Item #7121 BAD BOY. Jim Thompson, Mort Kunstler, novel, cover art.

BAD BOY

New York: Lion Books, 1953. First Edition. Thompson's fifth paperback original, a compulsively readable piece of self-mythology which takes the reader on a ride through Thompson's life growing up in the seedy underbelly of the American West. "Burlesque hawker, drunk, bootlegger - drifter, bellhop, gambler, steeplejack, oil hand, and two-fisted brawler - all before he was old enough to vote. That's Jim Thompson's BAD BOY, swashbuckling rogue who made and lost fortunes, and barreled his way through the most lusty 20 years any man ever spent" (from rear wrapper). Hubin, p.393. Item #7121

First Printing, a paperback original novel. Octavo (16.25cm); illustrated wrappers; yellow edge-staining; [6],7-160pp. Light surface wear and dust-soil to wrappers, tanning to text edges and inner wrappers, with shallow loss to upper corner tips of pp.97-120; Very Good.

Price: $250.00

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