THIRD WARD NEWARK, by Curtis Lucas - 1946 [1st Ed]


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Third Ward Newark

by Curtis Lucas

FIRST EDITION. Chicago, New York: Ziff Davis Publishing Company, 1946.

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD condition.

  • Volume displays commensurate overall aging and wear to covers and interior.
  • Brown covers feature black text on front, and show rubbing and some stains to corners, as well as bumping.
  • Boards are exposed at some areas along edges, showing overall moderate wear.
  • Spine has black text and is faded, a little darkened, and has softened ends.
  • Binding has a little play, is overall secure and is a little free at hinges.
  • Front endpaper has a dark marker lines along head edge. (See photos)
  • Interior is minimally age-toned, with a light stain on pages 156-157. (See enhanced photo)
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks. 
  • Textblock edges are foxed yet toning is minor.
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
  • SC20190220

238 pages. 5.5 x 8.25 inches.

The novel that made Newark's rich tradition of crime fiction take off in the 1940s. Third Ward Newark is a significant piece of literature on the subject of racial discrimination and violence. Curtis Lucas was an African-American writer who often used true crime as the basis for his novels on miscegenation. 


Trigger Warning: Book depicts scenes of violence against women.

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