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Youth in Danger Becomes a Danger. Fourth Annual Conference, American Society of Adlerian Psychology, May 14th, 1955 [Cover subtitle: A Symposium on Juvenile Delinquency]
New York: Individual Psychology Association New York, 1956. First Edition. Paperback. Octavo (21cm.); publisher's blue decorative staplebound card wrappers; 26pp. Just a hint of toning to spine edge, else Fine.
[Item #35808]
Price: $35.00
 
Youth in Danger Becomes a Danger. Fourth Annual Conference, American Society of Adlerian Psychology, May 14th, 1955 [Cover subtitle: A Symposium on Juvenile Delinquency]. Alexandra ADLER.
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The Gang
Indianapolis/New York: Bobbs-Merrill, [ca.1924]. Hardcover. Jacket blurbs spin The Gang as a sort of urban "Huckleberry Finn" about a group of proto-Dead End Kids, set in the then-Jewish ghetto of East Harlem. What goes unremarked upon in the jacket text is that this is a gang of Jewish kids. The...
[Item #17435]
Price: $250.00
 
The Gang. Joseph ANTHONY.
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Ups and Downs of a "Crook's" Life. By an Ex-Convict
[New York]: Published by the Author, 1889. Hardcover. Written during the author's 5-year sentence in Clinton Prison, New York, and self-published in the hopes that "If I can sell enough of my books to earn a living, the temptation that sometimes drives ex-convicts back to crime will, in my case...
[Item #21056]
Price: $750.00
 
Ups and Downs of a "Crook's" Life. By an Ex-Convict. Samuel A. BAILEY.
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Ups and Downs of a "Crook's" Life. By an Ex-Convict
[New York]: Published by the Author, 1889. Hardcover. Written during the author's 5-year sentence in Clinton Prison, New York, and self-published in the hopes that "If I can sell enough of my books to earn a living, the temptation that sometimes drives ex-convicts back to crime will, in my case...
[Item #21473]
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Ups and Downs of a "Crook's" Life. By an Ex-Convict. Samuel A. BAILEY.
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The Gang: A Study in Adolescent Behavior
New York: Philosophical Library, [1958]. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (21.5cm.); publisher's cloth-backed boards in dust jacket; xv,[3],231pp. Fine but for owner's name, in lightly used dust jacket, spine a bit sunned.
[Item #36662]
Price: $20.00
 
The Gang: A Study in Adolescent Behavior. Herbert BLOCH, , Arthur Niederhoffer.
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The Young Delinquent
New York: D. Appleton & Co, 1929. Hardcover. Very nice copy of this classic of juvenile criminal psychology. Burt achieved great eminence during his lifetime, in 1946 becoming the first British psychologist to be knighted as a reward for his research. Burt's methodologies came into question after his death, however...
[Item #35124]
Price: $150.00
 
The Young Delinquent. CRIME & UNDERWORLD - JUVENILE DELINQUENCY, Cyril BURT.
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The Boy and His Gang. Illustrated
New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1912. First Edition. Hardcover. Sociological study of Boston-area boy gangs, illustrated with four pages of photographic plates (halftones). The plates are evocative; though clearly staged the author appears to have used real gang members for his subjects. Puffer was Director of the Beacon Vocation Bureau, a....
[Item #13299]
Price: $200.00
 
The Boy and His Gang. Illustrated. CRIME & UNDERWORLD, GANGS, J. Adams PUFFER.
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Just To Remind You
New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1931. First Edition. Hardcover. Proletarian drama involving "the cruel alliance between the criminal, the politician and the judiciary," and the level to which gangs are entrenched in the American political structure. First Printing. Octavo (19.5cm); red cloth, with titles stamped in black on spine and...
[Item #27167]
Price: $50.00
 
Just To Remind You. Owen DAVIS.
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Whose Town?
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, [1969]. First Edition. Hardcover. First printing. Octavo (20.5cm.); original cloth in pictorial dust jacket; [8],246pp. Young adult novel portraying the aftermath of the violence between black and white adolescents in a small town.
[Item #24923]
Price: $40.00
 
Whose Town? Lorenz GRAHAM.
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Emotion and Delinquency: A Clinical Study of Five Hundred Criminals in the Making
New York: Brentano's, 1928. First American Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (22.25cm.); publisher's terracotta cloth, spine lettered in dark blue; ix,[1],147pp. Some minor wear along bottom cloth edges, light foxing to preliminaries, else Very Good and sound. Forms part of the Library of Educational Psychology.
[Item #37945]
Price: $35.00
 
Emotion and Delinquency: A Clinical Study of Five Hundred Criminals in the Making. L. GRIMBERG.
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Rumble on the Docks
New York: Crown Publishers, Inc. 1953. First Edition. Hardcover. Hard-boiled novel of crime and violence on the Brooklyn waterfront, where a juvenile gang leader becomes involved with a union racketeer. Pseudonymously written by a Brooklyn native and social worker. Basis for the 1956 film directed by Fred Sears, starring James...
[Item #31473]
Price: $125.00
 
Rumble on the Docks. JUVENILE DELINQUENCY - GANGS, Frank PALEY, pseud. of Frank Palescandolo.
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Child Welfare in the District of Columbia: A Study of Agencies and Institutions for the Care of Dependent and Delinquent Children
New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 1924. First Edition. Hardcover. Documentary survey of orphanages and reform schools in metropolitan Washington, illustrated with numerous photographic plates of facilities, administrators, and inmates. Many of the subjects are African-American, and there is much information on various Black-only institutions. Octavo (24cm). Green cloth boards, lettered...
[Item #15680]
Price: $120.00
 
Child Welfare in the District of Columbia: A Study of Agencies and Institutions for the Care of Dependent and Delinquent Children. JUVENILE DELINQUENTS, Hastings H. HART.
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The Apaches of New York
New York: G. W. Dillingham Company, [1912]. First Edition. Hardcover. Described in the preface as a collection of true crimes committed in New York in the previous three years: "They were written to show you how the other half live--in New York. I had them direct from veracious lips of...
[Item #21250]
Price: $200.00
 
The Apaches of New York. Alfred Henry LEWIS.
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The Beast
New York: Doubleday, Page, 1910. First Edition. Hardcover. Autobiographical essays from the career of Judge Ben Lindsey, a prominent child welfare advocate and long-time chief of the Denver juvenile court. With many anecdotes relating to child welfare, gangs, and juvenile delinquency in turn-of-the-century Denver. An uncommonly well-preserved copy. Octavo (20cm)...
[Item #17715]
Price: $75.00
 
The Beast. Ben B. LINDSEY, Harvey J. O'Higgins.
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First Annual Report of the Commissioners for Locating and Building House of Reformation for Juvenile and Female Offenders Against the Laws. June 11, 1856 [All published]
Concord: Amos Hadley, 1856. First Edition. Paperback. Octavo (22.25cm.); original tan wrappers printed within triple rule; 23pp. Light wear to wrapper extremities, folding plate neatly excised, else Good to Very Good, partially unopened copy. Apparently the only report issued by the Commissioners, whose members included the future Governor of New...
[Item #26964]
Price: $75.00
 
First Annual Report of the Commissioners for Locating and Building House of Reformation for Juvenile and Female Offenders Against the Laws. June 11, 1856 [All published]. NEW HAMPSHIRE HOUSE OF REFORMATION.
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The Big Shot
Garden City: Crime Club / Doubleday, 1929. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (19.5cm.); original black pictorial cloth stamped in red; [10],286pp. Top textblock edge a bit dusty, very minimal shelf wear, else Very Good or better. Late crime novel by the Canadian author. HUBIN, p. 316.
[Item #20912]
Price: $50.00
 
The Big Shot. Frank L. PACKARD.
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Raw Edge
New York: Appleton-Century, 1933. First Edition. Octavo. Red cloth boards, lettered in gilt on spine and front cover; dustjacket; 261pp. First printing, with (1) present on final page of text. Gilt a trifle oxidized, else a fine, tight copy in scarce original dustwrapper, lightly nicked at extremities but unusually bright...
[Item #25939]
Price: $250.00
 
Raw Edge. Edward Sefton PORTER.
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Condemned to Live [...] A Novel
London: Boriswood, [1934]. First English Language Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (21cm.); original rust cloth, spine lettered in yellow; 615pp. A touch dust-soiled; rubberstamp "hae" to half title and copyright page, else About Fine. German novel portraying adolescent life during the depression of post-WWI Germany. Publisher's announcement laid in.
[Item #26077]
Price: $50.00
 
Condemned to Live [...] A Novel. Johann RABENER, trans Geoffrey Dunlop.
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King Heroin on a Street Corner
Athens, OH: Circle Publications, 1970. First Edition. Paperback. A detailed and deeply sympathetic account of a sociology student from Ohio University, who spend a summer in Williamsburg, NY living on a single street corner in an effort to understand the inhabitants of the neighborhood and how the heroin epidemic affected...
[Item #19837]
Price: $200.00
 
King Heroin on a Street Corner. David RIGGS.
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The Natural History of a Delinquent Career
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1938. Hardcover. Second printing. Octavo; cloth boards; 280pp. Lacking dustwrapper. Trivial external wear; text slightly age-toned, with faint foxing to endpapers; a solid, straight, VG copy. Sociological case study, in the form of a first-person narrative, tracing the career of a repeat juvenile offender and...
[Item #37640]
Price: $50.00
 
The Natural History of a Delinquent Career. Clifford R. SHAW.
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Corner Boy: A Novel
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1957. First Edition. Hardcover. First Printing. Octavo (20.75cm.); original cloth in decorative dust jacket; [8],266pp. Jacket and top textblock edge foxed, extremities a bit worn with a few short closed tears, else Very Good and sound. African-American author Herbert Simmons's first of two novels, published when...
[Item #28678]
Price: $45.00
 
Corner Boy: A Novel. Herbert SIMMONS.
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The Contemporary Woman and Crime
Rockville, MD: National Institute of Mental Health, Center for Studies of Crime and Delinquency, [1975]. First Edition. Paperback. Octavo (23cm.); original white decorative staplebound wrappers printed in green; x,98pp. Forms part of Crime and Delinquency Issues: A Monograph Series.
[Item #27282]
Price: $15.00
 
The Contemporary Woman and Crime. Rita James SIMON.
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Margaret
New York: Vanguard Press, 1946. First Edition. Hardcover. A stark portrayal of the effects of poverty on a young, slum-dwelling girl: juvenile delinquency, prostitution, and finally institutionalization. HANNA 3260; COAN p.112. Octavo (22cm). Tan cloth boards, lettered in brown on spine; dustjacket; red top-stain; 280pp. Top-stain a bit faded, else...
[Item #27003]
Price: $35.00
 
Margaret. Caroline SLADE.
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Go Down Dead
New York: William Morrow & Company, 1966. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (20.75cm.); original cloth-backed boards in black and purple pictorial dust jacket by S.A. Summit; 236pp. Fine. Crime novelist's first book, about a Harlem gang of teenagers called the Playboys.
[Item #29731]
Price: $30.00
 
Go Down Dead. Shane STEVENS.
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The Way We Go To School: The Exclusion of Children in Boston
Boston: Beacon Press, [1971]. First Thus. Paperback. Wrapper Issue. Slim quarto (25.25cm.); publisher's white photo-illustrated card wrappers; [2],iii,[4]-85pp.; photographs throughout. Light toning to wrapper extremities, faint pencil scribble to upper cover, else Very Good.
[Item #35040]
Price: $20.00
 


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