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THE WHITE BUCK [Poems].

AMERICAN POETRY: CALIFORNIA]. SMITH, Robert Wallace.

Published by Privately Printed [for the author]/ (Printed by The Caxton Printers),, (Napa, Californa/ Caldwell, Idaho):, 1943
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[AMERICAN POETRY: CALIFORNIA/ TEXAS]. SMITH, Robert Wallace. THE WHITE BUCK [Poems]. By Robert Wallace Smith. Octavo, greyish-blue pictorial cloth stamped in white (with a cameo silhouette of a white buck on front cover), 71 pages, illustrated (reproducing a frontispiece photograph of the author holding a dog). Signed by Robert Wallace Smith on front flyleaf. OCLC locates 21 holdings (including) [Yale, Brown, Harvard, NYPL, NYU, LC, Emory, Alberta, Utah State, Idaho, Huntington Library, LAPL, California (Davis), SF Public Library and California (Berkeley)]. American poet Robert Wallace Smith was born on a ranch in east-central Texas in 1908; he moved to Napa, California in 1941. Known as Napa's 'Invisible Bard,' he wrote his first collection of verse in 1943, was a co-editor of Prairie Wings (poetry magazine); his other works include The Song of Sakakawea (Bird-Woman): the Indian guide and interpretress of the Lewis and Clark Expedition ['The story of the Lewis and Clark Expedition told in verse. The author relied on the journals from the expedition to produce the poem' (published in Dallas, Texas, in 1949)]. A near fine copy, with light rubbing to extremities of binding, in very good to near fine dust jacket. The pictorial dust jacket (reproducing a drawing of a white buck on front cover and a photograph of the author on rear panel) is tanned on spine, with one short tear, light wear at extremities of spine and corners, else quite fresh and bright. . First edition, limited to 500 numbered copies, author's first book. Bookseller Inventory # 80650

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Title: THE WHITE BUCK [Poems].

Publisher: Privately Printed [for the author]/ (Printed by The Caxton Printers),, (Napa, Californa/ Caldwell, Idaho):

Publication Date: 1943

Binding: Soft cover

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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