1902 · Chicago
First U.S. edition. From the prolific Canadian novelist Ralph Connor — otherwise a prominent Presbyterian and later United leader, the Rev. Dr. Charles William Gordon — come these tales of days in a rural Ontario schoolhouse, illustrated with => three halftone plates by American painter Edgar Samuel Paxson.
Binding: Publisher's green cloth with white lettering to front board and spine, front cover with dark green and white scene of a log cabin in the woods. Unsigned (and notably fine).
Provenance: On front free endpaper, signature of Frank U. Burden, "Christmas, 1902.
Not in Minsky. Bound as above; mild rubbing to edges and spine-head, wrinkle to cloth at top outside corner of front board. Light offsetting from something once laid in to inner margins of two facing pages. => A charming binding, a clean handsome book. (Inventory #: 37533)