Publisher: (San Francisco: Taylor, Nash & Taylor, 1915).
Edition: First and only edition.
Bibliographical References: OCLC 44411941 records two copies (NYPL & UVa).
Condition: Edges slightly creased, with a few small tears; fine copy.
Book ID: 28527
DescriptionBroadside, 56 x 41 cm, printed on laid paper with the watermark of Fabraino, Italy.
CommentsA five-stanza, 92-line poem on the opening of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in February 1915, which inspired numerous local San Francisco poets to commemorate the occasion. Edward Robeson Taylor (1838-1923), politician (and former mayor), lawyer and physician, was an obvious choice for the job, as well as being a published poet. Though the attractive broadside is without an imprint, it is obviously the work of Taylor's son, Edward De Witt Taylor and the firm of Taylor, Nash & Taylor. With its elaborate border it clearly shows, as well, the influence of John Henry Nash, then part of the firm, who would become famous for this ornate style of fine printing.