New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1949. First. First edition. Corners slightly bumped and a little rubbing on the boards, about fine in fine dustwrapper with a tiny tear. The author's first book, a "juvenile delinquent" novel about a 15-year-old Harlem gang leader, the first of several works by Ellson about similar themes. Includes a "Partial Glossary of Gang Terminology" most of which are variants of terms for girls, marijuana, police, and homosexuals. A very nice copy. . (Inventory #: 411486)
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