New York: S. W. Green's Son, 1884. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good / No Jacket. Item #77276
Cloth with decorated paper over red boards. Rare with one copy only in the Smithsonian Libraries. 1884. This is a presentation copy with a Christmas 1883 inscription. This copy has several added items of interest regarding the book and the author. Signed calling cards of the author and her brother. A Tiffany printed program showing dramatic and poetic recitations given by the author. A printed broadside advertisement for the book by the publisher on thin blue paper showing the contents and a sample illustration. The title poem was first published in Harper's Monthly magazine in June 1880. Illustrations by Bessie Beebe. 2 Very good condition and one of two copies known. Children's poetry.