Saint Louis: William Marion Reedy, 1901.
First Edition. 8vo, (7 x 4 inches). Magnificently bound by The Roycroft Bindery, and likely by Louis Kinder, a commissioned work, with a special bound-in page at the end (on same paper the book was printed on), stating; ìSo here endeth ëSonnets to a Wife,í as written by Ernest McGaffey: Published by William Marion reedy and issued by the Mirror Press, which is in St. Louis, Missouri, in MCM. Rebound for Harrison N. Hiles by the Roycrofters at their shop in East Aurora, Erie, County, New York, in March of the year MCMIII.î To fill out this wonderful, one-of-a kind offering, the author McGaffey has signed, dated and inscribed the front flyleaf, ìErnest McGaffey, Written for Cecile McGaffey, and inscribed herein for Harrison N. Hiles of Canton, Ohio, February 1903, with the authorís regards.î The author also pens a handwritten sonnet that was mistakenly left out of this copy, entitled ìReincarnation.î The book is in fine condition. Most scarce and wonderful.
Price: $3,500.00 Item #6525