The Young Visiters, or Mr. Saltenna's Plan: Ashford, Daisy [Barrie, J. M., Preface] The Young Visiters, or Mr. Saltenna's Plan: Ashford, Daisy [Barrie, J. M., Preface] The Young Visiters, or Mr. Saltenna's Plan: Ashford, Daisy [Barrie, J. M., Preface]

The Young Visiters, or Mr. Saltenna's Plan

Ashford, Daisy [Barrie, J. M., Preface]

Published by George H. Doran Company, 1919
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A Very Good copy of the first edition, first printing (some moderate bowing the boards, contemporary gift inscription to the front free endpaper), in a Very Good dust jacket (small tears and chips to the edges); a novella about early 20th Century English Upper Class, written in 1890 when the author was only 9 years of age and published 29 years later with an introduction by J. M. Barrie who stated: "It seems to me to be a remarkable work for a child, remarkable even in its length and completeness, for when children turn author they usually stop in the middle, like the kitten when it jumps". Ashford came across her youthful work when she was 36 and lent it to an ill friend for her entertainment. The manuscript ultimately made its way to writer Frank Swinnerton who also worked as a reader for Chatto and Windus. Swinnerton grew quite enthusiastic about the book, leading to its publication in its original juvenile form (with only one change: the revision of "Viseters" in the title to "Visiters"). The book was an immediate success, with four UK editions being issued in the first month, leading to the publication of others of her works, the last of which was published in 1983, a decade after her death. A Very Good copy in the dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: The Young Visiters, or Mr. Saltenna's Plan
Publisher: George H. Doran Company
Publication Date: 1919
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First edition

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