Palos Verdes Estates, CA: May 26, 1938. First edition. Two typed copies of Bandini's synopsis of his book Companeros. The first is complete at 68 pages long. The second is lacking the final two pages, running from 1 - 66. A typed cover letter from Bandini to Margaret Stevenson is included, although the letter is lacking the final third. Both copies Good only condition with the early and late leaves worn, frayed, toned and chipped. Each synopsis is stapled three times along the left edge, otherwise without covers or end papers.
In the cover letter to Margaret, Bandini writes: "I enclose herewith Synopsis of Companeros -- two copies-- together with excerpts from the text of the story... I am having to send this to you unbound as I have no facilities down here for that purpose." There is a note written in the margin of the letter in red pencil "Mr. O'brien might be interested in this - Margaret." Companeros, which remains unpublished was a lengthy work by Bandini dealing with early California history as experienced by members of his family, primarily his grandfather, aunt and uncle. Margaret, who started out as a typist at RKO, met and became involved with Bandini, assisting him in various secretarial ways. Offered for sale for the first time, with a signed letter of provenance from Margaret Stevenson's grandson. Good (Item #1441)