Philadelphia: Macrae-Smith-Company, 1938. First Edition. 8vo (8 1/4 x 5 3/4 inches; 210 x 145 mm), 268 pages, in yellow cloth with a pictorial dust jacket. An unusual book aimed at guys who want to go from copy boy to ace reporter. Unusual in the sense that it combines both fiction and nonfiction. We follow Jerry, a likable copy boy on a New Jersey daily who puts up with coarse (and frankly awful) editors and pressmen but then gets his big chance to be a reporter. Journalists will enjoy the depiction of Matt Hale, the city editor, who communicates primarily through growling, screaming and banging his fist on his desk. Very entertaining; most journalists have known editors like Matt Hale.Illustrated with real newsroom and technical photographs of the day. SCARCE, especially in dust jacket. . Item #674
CONDITION: Light toning to page edges, heavier toning to paste downs, but clean and unmarked. The pictorial dust jacket has several shallow chips and tears, including a 1 1/2" tear with creasing to top edge of front panel affecting "O" in "COPY." Overall, a Very Good copy.