copyright 1911; Grosset & Dunlap Publishers, New York; hardbound in sea blue boards with silver stamp lettering on cover and spine; very good condition with unmarked pages; dust jacket good with edge wear - see pics.
It was first serialised in the Merry's Museum magazine between July and August in 1869 and consisted of only six chapters. For the finished product, however, Alcott continued the story from the chapter "Six Years Afterwards" and so it ended up with nineteen chapters in all. The book revolves around Polly Milton, the old-fashioned girl who titles the story. Polly visits her wealthy friend Fanny Shaw in the city and is overwhelmed by the fashionable and urban life they live--but also left out because of her "countrified" manners and outdated clothes.