(Allen Press)

The Splendid Idle Forties. Six Stories of Spanish California.

Kentfield, CA: Allen Press, 1960. Quarto. 110pp. One of 150 copies signed by Lewis and Dorothy Allen. Preface by Oscar Lewis. Printed in black and red, with title, seven large initials, and eighteen decorations engraved on wood by Mallette Dean, and hand-colored. These stories are selected from thirteen tales written by Atherton in 1888-89, and considered one of the most important books on California. Spine very slightly sunned, else a fine copy, bound at the Press in hand-blocked Fortuny fabric in yellow and white, with acetate d/w. Item #28585

Price: $300.00

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