New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1939. First Edition, 1st Printing. Double iink personal inscriptions by Blanding, [7.5x5.25in]; 142 pp.,  facsimile, frontispiece signed image of Blanding, 71 poems, 30 full page illustrations by author, many illustrations in text; Blue cloth covers with gilt lettering on front and spine, debossed gilt illustration of 'pot of gold' on front, top edge blue ink stained and all trimmed, turquoise illustrations on front andback end papers; Some self wear with soiling and rubbing to covers, bottom edge and corners worn, damp stain to bottom edges, top of spine and back cover, small worn chip on top front edge. bookplate of Lorene Hotaling on verso of front end paper, blue ink incription by Blanding on recto of frontispiece "To Jack T Donme Crocks of Driter's Gold always, Don Blanding Oct 21, 1939" and on page 137, at the end of "The Double Life" poem, "Aloha to Jack who understands. Don" Item #13694
Don Blanding (1894-1957) was an American poet that lived most of his life in Hawaii. He has published 20 book of poetry that others described him as the "poet laureate of Hawaii". He was also a journalist and artist. His two well-known books are his first " Vagabond's House" and "Leaves from a Grass-House" reissued as "Aloha House"