CALIFORNIA STORY BOOK.
Edition: First printing.
Berkeley, CA: English Club of the University of California Press, 1909. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Anthology of writings by students and alumni, including ""The Passing of Cock-Eye Blacklock" by Frank Norris, Class of 1894. "The Spotted Dawg" by Elinor Gates, 01, "Yesterday - a Toast" by Sarah Ashby, '10 (first place winner in the English Club story contest) and more. Photographic frontispiece, illustrated title page, small decorations of the California bear on every page. Nicely INSCRIBED on the front endpaper by Earle Snell, one of the two business managers: "To Stu Masters, who gave me my first childish impression of a finished U.C. product, as well as a disastrous aspiration to emulate him in rivaling H. Greeley." Snell (1886-1965) went on to have a long career as a filmwriter in Hollywood, while Stu Masters and Marguerite Ogden, the editor, both died in the flu epidemic in 1918. Printed by the Stanley-Taylor Company, San Francisco.
Condition: Very good in tan cloth with dark blue and gold lettering and insignia.