Prayer: With a Foreword by David Starr Jordan

By: Charles Kellogg Field (1873-1948)

Price: $250.00

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Book Condition: Collectible: Like New


Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 14. LIMITED EDITION of 330 copies, this is copy number 224, printed by Edwin and Robert Grabhorn in handset Garamond Italic on handmade paper. 8vo. 7 7/8 x 5 1/4 inches. [16] pp. Printed within green rules throughout, title page printed within a typographic border, 5 ornamental headpieces, Grabhorn printer's device on the colophon; text clean, unmarked. Originally issued in green boards, this copy has been rebound in parchment with gilt-titled spine and watered-silk end-papers and housed in a custom-made two-part slip-case with leather spine, raised bands, gilt titled spine, and patterned paper on the fore half of the case; light rubbing to extremities of the slip case. NA1214-001. Fine. Originally written as the Phi Beta Kappa poem for Stanford University, October 13, 1906. Charles Kellogg Field was an American journalist and poet. Field was a member of the pioneer class of Stanford University in 1895. He was editor of Sunset Magazine from 1914 to 1920 after he and a group of colleagues purchased the magazine from the Southern Pacific Railroad. In 1911 Sunset Magazine published an article by Lieutenant Riley Scott about the Panama Canal, accompanied by photographs of the fortifications on Naos Island then under construction, which suggested that the Panama Canal was vulnerable to air attack. In 1914, Field was indicted under the Defense Secrets Act of 1911; this was the first time in history that charges stemming from federal statutes prohibiting the photographing or publication of photographs of government fortifications, were ever filed. REFERENCES: Heller and Magee, Bibliography of the Grabhorn Press, 1915-1940, No. 28; Magee, The Hundredth Book, No. 14. See: Wikipedia for biographical information.

Title: Prayer: With a Foreword by David Starr Jordan

Author Name: Charles Kellogg Field (1873-1948)

Categories: Book Club of California,

Edition: First Edition, thus

Publisher: San Francisco: CA, Book Club of California: 1921

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Like New

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: NA1214-001

Keywords: Charles Kellogg Field, Prayer, David Starr Jordan, Book Club of California, Fine Press, Limited Edition, Grabhorn Press, Poetry