e-catalog #090

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ABBOTT, Steve.
Transmuting Gold.

San Francisco: Dancing Rock (1978).

First edition. [16 pp]. Bend to lower corner, else near fine in stapled wrappers. One of 200 copies. David Moe introduces this collection of poems with collages by Steve and his daughter Alysia. Young 4.

ALBEE, Edward.
All Over: A Play.

NY: Atheneum, 1972.

First edition. 111 pp. Fine in fine dust jacket. Young 20.

ANDERSON, Forrest.
In the Forests of Hell and of Heaven (a fantasy in nine sequences).

San Francisco: Gilbert and DeLue (1958).

First edition. 47 pp. Small scuff to unprinted rear cover, else fine in stapled and taped wrappers. A single prose poem by this long-time San Franciscan. One of 500 copies. Young 70.

ANDERSON, Patrick.
The Colour as Naked.

Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1953.

First edition. 93 pp. Fine in near fine dust jacket with a short tear and wrinkle to the bottom of the rear flap fold. Fourth collection by this Canadian poet. Indian File: 6. Young 77.

BARBER, William.
Abyss: A Collection of Poems by William Barber 1973–1974.

(np): Farout Press (1974).

First edition. 67 pp. Very near fine in illustrated wrappers. Dated (11/10/74) and INSCRIBED by Barber on the front free endpaper, “Mr. Duncan, / Hope you will / read these... / William Barber.” Additionally, Barber has crossed out a small publication credit on the rear cover, and signed there as well. Young 173*.

BAXT, George.
A Queer Kind of Death.

NY: Simon and Schuster (1966).

First edition. 249 pp. Fine in very near fine dust jacket with very faint toning to spine. An Inner Sanctum Mystery. The first of three novels to feature gay African American detective Pharoah Love. Young 208*.

The Fourth of June.

London: Anthony Blond (1962).

First edition. 208 pp w/glossary of Etonian terms. Very near fine in fine dust jacket. Cover art by Richard Chopping, best known for his work on the Fleming’s Bond titles. Young 243*.

The Manhood Ceremony.

NY: Simon & Schuster (1978).

First edition. 288 pp. Fine in fine dust jacket. A psychological thriller. Review slip laid in. Young 265*.

BLAKE, James.
The Joint.

Garden City: Doubleday/Paris Review Editions (1971).

First edition. 382 pp. Fine in fine dust jacket. Afterword by George Plimpton. Letters to friends describing life behind bars. Review slip and promotional letter laid in. Young 313*.

BLAKESTON, Oswell pseudonym for Henry Joseph Hasslacher.
For Crying Out Shroud.

London: Hutchinson (1969).

First edition. 206 pp. Slight lean to spine, else near fine in near fine, price-clipped dust jacket. Fifth crime novel under the Blakeston name. Young 317.

BOLTON, Isabel pseudonym for Mary Britton Miller.
The Christmas Tree.

NY: Scribner’s, 1949.

First edition. 212 pp. Fine in fine dust jacket. One of three novels by this Greenwich Village denizen later collected under the title, “New York Mosaic.” Young 345*.

BREON, John.
The Sorrows of Travel: A Novel.

NY: Putnam’s (1955).

First edition. 250 pp. Very near fine in like dust jacket. Breon’s first novel, set in the Pairs of the postwar expatriates. Young 441.

BRYHER pseudonym for Winifred Ellerman.
The Player’s Boy: A Novel.

NY: Pantheon (1953).

First edition. 201 pp. Fine in very near fine dust jacket with faint toning to spine. The story of a young Elizabethan actor’s apprenticeship. Young 498.

CAULDWELL, Frank pseudonym for Francis King.
The Firewalkers: A Memoir.

London: John Murray (1956).

First edition. 215 pp. Fine in very near fine, price-clipped dust jacket. Cover by Osbert Lancaster. A novel of expats in Greece, “born out of the sense of liberation that came to me on first setting foot in Athens.” — King. Young 621*.

CHESTER, Alfred.
Behold Goliath: A Collection of Stories.

NY: Random House (1964).

First edition. 240 pp. Fine in very near fine dust jacket. INSCRIBED by Chester to poet Howard Griffin, “For Howard — / mi amigo / with love / Alfred” along with a drawing of a penis. Bookseller Burton Weiss’ pencil annotation of provenance on the first leaf. Young 648*.

CLIFTON, Bud pseudonym for David Stacton.
Muscle Boy.

NY: Ace Books (1958).

First edition. 192 pp. Very near fine in illustrated wrappers. “They got their kicks from forbidden feats of strength.” Stacton based several characters on actual criminals in San Francisco, which lead to his having to leave the city. Young 692*.

COE, Tucker pseudonym for Donald E. Westlake.
A Jade in Aries.

NY: Random House (1970).

First edition. 175 pp. Fine in very near fine dust jacket with light rubbing to front panel and faint sunning to spine lettering. “A Mitchell Tobin Story.” Young 712*.

COLTON, James pseudonym for Joseph Hansen.
The Outward Side.

NY: Traveller’s Companion/Olympia Press (1971).

First edition. 169 pp. Fine in illustrated wrappers. Shocking headline in a small town, “Librarian Arrested as Homosexual.” Young 747*.

CORN, Alfred.
A Call in the Midst of the Crowd: Poems.

NY: Viking (1978).

First edition. xii + 107 pp. Fine in very near fine dust jacket. Corn’s second collection. Review slip, promotional flyer, and author photo laid in. Young 805.

COSSERY, Albert.
If All Men Were Beggars.

London: MacGibbon & Kee, 1957.

First UK edition. 206 pp. Fine in fine dust jacket. Cover by Heather Standring. Translated from the original French by P.D. Cummins. University professor, hashish, murder. Young 815.

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