The Salt of the Earth. Ab Jenkins, Wendell J. Ashton.

The Salt of the Earth

Los Angeles: Clymer Motors, 1945. 'Deluxe Edition' of the Second Edition. 78pp. Duodecimo [20 cm] Burgundy boards with gilt stamped titles on the front board and backstrip. Near fine. Item #1782

Warmly inscribed by Ab Jenkins on the front free endsheet: “Presented to my good friend Cannon Lund with all good wishes From Ab Jenkins.” In Lund's hand beneath "August 14,1945."

This is Jenkins love letter to the Bonneville Salt Flats. David Abbott Jenkins (1883-1956) was a professional race car driver, and one-time Salt Lake City mayor (1940-1944), who set many land speed records in his famed car the ‘Mormon Meteor,’ some stood for decades.

"To what do I attribute my physical endurance? This question has been put to me many times. I attribute my endurance to total abstinence from intoxicating beverages and tobacco. Yes, I have been many times been approached with offers for the use of my name in testimonials for the sale of things injurious to the health. I wouldn't sell the boys and girls short for any sum of money. I am proud of the youth of my country. I want to encourage as many as I possibly can to grow up strong with healthy bodies that will stay with them through life as mine has, thanks to my Mormon mother's teachings." - author's Prologue.

Price: $150.00

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