China Boy. Idwal Jones.

China Boy

Los Angeles: Primavera Press, 1936.

First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine in a Very Good dust jacket. 132 pp, with original receipt for purchase of the book in 1936 laid in. Some offsetting to endpapers; else a fine copy in original boards decorated with a pattern of Chinese characters. Dust jacket is rubbed along the folds and has a few short tears. The jacket tells us that "Idwal Jones has met life a a laborer, prospector, rancher, stage-worker, cow-puncher, dramatic critic and columnist in New York and San Francisco, motion picture writer, and author of several published books. He is a character out of the West with all of its picturesque qualities, and has a talent for strange words and strange people in his writing which is reminiscent of Ambrose Bierce." This collection of stories is based on his experiences in California gold mining country and in San Francisco. The title story is about a Chinese immigrant laborer.

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Price: $40.00

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