The House In Mallorca

The House in Mallorca (1950), by Ernest Ingold, is the last book ever published by Paul Elder & Company, and the only one published after Paul Elder Sr’s death in 1948. It describes the purchase of Junipero Serra’s birthplace, in the village of Petra on the Spanish island of Mallorca, by the Rotary Club of San Francisco in 1931. The Club subsequently deeded the property to the City of San Francisco in 1932 “to erect an imperishable bridge of friendship between Spain and California.” The book was published in a limited edition of 950 copies, and is decorated with many fine block engravings by Mallette Dean.

The House in Mallorca
Title page of "The House in Mallorca"

Further reading: The Rotarian, December 1950, pp 18-21.

Next week: the very first book every published by Elder & Shepard.