New York: Farrar, Straus and Company, 1949. First Edition. Hall's first book, a pseudonymously-written gangster novel set in Los Angeles, which he reportedly wrote in two weeks and sold to Farrar, Straus. Uncommon; OCLC notes 15 copies. Hubin, p.182. Item #3841
First Printing. Octavo (19.25cm); yellow cloth, with titles stamped in red on spine; dustjacket; 223,pp. Rubber-stamped address of Charles Feldman's Beverly Hills-based Famous Artists Corporation on front endpaper; light wear to crown, base of spine gently bumped, with a tiny scuff to front cover; Very Good+. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.50), edgeworn and a bit rubbed, with several short tears and small losses to extremities, a small puncture to front panel, and some faint moisture staining to rear panel; just Very Good.