By: Johnson, Robert Barbour

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53, (3) pages; Contents clean and secure in original binding of black cloth spine and green boards with gilt lettering and decorative stamping. Light fading and edgewear, esp. at corners. OCLC 22255759 Robert Barbour Johnson (1907–1987) was an artist and writer of weird fiction, whose stories were admired by H.P. Lovecraft. Johnson worked for awhile as a journalist on The New Orleans Item, and during the 1920s he wrote detective and horror stories published under pseudonyms. He relocated to San Francisco around 1930, attracted by the more hospitable climate and by the artistic and literary communities there. In San Francisco, Johnson inhabited various literary circles, counting among his friends the fantasy author Clark Ashton Smith, the Satanist Anton LaVey, and the pioneering cryptozoologist George F. Haas. In addition to his weird fiction stories published in the heyday of Weird Tales magazine, Johnson wrote this work about Golden Gate Park -- partly a guidebook and partly a creative work about the "enchanted topography" of the Park.


Author Name: Johnson, Robert Barbour

Categories: Natural History, Modern First Editions, Americana and American History,

Edition: First American Edition

Publisher: San Francisco, Century Press: 1940

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Size: 12mo 7" - 7½" tall

Seller ID: 42307

Keywords: Californiana San Francisco Golden Gate Park California History Parks and Gardens