Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1871. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good / No Jacket. Item #2330189
First American edition (BAL 167 indicates the UK edition preceded the US by sixteen days). Includes all plates. Some loss from titles on spine and front board, binding slightly shaken, corners rubbed.
252 pp. Dark red cloth (BAL calls it 'terra cotta'). Frontispiece and three plates in text. "Louisa May Alcott's charming, although now somewhat dated, companion piece to the perennially popular Little Women highlights the life of the wildest of the March sisters, Jo, now married to her professor, and presiding as the harried but happy mistress over the Plumfield Estate School home to a small group of needy boys, relatives, and sons whose mischievous antics and emotional upheavals provide ample opportunities for Alcott to share her personal philosophy about learning and life. Filled with pathos and humor as well as insights into the mysterious world of childhood, Little Men entertains and educates in equal measure."