Boston: Richard Brukenfeld, 1955. 8vo. 35 pages. Printed wrappers designed by Nick Cikovsky. A near-fine copy with a pale stain at bottom of front cover, unread and internally clean and bright. Item #404566
FIRST EDITION OF THE AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK, published when he was 25 years old. The publisher, Dick Brukenfeld, was a senior at Harvard when Corso told him that no one would publish his work. Burkenfeld took up a collection amongst their friends and arranged for its publication. The book was printed in an edition of 500 copies and sold poorly, and most copies were quickly removed from the market and subsequently half were estimated to have been lost in the mail.