Oakland: Tooley-Towne, 1948. First edition. 8vo, golden cloth spine, marbled boards, gold pictorial paper label. Illus. after photos of Miller. A trifle worn and dust-soiled; a very good copy. Item #16758
The daughter of California poet Joaquin Miller here produces her own verses on flowers and fairies, though there is also one on heeding her father's advice to get a divorce. Four poems on two facing pages are here amended extensively in pencil (perhaps by the author) to change their thrust from roses to artificial begonias--this evidently in response either to some fine examples of begonias seen at a San Francisco florist or, one suspects, perhaps to pitch for the florist to use as promotional literature. (One can only guess that the experience of growing up in the shadow of the feckless Joaquin might drive a woman to refuge among the precincts of the fairies and the flowers and Juanita here appears to have lodged herself.).