London: George Routledge and Sons, Broadway, Ludgate Hill ; New York: 9 Lafayette Place;  probable 1st printing; printed by Edmund Evans; brown/maroon clothbacked glazed green pictorial boards with three girls hanging over a gate on top and bottom board; green endpapers, yellow stained edges all around, 4 col plates and col drawings on almost every page; 9x11"; 60 pages. Picture Book hardback.
'"The charm of the book lies in itself, in spite of halting verse or summary perspective. Any description of it here would be inadequate: it must be seen to be fully appreciated." Spielmann & Layard, 1905. Marigold Garden had extensive sales for an expensive book, about 17,500 initial copies in the UK, US and France. [Thomson 83 a.].
CONDITION: Good; 1887 owner name on endpaper and back of endpaper, boards have some fine scratches and rubs, and are chipped to white on edges and worn to card for 1" near tips; cloth frayed on spine ends; 1x.5" erasure spot on front endpaper and small inked numbers; very clean unfoxed pages, a few reading wrinkles, opens easily but evenly, not loosening. Item #14169