copyright 1950; autographed by author (and Virginia L. Gillham) to Mary M. Gillham; with a biographical introduction by Herman P. Dean"; Standard Publications, Inc. Huntington, West Virginia; hardbound; very good condition with unmarked pages - except for the inspribed half-title page.
Sled Dog (first poem):
You conquered the toughest country
Ever created on earth
Where you led, man followed your footsteps,
And the North was given birth.
Mountains you scaled to the sky-top,
Slippery glaciers crossed,
Muskegs and barrenland traveled,
By thousands your lives were lost.
Trails of the Arctic are dotted
With the bones of your brave race,
No pillars are erected to you,
No stones mark your last resting place...