London: Frederick, Warne and Co., 1886. [Classic children's story] FIRST UK EDITION, with 1886 date to both title and copyright pages. Octavo (pp.22 x 15cm), pp.x; 269; , imprint. Twenty-six illustrations illustrations after Reginald B. Birch. Half green straight-grained morocco, gilt, red leather label to spine, combed marble sides and endpapers, all edges gilt Contents clean, some spotting to binding blanks, exterior a little rubbed, one bump to corner. Near fine. The author's first children's novel. The accompanying illustrations by Reginald Birch set fashion trends, and 'Little Lord Fauntleroy' also set a precedent in copyright law when in 1888 its author won a lawsuit against E.V. Seebohm over the rights to theatrical adaptations of the work. Item #50146
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