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    James Whitcomb Riley. INSCRIBED AND WITH A SHORT WHIMSICAL POEM. Rhymes of Childhood. Indianapolis: The Bowen-Merrill Co., 1891. First edition. Inscribed and dated by the author on the recto of the frontispiece and with a short two line poem "My Ma says the dutifullest/ Childrens is the beautifullest!". Twelvemo. 186 pages. Contemporary leather binding with titles and rules stamped in gilt. All edges gilt. Former owner's bookplate mounted to the front pastedown and an owner's label on the verso of the front free endpaper. Wear to the boards at the corners and spine ends contents clean. Very good condition, housed in a chemise and half-leather custom slipcase.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2012
    5th-12th Thursday-Thursday
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