The Nature Singer
Morgan Hill, Pacific Science Press, 1929. The limited edition of Kellogg's autobiography. Charles Kellogg was a man who could communicate with birds, insects and animals, and reportedly extinguish fire with his voice. He was also an ardent defender of California's redwoods, driving about the country in the "Travel Log," a mobile home crafted from a redwood tree, to raise awareness of the need to protect the redwood forests. Although Kellogg made a living on the vaudeville circuit, he considered himself a naturalist: he counted among his friends John Burroughs and John Muir, and he used his act to share his love of the outdoors. This is copy No. 520 of 1000 copies, signed by the author. Laid in is an autograph note signed by Kellogg, dated January 24, 1930, transmitting this book and requesting payment should the recipient decide to keep it. Spotting to the green cloth; a very good copy, in a poor, fragile, and exceedingly scarce dust jacket, with some tape repairs attempted and some tears and chips untended. The note is written on the same glassine paper from which the dust jacket was made. Kellogg's Travel Log is on display at the visitor Center at Humboldt Redwoods State Park. [#034785] SOLD
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