New York: Softcover Library, 1969. First Thus. Original wraps. 4 1/8 X 7 Inches. 156 PP + ads. Very Good +. Item #530
The classic 1969 reprint of the original 1951 Universal Publishing printing. This is truly one of the pulp covers that defines the generation. "Never was there so outspoken anovel as this... Telling the plain, uncensored truth about teen-age addicts - and their desperate search for thrills!" (from the front cover). DeMexico is the pseudonym of Robert Campbell Bragg. Slight vertical crease 1/4 inch from spine where book has been opened. Corners and edges show hints of wear. Spine is unbroken and colors are vibrant. Not a perfect copy, but in collectible condition for sure.