Los Angeles: Westernlore Press, 1946. First edition. Hardcover. 266pp. Octavo [21 cm] Red cloth covered boards with black ink stamped titles on the spine and front cover. Very good condition. The edges of the spine and covers are gently bumped. There is a very thin dark stain along the rear joint. This stain measures 4 and 1/2 inches long. There is a gift inscription on the top edge of the front pastedown. The front endsheet is very slightly darkened. Tanned pages. The dust jacket is in good condition only, with multiple small losses from the edges, and numerous thin or closed tears in the edges as well. The longest closed tear measure 1 and 1/2 inches. The edges are also lightly rubbed and creased. The internal backside of the jacket is mildly stained. Age-toned. Item #24369
Paul Bailey also wrote The Gay Saint and Sam Brannan.