L.B. Cake, 1898. Item #2445
CAKE, Lu B. [Rev. Robert S. YOUNG]. THE DEVIL'S TEA-TABLE AND OTHER POEMS. NY: L.B. Cake, . 8vo., gray cloth, stamped in gilt; 195 pages. Young was a Methodist minister who ended up living in Otisville, NY. The title poem is about a rock formation, called The Devil's Tea-Table, in Vinton County, Ohio, where he may have been born. His daugher, Dorothy Lena Young, was an assistant to famous magician Harry Houdini. Signed presentation from Young on the front endpaper: "From Lu B. Cake, and (Rev.) Robert S. Young. Memento of a pleasant meeting and treasured acquaintance. May 7th 1907. Otisville, NY." Scarce, especially signed by the author. Very Good. $175.00.