The round trip from the Hub to the Golden Gate by Susie C. Clark. Boston: Lee and Shepard Publishers, 10 Milk Street next [to] "the Old South Meeting House." New York: Charles T. Dillingham, 718 and 720 Broadway, MDCCCXC . 18.4x12.2 cm, pp. [1-5] 6-193 [194-196: ads], flyleaves at front and rear, original brown pebbled cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, white endpapers with floral pattern printed in orange. First edition. An account of a tourist excursion to the Pacific Coast sponsored by Raymond & Whitcomb, a major American travel agency, headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. "Traveling with her husband and two other friends from Boston, Clark gave high praise to the convenience and quality of the Raymond tour, an ad for which appeared at the end of her book" (Sarah McLennan, "They've All Come to Look for America: The Construction of Self and Nation in Women's Travel Narratives 1870-1890," unpublished master's thesis, 2004). Clark's "To the Yosemite," is found on pages 119-143. Susie Champney Clark (1856-?), Boston, Massachusetts, writer, lecturer, spiritualist, coauthor (with William Juvenal Colville) of Short Lessons In Theosophy (1889), author of several occult novels and psychic plays, "was for some time reporter on various papers and has later done work for the spiritual and metaphysical press. For several years past a lecturer in Boston, California and elsewhere on occult, metaphysical, psychic or spiritual themes, and on the science of life as illustrated through color symbolism. Often supplied pulpits for Sunday services; especially well known as an exponent of spiritual healing, which she has practiced for more than 25 years ..." (James William Leonard, Woman's Who's Who of America: a Biographical Dictionary of Contemporary Women of the United States and Canada 1914-1915 [New York, The American Commonwealth Company, 1914]), p. 182. Cowan (1933), p. 128. Flake 2398. Not in Rocq (1970). Laid in is a Raymond & Whitcomb compliments slip presenting the book with the "hope to include you in one of their excursions to California." Cloth lightly rubbed at edges, a very good copy. (#166371).
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