THE TRIMMING OF GOOSIE. New York: Moffat, Yard and Company, 1909. Octavo, pp. [1-6] [1-2] 3-216 [217-218: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], original blue-gray cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black. First edition. "A fantasy in which a clerk from New York grows a pair of wings and finds great happiness in flying over California's valleys and foothills." - Baird and Greenwood, An Annotated Bibliography of California Fiction 1664-1970 1230. Hopper was part of the Carmel crowd, with George Sterling, Harry Leon Wilson, Jack London and others, who wrote considerable fiction including COMING BACK WITH THE SPITBALL: A PITCHER'S ROMANCE (1914), an important baseball novel. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978), Day (1963) or Reginald (1979;1992). Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 H-838. Page edges tanned, a nearly fine copy. (#150879).
"Published, September, 1909" on copyright page.