Isidro. Mary Austin, Eric Pape.
Isidro
Isidro

Isidro

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1905. Hardcover. ix, 425p., [ii ads], tissue-guarded color frontis plus three other color plates, the hardbound first edition in olive-drab cloth decorated in red, blue-grey and gilt. Very worn: all extremities show wear with a quarter-inch tear in the cloth at tail-rim and card showing at corner-tips, cracked hinges, an unfortunate Merry Christmas bookplate is laid down on front free endpaper, a fair-only copy. The plates are in good shape and text is complete; a reading copy.

Third book and first novel by the Southwestern feminist, Native-American Rights author living in Southern California. She was involved with her husband in the Owens Valley water wars and moved to Carmel where she became one of the inner-circle with Jack London and Ambrose Bierce This is a Spanish California romance. An heiress travels disguised as a shepherd boy (a bit of "As You Like It" and "Twelfth Night?" the lovely color frontis does justice to this conceit).

Cat.No: 216841

Price: $20.00