New York: D. Appleton-Century Co., 1941. First Edition. Octavo (19.5cm); rust-colored cloth, with titles stamped in blue on spine and front panel; dustjacket; 281pp. Mild wear; page edges dusted; jacket lightly rubbed and uniformly soiled on front and rear panels; Very Good.
A presentable, Very Good copy of possibly the scarcest of Cohen's many books, a hardboiled novel of the boxing underworld. It is one of Cohen's few ventures outside of Black dialect fiction and to our knowledge his only foray into fistiana. The book was the source of the 1941 B-movie The Pittsburgh Kid, which starred light heavyweight champion Billy Conn.