The Splendid Idle Forties. With illustrations by Harrison Fisher.

By: Atherton, Gertrude.

Price: $75.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good condition


8vo; red cloth, lettered in gilt & floral decoration in gold & green; presentaion bookplate of Flodden W. Heron to Mills College on front pastedown; bookplate of Mills College, Albert Bender Collection on front endpaper. Leading corners bumped, minor wear at spine ends; title page with light spots of tanning at extremities.

Gertrude Atherton [1857-1948]. Reared in San Francisco and its peninsula as Gertrude Franklin Horn, she returned from finishing school in Kentucky to find her mother contemplating a third marriage to George Atherton, son of a wealthy merchant and aristocratic Chilean mother. However, Gertrude instead, eloped with Atherton in 1876. In 1887 her husband died at sea and was returned to her preserved in a barrel of rum which she recalls in her Adventures of a Novelist. Thereafter, her wide experience and relative liberation informed her dramatic fiction. These stories, revised from her Before the Gringos Came published in 1894, though romantic, are a faithful rendition of early California. Flodden W. Heron was a noted bibliographer and collector of rare materials on Lewis Carroll.

Title: The Splendid Idle Forties. With illustrations by Harrison Fisher.

Author Name: Atherton, Gertrude.

Categories: Fiction,

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Publisher: N.Y., Macmillan: 1902

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good condition

Seller ID: 10169

Keywords: IOBA Fair 2