A Daughter of the Vine.

By: Atherton, Gertrude.

Price: $150.00

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Book Condition: Near Fine condition


8vo; blue cloth, lettered in white; top edge gilt; frontis portrait of the author; presentaion bookplate of Flodden W. Heron to Mills College on front pastedown; bookplate of Mills College, Albert Bender Collection on front endpaper. Small bookseller's label lower edge of rear pastedown for Robertson's, San Francisco. Her sensational first publication, based on the lurid lives of George and Nelly Gordon, serialized in The Argonaut, 1882 under the title "The Randolphs of Redwood: A Romance," with the pseudonym Asmodeus, then re-titled A Daughter of the Vine. Very light cover wear; leading lower corners bumped, very slight spine lean, minor tanning to pastedowns & endpapers at extremities. A crisp copy.

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. Flodden W. Heron was a noted bibliographer and collector of rare materials on Lewis Carroll.

Title: A Daughter of the Vine.

Author Name: Atherton, Gertrude.

Categories: Fiction,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: London & N.Y., John Lane: The Bodley Head: 1899

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine condition

Seller ID: 10172

Keywords: IOBA Fair 2