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Chicago: Volland, 1914. Numerous black & white illustrations, spot coloring on hands and faces, rubricated title, slim 4to, original cloth-backed pictorial boards, edges rubbed, slight soiling on covers. Chicago: Volland, (1914). First Edition. A very good(-) copy, internally clean. Inscribed by the author and signed with a small illustration of Santa Claus by the artist on the fly-leaf.
New York: 1915. 1 page, 8.5 x 5.5 inches, February 8, 1915, acknowledging a request for a drawing, in part: "...Your request for the autographed sketch I gladly enclose herewith..." Accompanied by the original pen and ink sketch on a 2.75 x5.5-inch piece of paper, depicting a young boy helping his baby sister blow her nose. The letter is in very good(+) condition; the drawing is fine. Early American comic strip artist best known for his creation "A. Piker Clerk,".....
Philadelphia: Spotswood, 1792. 557 pages, thick 12mo, handsomely rebound in full blind stamped brown calf with a red leather spine labels. Overall browning to pages and a tear on the title page resulting in a loss of a few lines of the table of contents. Small early and faded signature of previous owner's name on top margin. Philadelphia: Spotswood 1792. A handsome copy of a very scarce book.
Chicago: Volland, 1913. Verses by Wilbur Nesbit and many cartoon-like illustrations by Clare Briggs, printed with spot color. Oblong folio, cloth backed pictorial boards, edgewear and cover soil with a few small repairs; some pages a bit chipped in margins. Chicago: Volland (1913). Inscribed on the fly-leaf "Skin-nay and Briggs" with a 4 inch drawing by Briggs with the lines"Ain't Mad at Nobody". This is Briggs's first book and a rare and early Volland title. Text and illustration deal with.....
Chicago: Volland, 1913. Verses by Wilbur Nesbit and many cartoon-like illustrations by Clare Briggs, printed with spot color, rubricated title. Oblong folio, original cloth-backed pictorial boards, edgewear and some soiling to covers. Chicago: Volland (1913). First Edition. A good copy, internally clean. This is Briggs's first book and a rare and early Volland title. Text and illustration deal with the mis-adventures of typical middle-America children - Skinnay and his friends.