ASHLEY, B. Freeman.
Title: Tan Pile Jim, or A Yankee Waif Among the Bluenoses.
Publisher:  Laird & Lee, Publishers, Chicago, 1894,
Seller ID: 96425
ASHLEY, B. Freeman. Tan Pile Jim, or A Yankee Waif Among the Bluenoses. Illustrated. Chicago : Laird & Lee, Publishers, (1894). Pp -259,(1), frontis. Text Illustrations. 8vo, illustrated blue cloth, gilt lettering to frontboard and spine. “The sun was just rising over the dark pine woods fringin g the high hills bounding the eastern horizon of Liverpool, a small seaporttown of southeastern Nova Scotia. Although it was the first week of June a nd the morning air was so crisply cold, James Payzant, the Liverpool tanner, ripely advanced in years, went out to inspect his garden, fully expectingto find its young and thrifty sprouts frost-bitten to the death. [...] But this is what the Tanner saw: A boy rising from the tan and opening upon hi m a pair of large, pathetic blue eyes – blue as the morning sky. His face, now that he had risen to a sitting posture, looked pinched and haggard, andhe was shivering all mover from the effects of cold and fright.” - from Ch apter One (pp 9 and 11). Includes scenes of canoeing. Front inner hinge starting, contemporary gift inscription (dated Christmas 1894), else a very good, bright copy. 120.00