Midnight Treasure: A Mystery Story. RADICAL, PROLETARIAN LITERATURE.

Midnight Treasure: A Mystery Story

New York: Coward-McCann, 1929. First Edition. Octavo. Red cloth boards, lettered in black on spine and front cover; dustjacket; 339pp. Fine, bright copy in the scarce pictorial dustwrapper, slightly faded on spine (still perfectly legible) else Near Fine. Rollins's extremely uncommon first book, a mystery story told from the point of view of a 10-year-old boy, with a hobo jungle-camp setting. Rollins, a member of the left-leaning cadre of Black Mask authors, would go on to write The Shadow Before (1934), a Rideout title and one of the more important proletarian novels of the Thirties. Of the present title, OCLC locates only 10 institutional copies.

Price: $450.00

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