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Room to Swing by  Leonard]  Ed; [Zinberg - First Edition - 1957 - from Burnside Rare Books, ABAA (SKU: 140938444)

Room to Swing

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Room to Swing

by Lacy, Ed; [Zinberg, Leonard]

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About This Item

New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1957. First Edition. Near Fine/Very Good. First edition. [vi], 175, [1] pp. Original gray cloth backstrip and red paper-covered boards, spine lettered in black and red. Near Fine with light wear, small bookplate remnant to front free endpaper faint tidemark to rear paste down. In Very Good unclipped dust jacket with dampstaining visible on back panel, otherwise only on verso, spine sunned. A hard-boiled Edgar-winning crime novel that features a protagonist who has been called "the first credible African-American private eye," Toussaint Moore. Rare in hardcover, especially with jacket.


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book dealer
Burnside Rare Books, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
Room to Swing
Lacy, Ed; [Zinberg, Leonard]
Book condition
second hand - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Very Good
Quantity available
First Edition
Harper & Brothers, Publishers
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
Toussaint Moore, mystery, Edgar Award winner, Black fiction, detective

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Burnside Rare Books, ABAA

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Portland, Oregon
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About Burnside Rare Books, ABAA

Burnside Rare Books specializes in literary first editions and works of cultural and historic significance. We are located in Portland, Oregon and welcome visitors by appointment.


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