New York: Greenberg, (1947).
First edition. Octavo. Modest sunning else near fine in attractive good dustwrapper (with art by "Herlsman") with some modest stains, nicks, and tears, and a small internal repair. A novel set in tidewater Maryland about a peaceful community torn apart when a feebleminded white girl is raped and murdered. Author was a seaman/hob/miner who was arrested in 1935 in possession of dynamite during the West Coast seaman's strike and was sentenced to 4 1/2 years in San Quentin (where he knew Tom Mooney), but was released after 14 months when it was found he had been framed. Very uncommon.