Dunsmuir House by Rather. Lois

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Dunsmuir House

First Edition

Oakland: The Rather Press, 1982. 75 pages plus one page "Printer's Progress", detailing the creation of the book. Limited to 150 copies. Woodcuts by Stan Cohen. Alex Dunsmuir built this 37-room mansion on 48 acres in the Oakland hills for his-to-be bride, Josephine Wallace. Tragically, Alex never lived in the house. He died on his honeymoon after 41 days of marriage. Josephine lived in the house for only 18 months before her own death. ISBN: 281AIB1049082.

Signed by the author on front free endpaper: "The last 'major' work of the Rather Press. Lois." First edition (first printing). Near fine copy in decorated paper over boards and green cloth covers. Some staining on lower rear pages.

Book ID: 264553
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