New York: Platt & Peck, Little Wonder Books, [c. 1916]"Thirty Pictures in Colour", printed in Great Britain; tan paper boards with black titles and border designs and coloured paste on of our heros , full colur illustrated endpapers; single-sided plates all on coated paper; 4x5.5"; 85 pp. Small Hardback.
A lonely old man decides to buy a horse for a best friend. "Now, strange though it may sound, the horse / Took kindly to the plan, / And seemed quite pleased a friend to be/To such a lonely man. This friendly inclination filled/the old man with delight; / He thanked him with a pleasant smail, /called him Lilywhite" The rest of this poem recounts their adventures together, Lilywhite's near death of cold, and the happy recovery. An unusual and genial little tale with comic illustrations, quite hard to find.
CONDITION; Good; 1921 gift inscription, clean boards with sharp corners, but loosening, with 1" of spine paper neatly glued down, and with ice cream type damage on margin of page. 40, af few white spots on clean pages. Item #22645