BURNETT, Frances Hodgson (author). BIRCH, [Reginald] (illustrator). The Captain's Youngest: Piccino, And Other Child Stories. London; Frederick Warne And Co. 1894.
8vo. Original mint green pictorial cloth stamped in darker blue, apricot, and gilt to spine and upper cover, top edge olivine, decorative floral endpapers; pp. [xii], xiii + [ii], -183; with pictorial title, frontispiece, and 14 further full-page plates in half-tones or engraved line; a lovely copy in bright condition with light dusting and rubbing to spine, head, heel, and corners, with a couple of small cover marks, internally pleasing with some light scattered foxing, which is somewhat more insistent on two leaves.
First edition, first issue. A collection of four short children's tales including one, How Fauntleroy Occurred, giving some background to the writing of the author's most famous work.