To Those Who See (1965 gift book association copy)

By: Frostic, Gwen

Price: $18.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Good-plus


This is a rather unique copy of a fairly common book, as it was owned by a doctor of note from The Cleveland Clinic who wrote by hand in it about death. The book itself is an early artist's book, a genre which is today a growing sector of the book market. Gwen Frostic, a Michigan artist, wrote poetry and paired it with art and beautiful artists' paper. On the back endpaper of this copy the doctor wrote out a poem by Mrs.Coolidge about the death of President Calvin Coolidge's son during his stint in the White House. On the back pastedown next to it the Cleveland doctor wrote about the death of his wife and his remarriage. The final sentences are "Since we know nothing of death except that it comes to all it is not reasonable to be sad for the person who has died. What I felt for myself in my loss now has been transformed to a rich memory of a woman I loved and the ways we traveled through the world together." Book measures 6-1/2x9-1/2". Writing by doctor has been taped in. Only other fault is browning to raw edges of fibrous artist paper. (BIO)

Title: To Those Who See (1965 gift book association copy)

Author Name: Frostic, Gwen

Categories: Ohioana, Gift Books, Funerary Ephemera, Biographical Ephemera, Poetry, Michigan,

Publisher: Benzonia, Michigan, Presscraft Papers: 1965

Binding: hard cover

Book Condition: Good-plus

Seller ID: 1817

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