(1) Title: Out to Old Aunt Mary's. The Bobbs-Merrill Company. Decorations by Margaret Armstrong. First trade edition. Green cloth cover with gilt lettering and oval portrait reserve. Illustrated by Howard Chandler Christy (American, 1873-1952) Copyright 1904. Width 6 Depth 0.75 Height 9 inches
(2) Title: Wit and Humor (Poems and Yarns) by Riley and Nye. Illustrated by Baron de Grimm, E. Zimmerman, Walt McDougall and others. Chicago: Thompson and Thomas. 236 pages. Green cloth cover. Busts of the authors stamped on the cover. 12mo. Edgar Wilson (Bill) Nye (American, 1850-1896). Copyright 1900. Width 6 Height 8 inches Note: cover separated from spine.
(3) Title: Home Again With Me. Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company. Olive green hardcover book with gilt and colored stamping on cover and spine, and inset portrait. Copyright 1908. Width 6.5 Depth 0.75 Height 8.75 inches Note: in good condition with minor fading and shelf wear on spine. Adhesions on front cover, lower right corners of some pages stuck together.
(4) Title: An Old Sweetheart of Mine. Indianapolis: The Bowen-Merrill Company. Gilt and colored stamping on green hardcover. First published in 1888. Decorations by Virginia Keep. Subject: Romantic poetry. Illustrated by Howard Chandler Christy (American, 1873-1952). Copyright 1902 Width 6.5 Depth 0.75 Height 9 inches Note: edge wear and fading overall, and some scratches on inset portrait. Also some pages shaken and initials in pen written on first endpaper, and note on first page.
(5) Title: Riley Love-Lyrics. An antique, 19th century book with cut illustrations by William B. Dyer. Indianapolis: The Bowen-Merrill Company. 190 pages. Frontispiece with tissue guard. Boards and spine are stamped in color and gilt. Green cloth cover with woman's profile in a gilt heart. This book is Dyer's first and only solo illustrated book. Copyright 1899. Width 5.5 Depth 0.75 Height 8 inches Note: some sun beaching; several pages of a child's scribbles in pencil.
Author: James Whitcomb Riley (American, 1849-1916)
Largest: Width 6.5 Depth 0.75 Height 9 inches