Very Good +. Item #8742
Evanson, IL: Recency Books, 1961. First Edition. 12mo (18cm.); publisher's pictorial card wrappers; 160pp. Light shelf wear, tiny chip at spine crown, textblock uniformly toned due to poor paper quality, neat contemporary ownership signature of a Victor Lanctis to title and dedication pages, else Very Good and sound, free of the oft-seen reading crease to spine.
Early short story collection by the author best known for his speculative science fiction. The stories, most of which were authored while Ellison was serving in the Army, promise "Raw, vital, uncompromising...portraits of the lost, the damned, the helpless, trying to get a handle on life" (from the upper cover).