Toledo, Ohio: The Franklin Printing and Engraving Company, 1903, 1st; red cloth boards with white titles and pasted on plate of Santa with two little dolls on his shoulder, white titles, black cloth spine without title, grey endpapers, frontis and 4 half tone illustrations and a photo of "The real Janie and her family" (dolls), as well as small illustrations in text; 9.6x7"; 105 pp. Juvenile hardback.
An utterly little-girl-pleasing story about a Halloween party given for the dolls in Janie's refurbished playhouse, where all the village children bring their dolls and the Fairy Queen appears and makes the dolls come alive. This followed by an incident where the dolls are naughty and are put to sleep by the Queen until Christmas, when they enjoy a long visit from Santa Claus.
CONDITION: Good Plus; pencil name on endpaper, plate in nice condition, even soil on boards and three shallow moisture marks not visible on inside, tiny tears in cloth on bottom board, extremities lightly bumped but not worn, pages generally quite clean and flat, one 1/2" margin tear, occasional light soil, some separation between signatures on pp. 80/81, but still tight. Item #19829