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The Story of the Five Rebellious Dolls

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Author: E. Nesbit

Illustrator: E. Stuart Hardy

NESBIT, E[dith]. The Story of the Five Rebellious Dolls. Illustrated by E[velyn] Stuart Hardy. London: Ernest Nister [1904]. Oblong 4to, [36]pp. Olive quarter-cloth with color pictorial boards. Pictorial endpapers; 8 color chromolithographs, 8 full-page b&w illustrations, and numerous smaller b&w illustrations. Binding a bit worn and scratched, pages lightly aged, some slight internal hand-soiling, else a surprisingly tight, attractive copy of this scarce book.

First edition. Most of Eva’s dolls are very well behaved, but these five decide to rebel and run away! A wonderful little tale from the beloved children’s fantasy author E. Nesbit. One of her scarcest and least well-known titles, done during her height of popularity.