New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1949. First Edition. The author's classic depiction of teen-age gangs in Harlem, complete with a glossary of gang terminology, that would be published (like so many of his "juvenile delinquent" novels) later the same year as a pocket paperback. Jacket art by H. Lawrence Hoffman, who began his career drawing for Thrilling Mystery Novels magazine.
Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Boards lightly mottled, spine ends lightly rubbed, Light toning to the jacket, and a few tiny chips and closed tears, else fresh and bright.