Santa Rosa: Black Sparrow Press, 1988. First Edition Thus. The most limited state of this attractive re-issue of Fante's 1952 novel. Basis for the 1956 Richard Quine film starring Judy Holliday, Richard Conte, and Salvatore Baccaloni. Item #2702
Deluxe Issue, one of 26 specially-bound lettered copies, this being copy 'H'. Octavo (23.5cm); printed paper-covered boards and patterned cloth backstrip, with title label applied to spine; publisher's original acetate dustjacket; 161,pp. Some trivial wear to lower board edges, two tiny nicks to cloth at heel, else Near Fine in a Near Fine, lightly shelfworn dustjacket.