Chicago: M.A. Donohue, 407-429 Dearborn St. 1905. Cloth. [POETRY] [SIGNED] [HUMOR]. SIGNED by Author. First edition. 12mo; 142pp; olive cloth over board, gilt-stamped lettering, stamped figure of a boy carrying a pitcher of water with ice on front board; gilt-stamped lettering on spine; author’s portrait in sepia half-tone as fp; tissue guard with author’s signature in red ink, ink has offset across the face of the author’s portrait; scuffed corners, lightly age-toned paper; very good plus. Very good +. Item #1831
Humorous rhyming poetry for adults by Eugene Field (1850-1895), the American poet often referred to as the “Poet of Childhood.” In the first poem titled “The Clink of the Ice,” Field notes “When I wake at fine in the morning with a feeling in my head / Suggestive of mild excesses before I retired to bed;” “How gracious those dews of solace that over my senses fall / At the clink of the ice in the pitcher the boy brings up the hall!”.