Very Good. Item #001614
Chicago: The American Lumberman, 1906. First Edition. Signed by author on front free endpaper with inscription "To Frank Weatherbee, whose pictures are poetry without words and music without sound, from his friend, Douglas Malloch, November 23, 1906."
Octavo; 192pp. Seven photo illustrations, with tinted green overlays, of Midwestern forests and lumbering. Dark green boards with gilt lettering on front panel and spine. Gilded top edge of textblock; deckle-cut fore-edge.
Boards moderately soiled; hinges, edges, corners and spine crown and foot slightly scuffed. Apart from offset tanning noted below, pages clean and unmarked, tight in binding.
Malloch's photo, clipped from a magazine, and a review from the "National Magazine February 1907," are laid in. (Offset tanning on two other pages outline clippings now lost.) Frank Weatherbee, of the gift inscription, was a regionally reputed Midwestern painter. Our poet author, from Muskegon, Michigan, was the associate editor of the American Lumberman trade paper, and lyricist for the state song of Michigan. He's no Robert Frost, but the volume is an earnest tribute to the old growth forests and the lumbermen who harvested them, both soon to be lost in 1906.