Monkey On My Back, Wenzell Brown
First edition, first printing of this classic in the 1950s "juvenile delinquent" genre which traces the lives of a group of "teenage addicts." Featuring a chapter on the recently formed Narcotics Anonymous organization.
New York: Greenberg, 1953. Boards show minimal wear with a small stain to rear, front hinge cracked at title page but binding still secure, internally clean but for a letter and number to front pastedown. the unclipped dust jacket shows shelfwear and rubbing with a sticker removed from front panel, chipping to rear, protected in archival mylar. Uncommon in the first edition.