Riley Child Rhymes with Hoosier Pictures by James Whitcomb Riley 1898 Illus
Riley Child Rhymes with Hoosier Pictures
RILEY, James Whitcomb. [VAWTER, Will, illustrator]. Riley Child Rhymes with Hoosier Pictures. Bobbs-Merrill, Indianapolis IN, [N.d., ca 1898].
Early edition. Octavo. Nicely illustrated in black and white throughout.
Original full green cloth, pictorially stamped in gilt with children and a wreath on front cover, lettered in gilt on spine. Spine sunned and covers with some light soiling. Personal message inside and dated. Otherwise, a very good copy.
“First produced in 1890, this charming book includes 39 of James Whitcomb Riley's signature poems, such as "Old Aunt Mary's," "Little Orphant Annie," and "The Raggedy Man." Graced by noted Brown County artist Will Vawter's illustrations of scenes such as "The Nine Goblins," "The Circus Day Parade," and "Barefoot, Hungry, Lean Ornery Boys," Riley Child-Rhymes with Hoosier Pictures recalls simpler times gone by." -preface