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Author Name    Ellson, Hal

Title   THE GOLDEN SPIKE

Binding   Hardcover.

Book Condition   Very good: text block tanned, pastedowns show glue residue and scarring; in a lightly rubbed and edgeworn price-clipped dust jacket with front flap rumpled and scarred; the jacket has been trimmed about 1/4'', but the cover art is largely unaffected.

Edition   First edition. One of the scarce Ballantine hardcovers released simultaneously with paperback editions.

Publisher   (New York): Ballantine Books, (1952).

Seller ID   14052.01

Cautionary tale of adolescent drug addiction from the therapist/author who created a vogue for juvenile-delinquent fiction. The vivid vintage wraparound painting by Maguire features a montage of the sordid, menacing, twilight world of a teen-age junkie.

Pulp Fiction. Drugs.

Price = 50.00 USD



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