Item #16920 Elsie's Vacation [Elsie Dinsmore #17]. Martha Finley.
Elsie's Vacation [Elsie Dinsmore #17]
Elsie's Vacation [Elsie Dinsmore #17]
Elsie's Vacation [Elsie Dinsmore #17]
Elsie's Vacation [Elsie Dinsmore #17]
Elsie's Vacation [Elsie Dinsmore #17]

Elsie's Vacation [Elsie Dinsmore #17]

New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, [1900]. Hardcover with Dust Jacket.

Maroon cloth with stamped designs. 7.25 inches tall; 292 pages. The bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate shelf handling wear. Probably a 1906 printing. With a Gimbals Bookstore sticker on the rear pastedown.

The dust jacket has toned on the spine with small loss on the lower and top of the spine. Closed tear above the 'E' on the front; wear along the rear top edge. Now in a new protective Mylar sleeve.  Uncommon in a dust jacket.

Very Good / Good. Item #16920

Martha Finley was a 19th century American author of children's stories. Her characters were good children rewarded for their high moral character.

She wrote Elsie Dinsmore in 1867. Elsie was a virtuous Christian girl who resisted small temptations. Finley wrote 27 books about Elsie taking her through her adult life and ending with her as a grandmother. This series was popular in the United States and in Britain selling over 25,000,000 books.

Price: $35.00