The Railway Children. First Edition (1906)
Book ID: 65176
The Railway Children. With Drawings by C.E. Brock. New York: Macmillan Co., 1906. First American Edition. Pp, 309, top edge in gilt. Pictorial cloth boards with title in red to front cover & in gilt to spine. Shelf-wear to cloth along edges and corners. Neat gift inscription to front free endpaper, with some foxing & marks to contents pages. Overall a good copy.
A much loved children’s classic, originally serialised in ‘The London Magazine’ during 1905 and first published in book form in both England & America in 1906. It has been adapted for the screen several times, of which the 1970 film version directed by Lionel Jeffries and staring Jenny Agutter, is the best known.
Edith Nesbit was an English writer and poet, who published her books for children as E. Nesbit.