Song of Summer 1910 & Songs of Home 1908 by James Whitcomb Riley with pictures by Will Vawter The Bobbs-Merrill Company

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Meet the lyrical twins of yesteryear, "Song of Summer" (1910) and "Songs of Home" (1908) by renowned poet James Whitcomb Riley. Illustrated with art by Will Vawter, these vintage hardcovers offer an unparalleled voyage into the simpler times of the early 20th century. Discover the charm of summer's bloom and the warmth of home through these poetic explorations.

Key Features:

  • The ornate green hardcovers lend an antique, luxurious feel to these collections, making them delightful keepsakes or gift options.
  • Each book offers around 190 pages of poignant, nostalgic poetry accompanied by beautiful illustrations, enriching your reading experience.
  • James Whitcomb Riley was known as the 'Hoosier Poet' for his Indiana roots and was a bestselling author in his lifetime. His work is a time capsule of the cultural landscape of America during the early 1900s.
  • These books were obviously well-loved in their previous life, even featuring pencil marks and a signature from a past owner. They're a communal gathering of poems and moments, making them a fitting addition to any poetry lover's shelf.
  •  Whether it's to while away a summer afternoon or to find comfort in the notion of home, these books are ideal companions.
  • The wear and tear add to their vintage charm, telling a story beyond their pages.


Title: Song of Summer 1910 & Songs of Home 1908
Publication Date: 1910 and 1908
Publisher: The Bobbs-Merrill Company
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 190 each
Language: English
Condition: Wear on covers, pencil marks, and a signature from a previous owner. For specifics, please consult the photos.


The vintage items I share with you have been previously owned and loved. They may show some wear, as is typical for vintage pieces. Please use the pictures as a guide. If you have any questions or need more photos, ask.

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