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by BINGHAM, CARSON [pseud. Bruce Cassiday]:

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US,slim 12mo p/back Original,1st edn.[A Monarch Books Original novel. Paperback/softback original denotes the first format and its first appearance in print of the book/title in the country of publication or indeed worldwide.Paperbacks usually follow on from the HB edn,but can be published at the same time as the HB edn,but p/back originals are published prior to any other format.] VG/No owner inscrptn and no price removal from cover.Bright,crisp,clean,glossy colour pictorial artwork,by Tom Miller,illustrated front cover with b/w+orange lettering,orange+yellow lettered spine/backstrip,rear cover with yellow lettered title and black+red text,story preamble and two colour repetition of part of front cover illustration; with negligible shelf-wear,bumping,creasing to edges and corners - no nick or tears present.Both covers with minimal,minor scoring /indents.Top edges aged/toned; fore+lower edges coloured pink, contents bright,tight,clean,solid and sound with very little page-edge toning - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners - possibly unread.US,slim 12mo p/back Original,1st edn,5-144pp [paginated] includes 17 chapters; plus [unpaginated] story preamble+author profile with publisher's current (1963) bestseller advert to its reverse and title page.
Val Meers was eighteen.Her father was dead,and her mother was a tramp.The only thing Val wanted from life was kicks - and the fastest way to get them was to join a gang.After all,what did she have to lose?
So she joined the Panther Debs,the toughest girl gang in Brooklyn.The Panthers taught her all the tricks they knew - how to fight,steal and make love to teenage hoods.
Now Val really belonged.She didn't care what anybody said.Alone she was nothing.With the gang she was the greatest.
And that's all that mattered - until the day the gang pushed her too far. Then she learned she had to stand alone or face a vengeance that would destroy her.
The pulp novel genre which peaked in popularity in the 1950s - it's ingredients of hard-boiled detective,sultry blondes,women as sex- kittens,juvenile delinquents,murdered husbands et al - and of course, the lurid cover art - had little of literary merit.A term used to describe trashy story magazines produced on cheap,rough paper and by the 1930s,when their first paperbacks appeared,it was synonymous with fast-paced thrillers of Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett. Paper shortages during and after WW2 meant both the banning of US pulp imports and with paper rationing and conservation of that and other materials,pulping was actively encouraged,so publishers with restricted and limited quantities for publishing,opted towards highly acidic and therefore cheaper paper,allowing for more books to be produced.Books made with this cheaper material tend to degrade faster,exhibiting several faults,blemishes,foxing/spotting etc.,and subsequently are uncommon and harder to find in a particularly fine condition. Please contact seller @ ,because of the lighter weight of this item,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas customers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** UK,buyers note,p/backs' actual shipping costs/differences are adjusted and any difference is refunded after order receipt and before order's despatch,especially if p/back is offered P/p free. ** N.B. US customers please be aware: US standard AIR postage from UK to US can cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence, then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. 2/3rds of standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving long before the quoted 42 days - but not always.


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BINGHAM, CARSON [pseud. Bruce Cassiday]:
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Used - VG.
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No dw/dj,p/back Original as issued.
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US,slim 12mo p/back Original,1st edn.
*q52*.MODERN FIRSTS2.US,slim 12mo p/back Original,1st edn.No ISBN.Us pulp novel_fiction.US juvenile delinquent_Brooklyn girl gangs fiction_pulp.Books new,used,signed,rare.
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