The Wild Party

New York: Pascal Covici, 1928. First Edition, preceding all others. One of 750 copies (this being No. 141) published for subscribers. Tan and gold paper over boards, quarterbound in dark gray cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on the spine and in black on the front board. Deep yellow topstain. With an attractive example of the extremely uncommon original slipcase, with matching paper spine label as issued.

A well received long verse narrative poem, a violent story about a vaudeville dancer who throws a booze- and sex-filled party, eventually coming to a bad end. This edition was illustrated by March's former classmate, Reginald Marsh, and the poem served as the basis for the 1975 film directed by James Ivroy and starring James Coco, Raquel Welch, and Perry King.

Easily Near Fine in a Very Good plus slipcase. A bright, attractive example.


[Book #135579]

Price: $1,500.00