Los Angeles: N.A. Kovach, 1945. 1st. Hardcover. First Edition thus, Limited Edition #12 of 25 deluxe copies (of an edition of 125). Octavo; various pagings. Illustrated with original photographs of Yosemite, from the George Wharton James collection. Tape ghosts to pastedowns, else a Near Fine copy in original green cloth gilt-stamped at spine and front board, in heavily chipped and taped dust jacket. Item #15587
Included are James' srticles How Mark Twain was made.--Bret Harte, the founder of the Overland monthly.--Leaves from early California history: John A. Sutter and Sutter's Fort, by A.J. Cloud.--Ina Donna Coolbrith, an historical sketch and appreciation.--One man's life.--The romantic story of a remarkable woman, Josephine C. McCrackin.--Joaquin Miller, the poet of peace.--Jack London.--Robert Louis Stevenson in California.--Stevenson's Monterey, by C.W. Stoddard.--Charles Warren Stoddard.--A happy couple of literary workers: Richard Tully and Eleanor Gates Tully.--Robert Jones Burdette.--Edgar Lucien Larkin.--A great California nature writer, Charles Frederick Holder.--David Starr Jordan.--Charles Keeler.--The influence of California upon literature.--Charles F. Lummis.--Chris Jorgensen, a versatile California artist.