Louisa May Alcott, the Children's Friend

Illustrated by Elizabeth Barker Comins (American, 19th century), Author Ednah Dow Littlehale Cheney (1824–1904), Author Louisa May Alcott (American, 1832–1888), Printer and Publisher Louis Prang & Company (American, active 1860–1897)

Place of Publication: Boston, Massachusetts, USA


Height x width x depth: 17.9 x 25.9 x 1.1 cm (7 1/16 x 10 3/16 x 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with one chromolithograph and numerous photomechanical relief prints

Not On View


Americas, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Boston: L. Prang & Company, 1888) 17.9 cm; 58 pp., plus frontispiece; dark blue- and silver-embossed light blue cloth (cream-colored phase box).

Boston: L. Prang & Company, 1888


Lloyd and Vivian Hawes, Wellesley, MA; her bequest to MFA, June 21, 2000.

Credit Line

The Lloyd and Vivian Hawes Collection