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James Whitcomb Riley Books, 11 Volume Collection, 1900s Green Gold Antiquarian Book Decor

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James Whitcomb Riley poems have long been favorites among poetry lovers. His illustrious career, much influenced by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, is one of powerful and meaningful language that stays with us upon reading. This 11 volume set of Victorian poetry was published by the Bobbs-Merrill Company, during the early 1900s and printed by Braunsworth Printing with deckle edged pages. This antiquarian book collection has beautifully decorated spines in green and gold with a nature-inspired design. The top edges are in gilt.

All the tissue papers are intact and beautifully preserved. As you can see from my photos, some of the spine tops are chippy, and some volumes show age discoloration, as shown in photo #5. Otherwise, the volumes are strongly bound and in very good antique condition.

Each volume measures 7 5/8" x 5 1/2" x 1"

Volume Titles by Date:

Pipes O'Pan at Zekesbury ~ 1888
Green Fields and Running Brooks ~ 1892
Armazindy ~ 1894
Neighborly Poems ~ 1897
A Child-World ~ 1898
Afterwhiles ~ 1898
Rhymes of Childhood ~ 1900
Home-Folks ~ 1900
The Flying Islands of the Night ~ 1900
Sketches in Prose ~ 1901
His Pa's Romance ~ 1903 with Complete Index of Poems

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