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The Passing of the Backhouse by James Whitcomb Riley (1849-1916) - Hardcover - 1993 - from John Howell for Books (SKU: OG914-058)

The Passing of the Backhouse

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The Passing of the Backhouse

by James Whitcomb Riley (1849-1916)

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San Fernando, CA:: Junipero Serra Press,, 1993. Hardcover. Like New. LIMITED EDITION of 150 copies. Miniature Book. 2 1/8 x 2 7/16 inches. (ix), [17] pp. Frontispiece, title page printed in orange and black, headpiece, orange text decorations, U.S. postage stamp mounted opposite colophon; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-titled brown cloth spine, printed paper boards; binding square and tight. Fine. James Whitcomb Riley was an American poet and best-selling author. He was known for his dialect works which captured the dialect of Indiana country folk, and his children's poetry. The Passing of the Backhouse was one of his favorite poems. "This book was printed letterpress on 60 lb. Warren's Eggshell paper, using handset Bembo types. It was made at Bookhaven Press by Pall Bohne, who also drew the illustrations." Colophon. REFERENCE: Bradbury, 20th-Century U.S. Miniature Books, No. 2566.


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The Passing of the Backhouse
James Whitcomb Riley (1849-1916)
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James Whitcomb Riley, The Passing of the Backhouse, Poetry

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About John Howell for Books

John Howell for Books specializes in California books and ephemera, fine press, miniature books, the history of printing and books, fine press and artists books. I offer my books at my website and about 5 or 6 books fairs a year. I also distribute lists through email which include first offers for new material, so sign up for lists on my website, I am always looking to buy books in my specialties.


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