Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1985. First Edition. Third novel in Fante's Bandini Quartet, originally written in 1936, though it would remain unpublished until two years after his death in 1983. An elusive title in its most limited state. Item #2956
Deluxe Issue, one of 26 lettered copies signed by the author, this being copy 'M'. Octavo (23.5cm); printed paper-covered boards, and patterned cloth backstrip, with title label applied to spine; publisher's original acetate dustjacket; 164,pp. Faint foxing to upper board edges and upper edge of textblock, else Near Fine in a lightly shelfworn dustjacket.