San Francisco: The Pocket Press, 1938. 1st. Original boards. First Edition, Limited to 50 copies, this being number 2. Tall octavo. Unnumbered pages. Printed by Jackson Burke. Light foxing to original stiff boards with red title to tan printed dust jacket; else a near fine copy. The titles of the three poems are: To a Christmas Tree Cherubin; The First Christmas; Christmas Dialogue. Item #18470
Jackson Burke was a type designer who studied at the University of California in Berkeley.He was director of type development for Mergenthaler-Linotype. Responsible for the development of the TeleTypesetting System (TTS) for magazines and for the development of fonts for native American languages. Marie Louis Burke (Sister Gargi) was initiated into the Ramakrishna-Vivekananda movement in California by Swami Ashokananda, who was then the abbot of the Vedanta Society. She took her first vows from the Ramakrishna Order in India in 1974. Because of her accomplishments as a researcher and writer, she was given the name Gargi after the renowned Verdic scholar. She later took her final vows of "sanyasa" (reclusion) and was given the name Pravrajika Prajinaprana. Sister Gargi was encouraged by her mentor, Ashokananda, to write about the order's founder, Swami Vivekananda, and her six-volume Swami Vivekananda in the West: New Discoveries was acclaimed around the world. (Encyclopedia.com).