First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author, using his real name Kenneth Millar, on the front free endpaper “For Stretch with admiration and affection, Ken”. Stretch was a Santa Barbara neighbor of the author.
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Octavo. Original red cloth backed blue boards, titles to spine gilt, red top-stain. Top-stain and top edge of boards faded. An excellent copy in the jacket with a few small nicks, a short closed tear, and a slightly faded spine panel.