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The Louisa May Alcott Collection : Novels and Stories

Guide to the Louisa May Alcott Collection in L. Tom Perry Special Collections

New Alcott editions in Special Collections

First editions of Alcott's novels and stories

 Flower Fables. (1855). Boston: George W. Briggs.

  • Call number: Vault Collection 813.41 F669b 1855
    8 editions.

Hospital Sketches (1863). Boston: James Redpath.

  • Call number: Vault Collection 813.41 H79r 1863 (inscribed copy); Alcott Collection PS 1017 .H67 1863.
    15 editions.

The Rose Family: A fairy tale. (1864). Boston: James Redpath.

  • Call number: Alcott Collection PS 1017 .R63 1864.
    Note: Later published in the collection Morning-glories and other stories (1868).

Moods (1864). Boston: Loring.

  • Call number: Alcott Collection PS 1017 .M67 1864; Vault Collection 813.41 M77 1865 (signed copy).
    2 editions.

Morning-glories and other stories (1868). Boston: Horace B. Fuller.

  • Call number: Alcott Collection PS 1017 .M74 1868.
    2 editions.

 Little Women (1868-69).

  • Little Women or, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy. Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1868.
    Call number: Vault Collection 813.41 L729r 1868 pt. 1
  • Little Women or, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy. Part second. Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1869.
    Call number: Vault Collection 813.41 L729r 1869 pt. 2
    Note: Part 2 issued under various titles (Good Wives, Little Wives, Little Women Married).
    105 editions.

Three proverb stories (1868). Boston: Loring.

  • Call number: Alcott Collection PS 1017 .T54 1868. Also published as Kitty’s class-day and other stories.
    4 editions.

An Old-Fashioned Girl (1870). Boston: Roberts Brothers.

  • Call number: Alcott Collection PS 1017 .O43 1870.
    Serialized in Merry’s museum for boys and girls, new series, 1870. Call number: Alcott Collection AP 200 .M5.
    16 editions.

Little Men: life at Plumfield with Jo’s boys (1871). Boston: Roberts Brothers.

  • Call number: Alcott Collection PS 1017 .L4 1871
    25 editions.

Aunt Jo’s Scrap-bag (6 volumes published between 1872-82). Boston: Roberts Brothers.

  • Vol. 1: My boys. Vol. 2: Shawl-straps. Vol. 3: Cupid and Chow-chow. Vol. 4: My girls. Vol. 5: Jimmy’s cruise in the Pinafore. Vol. 6: An old-fashioned Thanksgiving.
    Call number: Alcott Collection PS 1017 .A9 1872
    6 editions.

Work: a story of experience (1873). Boston: Roberts Brothers.

  • Call number: Alcott Collection PS 1017 .W6 1873
    6 editions.

Beginning Again, being a continuation of “Work” (1875). London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low, & Searle.

  • Note: Alcott Collection copy is a later Toronto edition published in 1912.
    Call number: Alcott Collection PS 1017 .W6 1912

Eight Cousins, or, The Aunt-hill (1875). Boston: Roberts Brothers.

  • Call number: Alcott Collection PS 1017 .E44 1875
    19 editions.

Silver Pitchers, and Independence: a centennial love story (1876). Boston: Roberts Brothers.

  • Call number: Alcott Collection PS 1017 .S5 1876
    5 editions.

Rose in Bloom: a sequel to “Eight Cousins” (1876). Boston: Roberts Brothers.

  • Call number: Alcott Collection PS 1017 .R66 1876
    14 editions.

 A Modern Mephistopheles (1877). No name series. Boston: Roberts Brothers.

  • Call number: Alcott Collection PS 1017 .M6 1877
    5 editions.

Under the Lilacs (1878). Boston: Roberts Brothers.

  • Call number: Alcott Collection PS 1017 .U53 1878
    Note: First serialized in St. Nicholas, Dec. 1877-Oct. 1878. Call number: Rare Book Collection PS 991 .A1 S75
    16 editions.

Jack and Jill: a village story (1880). Boston: Roberts Brothers.

  • Call number: Alcott Collection PS 1017 .J33 1880
    12 editions.

Spinning-wheel Stories (1884). Boston: Roberts Brothers.

  • Call number: Alcott Collection PS 1017 .S65 1884
    2 editions.

Jo’s Boys and How They Turned Out: a sequel to “Little Men” (1886). Boston: Roberts Brothers.

  • Call number: Alcott Collection PS 1017 .J62 1886
    28 editions.

Lulu’s library (3 vols., 1886-89). Boston: Robert Brothers.

  • Call number: Alcott Collection PS 1017 .L8 1886-89
    2 editions.

A Garland for Girls (1888). Boston: Roberts Brothers.

  • Call number: Vault Collection 813.41 G183r 1888 (inscribed copy); Alcott Collection PS 1017 .G183r 1888
    5 editions.