Hell in Harness

Garden City: Doubleday Doran, 1929.

Price: $80.00

Very Good / Very Good. First edition. Illustrated by Ervine Metzl. Free font endpaper lacking, foxing to the edges, a very good copy in a very good dustwrapper with a long triangular chip at the bottom of the front panel and several other chips and tears. Still an attractive copy of this oddity, a crime story in verse featuring lines like "I lamped Spike's mug; his glims were wide, He had a pound of hop inside." Based on Auslander's poem Knockout, innocent East Side prizefighter gets the chair thanks to his gangster friends. Includes the invaluable "Slanglossary."

Item #15937

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Hell in Harness. Joseph AUSLANDER.