EDITHAS BURGLAR - A Story For Children (Illustrated)
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Add to basket. Rare find - there's only 1 of these in stock. Item details Vintage from the 19th century. The book features illustrations throughout by Henry Sandham as well as a facsimile hand-written letter to the publishers from Elsie Leslie Lyde the original Editha.
Charming antique children's book about innocence, parental love, and social class. Condition: Light soiling to covers and spine; worn corners the tips of the boards are exposed. Tight binding. No loose pages. The text pages are in nice condition with only an occasional small stain or ink smudge; no writing, foxing or tears found.
There is a crack at the hinge at the front of the book. Ready for dispatch in 1 business day. There was a problem calculating your delivery. Please try again. Choose country United States Singapore. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork. I WILL begin by saying that Editha was always rather a queer little girl, and not much like other children.
She was not a strong, healthy little girl, and had never been able to run about and play; and, as she had no sisters or brothers, or companions of her own size, she was rather old-fashioned, as her aunts used to call it. She had always been very fond of books, and had learned to read when she was such a tiny child, that I should almost be afraid to say how tiny she was when she read her first volume through.
Her papa wrote books himself, and was also the editor of a newspaper; and, as he had a large library, Editha perhaps read more than was quite good for her. She was very fond of the newspapers, because she found so many curious things in them,—stories, for instance, of strange events which happened every day in the great city of London, and yet never seemed to happen anywhere near where she lived.
When she first began to read about.
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