The date is possibly 1927 or a little later.
from John McGrath
The compiler, James Cruikshank Smith of Edinburgh, was born in 1867, and educated at Edinburgh University and Trinity College, Oxford. He was Chief Inspector of Schools in Scotland 1927–32, received two honorary doctorates, and was acting Professor of English Literature at Edinburgh University in 1932-33. This book of poetry for children was one of his many publications. He died in 1946.