San Francisco: Londonborn Publications, 1984. First Edition - States First Printing. hardcover. Oblong 12mo., pp. 80, muted orange cloth, glossary, appendix a, appendix b, errata slip tipped in between page 74 & 75, bibliography, illustrated. -- Signed in ink with short inscription on the half-title page by the author. Fine / fine. Item #10251
"San Francisco, in common with other cities in the United States at the time, had a problem with free-ranging dogs. In Los Angeles in the 1840s, dogs outnumbered people by nearly two to one, and while the situation in San Francisco had not reached this extreme, the large numbers of strays and feral dogs did cause problems. Dogs were regularly poisoned or trapped and killed. Nevertheless, if a dog turned out to be a good ratter or distinguished itself in some other way, it was still possible for it to survive".-wikipedia.