Copyright © 2004, Sharon Swanke
First Edition Publication Information
Harper & Brothers, New York, NY. Simultaneously published by: E. M. Hale, Eu Claire, WI. 1932
In light brown cloth binding with stamped title and image by Sewell.
Image of Cover Art
176 pages, 12 leaves. Each leaf is 16 pages.
Edited and or Introduced
Not edited or introduced. No dedication.
Illustrations by Helen Sewell
15 illustrations including a 3-color frontispiece on art glossy 'coated' paper, printed in blue, black and red inks.
Image of Frontspiece
Size of cover 21 cm high x 15 cm wide. The upper case letters measure .4 centimeters. The lower case letters in the text measure 2.5 centimeters.
Image of Sample Page
Illustration goes here
The machine made paper is smooth and shows some browning on the outside edges with a soft beige tone in the middle of the pages. Only one page (129) has a tear in the upper outside corner. The pages seem to be standing up to time very well. Page size is 21.1 cm. high x 17 cm. wide.
Description of Binding
The original binding is of cloth stamped with the title, author's name and a Helen Sewell image. The boards are pasteboard.
Text on the cover: (upper lines letters are 1 cm. high) (1st line centered) LITTLE HOUSE (2nd line centered) ON THE PRAIRIE
(stamped picture in center of cover, 7.8 centimeters high x 7.1 centimeters wide)
(lower lines centered letters are .6 centimeters high) LAURA INGALLS WILDER
Text on the spine
LITTLE HOUSE IN THE BIG WOODS (small squirrel on leaves stamp) BY Laura Ingalls Wilder Junior Guild
Illustration on the cover
The cover illustration is of a small cabin in a densly wooded area. A rabbit can be seen in the foreground peeking toward the little house.
Title Page Transcription
LITTLE HOUSE IN THE BIG WOODS BY Laura Ingalls Wilder Illustrated by HELEN SEWELL HARPER & BROTHERS New York and London
Title Page Verso Inscription
LITTLE HOUSE IN THE BIG WOODS Copyright, 1932, by Harper & Brothers Printed in the United States of America First Edition B-G
Image of Title Page
The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-Museum has a copy of the original manuscript as part of it's collection of Rose Wilder Lane's correspondence and writing. For further information contact the library's Senior Archivist at:
P.O. Box 488
Other Jacket copy, inscription, etc.
Berbman, Alvin. University of Illinois Urbana Champaign Library - Rare Book and Special Collections Library. Interviewed: November 9, 2004
Gaskell, Phillip. A New Introduction to Bibliography. Oxford University Press. New York. 1972
Glaister, Geoffrey Ashall. Glaister's Glossary of the Book, 2nd Edition, Revised. George Allen & Unwin Lts. London. 1979