Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1909. Mayo Bunker. First Edition. Cloth. Small 8vo (5" W x 7 5/8" H), brown cloth with colored plate laid down, decorated by Mayo Bunker with charming brown woodcuts on every page,  pages. Very Good / None. Item #5221
Raymond Macdonald Alden, Ph.D. (1873–1924) was an American professor English. He taught successively at Harvard, Pennsylvania, Stanford, and became chair of English at the University of Illinois in 1911. He edited several plays of Shakespeare and other Elizabethans, and in 1910 an edition of Thoreau's Walden, Alden's best known work.
Why the Chimes Rang is a lovely Christian tale. It's about two brothers who go to a Catholic church, with an emphasis on faith, perseverence, and the self-sacrifice one makes, and how he's rewarded by the angels.
Mayo Bunker was an accomplished illustrator. He also illustrated Patty's Motor Car, When a Man Marries, and some of Emerson Hough's books.
A time-honored classic and lovely stocking-stuffer! VERY SCARC E!
Condition: Tight copy, slightly rubbed, with slightly faded color-cover; text is clean and Bunker's brown images in superior condition and without foxing. Gift inscription on front free endpaper. Uniform light age-toning; a few light spots of foxing on endpapers.