New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., (1960). First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. Quarter maroon cloth over blue boards in original pictorial dust jacket. Near fine in a very good plus DJ. Light toning and small chips to jacket at head and tail of spine. Trace soil to boards; hint of toning to page edges; overall clean and sharp throughout. 256pp. Near fine / very good +. Item #21001
Lurid tales of "[b]urglary, mugging, gun battles in the streets, orgies in the cellar club, the suffering of adolescent romance, thirteen arrests and beatings by the police, a year in state training school..." With a nice cover by the noted children's book author and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats.