A Little Princess. Being The Whole Story of Sara Crewe Now Told for the First Time. With original illustrations in colour by Ethel Franklin Betts. New York: Scribner's, 1951. Pp vi, 266, with one page catalogue of new publications by Scribner's at rear. Publisher's dark green cloth boards with pictorial plate pasted to upper cover; light shelf-wear to covers, contents bright & clean.
With nine plates in colour by the renowned American artist, Ethel F. Betts, known for the delicate yet strong impact of her illustrations.
First published in 1905 and by the same author as 'The Secret Garden' & 'Little Lord Fauntleroy' this was another of Burnett's well known children's novels. Sara Crewe, a pupil at Miss Minchin's London School, is left in poverty when her father dies, but is later rescued by a mysterious benefactor.