"SANTA CLAUS HAD LEFT PRESENTS FOR EVERYONE; AND THE STRANGEST PART OF IT WAS THAT EACH ONE GOT JUST WHAT HE OR SHE WANTED": FIRST EDITION OF THE STORY OF THE LITTLE TIN SOLDIER AND FLUTTERFLY, THE CHRISTMAS TREE FAIRY, 1914
(LOW, Loretta, illustrator) HAWLEY, Harriet Eunice. The Story of the Little Tin Soldier and Flutterfly, the Christmas Tree Fairy. New York: Cupples & Leon, (1914). Quarto, original green cloth, mounted cover illustration . $275.
First edition of this Christmas romance between a tin soldier and a fairy ornament, beautifully illustrated by Loretta Low.
In The Story of the Little Tin Soldier and Flutterfly, the Christmas Tree Fairy, a tin soldier from a little girl's Christmas set falls in love with a Christmas fairy ornament and marries her with the help of a gentlemanly mouse. Contemporary owner gift inscription. Small tape repair to front free endpaper, interior generally quite clean, only light rubbing and faint staining to binding. A lovely copy in near-fine condition.