New Treasure Seekers

Bastable Children


Author: E. Nesbit

Illustrator: Gordon Brown

NESBIT, E[dith]. New Treasure Seekers. Illustrated by Gordon Browne and Lewis Baumer. London: T. Fisher Unwin [1904]. 8vo, 328pp. Red cloth pictorially stamped in gilt: t.e.g. 33 full-page b&w illustrations. Recased, spine ends and spine edges heavily worn, front corners less so, spine panel sunned, light soiling across cloth, endpapers a tad foxed, else an internally clean, tight copy.


First edition. Nesbit’s third novel following the misadventures of the Bastable children.  In this collection of 13 stories, the six siblings find themselves getting in and out of trouble, all told with the charming malapropisms and self-proclaimed modesty of the ‘anonymous’ author, Oswald Bastable.