Category: Modern First Editions

THE SECOND OLDEST PROFESSION. A Study of the Prostitute's "Business Manager" Stock code: 10594


First UK edition, first printing. Enlarged and brought up to date from the first American edition which was published in 1931. Publisher's original blue cloth with red titles to the spine, in pictorial dustwrapper. An excellent better than very good copy, the binding clean and square, the contents without inscription or stamps. The text block edges are spotted. Complete with the scarce pictorial dustwrapper which is rubbed and nicked to the extremities with a few small chips. Usually seen in the plain typographic dustwrapper this pictorial variant is much more appealing. Not price-clipped.




An early work of the pimp with an excellent analysis of the emotional relations that bind the prostitute to her "business manager," and of the psychology of the pimp himself.