Riley Love-Lyrics

By: Riley, James Whitcomb

Price: $20.00

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Book Condition: Very Good

Spine and front board lightly toned, ink note on front endpaper. 1899 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 190 pp. Gilt titles & decoration, raised portrait of a woman with long curly hair embossed on green cloth cover. Dyer illustrations throughout. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: James Whitcomb Riley (October 7, 1849 – July 22, 1916) was an American writer and poet. Known as the Hoosier Poet, National Poet, and the Children's Poet, he started his career in 1875 writing newspaper verse in Indiana dialect for the Indianapolis Journal. His verse tended to be humorous or sentimental, and of the approximately one thousand poems that Riley published, over half are in dialect. Claiming that simple sentiments that come direct from the heart were the reason for his success, Riley vended verse about ordinary topics that were heart high. Riley was a bestselling author during the early 1900s and earned a steady income from royalties; he also traveled and gave public readings of his poetry. His favorite authors were Robert Burns and Charles Dickens, and Riley himself befriended bestselling Indiana authors such as Booth Tarkington, George Ade and Meredith Nicholson. Many of his works were illustrated by the popular illustrator Howard Chandler Christy. - Wikipedia

Title: Riley Love-Lyrics

Author: Riley, James Whitcomb

Illustrator: Dyer, William B.

Categories: Poetry, American, Decorative Binding, Trade & Signed Bindings, Valentine's Day,

Publisher: The Bobbs-Merrill Company: 1899

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2273758