New York: Greenberg: Publisher, 1936. First edition. Hardcover. 248pp. Duodecimo [19.5 cm] Tan cloth over boards. Publisher's black top stain. Good, in a good Grosset & Dunlap reprint dust jacket. The dust jacket is shorter than the book, wraps around the spine and covers, and has been adhered to the book on the pastedowns. The spine ends and corners of the covers are gently bumped. The publisher's stain on the top edge of the text block is partially faded. This book once belonged to a Circulating Library, and has four ink stamps on the endpapers. The text block is sturdy. Item #42244
A first edition of this gritty boxing novel, written by an author who was very familiar with prizefighting, and whom many consider to be a precursor to the "hard-boiled" school of writing.