While the Heart Beats Young
Riley, James Whitcomb

Indianapolis: Bowen-Merrill Co., 1906. F 110 pages; collection of short pieces and sonnets, some in Hoosier Mid-west dialect, over 25 poems by James Whitcomb Riley (1849-1916) popular Indiana-born poet "...Characterized by some critics as a local color versifier or as an oversentimental rhymester, he nevertheless left a lasting and memorable account of the life and times in the Midwest in the nineteenth century. His poetry is still treasured in his beloved state of Indiana...." (Donald C. Manlove in ANB); including Little Johnts's Chris'mus and Little Orphant Annie, The Raggedy Man, The Runaway Boy, Lullaby, more; 16 color plates by Ethel Franklin Betts; bound in greenish-blue cloth boards, with color paste-down illustration, gilt titles, some edge, tips wear & soiling to boards; occasional finger soiling interior; in good condition overall. Good Hardcover (Item ID: 20244)


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