Boston: Little, Brown, 1952. First Edition. INSCRIBED by Fante in 1956 to Richard Quine: "For Dick Quine, / Whom I love, respect, admire, applaud, and whistle at—with unspeakable enthusiasm. / John Fante / Aug 8, 1956 / Malibu." Quine was an American film director and producer, responsible for "Bell, Book, and Candle" (1958), "Strangers When We Meet" (1960), "The World of Suzie Wong" (1960), "Paris, When It Sizzles" (1964), and "How to Murder Your Wife" (1965). Very Good in a Very Good plus, price-clipped dust jacket. Book is tight and clean apart from some foxing to the endpapers, outer hinges, and backstrip. Jacket is attractive, with light wear at the spine ends and corners, and a lightly toned spine panel. The only signed copy of this title we have ever encountered.