The Hit

by Julian, Mayfield

The Hit is the first novel by author Julian Mayfield, who was also an actor, director, lecturer and Civil Rights activist. The main character, Hubert Cooley, is an avid gambler who looks for a ‘hit’ to rescue him from his life in Harlem, and will do anything to play the game. The novel follows a day in Cooley’s life, which starts out quietly and ends in dramatic confusion and violence.

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The first edition of The Hit was published in New York City by Vanguard Press in 1957. $3.50 price on front flap.


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The Hit

by Julian Mayfield

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Harpo Speaks
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1957
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Near Fine
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first
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1957 Vanguard Press first edition. Mayfield's first novel. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper. Julian Mayfield was a critically acclaimed actor, playwright, and novelist. Signed books by Mayfield are uncommon. Condition of the book is Near Fine. The binding is straight and sound. Inside pages are complete and unmarked. Condition of… Read more
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The Hit - A Novel

by Mayfield, Julian

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Last Exit Books
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1957
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Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket
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First Edition; First Printing
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E-011: The Vanguard Press. Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket. 1957. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Hardcover. 8vo. The Vanguard Press. 1957. 212 pgs. First Edition/First Printing. DJ has shelf-wear present (chip present to the crown of the DJ spine). Bound in half cloth boards. Boards have light shelf-wear present to the extremities. No ownership marks… Read more
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The Hit: A Novel

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2012-05-19
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9781258342470
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The Hit

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New York. 1957. Vanguard Press. 1st American Edition. Bookstore Tag in Front & Spine Slightly Cocked, Otherwise Very Good in Dustjacket. 212 pages. hardcover. FROM THE PUBLISHER - THE HIT is a magnificently dramatic novel of a universal dream - the dream of sudden riches. In Harlem, that dream centers about the numbers game. Harlem! A world within a… Read more
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The Hit a novel

by Mayfield, Julian

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1959
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London: Michael Joseph, 1959. Hardcover. 190p.,very good first UK edition in boards and unclipped dj. African American author. Debut novel.
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The Hit: A Novel

by Julian Mayfield

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2012-05-19
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9781258349738
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1959
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London: Michael Joseph, 1959. Paperback. 190p., advance uncorrected proof of the first British edition, wraps somewhat browned and soiled. African American author.
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The Hit

by Mayfield, Julian

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1957.
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First Edition
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New York:: Vanguard,, 1957.. First Edition. Hardcover. Author's 1st book in terrific condition. The book has only the slightest fading to top edge. Jacket is rubbed but intact.
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The Hit

by Mayfield, Julian

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The Bear Bookshop, John Greenberg
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nd (1957)
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Light stains on covers, else clean tight copy: VG/no dj
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NY: Vanguard Press, nd (1957). black boards and black cloth back. Light stains on covers, else clean tight copy: VG/no dj. 8vo. 1st edition of author's 1st book
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by Mayfield, Julian

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NY: Vanguard Press; (1957). First Edition . Hardcover. Dust Jacket Included. First edition of the African-American author's first book, a novel about the numbers racket in Harlem. Near fine in a very good+ dust jacket. There is a tiny amount of dampstain along the bottom of both endpapers. The jacket is a little rubbed, and also shows minor… Read more
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THE HIT

by Mayfield, Julian

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1957
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Very good
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(1st Edition)
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New York: Vanguard Press, 1957. (1st Edition). Hardcover. Very good/good. 212p. Rubbed jacket has chips and tears to edges. First novel from this African-American civil rights activist and actor centers around the numbers game in Harlem and represents "an important transition between earlier black writers, such as Langston Hughes, and the more militant voices" from the 1960s and… Read more
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The Hit

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2020
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9780486837529
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Dover Publications, Incorporated, 2020. Paperback. Good. Pages can have notes/highlighting. Spine may show signs of wear. ~ ThriftBooks: Read More, Spend Less.Shelf and handling wear to cover and binding, with general signs of previous use. VINTAGE 1959 EDITION Secure packaging for safe delivery.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.
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The Hit

by Mayfield, Julian

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Lion & Phoenix Books
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1959
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Very Good - Fine
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First Paperback Edition
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New York: Pocket # 1229, 1959. Book. Illus. by Docktor, Irv. Very Good - Fine. Mass Market Paperback. First Paperback Edition. 1st printing. Cover panels lightly rubbed. Appears unread..
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The Hit

by Mayfield Julian:

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Joseph 1959 pp [190], Original cloth , 1st edition , 8vo , eps tanned , ow Clean , sound & uninscribed in ragged edged unclipped dustwrapper , Author's First novel set in Harlem
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The Hit

by Mayfield, Julian

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1959
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New York: Pocket Book, 1959. This 4.25 x 6.5 softcover has 154 pages. A novel of the numbers racket - and what happened to a gambler, his life and his family the day his number came up.. Soft Cover. Very Good. 4"x7".
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The Hit

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2020
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9780486837529
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The Hit

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9780486837529
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2020-02-12
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The Hit

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The Hit

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The Hit

by Mayfield, Julian

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1959
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Very Good +
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1st Printing
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U.S.: Pocket 1229, 1959. Square and solid with light wear on the covers.. 1st Printing. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good +.
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The Hit

by Julian Mayfield

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Raritan River Books
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1959
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Pocket Books. Paperback. Binding sound, text clean, moderate shelfwear. . Good+. Paperback. 1959.
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