Paris: Librairie Hachette et Cie 79 Boulevard Saint-Germain, Bibliothèque Rose Illustrée, Nouvelle Edition, 1909; illustré de 48 vignettes par H. Castelli, red percaline stamped boards, aeg, toutes tranches dorées; 8vo; 248 pp. + 4 page catalogue of Mon Journal etc. French language 19thc hardback juvenile.
Drawn from the author's own aristocratic Russian childhood, and still in print as a children's book almost 200 years after the life of little girl it describes. Sophie, about 4 years old, 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: Poor; no names or other marks, boards fairly bright, spine dark, faded, soiled with small tears at foot and 1.3", 3 cm rough tear along joint at top. slight slant, pages tight and clean. Etat moyen. Item #22089