Shoe the Wild Mare.
First edition, first printing of the author’s second book. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author “For my fine son, Gene, jr, from his old pal., Gene Fowler, sr, Feb 6 – 1931” on the front free endpaper. Gene Jr. (d.1998) would have a successful career as a film editor, his credits including It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.
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Octavo. Original black cloth, titles and decorative frames to spine and front board in tan and red, top edge red, other edges untrimmed. With the dust jacket. Spine very gently rolled and slightly pulled at head, fore and bottom edges a touch tanned. An excellent copy in the dust jacket with a toned and slightly chipped spined.