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1 Wiggin, Kate Douglas A SUMMER IN A CANON: A California Story
Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company/The Riverside Press, Cambridge: 1889. First edition, first printing. In terra cotta cloth with lettering in gilt, illustrations in gilt (cactus) and black (mountains and campfire). Hardcover. Very good: shaken, bookplate to pastedown, owner's bold, 1889-dated signature to flyleaf, wear to extremities, mild spine slant, dots of stain and fading to spine, soiling to a few pages. Charming b&w tissue-guarded frontis and chapter heads. 
Neglected California yarn by the author of REBECCA OF SUNNYBROOK FARM. Though born in Maine, Wiggin and her family moved to California--where she established the first kindergarten west of the Rockies. The canyon is Las Flores, north of Santa Monica. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2 Wiggin, Kate Douglas; illustrated by Helen Mason Grose THE BIRDS' CHRISTMAS CAROL
New York: Grosset & Dunlap Publishers, [no date]. Vintage reprint. Hardcover. Fine, in bright leaf-green composition binding with darker green lettering and red top-edge tint; in a spotted, rubbed, edgeworn illustrated dust jacket with jacket art that is, nonetheless, bright and vivid. 
This edition of Wiggin's evergreen about little Carol Bird, who was born on Christmas day, is illustrated with full color plates and b&w intext and chapter head drawings by Helen Mason Grose. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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3 Wiggin, Kate Douglas THE GIRL AND THE KINGDOM; with Notes on the Development of the Kindergarten in California
(Los Angeles): (Local Convention Committee/International Kindergarten Union), (1925). First edition, first printing: a chapbook original. Fading to the stiff cardstock covers, else fine in stapled wraps; 12mo. Tipped into page 47 is an addendum on the history of kindergarten in California. 
Wiggin, one of the leading forces in the development of kindergarten in California, gave the LA City Teachers Club the manuscript of this story as a contribution to its fund, and it is here published as a convention gift for members of the IKU. 
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