Elsie's Friends at Woodburn [Elsie Dinsmore #13]
New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, . Hardcover with Dust Jacket.
Maroon cloth with stamped designs. 7.25 inches tall; 334 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 evenly and heavily toned with a small loss on the bottom spine tip. Light shelf handling with some tiny chips on the rear top. Now in a new protective Mylar sleeve. Uncommon in a dust jacket.
Very Good / Good. Item #16927
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.