New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1926. First Edition. Hardcover. Inscribed, dated [November 6, 1929] and signed by Vachel Lindsay on the front endpaper with the whole page filled with a poem written in his hand. 130 pages. Illustrated throughout with pen and ink drawings by the author. Nore: The inside pastedown is also filled in with drawings that certainly match his illustrations, [which Linsay credits to being a follower of the Spencer cursive writing system [page 1], so probably drawn by Lindsay. Green cloth with gilt decoration and titles. Some wear at head and tail of spine, textblock square, cover dulled but clean. Interior clean, text bright. Very Good. Item #76165
The writings and teaching of Platt Rogers Spencer [1800-1864] on cursive penmanship became the standard system for business correspondence until it was replaced by the popularity of the typewriter in the 1920's.