Corgi Books, 1972, Softcover (Stiff Boards), Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No, First English Paperback
218 pages. Photographic front cover, showing Richard Rowntree as John Shaft, against a black background with white and orange writing on the front panel and spine. Rubbing and creasing to the book corners and all book edges are rubbed. There is a crease that runs the full length of the spine and numerous other creases that run only part way down the spine. Browning of the paper edges and of the internal pages. One of the first novels that used an African American character in a title role as a private detective in a modern setting. John Shaft was the quintessential tough , lusty, African-American private eye in the Mike Hammer mould. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Pulp Fiction; America ; Fiction -- Crime; ISBN: 0552090565. ISBN/EAN: 9780552090568. Inventory No: 0104453.