Set of Three James Whitcomb Riley Books: Home-Folks, A Child-World, and His Pa's Romance


Title:  Home-Folks, A Child-World, and His Pa's Romance which includes a Complete Index
Format:  Clothbound Hardcovers
Author:  James Whitcomb Riley
Illustrator:  None Listed
Year:  1900, 1896, and 1903
Publisher:  The Bobbs-Merrill Company Publishers, Indianapolis
Length: 166 Pages, 209 Pages, & 168 Pages+ the index
Dimensions: approximately 5.5" wide by 7.75" tall
Condition:  These are uncut editions (see below for an explanation).  No writing, torn or missing pages noted.  Each edition is tightly bound.  There is minor wear & page wrinkles on the second book.  Home-Folks does have a minor tear on the title page where the pages were separated (see note below about uncut editions). I love the color & spine design on this set.

PLEASE NOTE - I have another set of James Whitcomb Riley books that match this set.  They are also uncut editions.  Please search by James Whitcomb Riley to view & purchase with this set.

Uncut pages are pages in a book that have not been trimmed by rebinding, which was a common practice up through the middle of the 19th century (1850s to 1860s). This would result in pages “connected” at the top or sides which would then need to be “cut” with a letter opener to separate the pages allowing for an easier reading.  In this case, they are uncut on the sides/foredges.  You will need to cut the pages in order to read these editions.  Using a simple bone folder or letter opener will work - work slowly & carefully to "cut" separate the pages.  Or leave them as is & use for display.