JOSEPH MONCURE MARCH – THE WILD PARTY

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JOSEPH MONCURE MARCH – THE WILD PARTY

875.00

True first edition, slipcased, limited to 750 hand-numbered copies, published by Pascal Covici, 1928

This widely banned narrative poem, set in the prohibition era, describes a Hollywood party in the haphazard apartment of show people, Queenie and Burr. The poem gradually slips towards a climactic finale as the party falls out of hand.

In an interview with Art Spiegelman, William Burroughs notably commented that The Wild Party was ‘the book that made me want to be a writer.’

This edition is stated ‘First Edition’ on the copyright page, and published for subscribers only. It is number 593 of 750. 

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Condition: Very good. The book is in near fine condition, with a small scuff on the front board. Inner pages are clean and bright. There is a subtle bookplate on the inside of the boards. The slipcase is in fair/good condition. There is scuffing around the edges, and discoloration as to be expected with the age.