Experiences Facing Death (Inscribed to Frederci Webb Hodge and His Wife, Noting Their Views of Life and death)
by Austin, Mary
Indianaolis; (1931): The Bobbs-Merrill Co. First Edition. Octavo. 301p, Inscribed to the Hodges (Frederick Webb Hodge and his wife, Zarah Preble who died in 1934, the same year as Mary Austin): "My dear Hodges, who having faced so much of life with me will face Death with the same interested sense of adventure."--Mary Austin, Santa Fe, Oct. 1932. Bookplate of Frederick Webb Hodge. Mary Austin is known for her marvelous writing on the Southwest but was an active feminist as well as a mystic. Here she draws from the views of death from the Paiute Indians and mysticism from India to Catholicism. Her close friendship with the Hodges is evidenced since less than two years later both women died. The Huntington Library acquired her library in 1951 along with her correspondence on feminism and social issues on which she was outspoken and mocked by men of her day, bound in purple cloth, paper labels to front board and spine, spine faded and with a couple of tiny chips to label, darkening to rear endpapers, some residue from dust jacket which was tipped in at the rear with front flap showing a bit of tearing along the edge retaining the original price of $2.50. The dust jacket was evidently trimmed to fit the text block at the rear as it is a bit shorter. In all a very good copy and scarce with the dust jacket.
(Inventory #: 018832)
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