Carmel, CA: Antiquities Research Publications, 1975. First Edition. INSCRIBED "To Jean, from Vera Stokes, Pop Ernest's Daughter!" 8vo. 78 pp. Illustrations. Handwritten note tipped to front free endpaper explaining that the illustrations are after original drawings in the Pop Ernest restaurant, the first commercial business on Monterey's Fisherman's Wharf. Of note are two drawings most likely by Jo Mora (not signed but distinctly Jo Mora). Black & white illustrated softcover in fine condition. Item #20215
Pop Ernet's restaurant, called "Cafe Ernest" was a gathering place for local artists who would write, following a delicious meal, verses about the abalone which evolved into the "Abalone Songs'. George Sterling was one of the originators of the "Songs" along with Harry Leon Wilson, Charles Warren Stoddard, Evelyn McCormick, Isabel Hunter, and many others.