Metcalfe, Richard L. "Bishop Sunbeams" and Other Stories of Service. Lincoln, Nebraska: The Woodruff-Collins Press, 1909. Second Edition. 
Brown cloth with gilt titles, 8 x 5 1/4 inches, several previous owner's signatures on the front end papers, frontispiece is a reproduced photograph of a barefoot boy, that has been colored. 192 clean pp., tight. Very good. Hardcover.
The first 58 pp. is the Nebraskan story of "Bishop Sunbeams," a young lad who brightened everyone's path with his optimism and cheer. The other twenty stories are also set in Nebraska, and by "stories" we don't necessarily mean fiction. Such titles as The Master of Verbena Lodge, The Invisible Playmate, The Surgeon of the Seventh Illinois, Father and Son, Man's Trusted Friend, McGuffey and His Pupils, and Educating the Heart.
Richard Lee Metcalfe (1861-1954), Nebraska newspaperman, politician, and businessman, a close associate of William Jennings Bryant. He served as mayor of Omaha, but was unsuccessful in his bids for the US Senate and for the governor's office of Nebraska.