Barton, Ardelia M.
Title Autumn Leaves
Book Condition Very Good+ with no dust jacket
Edition First Edition
Publisher San Francisco Press of Bruce Brough 1908
Seller ID 2593
Red cloth over beveled boards, gilt decoration of leaf on front and lettering to front and spine, all edges gilt, frontispiece portrait of author with facsimile signature (protected by glassine). ; 5" x 7"; xii, 231 pp; Early presswork by Bruce Brough, who later worked with John Henry Nash and was later a part of the Paul Elder Tomoye Press. An eventful publication as well, for the commission was received before the Earthquake. The author writes in her preface: "Autumn Leaves was in the hands of the publisher (Bruce Brough) at the time of the Great Fire of April, 1906, and not a single page of the original manuscript was saved. I could ony recall a few titles, and a line or two here and there, not knowing though where they belonged. I began to rewrite on the 12th of June, 1908, and on the 12th of September, 1908, it was ready for publication." She writes at the end: "My 'Autumn Leaves' are gathered, And now they must be pressed. I hope they will give pleasure, And hearts by them be blessed." ; Cloth lightly worn at tips, slightly soiled. Pages clean and free of tears or writing.