Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Publishers, 1920. Ethel Franklin BETTS. Cloth. 8vo; 88pp ; navy cloth over board, color pictorial onlay to front, stamped gilt frame with borders and title; pictorial endpaper sin sepia; 16 full page color illustrations on glazed stock, including fp; b&w illustrations for each poem; scuffing to onlay and corners, light glue burn to endpapers; very good plus. Very good +. Item #716
James Whitcomb Riley (1849-1916) was an American mid-western poet from Indiana. He was known as the “Hoosier Poet” for his home state, and the “Children’s Poet” for his somewhat humorous or sentimental poems for and about children. This volume nicely illustrated by Ethel Betts, one of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts graduates who became known for her illustrations of children.