San Francisco: Book Club of California, 1918. First edition, limited to 500 copies. Original beige cloth and pale green boards; quarto; 1 fl, 9 pp. Frontispiece portrait of the author by Dan Sweeney. Page decorations by Lawrence B. Haste. Covers somewhat spotted, else very good. Item #23557
Printed by John Henry Nash. Ina Coolbrith (1841-1928) was a central figure in the literary world of the San Francisco Bay Area in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Her poetry was widely published in the literary magazines and she counted among her friends Mark Twain, Bret Harte, Charles Warren Stoddard, and Jack London – who met her in 1886 in the Oakland Public Library (she was hired as librarian in 1873) when he was ten years old.