Paris: Librairie Hachette et Cie 79 Boulevard Saint-Germain, Bibliothèque Rose Illustrée,, Nouvelle Edition, 1914, illustré de 48 vignettes par H. Castelli, red percaline stamped boards, aeg, toutes tranches dorées; 8vo; 248 pp. + 4 page catalogue of BRI. French language 19thc hardback juvenile.
Drawn from the author's own aristocratic Russian childhood, this book is still in print almost 200 years after the life of little girl it describes. Sophie, a lively, curious, hot-tempered, loving little girl living a privileged life in France vows to be a better person after each horrifying escapade. "In a word, she was a naughty child - but she became a good one."
CONDITION: Good Minus; no names, tiny Brentano's sticker on ep, cracked opening holding tight, light soil to boards, slant, spine darkened and faded; pages clean but women's dresses are coloured with soft pencil. Etat moyen. Item #19504