New York: William Sloan Assoc. 1949. First printing. Hardcover. Clean, tight 8vo, 301pp. Dust jacket is slightly worn and has small chips across the top and few tiny chips on the bottom (in mylar). Book has an old library stamp on the top edge but no other library depredations. Former owner name has been neatly whited out on the ffe. Very Good / very good. Item #18036
Mauldin was a Nobel Prize winner and a well known cartoonist during WWII. This story is semi-autobiographical when a family much like his moved to the sandy wastes of the Arizona desert. They had a tired old gold min0 with almost no gold in it and a family goat to break the monotony. "Pop" kept his home-brew under the washstand and sometimes the soap fell in it. It is funny, quirky and not involving war, peace or politics, it is just fun to read.