This is a True First Edition of a very scarce book and it is in Very Good Plus condition, gilt lettering on cover and spine with red and green decoration. I just lowered $20 this book because it ie a book some one will be glad they purchased, Years ago I starte selling books and bottles. This Book still has the tissue guard 111 years later.
A Defective Santa Claus by James Whitcomb Riley, with Pictures by C. M. RELYEA and WILL VAWTER. INDIANAPOLIS THE BOBBS-MERRILL COMPANY PUBLISHERS Copyright 1904 December by James Whitcomb Riley. PRESS OF BRAUNWORTH & CO. BOOKBINDERS AND PRINTERS BROOKLYN, N. Y. DEDICATION To HEWITT HANSON HOWLAND WITH HALEST CHRISTMAS GREETINGS AND FRATERNAL
Little Boy! Halloo!—halloo!
Can't you hear me calling you?
Little Boy that used to be,
Come in here and play with me.
There are great illustrations throughout the book and the story just flows and the illustrations are charming Christmas comes to all who wait.