Take It and Like It

Cleveland, OH: Archer Books No. 3 / Kaywin Publishers, 1951. First American Edition. Republished by Kaywin Publishers in Cleveland, Ohio in 1951. Copyright states "1950 ,The Archer Press Ltd. / 1951, Kaywin Publishers, Inc." R & L. Locker, along with Archer and Harborough, published similar pulp digests between 1948 and 1954, essentially all three were a singular publisher. This was No. 68 in the Archer Press (UK) line, written by Morelli, a house name first used at R & L. Locker for its many gangster novels.

Great bondage cover art by Reginald Heade, perhaps the most prolific of English pulp illustrators, who began creating covers in the mid 1930s.

Light production wrinkle to the spine, and faint soil to the page fore-edges, else Fine in illustrated wrappers.

Flanagan, Maurice, "British Gangster & Exploitation Paperbacks of the Postwar Years," p. 27.


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Price: $75.00