Jack and Jill by Louisa May Alcott tells the story of best friends Jack and Janey, children living in a New England town in the years after the Civil War. During the lead up to Christmas, the children take a tumble off of their sled and are forced to be bedridden for many months. Many activities are done and lessons are learned.
Originally published by the Roberts Brothers in 1880, this copy is an early printing by the same publisher. While the cover is only slightly worn, the binding has loosened considerably.
- Title: Jack and Jill: A Village Story
- Author: Louisa May Alcott
- Publisher: Roberts Brothers
- Place: Boston
- Year: 1890
- Printer: University Press: John Wilson & Son, Cambridge
- Format: 8vo
- Length: 325pp
- Dimensions: 75” x 7” x 1.25”
- Condition: Brown cloth cover with red and black ornamentation and gilt titles. Minimal shelf wear. Binding complete but loosening. Pages 108-157 are partially detached. No missing pages. Pages clean and lightly toned. No folds or marginalia. 1891 pencil inscription in front endpapers.