Original full red pictorial cloth, stamped and lettered in black and gilt on front board and spine. Back board ruled in blind. Floral endpapers. Spine a bit sunned. Edges, corners and head and tail of spine with some wear. Inner hinges slightly cracked. Binding a bit skewed. Small dampstain to back board. Previous owner's old ink inscription on front free endpaper. Overall very good.
"The most famous and successful children's story by Frances Hodgson Burnett was Little Lord Fauntleroy, which was published in serial form in St. Nicholas magazine and then as a book in 1886. The novel appealed to mothers, who liked the hero's velvet suit with lace collar (inspired by Oscar Wilde's attire) and his long curls. Small boys, however, generally hated the story" (EB).
HBS # 65947 $200