The Young Visiters.
Or Mr. Salteenas Plan. With a preface by J. M. Barrie.London, Chatto & Windus, 1919 Stock Code: 126691
NotesFirst edition, first impression, signed and dated by the author on the half-title in the year of publication, "Daisy Ashford Nov. 15th 1919", rare thus. Originally written in 1890 when she was nine years old, she rediscovered it in 1917 and published it with the support of J. M. Barrie almost exactly as it had been originally written, with childish spelling and grammatical mistakes. An exceptionally popular book, The Young Visiters was reprinted 18 times in 1919 and was quickly adapted for the stage, being first performed in London in 1920 before being transferred to New York.
Small octavo. Original dark brown cloth-backed marbled boards, cream label to spine printed in black, fore edge untrimmed. With the dust jacket.
Photographic portrait frontispiece with tissue guard, facsimile plate of first page of the manuscript.
Spine cocked, traces of previously removed label to front pastedown. A near-fine, bright copy in the very scarce jacket, slightly soiled and rubbed, with small chips to extremities, short closed tear to head of spine and spine fold expertly stabilised.
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