New York: Dial Press, 1952. First Edition. Octavo. Cloth boards; dustjacket; 689pp. Mild rubbing to bottom board edges, else about Fine in bright, unclipped jacket with a hint of rubbing and soil at extremities. Crisp copy of Bishop's undeservedly forgotten first novel, a hard-boiled account of drug addiction, prostitution and extreme poverty based on the author's own youth in the Jewish slums of New York.