New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1927. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. 5.25 x 7.75 in. 119 pp. Near fine in original decorated red cloth, illustrated Borzoi endpapers, light foxing to fore- and bottom edge, with slight bump at foot of spine. D. Hiden Ramsey's distinctive arts & crafts bookplate to pastedown. Binding tight and unmarked. Lacking dust jacket. Item #33353
Inscribed by Björkman on the half-title page in year of publication: "For / D. Hiden Ramsey, / best of bosses, / best of friends. / Edwin Björkman. / 8.19.1927." Recipient Darley Hiden Ramsey was an editor, newspaper manager, historian and served on countless community boards; the UNCA-Asheville D. Hiden Ramsey library was named after the local historian who delivered ten lectures on Western North Carolina history there. Björkman (b. Stockholm, 1866, died Asheville, NC, 1951) was a journalist, literary critic, and translator. Bjorkman (also) served variously as director for the Scandinavian Bureau of the American Committee on public information, literary editor for the Asheville Times, director of the North Carolina Federal Writers Project for the WPA, etc. etc. Excellent copy linking these two energetic, prominent and active Asheville community members.