THE VERMILION BIRD; [California poetry anthology].

Redlands, Calif: Valley Press, (1937). First edition. Collects poems with Californian themes. SIGNED BY THE EDITOR, who also contributes 2 of her own poems. "This anthology, compiled as a tribute to the State of California, is a permanent contribution to its literary history" (from the dust jacket flap). Includes Jeffers' "An Artist" and Sterling's "Wet Beaches" as well as poems by Florence Churchill Casebeer, Edith Cherrington, Ralph Cheyney, Virginia Church, Margaret Scott Copeland, Dorothy Marie Davis, Sara Bard Field, Hildegarde Flanner, Helen Hoyt, Ruth Comfort Mitchell, et al, with several being first appearances and a number of first book appearances. 8vo gilt-stamped vermilion-red cloth boards; illustrated with woodcut by Franz Geritz; 143 pages including index. Very good with fading to spine and edges; in very good or better, lightly rubbed dust jacket with few light stains to rear panel. Scarce.
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Price: $125.00

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