Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1932. Hardcover. 8vo (7.6 in, 19.2 cm). xxii, 300 [1 advert.] ; tables, fold. maps. Introduction by Ernest W. Burgess. The University of Chicago Sociological Series.
First edition: No date on title page and publication date on copyright page. This Depression-era study of the notorious public dance halls in Chicago includes interviews with dancers and patrons. 13 chapters comprise five parts: I. The Taxi-dance Hall: What It Is, II. The Taxi-dancer and Her World, III. The Patron and His Problems, IV. The Natural History and Ecology of the Taxi Dance-hall, V. The Taxi-dance Hall Problem. Index. "Formerly Special Investigator, Juvenile Protective Association," Paul Goalby Cressey (1900-1955) was a social scientist and academic noted for this sociological study.
NUC Vol. 127, 0787251. Press.uchicago edu. Original blue cloth, orange paper labels lettered in black to spine and front cover. Top edge orange. 6 foldout maps. Endpapers orange. Exterior edges color-worn and fore-edge with small stain, maps intact though closing edges somewhat creased and torn, pages evenly toned. C. & p. Tight and clean first edition. Very good in no dust jacket. Item #1067