Santa Barbara, CA: Neville Publishing, 1989. First Edition. One of 26 lettered copies SIGNED by James Lee Burke. The smallest limitation of this title, which also had a printing of 300 numbered copies in cloth, but no trade edition. Scarce.
An extremely readable journal of Willeford's experiences on the set of the 1974 Monte Hellman film "Cockfighter," which was based on Willeford's novel, and for which the author wrote the screenplay. Willeford played a cockfighting referee in the film, and chronicles the highs and lows of the experience in his typically gracious and understated style.
Fine in black leather with gilt design and no dust jacket as issued.