Los Angeles: Ward Ritchie, 1939. Hardcover. 26p., frontis, decorated title page, vignettes, limited first edition of 500 copies, personal inscription signed by author on half-title page and dated Appleseed Farm 1958, rough faux-deckled edges, very good in gray boards and blue cloth backing with paper title label on spine,in unclipped, slightly edgeworn, toned dj. Laid-in find a 4x6 inch envelope hand-addressed and stamped Santa Rosa Nov. 20, 1958 with two stamps which contains two folded sheets handwritten in ink on 4 sides, signed by the author and two folded order forms for the book and finally a printed folded sheet with a poem by Evelyn Mitchell entitled "Memories" dated 1958.
Written by the grand-daughter of historian Hubert Howe Bancroft. A tale of two dogs in turn-of-the-century San Francisco under the protection of Emperor Norton. The letter is addressed to Mrs. W. R. Lippincott of Santa Rosa and the author rants a bit about "the election" and the "anti-conservatives" and the Democrats and the "paternal government" interfering with liberty and education and mentions hearing "Benson" speaking at the FFA Convention. That would be Ezra Taft Benson: Department of Agriculture under Ike, staunch anti-communist supporter of the John Birch Society.
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