An Old Sweetheart of Mine


Pictures and words from An Old Sweetheart of Mine by James Whitcomb Riley (1888, 1899, 1902); Drawings by Howard Chandler Christy, and decorations by Virginia Keep. Originally published in 1888; my copy is dated 1902.

I also have Out to Old Aunt Mary’s in this series.

[picture: Page image, border and poem]

Page image, border and poem

The rare Habanas in their box,
    or gaunt churchwarden-stem
That often wags, above the jar,
    derisively at them. (p. 12) [more...] [$]

[picture: Pink Floriated Border]

Pink Floriated Border

This beautiful and quaint border was around a single verse of a poem in the children’s book. [more...] [$]

[picture: Pink Floriated Border in Grey]

Pink Floriated Border in Grey

Grayscale version of the floral border, darkened, to make it easy to re-colour or to use in printing. [more...] [$]

[picture: Study chair and bookcase]

Study chair and bookcase

A bookcase with a picture leaning up against it; a comfortable padded chair; fire-tongs and a curtain. [$]