First Edition. R. R. dustjacket art. Western genre novel set in a mining town around San Francisco, of a zealous young parson who inadvertently wins title to the local gambling house and is morally corrupted. Basis for the 1941 Paramount black and white talking film directed by William McGann and starring Charles Ruggles and Ellen Drew. Near Fine in Good to Very Good dustjacket with centimeter deep chipping to spine ends and unfortunate large abrasion to rear panel which has lifted away most of the lettering at the center of the panel.