New York: Harrison Smith and Robert, 1935. First printing. Hardcover. 315 pp. Small octavo. [19 cm]. Blue paper over boards, with gilt title stamped on black cloth strip through the middle of front board, with some of the gilt worn away. Gilt title stamped on spine but has worn away. The edges of the covers are toned, and the spine is sunned yellow. Front free endpaper has cursive names written in pen. Some stains in and around textblock in the first twenty-five pages. Yellowing to edge of text block throughout. Corners slightly scuffed. Good. Item #61132
When an erratic newspaperman becomes enbroiled in the life of New Valois, a fictional foil to New Orleans, violence and chaos follow.