Boston, Mass: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1949. First American Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. First American edition in first state binding. Orange boards with blue graphic to front board, blue . lettering to spine. Slight rubbing to extremities. One small corner nudge to bottom rear corner. Bright and bold Dustjacket design by Boris Artzybasheff, and original $2.50 price to front flap. Dustjacket shows edgewear to spine caps and along folds, with a l.75" x .50" chip extending from top of spine to rear panel. Bright, sharp copy. Near Fine in Jacket. Item #76059
“When the reader…comes up for air, he doesn’t know whether he’s been on a two-day reefer jag, or given a mauling by the Bay City cops, or blinded bytheneon-lighted slum called Hollywood…” (front flap notes).