San Francisco: Paul Elder and Company, 1915. First edition. Cloth. Fine. Very minor shelf wear, else a fine clean, solid copy. Octavo (5.75 x 8.5 inches). Tan cloth with gilt lettering to front board and spine. Patterned endpapers. Former owner's dated signature on ff.. (Susanna Bixby Bryant: Los Angeles 1915). x, 202 pp. Frontispiece and 95 tipped in b/w photographs.
Prefaced by a sonnet by Keats, a handsome book on the Panama-Pacific International Exposition with descriptive text by Author and Social Reformer Stella George Stern Perry (New Orleans 1877-1956). A suffragist, socialist and Unitarian, Stella worked on behalf of women and children's welfare in her adopted home state of New Jersey. Author of two books on the Art and Sculpture of the Exposition.
Introduction by sculptor and educator Alexander Stirling Calder (Philadelphia 1870-1945)
This copy was formerly owned by Susanna Bixby Bryant. In 1927 Mrs. Bixby established The Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden of native California plants in memory of her father, John W. Bixby. Mrs. Bixby was a Member at Large of the Garden Club of America. (Elder 278). Fine. Item #7085