New York: McClure, Phillips & Co, 1906. 1st. Original cloth. First Edition. INSCRIBEd by the author. From the library of Adele Bechdolt, Carmel, with her signature in pencil. Small 8vo. 340 pp. Frontispiece with tissue guard. Brown cloth with design in black of palm leaves and white lettering on front cover. Lettering (in white) rubbed off on spine; some loss of white lettering on front cover; wear to extremities; minor internal foxing; a good copy of the author's scarce first book. Item #18480
James Hopper's first collection of 15 short stories. As he notes in his inscription, "This is my first book. There was a day when I thought it rather formidable. Now it seems much littler." James Hopper and Frederick Bechdolt were members of the crowd of writers, artists, and "Bohemians" who re-located to Carmel following the San Francisco 1906 earthquake.