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Name    Thompson, Edith

Title   ROMANY RIDDLES

Binding   Hardcover

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   Minneaopolis, MN The Record Press 1929

Illustrator   Illustrated by Richard Holzschuh

Seller ID   7696

This is a first edition hardcover book of Romany poetry. The author was born in Southeast Minnesota in 1873 (Houston in Houston County near the Mississippi River) . She grew up as a farm girl and attended the State College in Mankato, MN and was associated with the University of Minnesota (according to a paragraph of biography in a book about women poets in Minnesota (from pre-Territory to now) . | This book of poetry has a handsome binding of marbled papers and linen. The marbling is a subtle mix of light beige, brown, and a pinkish red that has stone grain look. There is a reddish orange title blindstamped in an interesting font. The linen spine/backstrip blends in. The book was published in Minneapolis by The Record Press in 1929. Tight, bright, crisp, clean covers and interior. There is a number written in ink on the front pasted down end paper. There are no other marks or writing. There is just a touch of wear to one corner, now restored. The book has two illustrations by Richard Holzschuh, also from Minnesota. They are done in the art nouveau style in black and white as are the other decorative designs on two other pages. Well cared for. Poetry in Minnesota. Gypsy poetry in Minnesota. Near the Mississippi. ; 8vo; 34 pages

Poetry Minnesota Romany Richard Holzschuh

Price = 55.00 USD



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