Title: Voices of the City
Author: Marion Cook Stow
Description: Limited, numbered edition [#116/500]. Brown wraps, over stiff card covers, featuring a stamped gilt border around a paste-on title block. Some light wear to edges and surface of wraps; two cm. split at tail of spine. Pages clean. Very slight spot of abrasion to upper corner of ffep. Five illustrated plates including frontispiece. 30 pp. 9 x 6.25 inches. Poetry dedicated to Portland, Oregon, with a few references Chinatown and the Forestry Building.
Marion Stow Cook (1875-1910) was born in Sandusky, Ohio, and moved to Oregon around 1890 where she was a resident of Portland and Hood River. Voices of the City is written for Portland and features four of her own illustrations depicting local scenes. The pages of poetry are illustrated with page borders (showing ships on the water and the train station) which are also of her design. Her writing career was cut short when she died of consumption (tuberculosis) a mere nine months after this was published.
Binding: Soft Cover/Wraps
Publisher: Metropolitan Press
Place: Portland, Oregon
Keywords: poetry, Northwest, Oregon authors, Portland, Oregon,
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