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. Very Good, bit of discoloration at fore-edge of front cover, in Near Fine dustjacket but for vertical crease at spine.