The Desert Thoroughbred: A Romance of the California Desert Country (with a dust jacket)
Place Published: New York
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap Publishers
Date Published: 1926
Book Id: 34654
331pp. Octavo [20 cm] Blue cloth covered boards with dark blue ink stamped titles on the spine and front cover. Good. The spine ends and edges of the covers are rubbed and gently bumped, and the spine is rolled. The boards are subtly bowed. Tanned pages. The dust jacket is in good condition. Browned, mildly rubbed and just a little bit soiled. There are numerous small losses from the edges. The majority of the loss is to the paper at the ends of the spine. There is a very thin 4 and 1/2 inch long moisture stain on the bottom edge. There is a 1 inch long closed tear along the fold of the rear inside flap. Despite the flaws the jacket is still very attractive.
According to the rear of the dust jacket, "Mr. Gregory 'Lives his stories,' by locating in the place where the plot is laid and becoming for the time a native son."