. S.N., 1930. Large Softcover. Very Good. Item #2332320
No date - 1880s at the earliest (a telephone is mentioned in one of the poems), but more likely circa 1930 based on the poets featured. Light spots on a few pages, 2 inch tear along spine.
Limp suede, shoestring bound with metal reinforcement. Collection of typed verse from various authors, with additional illustrations pinned to some pages, usually in complement to the corresponding poem. Most notable is a stereotypical sketch of a black boy accompanying a racially charged poem attributed to Martha Beattie, in which the narrator (Rastus Will) asks God to make his skin white, "But if you can't, why I won't mind, If you'll just make them white kids blind." Also notable is a large chromolithograph mounted on the same page as Dorothy Aldis's 'Little.' Includes works by: Molly Bevan; Edgar Guest; Douglas Malloch; Emily Dickinson; Anne Blake Mezquida; Theodocia Pearce; Daniel Henderson; Berton Braley; Wilson MacDonald; Edith D. Osborne; Anne Sutherland; Strickland Gillilan; Le Baron Cooke; etc., etc.