Signed first edition of Sailor on Horseback by Irving Stone, inscribed to author Faith Baldwin.
Octavo, , 338pp. Green cloth, title stamped in red on front cover and spine. Top edge dyed red. No additional printings listed on copyright page. Solid text block, sunning to spine, lightly bumped corners. Thin brown stains on rear cover. A near fine example. In the publisher’s dust jacket, $3.00 retail price on front flap, sunning to spine, small chips along edges, shelf wear. Complete with nine illustrations, including frontispiece. Signed and inscribed by Irving Stone to romance author Faith Baldwin.
Stone writes “Dear Faith Baldwin: I have learned / from an unimpeachable source that / you are the most ardent distributor / of this book in the mid-west. All of which / confirms me in my belief that writers / are the nicest people in the world. / Could we meet soon, and be friends? / Yours, fraternally Irving Stone / Encino Calif. Oct 7, 1938.”