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Author: Herford, Oliver (1863-1935)

Year: 1901

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons

Place: New York

Description:

99 page with illustrations. Square octavo (8 1/2" x 8 1/2") bound in green cloth with pictorial to cover and black lettering to spine. Illustrations by the author. 1st edition.

Oliver Herford (1863 - 1935) was a British born American writer, artist and illustrator who has been called "The American Oscar Wilde". As a frequent contributor to The Mentor, Life, and Ladies' Home Journal, he sometimes signed his artwork as "O Herford". In 1906 he wrote and illustrated the Little Book of Bores. He also wrote short poems like "The Chimpanzee" and "The Hen", as well as writing and illustrating The Rubaiyat of a Persian Kitten (1904) and Excuse It Please (1930). His sister Beatrice Herford was also a humorist.Ethel Mumford and Addison Mizner wrote a small book The Cynic's Calendar...of 1903 as a Christmas present and added Herford's name as an author as a joke. The printer made up more copies to sell and to everyone's surprise it was an astounding success. When Herford found out about it he wanted 90% of the royalties. He was awarded an equal third.

Condition:

Heavy rubbing to spine ends, edges and corners with corners rubbed through to board, soiled else a good copy lacking jacket.


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