Lot 157 of 253:
Coolbrith's California, inscribed to Alfred Sutro  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$270
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Coolbrith, Ina

San Francisco

Book Club of California



Frontispiece portrait. (4to), linen-backed light green boards, paper spine label, edges untrimmed. One of 500 copies printed by John Henry Nash. First Edition.

From the library of Alfred Sutro, President of the Book Club of California, with his decorative bookplate. An inscription from Coolbrith is affixed to the front free endpaper; "To Alfred Sutro, - with just a breath of California in its pages. Ina Coolbrith."  Laid in is a handwritten note from Coolbrith to Albert M. Bender: "Dear Mr. Bender; - you can add to [?], of course, your own signature as the donor." Laid in as well is a clipping from the March 11, 1925 edition of the S.F. Examiner, with a story on Coolbrith's 83rd birthday. The poem was originally written for the University of California Commencement Day. It was the first such effusion ever written by a woman for any university. A rare and unique association copy of this desirable book.

Lot Amendments

Light wear to binding with a faint dampstain area at bottom edge of front board; a bit of toning and light foxing to endpapers; very good.

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