Francis Bret Harte (1836-1902). American writer and poet. Born in New York, Harte moved to California in 1853. He worked as a journalist and was an acquaintance of Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain). Harte wrote a number of pieces about California and the miners. Later in his life he was appointed to the position of Consul in Germany and then Scotland.
#46 of 260 copies. The book is uncut. The covers are gray with a paste-on title on the spine. There is a portrait of Bret Harte on the title page. It was printed by Blair-Murdock Co. of San Francisco under the direction of John Henry Nash
Ex libris of Robert Ernest Cowan (1862-1942), noted bibliographer and librarian. The book plate shows the ship San Carlos with the date 1769.