New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1896. Collected. Hardcover. Dark green cloth over boards, title and decorations stamped in gilt onto upper board and spine, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, 12mo (7-3/8 inches tall), all volumes have captioned, tissue-guarded frontis' and are printed on laid (machine), watermarked paper. All volumes with light wear to covers, any individual condition comments are in parentheses. Vol I - A Little Book of Western Verse, pp. li, 205, with the author's collected edition dedication holograph manuscript in fold-out facsimile tipped in (a few small water stains to cloth); Vol II - A Little Book of Profitable Tales, pp. ix, 290; Vol III - Second Book of Verse, pp. xv, 211; Vol. IV - Poems of Childhood, pp. xiv, 228, with a tipped in facsimile of a holograph manuscript tribute from James W. Riley dated Jan. 1896 (faint offset to endpapers); Vol V - The Holy Cross and Other Tales, pp. xxi, 293 (offset to endpapers); Vol VI - Echoes from the Sabine Farm, pp. xvii, 141 (faint offset to endpapers and some rippling to cloth); Vol VII - The Love Affairs of a Bibliomaniac, pp. xii, 253, with a tipped in facsimile of the author's holograph manuscript for the first page of chapter 14 (offset to endpapers); Vol VIII - The House: An Episode in the Lives of Reuben Baker, Astronomer and of His Wife Alice, pp. ix, 268 (offset to endpapers and a full page poem (Can I Help You Along?), written in pencil, in a period hand onto the ffep and signed "Papa"); Vol IX - Songs and Other Verse, pp. xxvii, 217 (offset to endpapers); Vol. X - Second Book of Tales, pp. xii, 314 (faint offset to endpapers, small water stains to cloth, bottom corners bumped). Overall in very good condition. Very Good. Item #1676
With the imprint of The De Vinne Press on the colophon page. Volume VIII ["The House"] with an anonymous and touching full page poem titled "Can I Help You Along?" set down in period hand pencil onto the ffep and signed "Papa". A fitting addition to the works of this famous poet.
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