THE PROTÉGÉ, A POEM, BY WILLIAM BAUSMAN. DELIVERED AT THE METROPOLITAN THEATER ON THE 6th OF APRIL 1859, BEING THE OCCASION OF OF FORTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE INTRODUCTION OF ODD FELLOWSHIP INTO THE UNITED STATES, COMMEMORATED BY THE UNITED LODGES AND ENCAMPMENT OF THE SACRAMENTO DIVISION. Sacramento: Published by John J. Murphy, Bookseller, Corner of J and Fourth Streets, 1859. 17.3x11.5 cm (12mo), pp. [1-9] 10-72, original tan boards printed in black. First edition. The title was copyright by Bausman 13 April 1859. The printer's imprint on the copyright page reads: "DEMOCRATIC STANDARD PRINT. / Third St., Sacramento." The well known (and rare) anonymously published 24-page allegorical poem, THE IDLE AND INDUSTRIOUS MINER (Sacramento 1854), once ascribed to Alonzo Delano is now believed to have been written by Bausman. Cowan (1933), p. 39. Greenwood 1051 and Appendix A 183. Bookplate of California bookseller and bibliographer Robert Ernest Cowan affixed to the front free endpaper. Affixed to the front paste-down is a gift book label printed in red that reads: "THE ROBERT E. COWAN COLLECTION / PRESENTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA / BY / C. P. HUNTINGTON / JUNE, 1897." Most of the spine panel is missing, a very good copy. Enclosed in a custom maroon quarter leather clamshell box with black leather spine label. (#166763).
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