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Title:The Crime of Martin Sostre
Price:AUD$13.20 (about USD$9.30)
Item ID:SB00-0108004
Publisher:McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York, 1970
Dust Jacket:Poor
McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1970, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Poor, First

475 g.; VIII, 216 pages, last six pages blank, intentionally, foreword by author, and appendix. Brown coloured endpapers. Black coloured boards with self embossed titles on the front panel and gilt titles on the backstrip. Blue coloured tint to the top text block edge. Bumping to the backstrip edges and to the lower book corners. A few marks to the book panels, particularly the rear panel. Browning and foxing to the text block edges and light age toning to the internal text. Photographic dustwrapper, showing Martin Sostre, against a brown background with black titles to the front panel and backstrip. Rubbing and chipping, with loss to the dustwrapper corners and to the top backstrip edge. The lower corners of the backstrip are also missing, as is a piece to the top right-hand corner of the rear dustwrapper panel. There are numerous tears and creases to the top dustwrapper edges. Staining and rubbing to the dustwrapper, particularly the front dustwrapper panel. There is a hole to the lower right-hand corner of the rear spine gutter. Staining to the verso of the dustwrapper. The story of Martin Sostre, who at the time of writing was serving a sentence of between 30-41 years, for selling narcotics. Martin Sostre was the proprietor of a bookshop in the Buffalo ghetto of New York and was arrested after the 1967 race riots, and are charged with selling heroin. The author takes this to task and actually asks whether or not Martin Sostre is a political prisoner and the evidence on on which he was convicted was a frame up. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Politics & Government ; America ; Legal ; Inventory No: 0108004.
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