- Burnett, Frances Hodgson
Frederick A. Stokes Company, New York, 1912, Cloth, , First Edition, Very Good /Good
42 pp. Color frontis. b&w head piece, tailpiece and one full b&w plate. by Alfred Brennan. Apparent first printing September, 1912. P.O. signature on ffep. Contents near fine, Some white discolorations to cloth, spine dull with a bit of rubbing at the top and a crush at the bottom, however holding well. Jacket: two one-inch tears in spine, with several small pieces missing. 'From that time each day drew us closer to each other. He began to perch on twigs only a few inches from my face and listen while I whispered to him--yes, he listened and made answer with chirps. Nothing else would describe it. As I wrote he would alight on my manuscript paper and try to read. Sometimes I thought he was a little offended because he found my hadwriting so bad that he could not understand it. He would take crumbs out of my hand, he would alight on my chair or my shoulder. The instant I opened the little door in the leaf-covered garden wall I would be greeted by the darling little rush of wings and he was beside me.'