DEAR MASTER: LETTERS of GEORGE STERLING to AMBROSE BIERCE 1900-1912 Fine Printing Limited Edition in Slipcase
DEAR MASTER: LETTERS of GEORGE STERLING to AMBROSE BIERCE 1900-1912.
Published by the Book Club of California, San Francisco, 2002. Limited to only 350 copies, as stated on the Colophon page (the last page).
Hardcover Book in Slipcase, 7.5x11 inches, 255 pages.
NEAR FINE book, sharp, tight, bright, clean and unmarked; in a NEAR FINE slipcase that has a couple superficial scratches. A lovely copy.
About George Sterling (from Wikipedia):
******George Sterling, b.1869 d.1926, was an American writer based in the San Francisco, California Bay Area and Carmel-by-the-Sea. He was considered a prominent poet and playwright and proponent of Bohemianism during the first quarter of the twentieth century. His work was admired by writers as diverse as Jack London, Upton Sinclair, Theodore Dreiser, and Sinclair Lewis.
In 1905 Sterling moved to Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, an undeveloped coastal area, and soon established a settlement for like-minded Bohemian writers. Carmel had been discovered by Charles Warren Stoddard and others, but Sterling made it world famous.
Sterling joined the Bohemian Club and acted in their theatrical productions each summer at the Bohemian Grove. For the Grove play of 1907 the Club presented Sterling's "The Triumph of Bohemia".
Sterling carried a vial of cyanide for many years. In November 1926, Sterling used it while at his residence at the San Francisco Bohemian Club. Kevin Starr wrote that "When George Sterling's corpse was discovered in his room at the Bohemian Club...the golden age of San Francisco's Bohemia had definitely come to a miserable end."******