THE GOLDEN SPIKE by ELLSON, Hal

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THE GOLDEN SPIKE

Edition: First Edition

New York: Ballantine Books, 1952. Quarter bound in beige cloth and black boards. Erasure, evidence of removed label, on front endpapers; small damp spot to lower outer corner of rear free endpaper, damp stains to boards, VG unworn copy otherwise. Dust jacket damp stained, showing internally but not externally; small chips and tears; damp stain showing on lower rear flap; crease to inner margin of front panel; just good, but not- bad looking at a glance. The first hardcover to bear the Ballantine imprint solely, Ballantine Books H-2. A "juvie" novel of heroin addiction. "Every junkie dreams of a golden spike." Jacket shows a young man holding his fore arm, dreamy, just fixed. Published in the UK as REEFER BOY.; 12mo

Book ID: 30405
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