1932 1st edition; SIGNED BY CHRISTOPHER MORLEY on inside cover; Doubleday, Doran & Company publishers, New York; hardbound in brown boards with red decor; inside quite good condition with unmarked pages and tight binding; fading on cover and spine - see pics; no dust jacket.
Christopher Morley (5 May 1890 – 28 March 1957) was an American journalist, novelist, essayist and poet. He also produced stage productions for a few years and gave college lectures.
Chapter One -
Hubbard speaks of this story as a biography, but perhaps it is more in the nature of an encyclopaedia, or encyclical. It is the Round Robin of Richard Roe. The way it began was peculiar.
Hubbard drove into town to do an errand. Approaching the building where he had business he was surprised to see that since his last visit a block of old houses across the street had been demolished. In their place was a large vacant lot smoothed with cinders, and a sign PARK HERE, 1 HOUR 35 cents, 4 HOURS 50 cents. Accepting this as one of the convenient miracles that sometimes happen, he left the roadster there and went to his appointment...