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This is a letter from Louie Brine to Warner. She was a 14 year-old girl who felt compelled to share her love for Warner's work. She explained the intimate connection she felt with Ellen and Alice and the important lessons she learned from the novel.
Subjects: Full Cover
This front cover pastedown of 1851 George P. Putnam's 1st edition, Vol. 1 of the Wide Wide World features an inscription by a former owner. It reads "1902."
This is a blank front page for 1851 George Palmer Putnam's 1st Edition of the Wide Wide World.
In the title page for George P. Putnam's first edition of the novel, the title is printed at the top quarter of the page followed by a period. The author's pseudonym Elizabeth Wetherell is printed in the page's middle. An inscription, taken from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem "To a Child," appears between two decorative rules. George P. Putnam's address is listed as "New York: 155 Broadway." Though the novel was released in December 1850, the copyright date is listed as 1851 in this first edition.
Subjects: Title Page
This front page for 1851 George Palmer Putnam 1st Edition, Vol 1. shows that this book was entered into the "Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Southern District of New-York", in 1850.
This page 1 of "Contents of Chapters" for 1851 George Palmer Putnam's 1st Edition, Vol. 1 of the Wide Wide World denotes this as "Volume I." It then lists the chapters with roman numerals, the chapter's title and which page number each chapter starts on, connected to the title by a series of dots.
This 2nd page of "Contents" for the 1851 George Palmer Putnam's 1st Edition Vol. 1, of The Wide Wide World list the chapters with Roman numerals, the chapter's title and which page number each chapter starts on, connected to the title by a series of dots. This page contains the last 9 chapters.
George Palmer Putnam used this first page of text in the 1st edition, Vol. 1 and included the epigraph:
"Enjoy the spring of love and youth,
To some good angel leave the rest,
For time will teach thee soon the truth,
'There are no birds in last year's nest.'
This free end page in 1851 George Palmer Putnam 1st Edition, Vol. 1 shows the book's dark green cloth-covered binding with blind stamping.