Presumed Early Printing, without Doran symbol at copyright page. Rare dog novel by this well-known mystery author. "Among dogs, as among men, there are the lone wolves of their kind, restless wanderers, playing lone hands through the greatest of all solitude - that of years barren of a lasting love. Tawny, courageous, wise, 'Waif' was a mongrel - so was the man who protected him and who became his master. The dangers and mysteries in which they are involved, the powerful love story, the background of sweeping hills and sharp arroyos, the recklessness of life and passion make this a story the like of which we have not had since Jack London. A thrilling tale of a great dog and his master in the Rio Grande country". Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, shallow chipping at lower spine end, top spine end with inch sized chip.