Order Nr. 73830 THE ONE HOSS SHAY WITH ITS COMPANION POEMS HOW THE OLD HORSE WON THE BET AND THE BROOMSTICK TRAIN. Oliver Wendell Holmes.

THE ONE HOSS SHAY WITH ITS COMPANION POEMS HOW THE OLD HORSE WON THE BET AND THE BROOMSTICK TRAIN.

(Pyle, Howard).
  • Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Co., 1895.
  • small 8vo.
  • original full suede, cover decoratively stamped, top edge gilt
  • 78, (2) leaves

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Order Nr. 73830

First Edition, later printing, with illustrations by Howard Pyle. (BAL vol. 4, 9034; Morse & Brincklé, 171; Currier &Tilton, 237) Title page printed in red and black. Holmes' amusing verse is profusely illustrated with clever black-and-white line drawings by Pyle. Fourteen full-page illustrations, forty-four small illustrations, eight half-titles, tailpiece and headings, a total of sixty-six illustrations and decorations by Howard Pyle not previously published. Reprint of the poems with new preface by Holmes. Printed by Riverside Press. Gilt title on spine nearly worn away. Chipping, with loss, to spine ends, corners scuffed and worn, leather discolored at edges of the boards with some loss.