Cheerio The Story of Cheerio
Garden City, NY Garden City Publishing Co. 1936 Limited Edition Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket
382 pp., glossy dark blue boards with faded gold lettering. Signed by the author with the printed inscription "This Book, one of an Exclusive Edition for the Radio Friends of Cheeris, has been specially printed, bound, and autographed for ______, (signed) Cheerio." Glossy frontispiece and several pages of glossy photographs tipped in throughout text. Corners somewhat bumped. Pastedowns are yellowing, but text is clean and unmarked. A nice copy.
From Sunset Magazine: "Charles Kellogg Field (1873-1948) , was a graduate of the Stanford class of 1895, and wrote Four-leaved Clover: being Stanford Rhyme ,in 1896, under the pen name Carolus Ager. He also penned Stanford Stories, in 1900, with author Will Irwin. He wrote several Bohemian Grove plays performed during midsummer jinks between 1902 and 1918. He was very much a member of Bohemian Club and literary circles during the early part of the century.
He entered broadcasting in his 60s, and was "Cheerio" on KGO-AM in the mid 1930s. He wrote "The Story of Cheerio" in 1936, and also authored, in 1940, "Cheerio's Book of Days; Comfort, Cheer and Encouragement for Every Day in the Year," a book of quotations for each day written under his radio name 'Cheerio.'"; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall