The De Vinne Press. Also known as Benj. F. Johnson, of Boone. Hardback, Top edges gilt.
James Whitcomb Riley, Born, Oct. 7, 1849, Died July 22, 1916. Popular author, also wrote "The Hoosier Poet." and " The Childrens's Poet." Johnson, Benj F. ( 0f Boone.) " Little Orphant Annie, contained in the "The Old Swimming Hole" and 'Leven More Poems. Indianapolis, 1883, (by James Whitcomb Riley.) Author's first book, Wraps, $1,250. Facsimile, lacks the "W" in "William" on page 41, Value $100.00 .
Book in very good condition. Boards are a green cloth with gilt letters on front and spine. Top and bottom of spine has slight fraying. P.O.S. on front endpaper, black ink faded to brown. Text is clean, white and bright. No writings, tears, stains 187pp. First poem offered page 7, has heading mispelled, (Proem,) Numerous pen ink drawings throughtout. By E.W. Kemble. Not a x-lib, remainder, ebook or bookclub.