Publisher: San Francisco: Pacific Publishing, 1869.
Edition: First edition, variant issue with a slip pasted over the original date and publisher’s address, changing the date to 1869 from 1867 and the address from Montgomery Street to Kearny Street.
Condition: Prelims a little foxed; fine copy.
Book ID: 16227
Description8vo, original green cloth, gilt lettering.
Comments¶ The second anthology of California verse, published shortly after the first, Outcroppings, and compiled as a rival to it, thus beginning the first literary feud in California. In late 1866, the publisher A. Roman issued Outcroppings, Being Selections of California Verse, edited anonymously by Bret Harte. This first anthology of California verse was immediately roundly criticized for its omissions (numerous California poets were not represented). Within a few months, Hubert H. Bancroft published this rival anthology edited by May Wentworth, which was far more substantial in the number of contributors and slighted no California poet - except for Bret Harte. Wentworth was one of the few serious women writers in San Francisco during the “Golden Era.”.