ROBINSON JEFFERS SUPPLEMENT TO THE CARMELITE [A weekly Carmel-by-the-Sea newspaper]; Together with Volume 1, Number 44, the issue with which it appeared and AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY WARD RITCHIE]. Jeffers Robinson, Lincoln Steffens, Ward Ritchie.
ROBINSON JEFFERS SUPPLEMENT TO THE CARMELITE [A weekly Carmel-by-the-Sea newspaper]; Together with Volume 1, Number 44, the issue with which it appeared and AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY WARD RITCHIE]..
ROBINSON JEFFERS SUPPLEMENT TO THE CARMELITE [A weekly Carmel-by-the-Sea newspaper]; Together with Volume 1, Number 44, the issue with which it appeared and AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY WARD RITCHIE]..

ROBINSON JEFFERS SUPPLEMENT TO THE CARMELITE [A weekly Carmel-by-the-Sea newspaper]; Together with Volume 1, Number 44, the issue with which it appeared and AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY WARD RITCHIE]..

(Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA: December 12, 1928). First edition. The 16-page supplement includes the first appearance of three Jeffers poems, "Evening Ebb," "Hands," and "Hooded Night," and a facsimile of the manuscript for "Evening Ebb." Also includes essays by Lincoln Steffens, Edgar Lee Masters, Sara Bard Field, Witter Bynner, Carl Sandburg, et al; longer articles by Ella Winter and others; Jeffers' letter to James Rorty on "The Women at Point Sur" (first appearance in print); Rorty's review of "Cawdor" and his article regarding Jeffers and the Book Club of California. Illustrated with black-and-white photos of Jeffers, wife Una, and their environs. Numerous other short articles and observations on Jeffers and wife Una. Paper and its supplement each measure approximately 9.5 x 12.5." The Jeffers Supplement is printed no higher quality paper and shows small chips to corners and splitting at fold of cover leaf but is still very good or better. The 28-page newspaper is on traditional newsprint and hasn't fared as well. Pages 5-24 are near fine, the leaf containing pages 3/4 and 25/26 is split at the fold but otherwise near fine but the cover leaf is considerably worn with chipping at fold affecting text of the front page article, "Carmeel's Christmas Festival." From the collection of Allen K. Mears WITH AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY RITCHIE TO MEARS, "I'm pleased to send you the Robinson Jeffers number of the Carmelite..." The 2-paragraph letter is on Ritchie's half-sheet letterhead (5.25 x 8.5"), dated December 26, 1983 and signed, "With best wishes, Ward Ritchie." Small piece of tape at head otherwise fine.
Item #55535

Price: $175.00