The Splendid Idle Forties: Stories of Old California, by Gertrude Atherton, Allen Press (1960)

Gertrude Atherton (1857 – 1948) was an American author best known for her novels set in her home state of California. She was a prolific writer of short stories and articles, in addition to her novels. Her best-known works are Black Oxen (1923) and the short story collection titled The Splendid Idle Forties (1902). She also attained critical success in the non-fiction realm with The Conqueror (1902), a biography of Alexander Hamilton. Atherton was often … Continue reading The Splendid Idle Forties: Stories of Old California, by Gertrude Atherton, Allen Press (1960)

Allen Press, of Lewis and Dorothy Allen

{Ed Note:  The following article is another contribution by reader DlphcOracl. Initially written as a comment to a previous post concerning Foolscap Press, DlphcOracl was kind enough to expand on that with photographs and colophon information.  The photos sent to me had spectacular resolution; hopefully the quality still comes through the importing, compression and posting process.} {Ed Note II, 9/22/2011:  Information and photographs of Edgar Allan … Continue reading Allen Press, of Lewis and Dorothy Allen