Can never seem to resist a drive to Concord and a visit to Orchard House. On my trip today, I found a beautiful volume of Little Women, published in 1947.
Everyone knows how much I adore everything that Louisa May Alcott has written. Can't you just see Jo running up that walkway into Orchard House?
I have come across many different versions of Little Women,
but this one is the edition that I was given by my mother.
Published in 1947, the illustrations in this book are gorgeous.
The quality in the papers that they used in this book let you know this edition was something really special. This copy is beautiful, clean and the end pages are blue.
Illustrated by Louis Jambor, this book has the most incredible illustrations,
"The special contents of this edition are copyrighted, 1947 by Gorsset & Dunlap, Inc. printed by Kingsport press. Inc., Kingsport, Tennessee."
I placed it in my Etsy Shop For The Love of Old Books today.
I just love all the black and white illustrations, there are many inside this delightful volume.
Of course I can never resist taking the book to be photographed in front of Orchard House, the home where Little Women was written and took place.