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1 George Sterling (1873-1948), editor. Continent's End: An Anthology of Contemporary California Poets.
Collectible: Very Good 
Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 24. LIMITED EDITION of 600 numbered copies (100 reserved for the contributors), this copy is out of sequence, printed by John Henry Nash with Garamont monotype on machine made paper. 8vo. 9 5/8 x 6 1/2 inches. [xxxviii], (240) pp. Frontispiece and title page printed in red and black inks, section heads and running heads within decorative boarders; text clean, unmarked. Quarter Spanish goatskin vellum, brown paper over boards, spine decorated and titled in gilt, marbled end-papers; binding square and tight, minor shelf wear. Near Fine. Edited by George Sterling and with Prefatory Notes by Genevieve Taggard (1894-1948) and James Rorty (1890-1973). Prefatory Note by Albert M. Bender. Over 100 poets contributed to this volume, and a considerable portion of the work had never been previously published. Continent's End "is a real contribution to California literature. It represents the best of the younger poets of the day, such as Robinson Jeffers, who might not otherwise have found a hearing for their poems." Magee. REFERENCES: O'Day, A Catalogue of Books Printed by John Henry Nash, pp. 43-44; Magee, The Hundredth Book, No. 24. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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2 George Sterling (1869-1926). Thirty-five Sonnets by George Sterling.
San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1917 Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
LIMITED EDITION of 300 copies, this is number 284. Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 4. 8vo. 8 3/4 x 6 inches. (56) pp. Decoration on title page and page 3 in gold by Frederic W. Goudy, with red decorative initial, divisional titles in red and blue; text clean, unmarked, light toning to edges. Tan linen spine, blue paper over boards, printed paper spine label; binding square and tight, faint toning and shelf wear. Very Good. Printed by Taylor and Taylor. "Of these thirty-five sonnets all but four had appeared in previous volumes of Sterling's poetry. Romance, To Life, and the two sonnets on The Skull of Shakespeare were printed here for the first time in book form." Albert Bender brought together the author and the Book Club of California so this book could be published. George Sterling was the beloved (albeit, unofficial) poet-laureate of San Francisco. REFERENCE: Magee, The Hundredth Book, No. 4. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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