The Square Trap. Irving SHULMAN.

The Square Trap

Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1953. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo (21cm); orange cloth, with titling and author's facsimile signature stamped in maroon on spine and front cover; dustjacket; [x],374pp. Light dust-soil and some faint foxing to upper edge of textblock, upper rear board corner gently tapped, else Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $3.75), lightly edgeworn and gently spine-sunned, with a few small splash marks to spine, and some scattered foxing on verso; Very Good+.

"A young Mexican-American attempts to break out of the povery of the Los Angeles Olvera district by becoming a boxer. He finds he lacks the skill and the prize ring becomes for him a "square trap" (Baird 2239).

Price: $100.00

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