Google, nor I, can find this book. I have it in my hand. But I can’t find anything to prove it exists! 😀
Can any of you folks from other countries help me out? The book is definitely American. At least it is part of American Girl Series and it was printed in Boston. If it even exists. But I see it.
(Very philosophical, huh?) To exist or to not exist that is the question.
|HER FRIENDS LOVER, AMERICAN GIRL SERIES. Copyright 1897. SOPHIA MAY Rebecca Sophia Clarke, also known as Sophie May, was an American author of children’s fiction. Using her nieces and nephews as inspiration, she wrote realistic stories about children. Between 1860 and 1903 she wrote 45 books, the most popular being the Little Prudy series. Wikipedia I cannot find anything with this Title. This book was originally published under the title of “Drones’ Honey.” They used the same plates and added a new title and cover. All page headings say: “Drones’ Honey.” Google: The title “Drone’s Honey” by Rebecca Sophia Clarke. This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. . … Google Books|
This is an odd one. I tried some of my rare book sellers, to see if I could get a hit, but no joy. My suggestion is that you try your local reference librarian. Those folks have several networks they can tap to find really unusual things.
Thank you for the effort to locate this book. Now what do I do with it? Keep it on the shelf as a conversation piece, I guess.
Other works by Rebecca Sophie Clark are here: https://openlibrary.org/authors/OL215652A/Rebecca_Sophia_Clarke?page=1
I saw the Amazon ad; however, it is not the hardback American Girl series. At least it describes it as red leather. Also I cannot find “Bill’s rare books” who is listed as seller. There was no image. I discounted it as being authentic. I haven’t looked thoroughly, but so far I haven’t found the Drone’s Honey. Yes, I know about the author, known mostly by “Little Prudy” series. I have two Little Prudy books: Little Prudy’s Cousin Grace and Little Prudy’s Sister Susy. You want to help me look for Drone’s Honey? Another book I am not finding much about is Puzzling Pepita by Nina Rhoades, copyright 1923; mine is 1930. All help is appreciated.