New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1905. Early reprint. Hardcover. Original dark green cloth, small octavo, (xi), 339 pp. Light wear to covers, Item #23488
Inscribed and signed by the author: "Charlie Phillips,With all the love of the warm South Seas (signed) Charles Warren Stoddard." Charles Warren Stoddard (1843-1909) was a writer, traveler, educator, and editor. Together with Bret Harte and Ina Coolbirth, Stoddard edited and published the Overland Monthly magazine during its first incarnation. Stoddard was part of the "Crowd" an informal group of mostly California writers and artists that frequented Carmel and included Jack London, George Sterling, Joaquin Miller, Ambrose Bierce, Mary Austin, Nora May French, etc. Stoddard lived in nearby Monterey. Charlie (Charles) Phillips (1880-1933) of the inscription was Stoddard's intimate friend, a fellow Catholic and editor of the San Francisco "Monitor" Catholic newspaper. This title was originally published in 1873.