Chester Creek Press


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A Story Also Grows
Charlotte Muse

These poems by Charlotte Muse, are inspired by the words of Ascencion Solorsano, the last native speaker of the Amah Mutsun tribe of northern California, who were forced by Spanish missionaries to build the Mission San Juan Bautista in California at the end of the 18th century. Before she died in 1930, Dona Ascencion devoted the last months of her life to telling the stories of her life and people to John Harrington, the Smithsonian’s leading ethnologist.

Printed from hand set Kennerley Oldstyle type on the first cotton/linen handmade rag paper from the Chester Creek paper mill. Illustrated with several woodcuts and drawings by the printer. Quarter cloth with paste paper binding.

One of the poems, Caldeando Song, was set to music by Joyce Savre. The music is included on a separate sheet in a pocket at the back of the book.

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34 copies, 6-1/2 x 10 inches, 38 pages.
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