The Keen Desire. Frank B. Elser.

The Keen Desire

New York: Boni and Liveright, 1926. First edition. 8vo, 335pp; dark blue cloth stamped in gilt. Tips very slightly rubbed, fine and bright in a moderately soiled, price-clipped dust jacket with a bit of wear and a couple of chips and short tears. Item #205638

Scarce Texas novel, describing corruption in Ft. Worth, here fictionalized as "Carrolton." The author, a former newspaperman and occasional playwright, died suddenly while traveling in Granada at the age of fifty.

Price: $245.00

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