Baldwin, Fred Clare. The Life Melodius [SIGNED]. Orange, New Jersey: Press of The Chronicle Publishing Company, 1909. First Edition. 
Green cloth with gilt titles to spine and front, 5 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches, top page edge gilt, rest deckled. Inscribed "To Mr. & Mrs. E. A. Christianson; with sincere congratulations of Fred Clare Baldwin, June 6, 1914" on the ffep. Half tone portrait of author as frontispiece, 114 clean pp., 1 inch closed tear to edge of the Dedication page, hinge at table of contents page weak, a little wear to the ends & corners of the binding. Good. Hardcover.
A collection of poetry gathered under the following heads: Tributes of Memory and Love; Sentiments of the Seasons; Songs of Service; A North Jerseyman's Philosophy; Future-ward Strains; The Heritage of the Church.
Frederick Clare Baldwin (1860-1939), b. Towaco, NJ; d. East Orange, NJ. Rev. Baldwin graduated at Drew Theological Seminary in 1885 and was pastor of Methodist churches in Newark and East Orange, New Jersey. He received the D.D. degree from Dickinson College in 1898.
"Although Fred Clare Baldwin's chief work in life has been along religious lines, its scope has not ended there. He has also been prominent as a prose and poetry writer. In 1909 he published a volume entitled "The Life Melodius," and in 1913 a book in immortality, entitled "The Homing Instinct." He has also written extensively for church and Sunday School publications, and attracted considerable attention as a lecturer on literary and patriotic themes." - Scannell's New Jersey's First Citizen's and State Guide (1919) p. 32.