Big Sur, CA: Published by the author, 1970. First Limited Edition #34 of 50 copies. First Limited Edition #34 of 50 copies. INSCRIBED "For Ed our mail man/A rare book/for a rare soul/Once spent a summer/working on this one/keep watching the skys/with love/Brother Brock and Lady Terri." 4to. 21 pp. Hand printed using a silk screen process. Color illustrations. Laid in are three original drawings, possibly by Bradford, including a hand-drawn map of Partington Cove along Highway 1 in Big Sur. Stiff yellow and cream printed wrappers. Light, general wear; a near fine copy of an uncommon title, only 1 copy located at the University of California, Davis. Item #17074
A 45 year resident of Big Sur, Bradford captures, poetically and visually, the spirit and sentiments of a life lived close to the wild beauty of the Big Sur community and coastline. The inscribee, Ed, is Ed Culver. For three decades "Ed, the mailman" delivered groceries and mail up and down the Big Sur coastline, becoming a bit of a folk hero through the years and much loved by the local community.