Wonderful Garden


Author: E. Nesbit

Illustrator: H.R. Millar

NESBIT, E[dith]. The Wonderful Garden. Or the three C.’s. With an introduction by Earle Walbridge. Illustrated by H.R. Millar. NY: Coward McCann (ca. 1935). 8vo, xviii 293pp. Green cloth stamped in black. 26 full-page b&w plates. Spine ends and corners a bit rubbed, other edges less so, , some soiling to front and back covers, else an internally clean, tight copy in original color pictorial  dust jacket (¾” x 2” chip at top of front panel, other light general edgewear, spine quite sunned, slight soiling).


Ca. 1935 printing. Caroline, Charlotte and Charles are staying with their Great Uncle Charles while their parents are away in India. They discover a book called The Language of Flowers and try various magical spells from the book. Whether the spells work or whether what happens can be put down to coincidence is left to the reader to decide. The inspiration for Edward Eager’s Magic or Not and The Well Wishers.