These Happy Golden Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder • Garth Williams [SECOND HARDCOVER EDITION] 1953 • Harper & Bros. • Little House #8
These Happy Golden Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder & illustrated by Garth Williams [LITTLE HOUSE #8]
SECOND EDITION • FIRST EDITION THUS  HARPER & BROS.
Rare 1953 Second Hardcover Edition. First illustrated edition with pictures by Garth Williams which have since become the staple illustrations in most editions.
Antique hardcover with dust jacket in very good condition.
Dust jacket shows wear and tear; discoloration and a few tape marks to underside as well as a few sealed tears.
Original price in tact on front panel. Now looks beautiful in a new HQ brodart jacket protector.
Book itself is excellent. Beautiful clean dual colored boards. Mild tanning *name of original owner on front flyleaf..
Pages look pristine and read like new.
Fifteen-year-old Laura lives apart from her family for the first time, teaching school in a claim shanty twelve miles from home. She is very homesick, but keeps at it so that she can help pay for her sister Mary's tuition at the college for the blind. During school vacations Laura has fun with her singing lessons, going on sleigh rides, and best of all, helping Almanzo Wilder drive his new buggy. Friendship soon turns to love for Laura and Almanzo in the romantic conclusion of this Little House book.