Wiltse, Mrs. Augusta C. The Wedded Waters and other Poems. Los Angeles: The Times-Mirror Press, 1925. First Edition. 
Blue cloth, gilt title to front, former historical society library copy with white call numbers to spine, a few ink stamps within. Brittle end papers with the first one nearly detached. Frontispiece portrait of author from photograph. 39 clean pp. Good. Hardcover.
Pioneer poetry from Iowa and Nebraska. Several pieces on Civil War themes - A Tribute to Our Boys, Our National Flag, To the Iowa Twelfth - as well as poems on scenes of nature, home, and a few prose pieces: Women and Work in the '70's; Thanksgiving, 1875; Christmas, &c.
Augusta C. (Strong) Wiltse (1842-1923), b. Tyre, Seneca Co., NY; d. Long Beach, CA. She went to dubuque, Iowa, in 1858, and married Chauncey Wiltse, in 1867.
"To Readers of Mother's Verse and Prose, written from 1860 to 1890, in Iowa and Nebraska...That she found time, busy as she was in helping father, in those trying pioneer days of our West, to write any verse or prose whatsoever, seems little short of a miracle to me, her son, whom she loved so well." - Foreword.