Lassie Come-Home by Eric Knight illustrated by Marquerite Kirmse 1940 The John C. Winston Company

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Immerse yourself in the timeless tale of loyalty and courage with Lassie Come-Home by Eric Knight, illustrated by the renowned Marguerite Kirmse. This 1940 edition, published by The John C. Winston Company, brings to life the enduring story of Lassie, a dog whose journey back to her family has captivated readers since its first appearance in The Saturday Evening Post in 1938.

This hardcover edition is adorned with Kirmse's exquisite etchings, which perfectly capture the spirit and adventure of Lassie's journey. Despite marks on the cover and a signature from a previous owner, as depicted in the photos, this book remains a cherished collectible, offering both a heartwarming story and a glimpse into the artistry of dog etchings by Kirmse, a British-born artist celebrated for her depictions of canine companions.


  • Author: Eric Knight
  • Illustrator: Marguerite Kirmse
  • Publisher: The John C. Winston Company
  • Year: 1940
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 248
  • Dimensions: 9x6x1 inches
  • Condition: Good, with cover marks and previous owner's signature

Four Key Features:

  1. Classic Tale: Follow Lassie's remarkable journey to reunite with her family.
  2. Exquisite Illustrations: Features the work of Marguerite Kirmse, enhancing the narrative with beautiful dog etchings.
  3. Literary Heritage: A novel that expanded from a beloved magazine story to achieve critical and commercial success.
  4. Collectible Edition: A 1940 publication that is a testament to the enduring appeal of Lassie's story.

Beyond The Final Page:

Lassie Come-Home transcends its status as a children's book to become a symbol of devotion and resilience. With Knight's compelling storytelling and Kirmse's captivating illustrations, this edition is not just a book but a piece of literary and artistic history, cherished by generations of readers and collectors.


This vintage book shows signs of wear consistent with its age, including marks on the cover and a previous owner's signature. Please refer to the photos for a more detailed look, and don’t hesitate to contact us for more information or additional pictures.

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