California | A Song of the Ultimate West and Other Poems; “Old times,old memories and old faces | Weave themselves into immortal graces.”
San Jose, CA: The Pacific Short Story Club, 1926. Very Good in Very Good dust-jacket First Edition. signed [5.5x7.75”]; Pale rose stiff paper attached to boards at spine/joints and folded over fore edge, boards offset spine by .25”, typical paste down endpapers, gilt lettering on front with gilt rule and border design, pasted on image [1915 Pan-Pacific Exhibition Colonnade and Portal of Vigor]; 40 pp. , double frontispeice images of Joaquin Miller and Yosemite’s El Capitan, facsimile of Joaquin Miller letter, eight images on plates; Some edge wear to top, bottom and corners, covers faded with some spotting and wriggling, spine darken, offset shadows on endpapers, endpapers cracked at hinges, extensive inscription by author on frontispiece “To Kenneth and Gertrude Stary: Aloha! Friends of this many a year. Kind and beautiful memories of and for your both. Dec. 1926 Henry Meade Bland” and with handwritten two poems and designs in the margins. Item #13224
Henry Meade Bland (1863-1931) was an American poet and educator. He was appointed as the second California Poet Laureate in 1929.