FROM HEROIN TO SAN QUENTIN
Java Books, 1977. Item #1595
DUFFY, Clinton T. [With Eva Irene Linkletter]. FROM HEROIN TO SAN QUENTIN. Morro Bay, California: Java Books, . Tall 8vo., red cloth in dust jacket. First Edition. A novel with a junkie as the main protagonist but based mostly on real-life narcotic users. Duffy was the former warden of San Quentin prison with Linkletter being a researcher and writer. Signed presentation from Duffy on the front endpaper: "To: Two of the dearest people I know:- Hon. Judge and Mrs. A.F. Bray. Clint Duffy, Aug., 1977." With Duffy's personal bookplate tipped on the front endpaper above the presentation. Copies of this title are sometimes signed by Linkletter but copies inscribed by Duffy are uncommon. Bray was an attorney, Superior Court and Appellate Court judge in Martinez, California and the F.A. Bray court building there was dedicated in his honor in 1988. Bray gave the key pitch to U.N. officials in 1946 for the United nations to be located in Contra Costa County, California, instead of New York City, but John D. Rockefeller won out with a nice donation to the organization. Near fine; minor wear & rubbing d/j. $85.00.