Very Good / Very Good. Item #7512
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1956. Stated First Printing. Signed by contributor Elmore Leonard without inscription on first page of his contribution.
Octavo; 242pp. Illustrated dust jacket over marbled brown paper boards with black brand illustration to front and black and yellow lettering to spine. Jacket price-clipped with scuffing and some smudging to surface and a few shallow clean tears along edges. Boards are sturdy and square with faint edgewear. Opens easily between gatherings, but binding is sound. Pages unmarked.
Features Leonard's story "The Hard Way," along with work by Todhunter Ballard, S. Omar Barker, Tom W. Blackburn, Will C. Brown, Peter Dawson, Allan Vaughan Elston, Hal G. Evarts, Bennett Foster, Kenneth Fowler, Bill Gulick , Rutherford Montgomery, William Byron Mowery, and Stephen Payne.