First Edition. Allen Hermes dustjacket art. Novel of "a man who enjoyed life simply and honestly. Morgan Riley was the son of a gay, hearty, irrepressible saloon-keeper in a Southwestern frontier town... He learned to hunt and drink, went to the state university, where he became a celebrated athlete, and then went off to the war to become a hero, the toast of men and the darling of women. He came back still young, strong, and attractive, to a town that was entering a boom period. He had everything to live for and a future as bright and exciting as any man could hope for. What he did with that future makes this novel the moving and meaningful work it is". Near Fine but for a stamped ownership signature at front endpaper, in Very Good dustjacket, some shallow chips, few scotch tape mends at verso, a vertical and horizontal crease noticeable at panels.