Book ID: 27387 Retrospect: In Los Angeles / By Ina Coolbrith: To Which the Poet has Now Added an Introductory Note [caption title]. INA COOLBRITH.

The Price of Civilization: Los Angeles in 1895

Retrospect: In Los Angeles / By Ina Coolbrith: To Which the Poet has Now Added an Introductory Note [caption title].

Place and Imprint: (Los Angeles: Printed for Ernest Dawson by John Henry Nash, 1925.),
Edition: First separate edition.
Bibliographical References: Cowan, page 142.
Condition: Wrappers and edges of the text a little stained and creased; very good copy.
Book ID: 27387

Physical Description

Single bifolium, 50 x 33 cm, four pages, in the original olive-brown paper wrappers with a printed label on the front wrapper.

Comments

A poem celebrating the glories of Los Angeles, which Coolbrith laments in this poem, first published in 1895 in her Songs of the Golden Gate, was already suffering from the "price of civilization." The poem is grandly reprinted by John Henry Nash in two columns divided by triple green lines and adorned with printer's devices in orange, for Los Angeles bookseller Ernest Dawson. Bookplate of Ernest Dawson on the second blank, as is often found. This copy is from the inventory of William P. Wreden Books.

Price: $150.00