Title: Mountain Camp Fires
Author: Edmond S. Meany
Description: Green cloth spine with gilt lettering; papered boards with green pictorial over faux wood grain. Boards are worn; rear cover soiled. Clipped portrait of author affixed to front paste-down and four-page booklet with his poem ''Marcus Whitman'' affixed to rear pastedown. Two leaves were removed (for a campfire reading, maybe?) and then inartfully rehinged by an early owner. Unmarked. Frontispiece with tissue guard. 90 pages. 7 x 4.25 inches.
The collected poems of Professor Edmond Meany of the University of Washington. The preface states that most of these verses were written for the author's companions in The Mountaineers, an outdoor club formed in 1906 as the Seattle-split off of the Portland-based Mazamas. The poems were to be read around the campfires on their outings and includes the poem ''Mount Meany,'' the summit in the Olympic Peninsula that had been named for him.
Edmond Stephen Meany (1862-1935) was a historian and professor of botany at the University of Washington in Seattle. He was also an alumnus of the school, having graduated as the valedictorian in 1885. He became the head of the Department of History in 1897 and was the head of the committee that selected the university's current location site in downtown Seattle. His papers are archived at UW.
Poems include: Mount Rainier, Carbon Glacier, The Violin in Camp, Mystic Lake, The Alpine Fir, Mountain Heather, The Dog-Tooth Violet, Crater Lake, Tree Ghosts, Climbing the Mountain's Rugged Steep, Little Lanterns of the Sea, Orcas Island, Chums on the Rugged Trail, Law of the Hills, Ptarmigan of the Mountains, Glacier Peak, Lyman Lake, Song of the Dead Forest, Lake Chelan, Calypso Borealis, Tapestry of the Woods, Mount Adams, Snow on the Pine, and many more.
Jacket Condition: None
Publisher: Lowman & Hanford Co.
Keywords: Pacific Northwest, poetry, Washington state, The Mountaineers, Mazamas,
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