Los Angeles: Ward Ritchie, 1939. Hardcover. 26p., frontis, decorated title page, vignettes, limited first edition of 500 copies, personal inscription signed by author on half-title page and dated Appleseed Farm 1958, rough faux-deckled edges, very good in gray boards and blue cloth backing with paper title label on spine,in unclipped, slightly edgeworn, toned dj. laid-in find a 4x6 inch envelope hand-addressed and stamped Santa Rosa Nov. 20, 1958 with two stamps which contains two folded sheets handwritten in ink on 4 sides, signed by the author and two folded order forms for the book and finally a printed, fold sheet with a poem by Evelyn Mitchell entitled "Memories" dated 1958.
Written by the grand-daughter of historian Hubert Howe Bancroft. A tale of two dogs in turn-of-the-century San Francisco under the protection of Emperor Norton. The letter is addressed to Mrs. W. R. Lippincott of Santa Rosa and the author rants a bit about "the election" and the "anti-conservatives" and the Democrats and the "paternal government" interfering with liberty and education and mentions hearing "Benson" speaking at the FFA Convention. That would be Ezra Taft Benson, Department of Agriculture for Ike and a staunch supporter of the John Birch Society and an anti-communist firebrand.