Publication: Allied Printing, nd (ca 1911), Milwaukee
First edition. 8vo. Fine in fine dust jacket. Inscribed in Santa Barbara on Jan. 15, 1965, "For Bill Gault, one of the best of men and writers, affectionately, Ken." William Campbell Gault [1910-1995], an Edgar Award winning author for DON'T CRY FOR ME, published in 1952, was a close friend of Ross Macdonald, who dedicated his book, THE BLUE HAMMER, to Gault. Has Tom Hillman run away from his exclusive reform school, or has he been kidnapped? California investigator, Lew Archer, is hired by the principal of the private reform school to find the missing boy. What appears to be a matter of juvenile delinquency turns into a web of murder and extortion. An exceptional copy, housed in a cloth slipcase with red leather labels on the spine, with titles and date stamped in gold. A handsome presentation.
Inventory Number: 25474