What the Wind Told the Tree-Tops.
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, The Knickerbocker Press 1888/co 1887, 1st tp; grey cloth with brown titles and graceful stamped picture in brown and gilt of the wind blowing through pines and birds flying before it; steel cut floral tan on white endpapers, engravings, 7x9"; 54 pp. Juvenile hardback.
The wind of each month has a story to tell. These poems and stories are written from a gentle Christian perspective (Brotherton was a liberal Unitarian) and contain nice little flashes of humor. Alice Williams Brotherton lived quietly in the Midwest all her life. She wrote numerous songs, hymns, and poems as well as 3 books; unfortunately this is her only children's book. Her poetry was published in Scribner's, The Atlantic, St. Nicholas, etc. and is anthologized today.
CONDITION: Good Minus; no names or other marks, boards darkened and evenly soiled, extremities rubbed to card, spine illegible but top board gilt adequate, frontis and tissue guard nice, pages darkening. Hard to find. Item #20996