George Sterling, The Man. A Tribute by Albert M. Bender

By: Albert M. Bender (1886-1941)

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LIMITED EDITION of 60 copies, this is number 32, printed by James and Cecil Johnson at the Windsor Press. 12mo. 6 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches. Unpaginated. [12] pp. (last a blank). Title page printed within a ruled border with two ornaments within the border, cherub headpiece, typographic ornament at top margin of text, printer's device on the colophon, printed on laid paper; text clean, unmarked. Black cloth spine, blue paper over boards, printed paper front cover label; binding square and tight, small smudge on the front panel near the head of the spine. INSCRIBED by Albert Bender to Haywood Hunt. SCARCE. Very Good. George Sterling (1869-1926) was an American poet and playwright based in California. During his lifetime, Sterling was honored on the Pacific coast as one of the great American poets, although his fame did not reach throughout the United States. Bender's poem of praise to Sterling appeared 3 years after Sterling's death. Although Sterling's published poetry has been described as both visionary and mystical, he also wrote ribald quatrains that are largely unpublished. His style mirrored the Romantic charm of such poets as Shelley, Keats and Poe. Sterling used a vial of cyanide to end his life in his rooms at the Bohemian Club. His most famous line refers to San Francisco as "the cool, grey city of love." Albert Maurice Bender, insurance man, was a leading patron the arts in San Francisco in the 1920s and 1930s. His support to artists, writers and institutions led to a significant impact upon the cultural development of the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. PROVENANCE: This copy of Bender's versified tribute to Sterling is inscribed to Haywood Hendon Hunt (1888-1974), whose print shop, affectionately known as "Hunt Towers" was located at 512 Clary Street in San Francisco. Hunt died in Reno, Nevada; he donated an extensive library covering the history of 50 years of printing in San Francisco to the University of Nevada Library.

Title: George Sterling, The Man. A Tribute by Albert M. Bender

Author Name: Albert M. Bender (1886-1941)

Categories: Fine Press,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, The Windsor Press: 1929

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: GG818-048

Keywords: Albert M. Bender, George Sterling The Man, Haywood Hunt, Theodore Duncan, Windsor Press, Limited Edition, Fine Press, James Johnson, Cecil Johnson