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 but for "Office Copy" stamped at top page edge, in Very Good dustjacket, small internal chip at lower front panel, some nicking and wear.