[MONASTERY HILL BINDING]. RILEY, James Whitcomb (1849-1916). The Poems and Prose Sketches of James Whitcomb Riley. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1914.
2 works in 2 volumes, 8vo. Printed on vellum; numerous original watercolor illustrations and vignettes throughout, signed by Lee Mason, S. J. Beebe, J. A. Smythe, F. P. Benton, T. C. Moore, S. G. Talbot, and others. Uniformly bound in 20th century blue morocco gilt, edges gilt, STAMP-SIGNED BY THE MONASTERY HILL BINDERY (spine and top edge very slightly faded). Provenance: Eugene and Julia S. Field (inscription, Julia S. Field's signature, see below); Eugene Field II (inscription).
FIRST EDITION, SIGNED BY JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY on title-pages. EUGENE FIELD'S COPY, PRESENTED TO HIM BY JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY, with an inscription by Eugene Field II in each volume: "This set came from the library of my father, Eugene Field, and was presented to my mother by James Whitcomb Riley, the author. Nov. 1-1931 Eugene Field II." Also signed by Julia S. Field in each volume.
Property from the Collection of Rhoda H. Clark and The Monastery Hill Bindery
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