Boston: L. C. Page and Company, 1901. Hardcover. First printing. 66 pages. Hardcover, bound in tan cloth with the front board decorated with a scene in green, blue, red and white. Very good condition, with a gift inscription ("A Merry / Christmas / to Helen / from / Catherine P / December 25, / 1902.") in ink on the front free endpaper, but otherwise a clean, sound copy. Illustrated with a frontispiece and five other tinted plates from drawings by L. J. Bridgman. Sixteen pages of ads for the publisher's other books for children in the rear of the book. Item #1633
One of the first four titles in the publisher's Little Cousin series, it turned out to be quite a successful book, going through twenty-one printings by February 1917.