ALCOTT, Louisa M. (author). M.V. WHEELHOUSE (illustrator). Little Women. London; G. Bell and Sons Ltd. 1911.
8vo. Original apricot pictorial cloth blocked and lettered in cream to spine and upper board, top edges stained yellow, others uncut, double-page pictorial endpapers in yellow; pp. [viii] + 306 + [vi], publisher's catalogue; with 8 beautiful coloured plates guarded by tissues (frontispiece bound at p. 5 as always); a clean and attractive copy with slight toning to spine, internally fresh throughout and, unusually, unspotted.
Early edition illustrated thus, published in the Queen's Treasure Series; first published under this imprint in 1909. Mary V. Wheelhouse went on to illustrate the second part of Little Women, entitled Good Wives, in this same year which would explain the republication of this book. Despite its modest production standards this is one of the most attractively illustrated editions of this nineteenth-century American classic.