New York: Reynal & Company, 1958.
First edition. 314 pp. 8vo. Inscribed by the Sanora Babb. Blue buckram with lettering on spine, inscribed in black ink in the hand of the author on ffep; near fine. Illustrated dust jacket has slight bumping at head and foot of spine and faint toning though overall a near fine copy Item #338551
Sanora Babb (b.1907 - d.2005) led an interesting life. She was friends with William Saroyan, had an affair with Ralph Ellison, was a longtime member of the U.S. Communist Party and incorporated her own experiences of having grown up on Otoe territory with a professional gambler for a father into her writing. The Lost Traveller was her first book.
This copy is inscribed to author and biographer Robert Payne by the author; "For Robert Payne, At last! Here's the sixth version of the book you believed in and so helped me keep on and on - with much affection - Sanora. Aug. 26, 1958 Hollywood"
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