or, The Silver Skates. A Story of Life in Holland.New York: James O'Kane, 1866 Stock Code: 138686
The instant bestseller, in original clothFirst edition of the author's best-known children's novel. The work was an instant bestseller, second only to Dickens's Our Mutual Friend in sales. Dodge was the first editor of the children's magazine St. Nicholas, which counted Louisa May Alcott, Rudyard Kipling, Mark Twain, and Frances Hodgson Burnett among its contributors.
Octavo. Original blue cloth boards, gilt title to spine, gilt publisher's initials to front board, blind rule boarder to covers, yellow endpapers.
Four full page illustrations by F. O. C. Darley and Thomas Nast.
Occasional spotting to pages, bookplate to front paste down, page 129 with small paper repair, mild bumping to ends of spine and corners, modest wear to extremities, a very good copy.
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