New York: Pagan Publishing Company, 1918. Gilt cloth. Backstrip worn and frayed at head and toe, inner hinges cracking, else a good copy of a cheaply made book. Item #WRCLIT39059
First edition of the author's first book, in the so-called "first issue," with page 67 in its uncorrected state (we've yet to see a copy of the "second issue"). This copy bears the author's early signed presentation inscription, and he has corrected the typo on p. 67, as often. As Ben Hecht collaborated on "The Master Poisoner," the play which concludes this volume, this is as well his first book. Slightly uncommon as a presentation copy.