California

By: Ina Coolbrith (1841-1928)

Price: $50.00

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Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 7. LIMITED EDITION of 500 copies printed by John Henry Nash in handset Cloister Old Style Italic on handmade paper. Small 4to. 10 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches. [iv], ii, 9, [1 blank] pp. Frontispiece portrait of the author by Dan Sweeney, the poem is presented within green rules with orange floral decorative corners by Lawrence B. Haste; text clean, unmarked. Quarter beige cloth, green paper over boards, printed paper spine label; binding square and tight, corners lightly bumped, light shelf wear and soiling. MM219-008. Very Good. Ina Coolbrith's love song to her native state was originally written for a University of California Commencement Day, the first ever written by a woman for any university. Ina Coolbrith was an American poet, writer, librarian, and a prominent figure in the San Francisco Bay Area literary community. Called the "Sweet Singer of California," she was the first California Poet Laureate and the first Poet Laureate of any American State. The poem is decorated with illustrations by Laurence B. Haste (1884-1954), a San Francisco illustrator and close friend of Coolbrith's, best known for his illustrations of covered wagon days and the Gold Rush. REFERENCES: Magee, The Hundredth Book, No. 7; O'Dell, A Catalogue of Books, pp. 8-9.

Title: California

Author Name: Ina Coolbrith (1841-1928)

Categories: Book Club of California,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: San Francisco: CA, The Book Club of Californiab: 1918

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: MM219-008

Keywords: Ina Coolbrith, California, Book Club of California, Fine Press, Limited Edition, John Henry Nash, Poetry, Poet Laureate of California, Dan Sweeney, Lawrence B. Haste,