A River Story - To Ada Hudson on her 16th Birthday from Agnes Hornung
1892. Cover wear with chip from top margin and corner chips. Light toning.Accompanied by a note from Agnes Hornung giving this book to Ada Hudson on her 16th birthday, March 11, 1892, as a token of love and remembrance from her friend. . A handmade book constructed with plain paper and stock covers and a ribbon binding to hold the pages in place. "A River Story" is penned on the cover and title page. The story of the life of a river from its infancy as a tiny stream and how it grows to meet life's challenges including waterfalls and powering a waterwheel and growing weary from toiling long and hard. It concludes with "My life has been long and happy and many wonderful and beautiful scenes awit me in the other higher broader life (which in this instance is flowing into the ocean to be free from worry and overwork)...And last farewell to you, my dear readers. Every page of text is accompanied by a relevant pen and ink drawing. Measures 7 1/2" x 8 1/2".
(Inventory #: 26013632)
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