Antique Poetry Book: The Western Spirit - A Bunch of Breezy Poems William Steward Gordon Hardcover 1914 Northwest, Pacific NW


Title: The Western Spirit: A Bunch of Breezy Poems

Author: William Steward Gordon; (introduction) Bishop Edwin Holt Hughes

Description: [Poetry; Northwest] Printed for the author. Inscribed by the author on his portrait frontispiece, "To Mr. Medler and Family / a souvenir of a pleasant visit. / See page 34 ["Harvest in Umatilla"]." Green cloth boards with gilt illustration and lettering on both spine and front. A bit of edge wear; corners bumped and rubbed; a few scuffs. A short crease and a sticker ghost on ffep. Several pages feature b/w photographs of the Pacific Northwest.

William Steward Gordon (1868-1948) was born in Danville, IL, and moved to Hillsboro, Oregon in 1880. He studied at Tualatin Academy, Pacific University, and Willamette University. Early in his career he became the principal of Cornelius High School and in 1885 received his license to preach. He resided in the Forest Grove and Portland area until his death. A well known local poet, he was the author of Oregon's official poem on the pioneer missionary Jason Lee, a poem which he read at the state house of representatives.

Binding: Hardcover

Condition: Very Good+

Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: Methodist Publishing Concern

Place: New York

Year: 1914

ISBN: n/a

Language: English

Size: 8" x 5.5".

Pages: 157 pp.

Keywords: poetry, Northwest, Pacific Northwest, PNW, Oregon,

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