Wiggin, Kate Douglas
Title A SUMMER IN A CANON: A California Story
Book Condition 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.
Edition First edition, first printing. In terra cotta cloth with lettering in gilt, illustrations in gilt (cactus) and black (mountains and campfire).
Publisher Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company/The Riverside Press, Cambridge: 1889.
Seller ID 46454.00
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.
California Fiction. Californiana. Children's Literature. Juvenile Fiction. Illustrated Books. California.