Item #7033 The Salt of the Earth. Ab Jenkins, Wendell J. Ashton.
The Salt of the Earth

The Salt of the Earth

Los Angeles: Clymer Motors, 1945. 'Deluxe Edition' [Second Edition]. 78pp. Duodecimo [20 cm] Burgundy boards with gilt stamped titles on the front board and backstrip. Better than very good. Minor rubbing to corners. Item #7033

Signed by Jenkins at the foot of a typed personalized bookplate that is on the front pastedown.

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 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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