Here’s an interesting old book notable for having at least one poem with early work by W W Denslow, later to illustrate The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Echoes of Life by “Old Don Henri” was published by Western Publishing House (Chicago) in 1888. This oversized book has several illustrators, one credited as “J. L. Denslow”, but the signature is that of W W Denslow’s during this period. Denslow’s work, in “A Modern Don-Key-Hoty is on p. 225-227. This is a companion volume to The Story of Popsey Manor, by the same author and illustrators. Beautiful silver gilt eagle design on cover (probably not by Denslow), and many other attractive illustrations. First edition and included in the Baum Bugle’s Denslow checklist update by Bill Thompson.
Book is in good only condition with some wear and soiling to cloth, a small tear near base of spine, badly cracked hinges due to the excessive weight of this book, and crack at half-title page so first gathering is near-loose. Other pages are in generally good condition.