The Splendid Idle Forties. Stories of Old California

ATHERTON, Gertrude.
New York: Macmillan, 1902.
First edition.
Quarto, original red cloth pictorially stamped in black, gilt, gray and white, lettered in gilt. Spine a tad sunned, else fine.

The best known collection of tales of that romantic period of California history when the incoming Americans were first intermingling with the Californians of rancho and presidio. . [Baird-Greenwood An Annotated Bibliography of California Fiction 1664-1970 113. Cowan, A Bibliography of the History of California 1510-1930 p. 23. The Zamorano Eighty A Selection of Distinguished California Books 1. Powell, California Classics, pp. 103-14: ""Atherton's stories of love and death, bull and bear fights, moonlight meriendas, horse races and fancy dress balls, are increasingly meaningful and precious. They are truly classics of Californiana"". Storm, A Catalogue of the Everettt D. Graff Collection of Western Americana 102. Dobie, Guide to the Life and Literature of the Southwest, p. 38. DAB. NAW].

Price: $80.00
SKU: 35032
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