Lot 5: Atherton, Gertrude. The Splendid Idle Forties.
Fine Literature, Americana Bibliographies, Books in All Fiel
October 11, 2012
San Francisco, CA, USA
Description: Atherton, Gertrude. The Splendid Idle Forties. (8vo), red cloth, decorated and lettered in dark gilt, dust jacket printed in brown. New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, [Copyright 1902] "Perhaps the best known collection of stories of that romantic period of California history when the incoming Americans were first intermingling with the Californians of rancho and presidio..." - Zamorano. Reprint of the Macmillan edition published in 1902 In a scarce jacket. Jacket with advertisement on rear panel for Atherton's The Conqueror, 32nd Printing. Jacket spine a touch darkened, a small stain on front panel, lightly chipped edges with some tiny tears; a touch of shelf wear to volume and an ink ownership name on front free endpaper; else a fine volume in a very good jacket.