By the Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder • Garth Williams [SECOND HARDCOVER EDITION] 1953 • Harper & Bros. • Little House #5

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By the Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder & illustrated by Garth Williams [LITTLE HOUSE #5]


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.  Some staining to rear [see last photo]

Original price in tact on front panel; other corner clipped. Now looks beautiful  in a new HQ brodart jacket protector. 

Book itself is excellent.  *Two mild water stains to rear boards and top of cloth on spine and the name of prev. owner scribbled in corner of front flylfeaf page. [SEE PHOTOS] 

Pages look pristine and read like new!

The adventures of Laura Ingalls and her family continue as they move from their little house on the banks of Plum Creek to the wilderness of the unsettled Dakota Territory.

Here Pa works on the new railroad until he finds a homestead claim that is perfect for their new little house. Laura takes her first train ride as she, her sisters, and their mother come out to live with Pa on the shores of Silver Lake. After a lonely winter in the surveyors' house, Pa puts up the first building in what will soon be a brand-new town on the beautiful shores of Silver Lake. The Ingallses' covered-wagon travels are finally over.