Salas, Floyd TATTOO THE WICKED CROSS
New York: Grove Press Inc., (1967). First edition. Hardcover. Pale dots of stain speckled to page edges, else near fine, in brick-colored cloth lettered in black to the spine; in an age-toned dust jacket with tiny nick to spine crown, crease to front flap, but none of the customary fading to the red spine lettering.
Novel of fifteen-year-old Aaron D'Aragon, newly incarcerated inmate of a California prison farm for adolescents. Highly acclaimed book-length debut for the Oakland-based poet-novelist.