Thirty Years on the Open Road with Bruce Calvert.
First edition. With an introduction by Benjamin De Casseres. Subtitle: “Selected from writings first published in The Open Road, over a period of more than thirty years.” The Calverts published the small magazine The Open Road “which in 1938 had been published for thirty years by Bruce Calvert and his wife, Anna Gulbrandsen Calvert. The magazine was devoted to the Philosophy of Joy and to the Religion of Right Living, also to the open road, the open mind, and the love of nature — something along the line of Thoreau. The Calverts lived first in the sand dunes of Indiana, near Gary, and have now for many years been living at Mountain View, New Jersey, where they had their own printing plant in connection with their house the Pigeon-Roost-in-the- Woods. In earlier years they traveled about a good deal, he lecturing and she singing. Anna Gulbrandsen was born in Fredrikshald and she came to Brooklyn with her parents at the age of twelve. Studying singing, she made a specialty of the Norwegian folk melodies. She was of much assistance in the arrangement of the Norwegian participation in the Hudson-Fulton Celebration 30 years ago. She published a collection of her poetry, Etchings in Verse, 1936. Her brother, the land- scape painter, Charles Gulbrandsen, lives at Port Washington, Long Island.” (Norwegians in New York, 1825–1925)
Description: Thirty Years on the Open Road with Bruce Calvert.
New York: Greenberg Publisher, (1941). 280pp. 8vo. Publisher’s cloth and pictorial dustwrapper. A very good or better copy.