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The Hit

by Mayfield, Julian

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NY: Vanguard Press; (1957). First Edition . Hardcover. Dust Jacket Included. First edition of the African-American author's first book, a novel about the numbers racket in Harlem. Near fine in a very good+ dust jacket. There is a tiny amount of dampstain along the bottom of both endpapers. The jacket is a little rubbed, and also shows minor dampstaining. $3.50 price on front flap; no names or other markings in the book.


The Hit is the first novel by author Julian Mayfield, who was also an actor, director, lecturer and Civil Rights activist. The main character, Hubert Cooley, is an avid gambler who looks for a ‘hit’ to rescue him from his life in Harlem, and will do anything to play the game. The novel follows a day in Cooley’s life, which starts out quietly and ends in dramatic confusion and violence.

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The Hit
Mayfield, Julian
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Jacket condition
Dust Jacket Included
First Edition
NY: Vanguard Press; (1957)

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