Houston: The Anson Jones Press, 1948. First edition. A biography of New Orleans pianist, Mercedes Le Corgne Paulsen, who was a decades long fixture at Pat O’Brien’s bar in the French Quarter. Written by a young Houston reporter, Fannie B. Campbell Welsh. Inscribed by Welsh and signed by Mercedes to copyright page.
8vo., illustrated cloth boards, endpapers illustrated with newspaper articles, 227,  p., photographs & illustrations. Book is VG+, with slightly cocked and bowing boards; the dust jacket is edgeworn with loss to spine ends and soiling to rear panel bleeding through to jacket underside, Good only. Item #07275