(SOLD): WEPMAN, Dennis, NEWMAN, Ronald, and BINDERMAN, Murray. The Life: The Lore and Folk Poetry of the Black Hustler.

(Philadelphia, PA): University of Pennsylvania Press, 1976. First edition. Hardcover issue. An excellent collection of folk poems, ‘toasts’, that celebrate the Life, pimping and prostitution, the sale and use of narcotics, and a variety of confidence games. A near fine copy in photo-illustrated dust jacket. Scarce.


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