Los Angeles: Ward Ritchie Press, 1939. First edition. ONE OF ONLY 100 COPIES of his second book and first to be hardbound. Foreword by Lawrence Clark Powell. ASSOCIATION COPY INSCRIBED BY EVERSON TO HIS FRIEND AND OYEZ PRESS FOUNDER ROBERT HAWLEY, "for Bob Hawley/ very happy to inscribe this copy of/ San Joaquin/ at Holmes Book Co in Oakland/ at the Winter Solstice/ Bill Everson/ Dec 21, 1975." Beige cloth-backed brown paper boards with four-inch illustration on front and back of grape ivy curled around a stake; brown paper spine label lettered in black. An early publication from the Ward Ritchie Press, selected as one of the best "Western Books for 1939." Title page decoration by Hubert Buel; printed throughout on cream-colored paper that appears mold made [Bartlett & Campo A-2]. Spine label shows slight darkening otherwise a fine copy of this fragile book.