Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: Limited Edition
Size: Small 4to
Publisher: San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1934.
Number 133 of 250 copies. Near fine with some rubbing to the corners and boards. Darkening to endpapers but text block clean and fine. Printed at the Windsor Press on lovely mould-made paper with watermarks. Navy cloth binding with paper label on spine and front panel. Illustrations and facsimiles. Introduction by Carey McWilliams.
In the 1890s, Herman Scheffauer wrote a poem, “The Sea of Serenity” in the style of Edgar Allan Poe. Ambrose Bierce, a notorious prankster, convinced Scheffauer to publish it in the guise of a long-lost Poe poem.