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Notes from a Dark Street - Edward Adler - 1962


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    Notes from a Dark Street
    Edward Adler
    Alfred A. Knopf: New York, 1962

    Stated first edition. Slate blue paper blind stamped with a mountain ridge & moon, backed in black cloth with gilt titles; wrapped in original dust jacket by Jason Kirby. Very Good/Fair. A clean, tight copy. Owner’s name stamped in small print on front free endpaper, binding sound; Dust jacket is not price clipped, cracked the length of the spine, with chips concentrated to head of spine, dust stained, now protected in an archival mylar cover.

    From the dust jacket, “Written in a series of vivid impressions, this extraordinary first novel is a projection of the anguish and the perennial elasticity of life among the poor, the demented, the maimed, and the desperate. Set in New York City’s Lower East Side slums, the novel is a record of a week’s journeyings by its narrator, Barney Yago.
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