Ex-Racketeer. RADICAL & PROLETARIAN LITERATURE, Anonymous.

Ex-Racketeer

New York: Rudolph Field, 1930. First Edition. Short novel, in monologue, in which a New York gangster reviews his sordid career. Dames, dope, and gats a-plenty; presented, in the jacket copy, as "primarily the dramatic story of an unusual man...also a vastly informative book...shedding light on a widely-publicized but little understood phase of American life - the racket." In any event, a truly uncommon title -- OCLC notes only four locations -- in an attractive Art Deco jacket by Frank Howitt. Not in Hubin. Octavo. Black cloth boards, lettered in red on spine and front cover; dustjacket; 83pp. Tight, straight copy, VG or better, in the very scarce pictorial dustwrapper, unclipped, lightly worn at extremities with a faint ink smudge at center of rear panel; Very Good.

Price: $350.00