Louisa May Alcott: Her Life, Letters and Journals.
Ed. by Ednah D. Cheney. Dedicated by Cheney to Mrs. "Anna B. Pratt, the sole surviving sister to Louisa May Alcott, and her never-failing help, comforter and friend, from birth to death." Miss Alcott's sister observed her wishes and destroyed most of her letters, and she herself edited her journals before she died. Nonetheless, she left a fascinating trail of information. Cheney introduces and discusses the journals and letters and gives background biographical information. Two photogravures of Alcott, two facsimiles of her work, and an engraving of Orchard House. Green cloth with red, gold, and black gilt and embossed designs. Book is cocked. Light foxing. Copyright 1889 by J. S. P. Alcott. Boston: Roberts Brothers. 1889. $120.00