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Flower of the Dusk
by Myrtle Reed
Published by New York Putnam's 1909
Hardcover Antique Book
Measures 8x5 inches Weighs 1 pound 2 ounces

Condition: Good.
Darling lavender purple cloth front board has pretty illustrations in gold and white, with gold text which is bordered by deep purple lines. Spine text and decoration in gold. Top text block (outer edge) is gold. Pages are clean. Each page has a simple line box border. In addition, the border box tells us in antique font red text upon which chapter we are.
Gutters are showing both front and back. This was a loan book from the "S.F. Women's Club" (San Fransisco California). Additionally, we have a large neat antique sticker which tells us the book was for members of "The Pacific Coast Tabard Inn Library" (a life membership of said, plus ownership of a Tabard Inn Book, could be yours for the price of $1.50, at least in the early 1900's)
Boards are aged, corners are bumped. Covers are aged with light soiling.

A Makerof Songs
THE pines, darkly purple, towered against
I the sunset. Behind the hills, the splen­
did tapestry glowed and flamed, sending far
messages of light to the grey East, where lay
the sea, crooning itself to sleep. Bare boughs
dripped rain upon the sodden earth, where the
dead leaves had so long been hidden by the
snow. The thousand sounds and scents of
Spring at last had waked the world.
The man who stood near the edge of the
cliff, quite alone, and carefully feeling the
ground before him with his cane, had chosen
to face the valley and dream of the glory that,
perchance, trailed down in living light from
some vast loom of God's. His massive head
was thrown back, as though he listened, with a
secret sense, for music denied to those who see.
He took off his hat and stray gleams came
through the deepening shadows to rest, like
an aureole, upon his silvered hair. Remem­
bered sunsets, from beyond the darkness of
more than twenty years, came back to him

Flower of the Dusk Reed, Myrtle Published by New York Putnams 1909 Hardcover Antique Book, Purple Gold Book


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