Paul Elder & Company published about 350 titles between 1903 and 1917. The best volumes were designed and printed by John Henry Nash, who was director of the Tomoye Press from 1903-11.
Highlights of this period include:
- Yosemite Legends, by Bertha Smith
- The Simple Home, by Charles Keeler
- The Palace of Fine Arts and Lagoon, by Bernard Maybeck
- The House That Jack Built, by Robert Wilson Hyde
- The Raven and The Philosophy of Composition, by Edgar Allan Poe
- Western Classics series
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I’d like to add “The Complete Cynic’s Calendar of Revised Wisdom for 1906” by Ethel Watts Mumford, Oliver Herford and Addison Mizner.
Paul Elder and Company Publishers, San Francisco.
Elder published a series of Cynic’s calendars from 1903 until 1909, plus a “revived” calendar in 1917. They sold fairly well. I’ll do a weekly spotlight on the Cynic’s calendars soon.
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