Rain in the Doorway
Author: James Thorne Smith(1892-1934) inscribed
Publisher: Frederick A. Stokes Company
Place: New York
304 pages with frontispiece and illustrations by Herbert Roese. Small octavo (7 3/4" x 5 1/4") bound in pink cloth with gilt lettering to spine and pictorial to cover in original pictorial jacket. Inscribed by the author. First edition.
Inscribed by the author on the half-title, "For John D. Stern, from Thorne Smith and his" with a sketch of his characteristic galloping horse below.
Looking to spice up your bedtime reading material? Rain in the Doorway, a raucous, raunchy romp from renowned writer Thorne Smith, is just the ticket. The story follows the boozy shenanigans of Hector Owen. Betrayed by his wife, Owen finds himself wrapped up in a business deal that involves a purveyor of pornographic books. Though seldom sober, Owen and his madcap crew slosh their way through a series of hilarious -- and often naughty -- misadventures.
Foxing to volume covers, spine a bit faded, hinges beginning at end-papers. Jacket rear panel with some soiling, a few edge tears, price clipped else very good like jacket.