These Little Ones by E. Nesbit

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George Allen & Sons, 1st Edition, 1909. 10 full page illustrations by Spencer Pryse. 210 pages. Two pages of adverts at rear. Jacket slightly faded due to age, minor tears and rubbing to the extremities as seen in images, pages internally clean and bright. Spine and binding tight. Good copy of a scarce 1st edition, rarely seen in jacket from the author of 'The Railway Children'. 

'It had been a good day; lessons had been easier than usual, and teacher had read them a story of some naughty little boys who had thrown a dog into the water and aimed stones at it, and about a good little boy who had saved its life; and of how the dog had loved him ever after."

Thus begins "The Dog-Dream," one of the 10 stories in this poignant and sometimes bittersweet collection of tales about the tragedies of childhood.

Edith Nesbit was an English author and poet; she published her books for children under the name of E. Nesbit. She wrote or collaborated on more than 60 books of children's literature. She was also a political activist and co-founded the Fabian Society. Author of 'The Railway Children.'