WALT, Charles. Love in Chicago. London, George Harrap, 1929.
8vo. Original dark blue cloth, with illustrated dust wrapper; pp. 250; a good copy with fading to the spine and some minor foxing, the rare dust wrapper with some splits and tears (no significant aesthetic loss), particularly to the front hinge with evidence of a prior tape repair.
First edition. Taking the form of a daily diary, Love in Chicago is a book about a hired murderer who wanders into a web of love and lies, filled with moxie, gangsters and bullets spraying across the room. Charles Walt is a pseudonym of Albert Bein, an author and playwright who spent many of his formative years homeless, or in jail (from where he regularly smuggled out short stories).