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The Letters of Western Authors: A series of letters, reproduced in facsimile, of twelve distinguished Pacific Coast authors of the past, each with a comment by a contemporary Western writer


Published by Published for its Members by The Book Club of California, San Francisco, 1935
Condition: vg Soft cover

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1/500. ".a series of unposed views of a group of authors whose books have enriched the literature of the West. In them, one finds the writers in unaccustomed attitudes, revealing a variety of unexpected - often intensely human - characteristics: Frank Norris's boyish delight at his dawning success; Bret Harte bargaining shrewdly with his employer; Mark Twain heaping exasperated profanity upon the head of an offending proofreader; Clarence King tentatively suggesting a title for his most famous book; George Sterling stepping aside that a beloved elder poet might have a coveted commission; Henry George jubilant at the growing renown of his magnum opus; Jack London penning greetings to a friend from the deck of the Snark, riding at anchor in the shadow of a far-off South Sea Island.Reading these letters, few will fail to recognize that an author not always to be found between the covers of his book." 10 sections, one for each letter (loose as issued) in original printed wrappers. * List of authors and contemporary writers below. Facsimiles are tipped-in with commentary by contemporary writer on opposite page. Some age toning and staining on wraps. 4" split along tail of spine. Small closed tear on head of spine. Wraps in good-, interior in very good to near fine condition. * 1) George Sterling (Robinson Jeffers). 2) Bret Harte (George R. Stewart, Jr). 3) Frank Norris (Franklin Walker). 4) Richard Henry Dana (James D. Hart). 5) John Muir (Charles Keeler). 6) Henry George (Howard Jay Graham). 7) Joaquin Miller (Juanita Miller). 8) Josiah Royce (B. H. Lehman). 9) Mark Twain (C. S. Wood). 10) Clarence King (Francis P. Farquhar). 11) Edward Rowland Still (Aurelia H. Reinhardt). 12) Jack London (Charmian London). Bookseller Inventory # 23650

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Title: The Letters of Western Authors: A series of ...

Publisher: Published for its Members by The Book Club of California, San Francisco

Publication Date: 1935

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:vg

Edition: Limited edition.

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