First Edition. Introduction by William Saroyan. Unusual novel of a young man obsessed with a sculptured bust of a beautiful actress. He tries to make due with a living and breathing woman who is also an actress. "Avery, the gambler, mystic, sentimentalist, idealist; and Jade Malloy, glamorous, self-contained, unattainable, unforgettable; these two live a romance unlike any since Pygmalion with Galetea and Dante with Beatrice". This copy signed by Waer at title page, handwritten return address (from Waer) clipping laid in. Near Fine in Very Good plus dustjacket, few small pieces of paper tape at verso.