Los Angeles: The Bolton Printing Co., Inc. 1937. First edition. Hardcover. SIGNED. 205pp. Octavo [23.5 cm] Blue cloth covered boards with gilt stamped titles, and gilt stamped star patterns on the front board. Good only. The spine is faded and discolored. The covers are slightly darkened, and have large light damp stains and large abraded patches with the damp stains. There are stains along the joints of the spine, and there is a small dark stain on the rear cover. The edges of the covers are rubbed and gently bumped. The underlying boards are peeking through at the corners. There is a small split in the cloth at the head of the spine. The fore edge of the text block is lightly moisture stained. The front endsheet is cracked along the hinge. The pages are yellowed. The text block is cracked at the end. Item #26459
With a complete list of Bing Crosby records at the rear. Inscribed by Bing Crosby on the front free endsheet. From the Preface- "It's difficult for me to imagine anyone seriously interested in my biography, but my brothers have long importuned me for permission to write it, and when they exhibited encouraging letters from a prospective publisher, I blushingly consented. The following result proves the brothers are naturally inclined to make somewhat of a hero of me. But however sophomoric their efforts, all incidents are true."