MACDONALD, George. The Princess and Curdie. With frontispiece and thirty illustrations by Helen Stratton. New Edition. London: Blackie and Son Limited, 1900. 12mo, 304pp + 32 advts. Blue leather stamped in gilt on spine and brown on front. 31 b&w illustrations. A very good copy with minute rubbing to edges of spine, bearing previous owner's inscription on front free endpaper, dated "Christmas 1899."
First Edition Thus, with the Housman binding. The Princess and Curdie are back in this sequel to The Princess and the Goblin. Princess Irene and Curdie are a year or two older, and must overthrow a set of corrupt ministers who are poisoning Irene's father, the king. Irene's grandmother is also back and she gives Curdie a strange gift and a monster called Lina to help him on his quest. A wonderful tale of adventure and courage.