First Edition of Edwin Markham's California the Wonderful; Signed by Him
California the Wonderful.
Item Number: 79034
New York: Hearst's International Library Co, 1914.
First edition of this history of California. Octavo, original cloth, color frontispiece map, photographs and other plates. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, “This is my book of memories Edwin Markham Dec. 1927.” In very good condition, with some light dampstaining to the top edges.
A native of Oregon, Edwin Markham wrote one of the most popular poems of all time; "The Man With the Hoe." In "California the Wonderful" Markham's poetic sensibilities make for compelling descriptions of the land and people of the West Coast of the United States.