemily said...

i looked at your shop and found four
items under the louisa alcott section,
but didn't see the book.

what did i do wrong?

i would love to have it . . .

myletterstoemily said...

dear karen,

thank you for replying. i am happy
someone else will enjoy your lovely
"little women."

i will happily await the next book!

thank you, too, for your kinds coments
about sunday lane!

love,
lea

roughmagiccreations said...

Sitting here with tears in my eyes ... This is the very edition my parents bought for me, to introduce me to Little Women all those years ago. How I love this novel!!!

omega57 said...

I have been searching for an edition that matches the vision in my head of the one my mom and I checked out of the library in the late 50's. THe illustrations are still impressed in my 4th grader mind. I think this edition is the one. I just came across your blog for the first time this morning. If you have another one I would like to buy it (or do you bid?) I know knowing about Esty. Thanks for posting al those other lovely books as well.
Linda @ bushel and a pickle