The Courtship of Miles Standish
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth , Howard Chandler Christy(illus.)
Place Published: Indianapolis
Publisher: The Bobbs-Merrill Company
Date Published: 1903
Book Id: 39047
152pp. Small quarto [25 cm] Pale blue cloth lettered and ornamentally stamped in gilt , gray and dark blue on the spine and front cover. Very good plus condition. Very subtly bumped and rubbed at the extremities. The covers are ever so slightly bowed, however they are exceptionally clean and bright.
With illustrations by Howard Chandler Christy. Christy was assigned to cover the Spanish-American War and accompany the Rough Riders. During this time, he illustrated articles which were published by Scribner's, Harper's, Century, and Leslie's Weekly. He was also able to befriend Col. Theodore Roosevelt, and as a result his interest in patriotic subjects grew. By the time he returned home in 1898, he was well-known, and his fame and reputation were truly secured with The Soldier's Dream, published in Scribner's, for which he portrayed a beautiful girl who became known as 'The Christy Girl.' Like 'The Gibson Girl,' she represented the ideal American woman.