The Seduction of Mary Lou

New York: Bee-Line Book [Beeline], 1969. First Edition, first printing, a paperback original. Copy belonging to the author, Andrew J. Offutt, with his initials "AJO" on the title page, and brief annotations in holograph ink throughout. From the author's estate.

An Orpheus Series title, a sort of "coming of age" story about a young girl. Cover states "Fully Illustrated," but there are no illustrations.

Offutt had gained some success writing adult novels in the 1960s and 1970s, using pseudonyms like John Cleve, Turk Winter, and Jeff Woods, and began to write legitimate science fiction and fantasy novels in the mid 1970s. He wrote and edited several fantasy series, including "Thieves' World" titles and "Swords Against Darkness." The "Spaceways" series (nineteen books, 1982-1984), along with his "Crusader" series published by Dell and Grove, bridges the gap between his two best literary genres: erotica and fantasy.

Very Good in printed wrappers. Moderate creasing, toning, light foxing. Scarce.

[Book #136844]

Price: $95.00