First Edition Little House Fetches $9775 at PBA Galleries Auction
The first edition The Little House is very difficult to find, and we estimated the book would sell for close to $10,000. The Children’s Picturebook Price Guide estimates a first edition The Little House to be valued at $5,000 in Very Good condition, so obviously the value must be modified upward.
The book auctioned was in ‘Fine’ condition, in a ‘Fine’ dust jacket.
Written and illustrated by Virginia Lee Burton, published by Houghton Mifflin in 1942, The Little House first edition books do not surface for sale very often. There are currently none on the market.
The Little House – PBA Galleries Auction
From the PBA Auction description:
Item # : 182758
Illustrated by the author. 9×9¼, teal cloth pictorially stamped in cream, color pictorial jacket. First Edition.
Rare first edition of legendary elusiveness, an exceptional copy in dust jacket.
Just a touch of shelf wear, else fine in fine jacket.