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An Old Sweetheart of Mine (1902) by  James Whitcomb Riley - 1st Edition - 1902 - from Sweet Beagle Books and Biblio.co.uk

An Old Sweetheart of Mine (1902)

by Riley, James Whitcomb

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


The Bowen-Merrill Co. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1902. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Slight rubbing to edges of deep maroon cloth covers, no other defects, still Fine. This is a gorgeous copy, with extremely bright gilt titles and orange and white decoration to front cover and spine that look As New. Oval halftone of the Sweetheart on front cover is perfect. Very clean inside and out, no soil or foxing. No marks, stains, fading, or dulling. . Illustrations by Hoaward Chandler Christy, pink decorations by Virginia Keep throughout. While the poem had been published earlier, this edition has been expanded by the addition of several stanzas, and is the First Edition thus. This copy seems to be a version between the first and second states of the first edition (Russo, p. 91) ; the endpapers are lettered in black as in state 1, but the textual changes that characterize state 2 are present. A beautiful fine-binding edition and copy of the first edition of this famous poem by the Hoosier Poet. Gift quality. . 8vo - 8" to 9" tall. U3 .

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