Chicago: Forbes And Company, 1920 [first printing was in 1918]. First edition, later printing. Interesting signed presentation from Gillilan on the front endpaper: "To my good pedagogue-bossing friend, with all very best wishes for success and happiness- Strickland Gillilan."
Strickland W. Gillilan [1869–1954[ was an American poet and humorist writer. His works ranged from the satirical to the sublime and made him one of the more popular authors and speakers of his time. He is most famous for the poem “The Reading Mother,” which remains a popular poem on Mother’s Day. He is also recognized as the author of “Lines On The Antiquity Of Microbes,” said to be the shortest poem ever written. Much of Gillilan’s his work is in the public domain and is often reproduced in greeting cards. In addition to his many poems, Gillilan also penned short stories, wrote several songs (the most famous of which, the wickedly sharp “The Poison Squad,” is reputed to have led to the passage of the Food and Drug Act of 1906) as well as a number of novels that are still available on today's market. 16mo., decorative marigold cloth, stamped in brown on front cover & spine; 112 pages. Item #56959
Very Good (bright covers with very minor wear & soil; contents clean & tight).