[Remington, Indiana]: James L. Alter, 1905. First edition. 8vo, original blue cloth, 206,  pages. Frontis portrait, numerous illus. Cloth a bit bumped and darkened; hinges just a trifle cracked but sound; a very good copy. Item #14544
An astonishing collection of verse in celebration of the sights of North America and such new possessions as Puerto Rico and the Philippines, from a Hoosier sweet singer and apparent lecturer (one section is devoted to "Verses from my Course of Lectures"), this volume largely given over to encomia on subjects as diverse as Yellowstone Park and the Dayton Soldiers' Home; of Michigan's Mackinac Island, Alter notes, "The Natural Bridge next we saw; / Among the rocks the pines grow, / In Upper Michigan on the Isle of Mackinac, / Where the winters are cold, and plenty of snow."