Philadelphia: Dorrance & Co, 1948. First Edition. Hardcover. Collectible Fine / Very Good. Item #MISS024
1st printing. Gilt-stamped cloth. 217pp. Several truly fine illustrations are pencil sketches executed by the author. Presentation on ffep to Signe N. King & signed by the author. The author also wrote on the top half of the ffep a thumbnail sketch description of his himself. Laid in are three (3) printed cards for ordering the book. They include a small portrait of the author. Also laid in is a pencil-written letter from the author to the (Seattle) Post Intelligencer, "To the Voice of the People Department." This letter is a folded, ruled sheet. This appears to be a rather exotic and somewhat dreamy account of the author's life and travels in Alaska and even SE Asia. Supposedly the contents of this book are primarily from an old diary in the North country and are interwoven into the authors narrative. So what part is the author and what part is the diary the reader will have to decide. Very, very scarce. We find no copies listed in libraries. Near fine in slightly chipped dj (top and bottom of backstrip chipped; some wear to other extremities).