The Secret Garden. First Edition (1911)
Book ID: 63694
The Secret Garden. Illustrated by Charles Robinson. London; Heinemann, 1911. First Edition. Publisher’s green buckram, title and illustration stamped in gilt to upper cover, with decorative floral motif and title to spine. Light spotting to preliminary leaves, neat gift inscription to front free endpaper, with minor wear to edges, otherwise a very good copy.
Eight plates in colour with titled tissue-guards by prolific book illustrator Charles Robinson.
The Secret Garden was first serialized, starting in autumn 1910, in The American Magazine, a publication aimed at adults. The entire book was first published in the summer of 1911 by Frederick A. Stokes in New York and simultaneously by Heinemann in London. Set in England, it is one of Burnett’s most popular novels and seen as a classic of English children’s literature. Several stage and film adaptations have been made.