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Wood, Charles Erskine Scott; Field, Sara Bard (Addenda); Boynton, Ray (Headpiece Illustration)
The Beautiful Wedding
The Cats [Privately Printed by Edwin & Robert Grabhorn], Los Gatos, California, 1929. One of "approximately" 200 copies, octavo size, 91 pp., inscribed by Charles Erskine Scott Wood and signed by Sara Bard Field. A chronicle of the wedding in 1929 of Katherine Field (b. circa 1907 - 2003) to James Caldwell; making this book noteworthy is the lengthy inscription opposite the title page, written by Charles Erskine Scott Wood, signed by him and dated 1930, which is also signed by his wife, Sara Bard Field, the mother of the bride, Katherine Field. Wood and Field, who met in 1910 (having been introduced by Clarence Darrow) became a couple in 1918 and would finally marry in 1938. Sara Bard Field (1882-1974) was an untiring and noted suffragist and social reformer, as well as a poet. Sara became sensitive to social issues around 1902 and quickly became active; when she and her first husband moved to Oregon she joined the Oregon College Equal Suffrage League and was the only paid organizer for the suffrage movement in Oregon, traveling and speaking around the State. After divorcing her husband in 1914, she moved to Berkeley where she joined the San Francisco Political Union, a radical splinter group of the National American Woman Suffrage Association; she would become a national figure in the movement and, while becoming a published author in 1927, would remain socially active her entire life. Charles Erskine Scott Wood (1852-1944) was equally as socially conscious as his wife; a West Point graduate, he participated in the Nez Perce War of 1877 and was present at the surrender of … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Swan's Fine Books, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA [Walnut Creek, CA, U.S.A.]
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