A Widely Cast Net: Selections From the Work of a Veteran California Writer Chosen with Comments by Their Author: Oscar Lewis
by Oscar Lewis
San Francisco:: Book Club of California,, 1996. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 205. LIMITED EDITION of 400 copies designed and printed by Susan Acker at the Feathered Serpent Press and Anchor & Acorn Press, bound by Cardoza-James. Tall 8vo. 10 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches. 133,  pp. Wayne Bonnett, editor, black-and-white photographic frontispiece portrait of Lewis tipped-in, title-page printed with black and blue inks, the blue is used for the chapter numbers, illustrations; text clean, un-marked. Quarter dark blue cloth, printed paper over boards, silver-stamped spine, original plain paper dust-jacket; binding square and tight, jacket with very minor shelf wear and soiling. Bob Cates' copy. Very Good. "Representing more than fifty years of writing, the book is important for anyone interested in California history, literature, and the career of Oscar Lewis, one of California's outstanding historians and writers. Lewis also served for many years as the Secretary of The Book club of California and established many of the programs that made the Club into a solid cultural institution. Included in the book are some of his short stories, excerpts from his books, humorous pieces, and comments on the books and writings of other authors. This is an altogether scintillating read." REFERENCE: A Bibliography of the Books Published by the Book Club of California, 1993-2009, No. 205. (Inventory #: GY815-134)
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