Hard Cover. Boston: George W. Briggs & Co., 1855. First Edition. Very Good.
First edition of Alcott's first book. Original publisher's blind-stamped cloth, spine decorated and lettered in gilt, gilt design to front cover. Spine faded with some loss to the ends, corners very lightly worn and rubbed, contemporary gift inscription to front endpaper dated "July 5th 1860", else a very tight and clean copy. First published in an edition of 1600 copies, these fairy tales were originally written for Ralph Waldo Emerson's daughter, Ellen Emerson, the dedicatee of the book.