Beautiful little sentimental volume of poetry by American poet James Whitcomb Riley. Riley quit school at 16 and worked odd jobs, including as a patent medicine show performer, until he began writing poetry for the Indianapolis Journal. His poetry is composed of whimsical, humorous, and heartfelt verse in the Hoosier dialect, featuring the life of the rural Midwest, and was extremely popular in his day. "Good-bye Jim" is a patriotic poem of a young man joining up and fighting in the Civil War
This book is copyright 1893 and this is a 1913 reprint by Grosset & Dunlap. It is beautiful illustrated by Howard Chandler Christy, with decorations by Bertha Stuart.
Howard Chandler Christy was a well-known artist who painted a number of American Presidents as part of oeurve. His early work was military in theme, and fits this collection perfectly. Bertha Stuart was a notable cover artist of the time.
CONDITION: Very good, with little light tanning and soiling, tight. Has the very rare original dust jacket in good condition - really beautiful.
SIZE: 5 inches by 7 1/2 inches.
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