The first collected edition of Fuchs' enduring novels about life in Depression-era Brooklyn, Summer in Williamsburg, Homage to Blenholt, and Low Company, originally published in 1934, 1936, and 1937, respectively. Fuchs has lovingly inscribed this copy to Susan Foster, a long-time personal assistant to film and literary mega-agent Irving Paul Lazar, and later Frank Sinatra. The nature of Fuchs and Foster's acquaintance is unknown, though it seems safe to assume that they might have met during Fuchs' long tenure as a Hollywood scriptwriter. His inscription, "From one Brighton Beachcomber to another," also leaves open the possibility that the two had known each other growing up in Brooklyn.
NY: Basic Books, 1961. First edition thus. Inscribed by Fuchs and signed as "Dan" on the front free endpaper. Octavo (5.75 x 8.25 in.); vii, 380, 301, 314pp.; red cloth boards, gold lettering on spine, in dust jacket. Near fine, with mild bumping/softening to board tips and spine ends, mild toning to textblock edges. In a very good unclipped jacket ("$7.95") with toning to spine and panel fore-edges.