The Splendid Idle Forties: Stories of Old California. Gertrude Ahterton.

The Splendid Idle Forties: Stories of Old California

New York: Macmillan Company, 1902. 1st. Original cloth. First Edition. 8vo. 389 pp. With 8 illustrated plates by Harrison Fisher. Red pictorial cloth. Light wear to extremities; mild fading to spine; small water spot to front cover; else a near fine; a handsome copy. Item #18038

A collection of 13 stories dealing with Old California from the days of the missions to immediately after the California conquest. "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 80 #1. (Baird & Greenwood 113; Cowan p. 23).

Price: $250.00

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