Olive Beaupre Miller
is the originator of My Book House. She has also wrote LITTLE PICTURES OF JAPAN, NURSERY FRIENDS FROM FRANCE, TALES TOLD IN HOLLAND and My BOOK of HISTORY, a picturesque tale of man's progress from the beginning of time.
Born in Aurora, Illinois, of French, Dutch and Irish ancestry, Olive Beaupre Miller has a heritage of pioneer blood going back to the earliest Dutch settlers of New York in 1635, and coming down through her grandfather, who left the East as a young man and journeyed in a covered wagon west to the Illinois prairies in 1835. Her book ?ÄúEngines and Brass Bands" (see below) recounts some of this history around 1890.
Living in the Middle West, and educated at Smith College in the East, she knew her America thoroughly, and her wide experience in writing for boys and girls enabled her to create a tale interesting to young and old alike.
Olive Beaupre Miller, author and photographer
Engines and Brass Bands
The Book House for Children and Doubleday, Doran, 1933. Stated First Edition. Very Good/Dust Jacket worn along spine and chipped at spine ends. It is complete, however. Signed by the author on Christmas 0f 1938. 90 engravings made from photographs taken by Miller. Bottom of front cover darkened slightly else book unmarked. Brodart cover. VG/ G+ Inventory 7330 Price $75.00
Carmen L. Browne, Illustrator
Olive Beaupre Miller
Come Play With Me
P. F. Volland Company. Good/No Jacket. c.1918, Verses surrounded by colorful decorations and with a number of full page illustrations by Browne.
COPY 1 First Edition with advert colophon listing 12 Volland books including this one. Hardbound. App. 7.25 x 5.34. This copy has an owner's name on the FEP and some soiling though not on the illustrations themselves. The spine is quite worn and the back joint separated. Corners and edges rubbed. No repairs have been made. Protactive mylar wrap. Inventory # 7588 Price $150
COPY 2: Twntieth Edition. Soiling and fingermarks on many pages. No pencil, crayon or other offenses. Rebacked professionally in black tape. Inventory 7602 Price $75.00
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Illustrations from "Come Play With Me"