Wiederseim, Grace G. (Grace Drayton) (illus).
New York. Hurst & Company. 1914.
6 full page color illustrations, black and white in-text illustrations, decorative endpapers (blue on white), unpaginated, 9 x 7 inches, color pictorial paper-covered boards. Covers loose, half of spine split, previous owner's name in pencil to upper edge of front cover, creases to back cover; interior good with pencil notation to front endpaper, a few loose pages, occasional light soiling, tear and light crease to lower right edge of a few pages. A charming publication with verses by Margaret Hays with Grace Drayton's illustrations at their most appealing. Despite the book's title things start off on a sad note with the frontispiece illustration showing two sad children digging a hole for the ashes of a departed pet - complete with black ribbon tied on the surviving cat's tail.... Rosiness returns with verses and illustrations such as "All This for Being Good" (a girl at Christmas), but the realities of child life are also presented with "An Anxious Mother" (a mother cat's concerns about the way her kittens are being handled by an eager child). A scarce publication, with only one listing found on WorldCat - without doubt this book was regularly loved to death. Item #35344