First printing of the last of the Little House books, in which Laura is almost sixteen and teaching school.
Very good in very good jacket.
THESE HAPPY GOLDEN YEARS
Laura grows up fast in the Newbery Honor book THESE HAPPY GOLDEN YEARS, which follows her taking on more responsibility and preparing for marriage. Printed during wartime supply restrictions, the book is difficult to find in collectible condition.
First edition (stated). New York: Harper & Brothers, (1943). 8'' x 5.25''. Original tan pictorial cloth. In original unclipped ($2.00) pink pictorial dust jacket. Fore-edge machine deckle. Illustrated by Helen Sewell and Mildred Boyle with color frontispiece and full-page black and white plates. , 299,  pages. Bookplate to front fly leaf. Book a bit of spotting, somewhat toned spine, slight lean. Jacket with some shallow chipping at spine ends and corners, one small spot to front panel, light soil and edgewear.
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