Title: The Gold-Gated West: Songs and Poems
Author: Samuel L. Simpson
Description: First Edition (1910 on title page and "June, 1910" on copyright page). Numbered copy: #488 on half-title page. Half leather with two raised bands and marbled paper sides; gilt lettering and ornamentation on spine. Gilt top edge. Marbled endpapers. Clean and unmarked. Clumsy page opening/separation at table of contents, however this volume is mostly unopened/uncut. Frontispiece portrait of author. 308 pp. 8 x 5.5 inches.
Collection of poetry by Samuel L. Simpson (1845-1899), pioneer poet of Oregon. Edited, with a preface by W. T. Burney.
The poem "An Out-of-Door Song" appears with a publisher's note tipped in at its conclusion, that indicates it had been included upon the recommendation of several Portland men who thought it was the work of Simpson, including John Gill [of the J. K. Gill Company]. Shortly after publication, however, it was found in a recently published work by Herbert Bashford, and so as to not dispute its authorship, Lippincott states that it will omit the piece from subsequent editions.
Condition: Very Good+
Jacket Condition: None
Publisher: J. B. Lippincott Company
Place: Philadelphia & London
Keywords: Oregon authors, Northwest, pioneer, poetry, Oregon,
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