Santa Barbara, CA: J.F. Rowny, 1943. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. Publisher's green boards in original dust jacket. SIGNED at ffep. Jacket lightly worn at edges with some toning. Minor toning to interior. Very good. 79pp. Also includes promotional progam, 3.75" x 7.25" approx. and two reproductions of letters by Edwin Markham 8.5" x 11" and 5.5" x 8.5" approx. Very good / very good. Item #17073
An attractive copy of this collection of 52 verses by Ruth Le Prade, a socialist activist as well as writer, signed in the year of publication. Promotional materials laid in, including a program for events at the Poet's Garden, where Le Prade hosted a number of readings and other literary and political events. Le Prade dedicated SONG TREE to Edwin Markham, her mentor, and the jacket features a reproduction of a letter by Markham praising her work; an additional printed copy (not holograph) of this letter and a poem by Markham are also laid in.