This is a handmade volume entitled
The Rainbow Bridge by Hoffman Birney, signed by the author and dated 1927. It contains photographs and typed pages of prose and a prayer regarding
the Rainbow Bridge red sandstone natural formation in Utah.
Hoffman Birney (1891-1958) was an American author born in Philadelphia in 1891, full name Herman Hoffman Birney. He served
in the army during the First World War, and afterwards continued to work for the military in the research and development
side. He began writing in 1927 and penned a number of novels for both adults and children, mainly Western/cowboy/indian type
stories, often historical, plus some non-fictional accounts of American history. Some of the children's westerns were more
generally horse stories. As well as writing books he also worked as the western novel critic for The New York Times. Hoffman
Birney also wrote under the pseudonym of David Kent.
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