New York: William Morrow, 1940. First Edition. Warmly INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper: "To Noni / Who wrote the damn thing leaving me only with the job of dictating it / Yours / Erle Stanley Gardner. According to Dorothy Hughes' biography of Gardner, Noni Bibler was one of Gardner's early assistants, and clearly took down much of this novel from dictation.
Dampstain to the bottom right corner of the front board, endpapers toned, else Near Fine in an about Very Good dust jacket with small chips at the extremities and some of the usual color-fading to the pink spine title. The fourth Doug Selby US.