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1 Otis, George Edmund. Two Scrapbooks, Clipped Reviews of his "Thurid, and Other Poems", 1874, and "The River of Dreams, and Other Poems", 1875.

Two notebooks, in different wrappers, one containing 56 clipped reviews of "Thurid....", the other has 46 reviews of "The River of Dreams....". Both of these volumes were anonymously published by Lee and Shepard. Otis has written the source of each review. George E. Otis (1847-1906) was born in Boston to a prosperous, old New England family -- he was directly descended from Samuel Sewall, the diarist of late 17th century New England, and one of the judges, the only contrite one, of the Salem witch trials. George spent a year and a half in the law office of Richard Henry Dana, Jr., then attended Harvard Law School, graduating in 1869. He went into private practice in San Bernardino County, California in 1875. One may infer the influence of Dana, also a lawyer-poet, author of the great California story "Two Years Before the Mast" (1840), who must have filled the office with stories of California, which he had revisited in 1859. Otis practiced in San Francisco from 1877-1885, then went back to San Bernardino, eventually serving as Superior Court Judge (1891-97). He died at his home in Redlands, now a museum, in 1906. Both books are worn, but sound, with some staining, and many of the clippings are stained from the glue used. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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