Author:Chase, Borden


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By: Chase, Borden

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, The Penn Publishing Company: (c.1938)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16892


Condition: Very Good in Good dj

[light shelfwear, very slight deterioration to binding at top of spine; jacket is heavily edgeworn, soiled, shallow chipping along top edge, large chip at bottom of rear panel (no loss of text)]. The second book that the author managed to squeeze out of his experience on an East River tunnel gang. (The first, "East River," was published in 1935.) This book is often cited erroneously, by the chronologically-challenged, as the source for the 1935 Raoul Walsh film UNDER PRESSURE, which was actually based on "East River," which at one time (prior to its publication) was actually ... View more info

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East River

By: Chase, Borden

Price: $300.00

Publisher: New York, Thomas Y. Crowell Company: (c.1935)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14971

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj

[quite a decent copy, moderately shelfworn and with some smudging and marking to the cloth (mostly on the back cover), but nice enough that's it a bit of a shock to discover (from the rear endpaper) that it was once a lending library book (see notes); jacket is lightly soiled, some wear at edges and corners, neat internal tape-reinforcement at top of spine, all in all very well-preserved and quite attractive]. First novel by this New York-born writer, who went on to a long and successful career as a Hollywood screenwriter. Derived from his personal experience as a "sandhog" working on... View more info