About this book . . .
This is a first edition children's classic, Pollyanna, written by Eleanor H. Porter published in 1913. Pollyanna originally appeared as a serial in the The Christian Herald Almanac. It's a classic that's been delighting children for over 110 years.
This particular book had three owners. The first was Mary Kerr in 1913. And then Mary's little sister, Pearl, in 1927. The book was special to Pearl because she had such an attachment to Pollyanna, and she and her much older sister, Mary, were very close. Pearl grew up, got married, and had a daughter of her own named Rebecca, and the book was passed to her. The book was brought to the book shop by Rebecca's daughter in 2018. So the book stayed in the family for over a century.
There is no haunted history attached to this book. We're not selling it as a haunted item - only as an old rare book.
The first edition of this book, in good condition, is selling for up to $1,800, and the lowest, in poor condition, for $600.
The book is in good condition for its age and level of handling. It's old, and it's certainly not pristine, but the pages are intact and readable. There is writing in the front - Pearl's name and the year, 1927. The title page and an attached page are tore out of the book (see picture), but they're included. There is no obvious damage except a puncture-type tear on one of the pages. Some pages are slightly faded. It has a red cloth hard cover with some fraying and fading. There is a stain on the interior back cover. The book is 310 pages, and the size is approximately 7x5.
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First Edition Pollyanna, 1913, Classic Children's Literature by Eleanor H. Porter. Collectors. Antique Book. Vintage Book. Good Condition.
About this book . . .