Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America, The Southern California Chapter, No. 2 (1957)
Los Angeles: ABAA, Southern California Chapter, 1957. Quarto. Item #013644
Contains "The First Bookseller to Enrich My life" by J. Frank Dobie. One of the most moving accounts of discovering books and booksellers especially Elijah Leroy Shettles, professional gambler, converted to Methodist preacher and always a bookseller who know more about rare pamphlets and books than his contemporaries. The accounts of well-known rarities and their discovery will thrill both collector and bookseller. Although Dobie was not a churchman, the devout Rev. Shettles wanted Dobie to deliver the funeral message because he wanted truth not the typical pious talk that the average minister was often given to. [McVickers C 410. p. 1-2.].