The Story of The Treasure Seekers

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Price: $150.00
Item Number: OR-EN02
Manufacturer: Books of Wonder
Author: E. Nesbit
Format: Hardcover
Year: 1909

NESBIT, E[dith]. The Story of the Treasure Seekers.  Being the Adventures of the Bastable Children in Search of a Fortune.  With Illustrations by Gordon Browne and Lewis Baumer. London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1909. 12mo, xii 296pp + %8]advts. Red cloth pictorially stamped in gilt; t.e.g.  Spine ends worn and chipped, spine sunned and lightly soiled, corners and edges of covers rubbed, first and last few leaves lightly foxed, else an internally clean, tight copy. 

Eighth printing, issued ten years after the first.  Nesbit's first great success, this book established her as one of the leading children's authors of her (or  any!) day.  Although the adventures in this exciting and humorous tale do not involve the magic and fantasy for which she became famous, it does introduce her incredible talent for creating very real children and their ways of interacting with their fellow family members.  To read an E. Nesbit children's book is to truly sample the childhood of Edwardian England's middle class.