Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates, Antique Book



This is a beautiful old copy of a book titled Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates by Mary Mapes Dodge and illustrated by Edna Cooke.  The book is undated so according to US copyright laws it has to be prior to 1915.  A printed letter by the author to readers in the front  is dated 1873 and a gift inscription is dated 1893. The well-known illustrator lived from 1889 t0 1975 so this is very confusing.  I will estimate the book to be from around 1910. An interesting observation is that the spine is printed (by our standards) upside-down.  The book is in good condition.  The binding is tight.  The 337 pages are free of marks or tears, the only writing is the gift inscription, see photos.