RICHARDS,LAURA. CAPTAIN JANUARY. Boston: Estes & Lauriat, 1898. 12mo (4 1/2 x 7"), 3/4 leather and marbled boards, top edge gilt, 128p., Fine condition. EDITION DE LUXE LIMITED TO ONLY 100 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY LAURA RICHARDS AND THE PUBLISHER ESTES LAURIAT. Printed on handmade Japanese paper and illustrated with a frontis by Frank T. Merreill engraved AND SIGNED BY W.H.W. BICKNELL. Richards' mother was Julia Ward Howe, author of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic". Later in life, Richards and her sister wrote the biography of their mother for which she received the Pulitzer Prize for Biography. Captain January remained popular and was made into an immensely popular movie starring Shirley Temple. Peter Parley to Penrod, p. 94 for non deluxe 1891 edition.
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