Los Angeles: Tower-Lee Company, 1932. 8vo, original flexible blue textured cloth, gilt. Autographed frontispiece with tissue guard; 94 pages; 1 plate. Inscribed by the author: ìEd M to Paul H / A.N.A. Convention / Los Angeles, Cal. / August 1932.î Gilt cover lettering fading, else near fine. Item #1296
Copy 5 of the special presentation edition. The first attempt to comprehensively cover this series, and forerunner of the several guides published since. Indeed, Lee was the father of Kenneth W. Lee, who also wrote a major work on the subject and whose collection, built on the foundation of his fatherís, formed the basis of the Breen-Gillio reference that is today the standard work. The special edition is primarily indicated by the frontispiece portrait, signed in ink by Lee, and is very scarce. Clain-Stefanelli 12473. Davis 610.