New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1928. Later printing. Hardcover. 242pp. Duodecimo [19.4cm]. Red cloth over boards with black stamped lettering on the front board and spine. The corners and spine ends of the boards are ever so lightly bumped. In an uncommon illustrated dust jacket which is rubbed at extremities and chipped at the head and tail of the spine. There are also several small holes on the spine of the dust jacket due to insect nibbling. Very good / Good. Item #59587
From Publisher: Here is the story of the adventures of Solemn Johnson and Dirty Shirt Smith, two old prospectors who discover a borax mine in Southern California quite by accident and find themselves millionaires over night. From here on their adventures unfold briskly and at a rapid pace — adventures of a decidedly quixotic nature. All of its is colored by a great deal of humor — in fact, it is a book which is a sure cure for the blues, for it is impossible to read it without getting many a good laugh. Through his particular ability for clever character delineation the author makes Solemn Johnson and Dirty Shirt Smith two lovable desert rovers and produces a book that is altogether good fun.