Tamawaca Folks

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Author: L. Frank Baum

[BAUM, L[yman] Frank]. Tamawaca Folks. A Summer Comedy. By John Estes Cooke. [Dayton, OH]: Tamawaca Press [1978]. 12mo, 185pp. Light blue cloth pictorially stamped in blue. Lower spine end minutely bumped, light rubbing to boards, light ageing to pages, else a near fine copy. With publisher’s note announcing this title laid-in.

Second edition, being a facsimile of the first from 1907. "Tamawaca Folks" was published privately by L. Frank Baum under the pen name John Estes Cooke. It is a semi-fictional, semi-factual, account of the summer community located at Macatawa Park, Michigan, where Baum purchased a summer home in 1900, with the proceeds from his first hit, Father Goose: His Book. This is the only title Baum wrote under this pseudonym.