New York: Claude Kendall, 1931. Hardcover. 316p., eight full-page and many vignette designs in b&w, sepia-decorated title page, sepia double-spread endsheets; novel ends at p.305, terminal ten pages are book-review quotes. Hardbound in yellow-orange buckram titled in brown, spine panel is mildly darkened with handling, find a few faint dust-smudges to boards, no markings within ownership or otherwise. A very good copy inscribed and signed by Thayer ("To Laura Walters- one of the very few good reasons for showing up around here from day to day"). Novel of "civilized" males who dance despairing attendance on a charismatic Native American woman, commences in the nineteenth century, expect salutary whipping. Coe's block-print illustrations exhibit mild female frontal nudity.
Novelist, actor and -in his teens- bookseller. Atheist and Anarchist --self-proclaimed. Quit school at 15; as a 22-year-old sought out Charles Fort, moved to New York City, co-founded the Fortean Society with numerous luminaries early members (first president was Theodore Dreiser). With the years became high-handed --excommunicated the San Francisco branch of Forteans for political reasons. At close of life was a flat-earther, UFO-debunker and anti-fluoridationist.