First edition. Scarce. Signed by the author. Oblong octavo. xiv, 80pp. Contemporary illustrations. Appendices, glossary, bibliography. Rust cloth. A very fine copy with spine-faded pictorial dust jacket. The lives and adventures of San Francisco's two stray dogs, Bummer and Lazarus, as depicted in contemporary newspapers. Bummer and Lazarus were known to accompany Emperor Norton (1818-1880), San Francisco's widely accepted and totally eccentric personality of the mid-19th century; the illustrations are reproduced from contemporary San Francisco lithographs by the famous illustrator, Edward Jump.
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