Title: Of Both Worlds: Poems by Herman Scheffauer
Author: Herman Scheffauer
Description: Boards in blue ribbon-grain cloth with gilt lettering on spine and a decorative design in gilt and white on the front cover. Cloth shows rubbing around edges and general blemishing on the rear board. Small ex-libris book plate on ffep (''The Library of Harry Dumont''). Short notation on half-title page, else interior is clean. 144 pages.
The first volume of poetry by the German-American author and San Francisco native Herman Scheffauer (1876-1927). Scheffauer was a protege of Ambrose Bierce (to whom he dedicated this collection) and a prominent member of the Bohemian Club of San Francisco.
Published by Alexander Mitchell Robertson, a California pioneer publisher and bookseller whose firm's store, Pierson & Robertson, was located in the Bohemian Club building in San Francisco on Post Street.
From the library of Harry Dumont (likely Harry Dumont, the California poet, author of A Golden Fancy, friend of the San Francisco poet George Sterling (with whom Scheffauer was also close friends), and executive of the Pacific Coast Borax Company. Dumont Dunes (31 miles north of Baker) was named after him. The Online Archive of California has an image from a glass negative showing a cartoon illustration of Harry Dumont which had been affixed to a tree in the Bohemian Grove.
Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: None
Publisher: A. M. Robertson
Place: San Francisco
Keywords: poetry, Bohemian Club, Harry Dumont, San Francisco,
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