New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1977. Early Printing. Small quarto, publisher's green leatherette, spine and upper board gilt, green laid endpapers, original illustrated dust jacket.
British children’s book illustrator Edith Holden’s beloved classic. Originally composed in 1906, the naturalist’s journal was uncovered in her English country house by her great-niece mere months before this enchanting facsimile was published, ultimately selling over one million copies and holding the record number of appearances on bestseller lists for 15 years. Exquisitely illustrated with color reproductions of Holden’s watercolor paintings of seasonal floral and fauna, butterflies, birds, bees, and other creatures found on her nature walks, accompanied by the Edwardian lady’s handwritten entries, including her favorite poems, whimsical quotes, and personal recollections. Tenth printing. Price sticker to upper flap. Fine in unclipped dust jacket. Item #3515