The Hoods by Harry Gray (1952) hardcover first edition true crime book


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Harry Gray - The Hoods: A Notorious Mob Boss of the Syndicate Tells the Full Inside Story of Hired Killing and Crime Operations

New York: Crown Publisher's, Inc. First edition, thus. Hardcover. 8vo. Brown boards with black titular-lettering on the spine. 371pp. Fair condition. Minor separation of the spine from boards (see photos). Discoloration, smudging, toning, with a small amount of scuffing (lower edge of rear endpaper). The dust jacket is not price clipped (shows original price of $3.00) and is in fair condition. Edgewear, chipping, pencil markings (rear, middle cover of dust jacket...see photos). Sun-fading to spine.

An incredibly scarce book, particularly in its first edition state. Basis for the 1984 film, "Once Upon a Time in America."

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