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SOLD - Vintage book by Frances Hodgson Burnett (who wrote A Little Princess) In Connection with the De Willoughby Claim 1907 color cover ed

SOLD - Vintage book by Frances Hodgson Burnett (who wrote A Little Princess) In Connection with the De Willoughby Claim 1907 color cover ed

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  • Vintage item from 1900 - 1909
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NOTE: This book has been sold but I keep it up so someone interested can find it (like you!) so that I can know to look for it specifically for them. Of course it won't be the same book but I am good at and love the hunt for books, and can likely find you another copy of that same edition or another beautiful edition of the same book. :) Don't ever hesitate to contact me on sold listings, that's why they are here!

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There is no other book like this one.

Description coming soon! 2/4/17 - clyn

And here's the straight information you may be looking for:

-Full title: In Connection with the De Willoughby Claim
-Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett
-Format: Hardcover, early edition, bright red boards with green and white ink engravings on front and spine with illustration
-Condition: In great shape for an old book (1907! That's 110 years ago!) with no writings or markings or rips on the inside pages except for an exquisitely written name "Mrs. E. J. Parker, 1913" on the inside front cover. Cover and spine are fading and some of the white on "Willoughby" and "claim" are coming off, but you can see this in the pictures -- it is still beautiful and holds together nicely :)
-Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
-Copyright: 1899 Charles Scribner's Sons
-Date published: 1907
-Provenance: I picked this up in a section of a bookstore I frequent in Connecticut that usually has books that are worth nothing, but I like to go through it because sometimes I recognize the authors and will pick out one from the pack that is special and hidden away among the other books. Also I like this section because I'll sometimes pick up a book by a name I don't know, look it up and know that it is not worth much or well-known, and still there will be something about it, and I will take it home and end up finding a new favorite author. I do this a lot, and so when I went through this section and saw the bright red book with "Frances Hodgson Burnett" on it I almost couldn't believe it. I love her, and had not heard of this work before--how could that be? So I brought it home and I know I need to share it now with other fans of A Little Princess and Burnett herself because her writing is so readable and enjoyable, as is this entire story. She was so creative. So, that is where I got this book, completely by chance, in a section I've come to love for just these situations. Before I got it, a LONG time before, a woman named "Mrs. E. J. Parker" owned the book and signed it in beautiful script dated 1913. As to her, she is a mystery, but aren't those the best kind?
-Pricing: I priced this book based on comparative prices I could find online, the fact it is so old and in such great shape, the fact of its having a bright color cover in comparison to other drab-looking copies, and the fact it is written by THE Frances Hodgson Burnett of A Little Princess fame--no matter what she wrote it will always be priceless, and so any book of hers and especially this one is much more valuable than any reprint or e-book copy you might find. If you're going to read her, you've GOT to read her as she was published back then, and that is this copy, worth every penny.
NOTE: This book has been sold but I keep it up so someone interested can find it (like you!) so that I can know to look for it specifically for them. Of course it won't be the same book but I am good at and love the hunt for books, and can likely find you another copy of that same edition or another beautiful edition of the same book. :) Don't ever hesitate to contact me on sold listings, that's why they are here!

---

There is no other book like this one.

Description coming soon! 2/4/17 - clyn

And here's the straight information you may be looking for:

-Full title: In Connection with the De Willoughby Claim
-Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett
-Format: Hardcover, early edition, bright red boards with green and white ink engravings on front and spine with illustration
-Condition: In great shape for an old book (1907! That's 110 years ago!) with no writings or markings or rips on the inside pages except for an exquisitely written name "Mrs. E. J. Parker, 1913" on the inside front cover. Cover and spine are fading and some of the white on "Willoughby" and "claim" are coming off, but you can see this in the pictures -- it is still beautiful and holds together nicely :)
-Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
-Copyright: 1899 Charles Scribner's Sons
-Date published: 1907
-Provenance: I picked this up in a section of a bookstore I frequent in Connecticut that usually has books that are worth nothing, but I like to go through it because sometimes I recognize the authors and will pick out one from the pack that is special and hidden away among the other books. Also I like this section because I'll sometimes pick up a book by a name I don't know, look it up and know that it is not worth much or well-known, and still there will be something about it, and I will take it home and end up finding a new favorite author. I do this a lot, and so when I went through this section and saw the bright red book with "Frances Hodgson Burnett" on it I almost couldn't believe it. I love her, and had not heard of this work before--how could that be? So I brought it home and I know I need to share it now with other fans of A Little Princess and Burnett herself because her writing is so readable and enjoyable, as is this entire story. She was so creative. So, that is where I got this book, completely by chance, in a section I've come to love for just these situations. Before I got it, a LONG time before, a woman named "Mrs. E. J. Parker" owned the book and signed it in beautiful script dated 1913. As to her, she is a mystery, but aren't those the best kind?
-Pricing: I priced this book based on comparative prices I could find online, the fact it is so old and in such great shape, the fact of its having a bright color cover in comparison to other drab-looking copies, and the fact it is written by THE Frances Hodgson Burnett of A Little Princess fame--no matter what she wrote it will always be priceless, and so any book of hers and especially this one is much more valuable than any reprint or e-book copy you might find. If you're going to read her, you've GOT to read her as she was published back then, and that is this copy, worth every penny.

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Absolutely! I'm willing to do anything to get this book to you, but I will not write on it. If it is not in the condition you want, I know preservation techniques and will certainly oblige as best I can. You just need to let me know.
I will wrap the book any way you want. It is special and so are you, you deserve it! I will also write cards, include photographs, anything you'd like that would make this transaction more, well, you.
I won't tell you how to care for your book, but as to how they are cared for now, they are housed in two places -- some are wrapped in plastic in my main room in the part of the house that used to be a quaint B&B, lined on lovely old wooden bookshelves; others are stacked in piles or leaning on cool, creative and different bookends all round the room, and all are given care, attention, and kept away from my dog :)

Others sit in my library, in built-in authentic 1800s wooden and glass-door library shelves that line the walls in a secluded room in a historic home on the shore. With vintage, warm lamplights over the tiny marble fireplace, the library's windows catch plenty of sunlight--the books are in good homes and will arrive undamaged.
If the book comes later than expected this does not mean it was sent late. Every book is sent within 1-3 business days, unless one of the days is a Sunday, then it could be an extra day. This applies to International orders as well, but they might take longer to get to you than in-country orders. If there is a problem, please bring it up with UPS or see Etsy's policies.
I am more than willing to hunt down a specific book for you. This can take time, however, and would be a matter of personal back-and-forth on the site so you would have to keep in contact. There is no guarantee. I'm good at finding things however, and if I cannot find it to sell to you myself I will direct you to where I can find it online, if I can.

Important to note, however, that I may have it in my holdings already so it ALWAYS helps to check in with me. Listings come up continually, and it may just be waiting here to get processed and put up.
Contact me directly via the site and I will do my absolute best to help correct it. There should be no problems.
Always willing to make new friends and take on new jobs or opportunities -- this business does not stop me from working a full or part time job, and I am currently looking, so please contact me! Dempseylynch@gmail.com. I am definitely interested in talking with you and love meeting new people (especially book lovers of course).
Sure! Although the books are priced the way they are and are worth that amount based on a lot of factors (condition compared to others available online, if there are any available online or if it is the only one, age and whether it is signed or special in some way, etc.) I am always willing to hear you out as to why you think the books price is off, and work with you as best I can. I cannot guarantee the price will change, that is bad for my business, but I will listen to you. Don't be afraid to reach out. The worst that can happen is I will say no.

I put the reasons behind my pricing method for each item at the end of the listing so check that out if you're curious too :)

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